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French Specialist, Ex-TOI Editor Dilip Padgaonkar Passes Away

Dilip Padgaonkar, 72, former editor of the Times of India and well-knonw among the journalistic and political circles passed away in Pune on Fiday, four days after hospitalisation. He suffered heart attack and multi-organ failure, according to Dr. Sanjay Pathare, director of Ruby Hall Clinic in Pune. A pune man, Padgaonkar studied at St. Vincent’s High School and graduated from ...

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Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna Passes Away

Carnatic musician Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna died aged 86 on Tuesdayafter a prolonged period of illness. Balamuralikrishna, 86, a Carnatic vocalist, playback singer, composer and actor, known to South Indian audience for over eight decades since aged six. He has composed more than 400 kirtanas and songs in Telugu, Sanskrit, Kannada and Tamil. Balamuralikrishna received the Padma Vibhushan and several other honours ...

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‘Shankarabharanam’ Producer Edida Nageswara Rao Dies

Telugu film producer Edida Nageswara Rao, who shot to fame with his evergreen film “Shankarabharanam” died on Sunday evening while undergoing treatment at a privae hospital in Hyderabad. He was aged 81. Unrelented with one hit, Edid Nageswara Rao went ahead to produce some of the best Telugu films such as “Sagarasangamam” and “Swatimutyam”, among others. Born in Kothapeta, East ...

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Vinod Mehta, A Prince Among Journalists

By Saeed Naqvi Vinod Mehta would have been flabbergasted. He would never have expected such a turnout at his funeral – the most powerful politicians, journalists, writers, cartoonists, artists, everybody except… well, in that exception possibly lay the secret of his success. The fixers and their patrons were not there. The attendance at the Lodhi Road crematorium is not the ...

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Vinod Mehta — an editor people loved to hate

Vinod Mehta —  He staked his reputation by declaring Narendra Modi as the next prime minister, despite being highly critical of the man. At that time, every journalist worth his salt argued passionately that it would never happen, given the country’s complexity, size and identity politics. One of the most acerbic and irreverent of mainstream scribes, he never minced words ...

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Congress Leader, Ex-CM of Maharashtra AR Antulay Dies

Former union minister and Maharashtra’s first Muslim chief minister A.R. Antulay died Tuesday following prolonged illness, his nephew said. He was 85. Antulay breathed his last at Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital where he had been admitted a few days ago. He is survived by his wife Nargis, son Naved and daughters Neelam, Shabnam and Mubina, said nephew and son-in-law Mushtaque Antulay. ...

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Ravi Chopra: Bollywood’s Soulful Storyteller who Re-invented Mythology (Obit)

He made mythology popular on television by offering “Mahabharat” to viewers and showed the beauty of family ties on the big screen through “Baghban” and “Baabul”. Ravi Chopra made many films and TV shows that showed his impressive range as a filmmaker. Ravi Chopra, who was hospitalised in Breach Candy hospital here, passed away Wednesday. He was reportedly suffering from ...

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Sayonara Orkut! Google to Shut Down 10-yr-old Feature Sept. 30, 2014; Save Your Data Today

September 30, 2014 will bring down curtains on Orkut as Google has decided to shut down the 10-year-old social media networking site, that was the opening website for those Internet starters of the last decade. In fact, Orkut got more than expected attention during its initial days, as the Internet world began to shift from the traditional e-mails into online ...

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‘Crying in the Rain’ Song Fame Gerry Goffin Dies

Lyrical giant Gerry Goffin, whose songs had the public crying and go euphoric with zest, passed away on 19 June, 2014 aged 75 at his LA home, leaving behind his wife Michelle Goffin. Goffin has written at least 50 songs that made to top 40 hits, including Crying in the Rain (Everly Brothers), Peasant valley sunday (The Monkees), Take good ...

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Bangladesh President Zillur Rahman Dies in Singapore Hospital

The ailing Bangladesh President, Zillur Rahman, who was undergoing treatment at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore died on Wednesday at 4:47 pm, said an official statement. The 84-year-old political leader was made president of Bangladesh in 2009 following the victory of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Bangladesh Awami League party. He was diagnosed with respiratory problems recently and admitted to ...

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