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Obituary
Calcutta  /  Published 19.02.21

Amitendranath Tagore no more

Eminent Sinologist Amitendranath Tagore passed away on February 7 at his house facing DL Park. He died in his sleep of cardio respiratory failure. Son of Abanindranath’s eldest son Alokendra, Am...
By Our Special Correspondent in Salt Lake

Business  /  Published 09.02.21

S. K. Todi passes away

Shravan Todi, one of the few industrialists who made it big during the two-decade long tenure of Jyoti Basu as the chief minister of Bengal, breathed his last on Monday. He was 77. Like many of his i...
By The Telegraph in Calcutta

World  /  Published 12.01.21

Writer Ved Mehta dies

Ved Mehta, a longtime writer for The New Yorker whose best-known work, spanning a dozen volumes, explored the vast, turbulent history of modern India through the intimate lens of his own autobiography...
By New York Times News Service in New York

Calcutta  /  Published 30.12.20

Head of ‘small school with a big heart’ passes away

A school head who inspired hundreds of students over the years to work for the community around the campus and beyond died on Tuesday morning.  Perminder Dasani, the administrator of C...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 27.11.20

Rebirth of a city, 'thanks to the ball'

Diego Maradona meant many things to many people. For some, he was the greatest human being to have kicked a football, to some he was a flawed genius not in the same league as a Pele, yet others, mainl...
By Devdan Mitra in

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Sports  /  Published 27.11.20

Football as a one-man ballet

Fame? Oh yes. The world was at his feet, football’s grail held aloft in his hands. Never mind the delinquent fist. That too was part of the man. How can you separate the dancer from the dance? O...
By Ananda Kamal Sen in

Calcutta  /  Published 19.11.20

Poet, scholar and translator

The illustrious poet, academic and translator, Prof. Alokeranjan Dasgupta, died on November 17 in Heidelberg, Germany. He was 87. A tribute: He was not only my beloved, elder cousin, but also my inti...
By Subhoranjan Dasgupta in

Calcutta  /  Published 15.11.20

OBITUARY: Apu of many hues

Soumitra’s early triumphs were primarily in films made outside of the Bengali cinema mainstream – besides Ray, he worked with Mrinal Sen (Akash Kusum, 1965) and Tapan Sinha (Kshudita Pasha...
By Saibal Chatterjee in Calcutta

Entertainment  /  Published 15.10.20

Bhanu Athaiya dies in Mumbai home

"When they called my name, I did not allow myself to get carried away. I calmly went on the stage and thanked Sir Richard and the Academy. When I went backstage, I was surprised as there were so ...
By PTI in Mumbai

Sports  /  Published 15.10.20

John Reid, captain in NZ’s first Test win, no more

Former New Zealand captain John Richard Reid, who led his country to their first ever Test win in 1956 and scored a brilliant century at the Eden Gardens in Calcutta a year before that, has died in Au...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in


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