India  /  Published 07.05.21

Obituaries tell Gujarat story

The obituary pages of local newspapers may be an apt starting point for those looking for clues to the extent of the toll Covid has taken on Gujarat. With each passing day, the obituary columns are b...
By PTI in Ahmedabad

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

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


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