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India  /  Published 11.06.19

Girish Karnad: Mathematics grad to literary colossus and secular hero

Girish Karnad, the celebrated Kannada playwright, director and actor whose championing of free speech had brought him into conflict with Right-wing Hindu groups, passed away at his Bangalore home on M...
By The Telegraph in

People  /  Published 10.03.20

‘Exorcist’ star Max von Sydow dies at 90

Max von Sydow, the tall, blond Swedish actor who cut a striking figure in American movies but was most identified with the signature work of a fellow Swede, director Ingmar Bergman, died Sunday. He wa...
By Robert Berkvist/NYTNS in

People  /  Published 01.12.19

Songwriter of calypso hit 'Day-O' dies at 95

Composer Irving Burgie, who helped popularize Caribbean music and co-wrote the enduring Harry Belafonte hit 'Day-O (The Banana Boat Song),' has died at the age of 95.At the Barbados Independence Day P...
By The Telegraph and AP in New Delhi

Entertainment  /  Published 10.05.20

Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Little Richard dies

Little Richard, one of the chief architects of rock ‘n’ roll whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably altered popular music while introducing black R&B to white A...
By AP in Nashville

Sports  /  Published 30.04.20

Artist all-rounder

Subimal “Chuni” Goswami came closest to being called a sporting polymath — he was an artist on the football field, played first class cricket well enough to lead Bengal to the Ranji Trophy final...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta


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