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Tom Alter: Man for All Seasons

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Tom Alter: Man for All Seasons

Actor, Writer, Journalist, cricket lover, Tom Alter was a man for all seasons. In September 2017, Tom was diagnosed with Stage IV skin cancer. He died on 29 September in his residence in Bombay (Mumbai). Tom Alter’s son released the final statement saying, “It is with sadness we announce the death of our beloved Tom […]

Rhinestone Cowboy: this was a life!

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Rhinestone Cowboy: this was a life!

Singer-guitarist Glen Campbell, the “Rhinestone Cowboy” who went on a farewell tour to play hits such as “Wichita Lineman” and “Gentle on My Mind” before Alzheimer’s disease robbed him of talents, died earlier this week (8 August) at the age of 81. Campbell died in Nashville at an Alzheimer’s facility surrounded by his family, his […]

Tearful farewell to one of Sikkim’s Greatest Sons

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Tearful farewell to one of Sikkim’s Greatest Sons

The last rites of Former Sikkim Chief Minister Nar Bahadur Bhandari were performed at Jalipool crematorium, East Sikkim on Wednesday (July 19). For almost two decades, the man was a formidable force to reckon with in the world of Sikkim. Love him or hate him, there is no doubt about it, Sikkim has said a sad farewell […]

Farewell Princess Lea!

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Farewell Princess Lea!

Star Wars fans all over the world spared more than a moment or two today to reflect on the legacy of Princess Leia …. Actress Carrie Fisher, who found enduring fame as Princess Leia in the original “Star Wars,” has died (Dec.27) She was 60. Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, released a statement through her spokesman […]

This was a life: Jayalalithaa

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This was a life: Jayalalithaa

Jayalalithaa, the charismatic six-time chief minister of Tamil Nadu who ruled the political arena and the world of Tamil cinema alike for decades, died at Chennai’s Apollo Hospitals late on Monday night, plunging Tamil Nadu and her party, the AIADMK, into a political crisis. Ms Jayalalithaa, 68, breathed her last in the hospital’s ICU at […]

King of Rwanda dies without a country

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King of Rwanda dies without a country

Kigeli V, exiled king of Rwanda who lived on food stamps in US suburbs, dies in obscurity The last king of Rwanda, Kigeli V, who ruled the east African nation for less than a year before being forced into exile, finally settling in the United States, died early Sunday (Oct 16) according to his official […]

Farewell Ms. Godrej, We’ll miss your Style!

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Farewell Ms. Godrej, We’ll miss your Style!

Indian socialite and philanthropist Parmeshwar Godrej, the wife of Godrej Group Chairman Adi Godrej, passed away at Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital on Monday night, official sources said. She was 70. According to reports, Paremeshwar was undergoing treatment for a lung disease she was diagnosed with five years ago. Besides Adi, Parmeshwar, a former air hostess […]

The Boy who kept his Mom alive with funny voices

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The Boy who kept his Mom alive with funny voices

Gene Wilder is no more. His performances combined sentimentality, comedy and suppressed rage, often veering between idiocy and apoplexy.   Gene Wilder died holding hands with his family while listening to Somewhere Over the Rainbow… after Alzheimer’s battle which he kept secret from fans so he wouldn’t upset them. Gene Wilder died aged 83 at […]

Archbishop’s death is loss for Kandhamal Martyrs

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Archbishop’s death is loss for Kandhamal Martyrs

The Catholic Church in India lost one of its ‘truly remarkable  shepherds’ this week with the death of 81-year-old Archbishop Emeritus Raphael Cheenath of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar, who died August 14. As the senior metropolitan archbishop in the region, gave leadership to the Church in Odisha when the anti-Christian wave swept the eastern Indian state. His funeral […]

This was a Life: Abdul Sattar Edhi

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This was a Life: Abdul Sattar Edhi

A subdued Pakistan went into national mourning to bid farewell to a man who owned just two sets of clothes. Mr Abdul Sattar Edhi, the founder of Pakistan’s largest welfare organisation, died on Friday last week in Karachi aged 88. Mr Edhi, a sort of Pakistani ‘Mother Teresa’, was revered for setting up maternity wards, […]