VC Shukla, Congress leader dies in hospital
Gurgaon: Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Vidya Charan Shukla, who was injured in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh last month, died of multiple organ failure in a Gurgaon hospital today. He had been on ventilator support for two weeks.
Mr Shukla, 84, was shot thrice during the Maoist ambush of a convoy of cars carrying top Congress leaders of the state back from a rally in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district on May 25.
He was found ... Read More
Actor Jiah Khan commits suicide at her Mumbai residence
Bollywood actor Jiah Khan has committed suicide. The 25-year old actor reportedly hanged herself at her Juhu residence late on Monday night.
According to the police her maid, watchman and neighbours are being interrogated to find out her last visitors.
Jiah made her acting debut in Ram Gopal Varma's Nishabd where she acted opposite Amitabh Bachchan. The film released in March 2007 and received mixed reviews, but Jiah was noted for her confidence, attitude, and sex appeal. ... Read More
Bollywood shocked by Rituparno Ghosh’s death
Rituparno Ghosh, trailblazer of new wave Bengali
Reputed filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh died of a massive heart attack at a hospital in Kolkata this morning. He was just 49. Saddened by the news of his death, Bollywood celebs took the aid of twitter to pay their last respects.
Acclaimed director Madhur Bhandarkar tweeted "I m speechless and shocked to know that talented filmmaker Rituparna Ghosh has expired."
Echoing Madhur Bhandarkar's sentiments and remembering the pleasant time they had ... Read More
Annamma K John in Trivandrum, Kerala
Annamma K John, retired AEO of Kumali and wife of the late OK John Zachariah passed away in Trivandrum at the age of 77. She is the mother of John K Zachariah (Saji) and John Kompithra (Jiji) both of Ottawa.
The funeral attended by a large crowd was at Kumali Mar Thoma Church on May 24.
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Sosamma Alexander in Alleppy, India
Mrs. Sosamma Alexander, the mother of Reji Alex of Ottawa was called to eternal rest on Wednesday May 22, 2013 at 07:45pm IST, in Alleppey.
Reji has reached India with his sister Ivy Oommen (Edmonton) and nephews Jikku & Chikku (Ottawa).
Funeral was on Sunday 26-May at St. George Mar Thoma Church, Alleppey.
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Tributes to Justice J.S. Verma who brought back democracy in Kashmir
Panthers Party activists held a meeting in memory of Justice J.S. Verma, former Chief Justice of India who died last week in Delhi. The Panthers Party activists paid rich tributes to the former Chief Justice of India for his remarkable judgments and directions during his career as a judge of the Supreme Court of India.
The Panthers Party activists felt that it was Justice Verma heading a Division Bench in the Supreme Court in 1966 ... Read More
MATHUR, Leela, Ottawa
September 23, 1936 - April 14, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce that Leela passed away peacefully on April 14, 2013 with her family by her side. Beloved wife of Vishwa Mathur, Loving Mother of Alka (Vineet ) and Ashish (Arpana), Proud Nani of Kavita and Rishi and Proud Dadi of Deven and Neel.
. Born in Allahabad, India she completed her Masters of Economics from the University of Agra, married and ... Read More
Margaret Thatcher, former U.K. PM, dead at 87
Margaret Thatcher, one of the most important British politicians of the 20th century, has died. She was the first woman to become U.K. prime minister and Britain's only prime minister of the 20th century to win three consecutive terms.
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Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Screenwriter, Dies at 85
By ANITA GATES
(Picture:The Merchant Ivory filmmaking team: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, with James Ivory, left, and Ismail Merchant, in 1984.)
Mrs. Jhabvala won an Oscar for “A Room With a View” (1986), with Maggie Smith, left, and Helena Bonham Carter.
James Ivory, the director with whom she collaborated, said the cause was complications of a pulmonary condition.
Mrs. Jhabvala (pronounced JOB-vahla) was already well established as an author when she began her screenwriting career with the producer Ismail ... Read More
Sukumari, a role model in Malayalam cinema
Jisha G Nair
Kottayam: Malayalam film industry has plenty to cherish about veteran actress Sukumari who passed away on Tuesday. Being a versatile actor, she donned many roles such as mother, grand mother, modern girl, bold woman and many negative characters to perfection. She had a knack to excel as a comedian too. Such versatility made Sukumari a house hold name in Kerala.
A sorrowful Malayalm film fraternity remembers her: “ She was a motherly figure in ... Read More
Rena Golden of Atlanta
(CNN) -- Many success stories open with humble beginnings. Rena Golden's began in a village near the India-Nepal border.
Born in northeastern India in 1961, her parents brought her to the United States as a child, where a life of accolades and a career with a global news network awaited.
Golden passed away Wednesday in her Atlanta home after battling lymphoma for two years.
Rena Golden was featured as a speaker at SAJA's 2007 convention.
She was 51.
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K. John Zachariah, Kumali, Kerala
Kompithra John Zachariah passed away at the residence of his daughter in Trivandrum at the age of 83. The funeral was on Monday March 18 at St Peters Marthoma Church in Kumali.
He is survived by his wife Annamma, Dr. John Zahariah and John Kompithra both of Ottawa, Ivy Anna John of the Kerala PSC and Ida Sara John of Dubai.
In-laws of sons and daughters are: Mathew Abraham of Indian Railways, Susha Susan Zachariah and Jothi ... Read More
Digvijay Singh's wife Asha cremated
Raghogarh: The mortal remains of Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh's wife Asha were today consigned to flames at Dheerpur-based Charbagh, which is the family's private funeral ground near Raghogarh.
The funeral pyre was lit by Digvijay's son, Jaiwardhan Singh exactly at 1.30 PM in the presence of large number of people who had come from Raghogarh, Guna district and rest of Madhya Pradesh, to pay their last respects.
Raghogarh is an erstwhile princely state and was ruled ... Read More
DWIVEDI, Onkar Prasad, Guelph, ON
It is with heavy heart we announce the passing of loving husband and father,Onkar
Dwivedi at age 76.
As a young man who came to Canada in 1963 Professor Dwivedi fulfilled a lifetime
of world accomplishments recognized by being rewarded the Order of Canada. Equal
to his professional commitments was his philanthropy to giving back to the community
and ensuring continued growth for his birth community of India by building both
schools and a hospital servicing the under privileged.
He leaves ... Read More
Freedom fighter, journalist Pattabhi Rama Rao passes away
Veteran freedom fighter and senior journalist Parakala Pattabhi Rama Rao passed away at his residence here this morning, family sources said.
Rao, 93, is survived by two sons.
Born on November 16, 1920, in Kavitam village of Andhra Pradesh’s West Godavari district, Rao, as a student union leader participated in many patriotic programmes.
As a Communist party member, he also suffered jail convictions by the British Government.
Pattabhi Rama Rao commenced his media career as a correspondent for Prajasakthi, ... Read More
Tamil writer M.S. Udayamurthy passes away
Noted Tamil writer and social activist M.S. Udayamurthy died here on Monday following cardiac arrest, family sources said.
Udayamurthy, 85, is survived by two sons and a daughter.
Author of several books on self-improvement, Udayamurthy’s prominent works include Ennangal (thoughts) Unnal Mudiyum Thambi (You can, brother), nee than thambi mudhal amaichar (you are the chief minister).
An environmental activist, Udayamurthy, founder of Makkal Sakthi Iyakkam (People’s Power Movement), actively pursued projects like linking of rivers.
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KHOSLA, Sukh Dev in Ottawa passes away
Sukh Dev Khosla passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at the age of 80 after a long and generous life on January 12, 2013. He was born in 1932, the fifth of six children. He remained proud of and attached to his humble beginnings.
Sukh Dev is survived by his devoted and beloved wife of 52 years, Sudarshan (nee Kundra) and will be profoundly and deeply missed by his children Jay (Lisa) and ... Read More
Influential Karnataka seer Balagangadharanatha Swami dead
Bangalore, Jan 13 (IANS) Sri Balagangadharanatha Swami, an influential pontiff with large following in Karnataka, mainly from the Vokkaliga community, died here late Sunday after a brief illness, said doctors.
The 68-year old Swami was admitted to BGS (Balagangadharanatha Swami) Global Hospital here Saturday after he complained of chest pain. He was also suffering from heart disease and kidney problem and passed away Sunday, Venkataramana Gowda, a doctor and the hospital spokesperson told reporters.
The Swami headed ... Read More
S Ramanathan’s Death Mourned by Amitabh Bachchan
Ace filmmaker, S Ramanathan breathed his last on the 9th of January. The director had been known to have propelled Amitabh Bachchan to stardom by giving him a much-needed big break in the film “Bombay to Goa”. The film that released in the year 1972 had been a comic-thriller that received huge attention from the audiences of those times.
He has also been given credit for bringing together three superstars of those times- Kamal Haasan, Rajnikanth ... Read More
Rituparno Ghosh, trailblazer of new wave Bengali cinema, dies
It's been almost two weeks since eminent filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh passed away and there is now an attempt to preserve his non-cinematic legacy as well.
Rituparno was known for his flamboyance and fine and eclectic taste in art. His residences (a sprawling ancestral home and two other apartments elsewhere) are a treasure trove of books and paintings, jewellery and trinkets, lampshades, watches and sunglasses, crockery, ... Read More
MOTHER OF BHAI BALWANT SINGH RAJOANA PASSES AWAY
Mother of Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana was electrocuted at her residence around 10 am on May 13, 2013; The Bhog Ceremony Will Be Held On May 22, 2013 from 12 pm onward at Village Kothe Pipli (Mehraj), Tehsil Phul, District Bathinda, Punjab (INDIA).
Similarly, Bibi Surjeet Kaur was more than the mother of Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana and she was electrocuted at her residence around 10 am on May 13, 2013 when she was doing household ... Read More
Satya ADLAKHA in Ottawa
February 13, 1927 - May 1, 2013
Satya Pal Adlakha passed away peacefully at the Ottawa General Hospital with his sister Shakuntala and his daughter Claire by his side. Satya Pal (Peter to his Canadian friends) was a devoted husband of 56 years to Clara (Balbach); loving father to Paul (w/ Jan Taylor), David, Claire (w/ Mark Fitzpatrick); cherished grandfather to Ian, Olivia, Anna, Emma, Erika, Erin, Laura, Jenna, and Kelly (and son Brody). ... Read More