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KAUR, Udham in Kingston, On.
Peacefully after a brief illness, surrounded by her family, at the Kingston General Hospital on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at the age of 91.

Udham, beloved mother of Balwant Dhillon and his wife Debbie, of Kingston and Dr. Balbir Dhillon and his wife Rosy, of Ottawa. Cherished grandmother of Jasmine Khinda (Mandeep) and Mark Dhillon and great- grandmother of Sianna. Udham was predeceased by her loving husband Karnail Singh. She will be very dearly missed ... Read More

KARIA, Mahendra in Ottawa
Passed peacefully on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at age 73.

Beloved husband of Pushpa. Loving father of Ron, Hema, and Shalu. Proud papa of Alysha and Sonia. Family received friends on Tuesday, April 15 at the Pinecrest Visitation Centre.
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MATHUR, Leela in Ottawa
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. Cherished Sister to her brother and four sisters, Respected Bahu and Bhabhiji to her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Loving Aunt to her many nieces and nephews. ... Read More

Khushwant Singh dies at 99
Noted author and journalist Khushwant Singh died in New Delhi on Thursday at the age of 99.

His son and journalist Rahul Singh said he passed away very peacefully at his residence in Sujan Singh Park, New Delhi.

He led a very full life, Mr Rahul Singh said, adding, he had some breathing problems.

As a journalist he had edited the now defunct Illustrated Weekly of India and later the Hindustan Times. His weekly column ‘With Malice Towards ... Read More

MUKERJI, Gayatri Sukumar, 92 of Ottawa
March 14, 2014
Gayatri ("Maa") Sukumar Mukerji passed away peacefully early in the morning on March 14, 2014 at the Civic Hospital, Ottawa, Canada. Youngest daughter of Nandalal and Subashini Bannerjee, she was born in the former French Indian colony of Chandannagar in present day West Bengal, India.

Gayatri is predeceased by her parents, brother, sisters and nephew Mihir Mukherjee. Wife of the late Sukumar Mukerji. She is survived by her loving daughter Shona (Ashok) Watchmaker. ... Read More

Ashutosh Maharaj declared dead
Ashutosh Maharaj was declared dead by authorities in Punjab on 29 January after a suspected heart attack.
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Veteran journalist TV Venkitachalam dead
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Veteran journalist T. V. Venkitachalam, who spent nearly six decades in the profession, died here Tuesday after a brief illness.

Venkitachalam, 85, had begun his career as a journalist when he was 19. He served the Press Trust of India (PTI) news agency for over three decades and was in active journalism till he was 79. He retired as editor-in-chief of National Herald till the paper, supported by the Congress party, ... Read More

'Lollu Sabha' Balaji passes away
There is sad news for comedian Balaji fans. The comedian, who shot to fame with the television show Lollu Sabha passed away this morning at 2 am. The actor fell prey to jaundice and breathed his last early today.
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Veteran Kannada actor C R Simha passes away
BANGALORE: Kannada theatre and film artiste C R Simha died of prostrate cancer here on Friday.

The 72-year-old Simha passed away at a private hospital, family sources said.

He is survived by his wife and son Ritwik Simha. Simha had acted in several films, including award-wining Sankalpa Samskara, Bara, Chitegoo Chinte, Anuroopa and commercial flicks like Indina Ramayana, Nee Bareda Kadambari, Nee Tanda Kanike Ramapurada Ravana.

He had also directed five Kannada films, including Kakanakote, Simhasana and Ashwamedha.
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Rajendran Raja of Illinois passes away
Thiruvananthapuram: World-renowned physicist Rajendran Raja, who passed away Feb 15 at his home in Illinois in the US at the age of 68, was a simple person and one who loved Kerala culture, according to his family.

In a chat with IANS, his first cousin Sathy Varma said he was indeed the global face of their family and more importantly a man who loved the culture of Kerala, where he was born.

“After his preliminary education here, ... Read More

DILAWRI, Shushila of Ottawa
It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Shushila Dilawri on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the Brampton Civic Hospital in Toronto. She was in her 81th year and went peacefully with her family by her side. Predeceased by her beloved husband Satpal in 1988, Shushila was a loving mother to Ashok (Annu), Madhu (Virender), Shiv (Sarita), and Seema (Suren). She was deeply cherished by her grandchildren Dhiya, Kabeir, Anika, Nitin ... Read More

Legendary bhajan singer Juthika Roy dies
Legendary bhajan singer Juthika Roy, who had people like Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru among her fans, died after prolonged illness, hospital sources said today.

She was 93.

Suffering from sepsis, the Padmashree awardee passed away late last night following a multi-organ failure at Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan here, hospital authorities said.

She was admitted to the hospital on February 2 in an unconscious condition and was battling for life with ventilator support in an ICU, sources said.

With ... Read More

Nageswara Rao was a stalwart: Narendra Modi
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi mourned the death of legendary actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao and said he was among the "stalwarts" of Indian cinema.

"Akkineni Nageswara Rao was one of the Indian cinema's stalwarts, who will be remembered for his rich contribution. Saddened by his demise. RIP," Modi posted on his Twitter page Wednesday.

The Telugu actor succumbed to cancer Wednesday morning. He was 89.

Popularly known as ANR, he ... Read More

Suchitra Sen was not a legend but a god: Mamata
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Stating that the word legend was not adequate to describe Bengali screen icon Suchitra Sen, who died Friday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday hailed her as a "god" and recalled how the star had spoken to her as a "near and dear one".

"It would be wrong to address her as a legend. She was a god," said Banerjee,while officially announcing Sen's death at the nursing home premises, in the ... Read More

Veteran Malayalam singer Udayabhanu dead
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 5 (IANS) Malayalam playback singer K.P Udayabhanu, who had been undergoing treatment for Parkinson's disease for several months, passed away here Sunday. He was 77.

"For nearly a year he had been undergoing treatment for Parkinson's disease. He breathed his last this evening at his residence at around 9 p.m.," a family source told IANS.

Born to N.S. Varma and Ammu Nethyaramma at Tharur in Palakkad on June 6, 1936, Bhanu's passion for music was ... Read More

In memorium: Lizy Alexander
Born: Nov. 7, 1928
Died: Oct. 21, 2012

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
- Matthew 5:8

One year has passed since that sad day,
When our loving mother was called away.
God took her home. It was His will,
But in our hearts she liveth still.

From: Suja and Mani in Ottawa, ON Somaja & Louis from Springfield, Illinois.

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Veteran Bollywood actor Farooq Sheikh dies of cardiac arrest
Farooq Sheikh is known for his powerful roles in Chashme Budoor, Saath Saath among others.

Veteran Bollywood actor Farooq Sheikh died of a sudden cardiac arrest in Dubai late Friday, his long-time co-star and friend Deepti Naval said.

"I don't have the details yet, and I have not been able to speak to any of his family members, but a friend confirmed it to me. I also spoke to Shabana Azmi who was also aware of the ... Read More

Human computer, Shakuntala Devi
Shakuntala Devi (November 4, 1929 – April 21, 2013) was an Indian writer and mental calculator, popularly known as the "human computer".[1][2][3][4][5] A child prodigy, her talents eventually earned her a place in the 1982 edition of The Guinness Book of World Records.[1][2][3] As a writer, Devi wrote a number of books, including novels and non-fiction texts about mathematics, puzzles, and astrology. She also wrote what is considered the first study of homosexuality in India; ... Read More

A Tribute to the Uncrowned Travancore King
If ever there was an uncrowned king who commanded more respect and reverence than any ruler, hereditary or democratic, it was Sri Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma of Travancore, a princely state in British India, now part of the state of Kerala. Adulation and admiration for him were evident for many years, but the outpouring of grief in Kerala over his demise at the age of 91 on Dec. 16 was exceptional in terms ... Read More

Joseph Zachariah (Titan) of Toronto
Passed away suddenly at the age of 73 on December 20, 2013 at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital after suffering a stroke.

Born in Kerala, India. Eldest of seven tight-knit siblings. Beloved husband of Marykutty. Loving father of Ranjith and Ronald. Former serviceman in the Indian Air Force and employee of Boeing (previously McDonnell Douglas). Avid sportsman and health enthusiast. Interests in sports, news, politics and aviation. Fondly remembered for his warm heart and fantastic sense ... Read More

AHRC mourns the tragic death of Khurshid Anwar
The AHRC condoles the death of Mr. Khurshid Anwar, a writer and activist reputed for his life-long struggle for upholding the rights and dignity of the downtrodden, not only in India but the whole subcontinent. Unable to cope with the mental torture of relentless social media trial over a case of an alleged rape which was never taken to the police or a court of law, Mr. Anwar committed suicide on December 18 by jumping ... Read More

Senior journalist PV Vivekanand passes away
A journalist of international repute, he had written for leading newspapers in the region for over 35 years.

Veteran journalist PV Vivekanand, 61, former Editor-in-Charge and Editorial Advisor of Sharjah-based daily, The Gulf Today, passed away on Tuesday at a private hospital in Calicut in India. A journalist of international repute, he had written for leading newspapers in the region for over 35 years.

His passion for journalism led him to specialise as a political analyst on ... Read More

In memoriam: Bishop George Theckedath, Ottawa
It is one year on Nov 26 since he passed away

Rest in peace

Saramma Theckedath
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SAMPAT, Pratibha of An Indian Morning in Ottawa
Pratibha Sampat a respected member of the Indo-Canadian community of Ottawa passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

She was born in Mumbai, raised in New Delhi, India and moved to Ottawa in 1978. Due to her affable nature, warm and radiant personality and generous spirit she instantly became an integral part of the Indo-Canadian community. She lived life to the fullest every day and was the friend everyone wanted by their side during both ... Read More

Pakistani singer Reshma passes away
Indian born singer Reshma, famous for her folk songs and her powerful ringing voice passed away in Lahore on Sunday morning, according to media reports. She was suffering from throat cancer and in a coma for a month.

Reshma often modestly said her voice was a gift from god and she had never done riyaz and had no formal training. She had great humility and was grateful for the all recognition she got. She sang for ... Read More

Tamil comedian Chitti Babu passes away
Chennai: Tamil comedian and television anchor Chitti Babu aka Sajjadh Adeebh died in a private hospital in Chennai on Friday. He was 49.

"He was admitted to Royapettah Government Hospital on Wednesday after he fell unconscious due to high diabetes in his house. On Thursday, he slipped into coma and never regained consciousness. He passed away this evening," a family source told IANS.

Chitti Babu underwent a bypass surgery recently.

"Even though he worked in a few ... Read More

Indian-origin Stanford professor succumbs to leukaemia
Mumbai: Fervently awaiting a bone-marrow donor, Nalini Ambady, an Indian origin professor at Stanford University succumbed to leukaemia early Tuesday in Boston, the US, a family friend said here Wednesday.

"For nearly a year, she was in and out of hospitals. The last stint being in a Boston hospital where she was supposed to get a donor. However, the donor backed off at the last minute," family friend Dilip D'Souza told IANS here.

The family had found ... Read More

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