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Minister Kenney issues statement on the passing of Vasu Chanchlani
Ottawa, September 8, 2014– The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement on the passing of Vasu Chanchlani:
“It was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of my friend Vasu Chanchlani, a distinguished philanthropist, a successful entrepreneur, and a great Canadian.

“Born in India, Vasu came to Canada in 1979. He started his first company in Canada, and enjoyed a lifetime of successful business endeavours here as the co-founder of the ... Read More

Sir Richard Attenborough dies at 90
Oscar-winning British filmmaker Richard Attenborough, who struggled for 20 years to bring the life of Mahatma Gandhi on-screen in 1982 film 'Gandhi', has died. He was 90.

The actor-director's son, Michael Attenborough told the BBC that his father died at lunchtime yesterday. He had been in poor health for some time and died just four days before his 91st birthday.

Attenborough won an Academy Award for best director for 'Gandhi', which went on to sweep the Oscars ... Read More

Sonia, Rahul Gandhi condole Anathmurthy's passing away
New Delhi: Condoling the death of Jnanpeeth awardee UR Ananthmurthy, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday described the renowned writer as a remarkable human being.

She said that the void created by his demise in the Indian literary space and social conscience will be hard to fill.

In his condolence message, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said that he was deeply saddened to hear of Anathmurthy passing away.

"We have lost in him a world renowned writer, an ... Read More

Iyengar yoga guru dies at 95
NEW DELHI -- Indian yoga guru B.K.S. Iyengar, who helped popularize yoga around the world and wrote 14 books on the subject, died Wednesday at age 95.

Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar's death was reported on his website as well as by major Indian TV stations, which said he had been hospitalized with a kidney ailment over the past week in the western city of Pune.

Born in a poor family in Bellur village in the southern Indian ... Read More

Karukon Parapattu John Koshy in Trivandrum
Ottawa's Koshy Parapattu's father Karukon Parapattu John Koshy (88), died of a heart attack while under treatment for a head injury on August 17, 2014 at Trivandrum Hospital.

He is survived by his wife Annamma and his two sons and two daughters: Jose P. Koshy (Ottapalam) and Koshy of Ottawa (Sobha) are the sons. Koshy of Ottawa arrived in Trivandrum before the funeral.
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Easaw George of New Milford, CT
Easaw George of New Milford, CT passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the age of 57 after a 6-month battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Suja of 28 years, daughter Taarika, son Tanner, and his two older sisters Elizabeth and Mary.

Easaw was born in Chennai, India on June 17, 1957 to Achamma and George. He grew up in New Delhi, graduating from IIT Delhi in 1979. After graduation, he ... Read More

Peacefully, with her family at her side on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at the age of 95. Beloved wife of the late Pius Francispillai. Loving mother of Wilfred, Regina, Leslie, Marie, Basil, and Julian and mother-in-law of Stella, Angelo, Anetta, Alan, Jacintha, and Rita. Cherished grandmother of Romina (Jude), Darren (Anita), Marino (Sarah), Sasha (Julius), Steve (Chantal), Michael (Jennifer), Darryl, Amanda (Zachary), Mary, Martha, Jeffrey, Jeremy, Stanley, Jesse, Erin, Carolyn, Jaiden, and great-grandmother of 12. ... Read More

Jaya Subramaniam passes away in Chennai
Passed away at the age of 82 on July 27 in Chennai, India. Beloved wife of the late Professor V. Subramaniam. Mourned by her son Gautam (Penny), family, friends and colleagues across five continents. Jaya was dynamic, highly accomplished and excelled in her many careers including psychologist, school teacher, librarian and dance producer and arts critic. She contributed her remarkable energy and skills to many community organizations and in her younger days was a Bharatnatyam ... Read More

Malayalam Film Director J Sasikumar Dies at 86
Ace director J Sasikumar, referred to as the first "hitmaker" of the Malayalam film industry died on Thursday at a private hospital here, his family members said. He was 86.

Mr Sasikumar, who was born N Varkey John, was suffering from age-related illnesses.

His first film Kudumbini came in 1964 and his last film was Dollar in 1993.

In three decades, he paved his way into record books by becoming the director who made a maximum number of ... Read More

Zohra Sehgal dies at 102
When success and popularity is short lived in Bollywood, Zohra Sehgal, a name that entertained people for years passed away at the age of 102.

The actress worked in many Bollywood films and she made people smile in films like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Saawariya. Sanjay Leela Bhansali's sister Bela Bhansali Sehgal, who worked behind the camera in Bhansali films, shared her experience about the veteran actress.

"Whatever little I have seen of her, I ... Read More

K V Nafeesu passed away
I here by inform that my beloved mother K V Nafeesu (96) passed away today at 2.45pm in Blangad, Chavakkad. Children: K V Shamsudheen (Sharjah), K V Kamarudheen (Sharjah), K V Ahammedul Kabeer (Sharjah), K V Mohammed Basheer (Dubai), Suhara (Late), Zubaida and Razia. The burial will take place tomorrow in Blangad Juma Masjid Qabarstan at 10 am ... Read More

Jayalalithaa condoles death of Cardinal Lourdusamy
Chennai, June 5 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Thursday condoled the death of Cardinal Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy, saying he was a "pillar of the Catholic community".

Cardinal Lourdusamy, 90, passed away in Rome June 2.

Jayalalithaa said: "I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing away of Cardinal Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy, a pillar of the Catholic community."

"Cardinal Lourdusamy was the 4th Indian Cardinal and the first Tamil Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and ... Read More

Gopinath Munde a True Mass Leader: Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying his last respects to Union Minister Gopinath Munde in New Delhi on Tuesday, June 3, 2014.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said he was extremely saddened by the demise of his "friend" and cabinet colleague Gopinath Munde whom he hailed as a "true mass leader".

"My tributes to a dynamic leader whose premature demise leaves a void hard to fill," Mr Modi tweeted soon after Mr Munde's death ... Read More

​Dr. Joseph Varghese, Kottayam
​Dr. Joseph Varghese (78), Kavalam, Puthenpura, passed away after brief illness at the Carithas Hospital, Kottayam on the 11 May 2014. Funeral service was conducted on the 14 May at the family home at Vazhoor Porunnukad Estate and Chenkal Thiruhrudaya Palli. Dr. Varghese is survived by his wife Mrs. Mariamma Joseph, children Kochurani (Benni Kottirickal), Geogi (Vinitha Pullanimannil) and Abey (Terin Vadackel) and grandchildren.

Dr. Varghese had a distinguished medical career and is the former Chief ... Read More

Captain Krishnan Nair passes away
Mumbai: Founder of Leela Group and renowned hotelier Captain Krishnan Nair (93) passed away in the wee hours of the day at the Hinduja Hospital here.

The cremation will take place in Juhu at 5 p.m on Sunday.

He had been suffering from old age-related ailments.

For over 25 years, Nair held the reins of Leela Group as its Founding Chairman. He retired from the post two years back, opting to be the chairman emeritus of the group.

His ... Read More

Canadian author, environmentalist Farley Mowat dies at 92
(Reuters) - Canadian author and environmentalist Farley Mowat, a fervent and sometimes controversial writer who sold some 17 million books, has died, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Wednesday. He was 92.

Mowat's work introduced millions of readers to the Canadian north, a vast, sparsely populated region few writers had explored in depth. He also campaigned for the need to protect wildlife and strongly opposed over-development by humans.

"I feel sorry for us because not only are ... Read More

Artiste M V Devan Dead

Multi-faceted artiste M V Devan passed away here Tuesday the 29th, his family said. He was 86.

Devan was a painter, sculptor, writer, art critic and orator, all rolled into one.

A highly gifted personality, he was also a former chairman of the Kerala Lalithakala Akademi from 1974 to 1977.

Born in Kannur district in 1928, he left for Madras (now Chennai) in 1946 to study painting.

He learned the basics of painting at the ... Read More

Mrs. Lucy George, Ottawa
Mrs. Lucy George (21 May 21 1936 to 28 April 28 2014). She is the loving mother of Sajan Thankachan of Ottawa.

The funeral took place at the Holy Cross Church on Wednesday April 30.

The burial was at the Capital Memorial Gardens, 3700 Prince of Wales Drive, Nepean, ON. ... Read More

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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