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Dr. Ravindran Pulyassary of Ottawa
With deep sadness we inform you that Dr. Ravindran Pulyassary passed away on Saturday (22-Nov) after a valiant battle with Cancer, in Dubai. Dr. Pulyassary was on his way to India for further treatment and for rest.

Ravindran is survived by wife Ajitha who was with him in this trip and daughters Haripriya and Sreepriya who are preparing to go to India.

Ravindran had been an active member of the Malayali Association of Ottawa ... Read More

Peacefully at home on Sunday, November 16, 2014. Loving wife of David Moodie. Cherished daughter of Shyamsunder and Sujata. Beloved sister of Sumant (Sandhya). Devoted aunt of Anika and Sachin. Adored daughter-in-law of June Moodie.

Sumeeta was the Deputy Director of Human Rights with the Department of Foreign Affairs and a graduate of Simon Fraser University and the University of Toronto. A Funeral Service was held at the Pinecrest Remembrance Chapel followed by cremation.

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Ravi Chopra: Soulful storyteller who touched hearts (Obituary)
Source : IANS
Mumbai, Nov 12 (IANS) He made mythology popular on television by offering "Mahabharat" to viewers and showed the beauty of family ties on the big screen through "Baghban" and "Baabul". Ravi Chopra made many films and TV shows that showed his impressive range as a filmmaker.

Ravi Chopra, who was hospitalised in Breach Candy hospital here, passed away Wednesday. He was reportedly suffering from a severe lung ailment since the last few years. He ... Read More

W. M. Anderson, 92, Dies; Faced India Plant Disaster

Warren M. Anderson, a Brooklyn carpenter’s son who ascended to the top of the Union Carbide Corporation, where he grappled with the ravages of a poisonous gas leak at the company’s plant in Bhopal, India, in 1984 that killed thousands in one of history’s most lethal industrial accidents, died on Sept. 29 at a nursing home in Vero Beach, Fla. He was 92.

His death, which was not announced by his family, was confirmed from public ... Read More

Actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar passes away
Source : IANS
Mumbai: Veteran actor Sadashiv Amarpurkar, who was hospitalised at the Kokilabein Dhirubai Ambani Hospital here with lung infection, passed away Sunday, his daughter Rima Amrapurkar confirmed.

"He passed away at 2.45 in the night (Sunday night)," Rima Amapurkar told IANS.

"His cremation will take place in his hometown Ahmed Nagar tomorrow. Today his body will be kept at the Bhaidas Auditorium for the people to pay their last respect," his daughter said.

Sadashiv, 64, is survived ... Read More

Veteran journalist MV Kamath dies at 93
MANIPAL: Former chairman of Prasar Bharati and veteran journalist Madhav Vittal Kamath, popularly kmown as MV Kamath, died at Kasturba Hospital, Manipal on Thursday. He was 93.

Kamath was the Washington correspondent of the Times of India from 1969 to 1978 and was also the editor of Illustrated Weekly of India.

"He died of cardiac arrest at 7.30am. He was suffering from spondylosis for some time," said Dr (Col) M Dayananda, medical superintendent and COO, Kasturba Hospital, ... Read More

Ved Mohan of Ottawa
November 22, 1932 - October 5, 2014

The family is inconsolable in announcing the passing of Ved Mohan. He was the beloved husband of Chint for 52 years, trusted father and pillar of strength to Munish (Heather), of Ottawa, Gautam (Priya) of Burlington, and Jim (Shiwali) of Burlington; and proud Dadu (grandfather) to Nisha, Henna, Sarina, Mira and Chaya. Ved also leaves to mourn many extended family and friends.

The wake was at the Central Chapel ... Read More

Veteran industrialist Pollachi Mahalingam passes away
A staunch Gandhian, educationist and philanthropist, 91-year-old Mahalingam’s end came on the Gandhi Jayanthi Day.

Noted industrialist and three-time MLA, ‘Pollachi’ N Mahalingam died here on Thursday following cardiac arrest suffered at a function.

A staunch Gandhian, educationist and philanthropist, 91-year-old Mahalingam’s end came on the Gandhi Jayanthi Day.

Chairman of the over Rs 5,000-crore Sakthi Group of Companies and Anamallais Bus Transport Ltd (ABT Services), he was participating in a lecture when he suddenly collapsed. He was ... Read More

Bhagat Singh's sister passes away in Canada
Chandigarh: Parkash Kaur, the younger sister of revolutionary and freedom fighter Bhagat Singh, has died in Canada, a family member said here Monday.

Kaur, 96, was the only surviving member of the martyr's immediate family. She was living in Toronto.

Her son-in-law Harbhajan Dingh Dhatt, who lives near Hoshiarpur in Punjab, said Kaur passed away late Sunday.

Kaur, in recent years, had pursued the case of the killing of Kuljit Singh Dhatt, brother of her son-in-law, by Punjab ... Read More

You will be missed: Musicians remember Srinivas
Musician Ehsaan Noorani remembers mandolin player Uppalapu Srinivas as "one of the finest musicians", while Oscar-winning composer A.R Rahman says he is "emotionally shaken" after hearing the news of his demise.

Srinivas died here Friday in a private hospital due to illness. He was 45.

He was admitted to Apollo Hospital here some days back due to liver problem and breathed his last Friday around 9.30 a.m., hospital officials said.

The musicians took to Twitter to express their ... Read More

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

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