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Nilanjan BANERJEE In Memoriam
BANERJEE, NilanjanNovember 26, 1978 - November 26, 2004. Beloved only child of Ranjan and Nipa Banerjee. Affectionately known as Nilly to many.

Sadly missed by his many friends at Dartmouth College, Concord Academy, Ashbury College and Cornell University, fraternity brothers at Bones Gate/Delta Tau Delta, Dartmouth Review, colleagues at Microsoft Inc., family and friends. He was a brilliant, talented young man and an avid athlete. Nilanjan achieved a balance of sophistication and genuine warmth.

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Vice President Ansari condoles passing away of Krishna Iyer
Source : ANI
Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Thursday condoled the passing away of eminent jurist and former Supreme Court judge VR Krishna Iyer, stating that he was a avowed champion of human rights and civil liberties.

"I am deeply saddened at the passing away of Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer... While on the bench he came to be widely recognised through his judgements as an avowed champion of human rights and civil liberties. In his departure, ... Read More

Modi condoles actor Deven Verma's death
Source : IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday condoled the death of veteran actor and filmmaker Deven Verma, saying he was "admired by film lovers".

"Modi expressed grief on the passing away of noted actor Deven Verma. PM described him as a popular actor, admired by film lovers," the Prime Minister's Office said in a tweet.

Known for memorable performances in films like "Angoor" and "Khatta Meetha", the comedian died in Pune early ... Read More

Former Arunachal CM Gamlin passes away
Former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Jarbom Gamlin breathed his last at a hospital in Gurgaon last night.

Gamlin, 53, was suffering from liver thrombosis.

Gamlin was the chief minister of Arunanchal Pradesh from May 5, 2011 to October 31, 2011, following the death of then incumbent chief minister Dorjee Khandu.

Before becoming the chief minister, Gamlin had also served as Home Minister in the Gegong Apang-led government and Power Minister in the Dorjee Khandu-led government.
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Dr. Thomas Philipose: An inspiring teacher and a visionary leader
Our correspondent
Thomas Philipose of Washington, DC passed away on Nov 11 2014 at the age of 84.

Who was Thomas Philipose? What was his contribution to society in Kerala, India where he was professor at Mar Thoma College Thiruvalla in the early part of his life and to the US where he was a professor at University of Denver

Thomas who hails from Mavelikkara in Kerala was the son of a conservative lawyer and his ... Read More

Sitara Devi: Kathak dancer
Nov. 25: Eminent Kathak dancer Sitara Devi, who taught actresses such as Madhubala, Mala Sinha and Rekha, died today after prolonged illness. She was 94.

Sitara, described as “Nritya Samragini” or empress of dance by Rabindranth Tagore, was born in Calcutta in 1920 to Kathak pioneer Sukhdev Maharaj and Matsya Kumari.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled her demise. Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain tweeted: “My pranam’s and Khuda hafiz to Sitara Devi, the greatest kathak diva ever and ... Read More

Anup Jalota's wife expires in US
Anup Jalota's ailing wife Medha died in the US Monday due to a liver failure following a second heart and first kidney transplant, the Bhajan singer's official spokesperson confirmed. She was 59.

Medha was admitted to a hospital in New Jersey two months ago. She received a donor and the surgery took place Monday, but she couldn't survive it, Pritam Sharma, the spokesperson, told IANS.

Her last rites will take place in New Jersey Tuesday, ... Read More

Dr. Seevali H. Ratwatte in Colombo
Dr. Seevali Hansasara Ratwatte, Chairman of the Upali Group of Companies, died on Saturday at a private hospital in Colombo. He was 91.

Born on November 24, 1923, he was the son of Balangoda Barnes Ratwatte and Mahawalatenna Kumarihami. He was the fifth in a family of four brothers and three sisters.The world's first woman Prime Minister, the late Sirimavo Bandaranaike was the elder sister of Dr. Ratwatte.

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Prof. Chelva Kanaganayakam of Toronto passes away
"The most undesirable, unexpected and the saddest calamity has indeed occurred. While sobbing and feeling miserable, Mrs Chelva said that both of them were returning from Montreal to Toronto yesterday after attending the event in Montreal where Professor was conferred with the prestigious Royal Academy Award . Prof Chelva suddenly collapsed while he was driving the car on way to Toronto. Mrs Chelva immediately dialled ... Read More

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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