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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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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

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