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Amit Saigal (6 July 1965 – 5 January 2012), R.I.P. Papa Rock, the founder of <i>Rock Street Journal</i>, drowned while on vacation in Goa. He had his friends had gone for a swim after anchoring his sailboat off Bogmalo beach in Goa. Homai Vyarawalla (1913-2012), R.I.P. India's first woman photo- journalist Homai Vyarawala died at a private hospital. She was 98.
Anthony Prabhu Gonsalves (1927-2012). visionary Goan composer and musician
who founded the Indian Symphony Orchestra in 1958, constituting entirely of
Indians, with a repertoire of ‘raga-based symphonies’ that remains
completely unique in the history of Western classical music. The maestro at his
flat in Bandra in 1961. Photo Credit: Anthony Gonsalves/Laxmi Gonsalves. Scanned
by Mr Vivek Menezes. Reproduced here from <a href=http://www.parrikar.com target=_blank>parrikar.com</a>
R.I.P... Eminent Punjabi writer Kartar Singh Duggal died of old-age related ailments, he was 94. The writer had also served as the Director of All India Radio.
R.I.P Sharada Dwivedi, one of Mumbai's best-known historian, who authored a series of books on the city's history died. She was 69. FILE - In this Sept.1, 2009 file photo, singer Whitney Houston performs on 'Good Morning America' in New York's Central Park. Houston, who reigned as the 'Queen of Pop' until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, died, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012. She was 48. R.I.P, Akhlaq Mohammed Khan ‘Shahryar’ (1936-2012) R.I.P, renowned music director Ravi Shankar Sharma, popular called as 'Ravi' died. He was 86 and had been ailing since some time when he breathed his last at his Santacruz residence. Veteran actor Joy Mukherjee, who starred in several Bollywood hits in the '60s, passed away this morning after prolonged illness at a hospital here. He was 73. Former Union Minister and ex-BCCI president NKP Salve died early this morning at a private hospital in Delhi due to age-related problems, family sources said. He was 90. Legendary singer, Robin Gibb of the British band the 'Bee Gees', who sang 'Stayin Alive' to the world, turning it into a dancing global gospel, succumbed to cancer at a hospital at the age of 62.
Ray Bradbury (1920-2012), R.I.P.  The novelist, best-known for <i>Fahrenheit 451</i>, died in California on June 5, 2012, his daughter Alexandra said. Mehdi Hassan (1927-2012), R.I.P. MEHDI HASSAN, 84, the original ghazal maestro and
for many the best exponent of the semi-classical genre. The Rajasthan-born Pakistani had legions of fans on this side. Guo Qinglan, wife of legendary Indian physician Dr Dwarkanath Shantaram Kotnis who provided medical assistance in China in the late 1930s, died Chinese city of Dalian. She was 96. India’s Hercules DARA SINGH, 83, wrestler-actor who took out King Kong while also
doing some 50 desi He-Man Hindi films—16 with Mumtaz alone—in the ’50s and ’60s. In
Punjab, still the kushti king. MRINAL GORE, 84, the veteran socialist, freedom fighter, water and women’s
rights activist. ‘Paniwali Bai’ to Mumbaikars, was an MP too, post-Emergency. Her
rolling pin morchas lit up city. A key RSS ideologue and former BJP Rajya Sabha member Bal Apte died, losing his 12-day battle for life. He was 73. Crowd of fans and mourners during the funeral procession of the legendary actor Rajesh Khanna in Mumbai. A file photo of freedom fighter Captain Lakshmi Sehgal who died in Kanpur following a brief illness. Sehgal was part of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's Indian National Army or Azad Hind Fauj. FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2009 file photo released by the Florida Keys News Bureau, author and essayist Gore Vidal delivers the keynote presentation during the first session of the 27th annual Key West Literary Seminar in Key West, Fla. Vidal died at his home in Los Angeles. He was 86. Noted fashion photographer Prabuddha Dasgupta passed away following heart attack while doing a shoot at Alibaug. Dasgupta (50) pursued a variety of photographic projects and was considered a major photographic talent in the country.
VILASRAO DESHMUKH, 67, ex-Maharashtra CM and Union minister whose crafty persona made him the ideal state coalition man. There were scandals aplenty too in
his tenures, but few stuck. ASHOK MEHTA, 65, ace cinematographer whose range included Ghai’s potboilers to
’80s parallel cinema. Shot 36, Chowringhee Lane, Mandi, Trikaal. Bandit Queen, though,
was his piece de resistance. FILE - This undated file photo provided by NASA shows Neil Armstrong. The family of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, says he died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at age 82. A statement from the family says Armstrong died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. It doesn't say where he died. Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon July 20, 1969. He radioed back to Earth the historic news of one giant leap for mankind. Armstrong and fellow astronaut Edwin Buzz Aldrin spent nearly three hours walking on the moon, collecting samples, conducting experiments and taking photographs. In all, 12 Americans walked on the moon from 1969 to 1972.  Character actor A.K. HANGAL, 95, who was born in Karachi but moved to Bombay
in 1949. IPTA man made his Bollywood debut at 50, did 225 films more, most famously as
Rahim chacha in Sholay. File Photo - Father of White Revolution, Verghese Kurien cuts a cake to celebrate his 90th birthday in Anand on 26th November 2011.  Kurien, 90, passed away in a hospital in Gujarat.   Former Chief Justice of India Ranganath Mishra died at a private hospital following prolonged illness. He was 86. File photo of former RSS chief K S Sudarshan who died of heart attack in Raipur in Chhattisgarh. G Kasturi, the longest-serving Editor of The Hindu, and had played a leading role in its expansion and modernisation, died. He was 87 File photo of former NSA Brijesh Mishra with the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Capitol Hill in Washington in Nov, 2001. Mishra, 84, died in New Delhi on Friday night following a heart ailment. Veteran film maker Yash Chopra died in a Mumbai hospital where he was being treated for dengue. He was 80. Eminent litterateur and Sahitya Akademi President Sunil Gangopadhyay, who authored over 200 books and excelled in different genres, died following a massive heart attack.
He was 78. Jaspal Bhatti (1955-2012), R.I.P TDP leader K. Yerrannaidu died today in an accident. He was travelling in a Mahindra Xylo at 2.30 am on the Highway near Ranasthalam in Srikakulam district when his vehicle collided with an oil tanker. The former MP was thrown against the dashboard and sustained serious injuries to the heart and lungs. Yerrannaidu was asthmatic and always kept some oxygen at hand as he suffered from shortness of breath. Even as he was being rushed to the hospital in an ambulance, he kept muttering, Oxygen, oxygen. Sadly, there was no oxygen cylinder in the ambulance, which doctors admit was a crucial factor leading to his death. A file photo of former defence minister and economist KC Pant who died at the age of 81 at his home in New Delhi. <b>King Toon</b> Thackeray ruled Mumbai like no other. He also divided the city like no other. File photo of Former Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral, who headed a rickety coalition government in the late 1990s, died today after a brief illness. Gujral, 92, breathed his last at 3.27 pm in a private hospital after a multi-organ failure. He was admitted to the hospital on November 19 with a lung infection, family sources said. London, 1956 File photo of legendary hockey player, Leslie Claudius who died at a hospital in Kolkata after a prolonged illness. It took a battered woman’s gasps for life in the final fortnight of the year to hold a mirror to the serial offences the Republic has quietly endured. The 23-year-old gangrape braveheart left more than a billion hearts broken as she succumbed to her injuries in a hospital in Singapore where she had been controversially shifted on Wednesdaty night.But the fighter proved to be an inspiration, a catalyst for change, even in her death, as she woke up a nation's conscience to the horror infants, girls and women suffer daily, silently
Jan 05, 2012
Amit Saigal (6 July 1965 – 5 January 2012), R.I.P. Papa Rock, the founder of Rock Street Journal, drowned while on vacation in Goa. He had his friends had gone for a swim after anchoring his sailboat off Bogmalo beach in Goa.

- Bishwadeep Moitra
Jan 15, 2012
Homai Vyarawalla (1913-2012), R.I.P. India's first woman photo- journalist Homai Vyarawala died at a private hospital. She was 98.

- File Photo
Jan 19, 2012
Anthony Prabhu Gonsalves (1927-2012). visionary Goan composer and musician who founded the Indian Symphony Orchestra in 1958, constituting entirely of Indians, with a repertoire of ‘raga-based symphonies’ that remains completely unique in the history of Western classical music. The maestro at his flat in Bandra in 1961. Photo Credit: Anthony Gonsalves/Laxmi Gonsalves. Scanned by Mr Vivek Menezes. Reproduced here from parrikar.com

- Anthony Gonsalves/Laxmi Gonsalves. Scanned by Mr Vivek Menezes. Reproduced here from parrikar.com
Jan 26, 2012
R.I.P... Eminent Punjabi writer Kartar Singh Duggal died of old-age related ailments, he was 94. The writer had also served as the Director of All India Radio.

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Feb 06, 2012
R.I.P Sharada Dwivedi, one of Mumbai's best-known historian, who authored a series of books on the city's history died. She was 69.

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Feb 12, 2012
FILE - In this Sept.1, 2009 file photo, singer Whitney Houston performs on 'Good Morning America' in New York's Central Park. Houston, who reigned as the 'Queen of Pop' until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, died, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012. She was 48.

- AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File
Feb 13, 2012
R.I.P, Akhlaq Mohammed Khan ‘Shahryar’ (1936-2012)

- PTI File Photo/ Vijay Verma
Mar 08, 2012
R.I.P, renowned music director Ravi Shankar Sharma, popular called as 'Ravi' died. He was 86 and had been ailing since some time when he breathed his last at his Santacruz residence.

- PTI Photo
Mar 09, 2012
Veteran actor Joy Mukherjee, who starred in several Bollywood hits in the '60s, passed away this morning after prolonged illness at a hospital here. He was 73.

- Video Grab/ YouTube
Apr 01, 2012
Former Union Minister and ex-BCCI president NKP Salve died early this morning at a private hospital in Delhi due to age-related problems, family sources said. He was 90.

- TV Grab
May 21, 2012
Legendary singer, Robin Gibb of the British band the 'Bee Gees', who sang 'Stayin Alive' to the world, turning it into a dancing global gospel, succumbed to cancer at a hospital at the age of 62.

- AP Image
Jun 06, 2012
Ray Bradbury (1920-2012), R.I.P. The novelist, best-known for Fahrenheit 451, died in California on June 5, 2012, his daughter Alexandra said.

- AP Photo/Mark Lennihan
Jun 13, 2012
Mehdi Hassan (1927-2012), R.I.P. MEHDI HASSAN, 84, the original ghazal maestro and for many the best exponent of the semi-classical genre. The Rajasthan-born Pakistani had legions of fans on this side.

- PTI Photo
Jun 28, 2012
Guo Qinglan, wife of legendary Indian physician Dr Dwarkanath Shantaram Kotnis who provided medical assistance in China in the late 1930s, died Chinese city of Dalian. She was 96.

- pib.nic.in
Jul 12, 2012
India’s Hercules DARA SINGH, 83, wrestler-actor who took out King Kong while also doing some 50 desi He-Man Hindi films—16 with Mumtaz alone—in the ’50s and ’60s. In Punjab, still the kushti king.

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Jul 17, 2012
MRINAL GORE, 84, the veteran socialist, freedom fighter, water and women’s rights activist. ‘Paniwali Bai’ to Mumbaikars, was an MP too, post-Emergency. Her rolling pin morchas lit up city.

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Jul 17, 2012
A key RSS ideologue and former BJP Rajya Sabha member Bal Apte died, losing his 12-day battle for life. He was 73.

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Jul 19, 2012
Crowd of fans and mourners during the funeral procession of the legendary actor Rajesh Khanna in Mumbai.

- PTI Photo
Jul 23, 2012
A file photo of freedom fighter Captain Lakshmi Sehgal who died in Kanpur following a brief illness. Sehgal was part of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's Indian National Army or Azad Hind Fauj.

- PTI Photo
Aug 01, 2012
FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2009 file photo released by the Florida Keys News Bureau, author and essayist Gore Vidal delivers the keynote presentation during the first session of the 27th annual Key West Literary Seminar in Key West, Fla. Vidal died at his home in Los Angeles. He was 86.

- AP Photo/Florida Keys News Bureau, Carol Tedesco
Aug 12, 2012
Noted fashion photographer Prabuddha Dasgupta passed away following heart attack while doing a shoot at Alibaug. Dasgupta (50) pursued a variety of photographic projects and was considered a major photographic talent in the country.

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Aug 14, 2012
VILASRAO DESHMUKH, 67, ex-Maharashtra CM and Union minister whose crafty persona made him the ideal state coalition man. There were scandals aplenty too in his tenures, but few stuck.

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Aug 15, 2012
ASHOK MEHTA, 65, ace cinematographer whose range included Ghai’s potboilers to ’80s parallel cinema. Shot 36, Chowringhee Lane, Mandi, Trikaal. Bandit Queen, though, was his piece de resistance.

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Aug 26, 2012
FILE - This undated file photo provided by NASA shows Neil Armstrong. The family of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, says he died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at age 82. A statement from the family says Armstrong died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. It doesn't say where he died. Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon July 20, 1969. He radioed back to Earth the historic news of "one giant leap for mankind." Armstrong and fellow astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin spent nearly three hours walking on the moon, collecting samples, conducting experiments and taking photographs. In all, 12 Americans walked on the moon from 1969 to 1972.

- AP Photo/NASA
Aug 26, 2012
Character actor A.K. HANGAL, 95, who was born in Karachi but moved to Bombay in 1949. IPTA man made his Bollywood debut at 50, did 225 films more, most famously as Rahim chacha in Sholay.

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Sep 09, 2012
File Photo - Father of White Revolution, Verghese Kurien cuts a cake to celebrate his 90th birthday in Anand on 26th November 2011. Kurien, 90, passed away in a hospital in Gujarat.

- PTI Photo
Sep 13, 2012
Former Chief Justice of India Ranganath Mishra died at a private hospital following prolonged illness. He was 86.

-
Sep 15, 2012
File photo of former RSS chief K S Sudarshan who died of heart attack in Raipur in Chhattisgarh.

- PTI Photo
Sep 21, 2012
G Kasturi, the longest-serving Editor of The Hindu, and had played a leading role in its expansion and modernisation, died. He was 87

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Sep 29, 2012
File photo of former NSA Brijesh Mishra with the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Capitol Hill in Washington in Nov, 2001. Mishra, 84, died in New Delhi on Friday night following a heart ailment.

- PTI Photo
Oct 21, 2012
Veteran film maker Yash Chopra died in a Mumbai hospital where he was being treated for dengue. He was 80.

- File Photo
Oct 23, 2012
Eminent litterateur and Sahitya Akademi President Sunil Gangopadhyay, who authored over 200 books and excelled in different genres, died following a massive heart attack. He was 78.

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Oct 25, 2012
Jaspal Bhatti (1955-2012), R.I.P

- PTI Photo
Nov 02, 2012
TDP leader K. Yerrannaidu died today in an accident. He was travelling in a Mahindra Xylo at 2.30 am on the Highway near Ranasthalam in Srikakulam district when his vehicle collided with an oil tanker. The former MP was thrown against the dashboard and sustained serious injuries to the heart and lungs. Yerrannaidu was asthmatic and always kept some oxygen at hand as he suffered from shortness of breath. Even as he was being rushed to the hospital in an ambulance, he kept muttering, "Oxygen, oxygen". Sadly, there was no oxygen cylinder in the ambulance, which doctors admit was a crucial factor leading to his death.

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Nov 15, 2012
A file photo of former defence minister and economist KC Pant who died at the age of 81 at his home in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo
Nov 22, 2012
King Toon Thackeray ruled Mumbai like no other. He also divided the city like no other.

- Amit Haralkar
Nov 30, 2012
File photo of Former Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral, who headed a rickety coalition government in the late 1990s, died today after a brief illness. Gujral, 92, breathed his last at 3.27 pm in a private hospital after a multi-organ failure. He was admitted to the hospital on November 19 with a lung infection, family sources said.

- File/ Outlook Photo
Dec 12, 2012
London, 1956

- Courtesy Raga Mala, Ravi Shankar: An Autobiography
Dec 20, 2012
File photo of legendary hockey player, Leslie Claudius who died at a hospital in Kolkata after a prolonged illness.

- PTI Photo
Dec 29, 2012
It took a battered woman’s gasps for life in the final fortnight of the year to hold a mirror to the serial offences the Republic has quietly endured. The 23-year-old gangrape braveheart left more than a billion hearts broken as she succumbed to her injuries in a hospital in Singapore where she had been controversially shifted on Wednesdaty night.But the fighter proved to be an inspiration, a catalyst for change, even in her death, as she woke up a nation's conscience to the horror infants, girls and women suffer daily, silently

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Jan 05, 2012
Amit Saigal (6 July 1965 – 5 January 2012), R.I.P. Papa Rock, the founder of Rock Street Journal, drowned while on vacation in Goa. He had his friends had gone for a swim after anchoring his sailboat off Bogmalo beach in Goa.

- Bishwadeep Moitra
 
 
 

 
 
 
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