D.N. Tripathi is the ICHR’s new chairman. He comes in after two controversy-ridden exits over an HRD ministry-appointed member-secretary.
John Hench, the first portrait painter of Mickey Mouse, designer of the Disney Space Mountain and an active hand in Disney films, dies at 95.
Diarist Frances Partridge, 103, the last of the Bloomsbury Group of British writers, is dead.
Historian Alan Bullock, known for his bestselling biographies of Hitler and Stalin, dies at 89. He, A.J.P. Taylor and Hugh Trevor-Roper, were a triumvirate.
The outrageous swimming star Eleanor W. Holm-Whalen, 90, is dead. A gold medallist in the ’32 Olympics, she was kicked out of the ’36 Olympic squad for "late-night carousing".