March 30, 2020
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Popular communist leader and Kerala’s longest-serving CM E.K. Nayanar dies at 86. A member of the CPI(M) politburo, Nayanar, a powerful and earthy orator, had joined the undivided CPI in ’39.

Assam’s Natya Samrat Girish Choudhury, who also acted in films, radio and TV, dies at 83.

Emmy award-winning actor Tony Randall, who will be remembered for playing the eccentric Felix Unger in TV soap The Odd Couple, dies at 84.

Noted Kathakali exponent Champakulam Pachu Pillai, a disciple of the legendary Kathakali guru Vechoor Ramu Pillai, dies at 97.

American stand-up comic artiste Alan King, 76, is dead. He acted in more than 20 films and appeared on the famous Ed Sullivan Show 56 times.

South Africa’s first global pop star Brenda Fassie, 39, is dead. Her drug abuse and lesbian affairs were as well-known as her music—a blend of hip-hop, reggae and African rhymes kwaito.

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