March 28, 2020
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Crossings
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Ismail Merchant, 68, inveterate filmmaker who was making Indian costume dramas—in English—back in the ’60s, dies. One part of the famed Merchant-Ivory duo, their hits include The Remains of the Day, Howards End, Heat and Dust etc.

Subodh Mukherjee, 84, director-producer whose oeuvre included unabashedly whacky ’60s hits like Junglee, Love Marriage, Sharmilee etc, dies.

Indian science grandee C.N.R. Rao wins the $1 million 2005 Dan David Prize for his work in materials science in the Future Time Dimension.


Veteran trade union leader Sunil Sengupta, 82, dies. A Quit India freedom fighter and rsp top brass, his union stint with the Damodar Valley Corpn workers movement is now folklore.

French music producer Eddie Barclay, 84, who discovered stars like Charles Aznavour etc, dies.

French philosopher Paul Ricoeur, 92, who wrote on "most of the great themes of our lives", passes away.

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