Vikas Yadav, son of west UP strongman and RS MP D.P. Yadav, in the Nitish Katara murder case. Vikas is said to have killed Nitish for "going steady" with his sister.
Mary Roy: well-known activist and mother of Arundhati Roy, gets one-sixth of her deceased father’s property, via a Kerala HC verdict. The epic dispute had occasioned the 1986 SC ruling that granted Syrian Christian women equal property rights.
Bharat Shah: Film financier and diamonds man, jailed 15 months for underworld links, allowed bail by the apex court.
F.N. Souza: Founder of the progressive Bombay School, died unsung in Mumbai last week at 78. Described as "colourful and cocky" in his life, the painter had few friends by his side as he was laid to rest.
Anand Bakshi: The lyricist’s death at 72 brought the curtains down on a 45-year Bollywood career. Among the 4,000-odd common man’s ditties he penned were the evergreens in Aradhana and Amar Prem.
Gen Tikka Khan: Ex-army chief of Pakistan, dies at 87. The ‘Butcher of Bangladesh’ earned his infamy in ’71, ordering a massacre on Dhaka campus.