Shunu Sen, 63, marketing guru, known for his Surf, Liril and Lipton ad campaigns for Hindustan Lever. After hll, Sen set up his own Qadra Advisory Pvt Ltd.
N.P. Mohammed, 74, novelist and president of Kerala Sahitya Akademi. Best known for his political satire Hiranya Kasipu, he also wrote Arabi Ponnu with M.T. Vasudevan Nair.
Conrad Hall, 76, Hollywood’s ace cameraman who won Oscars for American Beauty and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
Noted columnist M.V. Kamath, as chairman of the Prasar Bharati board.
Noted painter B.C. Sanyal, at 102. A Padma Bhushan, Sanyal was known for his paintings depicting the struggle of the underprivileged.
Lord Jenkins, 82. An ex-Labour home secretary and chancellor of the exchequer, he was one of the ‘Gang of Four’ that split to form the Social Democrats.
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A Marriage Bureau for HIV positive people, the first of its kind, in Kozhikode.
Anoushka Shankar and Nora Jones, half-sisters born to sitar maestro Pt Ravi Shankar, in different categories for the Grammys.