Samar Sen, 89, an Ex-ICS officer, also the founder member of the ifs. Present at the birth of the UN, he was India’s permanent representative at the world body during the ’71 Bangladesh war.
Sundaram Ramakrishnan, director-general and a life-long force behind the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, at 81. A participant in Mahatma Gandhi’s 1940 satyagraha, he became Sardar Patel’s secretary after 1947. He was also influenced by the Kanchi peeth paramacharya.
Dolly the sheep, the first mammal to be cloned, by euthanasia. Her six years were attended by health problems, raising doubts about the efficacy of cloning.
Jack Mahler, 78, publisher of jazz magazine Down Beat.
Mahesh Elkunchwar, Marathi playwright, with the Saraswati Samman, for his Yugant, by the K.K. Birla Foundation.
Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep and Julianne Moore, the joint best actress prize for their roles in The Hours, a film based on the life of Virginia Woolf.
Tassos Papadopoulos, as the president of Cyprus. He will represent the Greek Cypriots in their negotiations with their Turkish counterparts for reunification of the war-torn island.
Tobacco and Cigarette ads in the UK.