Ex-France international Jean-Jacques Marcel dies
Ex-France international Jean-Jacques Marcel dies

Former international midfielder Jean-Jacques Marcel, who helped France to third in the 1958 World Cup, has died at the age of 83 years, his former club Marseille announced on Friday.

Veteran sports scribe A T P Sarathy dead

Veteran sports journalist A T P Sarathy, who had reported on several sporting disciplines with distinction during his long career, died here Sunday of old age.

Father of Malaysian Hockey, Sultan Azlan Shah passes away

The President of the Asian Hockey Federation, Sultan Azlan Shah passed away on Wednesday at the age of 86.

Madhav Mantri, doyen of Indian cricket – Obituary

Former India wicket-keeper, Madhav Mantri passed away on Friday morning at the Lilavati Hospital following a heart attack. He was 92. He was a contemporary of legendary cricketers like Polly Umrigar, Vinoo Mankad, Vijay Manjrekar, Subhash Gupte and Lala Amarnath.

Family, friends bid farewell to Britain`s Baltacha

Elena Baltacha`s memory and spirit will live on, the former British tennis number one`s family and friends said following her funeral Monday.

Former British number one, Elena Baltacha dies of liver cancer

The former British number one, Elena Baltacha died of liver cancer Sunday. The Scot revealed she had the illness in March. She was 30.

German sports leader Manfred von Richthofen dies

German sports dignitary Manfred von Richthofen, who was behind the merger between the German Olympic Committee and German Federation of Sports in 2006, has died, the German Olympic Committee said on Friday.

`Homeland` star James Rebhorn wrote his own obituary

Character actor James Rebhorn, who played Claire Danes` father in TV series `Homeland`, wrote a touching obituary before his death from skin cancer.

Khushwant Singh: The man who could laugh at himself

Writing about a man, who is a literary icon, someone whose work you have read from childhood can be daunting

Suchitra Sen: The era ends!

Satyajit Ray, in his obituary for Uttam Kumar, had once written, “Every other Bengali film had him (Uttam Kumar) in the lead, usually paired with Suchitra Sen. This was a romantic team which for durability and width of acceptance had few equals in world cinema.”

Srihari: Master of character roles

Popular Telugu actor Srihari went from being a stunt master to comedian, villain, lead actor and eventually one of the finest character actors of the Telugu industry.

Facebook makes it easy for anybody to `declare you dead`

It doesn’t take much to convince social networking giant Facebook that somebody is dead, a report has revealed.

German magazine mistakenly publishes Bush obituary

Germany`s respected news weekly Der Spiegel has mistakenly published an obituary for former US President George H W Bush.

Mehdi Hassan: ‘Voice of God’ transcends to heaven

The man with the golden voice had to go through trials and tribulations very early in life and it was the sheer passion for music which made him the ‘Emperor of Ghazals’ in the sub continent.

Mehdi Hassan: ‘Voice of God’ transcends to heaven

The man with the golden voice had to go through trials and tribulations very early in life and it was the sheer passion for music which made him the ‘Emperor of Ghazals’ in the sub continent.

SRK remembers Pataudi as friend’s friend

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he had ‘huge attachment’ to Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi who died Thursday, and remembers the Indian cricket legend as a ‘friend’s friend’.

PC Alexander - A man for all seasons

Known as a man for all seasons, PC
Alexander made a mark as the political adviser, conscience
keeper and administrative trouble-shooter to former Prime
Minister Indira Gandhi who heavily relied on him to tackle
tricky situations.

Elizabeth Taylor: Screen goddess who defined an era

She was a legendary beauty of Hollywood, an actress who grew from an irresistible child star to the ultimate doyen of the screen world, a woman who epitomised perhaps more than any other in the golden age of Hollywood in the decades after World War II.

Shekhawat -- a deft politician with friends in all parties

Respected as a deft politician,
Bhairon Singh Shekhawat enjoyed the enviable reputation of
`Ajatshatru` -- for having friends across the political
spectrum in his over five decades-long political career.

Girija Prasad Koirala – A leader with a healing touch

Veteran Nepali Congress leader Girija Prasad Koirala was a politician of the mould of Indira Gandhi who in his career spanning six-decades outwitted many opponents ranging from monarchs to guerrilla-turned politicians.