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.
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.
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.”
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
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.
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.
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.