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APJ Abdul Kalam: The President whose legend endured a myriad controversies

Jul 29, 2015

APJ Abdul Kalam: The President whose legend endured a myriad controversies

Nobody could have put it better. Kalam was the embodiment of every Indian ideal. His rags-to-success story made him an achiever against insurmountable odds; contribution to Indian defence and military gave him the aura of a nationalist; conduct in the Rashtrapati Bhawan turned him into a People's President-- a People's Prince type epithet that instantly gave the West a measure of his popularity; and his inspiring speeches and books made him a hero of the youth and children. #India #InMemoriam #APJ Abdul Kalam #APJ Kalam #Missile Man #Former Presidents of India #Former Indian President #Nuclear scientist #Homi Sethna #M V Ramana #K Santhanam
Remembering a star customer: Abdul Kalam didn't like his hair short, says hairstylist Habib Ahmed

Jul 29, 2015

Remembering a star customer: Abdul Kalam didn't like his hair short, says hairstylist Habib Ahmed

When Kalam became the president, the hairstylist at Rashtrapati Bhavan was in charge of the presidents hair cuts. But the former president did not forget Ahmed. #InMemoriam #Rashtrapati Bhavan #APJ Abdul Kalam #Habib Ahmed #Kalam hair cut
'Goodbyes should be short, really short': Kalam's advisor documents Missile Man's last moments

Jul 28, 2015

'Goodbyes should be short, really short': Kalam's advisor documents Missile Man's last moments

Even as Twitter and Facebook was flooded with quotes and other memories, an innocuous post by Srijan Pal Singh was perhaps the most insightful into the last days of the former president. #facebook #India #InMemoriam #parliament #APJ Abdul Kalam #IIM Shillong #Gurdaspur Attack #Srijan Pal Singh
A Bharat Ratna that would shine forever: Kalam rose from humble beginnings to become 'people's President'

Jul 27, 2015

A Bharat Ratna that would shine forever: Kalam rose from humble beginnings to become 'people's President'

Popularly called the "Missile Man" of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam rose from humble beginnings and earned the reputation of being the "people's President" who endeared himself to all all sections, especially the young. #InMemoriam #Light Combat Aircraft #bharat ratna #APJ Abdul Kalam #Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam
RIP Doctor Zhivago: Omar Sharif, debonair actor with drop-dead good looks, dies at 83

Jul 11, 2015

RIP Doctor Zhivago: Omar Sharif, debonair actor with drop-dead good looks, dies at 83

Egyptian-born film legend Omar Sharif, who has died aged 83, captivated audiences worldwide for more than half a century, but will forever be remembered as the eponymous "Doctor Zhivago". #NewsTracker #InMemoriam #actor #Doctor Zhivago #Venice Film Festival #Lawrence of Arabia #Omar Sharif
He left behind an unparalleled legacy: A fan of Charles Correa on the legendary architect

Jun 18, 2015

He left behind an unparalleled legacy: A fan of Charles Correa on the legendary architect

Correa belongs to a unique and rare breed of architects who have made great contributions to the architectural vocabulary in India. #India #InMemoriam #architecture #Charles Correa
Ornette Coleman, legend behind free jazz, dies at 85

Jun 11, 2015

Ornette Coleman, legend behind free jazz, dies at 85

Ornette Coleman, one of jazz's most groundbreaking artists who brushed aside convention with his prophetically titled 1959 album "The Shape of Jazz to Come," died today. He was 85. #World #NewsTracker #InMemoriam #Ornette Coleman #Ken Weinstein #The Shape of Jazz to Come
John Nash: A genius who lived a life of great struggle and greater success

May 25, 2015

John Nash: A genius who lived a life of great struggle and greater success

Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. #InMemoriam #New Jersey #John Nash #Nobel Laureate #Beautiful Mind #Mathamatician
After 42 years of being in a vegetative state, Aruna Shanbaug passes away

May 18, 2015

After 42 years of being in a vegetative state, Aruna Shanbaug passes away

Forty-two years after was raped and assaulted that resulted in her being reduced to a vegetative state, former nurse Aruna Shanbaug passed away in the KEM Hospital at the age of 66. #InMemoriam #Mumbai #KEM Hospital #Aruna Shanbaug #brain dead
'Stand By Me' R&B legend Ben E King dead at 76

May 01, 2015

'Stand By Me' R&B legend Ben E King dead at 76

Ben E King, singer of such classics as "Stand By Me," ''There Goes My Baby" and "Spanish Harlem," has died. #NewsTracker #InMemoriam #Ben E King #Stand By Me #There Goes My Baby #Spanish Harlem #Phil Brown