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New Zealand cricketing icon John Reid, the oldest surviving Test player, passes away aged 92
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New Zealand cricketing icon John Reid, the oldest surviving Test player, passes away aged 92

A hard-hitting batsman and a pacey seam bowler, Reid played 58 Tests for New Zealand — captain for 34 of them.

Eddie Van Halen dies at 65: Virtuoso completely rewrote the book on playing the guitar
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Eddie Van Halen dies at 65: Virtuoso completely rewrote the book on playing the guitar

Eddie Van Halen was most widely revered by his peers for perfecting the technique of two-handed tapping on the guitar neck

Pushpa Bhave's indelible legacy: Scholar, critic and activist was voice of Maharashtra’s conscience
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Pushpa Bhave's indelible legacy: Scholar, critic and activist was voice of Maharashtra’s conscience

Pushpa Bhave was the last of the feisty and fearless political women committed to social causes. She will be missed, writes Smruti Koppikar.

Hindu Munnani founder Ramagopalan passes away of COVID-19 in Chennai; veteran RSS pracharak was 94
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Hindu Munnani founder Ramagopalan passes away of COVID-19 in Chennai; veteran RSS pracharak was 94

He was instrumental in taking public the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi in the state. Back then, nearly four decades ago, it was an indoor affair

'Kamu Iyer was the architect for everyone': Kaiwan Mehta on his mentor's legacy
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'Kamu Iyer was the architect for everyone': Kaiwan Mehta on his mentor's legacy

Kamu Iyer's agility to understand the world through planning as well as through the chaos of everyday life made him a sharp commentator on city development, and he reviewed urban growth as realities of an ongoing history.

On Teachers' Day, Kala Ramnath remembers Pandit Jasraj: 'Even if he was sick, he would fulfil his commitments'
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On Teachers' Day, Kala Ramnath remembers Pandit Jasraj: 'Even if he was sick, he would fulfil his commitments'

'A celebrity of his stature would even remember someone whom he had met for a very brief period...He also had a great sense of humour. More than being his students, he treated us like his children,' says violinist Kala Ramnath on her guru, Pandit Jasraj

Pranab Mukherjee was the last of a particular type of leader created by the Congress
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Pranab Mukherjee was the last of a particular type of leader created by the Congress

He was as much at home with the nitty-gritty of administrative detail, the key to ministerial success, as he was with the intricate calculations that went into party management

'Your transcendental music left listeners in a state of bliss': Shashi Vyas writes to his 'Bapuji', Pandit Jasraj
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'Your transcendental music left listeners in a state of bliss': Shashi Vyas writes to his 'Bapuji', Pandit Jasraj

Pandit Jasraj's close friend and confidant Shashi Vyas writes: 'I am so gutted Bapuji that someone like you, who loved to share his every moment with people around him, quietly left us on this journey alone'

Julian Bream, legendary classical guitarist and multiple-Grammy award winner, dies at 87
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Julian Bream, legendary classical guitarist and multiple-Grammy award winner, dies at 87

The legendary British classical guitarist Julian Bream, who according to Royal Academy of Music was 'one of the most remarkable artists of the post-war era' passed away on 14 August at his home in Wiltshire.

Remembering Ebrahim Alkazi, the grand old man of Indian theatre, who leaves behind a staggering legacy
Arts & Culture

Remembering Ebrahim Alkazi, the grand old man of Indian theatre, who leaves behind a staggering legacy

For an ephemeral form such as live theatre, where the works of most masters, especially theatre directors, disappear in the mist with their passing, it’s heartening that Ebrahim Alkazi’s legacy has been preserved for a posterity he had emphatically staked a claim to more than a half-century ago.

Lee Teng-hui, former president who brought direct elections to Taiwan, dies at 97
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Lee Teng-hui, former president who brought direct elections to Taiwan, dies at 97

Physically imposing and charismatic, former Taiwanese president Lee Teng-hui spanned Taiwan’s modern history and was native to the self-governed island

Peter Green, Fleetwood Mac co-founder and troubled blues guitarist, dies at 73
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Peter Green, Fleetwood Mac co-founder and troubled blues guitarist, dies at 73

"He has the sweetest tone I ever heard. He was the only one who gave me the cold sweats," BB King had once said about the guitarist whose career was shortened by psychedelic drugs and mental illness

John Lewis dies at 80: Activists and politicians mourn American civil rights hero's death
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John Lewis dies at 80: Activists and politicians mourn American civil rights hero's death

"He loved this country so much that he risked his life and his blood so that it might live up to its promise," former US president Barack Obama said of the US Representative who died on Friday of pancreatic cancer at age 80

On World Music Day, remembering Nazia Hassan, whose fresh and sassy musicality was way ahead of its time
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On World Music Day, remembering Nazia Hassan, whose fresh and sassy musicality was way ahead of its time

Nazia Hassan appeared on Bollywood’s radar for the first time through Feroz Khan’s unremarkable action film Qurbani (1980).

Remembering Ajit Jogi: A staunch believer of sons-of-soil concept, JCC chief steered Chhattisgarh into statehood
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Remembering Ajit Jogi: A staunch believer of sons-of-soil concept, JCC chief steered Chhattisgarh into statehood

Chhattisgarh and its capital Raipur will remember Ajit Pramod Jogi, one of the few leaders from the state with high national recall, for steering the two into the 21st century with an independent identity beyond the confines of Madhya Pradesh

Little Richard, flamboyant wild man of rock ’n’ roll who combined sounds of the black church and the blues, passes away at 87
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Little Richard, flamboyant wild man of rock ’n’ roll who combined sounds of the black church and the blues, passes away at 87

Little Richard did not invent rock ’n’ roll. Other musicians had already been mining a similar vein by the time he recorded his first hit, “Tutti Frutti” — a raucous song about sex, its lyrics cleaned up but its meaning hard to miss — in a New Orleans recording studio in September 1955.

Irrfan Khan passes away at 53: Revisiting the beloved actor's crucial, yet little known, theatre years
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Irrfan Khan passes away at 53: Revisiting the beloved actor's crucial, yet little known, theatre years

In shaping the trajectory of the shape-shifting Irrfan Khan, theatre played a tremendous role. Not only his performances but also stories of his so-called ‘struggle’ to break into the mainstream inspire actors priming themselves for careers in an unforgiving profession.

Veteran Congress leader Devanand Konwar dies in Guwahati; ex-governor of Bihar and Tripura was 86
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Veteran Congress leader Devanand Konwar dies in Guwahati; ex-governor of Bihar and Tripura was 86

Veteran Congress leader Devanand Konwar died of old age ailments at his Guwahati residence on Saturday. He was 86

MV Rajasekharan passes away at 91: Veteran Congress leader a politico of 'simplicity, humility, maturity', says BS Yediyurappa
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MV Rajasekharan passes away at 91: Veteran Congress leader a politico of 'simplicity, humility, maturity', says BS Yediyurappa

Veteran Congress leader and former Union minister MV Rajasekharan passed away at a hospital in Bengaluru on Monday after prolonged illness, family sources said. He was 91.

Veteran DMK leader K Anbazhagan passes away at 97; nine-time MLA, Perasiriyar was party's general secretary for 43 years
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Veteran DMK leader K Anbazhagan passes away at 97; nine-time MLA, Perasiriyar was party's general secretary for 43 years

Known as "Perasiriyar" (professor) in the DMK circles, veteran DMK leader K Anbazhagan passed away at 97 in Chennai on Saturday following a brief illness