Manolo Santana, first Spaniard to win Wimbledon, dies aged 83; Rafael Nadal, Spanish PM lead tributes
Santana won four major singles titles, taking the French Open in 1961 and 1964, the US Open at Forest Hills in 1965 and Wimbledon in 1966.
Danish Siddiqui's passing is a reminder of the high price one pays for showing the truth
Danish's photographs were not just documentation, but the work of someone who went down to eye-level, as they say in photographic parlance.
Donald Rumsfeld, US defence secretary under George W Bush and Gerald Ford, dies at 88
Rumsfeld had the distinction of being the only defence chief to serve two nonconsecutive terms: 1975 to 1977 under Ford, and 2001 to 2006 under Bush
Gianna Rolandi, noted American soprano known for her agile and radiant voice, passes away aged 68
Rolandi’s auspicious 1975 debut at the New York City Opera, as Olympia in Offenbach’s “Tales of Hoffmann,” came when she was 23 and just out of the conservatory. She took over the role on short notice when the scheduled soprano withdrew.
Yuan Longping: Millions in China mourn 'father of hybrid rice' who helped curb famine in the country
Yuan’s research made him a national hero and a symbol of dogged scientific pursuit in China
Remembering Sunderlal Bahuguna: How the activist's life and Satyagraha for nature founded India's ecology movement
The Satyagraha for the forest came from a deep love for the forest. Chipko and Sunderlal Bahuguna received the Alternative Nobel Prize in 1987. In 2009, he was honoured with the Padma Vibhushan.
A tribute to TS Shanbhag, who fuelled generations of readers' indulgences at Bengaluru's Premier Book Shop
Shanbhag’s Premier Book Shop was always chaotic and there was simply not enough space for the books stored. There would also be people standing about and reading without buying, something he never objected to.
Journalist Shashi Baliga passes away: A student remembers his teacher and mentor's most valuable lessons
Shashi Baliga, a prominent journalist, was my professor at the Xavier Institute of Communication, and mentor, till she passed away on 2 May, after a month-long battle with coronavirus.
'Flying Finn' Hannu Mikkola, one of the greatest rally drivers of all time, passes away aged 78
Mikkola’s sons paid tribute to him on social media late Friday along with other racing veterans such as World Rally champions Carlos Sainz, Sebastien Ogier and Petter Solberg.
Rush Limbaugh, US talk-radio's Conservative provocateur, dies of cancer at 70
Last month, Limbaugh tried to minimise Donald Trump’s influence on his supporters who had attacked the US Capitol, saying that Democrats are 'lying'
Chick Corea, jazz keyboardist, innovator and one-time bandmate of Miles Davis', dies at 79
He kept up a busy touring schedule well into his late 70s, and his performances often combined reunions with longtime associates and collaborations with younger accompanists
Ex-West Indies cricketer Ezra Moseley passes away aged 63; CWI leads tributes to fast bowler
The 63-year-old, who played two Tests and one one-day internationals, was hit by a car at a road junction near Bridgetown while out riding his bicycle.
Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87; TV show host was hospitalised with COVID-19
A longtime nationally syndicated radio host, from 1985 through 2010 he was a nightly fixture on CNN, where he won many honours, including two Peabody awards
Satya Paul passes away: A fashion pioneer and visionary who was 'influenced by all the elements of life'
By recasting the sari — which, since the days of the Indian freedom struggle, had come to become a symbol of Indian nationalism — through his itinerant imaginations, Satya Paul imbued the national garment with a transnational spirit, capturing the mood of that period.
Remembering Dr Mahinder Watsa: Beyond witty sexpert persona, a generous, compassionate physician and educator
Dr Mahinder Watsa never shied away from answering the many generic and repeated questions asked of him. He said, “Every generation has these questions — somebody has to answer them.” | Filmmaker Vaishali Sinha, director of 'Ask the Sexpert', writes.
RSS ideologue MG Vaidya dies at 97; colleagues remember his role in shaping Sangh's ideology
In his condolence message RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat described Vaidya as a multi-faceted personality and an excellent journalist, adding the Sangh has lost a senior figure
Astad Deboo: A rebel who stood astride India's fledgling experimental arts scene, and dismantled notions of dance
Swimming against the tide, Astad Deboo forged an uncommon career that operated in its own niche perhaps, but has left behind an insurmountable legacy.
Tarun Gogoi dies at 86: Assam's shrewd and smiling statesman politician was unflinching till the end
Tarun Gogoi's smile was his schtick in politics that gave the feeling of mejor amigo to everyone but it never made him a milquetoast.
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
Eddie Van Halen was most widely revered by his peers for perfecting the technique of two-handed tapping on the guitar neck