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K.N. Anand

23-07-2018

Veteran sports journalist K.N. Anand has passed away. He worked with The Sportstar magazine from 1978 to 1991 and also covered big-ticket events like the Olympics, Asian Games and the Davis Cup.

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Ramchandra Singh Deo

21-07-2018

He was Chhattisgarh’s first Finance Minister who held cabinet positions in the undivided Madhya Pradesh on multiple occasions. A fierce campaigner for tribal rights and staunch supporter of the Narmada Bachao Andolan.

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Burton Richter

20-07-2018

USA physicist Burton Richter, winner of the 1976 Nobel Prize in physics has passed away. Richter’s Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the J/psi subatomic particle, shared with MIT’s Samuel Ting, confirmed the existence of the charm quark. That discovery upended existing theories and forced a recalibration in theoretical physics that reverberated for years. It became known as the “November Revolution.”

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Neeraj

20-07-2018

Noted Hindi poet and author Gopaldas Saxena, who is wllknown in his pen name ‘Neeraj’ has passed away. Several of his poems and songs have been used in Hindi movies and are considered famous. He was awarded Padma Shri in 1991 and Padma Bhushan in 2007.

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Rajmata Satvashila Devi Bhosle

19-07-2018

Noted activist from Konkan region in Maharashtra, Rajmata Satvashila Devi Bhosle of Sawantwadi Sansthan has passed away. She was the wife of the last King of the Sawantwadi Kingdom late Shivramraje Bhosle who was coronated before the merger of the princely state into Union of India.

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Dada JP Vaswani

13-07-2018

Spiritual leader and head of Vaswani Mission in Pune, Dada JP Vaswani has passed away.

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Amritlal Vegad

09-07-2018

Vegad, a painter, a writer, an environmentalist and a traveller, who was passionate about nature – and Narmada has passed away. He circumambulated the river Narmada twice on foot. He was called ‘Narmadaputra’ for his fondness about Narmada. He has written four travelogues on his Narmada Parikramas including ‘Saundrya Ki Nadi Narmada’, ‘Amritasya Narmada,’ ‘Teere – Teere Narmad’ and ‘Narmad Tum Kitni Sundar Ho’. Amritlal Vegad was awarded in 2004 with Sahitya Akademi Award for his travelogue – Saundaryani Nadi Narmada.

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M M Jacob

09-07-2018

Former Meghalaya governor M M Jacob has passed away. Jacob, a former Union minister, had also served as a deputy chairman of the Rajya Sabha in the 80s.

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Krishna Kumari

04-07-2018

Rajmata Krishna Kumari was the last reigning Maharani of Marwar-Jodhpur (1947–1949), a state of Rathores. After the death of her husband Maharaja Hanuwant Singh, she was Regent for son, Maharaja Gaj Singh II.

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Admiral JG Nadkarni

03-07-2018

Former chief of naval staff Admiral JG Nadkarni has passed away. He was the Navy chief from December 1987 to November 1990.

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