Veteran actor Om Puri passed away
Veteran actor Om Puri has passed away, he was found dead at his Mumbai house on Friday morning. He was 66. The recipient of two National awards and two Filmfare Awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award, Om Puri had an illustrious film career , spanning over four decades.The actor also received an honorary OBE in 2004 for his contribution to British cinema.
The Padma Shri awardee, studied at the Film and Television Institute of India and at the National School of Drama, where Naseeruddin Shah was his classmate. Born on October 18, 1950, hailing from Ambala in Haryana, Om Puri made his film debut in 1976 with the Marathi film 'Ghashiram Kotwal'.
Eminent British economist Tony Atkinson died.
He was a British economist.
He was a Senior Research Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford and Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics.
Sir Atkinson student of James Meade, Atkinson virtually single-handedly established the modern British field of inequality and poverty studies.
Renowned sitar player Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan passed away.
Renowned sitar player Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan — the last survivor of the "Sitar Trinity" of India along with the late Pandit Ravi Shankar and Ustad Vilayat Khan — died.Conferred with the Padmashri, Padma Bhushan and Sangeet Natak Akademi awards, Khan hailed from the Indore Gharana and is credited for innovating the unique music style of "Jafferkhani Baaj".
Born in 1929 in Jawra, Madhya Pradesh, during his music career spanning over six decades, Khan played the sitar for various Bollywood films, including Mughal-E-Azam, Kohinoor, Goonj Uthi Shehnai and Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje, among many others.
TO MAKE A BIOPIC ON JAYA…
Legendary Telugu Filmmaker, Dasari Narayana Rao who has been in the industry for four decades announced that he will be working on Jayalalithaa’s biopic. This 151 films old director told a leading daily that he has started penning the script for the film, which would be a bilingual in Telugu and Tamil.
Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher passes away
Actress Carrie Fisher, whose grit and wit made "Star Wars'" Princess Leia an iconic and beloved figure to millions of moviegoers, diedTuesday in Los Angeles. She was 60. Her death was confirmed in a statement issued by the publicist for Billie Lourd, Fisher's daughter.
To several generations of science fiction and movie fans she will be known simply as Princess Leia.Whatever else Carrie Fisher did and achieved in her life, whatever battles she confronted with drug addiction, it will be her role as the Star Wars heroine for which she will be most remembered, and certainly most loved.
As many as 6,117 Kuchipudi dancers set a new Guinness World Record by performing together in a single event in Vijayawada district of Andhra Pradesh.
The Guinness World Record adjudicated for the 12-minute “Jayamu Jayamu” item as the ‘Largest Kuchipudi dance’ performance.
Air Marshal B.S. Dhanoa is the new Indian Air Force chief
Air Marshal B.S. Dhanoa the new IAF chief,he will succeed Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inagurated the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB).
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said the state government would provide a permanent venue for the country's only Biennale - the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB).
Inaugurating the KMBs third edition on Monday at Parade Ground, Fort Kochi, near here, Vijayan saidthe Biennale had gained significant credibility in the international contemporary art world and the government was looking to develop it along the lines of the Venice Biennale.
Priyanka Chopra Appointed UNICEF Global Goodwill Ambassador
Actress Priyanka Chopra, who has created waves with her stint in the American drama series "Quantico", says she is honoured to serve as UNICEF's Global Goodwill Ambassador.
Pink invited for special screening at UN HQ