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  • 11-Jul-2019
  • Brazilian bossa nova pioneer Joao Gilberto passes away

    The legendary Brazilian musician and songwriter Joao Gilberto passed away. He was the pioneer of the lilting, melodious and famous music known as Bossa Nova.

  • 10-Jul-2019
  • Former India goalkeeper Celestine passes away

    Former Indian football team goalkeeper A. U. Celestine, passed away here on Monday. He was 73, and is survived by his wife and son. Celestine played for the Tamil Nadu men’s team in the Senior Nationals as a goalkeeper in the 1965 and 1969 National championships and also represented India in the Merdeka Cup in Malaysia in 1969.

    He joined the Reserve Bank of India, Madras in 1967 and played for the team for several years. His contemporaries include Poyyathoppan, Orlando, Raju, Gunapandi, Thomas, Kosshy, Edwin Ross and Victor. Later, he was also the member in-charge for the Reserve Bank FC.

  • 04-Jul-2019
  • US auto industry legend Lee Iacocca passes away

    Automobile industry legend Lee Iacocca, who is credited with creating the iconic Ford Mustang and saving Chrysler from bankruptcy, died Tuesday at the age of 94.

    Iacocca died at his home in Bel-Air, a neighborhood of Los Angeles, from complications of Parkinson's disease.

  • Veteran industrialist BK Birla passes away

    Birla Group patriarch and a doyen of the Indian industry Basant Kumar Birla passed away in Mumbai on Wednesday at the age of 98.

    His family said Birla had been suffering from age-related ailments.

    Birla was the chairman of Century Textiles and Industries and was active in business since the age of 15.

  • 02-Jul-2019
  • Professional motorcycle racer, Carlin Dunne passes away

    Professional motorcycle racer, Carlin Dunne passes away. He unfortunately suffered a fatal crash during Ducati Streetfighter V4 prototype run at Pikes Peak Hill Climb. He was also known as “The King of the Mountain”.

  • 18-Jun-2019
  • Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy passes away

    Ousted former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy died on Monday after he fainted in court following a hearing, state television reported.

    Morsy, a top figure in the Muslim Brotherhood who was the first democratically elected President in Egypt's modern history, had been in jail since he was toppled by the military in 2013 after mass protests against his rule.

  • 13-Jun-2019
  • Poet, lyricist Pazhavila Ramesan passes away

    Poet and lyricist Pazhavila Ramesan passed away at a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday. He was 83 years old. According to family members he was suffering from age-related issues. 

  • 11-Jun-2019
  • Former Puducherry CM R V Janakiraman passed away

    Former Puducherry Chief Minister and DMK leader R.V. Janakiraman passed away on Monday. He was 79.

    He died around 3 a.m. at a private hospital where he was undergoing treatment for age-related illness.

  • 07-Jun-2019
  • Six-Time Grammy-Winning Musician Dr John Passes Away

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer died in the early hours of Thursday at the age of 77, his family confirmed.

    Ringo Starr and Debbie Harry are among the stars to have already paid tribute to the mutli-talented musician, who famously crossed boundaries into blues, pop, jazz, boogie woogie and rock & roll.

  • 06-Jun-2019
  • Champions League football Architect Lennart Johansson Passes Away

    Lennart Johansson, who oversaw the introduction of the Champions League during a 17-year reign as president of European soccer’s governing body, has died. He was 89. Johansson led UEFA from 1990-2007 and was eventually beaten in a presidential election by former France great Michel Platini.

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