Sushma Swaraj: a fiery leader and a mother figure

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New Delhi--Fiery, feisty and indefatigable, former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who died on Tuesday, was a leader who fit many roles in her...

Obituary: Renowned artist Yusuf Arakkal passes away

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Bengaluru-- Renowned contemporary figurative artist and sculptor Yusuf Arakkal passed away here on Tuesday after prolonged illness, said a family source. He was 71. Arakkal...

NEKK Founding Member and Former President Rajendra Rao Passes Away at 79

MARLBOROUGH, MA-- Rajendra Rao, a founding member of New England Kannada Koota who was involved in a wide range of cultural activities in the...

Indian-origin lawyer dies after being hit by train in California

Washington--An Indian-origin lawyer died after he was hit by a train at a crossing in a northern California town. Kirtee Kapoor, the head of Davis...

Karnataka’s 111-year-old seer dead, 3-day mourning announced

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Tumakuru, Karnataka--Karnataka's 111-year-old revered seer, Shivakumara Swami of Siddaganga Mutt here, the most influential leader of the Lingayat community, died on Monday following protracted...

Nobel Prize Laureate for Literature, V.S. Naipaul dies at 85

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LONDON--The British writer and Nobel Prize winner for Literature, Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, died at his home in London at the age of 85, family...

Obituary: One man, many crafts: An era ends with Girish Karnad

New Delhi-- For the 1980s' kids who tasted TV time with 'Malgudi Days', Girish Karnads portrayal as Swamis stern father, has remained an indelible memory....

Obituary: Hugh Hefner: Not only a hedonist and purveyor of sex

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By Vikas Datta His conservative parents wanted him to become a missionary - and he did, but not the sort that they might have anticipated....
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