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Dakshinamoorthy Swamy passed away

Dakshinamoorthy Swamy passed away  on august 2nd 2013 at Chennai owing to age related illnesses. V. Dakshinamoorthy (22 December 1919 - 02 August 2013) was a veteran carnatic musician and music director of Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi films, predominantly in Malayalam films. He has set scores for the songs in over 125 films. He has to his credit as many as 859 songs composed over a period of 50 years. Dakshin ...

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Amitabh Bachchan crowned greatest Bollywood star in UK poll

London: Amitabh Bachchan has emerged as the greatest Bollywood star in a UK poll celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema. The multi-award winning actor of countless classics bagged major share of votes from critics, fans and the film fraternity to be named on top in the survey '100 Greatest Bollywood Stars' published by British Asian weekly newspaper 'Eastern Eye'. In a career spanning an incredible 40 years ...

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Vaali, famous Tamil poet and lyricist, dies at 81

Vaali, famous Tamil poet and lyricist, dies at 81 Chennai : Tamil Poet and lyricist Vaali, who was undergoing treatment for a respiratory illness at a hospital in Chennai, died on Thursday. He was 81. Vaali had not been keeping well for the last two months. He was put on ventilator on Wednesday when his condition worsened. Waali wrote more than 10,000 Tamil songs in a career spanning over six decades. Vaali ...

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Amar Bose, founder of Massachusetts-based Bose audio firm, dies at 83

Amar Bose, founder of Massachusetts-based Bose audio firm, dies at 83 Boston: Acoustics pioneer Amar Bose, founder and chairman of the audio technology company Bose Corp, known for the rich sound of its small tabletop radios and its noise-canceling headphones popular among frequent fliers, has died at age 83. Bose's death was announced on Friday by the company's president, Bob Maresca, and the Massachusetts ...

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India’s legendary actor Pran dies at 93

India's legendary actor Pran dies at 93 Pran, who played everything from a hero to a villain to a character actor, acted in more than 350 Hindi movies dating back to the 1940s.  India's legendary actor Pran, who played some of Bollywood's most memorable villains in a career that spanned six decades, died of pneumonia at a Mumbai hospital Friday, his doctor said. He was 93. Pran acted in more than 350 Hindi ...

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Popular Tamil actor, writer and director R. Manivannan died following a cardiac arrest

Popular Tamil actor, writer and director R. Manivannan died on Saturday following a cardiac arrest, said a family friend. He was 58. Manivannan passed away at his residence in Nesapakkam, the friend said. He is survived by his wife, son and a daughter."I can't believe he is no more. He was perfectly fine when I met him recently during the release of his 50th directorial film," the friend said.Southern actor ...

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Soorya Krishnamoorthy appointed as Dean of ‘FINE ARTS’ in Calicut University

Soorya Krishnamoorthy appointed as Dean of  'FINE ARTS'  in Calicut University Nataraja Krishnamoorthy, better known as Soorya Krishnamoorthy, is the founder-director of the SOORYA Stage and Film Society. The Society, based in Thiruvananthapuram(Trivandrum), India promotes Indian arts and culture and is now renowned for organizing the Soorya Festival - the longest and one of the most prestigious cultural ev ...

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Bollywood actress Jiah Khan found dead in Mumbai

Bollywood actress Jiah Khan has been found dead at her home in the Indian city of Mumbai, police say. They did not say how Khan died, but said they were seeking information from Khan's neighbours. The 25-year-old actress made her debut in 2007 opposite Amitabh Bachchan, and went on to act with stars including Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar. Khan was born in New York and grew up in London before moving to Mumba ...

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Renowned filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh passed away

Renowned filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh passed away  - 30.05.2013 Noted filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh died of a cardiac arrest on Thursday at his south Kolkata residence. He was 49. Winner of 12 national and some international awards, Ghosh was suffering from pancreatitis and died at 7.30 am, his family said. Ghosh shot to fame with a children’s film directed by him ‘Hirer Angti’ in 1994. His film ‘Unishe April’ won ...

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Tamil playback legend T.M. Soundararajan passed away

Tamil playback legend T.M. Soundararajan passed away 26th May 2013. Sunday Tamil playback legend T.M. Soundararajan, popularly known as TMS, passed away at his residence here Saturday, family members said. He was 91. TMS was ailing for some time and was getting medical attention at his residence, they said. He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter. An undisputed king among playback singers in the ...

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