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Veteran singer Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan passes away

Veteran singer Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan passed away in Kolkata, West Bengal following old-age related ailments. He was 107. He was a highly acclaimed Hindustani classical singer of Gwalior Gharana who had created around 2,000 compositions and was also a ..

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Former UN Secretary General Boutros Ghali passes away

Former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali passed away in Cairo, Egypt. He was 93. Mr. Boutros-Ghali was Egyptian politician and diplomat who had served as sixth UN Secretary-General from 1992 to 1996. He was United Nations’ first secretary-general from ..

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Noted music director Rajamani passes away

Popular music director and composer Rajamani passed away due to cardiac arrest in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He was 60. He had predominantly worked in Malayalam film industry and had composed music for around 70 films. About Rajamani Rajamani was born ..

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Indian Ambassador to Tajikistan Biraja Prasad passes away

India’s Ambassador to Tajikistan Biraja Prasad passed away following a massive cardiac arrest. He was the youngest Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer to be appointed as India’s Ambassador to any country. About Biraja Prasad Biraja Prasad’s career as diplomat began after he had ..

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Malayalam poet O N V Kurup passes away

Noted Malayalam poet and lyricist O N V Kurup passed away in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He was 84. He was popularly known as “ONV”, Ottaplakkal Nambiyadikkal Velu Kurup and had made significant contributions to the Malayalam film music. He was also ..

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Pulitzer winning composer Leslie Bassett passes away

Pulitzer winning composer Leslie Bassett passed away on 4 February 2016 in Oakwood, Georgia. He was 93. As a master composer he was known for his lush sonorities and ecumenical instrumentation and for compositions of coaxing a vast range of ..

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