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Achanta Sharath Kamal wins ITTF Challenger plus Oman Open

The 37-year-old Indian paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal recently won the ITTF Challenger plus Oman Open held in Muscat. Sharath Kamal beat top-seeded Portugal’s Marcos Freitas in the final. This was his international title after 2010 when Sharath had bagged at Egypt Open. Sharath is the only Indian paddler to become Senior National Champion for nine times. He ..

Indian hockey player Balbir Singh Kullar passes away

Former Indian hockey player Balbir Singh Kullar, who was a part of the Olympics bronze-winning team, recently passed away at the age of 77. The Punjab-based player was a recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri and Arjuna award for his contribution towards Hockey. Balbir Singh was also part of the gold medal winning Indian team ..

Illustrious Fashion designer Wendell Rodricks passes away

Renowned Fashion designer Wendell Rodricks recently passed away in Goa. A popular personality in Designing, he was also called as ‘Guru of Minimalism’. He was known for introducing the ideas of ‘Resort wear’ and ‘Eco-friendly garments’ in the country. He was also a promoter of Khadi movement and a recipient of India’s fourth-highest civilian award, ..

Eminent writer Giriraj Kishore passes away

Renowned writer and academician Giriraj Kishore passed away recently. The Gandhian writer was 82-years-old. He was also the recipient of the prestigious civilian award ‘Padma Shri’. The famous literary works of Giriraj Kishore include ‘Pahla Girmitiya’ and ‘Dhaai Ghar’. A recipient of ‘Sahitya Samman’, he was also a former member of the Sahitya Academy working ..

Vice President unveils ‘A Child of Destiny: an autobiography’

Renowned Indian philosopher and educationist Prof. K. Ramakrishna Rao has authored his autobiography, which is titled as ‘A Child of Destiny: an autobiography’. It was released by the Indian Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, in Visakhapatnam. The Professor, Vice Chancellor of GITAM University, was also the recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri award. He had ..

Eminent Punjabi writer Dalip Kaur Tiwana passes away

Renowned Punjabi writer and novelist Dalip Kaur Tiwana passed away recently, at a hospital in Mohali. The 84-year-old writer had been the recipient of various prestigious awards including the Padma Shri and Sahitya Akademi. She had the Padma Shri award in 2015, in solidarity with writers protesting against suppression of freedom of expression. The Punjabi ..

Names of 141 Padma Awardees for 2020 announced

Sixteen eminent personalities were announced as the recipient of the third-highest civilian award of India ‘Padma Bhushan’ award this year, for their distinguished service of a high order. Out of the 141 total Padma awardees selected this year, there were seven Padma Vibhushan, 16 Padma Bhushan and 118 Padma Shri Awardees. Famous personalities who were ..

Priyanka Chopra receives UNICEF’s Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award

Miss World 2000, Priyanka Chopra has been honored by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) with UNICEF’s Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award. She was named as the recipient of the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award by United Nations Children’s Fund in June this year, received the award in New York on Tuesday, 3rd December 2019. Priyanka Chopra ..