Tamil comedian-actor Nellai Siva passed away due to a heart attack on May 11. The 69-year-old actor was suffering from other age-related illnesses as well. Making his debut in Kollywood with director Pandiarajan's Aan Paavam, Siva worked in several popular films including Saamy, Thirupaachi, Kireedam and Imsai Arasan 23 aam Pulikecei. He was last featured in the movie named Paramapadham Vilayattu, released in April 2021.
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In a tragic incident, four children lost their lives due to suffocation after being trapped in a car in Uttar Pradesh’s Bhagpat district on May 7. Reportedly, five children were playing in the car parked outside a house when it got auto-locked. While four children were found dead on the spot, one was in a critical condition and is being treated at a hospital.
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Popular Telugu playback singer and music director, G Anand succumbed to COVID-19 on May 6. Many celebrities including Chiranjeevi grieved his loss and offered condolences to his family. Chiranjeevi remembered his first dance for a song on the big screen composed by Anand. Anand’s top classics include 'Vithala Vithala Panduranga Vithala' and 'Dikkulu Chudaku Ramayya.' The 67-year-old veteran artist also formed a musical troupe named '… read-more
Former Kerala Minister R Balakrishna Pillai passed away at the age of 87 on May 3 in Kerala's Kottarakara. Pillai, the chairman of Kerala Congress B, had served as Kerala's minister for transport, excise and power. Becoming an MLA at the young age of 25, Pillai was one of the founders of the Kerala Congress. His son, KB Ganesh Kumar, has sealed a victory in the recent Kerala Assembly elections.
Tamil cinematographer and director KV Anand passed away on April 30 due to heart attack in Chennai's hospital. According to reports, the 54-year-old suffered COVID-19 complications. Mourning his loss, celebrities including Mohanlal, Allu Arjun and many more took to social media & expressed their condolences. Moreover, being a cinematographer for over 2 decades he directed remarkable movies including Ayan, Ko, and Maattrraan.
Supreme Court judge Justice Mohan M Shantanagoudar has passed away at 62 in Gurgaon on April 25. Battling a lung infection, he was admitted to the ICU ward at the Medanta hospital. However, it is uncertain if Shantanagoudar had contracted the coronavirus. Earlier, he was the Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court and then was elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court on February 17, 2017.
Actor Satish Kaul who acted the role of Lord Indra in the most beloved TV show Mahabharata passed away on April 10, due to COVID-19 complications. The 74-year-old actor was tested positive on April 8, and was subsequently admitted at a hospital in Ludhiana. Earlier, due to financial crunch the actor had said, "I got so much love as an actor, I need some attention now as a human in need."
Former UP minister Bhagwati Singh has passed away at 89 on April 4. Reportedly, last rites of the founder member of the Samajwadi Party will not be performed as he had wished to donate his body to Lucknow's King George Medical University. Expressing grief, the party has cancelled its April 4 news conference. Former UP CM and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav also expressed his condolences towards the veteran leader.
Former Union Minister and Gujarat MLA Digvijaysinh Zala has died at the age of 88. Creating the Environment Ministry and becoming the first Environment Minister under Indira Gandhi’s regime, Zala had also headed the Wankaner princely state in Saurashtra. He represented India's stand on environmental issues in the UN multiple times. Zala also initiated the process of replacing wooden sleepers under railway tracks with cement ones to save trees… read-more
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Two catering workers died of suffocation while cleaning a septic tank at a banquet hall in Delhi's Ghazipur. Identified as Lokesh Kumar (35) and Prem Chand (40), the men were promised Rs 1,500 each for cleaning the tank. Reportedly, they were not provided any protective gear which caused their death. Meanwhile, police have police booked the banquet hall owner and two others. Notably, the Delhi government, in August 2017, had banned the manual… read-more
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