Monday, 8 August, 2022
TopicDeath anniversary

Topic: death anniversary

Ismail Merchant, the filmmaker who gave the world a new lens to look at Indians

A look back at Ismail Merchant's life & partnership with James Ivory, which produced 50 films, 31 Oscar nominations & 6 Oscars.

Congress leaders and party workers pay homage to Rajiv Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi paid homage to his father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 28th death anniversary on Tuesday...

Vijay Tendulkar: The titan of Marathi theatre who shattered taboos with his pen

ThePrint remembers celebrated playwright Vijay Tendulkar, who passed away on 19 May 2008, on his 11th death anniversary.

Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya, the Marxist who explained philosophy by linking it with science

On his death anniversary, ThePrint recalls the life of Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya and his contributions to the history of philosophical thought and scientific ideas.

Ustad Alla Rakha, whom the world hailed as ‘Einstein’ & ‘Picasso’ of the tabla

Tabla maestro Ustad Alla Rakha was one of the key figures who took Indian classical music to the West, and was also father and teacher to Ustad Zakir Hussain.

Periyar, the ‘South Indian Socrates’ who smashed Brahminical patriarchy

On his 45th death anniversary, a look at legacy of Dravidian patriarch Periyar who worked against caste discrimination & superstition.

Remembering ‘Dadamoni’ Ashok Kumar: A perfectionist actor, homoeopath & ‘wacky’ gentleman

Ashok Kumar, who died on 10 December 2001, was the first star of Hindi cinema, and is credited with many other firsts.

Aruna Asaf Ali, a fiercely independent freedom fighter who defied Mahatma Gandhi

On her death anniversary, remembering the woman who gave the Quit India Movement its iconic image and was known for her independent streak.

How this simple, God-loving Indian Muslim left behind such an enduring legacy

All communities loved and trusted him, but he rose to be the Muslim most loved by India's Hindu majority in our entire history, possibly since Mughal Emperor Akbar.

Remembering Capt. Lakshmi, freedom fighter & social activist, on her 6th death anniversary

Lakshmi Sahgal, who led the all-woman regiment of Bose's INA, was also the presidential candidate of the Left in 2002.

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A Kia Sonet in India, 2020 | Wikimedia Commons

Pandemic, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, naysayers —Kia Motors entered India and beat all

Kia Motors claims to have sold over 5 lakh cars in India in just under 3 years. With new EV6 lined up, will the future be as electric for the Korean company?
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.


The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.