Eminent Scholar of Vedic period and Indologist Dr. NR Varhadpande passed away in Nagpur. He was well-known for his book titled ‘Aryan Invasion: A Myth’.
Vasundhara Komkali, who spent most of her life as the great Kumar Gandharva’s wife, student and accompanist died after a brief illness. For the longest time, her voice used to fill the spaces in her husband’s music with the selflessness of a devotee.
Former President APJ Abdul Kalam, the ‘missile man’ who came to be known as ‘People’s President’ died after he collapsed during a lecture at the IIM in Shillong on Monday evening. APJ Abdul Kalam rose from humble origins to become the President in the most unexpected manner during the NDA government under Atal Bihari Vajpayee after an all party consensus minus the left parties that saw him through in an election which he won handsomely.