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Persons in News: Sunil Gangopadhyay

Eminent Bengali writer and poet Sunil Gangopadhyay passed away.

  • imageHe was Sahitya Akademi President.
  • Known for his poems and novels in both West Bengal and Bangladesh.
  • Used the pen names Nil Lohit, Sanatan Pathak, and Nil Upadhyay
  • First poem: ‘Ekti Chithi’ (A letter)
  • First novel: ‘Atmaprakash’ (Emergence)
  • Other significant works: ‘Pratham Alo’ (‘First Light’), and ‘Purbo-Paschim’
  • His wrote thriller ‘Kakababu’ series which became very popular among children and teenagers.
  • He received Sahitya Akademi award in 1985 for his novel Sei Somoy.

Persons in News: Yash Chopra

Renowned filmmaker Yash Chopra(80) passed away.

Yash Chopra

  • Born: 27 September 1image932 Lahore, British India
  • Directorial debut with Dhool Ka Phool in 1959
  • Famous Films: Waqt, Ittefaq, Daag, Diwar, Silsila, Kabhie Kabhie, Darr, Dharmaputra, Kala Pathhar, Lamhe  
  • Awards and honors: As a producer he received National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment for Dil to Pagal Hai and Veer Zara in the year 1998 and 2005 respectively.
  • Last film: Jab Tak Hai Jaan
  • Won numerous Filmfare Best Director Awards
  • Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2001
  • Honorary Doctorate in Art by the Leeds Metropolitan University in Yorkshire
  • Lifetime Achievement Award at the 4th Pune International Film Festival 2006
  • Padma Bhushan in 2005
  • France’s highest civilian honour, Legion of Honour
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