, actor and music composer
S P Balasubramaniam
hailed as “singing moon” and “songs cloud” by his tens of millions of admirers was laid to rest at his
in close proximity to listed here on Saturday with a 24-gun salute by Tamil Nadu police.
After the singer’s son S P Charan performed the funeral rites amid Vedic chants by monks, 24 law enforcement personnel gave a gun salute and later on the overall body was lowered into a deep pit and buried.
With policemen marching together, the entire body was brought on a bier to the specified burial place from an enclosure earmarked for people today to pay out homage and perform rituals.
The farm dwelling at Tamaraipakkam in close by Tiruvallur district teemed with his admirers, perfectly-wishers and celebs for the funeral and about five hundred law enforcement personnel were deployed to control crowd.
The singer, praised as “Padum Nila” (singing moon) and “Isai Megam” (new music cloud) by his admirers for his mellifluous voice examined favourable for coronavirus and admitted to MGM Health care here on August 5 and he died on Friday.
Celeb Fatalities Of 2019: India Misplaced Sushma-Jaitley, Kushal Punjabi, CCD Manager
The Last Goodbye
2019 has left a void in our hearts.
From Bollywood veterans and Hollywood stars to political stalwarts, we missing numerous personalities in excess of the span of one yr.
When huge names like politicians Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and trend designer Karl Lagerfeld missing their life after battling prolonged sicknesses, other individuals like businessman VG Siddhartha and actor Kushal Punjabi succumbed to their mental wellbeing struggles.
Here is a look at all the influential figures we bid adieu to this yr, but they continue on to continue to be in our hearts.
2019 ended on a unhappy notice right after news of Tv set star Kushal Punjabi’s suicide broke. The 37-year-previous actor, finest recognised for his appearance in movies like ‘Lakshya’, ‘Andaz’ and ‘Kaal’, was identified hanging at his Mumbai residence on December 27.
The actor who was last observed in well known Television set collection ‘Ishq Mein Marjawan’ remaining a a person-and-a-fifty percent website page suicide note, specifying that no one must be held accountable for his demise. In his letter, he wrote that fifty for every cent of his residence should really be distributed similarly amongst his moms and dads and sister, though the remaining 50 per cent be supplied to his 3-12 months-previous son Kian.
Punjabi begun his profession as a dancer and design. He appeared in several audio videos these types of as ‘Pehla Nasha’ (remix) and DJ Aqeel’s ‘Kehdoon Tumhen’ recreation.
Dr Shreeram Lagoo
The year observed a good deal of veteran bid their closing goodbyes, and one particular of them was veteran Marathi theatre and cinema stalwart Dr Shreeram Lagoo. The prolific character artiste, who was seen in many Bollywood movies, handed away following a cardiac arrest at his Pune home on December seventeen at ninety two.
He was a properly trained ENT surgeon by job, but adopted his enthusiasm for performing and theatre. He played an crucial part in the growth of theatre movement in Maharashtra in the submit-Independence era together with Vijay Tendulkar, Vijaya Mehta and Arvind Deshpande.
He is perfectly-recognised for his roles in Marathi performs these kinds of as ‘Natsamrat’ and ‘Himalayachi Saoli’, and V Shantaram’s ‘Pinjra’ manufactured him well-known.
In Bollywood, Lagoo essayed unforgettable roles in movies like ‘Ek Din Achanak’, ‘Gharonda’, ‘Muqaddar Ka Sikandar’ and ‘Laawaris’. He performed Gopal Krishna Gokhale in Richard Attenborough’s ‘Gandhi’.
Celeb chef Gary Rhodes, who place British cuisine on the map, passed absent from a head harm immediately after collapsing in his Dubai residence at the age of 59 on November 26. His household verified that right after a great food with family members he abruptly collapsed and died due to subdural haematoma, bleeding involving the skull and brain.
The chef, who gained his 1st Michelin star at 26, was recognised to introduce the tradition of gastropub to the globe. He was also observed in well-known intercontinental reveals like ‘MasterChef’ and ‘Hell’s Kitchen’.
Shaukat Kaifi Azmi
Veteran actor Shaukat Kaifi Azmi’s demise was a decline for Indian theatre and cinema. Shabana Azmi’s mother, who was final noticed in Shaadi Ali’s ‘Saathiya’, handed absent on November 22 in her early ’90s owing to age-connected ailments in Mumbai.
The phase thespian, together with her husband and celebrated Urdu poet and movie lyricist Kaifi Azmi, was a major light-weight of the Indian People’s Theatre Affiliation and the Progressive Writers Association, which have been the cultural platforms of the Communist Occasion of India.
She was also found in films like ‘Bazaar’, ‘Umrao Jaan’ and Mira Nair’s Oscar-nominated film ‘Salaam Bombay!’.