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Obituaries of the months of September 2012

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  • Bill Moggridge (69): A British industrial designer of early Laptop, who is credited with the design of the Grid Compass, a Computer that had a Keyboard and yellow-on-black display that sold for $8,150 when it was released in 1982, died in New York on September 8.


    Hal David (91): An Oscar and Grammy-winning lyricist who produced dozens of hit songs with composer Burt Bacharach that included Raindrops Keep Fallin ‘on My Head, What The World Needs Now Is Love and What’s New Pussycat? Died in Los Angeles on September 1.


    Michael Clarke Duncan (54): Hollywood actor who was nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of a death row inmate in the 1999 drama the Green Mile and also started in Armageddon, The Scorpion King, Daredvil, Sin City, Kung Fu panda, The Whole Nine yards, died in Los Angeles on September 3.


    Rev Sun Myung Moon (92): The religious leader of South Korea who founded the Unification Church and built it into a multibillion-dollar business empire, is dead.


    DR. Verghese Kurien (90): Founder of Amul and father of the “white revolution” (see photo on cover) who transformed India from a milk-deficient nation into the world’s largest milk producer, and recipient of Padma Vibhushan award In 1999, World Food Prize and Ramon Magsaysay Award, died in Anand (Gujarat) on September 9.


    K.S. Sudarshan (81): The former RSS chief, settled down in Bhopal after he quit the Sangh post on March 21, 2009, owing to illness, breathed his last at his birthplace, Raipur, Chhattisgarh on September 15.


    Bill Moggridge (69): A British industrial designer of early Laptop, who is credited with the design of the Grid Compass, a Computer that had a Keyboard and yellow-on-black display that sold for $8,150 when it was released in 1982, died in New York on September 8.


    Hal David (91): An Oscar and Grammy-winning lyricist who produced dozens of hit songs with composer Burt Bacharach that included Raindrops Keep Fallin ‘on My Head, What The World Needs Now Is Love and What’s New Pussycat? Died in Los Angeles on September 1.


    Michael Clarke Duncan (54): Hollywood actor who was nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of a death row inmate in the 1999 drama the Green Mile and also started in Armageddon, The Scorpion King, Daredvil, Sin City, Kung Fu panda, The Whole Nine yards, died in Los Angeles on September 3.


    Rev Sun Myung Moon (92): The religious leader of South Korea who founded the Unification Church and built it into a multibillion-dollar business empire, is dead.


    DR. Verghese Kurien (90): Founder of Amul and father of the “white revolution” (see photo on cover) who transformed India from a milk-deficient nation into the world’s largest milk producer, and recipient of Padma Vibhushan award In 1999, World Food Prize and Ramon Magsaysay Award, died in Anand (Gujarat) on September 9.


    K.S. Sudarshan (81): The former RSS chief, settled down in Bhopal after he quit the Sangh post on March 21, 2009, owing to illness, breathed his last at his birthplace, Raipur, Chhattisgarh on September 15.


    Anil Bordia (78): Eminent educationist, activist, Padma Bhushan (2010) awardee and former civil servant, who played an important role in defining the country’s new education policy in 1986 and later evolved consensus on it as the Union Education Secretary from 1987 to 1992 and was instrumental in Universalisation of primary education in Rajasthan and Bihar, died in Jaipur on September 2.


    Ranganath Mishra (86): Former chief Justice of India passed away at a private hospital in Bhubaneshear on September 13 after a prolonged illness.


    G. Kasturi (87): Former editor of the Hindu, who played a leading role in the Hindu’s expansion and modernization and was its longest-serving editor, having headed its editorial teams for nearly 26 years from 1965-91, died in Chennai on September 21.


    Konda laxman Bapuji (97): Noted freedom fighter, former minister and Telegana protagonist who participated in ‘Vandemataram’ and ‘Quit India Movements’ and fought against the Nizam’s rule for the liberation of Hyderabad State and later in the ‘non-mulki’ agitation in 1952 and gave up his Minister’s post in Support of the demand for statehood to Telangana in 1969, died in Hyderabad on September 21.


    Dinesh Thakur (65): Noted Hindi film actor and theatre director best known for his lead role in Rajnigandha, and who won a Filmfare award in the best story category for Ghar (1978), Passed away in Mumbai early on September 20.


    Syed Mustafa Siraj (82): A veteran Bengali writer and octogenarian author who was bestowed with Sahitya Akademi award in 1994 for his novel Aleek Manush and penned over 300 short stories and 150 novels, died in Kolkata on September 4.


    A.M. Gopu (83): Born as A.M. Govindarasu, a Veteran freedom fighter and Communist leader who survived police bullets six decades ago and for whose capture the police had once announced a reward of Rs 5,000 and after the split in the Communist movement, he remained with CPI and worked actively in AITUC, the trade union affiliated to the party, is dead.


    Surendranath Thilakan (77): Malayalam cinema’s acting powerhouse, a man of rough edges on and off screen, but whose courage and convictions prevailed even in the face of ostracism form his chosen vocation, acted in nearly 200 films during his four-decade-long film career and won accolades and several awards on the way and was honoured with the Padma Shri in 2009, died on September 24 in Thiruvananthapuram.


    Anil Bordia (78): Eminent educationist, activist, Padma Bhushan (2010) awardee and former civil servant, who played an important role in defining the country’s new education policy in 1986 and later evolved consensus on it as the Union Education Secretary from 1987 to 1992 and was instrumental in Universalisation of primary education in Rajasthan and Bihar, died in Jaipur on September 2.


    Ranganath Mishra (86): Former chief Justice of India passed away at a private hospital in Bhubaneshear on September 13 after a prolonged illness.


    G. Kasturi (87): Former editor of the Hindu, who played a leading role in the Hindu’s expansion and modernization and was its longest-serving editor, having headed its editorial teams for nearly 26 years from 1965-91, died in Chennai on September 21.


    Konda laxman Bapuji (97): Noted freedom fighter, former minister and Telegana protagonist who participated in ‘Vandemataram’ and ‘Quit India Movements’ and fought against the Nizam’s rule for the liberation of Hyderabad State and later in the ‘non-mulki’ agitation in 1952 and gave up his Minister’s post in Support of the demand for statehood to Telangana in 1969, died in Hyderabad on September 21.


    Dinesh Thakur (65): Noted Hindi film actor and theatre director best known for his lead role in Rajnigandha, and who won a Filmfare award in the best story category for Ghar (1978), Passed away in Mumbai early on September 20.


    Syed Mustafa Siraj (82): A veteran Bengali writer and octogenarian author who was bestowed with Sahitya Akademi award in 1994 for his novel Aleek Manush and penned over 300 short stories and 150 novels, died in Kolkata on September 4.


    A.M. Gopu (83): Born as A.M. Govindarasu, a Veteran freedom fighter and Communist leader who survived police bullets six decades ago and for whose capture the police had once announced a reward of Rs 5,000 and after the split in the Communist movement, he remained with CPI and worked actively in AITUC, the trade union affiliated to the party, is dead.


    Surendranath Thilakan (77): Malayalam cinema’s acting powerhouse, a man of rough edges on and off screen, but whose courage and convictions prevailed even in the face of ostracism form his chosen vocation, acted in nearly 200 films during his four-decade-long film career and won accolades and several awards on the way and was honoured with the Padma Shri in 2009, died on September 24 in Thiruvananthapuram.

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