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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:59 pm 
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SP Balasubrahmanyam

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Legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam dies at 74 in Chennai
Legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam, aged 74, breathed his last today. He was in hospital for nearly two months after being diagnosed with Covid-19 in August. He tested negative on September 13.

Janani K
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September 25, 2020
UPDATED: September 25, 2020 14:58 IST

SP Balasubrahmanyam breathed his last on September 25.

Legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam aka SPB breathed his last on September 25 due to illness. He was 74. In the first week of August, SP Balasubrahmanyam, fondly called SPB, tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Since it was a mild case of Covid-19, SPB was asked to quarantine himself at home. He chose to get himself hospitalised as his family members were concerned. His condition deteriorated on September 23 and he was deemed extremely critical.

His son, SP Charan, addressed the media and said, "My dad breathed his last at 1:04 pm. Thank you everyone for your prayers. My dad will live long till his fans remember him."

Director Venkat Prabhu, who is close to SP Charan and his family took to Twitter to share the sad news with the world. SP Balasubrahmanyam breathed his last at 1:04 PM on September 25.

SPB’s body likely to be taken from the hospital at 4pm. His family is trying to seek permission for public homage at his Chennai residence. His body will be laid to rest at his farm house in Tamaraipakkam in the outskirts of Chennai. SP Balasubrahmanyam is survived by wife Savitri and his two children - daughter Pallavi and son SP Charan. His last rites will be performed by his son, Charan. After testing positive for the novel coronavirus, SPB was in good condition till August 13. His condition worsened that night after which he was put on ventilator. For over a month, he was on ECMO and ventilator support. On September 13, he tested negative for the novel coronavirus.

SP Balasubrahmanyam's untimely demise has come as a huge shock for the South film industry. Celebrities and fans are shocked to know that the singer with an infectious smile is no more. They have been taking to social media to share their grief.

SPB was a multi-talented person. He had worked as a singer, actor, music director, dubbing artist and film producer in multiple languages. In his career spanning five decades, he had recorded over 40,000 songs in several languages.

In his long career, he had won several awards and accolades for his mellifluous voice. In fact, he had won the Guinness World Record for recording the highest number of songs. He had been conferred Nation Award for Best Male Playback Singer six times and had bagged Nandi Awards in Telugu cinema 25 times.

SPB was also bestowed with Padma Shri Award in 2001 and Padma Bhushan in 2011.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:24 pm 
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Mishti Mukherjee (Debut film: Kaanchi)

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Actress Mishti Mukherjee passes away after renal failure
(Kidney faied due to Keto Diet)

Mishti died on Friday night and a statement issued a day later confirmed the demise. Last rites of the 27-year-old actress were performed on Saturday.

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"Actress Mishti Mukherjee who marked her brilliance in many films and music videos with her ace acting is no more. Due to keto diet, her kidney failed in Bangalore and she breathed her last on Friday night,the actress suffered a lot of pain. Unforgettable and unfortunate loss. May her soul rest in peace. She is survived by her parents and brother," read the statement.

Mishti made her Bollywood debut as a lead actress in Subhash Ghai's 2014 release, "Kaanchi: The Unbreakable"]. She essayed the title role in the film. She had featured in a special appearance dance number in the 2013 release "Main Krishna Hoon" before that. In a short career span, Mishti was also seen in films such as "Great Grand Masti" (2016), "Begum Jaan" (2017) and Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi" (2019), besides Bengali and Telugu projects, and music videos.



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:39 pm 
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rana wrote:
Mishti Mukherjee (Debut film: Kaanchi)

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https://www.freepressjournal.in/enterta ... al-failure
Oct 4, 2020

Actress Mishti Mukherjee passes away after renal failure
(Kidney faied due to Keto Diet)

Mishti died on Friday night and a statement issued a day later confirmed the demise. Last rites of the 27-year-old actress were performed on Saturday.

"Actress Mishti Mukherjee who marked her brilliance in many films and music videos with her ace acting is no more. Due to keto diet, her kidney failed in Bangalore and she breathed her last on Friday night,the actress suffered a lot of pain. Unforgettable and unfortunate loss. May her soul rest in peace. She is survived by her parents and brother," read the statement.

Mishti made her Bollywood debut as a lead actress in Subhash Ghai's 2014 release, "Kaanchi: The Unbreakable"]. She essayed the title role in the film. She had featured in a special appearance dance number in the 2013 release "Main Krishna Hoon" before that. In a short career span, Mishti was also seen in films such as "Great Grand Masti" (2016), "Begum Jaan" (2017) and Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi" (2019), besides Bengali and Telugu projects, and music videos.


There has been a lot of mis-reporting in the news - Mishti Chakraborty, who made her debut in Kaanchi, is still very much alive. The actress who has passed away is Mishti Mukherjee:

https://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/ent ... 479799.cms


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:12 am 
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So glad that Mishti (KAANCHI) that we knew is fine.

Mixed up reporting caused, perhaps correct name but wrong ID. The link content that I copy pasted, I notice that they have made the correction too.

Could not find any info on IMDB for Mishti Mukherjee who died.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:27 am 
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There is report of VISHAL ANNAND (Bhisham Kohli) (Dev Annand's Sister's Son) breathing his last on Oct 4.

Did not find too many film credits on IMDB.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1131828/?ref_=rvi_nm

https://www.freepressjournal.in/enterta ... ed-illness

BTW, this link too is Freepress Journal that reported Mishti (Kaanchi) death that actually turned out to be a different Mishti.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:59 pm 
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We missed another entry of a respectable actress. Her name is Geethanjali, people may recognize her as the actress in Parasmani (1963). She died in 2019, on October 31.

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Veteran actress Geetanjali passes away
By - TNNCreated: Nov 1, 2019, 07:00 IST

veteran actress Geetanjali breathed her last late on Wednesday night while undergoing treatment for a cardiac arrest. She was 72. Her passing has left her family and loved ones from the film industry in shock. In an illustrious career that spanned over six decades, Geetanjali featured in over 200 films in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi. Introduced to the silver screen by NTR with Seetharama Kalyanam in 1961, some of her noted films include Dr Chakravarthy, Gudachari 116, Bobbili Yuddham and more.
Born as Mani in Kakinada, the actress was re-christened Geetanjali by Lakshmikant-Pyarelal who helmed her film Parasmani. Hailing from a family of four girls and one boy, she first performed on stage as a four-year-old, when she did a classical dance with her sister. There was no looking back after that.
Geethanjali’s performance as Sita in her debut film became her calling card. She went on to act alongside major matinee idols of the time, including NTR, ANR, Sivaji Ganesan, and Rajkumar. She married her co-star Ramakrishna, with whom she worked in many films. Tamannaah-starrer That is Mahalakshmi, that is yet to release, will be Geethanjali’s last film.
remembering his mother as a happy soul who never let her illness take control of her life, her son and actor Adith Srinivas, got emotional. Several Tollywood stars too poured in their tributes. “She was introduced to the silver screen as Sita and she had all the qualities of the goddess. She was like a mother to everyone here, sticking with us through thick and thin,” said Naresh. Breaking down, Hema, who couldn’t control her tears said, “I used to be very close to her. She was so motherly; she would always ensure I was in a good frame of mind.”
A shocked Uttej added, “We are all in deep shock because we all loved Geetanjali garu. She was the embodiment of film industry for me. I used to tease her by calling her Geetha... I spoke to her just yesterday.”
Manchu Manoj tweeted, “Sad to hear #Geetanjali garus sudden demise. My condolences-to the family ... she was very close to our family and it’s really heartbreaking.... u will always live through Cinema andi. Rest in peace...” (sic)
The mortal remains of the actress were kept at her home in Nandinagar. The last rites were performed on Thursday evening.


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BHANU ATHAIYA

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By - TIMESOFINDIA.COMUpdated: Oct 15, 2020, 19:40 IST

India's first Academy Award winner Bhanu Athaiya has passed away at the age of 91. She made history by winning the Oscar for Best Costume Design for Lord Richard Attenborough's Gandhi in 1983.
In an exclusive interaction with ETimes, her daughter Radhika confirmed that she passed away in her sleep this morning. She added that she had slight fever and cough and was taking antibiotics. It was kind of pneumonia.
She won the Best Costume Design Oscar for her work in the film ‘Gandhi’.
Bhanu Athaiya worked with all top filmmakers including Oscar nominated film ‘Lagaan’. She designed costumes for films like ‘Pyaasa’, ‘Chaudvin Ka Chaand’ ‘Kagaz Ke Phool’, ‘Waqt’, ‘Raat Aur Din’, ‘Guide’, ‘Teesri Manzil’, ‘Johny Mera Naam’, ‘Karz’, ‘Ek Duuje Ke Liye’, ‘Razia Sultan’, ‘Agneepath’, ‘Ajooba’ and ‘1942 – A Love Story’ and others. The last film for which she designed costumes were Aamir Khan’s ‘Lagaan’ and Shah Rukh Khan starrer ‘Swades’.


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