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Nagpur-based lead actor of Marathi movie ‘Court’ Vira Sathidar dies of COVID-19

Vira Sathidar in a still from 'Court'

Vira Sathidar in a still from ‘Court’

Lead actor of National Award winning 2014 Marathi movie Court? Vira Sathidar died on Tuesday due to COVID-19 related complications at Nagpur’s AIIMS.


Nagpur-based activist Sathidar, who was in his early 60s, had taken his COVID-19 vaccine on March 19. However, he contracted the virus 10 days post his vaccination.

Filmmaker Chaitanya Tamhane, who confirmed the actors demise, said the latter was put on a ventilator and breathed his last around 3 am.

Directed by Chaitanya Tamhane, Court is a Marathi language legal drama where Sathidar played the role of a teacher and a protest poet named Narayan Kamble. He was also an active participant in the Ambedkarite movement in Maharashtra and convenor of the Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA).

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Cricketers, friends pay tribute to late sports journalist Ruchir Mishra on 44th birth anniversary

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Amar Ashok Jajoo | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

Cricketers, colleagues, friends and family members of late sports journalist Ruchir Mishra, who died due to COVID on May 4, 2021, at the age of 43, celebrated his life and recalled the time spent with Ruchir on his 44th birth anniversary.

Ruchir’s wife Nitu Mishra, his kids (Nitya and Kabir), his brothers (Arpit, Ankit and Harshit) his brother-in-laws and his parents Geeta and Dinesh Mishra had organised a memorial event at Press Club on April 22, 2022.

During the memorial event, Ruchir’s colleagues from the The Times of India, Nagpur, remembered the time spent with him. Cricketers VVS Laxman, Mohammad Kaif, Wasim Jaffar, Shikhar Dhawan, Umesh Yadav and Chandrakant Pandit who were good friends with Ruchir, also sent video messages, which were played on a screen.

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Renowned Nagpur businessman AK Gandhi passes away

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

AK Gandhi (Photo by: Darshan Bagwe)

AK Gandhi (Photo by: Darshan Bagwe)

Renowned businessman from Nagpur Ashok Gandhi (popularly known as AK Gandhi), who was one of the biggest brands in white goods retails in Vidarbha, passed away due to heart attack on Friday night.


Gandhi, who was in his early seventies, was admitted at CIIMS Hospital in Bajaj Nagar where he breathed his last.


Gandhi, who was the President of Nagpur Shikshan Mandal, ran popular showrooms at Yeshwant Stadium including AK Gandhi TVS, AK Gandhi Electronics to name a few.

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When Lata Mangeshkar shared hearty laugh with rakhi brother Dilip Kumar, NKP Salve | Nagpur | 1996

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

L to R: Lata Mangeshkar, NKP Salve, Dilip Kumar

L to R: Lata Mangeshkar, NKP Salve, Dilip Kumar

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar passed away on Sunday morning, February 6 at 8:12 am after fighting COVID and pneumonia for almost a month.

The legendary singer, as per doctors, died due to multi-organ failure at the age of 93.

In the picture, taken in 1996 in Nagpur, legendary singer could be seen sharing a hearty laugh along with former Union Minister and ex-BCCI President from Nagpur late NKP Salve and her ‘rakhi brother’ late actor Dilip Kumar.

The singer, during her trip to Nagpur, had also interacted with journalists during her press conference at Hotel Tuli International.


Lata Mangeshkar with members of the media fraternity at Nagpur in 1996

Lata Mangeshkar with members of the media fraternity at Nagpur in 1996


Dilip Kumar, one of greatest actors of all time and a legend of mainstream Indian cinema, passed away in Mumbai at the age of 98 in July last year.

NKP Salve, the veteran Congress leader, passed away at a private hospital in Delhi due to age-related problems on April 1, 2012 at the age of 90.

He is survived by a son and eminent lawyer Harish Salve and daughter Arundhati Upadhyaya who’s a prominent educationist in Central India.

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