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Nagpur: Gowari community pays respect to martyrs who lost their lives in 1994 stampede

Members of Gowari community gathered at the Adivasi Gowari Shahid Smarak in Nagpur on November 23, 2021, to pay their respects to the martyrs who lost their lives on the same date 27 years back in 1994. Above are some pictures of the members of the community captured by Nation Next photographers Bhavesh Mahalle and Swapnil Ukey. 

On November 23, 1994, 50,000 people from Gowari Community gathered in Nagpur during the winter session of Maharashtra State Assembly to demand Scheduled Tribes (ST) status for the community to enable Gowaris to get reservation in jobs and education. What followed was a tragic incident, which led to the death of 114 people, including several women and children. Nation Next, on the 27th anniversary of the tragic incident, through it’s new series ‘Discover Nagpur,’ tells you all about you need to know about the incident!

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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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