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PERSONS IN NEWS - February 2022

Feb 2022

Aug 17, 2022

Former BCCI Acting Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary Passes Away

  • Amitabh Chaudhary, the former BCCI acting secretary and president of Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) passed away.
  • A retired senior IPS officer, who rose to the rank of IGP with the Jharkhand Police, the former top cop was also the chairman of Jharkhand Public Service Commission (JPSC).
  • An IIT Kharagpur alumnus, Chaudhary was instrumental in getting the first-class status for Jharkhand after BCCI disbanded the Bihar Cricket Association during the late Jagmohan Dalmiya's tenure.

Aug 16, 2022

Veteran Stock Market Investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala Passes Away

  • Veteran stock investor and newly-launched Akasa Air founder Rakesh Jhunjhunwala passed away. He was 62.
  • The promoter of Akasa Air, Jhunjhunwala appeared days ago at its public launch.
  • Known as "India's Warren Buffet" for his ability to pick up low-priced quality stocks much before they become high performers, Jhunjhunwala was a cult figure in the Indian capital market. Retail investors followed his investment pattern.
  • Also known as the "Big Bull", he was always bullish about the Indian growth story.

Aug 14, 2022

Uttarakhand Govt. Appoints Rishab Pant as Brand Ambassador of State

  • Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami named cricketer Rishabh Pant as the brand ambassador of the state.
  • The wicketkeeper-batter was born in Roorkee in Uttarakhand's Haridwar district.
  • Naming Pant as the state's brand ambassador at Uttarakhand Sadan in Delhi, Dhami said that his achievements in the world of cricket due to his strong willpower despite coming from a very ordinary background can be a source of inspiration for everyone.
  • Pant thanked the Chief Minister for conferring him with the honour and giving him an opportunity to serve the state.

Aug 13, 2022

Noted Singer Shivamogga Subbanna Passes Away

  • National award-winning singer Shivamogga Subbanna passed away at the age of 83.
  • Subbanna was the first Kannadiga to win a National Award for playback singing the song 'Kaadu Kudure Odi Banditta' in the film Kaadu Kudure. He became a household name in Karnataka after he sang 'Baarisu Kannada Dindimava', written by Rashtrakavi Kuvempu.
  • Known for his work in the field of 'Sugama Sangeetha', a genre in which poetry in Kannada is set to music, Subbanna has worked on and sung poetries of famous poets such as Kuvempu and Da Ra Bendre, and got several awards and honours. He was also a singer with Akashvani and Doordarshan and had worked as an advocate.

Aug 08, 2022

Pulitzer Prize-winning Author David McCullough Passes Away

  • David McCullough, best-selling author and renowned historian who won Pulitzer Prizes for his biographies of presidents John Adams and Harry Truman, died at the age of 89.
  • McCullough was known for writing several deeply researched and popular works about important American figures and points in history such as the building of the Brooklyn Bridge and the first flight by the Wright Brothers.
  • McCullough won a Pulitzer Prize in 1993 for "Truman," a biography about the 33rd President of the United States and another Prize in 2002 for "John Adams," a biography about the 2nd U.S. President.
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