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PERSONS IN NEWS - April 2022

Apr 2022

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.

Aug 05, 2022

Former Boxing World Champion Johnny Famechon Dies

  • Former boxing world champion Johnny Famechon died in Melbourne after a lengthy illness. He was 77.
  • The Sport Australia Hall of Fame announced Famechon's death.
  • The Australian boxer's most memorable world title victory was his WBC points decision win against Cuban Jose Legra at London's Albert Hall in 1969. Famechon boxed professionally for more than 20 years and had a record of 56 wins — 20 by knockout — six draws and five losses.
  • Famechon defended his featherweight world title against Japan's Masahiko Harada, better known as Fighting Harada, six months after beating Legra.
  • Famechon attempted to defend his WBC title in May 1970 in Rome against Mexican Vicente Saldivar but lost the fight. He retired from boxing soon after at the age of 24.

Aug 03, 2022

Narendra Pays Homage to Pingali Venkayya on his Birth Anniversary

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to the designer of the Indian National flag, Pingali Venkayya on his birth anniversary.
  • The Prime Minister said that the nation will forever be indebted to him for his efforts in giving citizens of the country 'the Tricolour'.
  • To mark the birth anniversary of Pingali Venkayya, the designer of India's national flag, the Central government released a special commemorative postage stamp.
  • Born near Machilipatnam (Andhra Pradesh) on August 2, 1876, Pingali had designed many models of the national flag. In 1921, Mahatma Gandhi approved a design during the Indian National Congress meeting in Vijayawada. The national flag that we see today was based upon his design.
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