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PERSONS IN NEWS - August 2022

Aug 2022

Nov 23, 2022

Rasna's Founder Areez Khambatta Passes Away

  • Founder and chairman of Rasna group, Areez Khambatta has been passed away at the age of 85 due to cardiac arrest in Ahmedabad. Khambatta had established the popular orange-flavoured beverage brand in 1976. 
  • He was awarded the President of India's Home Guard and Civil Defence Medal, as well as the Paschimi Star, Samarseva, and Sangram Medals. He was honoured with the National Citizen's Award for his outstanding contribution in the field of commerce.

Nov 21, 2022

Veteran Actress, Popular Doordarshan Host Tabassum Passes Away

  • Veteran actress Tabassum, known for her work as a child artiste and also as host of popular Doordarshan talk show "Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan", died after suffering a cardiac arrest.
  • In the 1950s, Tabassum acted in movies such as "Sargam", "Sangram", "Deedar", and "Baiju Bawra".
  • She also had a minor role in the 1960 historical epic "Mughal-e-Azam", starring Prithviraj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar and Madhubala.
  • After a few more films, Tabassum took up the job of the host of "Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan", which was Indian television's first talk show.
  • She emceed the show from 1972 to 1993 during which she interviewed several big stars of the Indian film industry.

Nov 18, 2022

Indian Basketball Legend Abbas Moontasir Passes Away

  • The former India basketball captain and Arjuna awardee, Gulam Abbas Moontasir, passed away in Mumbai. He was born in Mumbai in 1942. He started playing in Nagpada by the American missionaries, later he started getting inclined towards basketball. From Nagpada Basketball Association to the International stage, he has always been an aggressive player with a unique physical style on the court.
  • His basketball debut came in 1960 in an exhibition game against Australia. He captained the national team in the 1969 and 1975 Asian Basketball Championships in Bangkok. He was part of the Indian team at the 1970 Asian Games, which finished sixth after topping a group that also contained China, Thailand and Malaysia. In the same year, Muntasir was selected in the Asian All-Star team and received the Arjuna Award, the first basketball player to receive this honour.

Nov 15, 2022

Religare Enterprises Signs Olympian Yogeshwar Dutt as Brand Ambassador

  • Financial services company Religare Enterprises Limited (REL) signed Padma Shri awardee and Indian freestyle wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, as its brand ambassador.
  • He will be the face of the company's integrated brand marketing campaigns across mediums, the company said in a statement. Dutt is an Olympics, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games medallist.
  • The Religare group is a firm believer in the significance of sports in developing the character of India's youth and its social fabric.

Nov 14, 2022

Renowned Mathematician, R.L. Kashyap Passes Away

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his tributes to mathematician R.L. Kashyap who passed away at the age of 85.
  • R.L. Kashyap worked as a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computers for three decades at Purdue University in America. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2021 by the central government for his considerable service in the field of studying the Vedas.
  • Kashyap received many international awards for his immense contributions to the fields of science and technology. Kashyap also wrote more than 250 research papers.
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