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Person Current Affairs July 3rd Week 2018
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Person Current Affairs July 3rd Week 2018

 1. Kannada Poet M.N. Vyasa Rao Passes Away.

Noted Kannada poet and film lyricist M.N. Vyasa Rao passed away at his residence in Bengaluru on Sunday morning. He was 73 and is survived by his wife, daughter and a son. Vyasa Rao collapsed after suffering a massive cardiac arrest while having his breakfast and died in his house, sources said.

A bank employee by profession, Vyasa Rao entered Kannada film industry as a lyricist in 1975 in the hit film Shubhamangala directed by thespian Puttanna Kanagal. The songs he wrote for the film — “Suryangu chandrangu bandare munisu” and “Nakondla Naku” — remain classics even today.

He worked as a lyricist for many Puttanna Kanagal films and later expanded his repertoire. Many of his other poems are also known as ‘bhaavageetes’ (light music).

Vyasa Rao was also a novelist and had authored several detective and literary novels in Kannada, apart from writing short stories.

He was also a recipient of Karnataka Rajya Sahitya Academy award for his short story collection “Maleyalli Neneda Maragalu”.

 

2. Bhushan Steel Appoints Tata Steel`s TV Narendran As Chairman.

 Bhushan Steel Ltd, acquired by Tata Steel Ltd, on Sunday said that its board of directors has approved the appointment of T.V. Narendran as chairman and non-executive additional director of the company. Koushik Chatterjee too has been appointed as non-executive additional director. Narendran is the chief executive and managing director of Tata Steel while Chatterjee is chief financial officer and executive director.

A new management team has been put into place at Bhushan Steel after it was acquired by Tata Steel through India’s new insolvency and bankruptcy process.

“The board of directors at their meeting held on 11th July 2018 approved appointment of T.V. Narendran as chairman and non-executive additional director and Koushik Chatterjee as Non-Executive-Additional Director with effect from 11 July,” Bhushan Steel said in a statement.

On 18 May, Tata Steel—which had won the bid for Bhushan Steel in an insolvency process—completed the acquisition of 72.65% stake in Bhushan Steel where the latter’s lenders received 7.25 crore equity shares worth 2 each, after conversion of 14.5 crore worth loans in the company.

 

3. Actor Rita Bhaduri Passes Away.

Veteran actress Rita Bhaduri, who worked extensively in films and television shows, including the ongoing "Nimki Mukhiya", died here on Tuesday, said a source from the hospital where she was admitted for over a week.

Rita was at the Sujay Hospital in Vile Parle. She was fighting a weak kidney and was on dialysis.

"She died at around 1.30 a.m. and her family members took her body from the hospital at around 4 a.m.," the source told IANS.

With a career spanning over five decades, Rita played important supporting parts in movies like "Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa", "Kya Kehna", "Dil Vil Pyar Vyar" and "Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon". She also featured in Gujarati movies.

On the TV front, her credits include popular shows like "Hasratein", "Sarabhai vs Sarabhai", "Khichdi", "Ek Nayi Pehchaan", "Amanat", "Ek Mahal Ho Sapnon Ka" and "Kumkum". She was particularly popular for playing roles of a mother or grandmother.

In "Nimki Mukhiya", she was seen as a Imarti Devi, the grandmother of the house. Actor Shishir Sharma took to his Facebook account to share the news of Rita`s demise.

"We deeply regret to inform you that Rita Bhaduri has departed for her journey beyond... Extremely sad. Lost a wonderful human being... A mother to many of us. Will miss u Ma," he wrote.

Sharma informed that the actress` funeral rites will be held on Tuesday at 12 noon at the Cremation Ground, Parsi Wada Road, Parshiwada, Chakala, Andheri East.

 

4. JK Rowling To Release Next Book `Lethal White`.

Back in March 2017, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling revealed (after playfully teasing fans) that the title of her next novel would be Lethal White. No, this is not the name of a deadly new Harry Potter adventure, but rather a continuation of the Cormoran Strike crime series she writes under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Lethal White — which will be released on Sept. 18, it was announced Tuesday — is the fourth book in the Galbraith/Strike series, following A Cuckoo’s Calling, The Silkworm, and Career of Evil.

Lethal White presents Strike with a new case when a troubled young man named Billy comes to his office to ask for help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child. Despite the weirdness of Billy’s story (“I seen a kid killed…. He strangled it, up by the horse”), Strike detects sincerity and decides to investigate alongside his assistant-turned-agency-partner Robin Ellacott. As Strike and Robin pursue the truth of Billy’s story through the backstreets of London, a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, and a beautifully sinister country manor house, they’re pursued by new challenges. Strike’s newfound fame makes it hard for him to operate the way he once did, and Robin’s invaluable contributions to the business make her personal relationship with Strike rather tricky. 

Check out the Lethal White cover below. C.B. Strike, the BBC’s TV adaptation of the Galbraith novels starring Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger, makes its American premiere June 1 on Cinemax.


 

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