DEATHS - 2018 NOVEMBER

November 1

African American Playwright NtozakeShange passes away in Maryland
NtozakeShange’smost acclaimed theater piece is the 1975 Tony Award nominated play "For Colored Girls."
‘For Coloured Girls' is an award-winning choreopoem,which describes racisim, sexism, violence and rape experienced by sevenlbalck women. 
She also received Grammy Award in 1977.
The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Broadway Theatre,[1] more commonly known as the Tony Award, recognizes excellence in live Broadway theatre. The awards are presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League at an annual ceremony in New York City.

November 4

War Hero M.P. Awati Passes Away
Vice-Admiral M.P. Awati (retd.), who commanded a naval unit of the Eastern Fleet in the 1971 India-Pakistan war and whose actions led to the destruction of an enemy submarine passed away.
He was the commanding officer of INS Kamorta during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War.
He was awarded the Vir Chakra for his leadership and gallantry.
Vir Chakra award: Estd- 26 January 1950, Category-  Wartime gallantry award
Awarded for: Acts of gallantry in the presence of the enemy, whether on land, at sea or in the air.

November 5

India’s oldest villupaattu artist Poongani Passes Away
Poongani amma was in limelight after Award-winning rapper Lady Kash from Singapore made a song titled “Villupaattu”
Villupaattu literally translates to ‘bow song’, is a form of musical story-telling using the bow as the primary instrument.
It is an indigenous art form practiced mostly in the southern districts of Tamil Nadu.
About Tamil Nadu:
CM: Edappadi K. Palaniswami
Governor: Banwarilal Purohit
National Parks & Sanctuaries: Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park, Mukkurthi National Park, Kalakuddu Wildlife Sanctuary, Guindy National Park, Vallanadu Black Buck Sanctuary.

November 6

Veteran Meghalaya Photo-journalist Walton passes away
Walton began his journey in photo journalism way back in the late 80s after a successful stint as the founding general secretary of the Hill Farmer’s Union, an organisation that till today continues to fight for the welfare and rights of farmers.
Meghalaya
Capital: Shillong
CM: Conrad Sangma
Governor: Tathagata Roy
1971 war hero Bhajan singer Vinod Agarwal passes away
Vice Admiral (retd) Manohar Pralhad Awati, a veteran of the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war died at Vinchurni village in Satara district, Maharashtra.He had joined the Royal Indian Navy in 1945. He was an expert in signal communication.
He had commanded Indian naval ships: “Ranjit”, “Vendurthy”, “Betwa”, “Tir”, “Mysore”, etc.
He was awarded the Vir Chakra for his service as the commanding officer of “INS Kamorta” during the 1971 India-Pakistan war.

November 7

Rathinam, veteran freedom fighter & member of Indian National Army (INA) passesaway.
V. Rathinam was born on August 16, 1919. He hailed from S. Kodikulam in Paramakudi block, Ramanathapuram.
 He had gone to Burma and joined the INA led by NethajiSubash Chandra Bose, during the Second World War in 1940s.After inducted into the INA, he had fought against the British. He was imprisoned by the British and had served jail terms in various prisons.
The Central Government had honoured him with a monthly pension of over Rs 26,000. State government also paid him a pension of Rs 1,000.

November 11

Veteran Marathi film actor Lalan Sarang passes away
She had received ‘Grahini Sachiv Award’ of Ga Di Ma Pratishthan.
She had also written few books: “Natakanmagil Natya”, “Mi ani Majhya Bhumika” and “Bahardar Kisse.”


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