DEATHS - 2019 June

June 7

Former Doordarshan and All India Radio News Editor Laldingliana Sailo passed away at a Private hospital in Aizwal. He was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in April this year and returned to his home city Aizwal after undergoing treatment at CMC Vellore for some time.

June 4

Jaspal Inder Singh Kalra (71), the celebrated chef and culinary revivalist, has passed away New Delhi. He earned epithets like ‘Czar of Indian Cuisine’ and ‘Taste Maker to the Nation’, and was popularly known as Jiggs Kalra. Kalra was the first Asian to be inducted in the International Food and Beverage Gourmet Hall of Fame. Born on May 21, 1948, Kalra was a pioneering food columnist, author and food consultant.

June 3

Ruma Guha Thakurta (84), the veteran Bengali actress & singer, has passed away in Kolkata, West Bengal. Ruma was best known for her roles in Satyajit Ray directed films such as Ganashatru (1989) and Abhijan (1962). Ruma started her career as a dancer. She founded the Calcutta Youth Choir, a song and dance troupe, in 1958, which is known for its performance of folk and mass songs.