Obituary Events 2008
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Mar. 3Mahema Devadoss (67), writer-artist, at her residence in Santhome, Chennai.Mar. 6Leon Greenman (97) the only Englishman sent to the Auschwitz-Birkenauconcentration camp in 1943 in London.Mar. 19Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (90), the British-born science fiction writer best known for2001: A Space Odyssey, who had made Sri Lanka his home for the past 50 years, at ahospital in Colombo after a brief illness.V. Raghuvaran (49) Tamil actor in Chennai after a brief illness.Mar. 20Sobhan Babu (71), veteran Telugu actor at a private hospital in Chennai followingcardiac arrest.Mar. 21Raymond Leblanc (92), the Belgian publisher behind the global rise of Tintin’scomic-book adventures penned by Georges Remi who wrote under the pseudonymHerge, in Belgium.Mar. 23Justice K. G. Shah (73) one of the members of the Nanavati-Shah Commissionprobing the Godhra train carnage in Gujarat, in his Ahmedabad residence.Mar. 25K. T. Mohammed (79) renowned Malayalam playwright in Kozhikode afterprolonged illness.
Events in April 2008
Apr. 5Charlton Heston (84), Oscar-winning U.S. actor known for memorable roles in The10 Commandments, Ben Hur at his Beverly Hills home.Apr. 10Gopal Raju (80), founder of the first ethnic newspaper India Abroad in the U.S., aftera brief illness.Apr. 19Germaine Tillion (100), French resistance fighter and celebrated anthropologist, at her