Remembering Our Lost Treasures

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Dev Anand

The departure of the ageless romantic hero of Indian cinematic arena was a great loss to the long trail of his fanatic fans and followers. Dev Sahab, an acting epiphany, took his last breath on December 3, 2011, at his hotel room in London. Dev Anand established some unparalleled styles of his own, such as snappy scarfs, puff hairstyle, long collar shirts and fashionable hats that are still widely adored by different age groups in India and his buffs across the world. Certainly, his demise has left an emptiness that can never be filled by other star.

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Dev Anand
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Shammi Kapoor

Shammi's acting career began in 1948, when he joined his father's (theater and film actor Prithviraj Kapoor) theatrical company "Prithvi Theatres." Like his father and his brothers, Shammi eventually moved into the world of movie-making. In later years, Shammi continued to take on supporting roles in film and TV. He was presented with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995. His last film was the posthumously released Rockstar (2011). The last seven years of his life, he suffered from chronic renal failure and underwent dialysis three times a week. Shammi Kapoor passed away around 5:15 am, August 14th, 2011 at Mumbai Breach Candy hospital.

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Shammi Kapoor
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Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs the man who transformed the world with his innovative approach, ideas and creativity. The former Apple CEO was a visionary in the world of computing and is largely responsible for the level at which computers are integrated with our everyday lives. Initially, from a mouse to making of iMac, iPod, iPad, iTunes and iPhone, this guy revolutionized the world of computers.

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Steve Jobs
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Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor is considered one of the last, if not the last major star, to have come out of the old Hollywood studio system. And not just any studio, the top of the heap: MGM. She's known internationally for her beauty, especially for those violet eyes, with which she captured audiences early on in her youth and has kept the world hooked on ever since. She's won the Oscar twice and she's earned her place in and out of the sun.

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Elizabeth Taylor
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Bhupen Hazarika

Bhupen Hazarika is one of the most well-known personalities from Assam, India. Born in 1926, in Sadiya, Assam. He cut his first L.P. record when he was just 10 years old, and his first role as an actor was for an Assamese movie. He won the National Award for the best film maker for "Shakuntala" (1960) "Pratidhwani"(1964), and "LotiGhoti"(1967). He also won the National Award for best music composition in 1977 for "Chameli Memsaab". His other honors include Padma Bhushan(1977), Sangeet Natak Academy award (1987) and Dada Saheb Phalke award (1993).

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Bhupen Hazarika
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Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse developed a distinctive style of her own. Her signature beehive hairstyle has become the model for fashion designers.Musically, Amy Winehouse created a cross-cultural and cross-genre style. She experimented with an eclectic mix of jazz, soul, pop, reggae, world beat and R&B. Amy Winehouse died at the age of 27, on 23 July 2011, in her London Home. Her death caused considerable mourning worldwide.

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Amy Winehouse
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Mario Miranda

Popularly known as Mario Miranda or Mario de Miranda, was an Indian cartoonist based in Loutolim in the Indian state of Goa. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2002, and Padma Shri in 1988. Miranda had been a regular with The Times of India and other newspapers in Mumbai, including The Economic Times, though he got his popularity with his works published in The Illustrated Weekly of India.

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Mario Miranda
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Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi

Mansoor Ali Khan, nicknamed Tiger, was a former Indian cricketer and former captain of the Indian cricket team. He was the 9th and last Nawab of Pataudi until 1971, when India abolished royal entitlements through the 26th Amendment to the Constitution of India. He died on September 22nd 2011 suffering from lung infection at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi.

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Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
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M F Hussain

Labeling the end of an era, Maqbool Fida Husain aka the "Picasso of India" took his last breath on June 9, 2011, in London. The legendary artist was 95.

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M F Hussain
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Jagjit Singh

Jagjit Singh, whose name is synonymously taken with the word ‘Ghazal,’ fell to the guile's of destiny on October 10, 2011, in Mumbai, after loosing his battle from brain haemorrhage. Jagjitji was the person who, through his soulful voice, made many contemporary and classic poets a part of pop culture.

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Jagjit Singh
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Bimesen Joshi

January 24, 2011, is a day which marks the loss of the doyen of classical music in India. This day, Pandit Bhimesen Joshi, a heavyweight maverick among musicians, breathed his last at Sahyandri Hospital, in Pune. Through his singing, this musical marvel delivered a divine experience to his listeners and provided a towering platform to Hindustani music as well as the “Kirana Gharana.” Pandit Joshi was distinguished from other vocalists by his delicate musical sensibility, incredible breath control, impassioned renditions, knock-down voice and his devotion to music.

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Bimesen Joshi
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Remembering our lost treasures

Let us take a few minutes to remember the treasures that we lost in the year 2011.

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Remembering our lost treasures
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