Samar Mukherjee (1913-2013) was more than just a Communist leader. He was the symbol of a way of life that inspired others. By SUHRID SANKAR CHATTOPADHYAY
The rebel voice of Ajit Pandey, the renowned singer and writer of protest songs, which inspired more than a generation of activists invo...
Rituparno Ghosh (1963-2013) changed the course of Bengali cinema and paved the way for a whole new generation of film-makers to break away from the mould and give expression to their own visions. BY SUHRID SANKAR CHATTOPADHYAY
Vina Mazumdar (1927-2013) was one of the champions of women’s rights and women’s movements in independent India. By INDU AGNIHOTRI
Professor Barun De (1932-2013) was a secular historian who ably led many national research institutions. By ANIRUDDA RAY
Veteran CPI leader Satyapal Dang’s (1920-2013) political and personal life was marked by a commitment to proclaimed ideals and adherence to the core values of integrity and honesty. By VENKITESH RAMAKRISHNAN
Whether it was melodies, lyrics loaded with political statements or philosophy, folksy tunes, or a raga-based song, T.M. Soundararajan’s (1923-2013) singing was unparalleled. His voice captured the nuances and majesty of the Tamil language completely. By B. KOLAPPAN
Asghar Ali Engineer’s activism stemmed from his deep-rooted beliefs, though as an independent thinker he chose to believe in a modern, humanistic interpretation of Islam. By LYLA BAVADAM