Ebrahim Raisi (1960-2024): Death of a Conservative

Siddharth Singh

The late Iranian president was the product of a resilient system designed to survive

Paul Auster (1947-2024): The New Yorker

The playful postmodernist deconstructed the existential with a touch of lightness

Sudhir Kakar (1938-2024): The Mind Reader

The polymath demystified the Indian psyche like nobody else did

Ameen Sayani (1932-2024): The Golden Voice

He spoke the language of everyman departing from stuffy radio broadcasting

Fali S Nariman (1929-2024): The Guardian of Constitutional Democracy

Nariman did much more to further the cause of liberty than many others after him. In 1972, he was appointed additional solicitor general. Instead of clinging to that office, Nariman quit when his conscience would not allow him to hold that position anymore

Henry the Last

Kissinger reinvented the axis of global equations with breakthrough ideas implemented with breathtaking insouciance

BN Goswamy (1933-2023): Sage and Sensitivity

Art historian BN Goswamy combined an empirical precision with a soaring imagination

Bishan Singh Bedi (1946-2023): Spin Master

After a glittering career, he mentored the next generation of legends

MS Swaminathan (1925-2023): The Green Revolutionary

He pulled India out of the trenches of hunger by bringing science to agriculture

Oommen Chandy (1943-2023): A Reasonable Politician

The former Kerala chief minister was decent, accessible and generous


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