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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Jnanpith Laureate Indira Goswami passed away

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Famous Assamese writer Indira Goswami (Mamoni Raisom Goswami) passed away on 29th November 2011. She was 69. Doctors said she died of multiple organ failure at 7:45 am at the Gauhati Medical College Hospital. She was a recipient of the Jnanpith(2000), India’s most prestigious literary award. Popularly known as Mamoni Baideo among the Assamese people, she was an Assamese editor, poet, professor, scholar and writer

Known by her pen name, Mamoni Raisom Goswami, she had been a teacher at the Department of Modern Indian Languages at Delhi University. Goswami also acted as a mediator in the peace talks  between the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and the Central Government.
Goswami’s death comes just weeks after Bhupen Hazarika, Assam’s most famous singer, who died on Nov 5.

Oscar Maron Filho died in Panaji

Brazilian film director Oscar Maron Filho died on 27th November 2011 due to a heart arrest, in Panaji, Goa. He was in Panaji to attend the International Film Festival of India (IFFI). He was 56.
Mario Filho, speaking in the Open forum, just before his death

It was while attending the open forum that Filho suffered a heart arrest. He was rushed to the Goa Medical College where he breathed his last.
Filho, the director of the biggest production house 'Atlantica Cinematographica' in Brazil, was in Panaji with his film 'Mario Filho: The Creator of Crowds' as a part of the Soccer package. The film tells the story of a sports journalist and the man credited with creating much of the mystique and mythology that surrounds Brazilian football today.

Some of Oscar Maron Filho's other films include "Bye Bye Romario", "Pele" and "O Papa da Bola".