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February 2012 Persons



Renowned historian and author of several books on the history and culture of Mumbai Sharada Dwivedi passed away in Mumbai on 5 February 2012. Her name was synonymous with the city's old-world charm.

She authored many books on art, architecture, urban history, heritage and conservation: Bombay, the Cities Within (1995), Banganga, Sacred Tank (1996), Fort Walks (1999), Anchoring a City Line the History of the Western Suburban Railway and its Headquarters in Bombay (2000), The Jehangir Art Gallery (2002), The Victoria Memorial School for the Blind (2002).

She served as a member of the Mumbai Heritage Conservation Committee and was a part of the executive committee of the Urban Design Research Institute (UDRI).



Bollywood producer-director Raj Kanwar passed away in Singapore on 3 February 2012 following kidney transplant complications. Raj Kanwar directed Bollywood films like Deewana, Laadla, Daag: The Fire, Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega, Andaaz and many other films.



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