|Monday, January 29, 2001,
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Chandra Shekhar postpones rally
PATNA, Jan 28 (PTI) —
Former Prime Minister and Samajwadi Janata Party President Chandra
Shekhar on Sunday postponed his rally keeping in view the earthquake
that claimed thousands of lives in Gujarat and took out a silent
procession in protest against the Centre’s “anti-people and
anti-nation” economic policy. Later, a five-member party delegation
headed by state president Ram Sunder Das called on Bihar Governor V.C.
Pande and handed over a memorandum asking the latter to communicate
their protest to the Centre.
KOZHIKODE, Jan 28 (PTI) —
Eminent Malayalam playwright
and literary figure Thikkodiyan died at his residence here on Sunday
following a brief illness. Thikkodiyan was 84 and is survived by a
daughter. He had been ailing for the past few months.
“Thikkodiyan” was the pen-name of P Kunhanandan Nair, who had
started his career with the All India Radio. He had won several
awards, including the Vayalar Award and honours from the Kendriya
Sahitya Academy and Kerala Sahitya Academy for his contributions to