- Veteran film historian and cricket journalist Raju Bharatan passed away following a prolonged illness. He was 86.
- Bharatan was associated with the Illustrated Weekly of Indiafor more than four decades, working along with the likes of stalwarts like Khushwant Singh, M.V. Kamath, Pritish Nandy and Anil Dharker.
Books he authored
Bharatan covered India’s tour to England in 1952 as a teenager. The first of six books – Rivals in the Sun, revolved around the historic series. The other five titles he authored are Indian Cricket – The Vital Phase (1977), Lata Mangeshkar – A Biography (1995), A Journey Down Melody Lane (2009), Naushadnama: The Life and Music of Naushad (2013) and Asha Bhosle- A Musical Biography (2016).