Person Died/Newsmakers in News July 2016

Person Died/Newsmakers in News July 2016

Persons Died

Manohar Aich

  • Manohar Aich, an Indian bodybuilder and former Mr. Universe, died in Kolkata in June. 2016.
  • He won the Mr. Universe title in London in 1952. He also won several titles when competing in the AsiarrBodybuilding Championships.
  • He was known as the Pocket Hercules due to his 4 foot, 11 inch (150 cm) height.


  • Veteran theatre and film personality Manimala Devi passed away here at a private hospital on June 16, 2016.
  • She was better known as the ‘tragedy queen’, Manimala acted , in 28 feature films, of which 14 bagged President’s award, including her debut movie Sri Loknath (1960).
  • She received the prestigious Jayadev award in 2000. In 1987, Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademi gave Manimala the lifetime achievement award for her contribution to art and culture.
  • Her popular films include Laxmi, Surya Mukhi, Jeevati Sathi, Abhinetri, Malajanha, KlantaAparanha, Nisidhha Swapna, Kichhi Smruti KichhiAnubhuti and Andha Diganla.
Updated: July 29, 2016 — 8:12 am

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