Person Died/Newsmakers in News July
- 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.