Veteran music composer Vanraj Bhatia died in Mumbai after a brief illness. He was 94 years old.
Bhatia had scored music for Shyam Benegal classics like Ankur and Bhumika and TV series Yatra and Bharat Ek Khoj (Discovery of India).
He also created the soundtracks for Aparna Sen's 36 Chowringhee Lane and Kundan Shah's Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro. His last work was an opera titled Agni Varsha which was performed in New York.
Among the awards he won are the National Award for Best Music for Govind Nihalani's TV series Tamas and also the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award.He received India's fourth-highest civilian honour, the Padma Shri in 2012.
There was a minor fire on board India’s aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya on May 8. All personnel on board have been accounted for and no major damage has been reported.
The warship is a modified Kiev-class aircraft carrier purchased by India from Russia in 2013 and was renamed in honour of Vikramaditya, the legendary emperor.
Originally built as Baku and commissioned in 1987, the carrier served with the Soviet (until the dissolution of the Soviet Union) and Russian Navies before being decommissioned in 1996, it being too expensive to operate.