Karnataka Yakshagana Academy president, scholar and author M A Hegde died in Bengaluru early. He was 73.
Hegde, who was a gifted Yakshagana stage artiste, had written over 15 Yakshagana prasangas (scripts) including ‘Dharma Durantha’, ‘Seetha Viyoga’, ‘Jagruti’,’ Trishanku Charitre’ and ‘Sabarimale Ayyappan.’
He had also written books on the issues of Alankara Tatwa, Indian philosophy and Brahmasutra.He was a Sanskrit scholar and had edited Yakshagana prasanga ‘Aadi Parva.’
Raul Castro has announced that he was handing over leadership of Cuba’s ruling Communist Party to a younger generation.
He is expected to formally step down and announce his replacement before the conference ends.Castro stepped down from the office in 2018, replaced by his hand-picked successor, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez.
Castro had announced in 2016 that he would give up his post as secretary-general of the Communist Party during this year’s party congress.
The secretary-general is the most powerful position in Cuba, more powerful than the presidency, seen as the second most senior position.