Delhi Crime, a police drama starring Shefali Shah and created by Richie Mehta, was nominated in the Best Drama category, while Four More Shots Pleasewas nominated for Best Comedy. Arjun Mathur was nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor category, for Amazon’s Made in Heaven.
Previously, Sacred Games, Radhika Apte, Lust Stories, Inside Edge and The Remix have represented India at the International Emmys as nominees.
The British series McMafia, co-starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, won the Best Drama award in 2019. The 2020 ceremony will be held on November 23.
Legendary playback singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam passed away at a private hospital in Chennai. He was 74.
Balasubrahmanyam was hospitalised in August after testing positive for COVID-19, and while he reportedly did well initially, he took a turn for the worse, and was put on a ventilator and ECMO support.
Popularly known as SPB, Balasubrahmanyam made his singing debut in 1966 with Telugu movie Sri Sri Sri Maryada Ramanna. He has sung over 40,000 songs in as many as 16 languages including Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, and Hindi.
Balasubrahmanyam was also a voice-over artist. He was the voice-over artist for actor Kamal Hassan, whenever the latter’s Tamil movies were dubbed in Telugu. Balasubrahmanyam also acted in a few movies.
Famous nuclear scientist Sekhar Basu passed away in Kolkata due to Covid-19. He was 68.
Basu was former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), director of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), and secretary of the Department of Atomic Energy.
Conferred the Padma Shri in 2014 for his sterling contributions to India’s atomic energy programme, Basu had spearheaded the development of the highly complex reactor for the country’s first nuclear-powered submarine INS Arihant.
Basu had also been involved in the design, development, construction and operation of nuclear recycle plants at Tarapur and Kalpakkam, involving reprocessing and nuclear waste management.
Former Australia cricketer and renowned commentator Dean Jones passed away following a massive cardiac arrest in Mumbai. He was 59.
A batsman during his playing days, Jones played 52 Tests and 164 ODIs for Australia between 1984 and 1994 before venturing into commentary.
Jones was part of the Australian team that won the 1987 World Cup, playing a starring role in the campaign.
Jones was Australia’s third highest run-getter in the tournament, scoring 314 runs in 8 matches. He was currently in India as part of the team of experts working on the Indian Premier League with host broadcaster Star Sports.