- Akbar Mohammadi - 34, Iranian student dissident, heart attack following a hunger strike and torture.
- Sunil Kumar, 34,
disaster campaigner against Union Carbide and founder of Children Against Carbide, found hanged. Bhopal
- Jessie Gilbert, 19, British chess player, youngest Women's World Amateur Championship winner, fall.
I had not read about their deaths nor even ever heard of these 3 people ever until today and still rue their loss today - perhaps more than I mourn the loss of a maestro like Bismillah Khan.
Update: Confused writes about how life can be a bitch!
David Grossman is one of
DEATH be not proud, though some have called theeMore quotes from his work here.
Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not so,
For, those, whom thou think'st, thou dost overthrow,
Die not, poore death, nor yet canst thou kill me.