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Thinker, philosopher UG Krishnamurti dead

Sunday, 25 March 2007 - 2:41am IST | Agency: PTI
Thinker and philosopher UG Krishnamurti has died at Vallecrossia in Italy aged 89.

BANGALORE: Thinker and philosopher UG Krishnamurti has died at Vallecrossia in Italy aged 89.

 

Krishnamurti, lovingly called UG by his friends and admirers, had slipped and injured himself seven weeks ago and was bedridden, his friends said.

 

UG's longtime friends filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, Larry and Susan Morris and a few other friends were by his side when he died two days ago.

 

Krishnamurti, who had moved to Italy in January, suffered from "cardio spasm" for many years which became quite severe in the last days of his life.

 

As per his advice, no rituals or funeral rites were conducted, and he did not leave instructions on how to dispose of his body, his friend and admirer AP Frank Noronha said.

 

The cremation was carried out by Mahesh Bhatt on Friday.

 

UG is survived by two daughters and a son.




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