Sport and Pastime was a weekly sports magazine published by The Hindu Group from 1947 to 1968.Founded by S. K. Gurunathan, the magazine was eventually stopped in 1968. It was replaced with Sportstar in 1978.
The Hindu is an English-language daily newspaper owned by The Hindu Group, headquartered in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It was started as a weekly in 1878 and became a daily in 1889. It is one of the Indian newspapers of record and the second most circulated English-language newspaper in India, after The Times of India. As of March 2018, The Hindu is published from 21 locations across 11 states.
Ramanathan Krishnan is a retired tennis player from India who was among the world's leading players in the 1950s and 1960s. He was twice a semifinalist at Wimbledon in 1960 and 1961, reaching as high as World No. 6 in Lance Tingay's amateur rankings.
Sportstar is a fortnightly sports magazine published in India by the publishers of The Hindu. Its headquarters is in Chennai.
Joshna Chinappa is an Indian professional squash player. She reached a career-high world ranking of World No. 10 in July 2016. Joshna was the first Indian to win the British Junior Squash Championship title in 2005 in the under 19 category and was also the youngest Indian women's national champion. She is the current record-holder of most national championship wins with 18 titles.
Narasimhan Ram also known as N. Ram is an Indian journalist and a prominent member of the Kasturi family that controls The Hindu Group of publications. Ram was the Managing-Director of The Hindu since 1977 and its Editor-in-Chief since 27 June 2003 until 18 January 2012. Ram also headed the other publications of The Hindu Group such as Frontline, The Hindu Business Line and Sportstar, and has been awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India and Sri Lanka Ratna by the Government of Sri Lanka.
The Hindu Group is a publishing company located in Chennai. The initial publication of The Hindu Group was The Hindu, a daily newspaper that began as a weekly in 1878.
The Indian National Badminton Championships is a tournament organized to crown the best badminton players in India since 1934. Until into the 1960s years were open the championships and also foreign players could play the championships. That is why the Dane Erland Kops is in the winner lists.
Balwant Singh Sagwal, popularly known as Ballu, was an Indian volleyball player, considered a star of the India men's national volleyball team. His son Narender is a professional volleyball player who plays for the Indian volleyball Team. Kaul village panchayat also organised Balwant Singh Memorial tournament after his death in the village.
A national sport is considered to be an intrinsic part of the culture of a nation. Some sports are de facto national sports, as baseball is in the United States and Gaelic games are in the Ireland, while others are de jure national sports, as taekwondo is in South Korea.
Server Sundaram is a 1964 Indian Tamil-language comedy-drama film directed by Krishnan–Panju and produced by A. V. Meiyappan. The film stars Nagesh as the title character. R. Muthuraman and K. R. Vijaya play the other lead roles while S. Ramarao, Major Sundarrajan, S. N. Lakshmi and Manorama play supporting roles. It focuses on a hotel waiter who strives to reach greater heights after he becomes an actor to attain the love of his restaurateur's daughter.
Ethir Neechal is a 1968 Tamil language Indian comedy-drama film written and directed by K. Balachander. The film stars Nagesh, Jayanthi, Sowcar Janaki, R. Muthuraman and Sreekanth. It is based on Balachander's play of the same name, itself inspired by Sombhu Mitra's play Kanchanranga. The film was released on 12 December 1968, and became a commercial success. It was remade in Telugu as Sambarala Rambabu (1970) and in Hindi as Lakhon Mein Ek (1971).
Sportsworld is a defunct Indian sports magazine that was published by the Ananda Bazar group from 1978 to 1990.
Kadhalikka Neramillai is a 1964 Indian Tamil-language romantic comedy film produced and directed by C. V. Sridhar, who also conceived and co-wrote its script with Chitralaya Gopu. The film features an ensemble cast consisting of T. S. Balaiah, R. Muthuraman, Nagesh, Rajasree, Sachu, Ravichandran and Kanchana. The latter two made their acting debut with this film.
Kuzhandaiyum Deivamum is a 1965 Tamil-language Indian film directed by the duo Krishnan–Panju, starring Jaishankar, Jamuna and Kutty Padmini. An adaptation of Disney's The Parent Trap (1961), itself based on Erich Kästner's German novel Lottie and Lisa, the film tells the story of two twin girls bringing together their separated parents. The film, produced by AVM Productions and featuring music by M. S. Viswanathan, released on 19 November 1965. It was a commercial success, and won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil. Krishnan–Panju remade the film twice; in Telugu as Leta Manasulu (1966) and in Hindi as Do Kaliyaan (1967). It was also remade in Malayalam as Sethubandhanam (1974) and in Kannada as Makkala Bhagya (1976).
Motor Sundaram Pillai is a 1966 Indian Tamil-language comedy-drama film, directed by S. S. Balan and written by Veppathur Kittoo. An adaptation of the 1959 American film The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker, the film features Sivaji Ganesan playing the title role leading an ensemble cast consisting of Ravichandran, Sooryakumar, Sivakumar, Major Sundarrajan, Nagesh, Kanchana, Sowcar Janaki, Pandari Bai, Jayalalithaa, Shylashri, Manimala and Rajkokila.
Singanallur Venkataramana Iyer Sahasranamam, also known as S. V. S., was an Indian actor and director. Primarily a theatre actor, he also worked in over 200 films, mainly in Tamil cinema.
Chennai Superstarz is a franchise badminton team based in Chennai that plays in the Premier Badminton League (PBL). The team has won the PBL title once, has been in the semi-finals of the league twice in their five appearances. They won the 2017 season beating Mumbai Rockets 3–2. The franchise was renamed from Chennai Smashers to Chennai Superstarz in 2020.
Veera Abhimanyu is a 1965 Indian Tamil-language Hindu mythological film directed by V. Madhusudhan Rao and produced by Sunderlal Nahta and Doondi. Based on Abhimanyu, a character from the Indian epic Mahabharata, the film stars Gemini Ganesan leading an ensemble cast, including A. V. M. Rajan portraying the title character. It was simultaneously filmed in Telugu as Veerabhimanyu, with a largely different cast. The film was released on 20 August 1965, and failed commercially.
The 2019–20 Indian Super League season was the sixth season of the Indian Super League, one of the top Indian professional football leagues. It was established in 2013. The regular season began on 20 October 2019 and concluded on 14 March 2020.
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