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U G Krishnamurti passes away

March 24, 2007 16:24 IST

Eminent thinker and philosopher U G Krishnamurti has died in Vallecrossia, Italy. He was 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 -- film maker Mahesh Bhatt, Larry and Susan Morris and a few others -- 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 any specific instruction as to how to dispose of his body, his friend and admirer A P Frank Noronha said.

The cremation was carried out by Mahesh Bhatt on Friday. UG is survived by his two daughters and a son.

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