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Vijay Hazare was an Indian cricket player from the state of Maharashtra. He captained the Indian cricket team in 14 matches between 1951 and 1953. In India's 25th Test match, nearly 20 years after India achieved Test status, he led India to her first ever Test win in 1951-52 against England at Madras, winning by an innings and eight runs. He died of Cancer.
Nutan was an Indian Bollywood actress, who appeared in several successful movies of the 50s and 60s. Highly regarded for her acting abilities, Nutan was recognised as an accomplished dramatic actress, and her performances often received praises and accolades. She holds the record of winning five Filmfare Best Actress Award, the highest number of awards won by an actress. She died of Cancer at the age of 54.
Sheryl Crow is an American singer-songwriter and musician. Her music blends rock, country and pop into one mainstream sound, and she has won nine Grammy Awards. In 2006 Crow was treated for breast cancer, and had "minimally invasive" surgery in Los Angeles in February 2006, followed by radiation therapy.
Christina Applegate is an American actress. She has a established film and television career, with major roles in several pictures. Christina Applegate was diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer. But Applegate is cancer free now.
Srividya was a leading Indian Film actress of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s, in addition to being a good singer. In the latter part of her career, she concentrated on Malayalam films. Her brilliant portrayals as a mother in many films were highly acclaimed. Srividya's personal life was full of tragedies. She fought against all odds with dedication in her work until she died of breast cancer.
Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (1927 - 2001), affectionately known as Gurudeva by his followers, was born in Oakland, California on January 5, 1927 and adopted Saivism as a young man. He traveled to India and Sri Lanka where he received initiation from Sage Yogaswami of Jaffna in 1949. In the 1970s he established a Hindu monastery in Kauai, Hawaii and founded the magazine Hinduism Today. The author of many books on Hinduism and metaphysics, Subramuniyaswami was one of the most prominent faces of Hinduism during the last two decades of the 20th century.
Nilu Phule was an Indian actor known for his roles in the Marathi language movies and Marathi theatre. Nilu Phule had acted in around 250 Marathi and Hindi movies during his film career. Nilu Phule died on 13 July 2009, aged 78, from esophageal cancer. Phule was also a social worker, and was associated with Rashtra Seva Dal. He was one of the best actors in India.Nelson Mandela is a former President of South Africa, the first to be elected in a fully representative democratic election, who held office from 1994–99. Before that The South African courts convicted him on charges of sabotage, as well as other crimes committed while he led the movement against apartheid. In accordance with his conviction, Mandela served 27 years in prison, spending many of these years on Robben Island. In South Africa he is often known as Madiba, an honorary title adopted by elders of Mandela's clan. The title has come to be synonymous with Nelson Mandela. In July 2001 Mandela was diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer. He was treated with a seven-week course of radiation.