Wednesday, June 18, 2003

RIP: jankidas

Veteran actor Jankidas passed away today at the age of 93. While many of us know him for his brief roles in Hindi films, both forgettable and unforgettable (and quite often playing characters called Jankidas), he was an interesting person, from a triviamonger's POV: He was the only Indian to have broken the world record in cycling between 1934 to 1942. He was also the only Indian member of the International Olympic Committee at the Olympic Games in 1936 at Berlin.

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