Mukherjee was the maker of cult Bengali classics like Agniswar, Mouchak and Nishi Padma in the early 1970s.
Koirala was a key figure in adoption of Nepal's new constitution in September 2015 with overwhelming support in the Constitution Assembly.
His most acclaimed shers include Duniya jise kehte hain jaadu kaa khilona hai, Mil jaaye to mitti hai, kho jaaye to sona hai.
Recently, he also launched a book of cartoons titled No, Prime Minister, with a set of cartoons on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
His death occurred on the eve of the 45th anniversary of his lunar landing, which took place on 5 February 1971.
Jakhar was elected as the Lok Sabha Speaker for two consecutive terms from 1980 to 1989. He was elected to the Lok Sabha four times and also served as the Union Agriculture Minister in 1991 in P. V. Narasimha Rao Ministry.
Tarapore was mostly known for his strong views on issues, ranging from inflation to capital account convertibility.
He was conferred upon the Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ambassador to Pakistan Philppe Thiebaud in September 2014.
He was appointed an Honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1997 and elevated to an Honorary Knight Commander of the same order (KBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2005.
He was the 14th Chief of the Army Staff of Indian Army.
Former minister and freedom fighter Maheswar Baug died on 28 January 2016 at the district headquarter hospital in Balasore, Odisha. He was 85.
Chopra had captained the Indian team at the first Asian Games in Delhi in 1951.
Minsky, a professor emeritus at the MIT Media Lab, helped in work that inspired the creation of the personal computer and the Internet.
He was best known for his roles as mobster Tessio in the movie The Godfather.
She made film debut as a child artiste in 1983 and acted in more than 300 movies in all south Indian languages. She was well known for her comedy acting.
He was awarded the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in the year 2000.
Gajwani was a reputed social worker and one of the leading lights of the Sindhi community in the state.
As a filmmaker, he was considered to be among the last of a generation of Italian greats with a keen eye for the issues facing his country.
Besides being a classical dancer, Sarabhai was a poet, writer and environmentalist. She also played a leading role in the social and art scene in Ahmedabad. She was one of the first classical dancers to turn to choreography.
His career in newspapers started with a job as Reference Chief with the Times of India. As Archival Research Chief at the Times of India, he was responsible for writing the official history of the 150 years old newspaper.
He was a member of the 13th Lok Sabha of India from Nashik constituency in 1989-1991 and was elected MLA from Nashik for three terms -- 1985-90, 1995-99 and 1999-2004.
He was also one of the primary singers of the Eagles. He sang lead vocals on songs such as Take It Easy, Peaceful Easy Feeling, Tequila Sunrise, Already Gone, Heartache Tonight, and so on.
Renowned Kannada lyricist and film-maker was born Lakshman Rao Mohite and stuck to his penname Geethapriya throughout his film career.
In October 2002, Rao was appointed by President of India as the Governor of Sikkim. He served as Governor of Sikkim from 2002 to 2007.
Qureshi was also the president of Tameer-e-Millat. The organization works in the field of educational and professional empowerment among Muslims.
Rajesh Vivek was best known for his role of the astrologer Guran in Lagaan and as the Postman/Postmaster in Swades.
One of the best-loved and most warmly admired British actors of the past three decades, Rickman gained wider notice for his film performances as Hans Gruber in Die Hard and Severus Snape in the Harry Potter film series.
Bedford, who won a Tony Award on his first of seven nominations, appeared on the stage and in film, and is known for both acting in and directing Shakespeare.
Lieutenant General JFR Jacob (retired), who negotiated the surrender of Pakistani troops in Dhaka, died on 13 January 2016 after prolonged illness.
Irvin was the oldest living former Negro Leagues player. He lived in a retirement community in Houston prior to his death.