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Veteran jazz musician Bob Belden passed away

Published on: 22-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Belden was a jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger and producer who was among the first American musicians to perform in Iran since its 1979 revolution in 2015 when he toured there.

Eminent Economist Mrinal Datta Chaudhuri passed away

Published on: 21-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

He was Director at the Delhi School of Economics (DSE) and policy advisor to the Union Government.

Actress Sudha Shivpuri died

Published on: 20-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Shivpuri gained popularity for her role as Baa in television show Kyuki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, the longest running TV show of Ekta Kapoor.

Mumbai KEM Nurse Aruna Shanbaug died after 42-years in coma

Published on: 18-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Aruna was battling with coma for past 42-years after sexually assaulted by a hospital ward boy on 27 November 1973.

Riley B. King, the King of Blues, passed away

Published on: 15-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

He was an American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

Bengali Writer Suchitra Bhattacharya passed away

Published on: 15-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Her writings were based on contemporary social issues mainly affecting the urban middle class and also highlighted the pains and sufferings of women in contemporary society.

Peter Gay, Eminent American historian on European Thought passed away

Published on: 14-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The German-born writer known for his groundbreaking books on Enlightenment, the Victorian middle classes and Sigmund Freud.

Pop artist Chris Burden passed away

Published on: 13-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Burden did a string of performances that were focused on endurance, pain, and anti-social behavior, and marked him as one of his generation’s leading artists.

Hollywood actress Elizabeth Wilson passed away

Published on: 11-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Elizabeth Wilson was famously known for her memorable film role as the mother of Dustin Hoffman's character, Benjamin Braddock, in Mike Nichols' 1967 film The Graduate.

Eminent historian Amalendu Guha passed away

Published on: 08-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Born on 30 January 1924 in Imphal, Guha was an eminent writer, poet, historian, social scientist and Communist thinker.

Oscar Holderer, the US moon rocket expert, died

Published on: 07-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Holderer was one of about 120 engineers who moved to the US after World War II and brought technology used in the German V2 rocket.

Lu Ping, Chinese diplomat who oversaw Hong Kong transition, died

Published on: 06-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Ping was appointed Director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office (HKMAO) in 1990 and retired in 1997. He had also helped in drafting the mini Constitution of Hong Kong.

Michael Blake, Oscar-winning author, passed away

Published on: 05-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

He got the fame by one of his penned novel Dances With Wolves.

Baleshwar Ram, former Union Minister passed away

Published on: 05-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

He was the Member of Parliament (MP) of 7th Lok Sabha  from Rosera Lok Sabha Constituency.

Veteran Journalist Amitabha Chowdhury passed away at 88

Published on: 05-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

He was associated with three leading Bengali dailies Anandabazar Patrika, Jugantar and Aajkal for more than three decades.

Russian ballet legend Maya Plisetskaya died

Published on: 04-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Plisetskaya born in Moscow on 20 November 1925 was considered as one of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th century.

Former Gujarat assembly speaker Barjorji Pardiwala passed away

Published on: 01-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Pardiwala was also a renowned lawyer in Valsad who joined the lawyer's bar at Valsad town of Gujarat in 1955 and practiced the law for more than 40 years

Marathi actress Bimba Modak passed away

Published on: 30-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

Eminent Marathi film and stage actress Bimba Modak passed away on 29 April 2015 due to her old age.

Singer Jack Ely famous for song Louie Louie passed away

Published on: 30-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Jack Ely was an American guitarist and singer.

Oscar-winning cinematographer Andrew Lesnie passed away

Published on: 29-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 36 people agreed

The Oscar-winning cinematographer Andrew Lesnie passed away on 27 April 2015 following a fatal heart attack.

Baloch nationalist leader Talal Akbar Bugti passed away

Published on: 28-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Talal Akbar Bugti was the son of former governor of Balochistan Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti.

Eminent Historian Christopher Alan Bayly died

Published on: 22-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

He was an historian specializing in British Imperial, Indian and global history and was knighted in 2007 for his contribution to historical scholarship.

Former Bengal U-19 Cricket captain Ankit Keshri died

Published on: 21-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Keshri had captained the Bengal U-19 team in Cooch Behar Trophy and was in the 30-member India U-19 probables list for the 2014 Colts World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

Former Chief Minister of Odisha Janaki Ballabh Patnaik died

Published on: 21-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

Patnaik was a senior leader of Indian National Congress and served Odisha as its Chief Minister from 1980 to 1989 and again from 1995 to 1999. He was also Governor of Assam from 2009 to 2014.

Stanislav Gross, Former Czech Republic Prime Minister, died

Published on: 17-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

He was the youngest Prime Minister of the Czech Republic from 2004 to 2005 at the age of 34.

Former Nepalese Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa died

Published on: 16-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Thapa had served as the prime minister of the country for five terms in a political career spanning more than 50 years. He had worked under three different kings.

Assamese film director, actor Bidyut Chakraborty died

Published on: 15-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

He won Indira Gandhi national award for Best First Film of a Director n 1996 for his film Rag Biraag, a film based on a novel written by Jnanpith award-winner Mamoni Raisom Goswami.

Nobel laureate German Novelist Gunter Grass died

Published on: 14-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

His writings mainly focused on the Nazi era, the horrors of the war and the destruction and guilt that remained after defeat of Germany.

1971 War Hero Lt General Hanut Singh Died

Published on: 13-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

He led the 17 Poona Horse regiment in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel during the 1971 war in the Basantar battle, leading to heavy losses on the Pakistan Army by destroying a number of Pakistani tanks.

Former Air Chief Marshal of IAF Hrushikesh Moolgavkar died

Published on: 10-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

His biography, Leading from the Cockpit: A Fighter pilot's story was published in 2009.

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