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Pioneer of Indian quizzing Neil O'Brien died

Published on: 25-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

A former member of Lok Sabha, Neil O'Brien was also a three-time nominated Anglo-Indian MLA in West Bengal and an educationist.

Amjad Sabri, a famed Pakistani Qawwal, shot dead in Karachi

Published on: 23-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

He was the son of renowned Qawwal Ghulam Farid Sabri of 'Bhar Do Jholi Meri' fame. The Sabri family is famous in the subcontinent for their contribution to sufi art and mystic poetry.

Noted Telangana poet and lyricist Guda Anjaiah dies

Published on: 22-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Anjanna was famous for his song Ooru manadi ra, ee vada manadi ra  which was translated into multiple languages.

Renowned Educationalist Jeppiaar passes away

Published on: 20-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

He was a pioneer in the setting up of private engineering institutions in Tamil Nadu and was the founder chancellor of Sathyabama University.

Assam PCC president Anjan Dutta dies

Published on: 17-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

He also had an interest in writing, which led him to start a monthly magazine Anubhuti and a daily newspaper Ajir Dainik Batori.

Veteran Odia actress Manimala Devi passes away

Published on: 17-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Manimala ruled the Odia film industry in the 1960s as lead actress with her influential performances in various films.

Famous TV actress Ann Morgan Guilbert dies

Published on: 16-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

She began her TV career in the 1960s, appearing on popular programmes such as I Dream of Jeannie, My Three Sons, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour and others.

American Literary Translator Gregory Rabassa dies

Published on: 16-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

He worked on the novel which defined the boom, Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, a monument of 20th century literature.

Renowned Hindi writer Mudrarakshasa passes away

Published on: 14-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

His works of theatrical criticism includes Rang Bhumikayen and a book on Nemichandra Jain.

Donald Carr, former England Cricket captain, dies aged 89

Published on: 13-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

His first-class career spanned from 1945 to 1968 in which he scored nearly 20000 runs and claimed 328 wickets with his left-arm spin for Oxford University, Derbyshire and England.

Noted Playwright and Actor Achyut Lahkar passes away

Published on: 13-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

He founded Nataraj Theatre, the first Mobile Theatre Company of Assam in 1963 which performed across Assam and in other states for nearly 40 years.

Veteran journalist Inder Malhotra passes away

Published on: 13-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Inder Malhotra held the position of editor at The Times of India from 1978 to 1986.

Gordie Howe, legendary ice hockey player dies

Published on: 11-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

He was nicknamed as Mr. Hockey and is considered to be one of the greatest ice hockey players of all time.

Veteran Journalist KK Katyal passes away

Published on: 09-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

He was a former Delhi Chief of Bureau of The Hindu, who led the newspaper’s wide-ranging coverage from the National Capital.

Amber Gurung, composer of Nepali National Anthem, passes away

Published on: 08-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

In 2007, Gurung composed the national anthem of Nepal that was penned by Byakul Maila.

Chess Grandmaster Viktor Korchnoi dies

Published on: 08-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Korchnoi played in three matches that produced the World Champion, but in each case lost to Anatoly Karpov. It made Korchnoi the strongest player never to have won the title.

Manohar Aich, India’s first Mr Universe passes away

Published on: 06-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

He was the first Indian to win the Mr Universe title post-independence in 1952.

Veteran actor Sulabha Deshpande passed away

Published on: 06-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Deshpande was considered to be one of the pioneers of the experimental theatre movement that swept Mumbai in the 1970s.

Muhammad Ali, the All-time Greatest of Boxing, dies at 74

Published on: 04-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

He was crowned Sportsman of the Century by Sports Illustrated and Sports Personality of the Century by the BBC.

Tamil actor-director Balu Anand died

Published on: 03-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The actor-director is known for movies Anbe Sivam, Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga and Rajadhi Raja, Raja Kulothunga.

Noted comedian Razak Khan passes away

Published on: 01-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

He was popularly known for his roles in movies like Hello Brother, Hungama and Hera Pheri.

Noted Kannada writer D Javare Gowda passes away

Published on: 31-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

He dedicated much of his time and efforts towards protecting Kannada and promoting the language as the medium of instruction in schools.

Veteran TV and film actor Suresh Chatwal passes away

Published on: 31-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The actor was known for his role of Commissioner Suraj Agnihotri in F.I.R .

Noted Marathi writer RG Jadhav died

Published on: 27-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

He received many awards and wrote more than 45 books which includes Anandacha Doh (a study of saint Tukaram), Nilee Pahat (a critique of Dalit literature) and Bapu (a collection of 91 reflective poems on Mahatma Gandhi).

Veteran Communist leader KC Mathew died

Published on: 26-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

He was the prime accused in the attack on the Edappally police station in February 1950, which resulted in a witch-hunt of the communists by the police.

Veteran CPI (M) leader K Anirudhan passes away

Published on: 25-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Anirudhan was known for his significant contribution to build the Communist party movement in southern parts of the state.

Pink Panther star Burt Kwouk passes away

Published on: 25-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

He was best known for playing Inspector Clouseau's manservant Cato in the Pink Panther films.

Oldest Olympic champion Sandor Tarics dies

Published on: 23-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Tarics was member of the Hungarian Waterpolo team which won in the Berlin Olympics staged by the Nazi government in 1936.

Andre Brahic, discoverer of Neptune's rings, dies

Published on: 18-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

In 1984, Brahic with US astronomer William Hubbard launched a program that led to the discovery of the rings around the gaseous planet Neptune.

Deepak Shodhan, India’s oldest living Test cricketer died

Published on: 16-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed
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