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Tamil actor Vinu Chakravarthy passes away

22 hrs ago
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Vinu Chakravarthy was the one who introduced iconic actress Silk Smitha to the silver screen in the 1980 movie Vandi Chakkaram.

Jonathan Demme, Oscar-winning director of The Silence of the Lambs, dies

1 day ago
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He rose to prominence in the 1980s with his comedy films Melvin and Howard, Swing Shift, Something Wild.

Veteran actor Vinod Khanna passes away

2 days ago
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He is best remembered for his performance in films like Mere Apne, Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Gaddaar, Jail Yatra, Kuchhe Dhaage, Amar Akbar Anthony, Rajput, Qurbani, Dayavan, and others.

Top Maoist leader Narayan Sanyal passes away

Apr 19, 2017
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Sanyal was among the last links between CPI(ML), considered as the father of leftwing insurgency in India and its offshoot CPI(Maoist).

Former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Girish Chandra Saxena died

Apr 18, 2017
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Girish Chandra Saxena served as the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir for eight years between 1990 and 2003.

Guitar pioneer Allan Holdsworth passes away

Apr 17, 2017
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Holdsworth was known as a guitarist’s guitarist for his progressive rock and jazz fusion work with bands including Soft Machine, Gong, and U.K.

World's oldest person Emma Morano dies at 117

Apr 17, 2017
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According to a list kept by the Gerontology Research Group, Violet Brown from Jamaica, who was born in 1900, is now the oldest living person.

Internet pioneer Robert Taylor passes away

Apr 17, 2017
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Taylor was instrumental in the creation of the internet and modern computer.

Pioneering HIV/AIDS researcher Mark Wainberg passes away

Apr 14, 2017
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Wainberg is believed to have drowned while on holiday with his family in Miami.

Congress leader Akhilesh Das Gupta passes away

Apr 12, 2017
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Former Congress MP and Union Minister, Akhilesh Das Gupta passed away following a severe heart attack.

Literary critic M Achuthan passes away

Apr 10, 2017
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Achuthan had 10 works to his credit. His book on the poems of Edassery is one of his noted works.

Renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar passes away

Apr 4, 2017
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Born in Mumbai in 1932, Amonkar was considered one of the foremost singers in the Hindustani tradition and is an innovator of the Jaipur Gharana.

Veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada passes away

Mar 29, 2017
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During his struggle, he spent 26 years and 3 months in prison, including 18 years on the infamous Robben Island.

Former Punjab minister Gurdev Singh Badal passes away

Mar 28, 2017
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Former Punjab Agriculture Minister, Gurdev Singh Badal passed away at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital on 28 March after a prolonged illness.

Eminent Jurist Tehmtan R Andhyarujina passes away

Mar 28, 2017
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Before joining the Bar, Andhyarujina was selected as Indian Foreign Services in 1958.

Noted Tamil writer Ashokamitran passes away

Mar 24, 2017
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A well known novelist and essayist, Ashokamitran was noted for his subtlety and refreshing creativity in expression.

Renowned Meteorologist, Dev Raj Sikka passes away

Mar 20, 2017
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Dev Raj Sikka, popularly known as the father of Indian Meteorology passed away on 18 March after suffering from a cardiac arrest.

Malayalam filmmaker Diphan passes away

Mar 14, 2017
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His upcoming movie Sathya, which has Jayaram in the lead, was in the post production stage.

Veteran journalist Arvind Padmanabhan dies

Mar 9, 2017
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Before joining the IANS, Arvind Padmanabhan worked with the PTI, The Times of India and TV18.

Bengali singer Kalika Prasad Bhattacharjee passes away

Mar 8, 2017
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Bhattacharjee co-founded the band Dohar and was the lead singer of this Bangla band.

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray passes away

Mar 7, 2017
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Ray was also an eminent socialist politician, a Gandhian, and had also served as a former Union minister.

Thomas E Starzl, pioneering liver surgeon, passes away

Mar 6, 2017
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He performed the first human liver transplant in 1963. He performed the first successful human liver transplant in 1967. He performed both the transplants at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

Former IFS and MP Syed Shahabuddin passes away

Mar 4, 2017
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Syed was well known for his concern in the Shah Bano Case and antagonism to the Demolition of Babri Masjid.

Congress Rajya Sabha MP Haji Abdul Salam dies

Mar 2, 2017
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Haji Abdul Salam was the first Manipuri Muslim to be a member of the Rajya Sabha from the state of Manipur.

Noted Gujarati Writer Tarak Mehta died

Mar 1, 2017
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In 2008, SAB TV started Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. The show is based on Tarak Mehta’s column 'Duniya Ne Undha Chasma'.
Meta des: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Health Minister Shankar Chaudhari have expressed grief over his demise.

Former Union Minister P. Shiv Shankar passes away

Feb 28, 2017
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In his political career spanning over three decades, P. Shiv Shankar served as External Affairs and Human Resource Development Minister.

Former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir dies

Feb 20, 2017
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Kabir served as the 39th Chief Justice of India from September 2012 to July 2013.

Grammy winning singer Al Jarreau passes away

Feb 14, 2017
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Grammy- winning jazz musician Al Jarreau passed away on 12 February 2017, after he was admitted for exhaustion.

Nobel laureate Sir Peter Mansfield passes away

Feb 10, 2017
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Mansfield, along with Paul Lauterbur, had won the 2003 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for developing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Veteran freedom fighter Racharla Samrajyam passes away

Feb 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

While leading the protests during the Quit India Movement, she was arrested at Bezawada (now known as Vijayawada) and was sent to the Raya Vellore Jail for six months in 1944.

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