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Veteran director Aurobindo Mukherjee passed away

Published on: 11-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Mukherjee was the maker of cult Bengali classics like Agniswar, Mouchak and Nishi Padma in the early 1970s.

Former Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala died

Published on: 09-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Koirala was a key figure in adoption of Nepal's new constitution in September 2015 with overwhelming support in the Constitution Assembly.

Noted Urdu poet Nida Fazli died

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

His most acclaimed shers include Duniya jise kehte hain jaadu kaa khilona hai, Mil jaaye to mitti hai, kho jaaye to sona hai.

Noted cartoonist Sudhir Tailang died

Published on: 08-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Recently, he also launched a book of cartoons titled No, Prime Minister, with a set of cartoons on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

NASA Astronaut Edgar Mitchell died

Published on: 06-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

His death occurred on the eve of the 45th anniversary of his lunar landing, which took place on 5 February 1971.

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Balram Jakhar passed away

Published on: 03-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

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.

Former RBI Deputy Governor S S Tarapore passed away

Published on: 03-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Tarapore was mostly known for his strong views on issues, ranging from inflation to capital account convertibility.

Veteran Urdu writer Intizar Hussain died

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

He was conferred upon the Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ambassador to Pakistan Philppe Thiebaud in September 2014.

Famous British television and radio personality Terry Wogan died

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

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.

Former Army Chief General Kotikalapudi Venkata Krishna Rao died

Published on: 01-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

He was the 14th Chief of the Army Staff of Indian Army.

Former minister and freedom fighter Maheswar Baug died

Published on: 29-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Former minister and freedom fighter Maheswar Baug died on 28 January 2016 at the district headquarter hospital in Balasore, Odisha. He was 85.

Former India basketball captain Ranbir Chopra died

Published on: 28-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Chopra had captained the Indian team at the first Asian Games in Delhi in 1951.

Marvin Minsky, the pioneer of Artificial Intelligence, died

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

Minsky, a professor emeritus at the MIT Media Lab, helped in work that inspired the creation of the personal computer and the Internet.

Hollywood actor Abe Vigoda passed away

Published on: 27-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

He was best known for his roles as mobster Tessio in the movie The Godfather.

Noted Malayalam film actress Kalpana Ranjani died

Published on: 25-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

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.

Eminent Tabla player Shankar Ghosh passed away

Published on: 24-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

He was awarded the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in the year 2000.

Former Deputy Speaker of Gujarat Assembly Nirmala Gajwani died

Published on: 23-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Gajwani was a reputed social worker and one of the leading lights of the Sindhi community in the state.

Italian film director Ettore Scola died

Published on: 22-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

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.

Legendary dancer Mrinalini Sarabhai passed away

Published on: 22-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

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.

Veteran journalist Aroon Tikekar passed away

Published on: 20-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

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.

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Daulatrao Aher died

Published on: 19-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

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.

The Eagles' guitarist Glenn Frey passed away

Published on: 19-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

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 film-maker Lakshman Rao Mohite alias Geethapriya died

Published on: 18-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Renowned Kannada lyricist and film-maker was born Lakshman Rao Mohite and stuck to his penname Geethapriya throughout his film career.

Former Sikkim Governor Ventrapragada Rama Rao passed away

Published on: 18-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

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.

Muslim Personal Law Board spokesman Mohammed Abdul Rahim Qureshi died

Published on: 15-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Qureshi was also the president of Tameer-e-Millat. The organization works in the field of educational and professional empowerment among Muslims.

Lagaan actor Rajesh Vivek Upadhyay died

Published on: 15-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Rajesh Vivek was best known for his role of the astrologer Guran in Lagaan and as the Postman/Postmaster in Swades.

Harry Potter actor Alan Rickman passed away

Published on: 15-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

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.

Veteran stage actor Brian Bedford passed away

Published on: 14-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

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.

1971 Bangladesh Liberation War hero Lieutenant General JFR Jacob died

Published on: 13-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Lieutenant General JFR Jacob (retired), who negotiated the surrender of Pakistani troops in Dhaka, died on 13 January 2016 after prolonged illness.

Monte Irvin, Hall of Fame outfielder, passed away

Published on: 13-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Irvin was the oldest living former Negro Leagues player. He lived in a retirement community in Houston prior to his death.

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