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Veteran journalist Pranab Kumar Borah passed away

Published on: 25-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Borah was associated with the prominent Assamese daily newspapers like Dainik Janambhumi, The Sentinel Group, Doordarshan and Bishmoi.

Eminent Sanskrit Scholar and Indologist NR Varhadpande passed away

Published on: 22-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

Varhadpande was famously known for his book titled Aryan Invasion: A Myth that exposes fallacy of Aryan invasion.

Uttar Pradesh Minister Chitranjan Swarup passed away

Published on: 20-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

He was a Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) of Uttar Pradesh state assembly from Muzaffarnagar constituency.

Malayalam actor Paravoor Bharathan died

Published on: 19-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Bharathan was known for his versatility in the Film Industry as he had played a variety of roles including negative roles, character roles and comedy roles.

India’s First Lady Suvra Mukherjee passed away

Published on: 19-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

Suvra was a vocalist of Rabindra Sangeet and was an ardent fan of India’s national poet Rabindranath Tagore.

Om Prakash Munjal, founder of Hero Cycle Limited, passed away

Published on: 14-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Om Prakash had also recieved various awards including Udyog Rattan Award from Punjab Government, Punjab Ratna award.

Veteran Marathi stage actor Bhalchandra Pendharkar died

Published on: 11-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Born on 25 November 1921, at Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh, Pendharkar was affectionately known as Anna. He gained popularity through his play Duritanche Timir Javo.

Freedom fighter Kayyara Kinhanna Rai passed away

Published on: 10-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

He was an author, poet, journalist and Indian independence activist.

Frances Oldham Kelsey, the anti-thalidomide Canadian doctor, died

Published on: 08-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Kelsey was the second woman to be awarded the President's Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service by President John F Kennedy.

Hollywood Actor George Cole passed away

Published on: 07-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Cole attributed his success to his mentor, the actor Alastair Sim, who guided his early career and was a lifelong influence.

Fashion designer Arnold Scaasi passed away

Published on: 06-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Scaasi was known for bringing the techniques of the French couture to prominent American women.

World War-II hero Colonel Harwant Singh passed away

Published on: 06-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

He was officer-in-charge of the flag hoisting ceremony on the first Independence Day of India in 1947.

Last surviving Dambusters Pilot Les Munro died

Published on: 05-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Les Munro was among the pilots who took part in the legendary Dambusters operation of World War II in 1943.

British singer Cilla Black passed away

Published on: 05-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Black was known for such her 60s and 70s hits such as Anyone Who Had a Heart and You’re My World. Both the songs went to Number 1 position in Britain.

Former MP Minister Jagannath Singh passed away

Published on: 04-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Singh had served as Labour Minister of Madhya Pradesh from 2008 to 2013 in the BJP government led by incumbent MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

Yakub Memon executed as SC rejected his fresh plea in pre-dawn hearing

Published on: 30-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

The State Government of Maharashtra has decided to hand over his body to his relatives, after completion of formalities.

Eminent vocalist Vasundhara Komkali died

Published on: 30-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

She received training in Indian classical music by Pt. Kumar Gandharva (her husband) and Dr. BR Deodhar.

Clive Rice, first post-apartheid captain of South Africa Cricket team, passed away

Published on: 29-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

He represented South Africa for the first time in Kolkata on 10 November 1991 as captain and last time in New Delhi four days later.

Dr. Suniti Solomon, pioneering Indian HIV/AIDS researcher, passed away

Published on: 29-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

She was the first person in India who documented the nation’s first HIV/AIDS case in 1986 and later set up Y R Gaitonde Centre for AIDS Research and Education (YRG CARE)

Noted Physicist P Hariharan passed away

Published on: 28-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Hariharan had contributed in various researches including in the design of a new 3-beam interferometer, first practical radial-shear interferometer and double passed Fabry-Perot interferometer.

Santasilan Kadirgamar, the veteran Sri Lankan historian, passed away

Published on: 28-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

He was among those who were instrumental in setting up the Movement for Inter-Racial Justice and Equality (MIRJE - Jaffna)

Former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam passed away

Published on: 28-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 101 people agreed

Considered as the People's President, Dr Kalam became the 11th President of the country and occupied the post between 2002 and 2007 during the NDA government headed Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

PR Chari, the nuclear disarmament advocate, died

Published on: 27-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

He was a former IAS officer who served two terms in the Defence Ministry and was also a former Director of the Institute of Defence and Strategic Analysis (IDSA) from 1975 to 1980.

Veteran Congress leader Bijoy Krishna Handique passed away

Published on: 27-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Handique was first elected to Assam Legislative Assembly in 1972, he then became a member of All India Congress Committee in 1973.

Former Bihar Governor Ramkrishna Suryabhan Gavai passed away

Published on: 27-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

It was to Gavai’s credit that the Deekshabhoomi turned into a world class memorial to Ambedkar and his historic conversion to Buddhism.

Longtime cartoonist Tom Moore died

Published on: 23-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Moore began drawing cartoons while serving in the US Navy during the Korean War.

Noted Hollywood actor Olaf Pooley passed away

Published on: 22-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Pooley was most famous for his role as villainous scientist Professor Stahlman in Doctor Who show, which he starred in during the 1970s.

Alex Rocco, the actor known for his role in Godfather, died at 79

Published on: 20-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Rocco won the Emmy award as Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in sitcom The Famous Teddy Z.

Noted Urdu writer Dr Bisheshar Pradeep died

Published on: 20-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Pradeep was a prolific writer who penned more than a dozen fiction books in Urdu and was best known for his 'Afsana Nigari', the fiction writing form in Urdu.

Uruguayan soccer legend Alcides Edgardo Ghiggia died

Published on: 18-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Ghiggia won the goal in a stunning 2-1 victory over Brazil in the final game of the 1950 FIFA World Cup.

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