Kabir served as the 39th Chief Justice of India from September 2012 to July 2013.
Grammy- winning jazz musician Al Jarreau passed away on 12 February 2017, after he was admitted for exhaustion.
Mansfield, along with Paul Lauterbur, had won the 2003 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for developing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
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.
He was the one who oversaw investigation of several high-profile cases including Bofors scam and Bihar's fodder scam.
Her prominent writings are Aatish-i-zer-i-paa, Amer Bail, Asay Pasay, Aik Din, Seharay and Khaleej, Chahar Chaman, Chhotaa Sheher Baray Log, Hasil Ghaat, Hawa Kay Naam, Tamasil and Footpath ki Ghaas.
Besides, giving stage craft and art direction in more than 500 plays and films, Basu also directed over 200 plays.
Former Minister of State for External Affairs, E Ahamed passed away early morning on 1 February 2017, following a cardiac arrest during President Pranab Mukherjee’s address at the parliament.
He held the position of Russian ambassador to India in New Delhi from November 2009, this was his second stint as ambassador to India.
Some of his famous songs include- Main to har modh par, Na Jane kya hua, jo tune chhu liya, Do deewane shaher mein and Ulfat me zamane ki har rasm ko thukroa.
His calculations gave a graphic form to the signals emitted by two merging black holes. This was the waveform detected in 2015 by the LIGO collaboration.
Cernan set the foot on the moon as commander of Apollo 17, the final manned mission to the lunar surface. The mission reached the moon’s surface on 19 December 1972.
Pinyin, the writing system that turns Chinese characters into words using letters from the Roman alphabet, changed the way the language was taught. It was officially adopted by the Chinese Government in 1958, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 1982, and the United Nations in 1986.
Barnala has served as Chief Minister of Punjab from 29 September 1985 until 11 May 1987, a period of Sikh militant movement in Punjab.
In recognition of his services, the All India Rubber Industries Association instituted the KM Philip Medal & Award on his 90th birthday.
She also covered the conflict in Vietnam where she scored a scoop that peace talks would shortly begin between Hanoi and Washington in 1968.
Herzog used the presidency to serve as a moral guardian for liberal and democratic values. He often talked about Germany’s moral responsibility for the crimes of its past.
Rafsanjani served as president in the early 1990s when Tehran was accused of a executing a wave of assassinations in Europe that targeted regime opponents.
Through his extensive research, Tony Atkinson contributed in conceptualizing poverty eradication policies in India.
The Padma Shri awardee actor was an alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India and the National School of Drama.
Prof Gangmumei Kamei was a writer and historian whose area of specialisation was regional history of Northeast India and history of Manipur.
Born in 1929 in Jawra, Madhya Pradesh, Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan belonged to the Beenkar Gharana of Indore.
He was there in Chikkamagaluru to attend the silver jubilee celebrations of the Transport Cooperative Society at Koppa.
Berger constantly and provocatively challenged traditional interpretations of art and society and the connections between the two. His book, Ways of Seeing, had a considerable effect on how visual art was appreciated.
He had served in various departments and ministeries during his tenure including his role as Minister for Veterinary and Animal Husbandry during 1998-1999.
She was the mother of actress Carrie Fisher and her death came just one day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher, who died on 27 December 2016.
She was known for writing her own autobiography titled The Princess Diarist that narrates the ups and downs of her career.
Patwa, an RSS ideologue, was instrumental in consolidating BJP base in Madhya Pradesh (undivided).
Rubin's results, which initially met with scepticism, were confirmed over the subsequent years. The attempts to explain the galaxy rotation problem led to the theory of dark matter.
Wickremanayake served as the Prime Minister in the Mahinda Rajapaksa Government in the year 2005. He earlier held the position of Prime Minister from August 2000 to December 2001, succeeding the then Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike.