Lee was respected as the architect of Singapore’s prosperity who stepped down as Prime Minister of Singapore in 1990 by handing over the power to Goh Chok Ting.
Shahir Sable was an accomplished singer, writer, playwright, performer, Loknatya (Folk Theater) producer-director.
He was the 22nd Prime Minister of Australia and the Leader of the Liberal Party from 1975 to 1983.
She was the founder of Israel Film Archive, Jerusalem Cinematheque, Haifa Cinematheque and the Jerusalem Film Festival.
He was the son of Mahatma Gandhi's diarist Mahadev Desai who also was the personal secretary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Sir Terry Pratchett was famously known as the creator of the Discworld series of more than 40 interconnected comic novels.
Veteran sports journalist K Baskaran died on 11 March 2015 following a brief illness.
BM Khaitan Group has companies like Eveready Industries, Mcleod Russel and Mcnally Bharat Engineering among others.
He was from Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and became member of the 15th Lok Sabha from Kolhapur constituency.
Kerala Legislative Assembly Speaker G Karthikeyan passed away on 7 March 2015 in Bangalore, Karnataka following a prolonged illness.
He became Chief Minister of Bihar following resignation of Karpuri Thakur, who was heading Janta Party government in Bihar after Congress was voted out of power in assembly election in Bihar in 1977.
Ornithologist and naturalist K S Lavkumar Khachar died.
Renowned US actor Leonard Nimoy passed away on 27 February 2015 in Los Angeles following chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Nemtsov had served Russia as its first Deputy Prime Minister in 1990s under the late President Boris Yeltsin.
Her works were known for brilliant and incisive scholarship and her crowning achievement was to turn the light on Pandita Ramambai, the great 19 century Indian reformer and educationist and early pioneer of women’s emancipation in India.
He was a well-known cinematographer in various film industries including Telugu film industry, Tamil Film Industry and Bollywood as well.
He served Haryana as its Chief Minister in 1990-91 as a member of Janata Dal.
RC Sakthi was mentor of the famous actor Kamal Haasan and had launched him as lead role in his Tamil directorial debut Unarchigal in 1972.
She was found collapsed and unconscious in the bureau and was rushed to hospital, but medical teams were unable to save her.
Bhagwandas served Pakistan’s Supreme Court as acting Chief Justice in 2005, 2006 and 2007. He was the first Hindu and second non-Muslim to head the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
Adya Sharma, a cultural icon and pioneer of mobile theatre in Assam, passed away on 23 February 2015 in Nalbari town, Assam following a brief illness.
Govind Pansare, leader of Communist Party of India (CPI), died on 20 February 2015 at Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai.
Eminent Odia filmmaker Nirad Mahapatra passed away on 19 February 2015 in Mumbai following a brief illness.
The recipient of Padma Shri award for his contribution to Urdu literature was serving as the Chairman of the Urdu Advisory Committee, Government of Bihar.
The Chief Minister of Uttrakhand, Harish Rawat declared three-day state mourning following her death.
Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Vice-President Kalindi Charan Behera passed away on 18 February 2015 at Bhubaneswar following a brief illness.
Ramanaidu was a recipient of Dada Saheb Phalke and Padma Bhushan awards.
Bollywood actor Ashraful Haque passed away on 17 February 2015 at a private hospital in Andheri East, Mumbai after suffering from Myelodysplastic Syndrome.
Veteran cartoonist, columnist and political activist Rajinder Puri passed away on 15 February 2015 in New Delhi following a brief illness.
Michele Ferrero was Italy’s richest man and the owner of a global chocolate and confectionery empire that was built on the popular Nutella spread.