He was an historian specializing in British Imperial, Indian and global history and was knighted in 2007 for his contribution to historical scholarship.
Keshri had captained the Bengal U-19 team in Cooch Behar Trophy and was in the 30-member India U-19 probables list for the 2014 Colts World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
Patnaik was a senior leader of Indian National Congress and served Odisha as its Chief Minister from 1980 to 1989 and again from 1995 to 1999. He was also Governor of Assam from 2009 to 2014.
He was the youngest Prime Minister of the Czech Republic from 2004 to 2005 at the age of 34.
Thapa had served as the prime minister of the country for five terms in a political career spanning more than 50 years. He had worked under three different kings.
He won Indira Gandhi national award for Best First Film of a Director n 1996 for his film Rag Biraag, a film based on a novel written by Jnanpith award-winner Mamoni Raisom Goswami.
His writings mainly focused on the Nazi era, the horrors of the war and the destruction and guilt that remained after defeat of Germany.
He led the 17 Poona Horse regiment in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel during the 1971 war in the Basantar battle, leading to heavy losses on the Pakistan Army by destroying a number of Pakistani tanks.
His biography, Leading from the Cockpit: A Fighter pilot's story was published in 2009.
In his test career, Benaud played 63 Tests, 28 as captain and never lost a series as captain. He was the first player to score 2000 Test runs and take 200 Test wickets.
Jayakanthan, known as JK among his friends, focussed on the marginalised sections in his writing and several of his characters reflect their suffering. He was the founder of the Indo-Russian Cultural and Friendship Society.
He was known for his song Iraivanidam Kaiyenthungal (look up to God he never says no) was an evergreen liked by all crossing across religious barriers.
Babu who hailed from Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh was regarded as the fastest seven summiteers of the world, that is, he was the fastest mountaineer to climb seven summits of the world in record 172 days in 2006.
In 2014, she shot a 30-second video title Sunita highlighting the devastating effect of smokeless tobacco which was used by the government for its anti-tobacco drive.
Kailash Vajpeyi published 28 books, including 14 volumes of poetry. Some of his works includes Sufinama, Sankrant, Dehant se Hatkar (Away from Death), Teesra Andhera (Third Darkness), and Rajnadhi.
He had served as the Union Minister for Tribal Affairs and Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) in 2004 under the UPA-I government led by Manmohan Singh.
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.