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Renowned Meteorologist, Dev Raj Sikka passes away

2 days ago
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Dev Raj Sikka, popularly known as the father of Indian Meteorology passed away on 18 March after suffering from a cardiac arrest.

Malayalam filmmaker Diphan passes away

Mar 14, 2017
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His upcoming movie Sathya, which has Jayaram in the lead, was in the post production stage.

Veteran journalist Arvind Padmanabhan dies

Mar 9, 2017
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Before joining the IANS, Arvind Padmanabhan worked with the PTI, The Times of India and TV18.

Bengali singer Kalika Prasad Bhattacharjee passes away

Mar 8, 2017
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Bhattacharjee co-founded the band Dohar and was the lead singer of this Bangla band.

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray passes away

Mar 7, 2017
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Ray was also an eminent socialist politician, a Gandhian, and had also served as a former Union minister.

Thomas E Starzl, pioneering liver surgeon, passes away

Mar 6, 2017
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He performed the first human liver transplant in 1963. He performed the first successful human liver transplant in 1967. He performed both the transplants at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

Former IFS and MP Syed Shahabuddin passes away

Mar 4, 2017
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Syed was well known for his concern in the Shah Bano Case and antagonism to the Demolition of Babri Masjid.

Congress Rajya Sabha MP Haji Abdul Salam dies

Mar 2, 2017
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Haji Abdul Salam was the first Manipuri Muslim to be a member of the Rajya Sabha from the state of Manipur.

Noted Gujarati Writer Tarak Mehta died

Mar 1, 2017
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In 2008, SAB TV started Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. The show is based on Tarak Mehta’s column 'Duniya Ne Undha Chasma'.
Meta des: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Health Minister Shankar Chaudhari have expressed grief over his demise.

Former Union Minister P. Shiv Shankar passes away

Feb 28, 2017
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In his political career spanning over three decades, P. Shiv Shankar served as External Affairs and Human Resource Development Minister.

Former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir dies

Feb 20, 2017
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Kabir served as the 39th Chief Justice of India from September 2012 to July 2013.

Grammy winning singer Al Jarreau passes away

Feb 14, 2017
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Grammy- winning jazz musician Al Jarreau passed away on 12 February 2017, after he was admitted for exhaustion.

Nobel laureate Sir Peter Mansfield passes away

Feb 10, 2017
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Mansfield, along with Paul Lauterbur, had won the 2003 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for developing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Veteran freedom fighter Racharla Samrajyam passes away

Feb 7, 2017
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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.

Former CBI Director Joginder Singh passes away

Feb 6, 2017
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He was the one who oversaw investigation of several high-profile cases including Bofors scam and Bihar's fodder scam.

Renowned Urdu author Bano Qudsia passes away

Feb 6, 2017
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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.

Eminent theatre personality Asim Basu passes away

Feb 2, 2017
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Besides, giving stage craft and art direction in more than 500 plays and films, Basu also directed over 200 plays.

 

Former Union Minister E Ahamed passes away

Feb 1, 2017
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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.

Russian ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin dies

Jan 28, 2017
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He held the position of Russian ambassador to India in New Delhi from November 2009, this was his second stint as ambassador to India.

Urdu poet and lyricist Naqsh Lyallpuri passes away

Jan 23, 2017
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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.

CV Vishveshwara, pioneer in black hole research work, passes away

Jan 18, 2017
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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.

Eugene Cernan, last man to walk on Moon, passes away

Jan 18, 2017
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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.

Zhou Youguang, father of Pinyin writing system, dies

Jan 16, 2017
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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.

Surjit Singh Barnala, former Chief Minister of Punjab, dies

Jan 16, 2017
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Barnala has served as Chief Minister of Punjab from 29 September 1985 until 11 May 1987, a period of Sikh militant movement in Punjab.

Former MRF director KM Philip passes away

Jan 12, 2017
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In recognition of his services, the All India Rubber Industries Association instituted the KM Philip Medal & Award on his 90th birthday.

Veteran British war correspondent Clare Hollingworth dies

Jan 11, 2017
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She also covered the conflict in Vietnam where she scored a scoop that peace talks would shortly begin between Hanoi and Washington in 1968.

Roman Herzog, former President of Germany, passes away

Jan 11, 2017
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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.

Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani dies

Jan 9, 2017
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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.

Eminent British economist Tony Atkinson died

Jan 6, 2017
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Through his extensive research, Tony Atkinson contributed in conceptualizing poverty eradication policies in India.

Veteran actor Om Puri died at 66

Jan 6, 2017
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The Padma Shri awardee actor was an alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India and the National School of Drama.

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