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Rock Band Yes Guitarist Chris Squire died

Published on: 30-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Squire formed Yes band in 1968 with Jon Anderson and their debut single titled Sweetness and first album titled Yes were released in 1968.

Patrick Macnee, star of The Avengers, died

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

He was born as Daniel Patrick Macnee on 6 February 1922 in London and grew up in Lambourn.

Veteran Journalist Praful Bidwai passed away

Published on: 25-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

He was also an anti-nuclear activist and a founding member of Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace that was set up after the 1998 pokhran nuclear tests.

Titanic composer James Horner died

Published on: 24-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

In 1997, Horner won two Oscars (Academy Awards)  for Best Original Score and along with Best Original Song for My Heart Will Go On in the movie Titanic.

Sister Nirmala Joshi, former head of Missionaries of Charity, died

Published on: 23-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Sister Nirmala was born in Ranchi on 23 July 1934 to a Brahmin soldier who came from Nepal.

Former Indian women's hockey captain Shashi Bala died

Published on: 22-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Bala who made her international debut in 1987 was captain of the national team during the 1997 FIH Women World Cup Qualifier held in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Former Turkey President Suleyman Demirel died

Published on: 20-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Demirel launched his political career in the aftermath of the 1960 military coup that deposed the Government of Prime Minister Adnan Menderes.

Renowned architect Charles Correa passed away

Published on: 18-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

He was the Chief Architect behind the development of Navi Mumbai along with Shirish Patel and Pravina Mehta.

Las Vegas casino tycoon Kirk Kerkorian died

Published on: 17-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Kerkorian founded MGM Resorts International (MGM.N) and was its largest shareholder.

Sheila Kaul, former Governor of Himachal Pradesh, died

Published on: 15-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Kaul, sister-in-law of Jawaharlal Nehru, was the oldest surviving former Parliamentarian was a Member of Parliament (MP) for five times.

Veteran actor Sir Christopher Lee died at the age of 93

Published on: 12-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Lee was knitted in 2009 for services to drama and charity. In 2011 and 2013, he was awarded with the Bafta fellowship and BFI Fellowship, respectively.

Chandigarh's Rock Garden creator Nek Chand died

Published on: 12-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Chand’s creation the Rock Garden of Chandigarh was opened for public on 24 January 1976 and at present is maintained by the Nek Chand Foundation, formed in 1996.

Big Band Leader James Last passed away

Published on: 11-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

James was born as Hans Last in the northern city of Bremen in 1929 and was originally a piano player.

Former Indian Cricketer Hemant Kanitkar died

Published on: 11-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Kanitkar, a stalwart of domestic cricket, played two Tests as a wicketkeeper-batsman in the home series against Clive Lloyd’s West Indies in 1974-75.

Telugu writer Dasaradhi Rangacharya died at 87

Published on: 09-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Inspired by Marxism and socialism, Rangacharya wrote several books that highlighted the life and agony of the people at the grass roots level especially in the then Telangana region.

Hollywood actor Hiroshi Koizumi died

Published on: 06-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Making debut in 1951 on silver screen, Koizumi appeared in a string of monster films including Mothra vs Godzilla, Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster and Dogara, the Space Monster.

Wrestler Prem Nath passed away

Published on: 06-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Prem Nath, a President’s Medal-winning retired Delhi Police official, was known for his efforts to popularise wrestling in Delhi.

Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry Irwin Rose passed away

Published on: 05-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Rose won the Nobel Prize for discovering a way that cells destroy unwanted proteins for developing new therapies for diseases such as cervical cancer and cystic fibrosis.

Hollywood actress Betsy Palmer passed away

Published on: 02-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Betsy was famously known for playing the character of Jason Voorhees' mother in Friday the 13th movie in 1980.

Hemant Sonawala, the pioneer of India’s IT industry, died

Published on: 02-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Sonawala the chairman of Hinditron was also the founder of Digital Equipment India (DEI), which was the first technology IPO in India.

Doris Hart, winner of three Wimbledon titles in a day, died at 89

Published on: 01-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

She retired from professional tennis in 1955 and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1969.

Eminent American Photographer Mary Ellen Mark passed away

Published on: 29-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

She was regarded as one of the best documentary photographers of her generation who took a classic documentary approach to often difficult material and usually worked in black and white.

Director-Producer Marty Pasetta passed away

Published on: 27-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Pasetta was famously known as a veteran director of live TV extravaganzas including 17 Academy Awards shows.

Argentine footballer Cristian Gomez died

Published on: 26-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Gomez is the second Argentine player to die in May 2015, after Emanuel Ortega of San Martin de Burzaco who suffered a fatal head injury on 14 May 2015.

British actor Terry Sue-Patt passed away

Published on: 26-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Sue-Patt was best known for playing the role of school pupil named Benny Green in children's TV series Grange Hill.

Nobel Awardee mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr. died

Published on: 25-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The mathematician is renowned for his work in game theory, and for winning the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1994.

Veteran jazz musician Bob Belden passed away

Published on: 22-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Belden was a jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger and producer who was among the first American musicians to perform in Iran since its 1979 revolution in 2015 when he toured there.

Eminent Economist Mrinal Datta Chaudhuri passed away

Published on: 21-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

He was Director at the Delhi School of Economics (DSE) and policy advisor to the Union Government.

Actress Sudha Shivpuri died

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

Shivpuri gained popularity for her role as Baa in television show Kyuki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, the longest running TV show of Ekta Kapoor.

Mumbai KEM Nurse Aruna Shanbaug died after 42-years in coma

Published on: 18-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Aruna was battling with coma for past 42-years after sexually assaulted by a hospital ward boy on 27 November 1973.

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