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South African Nobel-prize winning author Nadine Gordimer died

Published on: 16-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 37 people agreed

South African Nobel Prize-winning author, Nadine Gordimer died. She wrote several books, of which two were banned by apartheid regime.

World-renowned conductor Lorin Maazel died at 84

Published on: 14-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Lorin Maazel, the American conductor of classical music, violinist and composer died on 13 July 2014 at his home in Castleton, Virginia. He was 84.

Senior VHP leader Giriraj Kishore died at 94

Published on: 14-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

Senior VHP leader, Giriraj Kishore died in New Delhi following prolonged illness. He was 94.

Veteran actress Zohra Sehgal died at 102

Published on: 11-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 34 people agreed

Zohra Sehgal died at the age of 102. She was called as the grand old lady of Bollywood due to her association with it for several decades.

Eduard Shevardnadze, the ex-President of Georgia died at 86

Published on: 08-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Ex-President of Georgia, Eduard Shevardnadze died after a long illness. He was toppled in 2005 after as a consequence of the bloodless Rose Revolution.

Alfredo Di Stefano, the Real Madrid FC legend died

Published on: 08-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Real Madrid legend, Alfredo Di Stefano died at the age of 88. He died after suffering from a heart attack that struck him on 5 July 2014.

Granville Austin, the scholar of Indian constitution died

Published on: 08-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 38 people agreed

The eminent scholar and biographer of Indian Constitution, Granville Austin died in Washington DC. He died at the age of 87.

Olympian and WW II veteran Louis Zamperini died

Published on: 05-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 41 people agreed

A 1936 Berlin Olympics distance runner Louis Zamperini died at the age of 97 after a 40-day battle with pneumonia.

Former Haitian President Leslie Manigat died at 83

Published on: 01-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Former Haitian president Leslie François Manigat died at the age of 83.

Ramanarayanan, Tamil film director and producer, died at 65

Published on: 23-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Ramanarayanan, Tamil film director and producer died in Singapore at the age of 65

Gary Gilmour, former cricketer of Australia died

Published on: 11-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

Gary Gilmour, a former cricketer of Australia died in Sydney at the age of 62. For Australia, he played 20 matches in both formats of cricket.

Fernandao, the former Brazilian striker died in helicopter crash

Published on: 09-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Fernando Lucio da Costa, a former footballer of Brazil died in a helicopter crash in central Brazil.

Norman Willis, the former TUC leader died at 81

Published on: 07-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Former TUC leader, Norman Willis who led the TUC during the most difficult years in the trade union movenment died at the age 81.

Chester Nez, the last of World War II Navajo code talker died

Published on: 06-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

Chester Nez, the last of the World War II Navajo code talkers died on 4 June 2014.

Union Rural Development Minister Gopitnath Munde died

Published on: 03-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde died in a road accident in Delhi.

Indologist and Sanskrit Scholar Sukumari Bhattacharji died

Published on: 30-MAY-2014
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

Indologist and Sanskrit scholar Sukumari Bhattacharji who had equal grasp over English and Sanskrit language died on 24 May 2014.

Azlan Shah-The Father of Malaysian hockey died at 86

Published on: 30-MAY-2014
Important for Exam: 51 people agreed

Azlan Shah best known as The Father of Malaysian hockey passed died

Maya Angelou, the American author and poet died

Published on: 30-MAY-2014
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

American poet and author, Maya Angelou died in North Carolina.She became famous with her book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings in 1969.

Donald Levine creator of World’s first action figure died

Published on: 29-MAY-2014
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Donald Levine creator of the world's first action figure G.I. Joe died of cancer on 24 May 2014.

David Allen, former off-spinner of England and Gloucestershire died

Published on: 28-MAY-2014
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Former Gloucestershire off-spinner of England David Allen died at the age of 78. His death was announced by West Country County.

American Cinematographer Gordon Willis deadat 82

Published on: 20-MAY-2014
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

American Cinematographer, Gordon Willis died at the age of 82 in Massachusetts, UK

N Srinivasan, the veteran nuclear scientist died

Published on: 19-MAY-2014
Important for Exam: 68 people agreed

Nuclear scientist, N Srinivasan died on 18 May 2014.

Russi Mody, the former Tata Steels Chairman died

Published on: 19-MAY-2014
Important for Exam: 39 people agreed

Russi Mody, a Padma Bhusan awardee and management guru who headed Tata Steel died in South Kolkata at the age of 96.

Founder of Leela Group Hotels Krishnan Nair died

Published on: 17-MAY-2014
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

Krishnan Nair, founder of Leela Group of Hotels died at the age of 91 in Mumbai.

Oscar winning Swedish Film Director Malik Bendjelloul died

Published on: 13-MAY-2014
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Swedish film director, Malik Bendjelloul died at the age of 36 in Stockholm.

Nobel Laureate economist Gary Becker died at 93

Published on: 05-MAY-2014
Important for Exam: 89 people agreed

Nobel Laureate economist Gary Becker died at the age of 93 due to illness in Chicago.

British actor Bob Hoskins died at 71

Published on: 01-MAY-2014
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

British actor Bob Hoskins died of pneumonia at the age of 71 in London.

Arturo Licata, the World's oldest man died in Italy at age 111

Published on: 28-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

World’s oldest man, Arturo Licata died at the age of 111. He was awarded the Guinness World Records title of oldest living man on 28 February 2014.

Canadian Author Alistair Macleod died

Published on: 22-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Canadian author Alistair MacLeod on 20 April 2014 died due to a heart stroke.

Veteran pro-democratic Journalist of Myanmar Win Tin died

Published on: 22-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

Veteran pro-democratic Journalist of Myanmar Win Tin on 19 April 2014 died due to his respiratory problems.

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