He retired from the Rajya Sabha as its oldest member in 2014 after serving two terms since being elected to the upper house in 2002.
His dark and absurd humour was also helpful in protecting his works from censors like the 1970 movie 'The Cruise' that in intricately showed the absurdities of life under communism in Poland.
The photographer who defined photography in his own style was a winner of almost every major international prize associated with the profession.
A graduate from IIT-Madras, Nambisan co-authored his first poetry book 'Gemini' with Jeet Thayil and Dom Moraes.
Acclaimed Bollywood actor Sitaram Panchal passed away at the age of 54 after a long battle with kidney and lung cancer.
Fondly called 'Chacha' by all, Sohanpal began his political life by joining the Congress during the 1942 Quit India movement.
Former Union minister and BJP MP from Ajmer, Sanwar Lal Jat passed away in New Delhi, after suffering from a cardiac arrest during a meeting with BJP Party President Amit Shah.
She was the first woman science instructor at Cornell University where she taught human biology and comparative anatomy.
Bhargava is a recipient of over 100 national and international honours and awards, including the Padma Bhushan in 1986 and the Legion d'Honneur in 1998 of France.
Dhrupad is a Sanskrit blend of Dhruva (immovable) and Pad (verse). It has its roots in ancient times, it was first mentioned in 3rd Century B.C. in the Natyashastra.
Singh had served as the 17th Chief Minister of Karnataka. He headed the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government from May 2004 to February 2006.
Globally known scientist and Padma Vibhushan awardee, Professor Yash Pal passed away at his residence in Noida at the age of 90.
Senior Congress leader, social activist and father of late veteran actress Smita Patil passed away in Mumbai at the age of 92. He is survived by two daughters and actor grandson, Prateik Babbar.
Prof Rao was the first Indian space scientist to be inducted into the Hall of Fame of International Astronautical Federation (IAF).
Mission: Impossible, which also starred Landau's wife, Barbara Bain, became an immediate hit upon its debut in 1966 and remained on the air until 1973.
The Tehran-born Mirzakhani is the first and to-date only female winner of the Fields Medal since its inception in 1936.
In 1984, Bhandari briefly served the country as Member of Parliament from Sikkim constituency in the 8th Lok Sabha as an independent candidate.
An acknowledged expert as well as a pioneer in some forensic techniques, he deconstructed the suicide bomb attack on Rajiv Gandhi in May 1991.
The report of Baghdadi’s death came just days after the Iraqi army captured the last sectors of Mosul, the northern Iraqi city, which Baghdadi's forces overran almost exactly three years ago.
He was also an Adviser to the Governor of Jammu & Kashmir in 1986 for a period of 8 months.
Desh Bandhu Gupta, Founder and Chairman of Lupin, India’s second-largest pharmaceutical company passed away in Mumbai.
Carla, one of the five Italian sisters at the helm of the iconic Italian label, was the public face of the company famous colourful 'baguette' bags.
Swami Atmasthananda was elected as the President of the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission on 3 December 2007.
Helmut Kohl, longest-serving German Chancellor who presided over both German reunification and the creation of the eurozone passed away on 16 June 2016 at the age of 87.
As the 17th Chief Justice of India, Bhagwati remained on the highest judicial post between July 1985 and December 1986.
Padma Bhushan and Jnanpith awardee C Narayana Reddy passed away following health complications. He was one of the most distinguished Telugu poets of his generation.
Senior Congress leader and Member of the Upper House of the Parliament, Palvai Govardhan Reddy passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest while travelling in a car to Manali to attend a parliamentary standing committee meeting.
In 1961, D'Escoto Brockmann was ordained as a priest of the Maryknoll Missionary Society in New York and adopted the doctrine of liberation theology.
Mehrunnisa Dalwai, eminent social activist, author and wife of the late thinker and Marathi writer Hamid Dalwai passed away at her residence at the age of 87.
The sole woman Kannada film producer Parvathamma Rajkumar passed away at the age of 78 due to prolonged illness.