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Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of Singapore died

Published on: 23-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

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.

Marathi Folk legend Shahir Krishnarao Sable died

Published on: 21-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Shahir Sable was an accomplished singer, writer, playwright, performer, Loknatya (Folk Theater) producer-director.

Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser died

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

He was the 22nd Prime Minister of Australia and the Leader of the Liberal Party from 1975 to 1983.

Pioneer of Israeli Cinema Lia van Leer died

Published on: 16-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

She was the founder of Israel Film Archive, Jerusalem Cinematheque, Haifa Cinematheque and the Jerusalem Film Festival.

Veteran Gandhian Narayanbhai Desai died

Published on: 16-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

He was the son of Mahatma Gandhi's diarist Mahadev Desai who also was the personal secretary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Veteran fantasy author Sir Terence David John Pratchett passed away

Published on: 13-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

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

Published on: 12-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

Veteran sports journalist K Baskaran died on 11 March 2015 following a brief illness.

Industrialist Deepak Khaitan died

Published on: 11-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

BM Khaitan Group has companies like Eveready Industries, Mcleod Russel and Mcnally Bharat Engineering among others.

Former Lok Sabha member Sadashivrao Dadoba Mandlik died

Published on: 10-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

He was from Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and became member of the 15th Lok Sabha from Kolhapur constituency.

Kerala Assembly speaker G Karthikeyan passed away

Published on: 07-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Kerala Legislative Assembly Speaker G Karthikeyan passed away on 7 March 2015 in Bangalore, Karnataka following a prolonged illness.

Former Bihar Chief Minister Ramsundar Das died

Published on: 07-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

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 KS Lavkumar Khachar died at 84

Published on: 04-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Ornithologist and naturalist K S Lavkumar Khachar died.

Acclaimed US actor Leonard Nimoy passed away

Published on: 28-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Renowned US actor Leonard Nimoy passed away on 27 February 2015 in Los Angeles following chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow

Published on: 28-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Nemtsov had served Russia as its first Deputy Prime Minister in 1990s under the late President Boris Yeltsin.

Noted sociologist Meera Kosambi died

Published on: 28-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Her works were known for brilliant and incisive scholarship and her crowning achievement was to turn the light on Pandita Ramambai, the great 19 century Indian reformer and educationist and early pioneer of women’s emancipation in India.

Veteran cinematographer Aloysius Vincent passed away

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

He was a well-known cinematographer in various film industries including Telugu film industry, Tamil Film Industry and Bollywood as well.

Former Haryana Chief Minister Hukam Singh died

Published on: 27-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

He served Haryana as its Chief Minister in 1990-91 as a  member of Janata Dal.

Veteran Tamil director RC Sakthi passed away

Published on: 24-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

RC Sakthi was mentor of the famous actor Kamal Haasan and had launched him as lead role in his Tamil directorial debut Unarchigal in 1972.

Maria Golovnina, Reuters bureau chief for Afghanistan and Pakistan, found dead

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

She was found collapsed and unconscious in the bureau and was rushed to hospital, but medical teams were unable to save her.

Rana Bhagwandas, the first Hindu Chief Justice of Pakistan died

Published on: 24-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

Bhagwandas served Pakistan’s Supreme Court as acting Chief Justice in 2005, 2006 and 2007. He was the first Hindu and second non-Muslim to head the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Pioneer of mobile theatre in Assam Adya Sharma passed away

Published on: 24-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Adya Sharma, a cultural icon and pioneer of mobile theatre in Assam, passed away on 23 February 2015 in Nalbari town, Assam following a brief illness.

Veteran CPI leader Govind Pansare died

Published on: 21-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Govind Pansare, leader of Communist Party of India (CPI), died on 20 February 2015 at Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai.

Eminent filmmaker Nirad Mahapatra passed away

Published on: 21-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Eminent Odia filmmaker Nirad Mahapatra passed away on 19 February 2015 in Mumbai following a brief illness.

Legendary Urdu Poet Dr. Kalim Ahmed Ajiz died

Published on: 20-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The recipient of Padma Shri award for his contribution to Urdu literature was serving as the Chairman of the Urdu Advisory Committee, Government of Bihar.

Rajya Sabha MP from Uttarakhand Manorama Dobriyal Sharma died

Published on: 19-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The Chief Minister of Uttrakhand, Harish Rawat declared three-day state mourning following her death.

BJD Vice-President kalindi Charan Behera passed away

Published on: 19-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Vice-President Kalindi Charan Behera passed away on 18 February 2015 at Bhubaneswar following a brief illness.

Producer Daggubati Ramanaidu died

Published on: 19-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Ramanaidu was a recipient of Dada Saheb Phalke and Padma Bhushan awards.

Bollywood Actor Ashraful Haque passed away

Published on: 18-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Bollywood actor Ashraful Haque passed away on 17 February 2015 at a private hospital in Andheri East, Mumbai after suffering from Myelodysplastic Syndrome.

Veteran cartoonist Rajinder Puri passed away

Published on: 18-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

Veteran cartoonist, columnist and political activist Rajinder Puri passed away on 15 February 2015 in New Delhi following a brief illness.

Creator of chocolate-like spread Nutella Michele Ferrero died

Published on: 17-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Michele Ferrero was Italy’s richest man and the owner of a global chocolate and confectionery empire that was built on the popular Nutella spread.

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