He was best known for creating his most famous character, Swedish police inspector Kurt Wallander, on whom he based a series of mystery novels between 1991 and 2009.
Rao, the producer of 10 Telugu movies is known for his landmark films like Shankarabharanam (1979), Sagarasangamam (1983) and Swatimutyam (1986).
Between 1954 and 1959, he played only 17 Tests for England, but captured 76 wickets at an average of 18.56.
A member of the Indian National Congress (INC), Syed Ahmed was sworn in as the 16th governor of Manipur on 16 May 2015.
The 86-year-old veteran had been a legislator since the inception of the state, in 1972, till his death.
He was a renowned traditional teacher of Advaita Vedanta and also the founder of the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam.
Yogi Berra, a baseball Hall of Famer and New York Yankees catcher was known for his humorous quotes.
Renowned Odia lyricist Nizam was born in Cuttack in 1952.
Her first novel The World Is Full of Married Men was published in 1968.
Radhika Thilak sung around 70 songs for Malayalam films including Guru, Ottayal Pattalam and Deepasthambham Mahashcharyam.
Gupta was an eminent barrister and Independent India’s first visually challenged person to be elected as an MP.
Dalmiya was involved with the BCCI for more than three decades and had started his journey as its treasurer in 1983 before becoming its secretary.
He translated Sunil Gavaskar’s autobiography Sunny Days into Marathi.
She was regarded as a doyen of Mohiniyattam and was well-known for her experimental reforms in this classical dance form.
In 1965, he won prestigious Pulitzer Prize for theatrical adaptation of his play The Subject Was Roses.
He was best known as the star of the daytime TV drama Young Dr Malone.
He was instrumental in drafting India’s first National Water Policy in 1987.
He had represented two constituencies of Vidarbha in Parliament namely Bhandara (in 1957 and 1962) and Buldhana (1980).
Aadesh Shrivastava was a music composer and singer of Indian music. Over the course of his career, he had composed music for over 100 Hindi films.
Craven was best known for directing the Nightmare on Elm Street film and Scream franchises.
The 77 year old Kannada epigraphist and renowned scholar of vachana literature, Kalburgi was awarded the Sahitya Akademi award (2006) for Marga, a collection of his research articles.
Compared to his career as a practitioner of neurology and an academician he was better known as the author of best-selling books on the grey matter like Migraine, Awakenings, The Mind’s eye, etc.
Borah was associated with the prominent Assamese daily newspapers like Dainik Janambhumi, The Sentinel Group, Doordarshan and Bishmoi.
Varhadpande was famously known for his book titled Aryan Invasion: A Myth that exposes fallacy of Aryan invasion.
He was a Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) of Uttar Pradesh state assembly from Muzaffarnagar constituency.
Bharathan was known for his versatility in the Film Industry as he had played a variety of roles including negative roles, character roles and comedy roles.
Suvra was a vocalist of Rabindra Sangeet and was an ardent fan of India’s national poet Rabindranath Tagore.
Om Prakash had also recieved various awards including Udyog Rattan Award from Punjab Government, Punjab Ratna award.
Born on 25 November 1921, at Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh, Pendharkar was affectionately known as Anna. He gained popularity through his play Duritanche Timir Javo.
He was an author, poet, journalist and Indian independence activist.