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Acclaimed US actor Leonard Nimoy passed away

Published on: 28-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 0 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: 2 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: 3 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: 3 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: 6 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: 11 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: 5 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: 14 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: 9 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: 13 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: 10 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: 7 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: 10 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: 14 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: 18 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.

Former Home Minister of Maharashtra Raosaheb Ramrao Patil died

Published on: 17-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Raosaheb Ramrao Patil, former Home Minister of Maharashtra and NCP leader, died on 16 February 2015 at Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai after suffering from oral cancer.

French actor Louis Jourdan passed away

Published on: 17-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

French actor Louis Jourdan passed away on 14 February 2015 in Los Angeles, United States following a brief illness.

Telugu novelist Kesava Reddy passed away

Published on: 13-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Veteran Telugu novelist Kesava Reddy passed away on 13 February 2015 in Nizamabad district of Telangana following a prolonged illness.

PAS spiritual leader Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat died at 84

Published on: 13-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

He was spiritual leader of Malaysia’s opposition Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS).  For the first time, he was elected to the Parliament of Malaysia on 1967 and since then continued to be an elected politician for 48 years.

Veteran journalist Diptosh Majumdar died

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

Senior journalist Diptosh Majumdar died on 8 February 2015 after suffering from acute myelocytic leukemia (AML) at a private hospital in Delhi.

Japanese industrial designer Kenji Ekuan died

Published on: 11-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Ekuan was famously known for crafting a tabletop bottle for Kikkoman Corporation in 1961, winning international popularity both for the handy, flask-shaped dispenser.

Veteran Marathi theatre artist Atmaram Govind Bhende died

Published on: 09-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The Father of Marathi Farce and pioneer of experimental plays in Marathi theatre Atmaram Govind Bhende died at the age of 91 in Pune, Maharashtra.

Acclaimed Indian sculptor and artist Mrinalini Mukherjee passed away

Published on: 06-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 46 people agreed

Mrinalini Mukherjee was best known for her sculptures crafted using knotted hemp ropes and cast bronzes.

JK group chairman Gaur Hari Singhania died

Published on: 05-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

He was the president of JK Organisation and a promoter director of JK Cement Ltd since its inception in 1994.

Maharashtra Netball player Mayuresh Pawar died during the 35th National Games

Published on: 04-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

Netball player Mayuresh Pawar who was in Kerala to represent Maharashtra in National Games 2015 died due to cardiac arrest few hours after the match against Chandigarh.

Photo journalist Krishna Murari Kishan passed away

Published on: 03-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Renowned Photo journalist Krishna Murari Kishan passed away on 1 February 2015 after suffering multi-organ failure at a private hospital in New Delhi.

Former Delhi state footballer Peter Gomes died

Published on: 03-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Peter Gomes, the former Delhi state footballer who represented Delhi state team in the Senior National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy died on 30 January 2014. He was 60.

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