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Italian fashion legend Carla Fendi passes away

1 day ago
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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.

Ramakrishna Mission Chief Swami Atmasthananda passes away

Jun 19, 2017
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Swami Atmasthananda was elected as the President of the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission on 3 December 2007.

Architect of Germany's re-unification, Helmut Kohl passes away

Jun 17, 2017
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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. 


Former Chief Justice of India PN Bhagwati passes away

Jun 16, 2017
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As the 17th Chief Justice of India, Bhagwati remained on the highest judicial post between July 1985 and December 1986.

Veteran Telugu poet, writer C Narayana Reddy passes away

Jun 12, 2017
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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.

Veteran Congress leader, P Govardhan Reddy passes away after cardiac arrest

Jun 9, 2017
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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.

Ex-UN General Assembly President Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann dies

Jun 9, 2017
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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.

 

Eminent social rights activist Mehrunnisa Dalwai no more

Jun 9, 2017
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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.

Kannada film producer Parvathamma Rajkumar passes away

May 31, 2017
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The sole woman Kannada film producer Parvathamma Rajkumar passed away at the age of 78 due to prolonged illness.

Veteran filmmaker Dasari Narayana Rao passes away

May 31, 2017
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He was also an active politician in the Congress party and served as a Union Minister during the UPA regime.

Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega passes away

May 30, 2017
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He spied for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) until the United States invaded and toppled his corrupt government.

Former Greek Prime Minister Constantine Mitsotakis dies

May 29, 2017
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Mitsotakis served as the Prime Minister of Greece from 1990 to 1993.

Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Adviser to Jimmy Carter, passes away

May 28, 2017
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Brzezinski served as the National Security Adviser to Carter during chaotic years of the Iran hostage crisis and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the late 1970s.

Former Punjab DGP Kanwar Pal Singh Gill passes away

May 27, 2017
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He was the Director General of Police for two tenures, from 1988 to 1990 and 1991 to 1995. He retired from the Indian Police Service in 1995.

James Bond actor Roger Moore passed away at 89

May 24, 2017
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Former James Bond star Roger Moore passed away at the age of 89 after a short but brave battle with cancer.

Controversial godman Chandraswami passes away

May 24, 2017
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He is also said to have dispensed spiritual advice to the Sultan of Brunei, Sheikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa of Bahrain, actress Elizabeth Taylor, British PM Margaret Thatcher, arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi, crime Lord Dawood Ibrahim and 'Tiny' Rowland.

Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave passes away

May 18, 2017
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The minister was last seen in meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 17 May 2017 itself.

Veteran actress Reema Lagoo passes away

May 18, 2017
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Reema Lagoo was nominated for Filmfare best-supporting actress award for Maine Pyar Kiya, Aashiqui, Hum Aapke Hain Koun and Vaastav: The Reality.

Former Puducherry CM Subrahmanyan Ramaswamy passes away

May 15, 2017
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He became Chief Minister of AIADMK in 1974 heading the AIADMK-CPI coalition ministry for a brief period.

Himachal Pradesh cabinet minister Karan Singh passes away

May 12, 2017
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Himachal Pradesh Cabinet Minister Karan Singh passed away after suffering from cancer at the age of 59. He was the state’s Ayurveda Minister.

Legendary Sitarist Rais Khan passes away

May 9, 2017
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The Sitarist’s maternal grandfather Inayat Ali Khan was also considered one of the finest sitar players in the subcontinent.

First Woman Chief Judge of State High Court Justice Leila Seth passes away

May 8, 2017
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Despite being an eminent jurist, she was also an author and her autobiography 'On Balance' was a bestseller.

Famous climber Ueli Steck dies in a tragic accident near Mount Everest

May 3, 2017
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Steck was planning to climb 8850-metre Mount Everest and nearby Mount Lhotse in May 2017.

Tamil actor Vinu Chakravarthy passes away

Apr 28, 2017
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Vinu Chakravarthy was the one who introduced iconic actress Silk Smitha to the silver screen in the 1980 movie Vandi Chakkaram.

Jonathan Demme, Oscar-winning director of The Silence of the Lambs, dies

Apr 28, 2017
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He rose to prominence in the 1980s with his comedy films Melvin and Howard, Swing Shift, Something Wild.

Veteran actor Vinod Khanna passes away

Apr 27, 2017
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He is best remembered for his performance in films like Mere Apne, Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Gaddaar, Jail Yatra, Kuchhe Dhaage, Amar Akbar Anthony, Rajput, Qurbani, Dayavan, and others.

Top Maoist leader Narayan Sanyal passes away

Apr 19, 2017
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Sanyal was among the last links between CPI(ML), considered as the father of leftwing insurgency in India and its offshoot CPI(Maoist).

Former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Girish Chandra Saxena died

Apr 18, 2017
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Girish Chandra Saxena served as the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir for eight years between 1990 and 2003.

Guitar pioneer Allan Holdsworth passes away

Apr 17, 2017
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Holdsworth was known as a guitarist’s guitarist for his progressive rock and jazz fusion work with bands including Soft Machine, Gong, and U.K.

World's oldest person Emma Morano dies at 117

Apr 17, 2017
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According to a list kept by the Gerontology Research Group, Violet Brown from Jamaica, who was born in 1900, is now the oldest living person.

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