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Noted journalist Cho S Ramaswamy passes away

14 hrs ago
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He was also known to be very close to Late J Jayalalitha, CM of Tamil Nadu who died earlier this week, and also mentored her during her film career and continued to do the same even after she entered the politics.

Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa passes away

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

She was put on heart assist device following the attack and her condition was stated to be critical by senior doctors at the Apollo hospital.

Noted Marathi author Anand Yadav passes away

Nov 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

80-year-old Anand Yadav breathed his last at his residence in Pune. His autobiography 'Zombi' won him Sahitya Akadmi award in 1991.

Cuba's Fidel Castro dies aged 90

Nov 26, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Comrade Fidel Castro overthrew Fulgencio Batista and established a communist state in Cuba, first in Western Hemisphere.

Veteran Journalist Dilip Padgaonkar passed away

Nov 25, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

He was brought into a private clinic in a critical condition on 18 November 2016, where he was put on ventilator support and dialysis. Though there was a team of doctors trying to revive him, his condition showed no improvement.

Ex-Governor of Madhya Pradesh Ram Naresh Yadav passes away

Nov 24, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

He served as the Madhya Pradesh Governor from August 2011 to September 2016. He was also Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister from 1977-79.

Veteran Carnatic Music exponent Balamuralikrishna passes away

Nov 23, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Balamuralikrishna, a recipient of National Film Awards for best music direction & playback singing, shot to fame in acting with his debut film Bhakta Prahlada.

Former ISRO Chairman MGK Menon passes away

Nov 23, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

He was actively involved in setting up balloon flight experiments, as well as deep underground experiments with cosmic ray neutrinos in the mines at Kolar Gold Fields.

Renowned Hindi & Bhojpuri writer Dr Viveki Rai passes away

Nov 23, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Viveki Rai was awarded by Jagadguru Ramanandacharya Award of Srimath Kashi in January 2012. His works include Sonamati, Mangal Bhavan, and Samar Shesh Hai.

Former J&K Governor Lt Gen SK Sinha died

Nov 18, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Lt Gen (Retd.) Sinha was an Indian soldier, who saw combat service during Second World War in Indonesia and Burma. He also led the first batch of Indian troops in J&K when Pakistan raiders invaded in 1947.

Noted geophysicist Janardhan Negi passes away

Nov 12, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

He was known for making outstanding contribution in understanding earthquakes, mass extinctions, especially dinosaurs and the movement of the Indian sub-continent plates.

Janet Reno, first female U.S. Attorney General, dies

Nov 8, 2016
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She was the first woman to serve as Attorney General and the second-longest serving Attorney General in U.S. history, after William Wirt.

Former J&K Deputy Chief Minister Mangat Ram Sharma passes away

Nov 6, 2016
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He played an important role in cooperative movement in the state and successfully headed the Kathua district cooperative society for some years before he became a member of the legislative council.

Sri Lankan singer Pandit Amaradeva passes away

Nov 4, 2016
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He had been the recipient of many international honours including Padma Shri for his contribution to music.

Legendary Kashmiri singer Raj Begum dies

Oct 27, 2016
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Begum was one of the most recognized female singers in the Kashmir Valley. She had rendered thousands of songs from Radio Kashmir in Srinagar and in live concerts at other places in India and abroad.

Legendary footballer Carlos Alberto Torres dies

Oct 26, 2016
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He captained Brazil national team to victory in the 1970 World Cup, scoring the fourth goal in the final, considered one of the greatest goals in the history of the tournament.

Anti-Vietnam War activist Tom Hayden died

Oct 25, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

He was a stalwart of America's New Left who served 18 years in California's State Legislature and gained a dash of Hollywood glamour by marrying actress Jane Fonda.

Kigeli V Ndahindurwa, last king of Rwanda, dies

Oct 19, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

King Kigeli V came to power in 1959 but was only king of Rwanda until 1961, when the monarchy was abolished and he was forced into exile.

Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand, passes away

Oct 14, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

During his reign, King Adulyadej was served by a total of 30 prime ministers beginning with Pridi Banomyong and ending with Prayut Chan-o-cha. They are otherwise known as Bhumibol's Thirty.

Theatre legend Heisnam Kanhailal passes away

Oct 7, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

He was also awarded the Padma Shri civilian award in 2004 and the Padma Bhushan civilian award in 2016 by the Union Government.

Noted artist Yusuf Arakkal passes away

Oct 5, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Arakkal had recently released a book called Faces of Creativity, which is a comprehensive collection of portraits of fellow artists. It was the first time that an Indian artist had done portraits of other artists.

Renowned Bangla writer Syed Shamsul Haq passes away

Oct 1, 2016
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He was also awarded with various awards including- Bangla Academy Literary Award (1966), Ekushey Padak (1984) and Swadhinata Padak (2000), the highest civilian award of Bangladesh.

Former Australian cricketer Max Walker passes away

Sep 29, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Max Walker earned a place in the Australian cricket team in 1973 and represented his country in the sport until injury ended his career in 1981.

Shimon Peres, former Prime Minister of Israel, dies

Sep 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

In 1994, Shimon Peres won Nobel Peace Prize together with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat for the peace talks that he participated in as Israeli Foreign Minister, producing the Oslo Accords.

Hindi and Urdu writer Reoti Saran Sharma passes away

Sep 24, 2016
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He was a Pioneer in radio plays in All India Radio and was conferred with Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for 2007 for his contribution to theatre.

Pulitzer-winning US playwright Edward Albee passes away

Sep 19, 2016
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Throughout an up-and-down commercial career over several decades, Albee won three Pulitzer Prizes for best drama. The first in 1967 was for A Delicate Balance.

World’s oldest cricketer Lindsay Tuckett passes away

Sep 7, 2016
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With the death of Tuckett, the distinction of the oldest surviving cricketer in the world now passes to all-rounder Johnny Watkins, who is 93.

Noted Assamese poet Nalinidhar Bhattacharyya dies

Sep 5, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

His work brought him several awards including the Soviet Land Nehru Award (1983), Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad Award (1991), Sahitya Akademi Award (2002) and the Assam Valley Literary Award (2006).

K K Aggarwal elected as National President of IMA

Sep 5, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Moreover, the association also elected Dr Ravi Wankhedkar from Maharashtra as the National President for the year 2017-18 and Dr R N Tandon as Honorary Secretary General.

President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov dies

Sep 3, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Islam Karimov had dominated Uzbekistan, Central Asia's most populous nation, for more than 25 years.

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