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Eminent Historian Christopher Alan Bayly died

Published on: 22-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

He was an historian specializing in British Imperial, Indian and global history and was knighted in 2007 for his contribution to historical scholarship.

Former Bengal U-19 Cricket captain Ankit Keshri died

Published on: 21-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Keshri had captained the Bengal U-19 team in Cooch Behar Trophy and was in the 30-member India U-19 probables list for the 2014 Colts World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

Former Chief Minister of Odisha Janaki Ballabh Patnaik died

Published on: 21-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

Patnaik was a senior leader of Indian National Congress and served Odisha as its Chief Minister from 1980 to 1989 and again from 1995 to 1999. He was also Governor of Assam from 2009 to 2014.

Stanislav Gross, Former Czech Republic Prime Minister, died

Published on: 17-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

He was the youngest Prime Minister of the Czech Republic from 2004 to 2005 at the age of 34.

Former Nepalese Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa died

Published on: 16-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

Thapa had served as the prime minister of the country for five terms in a political career spanning more than 50 years. He had worked under three different kings.

Assamese film director, actor Bidyut Chakraborty died

Published on: 15-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

He won Indira Gandhi national award for Best First Film of a Director n 1996 for his film Rag Biraag, a film based on a novel written by Jnanpith award-winner Mamoni Raisom Goswami.

Nobel laureate German Novelist Gunter Grass died

Published on: 14-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

His writings mainly focused on the Nazi era, the horrors of the war and the destruction and guilt that remained after defeat of Germany.

1971 War Hero Lt General Hanut Singh Died

Published on: 13-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

He led the 17 Poona Horse regiment in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel during the 1971 war in the Basantar battle, leading to heavy losses on the Pakistan Army by destroying a number of Pakistani tanks.

Former Air Chief Marshal of IAF Hrushikesh Moolgavkar died

Published on: 10-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

His biography, Leading from the Cockpit: A Fighter pilot's story was published in 2009.

Former Australia Cricket Captain Richie Benaud died

Published on: 10-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

In his test career, Benaud played 63 Tests, 28 as captain and never lost a series as captain. He was the first player to score 2000 Test runs and take 200 Test wickets.

Jnanapith awardee Tamil writer Jayakanthan died

Published on: 09-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

Jayakanthan, known as JK among his friends, focussed on the marginalised sections in his writing and several of his characters reflect their suffering. He was the founder of the Indo-Russian Cultural and Friendship Society.

Noted singer EM Hanifa died

Published on: 09-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

He was known for his song Iraivanidam Kaiyenthungal (look up to God he never says no) was an evergreen liked by all crossing across religious barriers.

India’s ace mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu died

Published on: 06-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

Babu who hailed from Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh was regarded as the fastest seven summiteers of the world, that is, he was the fastest mountaineer to climb seven summits of the world in record 172 days in 2006.

Sunita Tomar, the face of India's anti-tobacco campaign, died

Published on: 02-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 51 people agreed

In 2014, she shot a 30-second video title Sunita highlighting the devastating effect of smokeless tobacco which was used by the government for its anti-tobacco drive.

Renowned Hindi poet Kailash Vajpeyi died

Published on: 02-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 42 people agreed

Kailash Vajpeyi published 28 books, including 14 volumes of poetry. Some of his works includes Sufinama, Sankrant, Dehant se Hatkar (Away from Death), Teesra Andhera (Third Darkness), and Rajnadhi.

Former Union Minister and veteran Congress Party leader Paty Ripple Kyndiah died

Published on: 30-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

He had served as the Union Minister for Tribal Affairs and Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) in 2004 under the UPA-I government led by Manmohan Singh.

Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of Singapore died

Published on: 23-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 24 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: 16 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: 28 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: 20 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: 17 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: 16 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: 10 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: 11 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.

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