Wu, the son of a wealthy Roman Catholic family from Shanghai, was arrested in 1960 when he was only 23 years old. He was given a life sentence in a forced labour prison camp after he criticised the Soviet Union, then an ally of China.
Toms created the legendary cartoon characters Boban and Molly (Bobanum Moliyum).
He directed four iconic Bond movies including Goldfinger in 1964, Diamonds are Forever in 1971, Live and Let Die in 1973 and The Man with the Golden Gun in 1974.
Wood also composed and performed the theme music for her BBC sitcom Dinnerladies. She was noted for her skills in observing culture, and in satirising social classes.
Some of his hits were Little Red Corvette, When Doves Cry, Let’s Go Crazy, Kiss and The Most Beautiful Girl in the World.
She was renowned for playing meddling mother Marie Barone in US sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond.
He was widely admired Silicon Valley coach and mentor as his advices on leadership and management nurtured a range of Silicon Valley luminaries include Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and Google co-founder Larry Page.
He was popularly known as Mahatma Satyanand Munjal for being devoted to several social causes related to the Arya Samaj.
Malick Sidibe's photos of Mali's post-colonial period helped people see the West African nation in a new light.
He was known as one of the angry young men of the British stage in the 1950s, the others writers who got that tag were Osborne and Brendan Behan.
He was the first and so far the only Mizo to be in the union council of ministers and the longest serving member of Parliament from the Mizoram (Lok Sabha constituency).
He recorded about three dozen number one country hits in a musical career that spanned six decades, from the 1960s into the 2010s.
She was a screenwriter of Petulia, Georgia, Pollock and may other features for film and television.
Born on 21 July 1927 in Edlalanka village near Avanigadda, Rao had worked as the Executive Director of the Nuclear Power Board (now known as NPCIL) of DAE, Mumbai, for three years.
His score for Bernardo Bertolucci's 1972 film Last Tango in Paris earned him a Grammy Award.
At club level, Maldini won 4 Serie A league titles and 1 European Cup with Milan. Internationally, he played for the Italian national team, earning 14 caps and participating in the 1962 World Cup.
Bharadwaj had been a part of prominent print and television media in Kerala. Kalapangalkkoru Grihapadam, a novel penned by him, won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi award in 2006.
The Iraqi-born British architect was the first woman and Muslim recipient to win the Pritzker Prize, known as the Nobel for architecture.
Duke won a best supporting actress Academy Award and a Golden Globe in 1963 for The Miracle Worker.
Corbett achieved prominence in David Frost's 1960s satirical comedy programme The Frost Report and subsequently starred in sitcoms such as No – That's Me Over Here!, Now Look Here and Sorry!
Harrison is best known for his 1979 novella Legends of the Fall. He was called a force of nature, and his works were compared to that of William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway.
He starred and co-created Larry Sanders Show for HBO and was nominated for 18 Emmys for it and, along with Peter Tolan, won an Emmy for the series finale.
Grove became Intel’s President in 1979 and CEO in 1987. He served as Chairman of the Board from 1997 to 2005.
Joergensen served as the Prime Minister of the country from 1972 to 1973 and again from 1975 to 1982.
Drake was best known for his portrayal of developmentally disabled Benny Stulwicz on the television show L.A. Law from 1987 until the show's end in 1994.
Dagan served as Director of the Mossad from 2002 until his retirement in 2011.
Daniels was best known for his BBC TV series The Paul Daniels Magic Show, which ran from 1979 to 1994.
Ustad Khan was known as one of the best-known players of the instrument after the legendary Bismillah Khan (1916-2006).
Sinatra Junior followed his father in the music business as a teenager, and later became his father's musical director and conductor.