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Veteran Communist leader KC Mathew died

Published on: 26-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

He was the prime accused in the attack on the Edappally police station in February 1950, which resulted in a witch-hunt of the communists by the police.

Veteran CPI (M) leader K Anirudhan passes away

Published on: 25-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Anirudhan was known for his significant contribution to build the Communist party movement in southern parts of the state.

Pink Panther star Burt Kwouk passes away

Published on: 25-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

He was best known for playing Inspector Clouseau's manservant Cato in the Pink Panther films.

Oldest Olympic champion Sandor Tarics dies

Published on: 23-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Tarics was member of the Hungarian Waterpolo team which won in the Berlin Olympics staged by the Nazi government in 1936.

Andre Brahic, discoverer of Neptune's rings, dies

Published on: 18-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

In 1984, Brahic with US astronomer William Hubbard launched a program that led to the discovery of the rings around the gaseous planet Neptune.

Deepak Shodhan, India’s oldest living Test cricketer died

Published on: 16-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Nirankari Spiritual leader Baba Hardev Singh dies in Canada road accident

Published on: 14-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The mission was established in 1929, by Baba Buta Singh who previously belonged to the Nirankari sect. He was succeeded by Baba Avtar Singh.

Praveen Rashtrapal, Congress member of Rajya Sabha, dies

Published on: 12-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

He was elected to the 13th Lok Sabha (1999-2004) on behalf of Congress (INC) party from Patan Lok Sabha constituency.

Renowned commentator Tony Cozier died

Published on: 12-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Tony Cozier was described as having an encyclopaedic knowledge of cricket.

Famous American actor William Schallert died

Published on: 10-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The actor was best known for his work as Martin Lane on the hit series The Patty Duke Show, which aired on ABC from 1963 until 1966.

Chinese human rights activist Harry Wu died

Published on: 28-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

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.

Kerala cartoonist V T Thomas passed away

Published on: 28-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Toms created the legendary cartoon characters Boban and Molly (Bobanum Moliyum).

Thailand former Prime Minister Banharn Silpa-archa died

Published on: 26-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Banharn

His tenure as 21st Prime Minister of Thailand was lasted from 13 July 1995 to 24 November 1996 for about 16 months with Thai Nation Party.

Hollywood movie director Guy Hamilton died

Published on: 23-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

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.

Comedian Victoria Wood passed away

Published on: 22-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

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.

Music legend Prince Rogers Nelson died

Published on: 22-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Some of his hits were Little Red Corvette, When Doves Cry, Let’s Go Crazy, Kiss and The Most Beautiful Girl in the World.

Five time Emmy winning actress Doris Roberts died

Published on: 19-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

She was renowned for playing meddling mother Marie Barone in US sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond.

William Bill Campbell, Silicon Valley coach and mentor, died

Published on: 19-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

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.

Hero Group co-founder Satyanand Munjal passed away

Published on: 18-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

He was popularly known as Mahatma Satyanand Munjal for being devoted to several social causes related to the Arya Samaj.

Malian photographer Malick Sidibe died

Published on: 16-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Malick Sidibe's photos of Mali's post-colonial period helped people see the West African nation in a new light.

British playwright Arnold Wesker died

Published on: 14-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

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.

C Silvera, former Member of Parliament, died

Published on: 11-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

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).

American country music legend Merle Haggard died

Published on: 08-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

He recorded about three dozen number one country hits in a musical career that spanned six decades, from the 1960s into the 2010s.

Hollywood actress and screenwriter Barbara Turner died

Published on: 06-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

She was a screenwriter of Petulia, Georgia, Pollock and may other features for film and television.

Myneni Hari Prasad Rao, Architect of Madras Atomic Power Station, died

Published on: 06-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

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.

Grammy Winner jazz saxophonist Gato Barbieri died

Published on: 05-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

His score for Bernardo Bertolucci's 1972 film Last Tango in Paris earned him a Grammy Award.

Former AC Milan player Cesare Maldini died

Published on: 04-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

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.

Renowned journalist Babu Bharadwaj died

Published on: 02-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

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.

Renowned Iraqi-British Architect Zaha Hadid died

Published on: 01-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The Iraqi-born British architect was the first woman and Muslim recipient to win the Pritzker Prize, known as the Nobel for architecture.

Oscar winning actress Patty Duke died

Published on: 01-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Duke won a best supporting actress Academy Award and a Golden Globe in 1963 for The Miracle Worker.

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