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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: 6 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: 2 people agreed

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

British comedian Ronnie Corbett passed away

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

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!

Renowned American author Jim Harrison died

Published on: 30-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

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.

Hollywood Comedian Garry Shandling died

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

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.

Former Intel Chairman and CEO Andrew Grove died

Published on: 22-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Grove became Intel’s President in 1979 and CEO in 1987. He served as Chairman of the Board from 1997 to 2005.

Former Danish PM Anker Joergensen died

Published on: 21-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Joergensen served as the Prime Minister of the country from 1972 to 1973 and again from 1975 to 1982.

LA Law actor Larry Drake passed away

Published on: 19-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

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.

Former Mossad Director Meir Dagan died

Published on: 18-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Dagan served as Director of the Mossad from 2002 until his retirement in 2011.

Famous magician Paul Daniels passed away

Published on: 18-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Daniels was best known for his BBC TV series The Paul Daniels Magic Show, which ran from 1979 to 1994.

Shehnai exponent Ustad Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan died

Published on: 17-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Ustad Khan was known as one of the best-known players of the instrument after the legendary Bismillah Khan (1916-2006).

American singer Frank Sinatra Junior died

Published on: 17-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Sinatra Junior followed his father in the music business as a teenager, and later became his father's musical director and conductor.

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