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Veteran Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor dies at 79

Dec 5, 2017
He began his acting career as a child artiste in Raj Kapoor's films ‘Aag’ and ‘Awara’ in the late '40s. As a leading man, Kapoor made his debut in 1961 in Yash Chopra film 'Dharamputra', a film that remains relevant till date with its portrayal of the Partition and communalism.

Malayalam writer Punathil Kunjabdulla passes away

Oct 27, 2017
Apart from being a professional doctor and a writer, Kunjabdulla also contested the 2001 assembly election from the Beypore assembly constituency on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket.

‘Queen of Thumri’ Girija Devi passes away at 88

Oct 25, 2017
Indian classical singer Girija Devi, who was the recipient of India’s second highest civilian honour-Padma Vibhushan, passed away at the age of 88 in Kolkatta after suffering from a cardiac arrest. The eminent singer, considered as the Queen of Thumri, is survived by a daughter.

Yesteryear Bollywood actress Shakila passes away

Sep 22, 2017
Born on 1 January 1935, Shakila was an Indian actress. She was best known for her roles in Guru Dutt's films Aar Paar (1954) and CID. (1956). She also starred with Shammi Kapoor in Shakti Samanta's China Town (1962).

World's richest woman and L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt passes away

Sep 22, 2017
Born in Paris, she was the only child of Louise Madelaine Berthe and Eugene Schueller, who founded L’Oreal. She joined the family business when she was just 15 and inherited L'Oreal group empire when her father died in 1957.

Arjan Singh, iconic war hero of 1965 Indo-Pak, no more

Sep 18, 2017
Arjan Singh, Marshal of the Indian Air Force passed away at the age of 98, after suffering a cardiac arrest. He breathed his last at the Army's Research and Referral hospital in New Delhi. He is survived by a son and a daughter.

Constitutional law expert Pavani Parameswara Rao dies

Sep 14, 2017
Widely considered a doyen of Constitutional Law, Rao argued a number of landmark cases before the Supreme Court. He had helped develop the argument against the legal challenge to President’s Rule in four Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled states, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh, after demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992.

Gay rights activist Edith Windsor passes away

Sep 13, 2017
Edie Windsor was the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court of the United States case United States v. Windsor, which successfully overturned Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act. It was considered a landmark legal victory for the same-sex marriage movement in the United States of America.

Former Union Minister Sultan Ahmed passes away

Sep 6, 2017
Ahmed was in the news in July 2017 as one of the key accused in the Narada TV sting operation case and was facing investigation by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Barefoot footballer Ahmed Khan passes away

Aug 29, 2017
He was nicknamed ‘Snake Charmer’ by the English after the 1948 Olympics, because of his flawless ball control and intelligent runs into the box.

Former Manipur CM Rishang Keishing passes away

Aug 23, 2017
He retired from the Rajya Sabha as its oldest member in 2014 after serving two terms since being elected to the upper house in 2002.

Polish-US writer Janusz Glowacki passes away

Aug 21, 2017
His dark and absurd humour was also helpful in protecting his works from censors like the 1970 movie 'The Cruise' that in intricately showed the absurdities of life under communism in Poland.

Veteran photographer S Paul dies at 88

Aug 18, 2017
The photographer who defined photography in his own style was a winner of almost every major international prize associated with the profession.

Veteran poet Vijay Nambisan passes away

Aug 11, 2017
A graduate from IIT-Madras, Nambisan co-authored his first poetry book 'Gemini' with Jeet Thayil and Dom Moraes.

Actor Sitaram Panchal of ‘Peepli Live' fame passes away

Aug 10, 2017
Acclaimed Bollywood actor Sitaram Panchal passed away at the age of 54 after a long battle with kidney and lung cancer.

Former West Bengal Minister Gyan Singh Sohanpal dies

Aug 9, 2017
Fondly called 'Chacha' by all, Sohanpal began his political life by joining the Congress during the 1942 Quit India movement.

Former Union minister and BJP MP Sanwar Lal Jat passes away

Aug 9, 2017
Former Union minister and BJP MP from Ajmer, Sanwar Lal Jat passed away in New Delhi, after suffering from a cardiac arrest during a meeting with BJP Party President Amit Shah.

Marian Diamond, known for studies of Einstein's brain, passes away

Aug 2, 2017
She was the first woman science instructor at Cornell University where she taught human biology and comparative anatomy.

Renowned scientist Pushpa Mitra Bhargava passes away

Aug 2, 2017
Bhargava is a recipient of over 100 national and international honours and awards, including the Padma Bhushan in 1986 and the Legion d'Honneur in 1998 of France.

Dhrupad maestro Ustad Hussain Sayeeduddin Dagar passes away

Aug 1, 2017
Dhrupad is a Sanskrit blend of Dhruva (immovable) and Pad (verse). It has its roots in ancient times, it was first mentioned in 3rd Century B.C. in the Natyashastra.

N Dharam Singh, former Chief Minister of Karnataka, passes away

Jul 27, 2017
Singh had served as the 17th Chief Minister of Karnataka. He headed the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government from May 2004 to February 2006.

Renowned Indian scientist Yash Pal passes away

Jul 25, 2017
Globally known scientist and Padma Vibhushan awardee, Professor Yash Pal passed away at his residence in Noida at the age of 90.

Senior Congress Leader and Freedom Fighter Shivajirao Giridhar Patil passes away

Jul 24, 2017
Senior Congress leader, social activist and father of late veteran actress Smita Patil passed away in Mumbai at the age of 92. He is survived by two daughters and actor grandson, Prateik Babbar.

UR Rao, former ISRO chairman and man behind India's first satellite Aryabhatta, is no more

Jul 24, 2017
Prof Rao was the first Indian space scientist to be inducted into the Hall of Fame of International Astronautical Federation (IAF).

Martin Landau, the actor who won Oscar for ‘Ed Wood,’ is no more

Jul 18, 2017
Mission: Impossible, which also starred Landau's wife, Barbara Bain, became an immediate hit upon its debut in 1966 and remained on the air until 1973.

Maryam Mirzakhani, Fields Medal winner, passes away

Jul 17, 2017
The Tehran-born Mirzakhani is the first and to-date only female winner of the Fields Medal since its inception in 1936.

Former Sikkim CM Nar Bahadur Bhandari passes away

Jul 17, 2017
In 1984, Bhandari briefly served the country as Member of Parliament from Sikkim constituency in the 8th Lok Sabha as an independent candidate.

Forensic expert Pakkiriswamy Chandra Sekharan passes away

Jul 12, 2017
An acknowledged expert as well as a pioneer in some forensic techniques, he deconstructed the suicide bomb attack on Rajiv Gandhi in May 1991.

Syrian Observatory says Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has died

Jul 12, 2017
The report of Baghdadi’s death came just days after the Iraqi army captured the last sectors of Mosul, the northern Iraqi city, which Baghdadi's forces overran almost exactly three years ago.

Former Indian Ambassador to the US Naresh Chandra passes away

Jul 10, 2017
He was also an Adviser to the Governor of Jammu & Kashmir in 1986 for a period of 8 months.

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