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Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Major events; Key milestones of his political journey

2 days ago
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the first non-Congress Prime Minister to serve a full five-year term. Vajpayee served three terms as the Prime Minister of India. He served the first term in 1996 for just 13 days. During his second term in 1998-199, he served for 13 months. In his final and third term, he served the nations for full five years from 1999-2004.

Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Das Tandon passes away

Aug 14, 2018
During his long political career, he has served on various posts, including as Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab in the Justice (retd) Gurnam Singh-led Cabinet in 1969-70.

Somnath Chatterjee, former Lok Sabha Speaker, passes away

Aug 13, 2018
A 10-time MP of the Lok Sabha, Chatterjee represented Burdwan, Jadavpur and Bolpur parliamentary constituencies of West Bengal from 1971 to 2009.

M Karunanidhi, DMK chief and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, passes away

Aug 8, 2018
Karunanidhi was known as a strong Indian politician who dominated Tamil Nadu's politics for six decades along with arch-rivals MG Ramachandran and Late J Jayalalithaa. Karunanidhi served as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for five separate terms during the 1969–2011 period.

Veteran actress Rita Bhaduri passes away

Jul 17, 2018
She played a memorable part in 1975 classic movie 'Julie' as her best friend. The song 'Yeh Ratien Nayi Purani' got her immense recognition.

Former Guatemala dictator Efrain Rios Montt passes away

Apr 2, 2018
Rios Montt and his spy chief Jose Rodriguez were accused of devising the assassination of indigenous population by collaborating with leftwing guerrillas, who were already waging war against government forces.

Jnanpith awardee Kedarnath Singh passes away

Mar 20, 2018
Kedarnath Singh won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1989 for his poetry collection Akaal Mein Saras and the Jnanpith Award in 2013.

Stephen Hawking passes away

Mar 14, 2018
Renowned physicist and modern cosmology patron, Stephen Hawking, passed away on March 14 at the age of 76. He lived with the rare motor neurone disease - amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) – for more than 50 years.

Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati passes away

Mar 1, 2018
Jayendra Saraswati was the senior seer of the Kanchipuram Mutt that was established by Adi Shankaracharya in the 8th century.

A great loss to Indian Cinema, Bollywood actress Sridevi no more

Feb 26, 2018
Sridevi made a successful comeback to cinema after 15 years with Gauri Shinde’s “English Vinglish”, playing a housewife who learns English after feeling left out in her family.

Parbati Ghose, first female filmmaker of Odisha passes away

Feb 13, 2018
Parbati Ghose, the first female filmmaker of Odisha passed away recently following a prolonged illness in Bhubaneswar at the age of 85. Ghose was declared dead when she was rushed to the hospital around midnight after complaining of uneasiness.

Renowned litterateur Chandrasekhar Rath passes away

Feb 10, 2018
Rath wrote various novels including Yantrarudha (The Instrumented), Asurya Upanivesh (The Sunless Colony) and Nav Jatak (Regenesis).

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.

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