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Former US President George H.W. Bush passes away

Dec 1, 2018
In August 1990, after Iraqi troops under dictator Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, President Bush forged a coalition of 32 countries to restore Kuwaiti sovereignty and upheld the international law. Subsequently, he convened the Madrid Peace Conference in 1991, bringing Israel and Arab neighbours together in face-to-face discussions for the first time in history.

Union Minister Ananth Kumar passes away: A glimpse of his political career

Nov 12, 2018
He was among a few party leaders, besides former CM BSYeddyurappa, who can be credited for the growth of BJP in Karnataka, bringing the party to power in 2008 and making it the first saffron government in South India.

Former Delhi CM Madan Lal Khurana passes away

Oct 28, 2018
Madan Lal Khurana, former Delhi Chief Minister, passed away on October 27, 2018 after a prolonged illness. He was 82. As a mark of respect, the Delhi government on October 28 declared a two-day state mourning.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at 65

Oct 16, 2018
Allen stayed on Microsoft’s Board of Directors for several years until 2000 while establishing his own philanthropic foundation, along with his investment firm ‘Vulcan’, which managed his business and philanthropic interests.

Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang passes away at 61

Sep 21, 2018
Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang passed away at the age of 61 on September 21 in a military hospital in Hanoi after a prolonged serious illness. According to reports, the Vietnamese leader had been suffering from a serious illness since the past few months and had travelled abroad several times for treatment.

Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General, dies at 80

Aug 20, 2018
Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General passed away on August 18 after a short illness. He was 88. He was the only African to helm the post of UN Chief. He served for two terms from 1997 to 2006. He was also awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001 for his humanitarian work.

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

Aug 17, 2018
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.

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