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Girish Karnad, veteran film and theatre personality, dies

Jun 10, 2019
Girish Karnad worked in Bollywood and South Indian films. He was also a playright. He played as Raw Chief Dr. Shenoy in Salman Khan starrer Tiger Zinda Hai.

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar passes away at 63

Mar 18, 2019
He continued to serve in the office despite his illness and mostly operated from his private residence. It was during his illness, he presented the Goa Budget 2019-20.

Former Defence Minister George Fernandes passes away

Jan 29, 2019
He played a pivotal role in fighting against the Emergency declared by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in the mid 1970s. During the Emergency, he was arrested and tried in the Baroda dynamite case. He was still in prison when he won in Muzaffarpur in the 1977 general election.

Renowned Hindi author, poet Krishna Sobti passes away

Jan 25, 2019
Eminent Hindi author and poet Krishna Sobti passed away at the age of 93 in Delhi on January 25. The writer was known primarily for writing about issues of female identity and sexuality. She was offered the Padma Bhushan in 2010, which she had declined.

Veteran Bollywood actor-writer Kader Khan passes away

Jan 2, 2019
Despite being an actor, he was also a prolific writer. He wrote the story and dialogues for more than 250 films in Hindi and Urdu, beginning with Randhir Kapoor - Jaya Bhaduri starrer ‘Jawani Diwani’ (1972).

Legendary filmmaker Mrinal Sen passes away at 95

Dec 31, 2018
The Padma Bhushan and Dada Saheb Phalke awardee, filmmaker Mrinal Sen passed away in the morning of December 31 after a prolonged battle with age-related ailments. His demise brings the end of the legends of the golden era of Parallel cinema, predominant in the 50s and 60s decade.

Veteran CPI (M) leader Nirupam Sen passes away

Dec 24, 2018
Nirupam Sen, veteran CPI (M) leader, passed away on December 24 in Kolkata following a cardiac arrest. He was 72. The former commerce and industry minister of West Bengal had been on life support since the early weeks of December.

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.
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