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  • India sprinter Milkha Singh Passes Away

    2 days ago
    Legendary Indian sprinter Mr Milkha Singh has passed away due to coronavirus sickness (Covid-19), at the age of 91 A former navy man, Milkha Singh won a number of laurels for the country in tune and area occasions across the globe. Highlights: Singh received four gold medals for India in the Asian Games, winning the 200 metre and 400-metre races ....

    Environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna Passed Away

    28 days ago
    Sunderlal Bahuguna, a well-known environmentalist, died as a result of COVID-19. He was 94 years old. About Sunderlal Bahuguna: ♦ Bahuguna was a founder of the Chipko Organization, a socio-ecological movement that used Gandhian tactics of nonviolent resistance and Satyagraha to fight rampant deforestation. ♦ During his life, he participated ....

    Death of Michael Collins American Astronaut

    52 days ago
    Michael Collins was once an American Astronaut. He was once the pilot of the Apollo eleven command module. On July 20, 1969, Michael Collins stayed in the back of Buzz Aldrin, and Neil Armstrong were the 1st persons to walk on the moon. He these days died at the age of 90. Michael Collins: ♦ Michael is frequently addressed as the forgotten ....

    Doyen of Indian Classical Music Rajan Mishra Passed Away

    55 days ago
    Renowned Hindustani classical singer, from ‘Banaras Gharana’ of India, Pandit Rajan Mishra, has handed away. He was a vocalist in the khyal style of classical singing. Mishra was awarded Padma Bhushan in the area of artwork in 2007. Pandit Rajan Mishra used to be also a recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, the Gandharwa National Award and also the National Tansen Samman.

    Indian Islamic Scholar Maulana Wahiduddin Passes Away

    58 days ago
    The famous Indian Islamic scholar, spiritual leader and writer Maulana Wahiduddin Khan died of Covid-19 complications. Maulana Wahiduddin: He has authored more than 200 books on various aspects of Islam, and is known for writing reviews of the Quran and its English, Hindi and Urdu translations. He has won several prestigious honors, such as Padma ....

    Former Football Player Hussain Lala Breathes his Last Breath

    62 days ago
    Former Indian international football defender Ahmed Hussain Lala represented India in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics passes away due to COVID-19. Points to be taken: India finished fourth. In addition, he was also a member of the Indian team, which won the gold medal at the 1951 Asian Games. Ahmed also participated in the 1958 Asian Games held in ....

    Death of Guru Chemancheri Kunhiraman Nair Kathakali Mastero

    96 days ago
    Katakali actor Guru Chemancheri Kunhiraman Nair died in Kozhikode, Kerala at the age of 105. He played an important role in making Indian classical dance popular in Kerala. Guru Chemancheri Kunhiraman Nair: ♦ Guru Chemancheri Kunhiraman Nair was born on June 16, 1916. He studied at Kalladikkodan School in Kathakali, specializing in the "Kalladikodan" ....

    Eminent Dance Scholar Sunil Kothari Passes Away

    174 days ago
    The famous dance scholar and critic Sunil Kothari died at the age of 87. He was born on 20 December 1933 and died on 27 December 2020. He was elected as a Fellow of Sangeet Natak Akademi. Sunil Kothari: In 2001, he was awarded the fourth highest civilian award, Padma Shri. He has authored 20 books on Indian classical dances, and has written extensively ....

    Lakshadweep Administrator Dineshwar Sharma passed away

    198 days ago
    The administrator of Lakshadweep Dineshwar Sharma passed away on 4th December 2020. He died due to lung-related complications. He was 66 years old. He had offered long-lasting contributions to India's policing and security apparatus. Dineshwar Sharma: Sharma was a 1976-batch IPS officer. He belonged to the Kerala cadre. He was a former director ....

    Diego Maradona passed away

    207 days ago
    Argentina soccer legend Diego Maradona passed away on 25th November. He died at the age of 60. He died because of heart failure. Diego Maradona Diego Maradona was the captain when Argentina won the 1986 World Cup, in which he produced a series of Sublime individual performances. In the match, he scored the two famous goals in one game against England ....

    His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, PM of the Kingdom of Bahrain passed Away

    221 days ago
    Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, passed Away on 11th November 2020. He died at the age of 84. After his demise, Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa named crown prince Salman al-Khalifa as the new Prime Minister of the Kingdom. Sheikh Khalifa: Sheikh Khalifa was one of the ....

    Former India football captain Carlton Chapman passed away

    250 days ago
    Former India football captain and midfielder Carlton Chapman passed away on 12 October, 2020. He died due to cardiac arrest. He was 49 years old. About Carlton Chapman Carlton Chapman formed a deadly trio at the club level with Bhaichung Bhutia and IM Vijayan in the 1990s. Carlton Chapman played for India between the years 1995 and 2001. India won ....

    Justice A S Dave passed away on 5 October

    259 days ago
    The former judge and Acting Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court (HC) Justice Anantkumar Surendraray Dave passed away on 5 October 2020. Before his retirement, Justice Anant Dave served as an Acting Chief Justice of the Gujarat HC before the incumbent Chief Justice Vikram Nath. Justice A S Dave: Justice A S Dave began his career as a lawyer in ....

    Veteran singer SP Balasubrahmanyam passed away

    269 days ago
    Legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam passed away on 25 September after a long battle with the coronavirus. He died at the age of 74. He was an exceptional artist whose career spanned more than five decades. The veteran singer has sung over 40,000 songs in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam and in 16 Languages. SP Balasubrahmanyam: SP ....

    MoS for Railways Suresh Angadi passed away

    270 days ago
    Minister of State (MoS) for Railways Suresh Angadi passed away on 23 September. He died of Covid-19, became the first union minister to succumb to the deadly virus. He was 65-year-old. Suresh Angadi: Suresh Angadi was born on 1 June 1955 in a Lingayat family in Koppa village in Belagavi. He graduated from SSS Samiti College of Commerce in the same ....

    Radio Astronomer Prof Govind Swarup passed away

    286 days ago
    Govind Swarup passed away on 7 September 2020. He died due to age-related health complications. He was 91 years old. He is widely recognized as the ‘Father of Indian Radio Astronomy.’ Govind Swarup: Govind Swarup was the founding director of the Pune-based National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA) of the Tata Institute of Fundamental ....

    Former President Pranab Mukherjee passed away

    293 days ago
    Former President Pranab Mukherjee passed away on 31 August 2020. He was 84 years old. He passed away due to ill health. He was one of the most admired political leaders in India. Pranab Mukherjee: The veteran Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee has five decades-long political career. Before his political career, Mukherjee worked as a teacher and journalist. ....

    Former Indian cricketer and UP Cabinet Minister passed away

    308 days ago
    Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister and one of Indian cricket's most well-known openers, Chetan Chauhan passed away on 15th August from COVID-19 related complications. He died at the age of 73. He was currently serving as the Minister of Sainik Welfare, Home Guards, and Civil Security in the UP cabinet. Chetan Chauhan: Chetan Chauhan played 40 Tests ....

    Theatre maestro Ebrahim Alkazi passes away

    321 days ago
    Ebrahim Alkazi, the first Director of the National School of Drama (NSD), passed away on 4th August 2020. Alkazi was considered as the Father of modern Indian theatre. He was 94 years old. He was also an art connoisseur, collector, and gallery owner. Alkazi founded the Art Heritage Gallery in New Delhi. Ebrahim Alkazi: Ebrahim Alkazi assumed charge ....

    Padma Shri awardee Sonam Tshering Lepcha passed away

    325 days ago
    Padma Shri awardee Sonam Tshering Lepcha passed away on 30 July. He was 92 years old. The Folk musician died due to the old age ailments and suffered a cardiac arrest. He is a multi-faceted personality and made outstanding efforts to popularise the great Lepcha culture. Sonam Tshering Lepcha: Lepcha was born in 1928 in Kalimpong, West Bengal. He ....

    Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon passed away

    335 days ago
    Lalji Tandon, Governor of Madhya Pradesh, passed away on 21 June 2020 due to illness. He was 85 years old. Lalji Tandon has played a vital role in strengthening the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh. Tandon has made a mark as an effective administrator. Madhya Pradesh government has declared a five-day mourning period from 21-25 July 2020. ....

    Former Delhi Police commissioner Ved Marwah passed away

    380 days ago
    Former Delhi Police commissioner Ved Marwah passed away on 5 June 2020. He was 87 years old. The former Governor of Mizoram, Manipur, and Jharkhand also served as the director-general of the National Security Guard (NSG), and as an adviser to governors in J&K and Bihar. Ved Marwah: Ved Marwah served as the police commissioner of Delhi from 1985-88. ....

    Hockey player Balbir Singh Sr passed away in Mohali

    391 days ago
    The three-time Olympic gold medal-winning hockey legend Balbir Singh Senior passed away on 25 May due to ill health. He was 95-years old. He is regarded as one of the greatest sportspersons to have represented India. Balbir Singh: Balbir Singh is one of the country's greatest athletes. He was the only Indian among 16 legends chosen by the International ....

    Justice Ajay Kumar Tripathi passed away due to COVID-19 disease

    413 days ago
    Former Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court Justice Ajay Kumar Tripathi (retd) passed away on 2 May. He was 62 years old. He died after suffering cardiac arrest at AIIMS in Delhi. He was tested positive for coronavirus on 2 April. Justice Ajay Kumar Tripathi: Justice Ajay Kumar Tripathi was born on 12 November 1957. He did his graduation in ....

    Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor passed away

    417 days ago
    Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor passed away in Mumbai on 30 April. He died at the age of 67. He died due to ill health. The actor was admitted to the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital. Rishi was diagnosed with cancer in 2018. Rishi Kapoor: Rishi Kapoor entered the Indian cinema scene with his first film Mera Naam Joker. He played the role of a child ....

    Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan passed away

    418 days ago
    One of Bollywood's most beloved stars Irrfan Khan passed away on 29 April 2020. He died at the age of 53. He died due to neuroendocrine tumour, a type of cancer. He was diagnosed with the disease in March 2018. Khan went to the United Kingdom for treatment and had returned to India in 2019. Irfaan Khan's last movie was 'Angrezi Medium.' ....

    Former Footballer Michael Robinson passed away

    418 days ago
    The former Brighton and Liverpool striker Michael Robinson passed away on 28 April. He was 61-years-old. He was diagnosed with skin cancer in 2018. Michael Robinson: Robinson helped Liverpool squad to win the league title, European Cup and League Cup with the Reds in 1983-84. He also played for Preston, Manchester City, Brighton, and Queens Park ....

    BMW Group President and CEO Rudratej Singh passed away

    427 days ago
    BMW Group President and CEO Rudratej Singh passed away on 20 April due to cardiac arrest. He was 46 years old. Rudratej Singh: Rudratej Singh joined BMW Group in August 2019. He had more than 25 years of experience. Singh held multiple leadership positions both in the automotive and non-automotive industries. He was the Global President at Royal ....

    Veteran leader and Congressmen Ramkrishna Dwivedi passed away

    437 days ago
    Veteran leader and Congressmen Ramkrishna Dwivedi passed away on 10 April. He died at the age of 87 years old. He died due to prolonged illness. Ramkrishna Dwivedi: Diwedi went to jail as a student during the Quit India Movement. Since 1989, he also headed UPCC's disciplinary committee for 15 years and stood with the party. Pandit Ramkrishna ....

    Pape Diouf passed away due to complications from coronavirus

    446 days ago
    French football club Olympique de Marseille's former President Pape Diouf passed away at the age of 68. He died due to complications from COVID-19 on 31 March. Pape Diouf: Diouf served as the President of Ligue 1 club Marseille between 2005 and 2009. Prior to this, he worked as a journalist, covering the exploits of Marseille's football ....

    IAF veteran Chandan Singh Rathore passed away

    448 days ago
    Air Vice-Marshal (Retd.) Chandan Singh Rathore passed away on 29 March. He was 95-years old. The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has condoled the demise of Chandan Singh Rathore. Chandan Singh Rathore: Rathore was at the forefront of air operations conducted for the liberation of Bangladesh, during the war with Pakistan. He was responsible for ....

    Rajyogini Dadi Janki passed away

    451 days ago
    The chief of Brahmakumaris Sansthan, Rajyogini Dadi Janki, passed away at the age of 104 due to prolonged illness on 27 March. PM Narendra Modi expressed his grief over her demise. Rajyogini Dadi Janki: Rajyogini Dadi Janki was born on 1 January 1916 in Hyderabad which is located in Sindh province (now in Pakistan). She began her spiritual journey ....

    Renowned architect Satish Gujral passed away

    451 days ago
    Renowned artist and architect Satish Gujral passed away on 26 March. He was 94-years old. He died due to illness. PM Narendra Modi condoled his demise. Satish Gujral: Satish Gujral was an architect, painter, muralist, sculptor and graphic artist. He was admired for his creativity and determination with which he overcame many adversities. The alphabet ....

    Asterix co-creator Albert Uderzo passed away

    453 days ago
    Albert Uderzo passed away on 24 March 2020. He died at the age of 92. He died due to a heart attack. He was the co-creator and illustrator behind the hugely popular of the Asterix comic books. Albert Uderzo: Albert Uderzo is a French comic book artist. He was born on 25 April 1927 in Fismes, France. He created the beloved Asterix comics in 1959 ....

    Tamil director Viswanathan passed away

    455 days ago
    Veteran Tamil director Meenakshisundaram Ramasamy Viswanathan passed away due to kidney failure on 22 March in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He was 74 years old. Meenakshisundaram Ramasamy Viswanathan: Viswanathan is popularly known as Visu in the Tamil film industry. Visu started his career working as an assistant under filmmaker K Balachander. In 1977, ....

    Bengali actor Santu Mukhopadhyay passed away

    465 days ago
    Veteran Bengali actor Santu Mukhopadhyay passed away on 11 March at South Kolkata. He was 69 years old. He died due to prolonged ailments. He was known for his works in films such as Sansar Simante and Bhalobasa Bhalobasa. He had been suffering from carcinoma and was admitted to a hospital with blood sugar and hypertension. Santu Mukhopadhyay: Santu ....

    Yanagundi Matha Manikeshwari passed away on 8 March

    469 days ago
    Yanagundi Matha Manikeshwari passed away at Yanagundi of Kalaburagi district, Karnataka, on 8 March. She died due to prolonged illness. She was 87 years old. Matha Manikeshwari had millions of devotees in various states, including Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Maharashtra. Sri Matha Manikeshwari: Sri Matha Manikeshwari was born to Buggappa and ....

    Renowned Vedic Scholar Sudhakar Chaturvedi passed away

    479 days ago
    Renowned Vedic Scholar Sudhakar Chaturvedi passed away in Bengaluru on 27 February. He was believed to be 122-years-old. Sudhakar Chaturvedi: Sudhakar Chaturvedi was claimed to be born on 20 April 1897 in Kyatsandra near Tumkur as Sudhakar Krishna Rao. He moved to Bengaluru after his father became an inspector in the city with the education. The ....

    Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak passed away

    481 days ago
    Former President of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, passed away. He was 91-years-old. The funeral took place in an eastern suburb of Cairo on 26 February. Hosni Mubarak: On 14 October 1981, he became Vice President of Egypt. In 1981, he was sworn in as the fourth president of Egypt. He succeeded Anwar Sadat, who was assassinated by Islamist militants during ....

    Former MP Krishna Bose passed away in Kolkata

    484 days ago
    Academic-turned-politician, Krishna Bose, passed away in West Bengal due to cardiac arrest. She was 89 years old. She served as a Member of Parliament elected from the Jadavpur constituency in West Bengal as an All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate. Krishna Bose: Krishna Bose was the daughter-in-law of Subhash Chandra Bose's elder brother ....

    Former FICCI president V L Dutt passed away

    488 days ago
    Former Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) President Dr. V L Dutt passed away on 18 February. V L Dutt: V L Dutt headed FICCI in 1991-92. He was the chairman of the India Vietnam Joint Business Council of FICCI. He graduated from the Business Institute of Management, London. He served as the chairman of The K C P Group ....

    Veteran Kannada actor Kishori Ballal passed away

    488 days ago
    Veteran Kannada actor Kishori Ballal passed away on 18 February 2020. She was 82 years old. She passed away due to age-related ailments in Bengaluru. She has acted in around 75 movies including her role in Shah Rukh Khan starrer "Swades". Kishori Ballal: Kishori Ballal was born in Dakshina Kannada district. She was married to Bharatanatyam ....

    Former TERI chief RK Pachauri passed away

    493 days ago
    Former TERI chief RK Pachauri, 79, passed away on 13 February due to a prolonged battle against heart illness. RK Pachauri: RK Pachauri played a pivotal role in growing the New Delhi-based The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and making it a premier global organization in the sustainability space. He was the founder-director and former chairman ....

    Current Affairs: Retd. Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant passed away in a helicopter crash

    511 days ago
    Famous Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant (Retd.), 41, died in a helicopter crash near Calabasas, California on 26 January 2020. Nine people died as the helicopter crashed in rough terrain. Kobe's daughter Gianna, 13, was also on board and died in the crash. The National Transportation Safety Board said it could take several days to recover bodies ....

    Veteran film producer Vinay Sinha passed away

    513 days ago
    Veteran film producer Vinay Sinha passed away on 24 January 2020. He directed famous films like Andaz Apna Apna and Rafoo Chakkar. The cause of death was unknown. Vinay Kumar Sinha: Vinay Kumar Sinha was the vice president of the Indian Motion Picture Producers' Association. His movie Andaz Apna Apna received a classic status among the Hindi ....

    Odia Filmmaker Manmohan Mohapatra passed away

    524 days ago
    Odia Filmmaker Manmohan Mohapatra passed away on 13 January in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. He died due to the prolonged illness. He was 69-years-old. Manmohan Mohapatra: Mohapatra was born in 1951. He studied filmmaking at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune. He made his first short film 'Anti-Memoirs' in 1975. In 1976, his ....

    Sultan Qaboos of Oman passed away

    527 days ago
    His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman passed away on 10 January 2020. He was 79 years old. He was the Arab world's longest-serving ruler. The cause of death has not been confirmed. His cousin and former culture and heritage minister Haitham bin Tariq Al Said have been sworn in as his successor. Sultan of Oman: In Oman, the Sultan ....

    Former parliamentarian Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deo passed away

    527 days ago
    The former parliamentarian Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deo passed away on 10 January 2020. He died due to prolonged illness. He was 76 years old. In 2017, the Odisha government announced that it would bear all expenses of his treatment. Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deo: Narayan Deo was born on 6 March 1943. He had represented the Berhampur parliamentary ....

    Famous artist Akbar Padamsee passed away

    530 days ago
    One of India's best-known artists, Akbar Padamsee passed away in Coimbatore on 6 January 2020. He was 91 years old. Akbar Padamsee: Akbar Padamsee was born in Mumbai in 1928. He earned a Diploma in Painting from Sir JJ School of Art. He was one of the pioneers of modern Indian art along with S.H. Raza, F.N. Souza, and M.F. Husain. He was also ....

    Lt Gen Prem Nath Hoon passed away

    531 days ago
    Former Western Army Commander Lieutenant general Prem Nath Hoon passed away on 6 January 2020. He was 90 years old. Lt Gen Hoon was admitted to Command Hospital, Chandimandir, Panchkula due to illness. Lieutenant general Prem Nath Hoon: Prem Nath was born in Abbottabad, pre-partition India on 4 October 1929. Lt Gen Prem Nath Hoon started his career ....

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