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  • Former Defence Minister George Fernandes passes away

    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.

    Jan 29, 2019
  • Renowned Hindi author, poet Krishna Sobti passes away

    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.

    Jan 25, 2019
  • Veteran Bollywood actor-writer Kader Khan passes away

    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).

    Jan 2, 2019
  • Legendary filmmaker Mrinal Sen passes away at 95

    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.

    Dec 31, 2018
  • Veteran CPI (M) leader Nirupam Sen passes away

    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.

    Dec 24, 2018
  • Former US President George H.W. Bush passes away

    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.

    Dec 1, 2018
  • Union Minister Ananth Kumar passes away: A glimpse of his political career

    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.

    Nov 12, 2018
  • Former Delhi CM Madan Lal Khurana passes away

    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.

    Oct 28, 2018
  • Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at 65

    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.

    Oct 16, 2018
  • Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang passes away at 61

    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.

    Sep 21, 2018
  • Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General, dies at 80

    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.

    Aug 20, 2018
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Major events; Key milestones of his political journey

    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.

    Aug 17, 2018
  • Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Das Tandon passes away

    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.

    Aug 14, 2018
  • Somnath Chatterjee, former Lok Sabha Speaker, passes away

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

    Aug 13, 2018
  • M Karunanidhi, DMK chief and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, passes away

    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.

    Aug 8, 2018