Latest Obituaries 2017

Name of a Person Area Achievements/Contribution
Shashi Kapoor Veteran Actor Contribution to entertainment industry
Lalji Singh Forensic Expert Known as a Father of DNA Fingerprinting in India
Pandit Narayanrao Bodas Hindustani Classical Music Contribution to classical music
Girija Devi Semi Classical Indian Music (Thumri) Known as “Queen of Thumri
Tom Alter Veteran Actor Contribution to the Indian Film Industry
S Paul Photographer Contribution to photograph industry
Pushpa Bhargava Veteran Scientist He had done pioneering research in cell, DNA and molecular biology with close industry linkages
Ustad Hussain Sayeeduddin Dagar Hindustani Classical Music (Dhrupad Maestro) keeping the Dhrupad tradition alive
K E Mammen Freedom fighter Social activist and also contribute to the anti-liquor campaign
U R Rao Scientist ISRO Chairman played an important role in building up Indian satellite programmes right from nation’s first satellite Aryabhatta
Kirti Nidhi Bista Politician Former PM of Nepal
Jagdish Mohan Hindustani vocalist Renowned Hindustani vocalist of Kirana Gharana
Jomde Kena Politician Arunachal Pradesh Health & Family Welfare Minister
Purushottam Lal Kaushik Politician Former Union minister & socialist leader
Johnny Hallyday Music France’s biggest Rockstar
I V Sasi Director Contribution to the Malayalam film industry
Roy Dotrice British actor Known for his performance in Game Of Thrones
Kundan Shah Veteran director Contribution to the Indian film industry
Frank Vincent American Actor Known for his negatives roles in Hollywood
Shakila Yesteryear Bollywood actor best known for her roles in ‘Aar Par’ and ‘CID’
Manu Sharma Author Padam Shri awardee
Kunwar Narayan Poet of Hindi language Jnanpith awardee
Punathil Kunjabdulla Writer He as a Malayalam writer, he also got Sahitya Academy Award
Satish Chandra Writer Specialized in medieval Indian history
John Ashbery
Poet He was recognized was as one of the greatest 20th-century American poets
Shamsher Khan Swimmer He was India’s first swimmer who had participated in the 1956 Summer Olympics
Jake Lamotta Boxer World middleweight boxing champion who inspired Martin Scorsese’s film Raging Bull and fought Sugar Ray Robinson six times
A G Milkha Singh Cricketer Left-handed batsman was an Indian test cricketer
Daniel Hegarty British Motorcycle Rider
Naim Suleymanoglu Weightlifter
(Turkey)
The nickname Pocket Hercules, winning three consecutive Olympic gold medals
Violet Mosse-Brown Supercentenarian World’s oldest woman died at the age of 117
Arjan Singh Indian Air Force Only Indian Air Force officer to be promoted to 5-star rank( Marshal)
Dr KS Chugh Professor of Nephrology Father of Nephrology in India
Liliane Bettencourt Founder of
L‘Oreal cosmetics
World’s 14th richest woman
Eman Ahmed --------- World’s heaviest woman
Hugh Hefner --------- Founder of Playboy magazine
Dina Wadia --------- She was the only daughter of founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah

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