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Obituary Current Affairs: List of Obituaries (January to December)

Obituary Current Affairs – List of Obituaries 2015 (January to December): Persons died, celebrity died and death of all famous personalities are listed below.

Dear Readers, here we have come up with another segment of Current Affairs. Here in the page below we have listed all Obituaries of 2015 from January to December. 

List of Obituaries: January to December 2015

January Obituary

Jan. 2: Vasant Ranchhod Gowarikar (81), who played a key role in India’s space programme, in Pune.
Jan. 4: Adusumilli Janardhana Vara Prasad (57), Telugu actor, in Hyderabad.
Jan. 7: B.S. Abdur Rahman (88), educationist and founder of B.S. Abdur Rahman University, at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai.
Jan. 11: Anita Ekberg (83), best known for her performance in the iconic 1960 movie La Dolce Vita in Italy, in Rome.
Jan. 19: Rajni Kothari (86), eminent scholar and political scientist, in New Delhi.
Anne Kirkbride (60), ‘Coronation Street’ star who played Deirdre Barlow, at a Manchester hospital.
Jan. 24: V.S. Raghavan (90), veteran Tamil film and theatre actor, in Chennai .
Jan. 26: R.K. Laxman (93), legendary cartoonist of a cardiac arrest at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, in Pune.
Jan. 27: Charles H. Townes (99), legendary physicist and Nobel laureate whose brainchild is the laser, at Oakland, California.
Jan. 29: Subhash Ghisingh (80), Gorkhaland movement leader, at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi.

February Obituary

Feb. 4: Gaur Hari Singhania (80), Chairman, JK Group, in Kanpur following a heart attack.
Feb. 7: Atmaram Bhende (91), veteran Marathi theatre artist and film actor, at the Ratna Memorial Hospital, in Pune.
Feb. 16: R.R. Patil (57), former Maharashtra Home Minister in Lilavati hospital, Mumbai.
Feb. 18: Daggubati Ramanaidu (78), veteran film producer, in Hyderabad.
Feb. 22: Bhadrashyam Kothari (53), Chairman and Managing Director of Kothari Sugars and Chemicals in Houston, the U.S. .
Feb. 26: Meera Kosambi (75), noted sociologist in Pune .

March Obituary

March 7: G. Karthikeyan (66), Kerala Assembly Speaker, of multi-organ failure at a Bengaluru hospital.
March 8: Vinod Mehta (73), founding editor of Outlook of multiple organ failure in New Delhi.
March 9: Deepak Khaitan (59), industrialist in Kolkata, of cancer.
March 12: Terry Pratchett (66), British author, in London after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
March 20: John Malcolm Fraser (84), former Australian Prime Minister in Melbourne.
March 31: S.R. Patil (94), veteran Congress leader and freedom fighter in Bengaluru.

April Obituary

April 8: Jayakanthan (81), firebrand Tamil writer, in Chennai .
April 8: Nagore E.M. Hanifa (97), noted singer, in Chennai.
April 13: Gunter Grass (87), Germany’s Nobel winning author, at a hospital in Luebeck.
April 21: Janaki Ballav Patnaik (83), former Chief Minister of Odisha, in Tirupati, in Andhra Pradesh.
April 29: Gopulu (91), noted cartoonist, in Chennai.

May Obituary

May 2: Ruth Rendell (85), British crime writer, at a London hospital
May 14: B.B. King (89), the great U.S. bluesman, in Las Vegas.

June Obituary

June 5: Tareq Aziz (79), who served as the voice of Saddam Hussein’s regime at a hospital in Nasiriyah, Iraq.
June 6: Sulochana Sampath (86), senor AIADMK functionary, in Chennai after a brief illness.
Govindrao Adik (76), former Maharashtra Minister, at a hospital in Mumbai.
June 7: Christopher Lee (93), British movie actor famous as ‘Dracula’ at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London.
June 13: Shiela Kaul (100), former Union Minister in Ghaziabad, U.P.
June 16: Charles Correa (84), chief architect of Navi Mumbai, in Mumbai.
June 17: Suleyman Demirel (90), Turkey’s former President and Prime Minister, at the Guven Hospital in Ankara.
June 23: Sister Nirmala (81), who succeeded Mother Teresa as the superior-general of the Missionaries of Charity, in Kolkata.

July Obituary

July 1: Nicholas Winton (106), a Briton, who helped organise the evacuation of 700 children in 1938, in Slough, Berkeley.
July 3: Y.K. Sabharwal (73), former CJI, in New Delhi.
July 9: P.A. Seshan (102), former Finance and Commercial Editor, The Hindu , in Chennai.
July 10: Omar Sharif (83), the Egyptian-born actor and Hollywood’s favourite Sheikh, of heart attack in Cairo.
July 14: M.S. Viswanathan (87), music director, in Chennai.
July 17: C.V. Narasimhan (90), IPS topper in 1948, in Chennai.
July 25: R.S. Gavai (86), senior RPI leader and former Governor of Bihar and Kerala, at a private hospital in Nagpur.
July 28: Suniti Solomon (75), who detected the first strains of HIV in the country, in Chennai .

August Obituary

Aug. 9: Kayyara Kinhanna Rai (100), Kannada poet and freedom fighter, at his residence in Badiyaddka in Kerala’s Kasaragod district.
Aug. 22: Ieng Thirith (83), the most powerful woman in the Khmer Rouge, in Pailin, Cambodia.
Aug. 30: Wes Craven (76), who directed the slasher classic A Nightmare on Elm Street , of brain cancer at his home in Los Angeles.

September Obituary

Sept. 4: Wilfred de Souza (88), former Goa Chief Minister, at the Manipal Goa hospital.
Sept. 19: Jackie Collins (77), the best selling British-born author, of breast cancer in Los Angeles.
Sept. 20: Jagmohan Dalmiya (75), BCCI President, in Kolkata.
Sept. 27: Syed Ahmed (70), Manipur Governor, at Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital.

October Obituary

Oct. 4: Edida Nageswara Rao (81), producer of landmark movies like Sankarabharanam, Sagara Sangamam in a hospital in Hyderabad City.
Oct. 9: N. Ramani (82), flautist in Chennai.
Oct. 9: Ravindra Jain (71), veteran music director-singer-lyricist at Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai.
Oct. 10: Manorama (78), actor-singer, comedienne, in Chennai of multiple organ failure.

November Obituary

Nov. 1: Brijmohan Lall Munjal (92), Hero MotoCorp patriarch in a hospital in South Delhi.
Nov. 2: Hashim Abdul Halim (80), former West Bengal Speaker (1982 to 2011), in Kolkata.
Nov. 9: Allen Toussaint (77), R&B legend, in Madrid.
Nov. 14: Kamala Laxman (88), a noted writer of children’s books and wife of R. K. Laxman, in Pune.
Nov. 14: Saeed Jaffrey (86), actor at a hospital in London.
Nov. 17: Ashok Singhal (89), VHP leader in Gurgaon.
Nov. 17: Pithukuli Murugadass (95), devotional and bhajan singer, in Chennai.
Nov. 24: A.S. Ponnammal (88), seven-time MLA from Tamil Nadu, at Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai.
Nov. 26: Noboru Karashima (82), Japanese Tamil scholar and historian of South Asia, in Tokyo.

December Obituary

Dec. 2: M.A.M. Ramaswamy (84), veteran industrialist, at a Chennai hospital.
Dec. 12: Sharad Joshi (81), Shetkari Sanghatana founder at his Pune residence.
Dec. 13: Benedict Anderson (79), a leading voice in South Asian studies in Malang, Indonesia.
Dec. 17: Noorul Huda (86), veteran CPI (M) leader , in Kolkata.
Dec. 22: V.S. Malimath (86), former Chief Justice of Kerala and Karnataka High Courts, at Manipal Hospital in Bengaluru.
Dec. 23: Susanne Hoeber Rudolph (85), a pioneering political scientist of modern India, at a hospice in Oakland, California.
Dec. 25: Sadhana (74), Hindi actor, in Mumbai after a brief illness.
Dec. 27: Haskell Wexler (93), Oscar-winning U.S. cinematographer, in Santa Monica, California.
Dec. 28: Ian Fraser Kilmister (70), English heavy metal singer , in Los Angeles.

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