The renowned journalist and former Rajya Sabha member Kuldip Nayar passed away on 23 August 2018. He was 95.Nayar was known for his stand against the Indira Gandhi government during the Emergency as the Editor of The Statesman. He was arrested for his vocal protest during the time.
On 16 August 2018, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, 'father of modern telecom in India',breathed his last at the AIIMS hospital, New Delhi. He was 93.
The former chief minister of Tamil Nadu M Karunanidhi(94) breathed his last on 7 August, following which all evening and night shows scheduled for 7 and 8 August have been cancelled in the state. Also, Sun TV has declared leaves for its employees.
Dr.Hansraj Hathi of the popular TV serial ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ is no more. The TV actor Kavi Kumar Azad passed away on 9 July due to a cardiac arrest. He was 46.
People in India will never forget the morning of 25 February 2018, when the first thing of the day they knew upon waking up was the shocking news of the legendary actress Sridevi’s untimely death. The entire nation was in deep shock, as she was considered the fittest actress at the age of 54.
The famous character actor who essayed many comic roles as well as memorable character roles, Neeraj Vora passed away on 14 December; he had slipped into coma after suffering a massive heart-attack and a brain stroke in October 2016. He was 54.
The actor who mouthed the legendary dialogue written by Salim-Javed, “Mere Paas Ma Hai” is no more. The legendary actor with a charming face, Shashi Kapoor passed away in Mumbai on 4 December, 2017. He was 79.
The famous Congress leader and former Union minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi passed away on 20 November 2017; he was 72, and had been in coma since 2008. The Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani condoled the demise of Dasmusnsi and called him a great person. She said: “My condolences to his loved ones and colleagues."
Once judged as one of the most beautiful faces, actress of 1950s Shyama, passed away on 14 November 2017; she was 82. Who can forget her great chemistry with the legend Guru Dutt in Aar Paar (1953), and AVM productions' weepy social, Bhai Bhai (1956)?
Shopian town on Monday witnessed a complete shutdown after the killing of 35-year-old Hilal Ahmad Malik, shot dead by unidentified gunmen outside the district hospital on Sunday night. Malik used to run a cable network in the town. Police blamed the Hizbul Mujahideen for the killing and released pictures of two alleged militants who, according to the police, were involved in the killing.
Roger Ailes, who ran Fox News for two decades and is credited with transforming it into arguably the most powerful voice in conservative media, died on 18th May. He stepped down last year after a number of female employees accused him of sexual harassment.
On 27th April, we lost another legend - Vinod Khanna; he was suffering from advanced bladder carcinoma, and was admitted at Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai a few weeks before his death. Millions of Indians had reacted with shock and sympathy after a photograph of a frail and haggard Khanna in the hospital was leaked on social media a few weeks ago.
Om Prakesh Puri died on 06th Jan, 2017 due to a massive heart attack at his residence in Mumbai. Puri worked in numerous Indian films, as well as many films produced in the United Kingdom and the United States. He has also worked in some notable episodes of the TV series like Aahat, Bharat Ek Khoj, Yatra, Mr. Yogi, Kakaji Kahin, Sea Hawks, Antaral, and Savdhaan India's second season. He made his film debut in the 1976 Marathi film Ghashiram Kotwal. He was awarded Padma Shri in 1990 for his remarkable work. Puri's sudden demise has left the industry and his friends inBollywood shell-shocked.
The most popular character of TV screen ACP Pradyuman of famous serial, CID died of heart attack on 19th Dec, 2016. The original name of ACP Pradyuman was Shivaji Satam while Aruna Satam is spouse. He was born on 21st Apr, 1950. He belonged to a well off family. Shivaji Satam father worked in textile mill. He was a graduate in Physics and later completed the diploma in Business Administraion. S Satam found very first job in Central Bank of India as cashier.
Veteran cinema-television actor G. Krishna Pillai passed away. He was 82 and undergoing treatment for age-related illness and died at Kollam, Kerala on 31 January, family sources said. He leaves his wife and four daughters.
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