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 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."
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.
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.
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