Obituaries

  • British linguist Ronald E Asher, specialised in Dravidian languages, passes away

    A british linguist and educator specialised in Dravidian languages, Ronald E. Asher has passed away at the age of 96. A fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, London, Asher won a gold medal from Kerala Sahitya Akademi, Trichur, in 1983...

    Published On January 13th, 2023
  • Fighting Emergency to championing Mandal, Sharad Yadav passes away

    Socialist stalwart and former JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav passed away. He was 75. He is survived by his wife, daughter and son. A 7-term Lok Sabha and 4-term Rajya Sabha member, Yadav, a former Union Minister, had not been keeping...

    Published On January 13th, 2023
  • Greece’s former and last king Constantine II passes away

    Constantine II, the former and last King of Greece who ruled Greece before the country became a republic in 1974 passed away in Athens, Greece, at 82. He was born of King Paul I, younger brother to King George II,...

    Published On January 12th, 2023
  • Rehman Rahi Kashmir’s first Jnanpith awardee, passes away

    Professor Rehman Rahi, renowned poet and Kashmir's first Jnanpith awardee took his last breath in the early hours on Monday at his residence in the Nowshera area of Kashmir. At the time of his death, the globally acclaimed poet was...

    Published On January 10th, 2023
  • Padma Awardee Dr Tehemton E Udwadia “Father of laparoscopic surgery” passes Away

    Dr Tehemton Erach Udwadia Padma Awardee Dr Tehemton Erach Udwadia, an Indian Surgeon and Gastroenterologist, who was known as the ‘father of laparoscopic surgery in India’ passed away, at the age of 88. He was born on 15th July 1934...

    Published On January 10th, 2023
  • Former West Bengal Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi passes away

    Keshari Nath Tripathi Senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and former West Bengal governor, Keshari Nath Tripathi passed away at 88. Born on November 10, 1934 in erstwhile Allahabad, Tripathi was also a senior advocate at the Allahabad...

    Published On January 9th, 2023
  • Apollo 7’s last surviving astronaut, Walter Cunningham passes away

    On October 11, 1968, three men boarded NASA's Saturn IB and had what the agency described as a "perfect launch" into space in the first crewed Apollo mission. On Tuesday, Walter Cunningham– the last surviving astronaut on that mission who...

    Published On January 5th, 2023
  • Noted Rabindra Sangeet exponent Sumitra Sen passes away at 89

    Sumitra Sen Noted Rabindra Sangeet exponent, Sumitra Sen has passed away at the age of 89. She will be remembered for her rendition of songs like Jokhon Porbe Na Mor, Sokhi Vabona Kahare Bole and Mone Ki Dwidha. Her rendition...

    Published On January 3rd, 2023
  • RK Krishnakumar, a Tata veteran, passes away at 84

    R Krishnakumar: R Krishnakumar, a close confidante of Ratan Tata and a group veteran, passed away. Kerala-born Krishnakumar, who had served at multiple positions in the group, including heading its hospitality arm Indian Hotels, was 84. He had been active...

    Published On January 2nd, 2023
  • Former Pope Benedict XVI passes away at the age of 95

    Pope Benedict XVI Statement released by the Vatican, the former Pope Benedict XVI has passed away  in the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the Vatican. He was 95 years old. The head of the Catholic Church, former Pope Benedict, was the...

    Published On January 2nd, 2023