Obituaries

  • 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
  • Pritzker-winning architect Arata Isozaki passes away at 91

    Arata Isozaki, a Pritzker-winning Japanese architect known as a post-modern giant who blended culture and history of the East and the West in his designs, has died. He was 91. Isozaki won the Pritzker Architecture Prize, internationally the highest honor...

    Published On December 31st, 2022
  • PM Modi’s mother Heeraben dies at 99, PM Modi begin the Cremation rites

    PM Modi's mother Heeraben dies at 99 Heeraben Modi (Hiraben Modi), mother of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, passed away early on Friday (30 December 2023) in an Ahmedabad hospital. Heeraben was 99. The news of her passing was announced in...

    Published On December 30th, 2022
  • Brazil World Cup winner and football legend, Pele passes away

    Pelé: Brazilian football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, famously called Pelé, has passed away aged 82. He is considered by many as one of the greatest footballers of all time. He was instrumental in Brazil's three World Cup victories in...

    Published On December 30th, 2022
  • England 1966 World Cup winner George Cohen passes away

    England’s 1966 World Cup-winning right back, George Cohen has passed away, his former club Fulham announced. He made his international debut in 1964 and went on to represent his country 37 times, playing a key role in England’s only World...

    Published On December 27th, 2022
  • Gamaka exponent and Padma Shri awardee, H.R Keshava Murthy passes away

    H.R. Keshava Murthy, a senior gamaka exponent, who was honoured with Padma Shri earlier this year, passed away. He was born in a family of gamaka artists. He had his initial training from his father Ramaswamy Shastry. Under the guidance of...

    Published On December 22nd, 2022
  • Lance Naik Bhairon Singh Rathore passes away

    Lance Naik Bhairon Singh Rathore, a BSF veteran and hero of the 1971 India-Pakistan War, passed away in Jodhpur at the age of 81. The BSF veteran’s bravery at Rajasthan’s Longewala post during the war was portrayed by actor Suniel...

    Published On December 21st, 2022
  • Hawaii’s Last Princess, Abigail Kawānanakoa passes away

    Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawānanakoa, a Hawaiian princess whose lineage included the royal family that once ruled the islands and an Irish businessman who became one of Hawaii’s largest landowners, passed away at the age of 96 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She...

    Published On December 20th, 2022
  • Poland’s only cosmonaut Gen Miroslaw Hermaszewski passes away

    Poland’s only cosmonaut Gen Miroslaw Hermaszewski passed away recently at the age of 81. He circled the Earth in a Soviet spacecraft in 1978. Hermaszewski became a national hero thanks to his trip to space. For nine days in June...

    Published On December 15th, 2022
  • Padma Shri awardee & Veteran Lavani Singer Sulochana Chavan passes away at 92

    Renowned Marathi Lavani singer Sulochana Chavan has passed away at the age of 92. Earlier this year, Chavan was awarded the Padma Shri and also conferred the title of ‘Lavani Samradnyi’ (Queen of Lavani) for her contribution to the traditional...

    Published On December 12th, 2022