Obituaries

  • Former Union minister and noted economist Yoginder Alagh passes away

    Prof Yoginder K Alagh, renowned economist, academic and a former Union minister, has passed away. He was emeritus professor at Ahmedabad-based Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research (SPIESR). Born in Chakwal, in present-day Pakistan, in 1939, Alagh studied...

    Published On December 7th, 2022
  • City of Joy’ author Dominique Lapierre passes away at the age of 91

    Freedom at Midnight author Dominique Lapierre has passed away at the age of 91. He was born on July 30, 1931 in Chatelaillon. Lapierre’s works, in collaboration with the American writer Larry Collins, became bestsellers such that they sold about...

    Published On December 6th, 2022
  • Former President of China Jiang Zemin Passes Away

    Jiang Zemin, former President of China who presided over more than a decade of economic growth after the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown against pro-democracy protester, passed away at the age of 96 in Shanghai, China. He died from leukemia and multiple...

    Published On December 1st, 2022
  • Vice Chairperson of Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Vikram S Kirloskar passes away

    India's automotive industry stalwart and Toyota Kirloskar Motor vice chairperson, Vikram S Kirloskar has passed away. He was 64. Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), which sells a range of vehicles, is a joint venture between the Japanese auto major Toyota Motor...

    Published On November 30th, 2022
  • Veteran Bollywood Actor Vikram Gokhale passed away

    Veteran Bollywood actor Vikram Gokhale passed away recently at the age of 77. He was seen in many popular Bollywood movies like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Mission Mangal, Aiyaary, Bhool Bhulaiya, and others. For his contribution to Theatre acting,...

    Published On November 28th, 2022
  • Rasna founder Areez Pirojshaw Khambatta passes away

    The founding chairman of the popular drink Rasna, Areez Pirojshaw Khambatta has passed away. The 85-year-old industrialist, who was suffering from a prolonged illness. Decades back, his father Phiroja Khambatta started a modest business which Areez took to being the...

    Published On November 23rd, 2022
  • Zorba, the first dog of anti-poaching dogs squad K9, passes away

    India’s first dog to be deployed for tracking down poachers, Zorba has passed away of old age in Guwahati. The 12-year-old male Belgian Malinois was a member of ‘K9’, the nation’s first dog squad to fight wildlife crime. Zorba was...

    Published On November 23rd, 2022
  • Former Indian football captain Babu Mani passes away at 59

    Babu Mani, who was an integral part of the Indian football team in the 1980s, passed away after a prolonged battle with liver-related issues. He was 59. He represented India in 55 international matches and was a part of the...

    Published On November 23rd, 2022
  • Veteran Punjabi actress Daljeet Kaur Khangura passes away

    Daljeet Kaur, a veteran actor well-known for her lead roles in several superhit Punjabi movies, has passed away in Punjab's Ludhiana district. She was 69 years old. Daljeet was one of Pollywood's best-known actors. Kaur had appeared in several successful...

    Published On November 21st, 2022
  • Indian Basketball Legend Abbas Moontasir passes away at 80

    The former India basketball captain and Arjuna awardee, Gulam Abbas Moontasir, passed away in Mumbai. He was born in Mumbai in 1942. He started playing in Nagpada by the American missionaries, later he started getting inclined towards basketball. From Nagpada...

    Published On November 18th, 2022