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Current Affairs - Obituary

Pioneer of Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) Dilip Mahalanabis Passed Away

Renowned paediatrician Dr. Dilip Mahalanabis, who saved millions of lives through his Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) - simple solution consisting of sugar, salts, and water has passed away on 16 October 2022.

Naga Poet Temsüla Ao Passed Away

Temsüla Ao was a Naga poet, fiction writer, and ethnographer who passed away on 9 October 2022.

‘Villu Paatu’ doyen Subbu Arumugam Passed Away

Noted Indian musician, writer and Villupattu theatre art exponent Subbu Arumugam has passed away on 10 October 2022.

Independent India’s First Voter Shyam Saran Negi Passed Away

Shyam Saran Negi, Independent India’s first voter, passed away in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur on 5th November 2022. He was 105.


The first edition of India-Mozambique-Tanzania Trilateral Exercise (IMT TRILAT), a joint maritime exercise among the Indian, Mozambique and Tanzanian navies was held at Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania from 27-29 Oct.

Jamshed J Irani – ‘Steel Man of India’ Passed Away

Jamshed J Irani, the “Steel Man of India” who “reinvented” Tata Steel and made it the “lowest-cost steel producer in the world” competing in the international market, passed away on 31 October 2022.

Women’s Empowerment Activist Elaben Bhatt Passed Away

Elaben Bhatt, noted Gandhian, leading women’s empowerment activist and renowned founder of the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) has passed away on 2nd November 2022.

  • She was globally recognised as a woman leader and was honoured with the Padma Bhushan, Ramon Magsaysay award, and the Indira Gandhi Peace Prize, among other accolades.

Tennis Great Naresh Kumar Passes Away

Naresh Kumar, the former tennis player who had reached the fourth round of Wimbledon in 1955, has passed away on 14th September 2022.

  • In Davis Cup, he represented India for eight consecutive years and later went on to become the captain.

KN Singh: 22nd Chief Justice of India Passed Away

Former Chief Justice of India Kamal Narain Singh passed away on 8th September 2022.

Archaeologist Braj Basi Lal Passed Away

Archaeologist B. B. Lal, who is considered as India’s most senior archaeologist, has passed away on 10th September 2022.

  • He was trained by British archaeologist Sir Mortimer Wheeler at Taxila in 1944, after which he joined the Archaeological Survey of India and served it as Director-General from 1968 to 1972.

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