Current Affairs - Obituary

‘Padma Shri’ Awardee Physicist Thanu Padmanabhan Passes Away

Theoretical physicist and cosmologist Thanu Padmanabhan has passed away on 17th September 2021.

  • His research spanned a wide variety of topics in Gravitation, Structure formation in the universe and Quantum Gravity.

Noted Bengali Writer Buddhadeb Guha Passed Away

Eminent Bengali writer Buddhadeb Guha has passed away on 29th August 2021.Guha was a chartered accountant by profession but became a popular author early in life. His fictional character Wrijuda, ...

Sociologist Gail Omvedt Passes Away

American-born Indian scholar, sociologist, human rights activist, researcher, and author Gail Omvedt has passed away on 25th August 2021.She was one of the intellectual voices of the ‘Bahujan Movement’.Omvedt authored ...

First Dronacharya Awardee Athletics Coach O. M. Nambiar Passes Away

Noted athletics coach O.M. Nambiar, the man who transformed a village girl P.T. Usha into Asia’s Golden Girl, passed away on 19th August 2021.Nambiar, an athlete himself during his college ...

KP Gopal Rao: War Hero of 1971 Passed Away

Commodore Kasargod Patnashetti Gopal Rao, a 1971 war hero and recipient of the Mahavir Chakra, breathed his on 8 August 2021.He played a key role in the war with Pakistan ...

Olympian ‘SS Babu’ Narayan Passed Away

On 5th August 2021, two-time Olympian Shankar Subramaniam (‘Babu’ Nayaran) has passed away.Nayaran was India’s goalkeeper during the 1956 and 1960 Olympics.He made his India debut against erstwhile Yugoslavia at ...

Padma Shri awardee Poet Padma Sachdev Passes Away

Noted poet and novelist Padma Sachdev has passed away on 4 August 2021.She is the first modern woman poet of the Dogri language. She also writes in Hindi. She has ...

Marathi poet Satish Kalsekar Passed Away

Renowned Marathi poet Satish Kalsekar has passed away on 24 July 2021.Kalsekar was awarded with Sahitya Akademi Award in 2014 for his collection of essays ‘Vachanaryachi Rojanishee’. His popular collections ...

Bhageerathi Amma: Kerala’s Oldest learner Passed Away

Kerala’s oldest learner, Bhageerathi Amma has passed away on 22 July 2021 at the age of 107.She returned to education at the age of 105. She was honoured with the ...

Bangladesh’s Folk Musician Fakir Alamgir Passed Away

Folk music legend and freedom fighter Fakir Alamgir has passed away on 23 July 2021.Singer, musician and songwriter, Fakir Alamgir was a leading exponent of Gono Sangeet or songs of ...

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