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Sanskrit Grammarian Bhagirath Prasad Tripathi Passed Away

Noted Sanskrit grammarian Bhagirath Prasad Tripathi, better known as Vagish Shastri, passed away on 11th May 2022.


Great Barrier Reef: First Bleaching Event during a La Niña Weather Pattern

Coral bleaching affected 91% of reefs surveyed along the Great Barrier Reef this year, according to a report - Reef snapshot: summer 2021-22 - published by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

  • This is the fourth mass bleaching event since 2016 and the sixth to occur on the Great Barrier Reef since 1998.

Santoor Player Pandit Shivkumar Sharma Passed Away

Legendary musician and santoor player Pandit Shivkumar Sharma passed away on 10th May 2022.


M. Vijayan

Leading structural biologist Mamannamana Vijayan, who laid the foundations of protein crystallography in India, breathed his last on 24 April 2022.

  • He played a prominent role as part of Dorothy Hodgkin's team in the unravelling of the structure of insulin.

Binapani Mohanty

Legendary Odia writer Binapani Mohanty has passed away on 24 April 2022.


Padma Shri awardee Musician Prafulla Kar Passed Away

Acclaimed musician from Odisha, Prafulla Kar has passed away on 17th April 2022.

  • He was a master musician, singer, lyricist, writer all-in-one.

Solar Physicist Eugene Newman Parker Passes Away

American Astrophysicist Eugene Newman Parker, who contributed to solar physics, has passed away on 15 March 2022.


Noted Social Worker Shakuntala Choudhary Passed Away

Noted social worker Shakuntala Choudhary has passed away on 20th February 2022.

  • She joined the Assam branch of the Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust (KGNMT) and continued her association with the Trust for the rest of her life. The Assam Branch of the Trust is located at South Sarania Hills of Guwahati. This branch of the Trust, known as the Kasturba Ashram or the Sarania Ashram, was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi himself on 9 January 1946.

Noted Kannada Poet Chennaveera Kanavi Passed Away

Channaveera Kanavi, a prominent figure in modern Kannada literature and often referred to as ‘Samanvaya Kavi’ (Poet of Reconciliation), passed away on 16th February 2022.


Disco Legend Bappi Lahiri Passed Away

Noted composer Bappi Lahiri (Alokesh Lahiri), known for his synthesized disco beats has passed away on 15th February 2022.

  • He introduced a more contemporary style to Hindi film music with Chalte Chalte, Suraksha and Disco Dancer.

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