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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.

Folk Artist Ram Chandra Manjhi Passes Away

The doyen of Bhojpuri folk theatre art “Launda Naach” and legendary artist Ram Chandra Manjhi passed away on 7th September 2022.

  • Manjhi was born in a riverine village Tujarpur in the Nagra block of Saran district in Bihar.

Last Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev Passed Away

Mikhail Gorbachev, who ended the Cold War without bloodshed but failed to prevent the collapse of the Soviet Union, died on 30th August 2022.

  • Gorbachev, the last Soviet president, forged arms reduction deals with the United States and partnerships with Western powers to remove the Iron Curtain that had divided Europe since World War II and bring about the reunification of Germany.

Assamese Author Atulananda Goswami Passed Away

On 27th July 2022, noted Assamese author Atulananda Goswami has passed away.


Padma Shri awardee 'One Rupee Doctor' Passes Away

The famed one rupee doctor of West Bengal, Sushovan Banerjee has passed away on 26th July 2022.

  • A doctor and a politician, Dr. Banerjee treated patients for close to 60 years.

Noted Scientist Ajay Parida Passed Away

Noted scientist Dr. Ajay Kumar Parida has passed away.

  • Known for his pioneering work in the field of agriculture, plant molecular biology and biotechnology, he had served as the Executive Director of the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai from 2009-2016.

Archaeologist Enamul Haque Passed Away

Eminent archaeologist, historian and former Director-General of the Bangladesh National Museum Dr. Enamul Haque has passed away.

  • Dr Haque is credited with finding and protecting several invaluable sculptures from various archaeological sites in Bangladesh.

Social Worker Avdhash Kaushal Passed Away

Noted social worker and Padma Shri awardee Avdhash Kaushal has passed away.

  • Kaushal headed the non-governmental organisation (NGO), Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra (RLEK) for development work amongst tribal hill communities in the areas of Jaunsar-Bawar, a tribal belt of Dehradun district.

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