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  Renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Vidushi Savita Devi has passed away. She was known for her thumirs. She was the author of the book ‘Maa…Siddheshwari’ which was the biography of her mother Siddeshwari Devi. She was also the head of the music department at Daulat Ram College under Delhi University for many years.
Source: The Economic Times

  Kannada writer and critic L.S. Sheshagiri Rao passed away. His first work was Idu Jeevana, an anthology of short stories was released in 1948. He is best known for his book “Hosagannada Sahitya Charitre”. He was best known for his critical works and an English-Kannada dictionary that he compiled. Proficient in Kannada and English, many of his works were bridges between the two languages.
Source: The Hindu

  Nationalist Congress Party’s Kerala State President and former Minister Thomas Chandy passed away. He represented Kuttanad constituency in Alappuzha district in the state Assembly. He was forced to quit as Kerala Transport Minister from the Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF government in November 2017 after facing encroachment allegations.
Source: The News on AIR

  Former Union Minister ID Swami passed away. He served as the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs in 1999 in former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s government. He was also two times Lok Sabha member from Karnal in Haryana.
Source: The Business Standard

  Bollywood actress Gita Siddharth Kak passed away. Her most well-known movies include Garm Hava (1973), Parichay (1972), Gaman (1978) among others. Her Garam Hava won the Best Feature Film at the 21st National Film Awards. The film was also critically acclaimed.
Source: The Indian Express

  Veteran actor Shriram Lagoo passed away. He played important role in the growth of theatre movement in Maharashtra in the post-Independence era. His roles in Marathi plays such as “Natsamrat” and “Himalayachi Saoli”, and films such as “Pinjra” made him popular. In Hindi, he essayed memorable roles in films such as “Ek Din Achanak”, “Gharonda” and “Lawaris”, to name a few.
Source: The News on AIR

  Braj Bihari Kumar, the Chairman of Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) passed away. He was appointed as the chairman of the ICSSR in May 2017. Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) was established in the year of 1969 by the Government of India to promote research in social sciences in the country. provide grants for projects, fellowships, international collaboration, capacity building, survey, publications etc. to promote research in social sciences in India.
Source: The Business Standard

  The inventor of Universal Product Code(UPC) or Barcode, George Joseph Laurer, passed away. His barcode invention at IBM (International Business Machines) corporation, transformed the retail industries as well as other industries across the world. He worked as an electrical engineer with IBM in North Carolina’s research triangle park in the early 1970s. Barcode is a ubiquitous marking, composed of unique black bars and a 12-digit number, that allows retailers to identify products by means of scanning the code.
Source: The BBC

  Former England captain Bob Willis passed away. He captained England in 18 Tests and 29 one-day internationals before his retirement from all forms of cricket in 1984. The fast bowler took 325 wickets in 90 Tests from 1971 to 1984, claiming a career-best 8-43 to help England to a famous win over Australia at Headingley in the 1981 Ashes.
Source: The BBC

 Baskar Menon, Veteran Journalist in the Press Trust of India (PTI) passes away. He was the Regional Manager in the south division of the PTI. He has also handled many crucial news like the assassination of former Prime Minister (PM) of India, Rajiv Gandhi in the year 1991.
Source: The Times of India


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