Famous personalities whom we lost in 2015

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As the we are moving from year 2015 to 2016 so it is very important to pen down key incidents of the year 2015. In exams we often face questions regarding obituary of prominent personalities so we have listed down the names along with facts about the personalities whom we lost in the year 2015.

Cartoonist R.K. Laxman 

Cartoonist R.K. Laxman
 R. K. Laxman who was best known for his creation The Common Man and for his daily cartoon strip, "You Said It" in The      Times of India, which started in 1951 died on 26 January 2015. Laxman started his career as a part-time cartoonist, working    mostly for local newspapers and magazines his first full-time job was as a political cartoonist for the The Free Press Journal in  Mumbai. Later, he joined The Times of India, and became famous for The Common Man character.

 

 

 

Mala Aravindan 

Mala Aravindan
 Mala Aravindan who was best known for his work as a comedian and character artist in Malayalam films died on 28 January  2015. He has acted in over 500 films. Mala was well known for his different acting techniques which included gestures, vocal  variations and his unique laughing style.

 

 

 

Jaswant Rajput 

Jaswant Rajput
 Jaswant Singh Rajput was an Indian field hockey player who played as a center-half in the Indian team. He was known for his  dribbling skills and ball control, he won gold medals with the Indian team at the 1948 and 1952 Summer Olympics. He died on  28 January 2015.

 

 

 

 

Aruna Shanbaug 

Jaswant Rajput
 Aruna Shanbaug  was an Indian nurse who was  in a vegetative state for 42 years as a result of sexual assault  by a ward    boy, Sohanlal Bhartha Walmiki at King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. She was in news in a court case on euthanasia in   which the plea for euthanasia filed by Aruna's friend, journalist Pinki Virani was rejected by the Supreme Court of India. Aruna   Shanbaug died on 18 May 2015.

 

 

 

Sir Peter O'Sullevan 

Sir Peter O'Sullevan
 Sir Peter O'Sullevan was a  British horse racing commentator for the BBC, and a correspondent for the Press Association,  Daily Express and Today. He was the BBC's leading horse racing commentator from 1947 to 1997, during which time he  described some of the greatest moments in the history of Britain's most popular race, the Grand National. He died on  29 July   2015.

 

 

 

Cynthia Lennon 

Cynthia Lennon
 Cynthia Lennon was the first wife of English musician John Lennon, and mother of Julian Lennon. She passed away on
 April 1, 2015.At the age of 11, she won an art prize in a competition organised by the Liverpool Echo.One year later she was  accepted into Liverpool's Junior Art School which was also attended by Bill Harry, later editor of Liverpool's Mersey Beat  newspaper.

 

 

 

 

Bijoya Ray 

Bijoya Ray
 Bijoya Ray was the wife of the Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray. Their son Sandip Ray is also a film director. Bijoya Ray acted  and sang playback song in a Bengali movie called Shesh Raksha in 1944 and also acted in the documentary Gaach (The  Tree) by Catherine Berge in 1998.  She died in Kolkata on 2 June 2015.

 

 

 

 

John Forbes Nash 

John Forbes Nash
 John Forbes Nash  was an American mathematician who made fundamental contributions to game theory, differential  geometry, and the study of partial differential equations. He shared 1994 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with  game theorists Reinhard Selten and John Harsanyi. His struggles with his illness and his recovery became the basis for Sylvia   Nasar's biography, A Beautiful Mind and a film of the same name. He died on May 23, 2015.

 

 

 

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam 

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
 Missile Man of India Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam who was the 11th President of India and also eminent scientist passed away    on July 27, 2015, while delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management Shillong. He was widely referred to as the  "People's President".

 

 

 

 

Bobbi Kristina Brown 

Bobbi Kristina Brown
 Bobbi Kristina Brown who was an American reality television and media personality, singer, and actress passed away on July  26, 2015. Brown was found unresponsive in a bathtub in late January 2015 since than she was kept in a medically induced  coma for several months; she died in hospice care on July 26, 2015, at the age of 22.

 

 

 

 

M.M. Kalburgi 

M.M. Kalburgi
 M. M. Kalburgi was a noted epigraphist of Kannada, he was awarded the National Sahitya Akademi award in 2006 for Marga 4,  a collection of his research article. He was shot dead in the morning of 30 August 2015 at his residence in Dharwad district of  Karnataka by two unidentified men.

 

 

 

 

Jagmohan Dalmia 

Jagmohan Dalmia
 Jagmohan Dalmiya who famous Indian cricket administrator and businessman from Kolkata passed away on 20 September  2015. He was the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India and Cricket Association of Bengal. He had previously  served as the President of the International Cricket Council.

 

 

 

 

Brijmohan Lall Munjal

Brijmohan Lall Munjal
 Brijmohan Lall Munjal,founder and the chairman of Hero Motocorp (Hero group of companies) passed away on 1 November  2015. He was among the top 30 richest people in India.Munjal helped establish numerous medical, educational and  infrastructure facilities. Amongst his notable contributions to Ludhiana are the Ludhiana Stock Exchange, the Ludhiana  Aviation Club, Ludhiana Management. 

 

 

 

Henning Georg Mankel

Henning Mankel
 Famous Swedish crime writer, children's author, and dramatist,  Henning Georg Mankel who was best known for a series of  mystery novels starring his most noted creation, Inspector Kurt Wallander died on 5 October 2015 following  lung cancer .

 

 

 

 

Manorama 

Manorama
 Famous actress and comedienne Manorama who was also called as Aachi, passed away on 10 October 2015. She entered  the Guinness World Records for acting in more than 1000 number of films in 1985. By 2015, she had acted in more than 1,500  films.

 

 

 

 

Maureen O’Hara

Maureen O’Hara
 Famous Irish-American actress and singer Maureen O'Hara passed away on  24 October 2015. The famously red-headed  O'Hara was known for her beauty and playing fiercely passionate but sensible heroines, often in westerns and adventure films.  She was one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

 

 

 

 

M.A.M. Ramaswamy

M.A.M. Ramaswamy
 M.A.M. Ramaswamy the Co-Founder & Chairman of Chettinad Group of Companies and also Member of the Parliament  representing Karnataka in the Rajya Sabha passed away on 2 December 2015. He was also the Pro-Chancellor for Annamalai  University, a prominent industrialist and winner of 600 horse racing classics.

 

 

 

 

Sadhana Shivdasani 

Sadhana Shivdasani
 Sadhana Shivdasani better known mononymously as Sadhana  who was one of the top actresses in the 1960s and the early-  1970s, a period regarded as Bollywood's "golden era" died on December 25, 2015. She became famous as Mystery Girl with  her three suspense thriller films namely Woh Kaun Thi? (1964), Mera Saaya (1966) and Anita (1967), all directed by Raj  Khosla.

 

 

 

Susanne Hoeber Rudolph

Susanne Hoeber Rudolph
 Professor Susanne Hoeber Rudolph was an American author, political thinker and educationist. She and her Husband were  honored by  The Government of India, in 2014  for their services to literature and education, by bestowing on them the third  highest civilian award, the Padma Bhushan. She died on December 23, 2015.

 

 

 

 

Haskell Wexler

Haskell Wexler
 Legendary American cinematographer Haskell Wexler who was best known for his work in films like “One Flew Over the  Cuckoo’s Nest” and “American Graffiti”,passed away on 27th December 2015 in California, US. He was 93.
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