01 January 2013 :: Legends who passed away in 2012.
Homai Vyarawalla was born on 9th of December 1913, She was commonly known by her pseudonym “Dalda 13,” She was India’s first woman photojournalist. First active in the late 1930s, she retired in the early 1970s. In 2011, she was awarded Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award of the Republic of India.
She passed away on 15th of January 2012.
Ravi Shankar Sharma [ Ravi]
Ravi Shankar Sharma [ Ravi] was born on 3rd March, He was an Indian music director, who had composed music for several Hindi and Malayalam films. After a successful career in Hindi cinema, he took a break from 1970s to 1984, and made a successful comeback under the stage name Bombay Ravi.
He died on 7 March 2012 in Mumbai at the age of 86.
He passed away on 9th of March 2012.
Achala Sachdev was born on 3rd of May 1920. She was an Indian film actress who started her career as a child actor. She later became known for mother and grandmother roles in Hindi films. Her most memorable roles were as Balraj Sahni’s wife in 1965 film Waqt and Kajol’s grandmother in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
She passed away on 30th of April 2012.
Taruni Sachdev was born on 14th of May 1998. She was an Indian schoolgirl, model and child actress, she is best known for her work in television advertisements and films. She was highly praised for her appearance in the Rasna advertisement and the Bollywood film Paa
She passed away on 14th of May 2012.
Dara Singh was born on 19th of November 1928. He was an Indian wrestler-turned-actor from Indian Punjab. He started acting in 1952 and was the first sportsman to be nominated to the Rajya Sabha. He has also worked as Hindi and Punjabi film producer, director and writer in his career. He also acted on film and television.
He passed away on 12th of July 2012
Rajesh Khanna [ Jatin Khanna ] was born on 29 December 1942 in Amritsar, Punjab, India)) He was a Bollywood actor, film producer and politician. He was referred to as the “first superstar” and the “original superstar” of Indian cinema.
He passed away on 18th of July 2012.
Lakshmi Sahgal was born on 24th of October 1914 in Madras. She was a revolutionist of the Indian independence movement, an officer of the Indian National Army, and the Minister of Women’s Affairs in the Azad Hind government. Sahgal is commonly referred to in India as Captain Lakshmi, a reference to her rank when taken prisoner in Burma.
She died on 23rd of July 2012.
Vilasrao Dagadojirao Deshmukh
Vilasrao Dagadojirao Deshmukh was born on 26th of May 1945. He was an Indian politician who served as Minister of Science and Technology and Minister of Earth Sciences. Vilasrao Deshmukh was a Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha, India.
He passed away on 14th of August 2012.
Avtar Kishan Hangal (A.K.Hangal)
Avtar Kishan Hangal (A.K.Hangal) was born on 1st of February 1917. He was an Indian freedom fighter from 1929–1947 and also stage actor from 1936–1965 and later became a character actor in Hindi language films from 1966–2005.
He Passed away on 26th of August 2012.
Verghese Kurien was born on 26th of November 1921. He was an Indian engineer and renowned social entrepreneur. He is best known as the “Father of the White Revolution”, for his ‘billion-litre idea’ or Operation Flood — the world’s biggest agricultural development programme.
He passed away on 9th of September 2012.
Kuppalli Sitaramayya Sudarshan
Kuppalli Sitaramayya Sudarshan was born on 18th of June 1931. He was the fifth Sarsanghachalak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a Hindu nationalist organisation from 2000 to 2009.
He passed away on 15th of September 2012.
Brajesh Chandra Mishra
Brajesh Chandra Mishra was born on 29th of September 1928. He was an Indian diplomat and politician, best known for serving as Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s principal secretary and National Security Advisor from 1998 to 2004.
He passed away on 28th of September 2012.
Yash Raj Chopra was born on 27th of September 1932. He was an Indian film director, script writer and film producer, predominantly working in Hindi cinema.He passed away on 21st of October 2012.
Jaspal Singh Bhatti
Jaspal Singh Bhatti was born on 3rd of March 1955. He was an Indian television personality famous for his satirical take on the problems of the common man. He is most well known for his television series Flop Show and mini capsules Ulta Pulta which ran on Doordarshan, India’s national television network, in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
He passed away on 25th of October 2012 .
Kailashpati Mishra was born on 5th of October 1923 in Dudharchak, Buxar, Bihar, He was an Indian politician. He was leader of the Bharatiya Janta Party and a former Governor of Gujarat and for a short duration Governor of Rajasthan following the death of the incumbent Governor Nirmal Chandra Jain.
He passed away on 3rd of November 2012 .
K.C. Pant (Krishna Chandra Pant )
K.C. Pant (Krishna Chandra Pant ) was a cabinet minister in the federal Government of India. He was the ex-Defence Minister of India and former Planning Commission Deputy Chairman. He was born in Nainital (Uttarakhand, then Uttar Pradesh).
He passed away on 15th of November 2012 .
He passed away on 17th of November 2012.
Inder Kumar Gujral
Inder Kumar Gujral was born on 4th of December 1919. He was an Indian politician who served as the 12th Prime Minister of India from April 1997 to March 1998. Gujral was the second PM to from the Rajya Sabha, the first being his immediate predecessor H. D. Deve Gowda.
He passed away on 30th of November 2012.
Ravi Shankar was born on 7th of April 1920 in Varanasi. He was often referred to by the title Pandit, was an Indian musician and composer who played the sitar. He has been described as the best-known contemporary Indian musician.
He passed away on 11th of December 2012.
He passed away on 12th of December 2012.