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
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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 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,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
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 .
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.
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 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 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
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.
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.