Current Affairs Persons

  Climate change campaigner of the South Pacific and Prime Minister of Tongan Akilisi Pohiva passed away. He was long-time pro-democracy campaigner and leader in the fight against climate change. He was awarded the Defender of Democracy Award in 2013 by the Parliamentarians for Global Action, the first Pacific Islander to receive the prize.
Source: The Guardian

  Tamil Film Director, Actor and Cinematographer Raja Sekar passed away. He was a part of the director duo Robert-Rajasekar. Along with Robert Ashirwatham, he had directed films such as Palaivanacholai, Chinnapoove Mella Pesu, Dhooram Adhigamillai, Manasukkul Mathappu and Paravaigal Palavidham.
Source: The Hindu

  Rajasthan born freedom fighter of India Heeralal Sharma has passed away at the age of 95. He took an active participated in the freedom struggle and was jailed for two years.
Source: The Business Standard

  Actor and Kathak dancer Veeru Krishnan passed away. He was best known for his work in films like Raja Hindustani, Dulhe Raja, Akele Hum Akele Tum among others. He trained several actresses in dance over the years.
Source: The News18

  Ram Jethmalani, one of India’s finest lawyers and a former union minister has passed away. He was 95. He was a six-time Rajya Sabha member, served as a Union Minister in the United Front and NDA governments. He joined the BJP-led NDA ministry in 1998 and then again in October 1999. Mr. Jethmalani had also served as the chairman of the Bar Council of India.
Source- The Times of India

  Pakistan’s master leg-spinner Abdul Qadir passed Away. Qadir, who played in 67 Tests and 104 ODIs had a total 368 wickets in his international career. He was worked as chief selector in 2009 and it was the squad that was selected by him that went on to win the ICC World T20 in England.
Source: The Hindu

  Veteran Congress leader and former MP Sukhdev Singh Libra passed away. He was the member of the 14th and 15th Lok Sabhas. In 1985, he became MLA(Member of the Legislative Assembly) from Khanna in Ludhiana. He was a member of Rajya Sabha from 1998-2004. He contested from Fatehgarh Sahib and Ropar parliamentary constituencies.
Source: The Tribune

  Zimbabwe’s former President Robert Mugabe passed away. He was the country’s first post-independence leader and also considered as Zimbabwe’s founding father. He served the country as its leader for 37 years. He also served as the rotating chairman 
Source: The Aljazeera

 Sahitya Akademi Award-winning writer Kiran Nagarkar passed away. He began his career as an educationist, a journalist and then later as a screenplay writer in the advertising industry. His novel “Cuckold” (1997) won him the 2001 Sahitya Akademi award. He wrote his first book Saat Sakkam Trechalis in 1974 in his mother tongue, Marathi.
Source: The News18

 The 4 Times Emmy Award-winning actress Valerie Harper passed away. She also has Golden Globe award for playing the brash New Yorker on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”. She began her career as a dancer on Broadway, making her debut in the musical “Take Me Along” in 1959.
Source: The Economics Times

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