Current Affairs Persons

  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

  Former Hollywood actress Shelley Morrison passed away recently. She had a long 50-year career and was best known for playing a memorable maid from El Salvador, in the original run of “Will and Grace” from 1999 to 2006, becoming part of a cast that won a Screen Actors Guild award for best ensemble in a comedy series.
Source: The Hindu

  Yasuhiro Nakasone, one of Japan’s longest-reigning Prime Ministers and known for his friendship with Ronald Reagan, has passed away at the age of 101. Nakasone, Prime Minister from 1982 to 1987, shared the world stage with Reagan and Margaret Thatcher while battling with bureaucrats over domestic reforms. In 1983, he became the first Japanese premier to officially visit South Korea, mending fences with a country that Japan had brutally colonized from 1910 to 1945.
Source- The Guardian

  A world-renowned rock climber, US national Brad Gobright, fell to his death while climbing a sheer rock face in northern Mexico. He was known for his gravity-defying solo ascents with no ropes.
Source: The News on AIR

  Veteran Tamil actor and theatre artist Bala Singh passed away. Bala, an alumnus of National School of Drama(NSD) started his career as a theatre artist. He rose to fame in actor Nasser’s Avatharam(1995), where he played the role of a villain. It was also his debut film.
Source: The Economic Times

  Renowned cartoonist Sudhir Dar whose works graced several newspapers in a career spanning 58 years, passed away. He began his career with The Statesman in 1961 after which he moved to Hindustan Times. His cartoons have also appeared in The Independent, The Pioneer, Delhi Times, New York Times, Washington Post and Saturday Review among others.
Source: The News on AIR

  Australian writer and broadcaster, Clive James passed away. He was born in 1939, he moved to England in 1961 and rose to prominence as a literary critic and TV columnist. He went on to deliver wry commentary on international programming in such shows as Clive James On Television.
Source: The News on AIR

 Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kailash Joshi has passed away. He was called as the ‘saint of politics’, served as the state’s chief minister from 1977 to 1978. He was MLA for eight terms and also served as a member of both the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha.
Source: The News on AIR

  The General Secretary of the Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) and former West Bengal Minister Kshiti Goswami passed away. Goswami was PWD Minister in Jyoti Basu and Buddhadev Bhattacharjee’s cabinet in the Left Front Government in the State.
Source: The News on AIR

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