Current Affairs Persons

 Former Union finance minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley passed away. He was a lawyer by profession. He held the portfolios of Finance Ministry, Corporate Affairs Ministry, Defence Ministry, and Minister of Information and Broadcasting.
Source: The Indian Express

  Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Babulal Gaur passed away. He served as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh from August 2004 to November 2005 and represented Govindpura Assembly seat for 10 times.
Source: The Hindu

  Eminent Punjabi writer and Sahitya Akademi winner Professor Niranjan Singh Tasneempassed away. Tasneem was awarded Sahitya Akademi award in 1999 for his novel ‘Gawache Arth’(The Lost Meaning) which was based on Punjab and lives of Punjabis in 1984. He was also awarded Punjab’s highest literary honour “Punjabi Sahit Rattan” in 2015.  He had served as a professor at SCD Government College, Ludhiana.
Source: The Indian Express

  Veteran music composer Mohammed Zahur Hashmi, popularly known as Khayyam passed away. He was best known for his music in classic films such as Umrao Jaan and Kabhi Kabhie. He was also a recipient of Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and Padma Bhushan.
Source: The Hindu

  Damodar Ganesh Bapat from Chhattisgarh, a noted social worker and Padma Shri award winner, passed away. He was known for his social work in tribal areas in Chhattisgarh. He dedicated his life to the treatment and service of leprosy patients. For his service to the society, he was awarded the fourth highest civilian award of India i.e. Padma Shri award in 2018.
Source: The Business Standard

  Renowned Bangladeshi novelist Rizia Rahman passed away. She had received the Bangla Academy Literary Award in 1978 and was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2019. Bong Theke Bangla , Rokter Okshor and Ghar Bhanga Ghar are among some of her well known novels.
Source: The DD News

 Veteran Bollywood actress Vidya Sinha passed away. She was renowned for her role in Basu Chatterjee’s film “Rajnigandha”. She was a major figure in Bollywood in the 1970s-1980s. Her list of notable films includes Mera Jeevana, Chhoti Si Baat, Safed Jhooth and many others.
Source: The Economic Times

  Argentina World Cup-winning team football player Jose Luis Brown has passed away. Brown made 36 appearances for his country, the most famous of which came in the 1986 World Cup final in Mexico.
Source: The Hindu

  Ivory Coast music star DJ Arafat passed away. He issued 11 albums, mainly of “coupe-decale”, a dance music form combining rapid percussion, choppy rhythms with hip hop-style vocals. He was also named “Best Artist of the Year” at the Ivorian “Coupe-decale” Awards in 2016 and 2017.
Source: The Aljazeera

  Senior advocate and former Additional Solicitor General Amarendra Sharan passed away. Sharan was the Additional Solicitor General in the Supreme Court from 2004 to 2009. He was also appointed as an amicus curiae by the apex court which was hearing a petition seeking fresh investigation in the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.
Source: The  Business Standard

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