• The world's oldest man Francisco Nunez Olivera has died just over a month after celebrating his 113th birthday. 
  • Kathakali maestro Madavoor Vasudevan Nair collapsed on stage and died while performing at Agasthyacodu Mahadeva Temple, Kerala. He was 89.
  • Actor John Mahoney passed away after a brief illness in Chicago, the USA. He was 77 years old. He was well-known for playing the title character in the “Frasier” show.
  • Eminent litterateur Chandrasekhar Rath passed away at the age of 89. He died of old age ailments. He was recently nominated for Padma Shri by the Union government this year for his contribution towards Odia literature.
  • Asma Jahangir, Pakistan’s renowned human rights lawyer, social activist and an outspoken critic of the country’s powerful military establishment, passed away of cardiac arrest. She was 66.
  • Acclaimed Icelandic musician and Oscar-nominated composer Johann Johannsson has passed away aged 48.
  • Noted violinist M.S. Anantharaman, an exponent of Parur style of violin playing had passed away. He was 94 and was proficient in Carnatic music.
  • Veteran Bollywood actress and Padma Shri awardee Sridevi, who had an illustrious career spanning over four decades, passed away. She was 54.
  • Former Cabinet Secretary T.S.R. Subramanian passed away. He was 79. Mr Subramanian was a 1961 batch officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre. 
  • Eminent Odia writer Kanakalata Mohanty passed away. She was 82. Mohanty was suffering from old age-related problems.
  • Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal, the senior seer of Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt situated in Tamil Nadu, passed away. He was 82-years-old. He passed away due to breathing problems.