• Veteran Literateur Prafulla Das passed away. He was 91. He worked in Odia language. He was a recipient of the prestigious "Sarala Award" for his achievement in the literary field. 'Banhimana', the biography of freedom fighter Malati Chaudhury, brought him the Sarala Award in 2014.
  • Veteran Bollywood actor, who was fondly called 'Shammi aunty' by many in the film fraternity passed away at the age of 89. Born as Nargis Rabadi she has appeared in over 100 films.
  • Ustad Pyarelal Wadali, younger brother of Ustad Puran Chand Wadali passed away in Amritsar, Punjab. He was 75. He was one of the singers of popularly known 'Wadali Brothers'.
  • Stephen Hawking, the brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped modern cosmology and inspired global audiences in the millions, has died at the age of 76.
  • Hindi film actor Narendra Jha, seen in films like Haider and Raees, died due to a heart attack. He was 55. 
  •  Renowned Hindi poet and critic Kedarnath Singh passed away at the age of 83. Prof. Singh was a recipient of the Jnanapeeth award in 2013. He won the Sahitya Akademi award in 1989 for his poetry collection Akaal Mein Saras.
  • Les Payne, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and columnist for Newsday who fiercely championed racial equality has passed away. He won Pulitzer Prize for “Heroin Trail” series in 1974.
  • Tamil film director C.V. Rajendran, who was part of late C.V. Sridhar’s unit died aged 81. His career as a director began with the film Anubhavam Pudhumai.