• Indian National Army (INA) veteran V Ganesan passed away. He joined Netaji’s INA at the age of 18 .
  • Legendary Mexican singer Jose Jose who was often called ‘El Principe de la Cancion’ or ‘The Prince of Song, passes away.
  • Jessye Norman, the renowned international opera star whose passionate soprano voice won her 4 Grammy awards and the national medal of arts, passed away recently.
  • American-Austrian film producer Eric Pleskow the Hollywood tycoon passed away.
  • Renowned kidney transplant surgeon and Padma Shri recipient Dr H L Trivedi passed away.
  • Centenarian philatelist and coin collector Krishna Gopalkrishna Kadekodi passed away. He was 102.
  • Farook Khan, an Indian-origin journalist in South Africa passed away. He hailed from Maharashtra.
  • The second highest Buddhist leader of Bangladesh and head of Sima Bihar of Ramu, Satyapriya Mohathero passed away in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • US actress Diahann Carroll, who won Golden Globe and Tony awards and was nominated for an Oscar passed away.
  • Legendary saxophonist and the Padma Shri awardee Kadri Gopalnath passed away. 
  • Alexei Leonov, the first human to walk in space passed away. He was the legendary Soviet cosmonaut who became the first human to walk in space 54 years ago.
  • First female head of Nobel’s Literature Award Body, Sara Danius passed away.
  • Cuban ballet dancer Alicia Alonso passed away at 98. she is considered one of the greatest 20th Century ballerinas.
  • Internationally acclaimed painter of Bangladesh Kalidas Karmakar passed away in Dhaka.
  • Writer and philosopher K.B. Siddaiah passed away. 
  • Former Co-Chief executive Officer(CEO) of Oracle Mark Hurd, passed away.
  • Dadu Chougule, wrestler and recipient of Major Dhyanchand award, passed away.
  • Marieke VervoortBelgian Paralympic athlete has ended her life at the age of 40 through euthanasia.
  • Former Gujarat Chief Minister Dilip Parikh passed away. 
  • Padma Shri awardee & India’s oldest Yoga teacher Nanammal passed away at 99. 
  • First female UN refugee chief Sadako Ogata passed away. 
  • N. Venkatachala, former judge of the Supreme Court and former Lokayukta of Karnataka passed away.
  • Actor and comedian John Witherspoon passed away recently.