• The Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) leader and Nagaland Assembly Speaker Vikho-o Yhoshu passed away.
  • Eminent Assamese dramatist, litterateur and social activist Ratna Ojha passed away.
  • Former Governor of Karnataka T N Chaturvedi passed away. He was the 14th Governor of Karnataka from 2002–2007.
  • Veteran Odissi Danseuse Minati Mishra passed away. In 2012 she was honoured with the Padma Shri.
  • The longest serving ruler of Oman Sultan Qaboos bin Said passed away
  • Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq al Said has took as new Sultan of Oman. He will succeed Sultan Qaboos bin Said who was passed away.
  • Veteran filmmaker Manmohan Mohapatra passed away at the age of 69 in Bhubneshwar. 
  • Former India legendary all-rounder Bapu Nadkarni passed away.
  • World’s shortest man Khagendra Thapa Magar passed away.
  • Former Indian Test batsman and National selector Man Mohan Sood passed away.
  • National Basketball Association (NBA) legend Kobe Bryant passed away in a helicopter crash with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna. 
  • Noted artist and sculptor Sher Singh Kukkal passed away.
  • Eminent Assamese linguist and academician Golok Chandra Goswami passed away. 
  • Former Indian women’s hockey team captain Sunita Chandra passed away. She was a prestigious Arjuna awardee.
  • Veteran South actress Jameela Malik passed away. 
  • Famous social worker, environmentalist, educationist & writer Tushar Kanjilal passed away.