• Social activist, feminist writer and journalist Vidya Bal passed away. She was known for her heroic oppressive practices involving women.\
  • Eminent Punjabi writer and Sahitya Akademi Awardee Jaswant Singh Kanwal passed away. 
  • Renowned Odia revolutionary poet and freedom fighter Rabi Singh passed away.
  • Former Assam Legislative Assembly Speaker and sitting Congress MLA (Member of the Legislative Assembly) Pranab Kumar Gogoi passed away.
  • The Academy Award winning Hollywood Actor, producer and director Kirk Douglas passed away.
  • American Author Roger Kahn passed away. He wrote at least 20 books in his lifetime.
  • Renowned thinker, writer and the founder-director of Bharatiya Vichara Kendram P Parameswaran has passed away in Ottapalam, Kerala. 
  • Hindi novelist and Padma Shri awardee Giriraj Kishore passed away.
  • Noted cricket journalist and film historian Raju Bharatan passed away. 
  • Veteran journalist Nandu R Kulkarni passed away recently. He was serving as the Mumbai bureau chief of “The Statesman” since 1992. 
  • Famous Indian fashion designer Wendell Rodricks passed away. 
  • Former Chairman and Director General of The Energy Resources Institute (TERI) Rajindra Kumar Pachauri passed away. 
  • Harry Gregg, the former Manchester United goalkeeper passed away. 
  • Mickey Wright, the Legendary women’s golfer who won 82 titles of Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour during a professional career lasting from 1954 to 1969, passed away.
  • Tapas Pal, the former Trinamool Congress MP and veteran bengali actor passes away. 
  • V L Dutt, the former Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) president has passed away. 
  • Larry Tesler, the computer scientist who introduced the cut, copy and paste commands passed away. 
  • Former Indian footballer Ashok Chatterjee passed away. 
  • Former Lok Sabha MP Krishna Bose passed away. She was the wife of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s nephew Sisir Kumar Bose.
  • Famous NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) mathematician Katherine Johnson passed away at the age of 101. 
  • Egypt’s former President Mohammed Hosni Mubarak passed away.
  • Centenarian freedom fighter and Vedic scholar Sudhakar Krishna Rao, widely known as Sudhakar Chaturvedi passed away.
  • The world’s oldest man, Chitetsu Watanabe of Japan, has passed away at 112.