Monthly Current Affairs February 2016 “OBITUARY” key points to Remember.
1) Ramon Castro, a life-long rancher and farmer who bore a strong physical resemblance to younger brother Fidel Castro, has died.
2) BK Garudachar, India’s oldest first class cricketer from the pre-independence era passed away.
3) South Indian filmmaker Rajesh Pillai died due to liver problem at the age of 42.
4) Popular southern composer Rajamani has passed away at the age of 60 due to sudden cardiac arrest.
5) Renowned short story writer and novelist Akbar Kakkattil (62) passed away in Kozhikode, Kerala.
6) Former UN Secretary General Boutros Ghali, a veteran Egyptian diplomat who helped negotiate his country’s landmark peace deal with Israel, has died at the age of 93.
7) Veteran Hindustani classical vocalist Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan passed away in Kolkata due to old age problems at the age of 107.
8) The novelist and intellectual Umberto Eco has died aged 84.
9) Harper Lee, the author of the classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird, has died in her hometown of Monroeville, Ala.
10) Renowned singer Bhubaneswari Mishra passed away in New Delhi following a cardiac arrest at the age of 67.
11) Renowned Urdu and Hindi poet who has died in Mumbai at the age of 78 – Nida Fazli
12) Former Prime Minister of Nepal and Nepali Congress President who passed away due to Pneumonia at the age of 79 – Sushil Koirala
13) The brave army man who was battling for his life at the Army’s Research & Referral hospital in New Delhi, has passed away – Lance Naik Hanamanthappa
14) Veteran film director who passed away at the age of 97 – Aurobindo Mukherjee
15) A Pulitzer Prize-winning composer known for his lush sonorities and ecumenical instrumentation, who has died at the age of 93 – Leslie Bassett
16) US Supreme Court Justice, the leading conservative voice on the high court, who has died at the age of 79 – Antonin Scalia
17) Renowned Malayalam poet and lyricist who passed away at a private hospital at the age of 84 – ONV Kurup
18) Soviet football legend who died at the age of 84 was capped 31 times by the then Soviet Russia (the USSR) between 1952-59 and scored 16 goals – Anatoly Ilyin
19) Paul Kantner, a founding member of the Jefferson Airplane and one of the giants of the San Francisco music scene has died.
20) Former Army Chief General, KV Krishna Rao, who played a key role in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War, who has died due to cardiac arrest at the age of 92.
21) Veteran cinema-television actor, Krishna Pillai, passed away.
22) Benoit Violier – whose renowned three-star restaurant in a small Swiss town was in December ranked best in the world – who was found dead in his in an apparent suicide.
23) Frank Finlay, the British actor known for his Oscar-nominated work as Iago in Othello and 1975’s The Three Musketeers, has died, at the age of 89.
24) SS Tarapore, the former deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and a noted economist, has passed away in Mumbai, at the age of 80.
25)Intizar Husain, veteran Urdu short story writer, poet and journalist has passed away at the age of 93.
26) Balram Jakhar, veteran Congress leader and former Lok Sabha Speaker has passed away at the age of 92.
27) US astronaut Edgar Mitchell – the sixth man to walk on the moon and only one of 12 who ever achieved the feat – has died aged 85.
28) Singer-songwriter Dan Hicks, known for his rootsy blend of folk, jazz and country music, has died due to throat and liver cancer at the age of 74.
29) Eminent cartoonist Sudhir Tailang, who chronicled contemporary Indian politics with wit and humour, has died due to brain cancer.