Famous Personality Deaths (Obituaries) in JULY and AUG 2018 Current Affairs

Current Affairs – (Obituaries ) JULY and AUG

News # 1

           Ex Navy chief Admiral JG Nadkarni Passed away

  • He was the Navy chief from December 1987 to November 1990.
  • He was the 14th Chief of Naval Staff
  • Current chief Minister – Admiral Sunil Lanba

News # 2

         Tony Award Winner Liliane Montevecchi dies at 85

  • Liliane Montevecchi, the French-born actress, singer and dancer who won a Tony Award for her showstopping role as the producer in “Nine.

 News # 3

      Spiritual Leader Dada JP Vaswani passes away

  • Spiritual leader Dada J P Vaswani, head of the Sadhu Vaswani  mission
  • Born on August 2, 1918 in Pakistan's Hyderabad city
  • non-profit organisation involved in social work and charity

 News # 4

       Kannada Poet M.N. Vyasa Rao passes away

  • He worked as a bank employee for 34 years before taking voluntary retirement from UCO Bank. Mr. Rao entered the Kannada film industry as a lyricist in 1975 in the hit film Shubhamangala

News # 5

          Actor Rita Bhaduri passes away

  • Veteran actress Rita Bhaduri (62), who worked extensively in films and television shows, has passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra on July 17, 2018

 News # 6

       Poet Gopal Das Neeraj Passes away

  • Neeraj, who was awarded Padma Shri (1991) and Padma Bhushan (2007), was born in Purvali village of Uttar Pradesh’s Etawa district.

News # 7

     Former Chhattisgarh Finance minister Ramchandra Singhdeo passed away

  • Chhattisgarh governor -Anandiben Patel
  • CM – Raman Singh

News # 8

  • Veteran Sports Journalist Swapan Sarkar passed away

 News # 9

         World’s oldest person , Chiyo Miyako passed away at 117 in Japan

  • Guinness World Records has confirmed that she was the world’s oldest person

 News # 10

            Former Tamil nadu CM M. Karunanidhi passed away

  • Karunanidhi has been the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu five times. His tenure was between 1969-71, 1971-76, 1989-91, 1996-2001 and 2006-2011

  News # 11

          Australian Professional Golfer jarrod lyle Passed away

  • Australian pro golfer Jarrod Lylehas died at age 36 after a long battle with cancer

News # 12

             Nobel prize winning British author V S Naipur passed away

  • He was awarded the Booker Prize in the year 1971 and Nobel Prize in Literature in the year 2001.

 News # 13

          Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee Passed away

  • He was the Speaker of the Lok Sabha from 2004 to 2009
  • Current lok sabha speaker – Sumitra Mahajan

News # 14

        Chhattisgarh govenor Balramji Das Tandon Passed away

  • Current governor – Anandiben Patel

News # 15

       Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passed away

  • He was born on December 25, 1924, in Gwalior.
  • He was 93. He was Prime Minister thrice in 1996 (13 days), 1998-1999 and 1999-2004 .
  • He was also a poet and his poetry collections were compiled in his book Meri Ekyaavan Kavitayein (My 51 Poems).

News # 16

      US singer Aretha Frankin Passes Away at 76

  • She received the Grammy Award 18 times

News # 17

       Former United Nations Secretary – General Kofi Annan passed away

  • He had served as seventh Secretary-General of UN .
  • He was also founder and chairman of Kofi Annan Foundation and chairman of ‘The Elders’, an international organisation founded by Nelson Mandela.
  • He was co-recipient of 2001 Nobel peace prize along with the United Nations
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