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