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Current Affairs [Obituary Events 2008]

Current Affairs [Obituary Events 2008]

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bench3, Current Affairs, 2008 All Events, Obituary Events 2008, All Obituary Happenings In 2008, www.bench3.com
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Obituary Events 2008
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Events in January 2008
 Jan. 2Sadhan C. Dutt (86), pioneer of consulting engineering services in India, in Kolkata.Jan. 6P. K. Sethi (80) inventor of the world-famous Jaipur foot in Jaipur following cardiacarrest.Jan. 7S. K. Agrawal (55), Director-Projects, Nuclear Power Corporation of India, the manbehind the construction of all nuclear reactors in the country, of multi-organ failure inMumbai.Jan. 15Roger Anger (84), chief architect of the international township of Auroville,Puducherry and designer of matrimandir, in France.K. M. Adimoolam (69) renowned artist, noted for indigenisation of the AbstractExpressionist heritage at his residence in Chennai.Jan. 17Robert James Fischer (65) American chess champion in a hospital in Iceland capitalReykjavik.Jan. 27George Habash (81), founder of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palastine, of amassive heart attack in Jordan.Jan. 28S. Thiruvenkatachari (97), eminent educationist in Chennai.Jan. 29Gopi (71), renowned Malayalam actor, in Thiruvananthapuram.
Events in February 2008
 Feb. 1Russi K. Karanjia (95), veteran journalist and former editor of Blitz at his residence inMumbai.Feb. 5Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (91) the guru to the Beatles who introduced TranscendentalMeditation to the West at his home in the Netherlands.
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Feb. 7J. Hemachandran (76) CPI(M) leader and four-time MLA from Thiruvattar, TamilNadu, at a hospital in Thiruvananthapuram.Feb. 8K. Rajaram (82), former Speaker of the Tamil Nadu Assembly, in Chennai.P. B. Ranganekar (95) veteran CPI(M) leader and freedom fighter, in Mumbai.Feb. 9Baba Amte (93), great social worker and reformer, at his ‘commune’ for leprosypatients, ‘Anandvan’ at Warora village in Chandrapur district, Maharashtra of cancer.Feb. 11Tom Lantos (80), U. S. Congressman instrumental in getting the Hyde Act passed in2006, battling cancer in Bethesda, Maryland. He is the only Nazi holocaust survivorto serve in the U.S. Congress.Feb. 13Rajendra Nath (76) popular Hindi film comedian of yesteryear at his residence inKhar, Mumbai, after prolonged illness.Feb. 19Basavarajeshwari (86), former Union Minister who won the Bellary Lok Sabha seatthree times in a row after a prolonged illness in Bellary.Feb. 20D.G.S. Dhinakaran (72), evangelist and founder-chancellor of Karunya University ata Chennai hospital after a brief illness.Feb. 25Justice Hans Raj Khanna (95) former judge of the Supreme Court known for hisdissenting judgment in the 1976 habeas corpus case in New Delhi.Feb. 27S. Rangarajan (73) better known as Sujatha, one of the most prolific writers of contemporary Tamil literature at a private hospital in Chennai after a brief illness.Sulochana Pattabhiraman (76), Carnatic musician and eminent musicologist inChennai after a brief illness.
Events in March 2008
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Mar. 3Mahema Devadoss (67), writer-artist, at her residence in Santhome, Chennai.Mar. 6Leon Greenman (97) the only Englishman sent to the Auschwitz-Birkenauconcentration camp in 1943 in London.Mar. 19Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (90), the British-born science fiction writer best known for2001: A Space Odyssey, who had made Sri Lanka his home for the past 50 years, at ahospital in Colombo after a brief illness.V. Raghuvaran (49) Tamil actor in Chennai after a brief illness.Mar. 20Sobhan Babu (71), veteran Telugu actor at a private hospital in Chennai followingcardiac arrest.Mar. 21Raymond Leblanc (92), the Belgian publisher behind the global rise of Tintin’scomic-book adventures penned by Georges Remi who wrote under the pseudonymHerge, in Belgium.Mar. 23Justice K. G. Shah (73) one of the members of the Nanavati-Shah Commissionprobing the Godhra train carnage in Gujarat, in his Ahmedabad residence.Mar. 25K. T. Mohammed (79) renowned Malayalam playwright in Kozhikode afterprolonged illness.
Events in April 2008
 Apr. 5Charlton Heston (84), Oscar-winning U.S. actor known for memorable roles in The10 Commandments, Ben Hur at his Beverly Hills home.Apr. 10Gopal Raju (80), founder of the first ethnic newspaper India Abroad in the U.S., aftera brief illness.Apr. 19Germaine Tillion (100), French resistance fighter and celebrated anthropologist, at her

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