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World Obituaries 2017

World Obituaries 2017

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An Obituary is a news article that reports the recent death of a person, most commonly along with the details of the person’s life and information about the upcoming funeral. World Obituaries 2017 lists the obituaries of important and influential individuals who died in the year 2017. The list has names of esteemed personalities who have made significant contributions through out their tenure. It is a token of gratitude to realize their contributions and visionary to pave way for future establishments. Most of the recruitment exams in India have questions related to the obituaries of famous personalities.


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The list below has the names of prominent personalities who have died in 2017 across the globe.

Name of the Person Profession Country
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani Former President Iran
Alexander M Kadakin Russian Ambassador to India Russia
Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan Sitar maestro, Maharashtra India
Buddy Greco Jazz and pop singer and Pianist USA
C.G. Weeramantry Jurists Srilanka
Clare Hollingworth Veteran British war correspondent & Journalist UK
C.V. Vishveshwara Scientist and black hole physicist. India
Chandrakant Chhajed Politician, Maharashtra India
Deepak Roy Film director India
Devdutt Journalist India
Eugene Cernan Astronaut USA
Gangmumei Kabui Historian & Politician, Manipur India
Gita Sen Actress India
H S Mahadeva Prasad Politician, Karnataka India
John Berger Novelist and visionary writer France
John Hurt British actor & Harry Porter actor Britain
Jean Vuarnet Former French skier USA
K M Philip Former MRF director India
K V Pusa Potlician, Nagaland Inida
Mario Soares Former prime minister and president Portugal
Masaya Nakamura Father of Pac-Man Japan
Mary Tyler Moore Actress USA
Mangal Negi Political And Social Activist, Chhattisgarh India
Naqsh Lyallpuri Urdu poet and lyricist India
Oliver Smithies Eneticist and physical biochemist. USA
Om Puri Actor India
Roman Herzog Former president German
Saral Deb Politician, West Bengal India
Surjit Singh Barnala Former Chief Minister of Punjab & governor of Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and the Andaman and Nicobar islands. India
Tarun Prasad Politician, Chhattisgarh India
William Christopher Actor USA
William Peter Blatty Author and Director USA
Zygmunt Bauman Sociologists UK
Zhou Youguang Father of Pinyin China

Name of the Person Profession Country
Al Jarreau Legendary jazz singer USA
Alan Simpson Screenwriter UK
Asim Basu Theatre personality, actor, director, artist, painter and writer from Odisha India
Altamas Kabir Former Chief Justice of India (39th CJI) India
Bano Qudsia Urdu novelist and playwriter Pakistan
Banasree Sengupta Bengali singer , West Bengal India
Dick Bruna Author, artist, illustrator and graphic designer Netherland
E Ahamed Former Union minister and Indian Union Muslim League leader India
Gangadayal Awasthi Social worker and RSS activist, Maharashtra India
Jiro Taniguchi Writer Japan
Joginder Singh Former CBI Director India
Jambuwantrao Dhote Former Nagpur MP and firebrand leader India
Kaci Kullmann Chair-woman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee Norway
Kenneth J Arrow Nobel-winning economist, Mathematician USA
Nizamuddin Indian National Army veteran India
Piet Keizer Former professional football player Netherland
Pathani Patnaik Educationist and litterateur, Odisha India
Pandit Dharmsheel Chaturvedi Writer and journalist, Uttar Pradesh India
P. Shiv Shankar Former Union Minister , Telangana India
Racharla Samrajyam Freedom Fighter, Andhra Pradesh India
Sir Peter Mansfield Physicist and Nobel laureate UK
Suranjit Sengupta Das Awami League Leader Bangladesh
Shibaji Banerjee Former Mohun Bagan goalkeeper , West Bengal India
T V Parasuram Journalist India
Vitaly Churkin Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations Russia
Ved Prakash Hindi novelist, Uttar Pradesh India
V. K. Srinivasan Noted bureaucrat, columnist , Telangana India
Yudhisthir Joshi Marathi journalist , Maharashtra India

Name of the Person Profession Country
Amy Krouse Rosenthal Filmmaker and Children’s Author USA
Ahmed Kathrada South African anti-apartheid activist South Africa
Arvind Padmanabhan Journalist India
Ashwin Sundar Former Car Racer India
Asokamitran Tamil Writer India
Arun Sarma Playwrighter India
Chuck Berry Guitarist, singer and songwriter USA
Chinu Modi Gujarati poet, novelist, story-writer India
Dr. Thomas Starzl Father of modern transplantation USA
David Rockefeller Philanthropist USA
Derek Walcott Poet and playwrighter Saint Lucia
Dr N M Nampoothiri Historian and writer India
Diphan Malayalam film director India
Dev Raj Sikka Meteorologist India
George Olah Chemistry Nobel laureate USA
Gurdev Singh Badal Politician, Panjgrain constituency India
Haji Abdul Salam Politician (Wabagai assembly constituency), Manipur India
John Surtees F1 Legend UK
Kalikaprasad Bhattarcharya Bengali folk music singer India
M Chandrakasu Former Puducherry Minister India
Pyarimohan Mohapatra Politician, Odisha India
Raymond Kopa Former Football player France
Rene Preval Former President Haiti
Ronald Drever Physicist UK
Ronnie Moran Former Football player UK
Rabi Ray Politician, Puri parliamentary constituency, Odisha India
Syed Shahabuddin Former Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer India
Taarak Mehta Gujarati Writer India
T. R. Andhyarujina Eminent Jurist and Senior Advocate India
Umesh Sood Former football player India
Yumnam Yaima Singh Politician (Oinam Constituency), Manipur India

Name of the Person Profession Country
Allan Holdsworth Guitar Pioneer USA
Ajey Jhankar Author and filmmaker India
Akhilesh Das Gupta Ex-Union minister and Badminton Association of India, UP India
Ali Mohammad Naika Former speaker of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly India
Begum Yaman K. Khan Sufi legend India
Carme Chacon Former Defence Minister Spain
Don Rickles Comedian USA
Devineni Rajashekhar Former Andhra Pradesh minister India
Emma Morano Last known survivor of 19th Century dies Italy
Gilbert Baker LGBT Rainbow flag creator USA
Germaine Mason Olympic silver medallist Britain
Girish Chandra Saxena Former J&K Governor India
Ikutaro Kakehashi Roland founder and music pioneer Japan
James Rosenquist Pop art pioneer USA
Jonathan Demme Oscar-winning director USA
Kishori Amonkar Hindustani classical vocalis India
Mark Wainberg HIV/AIDS researcher Canada
Munshi Venu Malayalam actor India
Narayan Sanyal Top Maoist Leader India
Narsingh Baitha Former Bihar Minister India
Nora Chopra Journalist India
Robert W. Taylor Computer pioneer USA
Rasa Popov Legendary writer for children Serbia
Vinod Khanna Bollywood actor and politician India
Vinu Chakravarthy Actor-director of Tamil Films India

Name of the Person Profession Country
A.R. Penck Artist German
Arjun Tulshiram Pawar Former Maharashtra Minister, Kalwan India
Anil Madhav Dave Union environment minister, Madhya Pradesh India
Chris Cornel Musician, singer and songwriter USA
Constantine Mitsotakis Former Prime Minister Greece
Captain Chand Roop Dronacharya award and wrestler India
Dasari Narayana Rao Veteran Filmmaker India
Ely Ould Mohamed Vall Former junta Chief Mauritania
Kanwar Pal Singh Gill Former Punjab Director General of Police India
Karan Singh Himachal Pradesh Cabinet Minister India
Kiran Ashar Former cricketer India
Lura Biagiotti Fashion designer Italy
Leila Seth First woman chief justice of a Delhi high court Justice (retd) India
Mauno Koivisto First leftist president Finland
Min Bahadur Sherchan Mountaineer Nepal
Manuel Noriega Former Panamanian dictator Panama
Mathunny Mathews Indian Businessman Kuwait
Pratap Singh Baghel Former Madhya Pradesh minister – Dhar India
Parvathamma Rajkumar Film producer India
R. Ramasubrahmaneya Rajha Chairman of Ramco Group India
Reema Lagoo Actress India
Rammohan Rao Former Principal Information Officer (PIO) India
Stanley Weston ACTV Founder & GI Joe Inventor USA
Stanley Greene Photojournalist USA
Sir Roger Moore James Bond actor UK
Subrahmanyan Ramaswamy Former Puducherry Chief Minister India
Ueli Steck Climber Switzerland
Ustad Raees Khan Sitar player Pakistan
Wajahat Attre Music director Pakistan

Name of the Person Profession Country
Adam West TV’s Batman actor USA
Adnan Khashoggi Arms dealer Saudi Arabia
Ajmer Singh Aulakh Punjabi playwright India
Amrit Pal Bollywood actor India
Atmasthanandaji Maharaj President of Ramakrishna Mission India
Baldwin Lonsdale Former President Vanuatu
Basudev Chatterji Historian, former ICHR chairman India
Carla Fendi Fashion legend Italy
C Narayana Reddy Telugu poet and writer India
Desh Bandhu Gupta Founder and chairman of Lupin Limited India
Era Sezhiyan Tamil politician India
Helmut Kohl Father of German reunification German
John Avildsen Director USA
Juan Goytisolo Writer Spain
‘Kaviko’ Abdul Rahman Tamil poet India
K.R. Mohanan Filmmaker India
Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann Former President of the UN General Assembly USA
Michael Nyqvist Actor Sweden
Mehrunnisa Dalwai Prominent Muslim activist India
N Gurusamy Former CPI legislator India
O N Dhar Former bureaucrat India
Palvai Govardhan Reddy Politician, Telangana India
P N Bhagwati Former Chief Justice of India India
S S Khaplang National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang, NSCN (K) leader Myanmar
Sam Beazley Harry Potter’s actor UK
Shivraj Character actor, Hindi India
Scientist P K Kaw Plasma physicist India
Sabita Chowdhury Bengali and Hindi films Singer India
T.S.V. Hari Journalist India

Name of the Person Profession Country
A. Mohanakrishnan Water expert and former Cauvery Technical Cell Chairman India
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi IS supreme leader Iraq
Chester Bennington Singer USA
Dharam Singh Politician (Former Karnataka CM) India
Elsa Martinelli Actress Italy
Gour Ghosh Former Bengal and Jharkhand First-Class cricketer India
Inder Kumar Actor India
John Blackwell Drummer USA
Kubersingh Saklecha Freedom fighter & Social worker India
K.E. Mammen Freedom fighter India
Liu Xiaobo Writer (Nobel laureate) China
Maryam Mirzakhani Mathematician Iran
Minaketan Das Actor India
Madhukar Toradmal Actor-writer India
Mangesh Tendulkar Cartoonist India
Martin Landau Actor USA
Mervyn Rose Tennis Player (Former Grand Slam champion) Australia
Nelsan Ellis Actor USA
Naresh Chandra Former Indian Ambassador to U.S. India
Nar Bahadur Bhandari Politician (Former Sikkim CM) India
P Chandra Sekharan Forensic expert India
Ravinder Randev Journalist India
Ray Phiri Jazz musician South Africa
Red West Actor-song writer USA
Simone Veil Feminist politician France
Sumita Sanyal Actress India
Shivajirao Patil Politician India
Sudripta Roy IAS (Former Himachal Pradesh chief secretary) India
Uzhavoor Vijayan Politician India
UR Rao Space scientist ( Former ISRO Chief) India
Yash Pal Scientist India

Name of the Person Profession Country
Ajmer Sanwar Lal Jat Former Union minister and BJP MP India
Ahmed Khan Legendary footballer and Olympian India
Brian Aldiss Science fiction author UK
Dick Gregory Comedian, civil rights activist USA
Gyan Singh Sohanpal Former West Bengal minister India
Joe Bologna Actor-screenwriter Newyork
Jyoti Gupta Woman hockey player India
Jerry Lewis US comedian USA
Jay Thomas ‘Murphy Brown’ and ‘Cheers’ Actor US
MK Damodaran Former Advocate General of Kerala India
Pushpa Mittra Bhargava Veteran Molecular biologist India
Robert Hardy Harry Potter actor UK
Rishang Keishing Former Manipur CM India
Ramananda Sengupta India’s oldest cinematographer India
Santosh Mohan Dev Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Assam, India
Sam Shepard Actor and Pulitzer-Winning Playwright U.S
Sitaram Panchal Acclaimed Bollywood actor India
Sifiso Thabethe Bodybuilder South Africa
Shanmuga sundaram Actor India
S Paul Veteran photographer India
Ted Corbett Veteran sports journalist UK
Tom Pritchard New Zealand’s oldest cricketer NZ
Tony de Brum Politician Marshal Lands
Ustad Hussain Sayeeduddin Dagar Eminent Dhrupad singer Rajasthan,India
Vishvjit P Singh Rajya Sabha Ex-MP India
Vijay Nambisan Poet, Writer India
Yisrael Kristal World’s oldest man Israel

Name of the Person Profession Country
Arjan Singh Marshal of the IAF India
Arun Sadhu Marathi writer, journalist India
Charles Bradley Charles Bradley USA
Dr. K. S. Chugh Doctor (Father of Nephrology in India) India
Dwijen Bandyopadhyay Bengali actor India
Edith Windsor LGBT rights activist USA
Eman Ahmed Former world’s heaviest woman Egypt
Frank Vincent Actor USA
Hugh Hefner Playboy magazine founder USA
John Ashbery Poet USA
Jomde Kena Politician (Arunachal Pradesh Health Minister ) India
Jake LaMotta Boxing USA
Kiyanilie Peseyie Nagaland Politician India
Liliane Bettencourt world’s richest woman France
Mahant Chandnath Politician Rajasthan, India
Mohammed Taslimuddin Politician (RJD leader ) India
Makhan Lal Fotedar Politician India
PP Rao Constitutional law expert and Advocate India
Qamarul Islam Politician (Ex-Karnataka minister) India
R.N. Sudarshan Kannada Actor India
RM Bhagawati Journalist India
Sumiteru Taniguchi Nagasaki Survivor and Nuclear Arms Foe Japan
Shirish Atre-Pai Marathi poet India
Sultan Ahmed Politician India
Syed Mustafiz Ahmed Politician India
Stanislav Petrov Former Soviet military officer Russia
Suryamani Panda Freedom fighter India
Tom Alter Actor India
Violet Mosse Brown World’s Oldest Person Jamaica