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January 2022

In Memory of the Departed
Artists, scholars and other important Indians who passed away in 2021

We dedicate this issue to the year 2021 which has been a difficult time all over the world. Many personalities who played important role in arts, culture and society of India left us this year. We pay our homage to these and many other lesser known or unknown people who are no more with us::

5 Jan 2021: A. Madhavan, 86, Indian writer

22 Jan: Narendra Chanchal, Indian bhajan singer

4 Feb: D.N. Jha, historian

9 Feb: Rajiv Kapoor, cinema actor

4 April: Shashikala Saigal, cinema actress

23 April: Sharavan Rathod, music composer (of Nadeem-Shravan due)

24 April: Syed Raza Haidar, Urdu scholar

30 April: Soli Sorabee, jazz patron

30 April: Rohit Sardana, Indian TV journalist

1 May: Pandit Debu Chaudhri, Sitar maestro

6 May: Prateek Chaudhri, sitar player and music professor

6 May: Shamim Hanafi, Urdu scholar

7 May: Vanraj Bhatia, music composer

20 May: Nizamuddin Asir Adrawi, Historian and biographer.

21 May: Sunderlal Bahuguna, Indian environmental activist

18 June: Milkha Singh, Indian athlete

5 July: Stan Swamy, Catholic priest and tribal rights activist

7 July: Dilip Kumar, cinema actor

8 July: Abul Kalam Qasmi, Urdu scholar, Aligarh Muslim University

16 July: Surekha Sikri, theatre and film actress

16 July: Danish Siddiqui, Pulitzer Prize winner Photojournalist

8 Aug: Anupam Shyam, actor

21 Aug: Kalyan Singh, former 2-time CM of Uttar Pradesh

30 Aug: Saleem Kidwai, historian, author

1 Sept: Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Kashmiri leader

2 Sept: Siddharth Shukla, TV Actor

2 Sept: Chandan Mitra, journalist

31 Oct: Rajat Datta, historian

6 Nov: Pappu Sain, Dhol maestro from Lahore

14 Nov: Mannu Bhandari, Hindi author

14 Nov: Babasaheb Purandare, historian

Dec 4: Vinod Dua, TV reporter

Dec 8: Bipin Rawat, Chief of Defence Services, India

Dec 26, 2021: Desmond Tutu, a veteran of South Africa’s struggle against aparthied.

You may also see a list of similar people who left us in the year 2020

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