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January 2023

In Memory of the Departed
Artists, scholars and other important Indians who passed away in 2022

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 (with their dates of passing away):

Kamal Khan, Journalist with NDTV, 14 January, 2022

Pandit Birju Maharaj, Kathak dancer, composer, and singer, 16 January 2022

Lata Mangeshkar, Playback vocalist and songwriter, 6 February 2022

Rahul Bajaj, Chairman Bajaj Group, 12 February, 2022

Bappi Lahiri, Singer, composer and record producer, 15 February 2022

Sandhya Mukherjee, Bengali playback vocalist and guitarist, 15 February 2022

T Rama Rao, Filmmaker, 20 April 2022

Salim Ghouse, Film and TV actor, 28 April 2022

Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, Santoor maestro, 10 May 2022

Sidhu Moosewala, Rapper from Punjab, 29 May 2022

KK or Krishnakumar Kunnath, Indian playback singer, 31 May 2022

Tarun Majumdar, Film Director, 4 July 2022

Bhupinder Singh, Bollywood Playback Singer, 18 July 2022

Mithilesh Chaturvedi, Bollywood Actor, 4 August 2022 

Sawan Kumar Tak, Bollywood film director, 25 August 2022

Abhijit Sen, Economist, Padma Bhushan awardee, 29 August 2022

Cyrus Mistry, Businessman, Chairman of Tata group, 4 September 2022

Braj Basi Lal (B. B. Lal), Writer and archaeologist, 10 September 2022

Raju Srivastav, Comedian, actor, 21 September 2022

Arun Bali, Actor, 7 October 2022

Mulayam Singh Yadav, Politician, 10 October 2022

Esmayeel Shroff, Bollywood film director, 27 October 2022

Ela Bhatt, Social Worker, 2 November 2022

Siddhaant Vir Surryavanshi, TV actor, 11 November 2022 

Tabassum Govil, Bollywood and TV Actress, 18 November 2022

Vikram Gokhale, Stage and film actor, 26 November 2022

Jharana Das, Oriya actress and journalist, 2 December 2022

Ahmad Ali Barqi Azmi, Urdu poet, 5 December 2022

Yoginder K Alagh, Economist and ex-Minister, 6 December 2022

Manohar Devadoss, Tamil writer and artist, Padma Shri awardee, 7 December 2022

Sulochana Chavan, Singer, 10 December 2022 

Tunisha Sharma, Hindi TV serial actress, 24 December 2022

K.P.Sasi, Filmmaker, 25 December, 2022

Jaishankar Menon, Indian-American computer scientist, December 28, 2022

Sribhashyam Vijayasarathi, Author and Sanskrit scholar, 28 December 2022

Besides the above, some international figures also passed away this year, such as England's Queen Elizabeth II, Russia's Mikhail Gorbachev, Japan's Shinzo Abe, French-Swiss filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard, and Brazilian footballer Pelé, among others.

You may also see a list of important persons who left us in the year 2020 and 2021.

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