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Here’s the list of famous personalities we lost in 2018

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The year 2018 saw passing away of prominent personalities breaking millions of hearts. From the ‘90s heart-throb, Sridevi to influential leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee, there were some legends that left us this year. All of them touched our lives in many ways.

Here’s a look at all the people we lost in 2018 

Know about these personalities  in brief

Sridevi (February 24)

Legendary actress Sridevi went to Dubai to attend the wedding of Mohit Marwah but little did fans and family knew that she will never return to India alive. The late actress died due to accidental drowning in the bathtub of her hotel room. Read more

M Karunanidhi (August 7)Karunanidhi’s death LIVE UPDATES: Madras HC to hear DMK’s petition tonight over burial row

The political powerhouse whose popularity never seemed to wane, Karunanidhi passed away on August 7. He was chief minister of the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu five times. A long-standing advocate and leader of the local Dravidian movement and 10-time president of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) political party, he lobbied for rights of state governments, state autonomy and federalism in India; he is the man who fought for and secured the right for chief ministers in India to hoist the national flag on Independence Day. Read More

Atal Bihari Vajpayee (August 16)

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the only non-Congress leader to have completed a full term as Prime Minister, breathed his last on August 16. Indian statesman-politician Vajpayee, who was part of the nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, was the moderate face of the party. Mr. Vajpayee made a name for himself as an orator and with his poetic flourishes. Read more

Madan Lal Khurana (October 27)

Former Delhi Chief Minister Madan Lal Khurana passed on October 17. A veteran of the BJP, Khurana was the chief minister of Delhi from 1993 to 1996 and was appointed the governor of Rajasthan in 2004. He had a key role in strengthening the organisation in Delhi and was popular as the ‘lion of Delhi’. Read More

Ananth Kumar (November 12)

Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister H.N. Ananth Kumar, who died on November 12, was widely regarded as an able political organiser who helped build the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka to expand the party’s reach in the country’s south. Read More

Ajit Wadekar (August 15)

Former Indian cricket captain Ajit Wadekar, who had represented the country in 37 Test match, passed away at the age of 77 passed away on August 15 this year. Ajit Wadekar was one of the few cricketers to represent the country as a Test player, captain, coach and chairman of selectors Rated as one of the world’s finest batsmen and a great human being, Wadekar will always be remembered for his contribution to Indian cricket. He led the Indian team to historic triumphs in the West Indies and England in 1971. Read more

Kapil Mohan (January 6)

Brigadier Kapil Mohan, the man who made the notorious brand of dark rum, Old Monk, passed away on January 6 at 88 years old. Mohan, an entrepreneur who served as chairman and managing director of Mohan Meakin, was awarded the Padma Shri — the fourth most elevated Indian non-military personnel grant in 2010 by the Government of India under the exchange and industry classification. Read more

Alyque Padamsee (November 17)

Veteran actor, theatre personality and advertising guru Alyque Padamsee who was the brain behind several iconic advertisement campaigns, died this year on November 17. Padamsee is best remembered for his role of Mohammed Ali Jinnah in Richard Attenborough’s multi-Oscar award winner classic, “Gandhi” (1982). Read more

Rita Bhaduri ( July 17)

Rita Bhaduri died on 17 July 2018 and left her heavenly abode after remaining hospitalised for past 10 days due to kidney ailment. She was most well known for films likeSawan Ko Aane Doa 1979 Rajshri Productions film andRaja(1995) for which she received a Filmfare Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She had a supporting role as Julie’s best friend in the hit filmJulie(1975), where the song “Yeh Ratien Nayi Purani” was picturized on her. Her landmark role was in Malayalam film Kanyakumari opposite Kamal Hasan. Read more