Obituaries List in February 2020


If you are an adherent reader of newspapers or current affairs, you must have noticed that almost every month we lose some of our very renewed personalities belong to various fields and backgrounds. Questions from the list of Obituaries are highly expected in the upcoming banking exams like SEBI Grade A, SBI PO, RBI Assistant, NABARD Grade A 2020, etc. As General Knowledge plays a substantial role in every competitive exam so, this list will help you to gain more marks and increase your success chance. Revise these on a weekly basis so that you remember these thoroughly. In today’s article, I am going to share the complete list of Obituaries for the month of February 2020.

Tushar Kanjilal- Eminent social worker, environmentalist, educationist

  • Eminent social worker, environmentalist, educationist, and writer Tushar Kanjilal died at his home in the city. He was 85.
  • Kanjilal is known for his contribution to education in remote Rangabelia in the Sundarbans in the 1970s and his work for the uplift of the people in the area.

Rabindranath Singh- Revolutionary Odia poet

  • Odia poet Rabi Singh passed away at his residence at Khapuria. He was 89.
  • Singh, who was suffering from old-age related ailments, was admitted to hospital a few days back.Popularly known as ‘Biplabi Kabi’ (the revolutionary poet) for his patriotic writings, Singh had raised his voice through his creations against degenerating values in the society.

Dalip Kaur Tiwana – Noted Punjabi novelist

  • Noted Punjabi novelist Dalip Kaur Tiwana, 84, breathed her last. She is a Padma Shri recipient and Sahitya Akademi awardee.
  • In 2015, Tiwana had returned the Padma Shri bestowed on her to express solidarity with writers protesting against “suppression of freedom of expression and growing communalism

Pranab Kumar Gogoi – Former Assam Assembly Speaker

Former Speaker of Assam Legislative Assembly and sitting Congress MLA Pranab Kumar Gogoi passed away at a private hospital in Guwahati. He was 84.

Jaswant Singh Kanwal – Punjabi novelist

  • Eminent Punjabi writer, novelist and Sahitya Akademi Awardee, Jaswant Singh Kanwal, died at his house in Dhudike village in Moga district in Punjab after a brief illness. He was 101.
  • Known as the ‘writer of movements’, Kanwal penned nearly 80 books and novels.

Raju Bharatan – Veteran film historian and cricket journalist

Veteran film historian and cricket journalist Raju Bharatan passed away following a prolonged illness. He was 86.

Giriraj Kishore- Padma Shri awardee and Well-known Hindi novelist

  • Well-known Hindi novelist and Padma Shri awardee Giriraj Kishore passed away in Kanpur. He was 83 years old.
  • Giriraj Kishore was best known for his novel ”Pehla Girmitiya” that was based on Mahatma Gandhi”s stay in South Africa.

P Parameswaran- Renowned thinker, writer

  • Renowned thinker, writer and the founder director of Bharatiya Vichara kendram P Parameswaran passed away at Ottapalam in Kerala.
  • He was awarded Padma Vibhushan in 2018 and Padma Shri in 2004. His last rites have been performed in his home town Muhamma in Alapuzha.

Wendell Rodricks- Padma Shri awardee fashion designer

  • Noted fashion designer and Padma Shri awardee Wendell Rodricks passed away at his Goa residence. He died at his due to a cardiac arrest.
  • He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2014 and was a recipient of Chevalier de I’Ordre des Arts et Lettres (Knight of the order of arts and letters) in 2015.

Rajendra Pachauri- former IPCC head

  • The Indian environmentalist Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, under whose leadership a UN climate change panel shared the 2007 Nobel peace prize, has died after recent heart surgery. He was 79.
  • He chaired the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change panel from 2002 until he resigned in 2015 after an employee at his research firm accused him of sexual harassment.

List of Obituaries in February 2020

Personality Name Occupation/Known for
Narayana Reddy Former Nizamabad Lok Sabha MP
Jaswant Singh Punjabi Writer, Novelist and Sahitya Akademi Awardee
Mary Higgins Clark American author
Krishna Bose Former Lok Sabha MP
Ashok Chatterjee Former Indian footballer
V L Dutt Former FICCI president
Sudhakar Chaturvedi Centenarian freedom fighter and Vedic scholar
Katherine Johnson NASA Mathematician
Mohammed Hosni Mubarak Former President of Egypt
Tapas Pal Former TMC MP and Veteran Bengali Actor
Nikita Pearl Waligwa Disney’s ‘Queen of Katwe’ child actress
Larry Tesler The computer scientist who introduced the cut, copy and paste commands.
Harry Greg Former Manchester United goalkeeper
Mickey Wright Legendary women golfer
Lynn Cohen American actress
Sonam Sherpa Founding member & lead-guitarist of music band Parikrama
Rajendra Kumar Pachauri Nobel Prize awardee & Former TERI, IPCC chief
Wendell Rodricks Fashion Designer & Padma Shri Awardee
Nandu R Kulkarni Famous Journalist
Giriraj Kishore Padma Shri Awardee & Well-known Hindi Novelist
P Parameswaran Famous Philosophical Author & RSS veteran
Roger Kahn Renowned American Author
Raju Bharatan Famous cricket journalist & film historian
Kirk Douglas Famous Hollywood Actor
D. Manjunath Former Karnataka Minister
Pranab Kumar Gogoi Former Assam Speaker and sitting MLA
Rabindranath Singh Famous Odia poet
Daniel Moi Kenya’s longest-serving Ex-President

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