1. Russy Mody: Management guru Russy Mody who was known for his man management while he headed Tata Steel and was awarded Padma Bushan died
2. Capt. C. P. Krishnan Nair, Founder Chairman of The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, passed away
3. N Janardhan Reddy: Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister died.
4. Elena Baltacha: Ex‐tennis player dies of cancer
5. Khaled Chowdhury: Noted theatre personality died
6. Bob Hoskins: British actor dies
7. Tito Vilanova, Former Barcelona coach Vilanova dies.
8. Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Anja Niedringhaus shot dead in Afghanistan.
9. Khushwant Singh: Famous writer and journalist passed away
10. Former President of Guinea Kumba Yala died
11. Nanda: Veteran Bollywood actress passes away.
12. DK Jain : Luxor Group Chairman passes away
13. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose intoxicating novels and short stories exposed millions outside Latin America passes away.
14. Former Sierra Leone President, Ahmad Tejan Kabbah died
15. British socialist stalwart Tony Benn dies
16. Noted economist and academician G.K. Chadha passed away
17. P Ramdas : Malayalam director passes away
18. K. Suryanarayana Raja, former international basketball player passed away.
19. Joe McGinniss, author of Fatal Vision died
20. William Clay Ford passes away
21. Jagat Singh Mehta : Former Foreign Secretary died
22. J.S. Sarma: Former TRAI Chairman passes away
23. Hanumath Shastry, the eminent Telugu litterateur died
24. Bangaru Laxman : Former BJP president dies.
25. Legendary Guitarist: Paco de Lucia passed away
26. Prokash Karmakar: Eminent painter died
27. Balu Mahendra : Veteran filmmaker passed away.
28. Karl Slym: MD of Tata Motors died after falling from hotel building in Bangkok
29. Sudhir Mahato: the former Deputy Chief Minister of Jharkhand died
30. Akkineni Nageswara Rao: Padma Vibhushan and Dada Saheb Phalke awardee passed away. ANR is fondly called the Tragedy King of Telugu cinema.
31. Suchitra Sen: Legendary Bengali actor passed away
32. Namdeo Dhasal Renowned Marathi poet and activist passed away
33. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddi: The spiritual leader of the Dawoodi Bohra community passed away
34. Silverine Swer, Meghalaya's first Padma Shri Awardee died
35. Adhip Chaudhuri, an international economist who taught at Georgetown University, died in Vienna,
36. Ariel Sharon: Former Israeli Prime Minister Dies
37. IIa Pathak social activist died
38. Vishwanath Bondre: Former Mumbai Ranji Trophy cricketer died
39. Farooq Sheikh: veteran Hindi actor died
40. Mikhail Kalashnikov: the designer of fabled AK‐47 automatic rifle, died in Russia. AK‐47's name stands for "Kalashnikov's Automatic" and the year it was designed, 1947.
41. Ishrat Ali Siddiqui: Freedom fighter, veteran Journalist and Padm Shree awardee died
42. Anjali Devi: Veteran South Indian film actress died
43. Michiaki Takahashi: developed Chickenpox vaccine died in Japan.
44. Pran Chopra : Veteran journalist died
45. G.S. Shivarudrappa: Distinguished Kannada poet, writer and researcher G.S. Shivarudrappa (87) passed away. The writer, was awarded with the title of Rashtrakavi by the Government of Karnataka in 2006.
46. Sis Ram Ola dead Union Labour and Employment Minister Sis Ram Ola died at a Gurgaon hospital after a prolonged illness.
47. Joan Fontaine: Oscar‐winning actor has died at the age of 96
48. Babul Phukan: Former footballer died in Guwahati
49. Nelson Mandela, the anti‐apartheid revolutionary of South Africa died
50. Sandeep Acharya: Indian Idol winner passes away.
51. Ronnie Biggs: known for his role in the 1963 Great Train Robbery, died.
52. Narayan Sahu: Former Odisha MLA and freedom fighter passes away
53. Philip Seymour: Oscar‐winning actor Hoffman died.