- World’s oldest person, Chiyo Miyako, dies in Japan at age 117
- Veteran sports journalist Swapan Sarkar passed away
- Veteran Bengali actress Basabi Nandi passed away
- Jonathan Gold
He became the first restaurant critic to win a Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 2007.
He was the subject of a documentary named “City of Gold” released in 2015
- Ramchandra Singhdeo, former and first Finance Minister of Chhattisgarh, passed away in Raipur
- Veteran actor Rita Bhaduri died
- Kannada poet and film song lyricist M.N. Vyasa Rao passed away in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
- Senior Journalist Kalpesh Yagnik Yagnik, group editor of popular Hindi daily ‘Dainik Bhaskar’,
- Dada J P Vaswani – Sadhu Vaswani Mission
- Actor and Telugu Desam Party leader Nandamuri Harikrishna, the fourth son of N T Rama Rao and brother-in-law of Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu, died in a road accident
- Neil Simon, a playwright and Broadway’s master of comedy, died following complications from pneumonia in Manhattan, United States
- Samajwadi Party leader Nand Lal Passi
- John S. McCain passed away
- Gopal Bose, the former India batsman and Bengal captain
- Veteran Marathi actor Vijay Chavan, known for his comic roles, passed away
- Former Odisha Minister Jadunath Das Mohapatra passed away
- Veteran Journalist Kuldip Nayar
- Gurudas Kamat, former union minister and senior Congress leader
- Former member of Lok Sabha Chennupati Vidya
- Asian gold medalist Hakkam Singh gold in 20 km race walk event during the
1978 Asiad at Bangkok
- Kofi Annan (80), the first black African to become UN secretary-general passed away
- Former Indian cricket captain Ajit Wadekar
- Singer Aretha Franklin – “the Queen of Soul”
- Noted Malayalam poet and Sahitya Akademi awardee Chemmanam Chacko
- Chhattisgarh Governor Balram Das Tandon
- Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee Passed Away
- Nobel Prize-winning author V S Naipaul
- Anant Bajaj, business magnate and the only son of Bajaj Electricals Chairman Shekhar Bajaj passed away
- 400m hurdles world champion Nicholas Bett of Kenya died in a car accident.
- Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle died after fighting cancer in Australia
- Kannada writer, poet, critic and translator Sumatheendra R. Nadig.
He was an advocated of the Navya literature movement (modernist tradition) in Kannada language.
- Former The Hindu BusinessLine journalist, Mony K. Mathew, passes away
- Former Tamil Nadu chief minister and DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi passed away
- Library scientist Prof Krishna Shripadrao Deshpande
- Filmmaker and former director of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), John Sankaramangalam
- his story ‘Abhimanyu’ was made into a Hindi movie ‘Ek doctor ki maut writer Ramapada Chowdhury passes away
- Noted Marathi writer Kavita Mahajan
- Noted statehood agitator of Uttarakhand Shamsher Singh Bisht
- Renowned commentator Jasdev Singh passed away
He was the voice of Indian sports on Doordarshan and was conferred with the Padma Shri in 1985 and the Padma Bhushan in 2008
- Filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi passes away at 64
- Former BCCI President Biswanath Dutt Passes Away
- Celebrated wrestling coach Yashvir Singh, who mentored the likes of Olympic medallists Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt, passed away
- Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang
- Revolutionary leader, writer and feminist Kondapalli Koteswaramma passed away.
She had joined the Congress party when she was 10 years old
She had written her autobiography named ‘Nirjana Varadhi’
- Ganpatrao Andalka (83), the former Asian Games champion wrestler, has passed away in Pune
- Anna Rajam Malhotra, first Indian woman IAS officer, passed away
- Noted freedom fighter and former Odisha Minister Dolagobinda Pradhan passed away in Bhubaneswar.
Freedom fighter Goura Chandra Mohapatra passes away
- Former Union petroleum minister Satya Prakash Malviya passes away
- Veteran film writer Brij Katyal (86), who penned the story of Shashi Kapoor-Nanda hit “Jab Jab Phool Khile”, has passed away
- Agri-economist & Padma Bhushan laureate Vijay Shankar Vyas passes away
- Hollywood star Burt Reynolds, who starred in films including ‘Deliverance’ and ‘Boogie Nights, passed away
- Gujarati Author and Journalist Bhagwati Kumar Sharma Passes Away.
- Jain Muni Tarun Sagar passed away
- Former Gujarat Minister Manoharsinh Jadeja passed away
- Renowned harmonium player Pandit Tulsidas Borkar passed away
- Krishna Kapoor, the widow of the legendary Bollywood actor-film-maker Raj Kapoor
- Former Uttar Pradesh minister and parliamentarian Malti Sharma passed away
- Telugu Desam Party leader, educationist and member of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council M V V S Murthy died in a road accident in the USA.