One of the most prominent faces of Tamil cinema, director J Mahendran breathed his last at his residence in Chennai on April 2, 2019. He was 79. He was hospitalised after brief illness. His son and filmmaker John Mahendran shared the news on Twitter. He wrote, “Director Mahendran passed away this morning.”
Veteran Marathi actor Ramesh Bhatkar passed away after a battle with cancer on Feb 4, 2019. He was 70. The actor, who was suffering from cancer for more than one and a half years, breathed his last at a hospital in Mumbai on World Cancer Day.
Veteran actor-writer Kader Khan died due to prolonged illness at the age of 81 on December 31, his son Sarfaraz confirmed. Khan was admitted to a hospital in Canada and his son confirmed that his last rites will be conducted in the country.
Legendary playback Mohammed Aziz died in Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital on November 27, 2018. He was 64.
Aziz was a prominent name in the Hindi, Bengali and Oria film industries. Born in Ashoknagar of West Bengal, Aziz started his playback singing career with Bengali film Jyoti. (Image: Special Arrangement)
Former minister and Kannada actor Ambareesh passed away in a Bengaluru hospital on November 24. He died of cardiac arrest. (Image: Special Arrangement)
Indian Hockey player Sandeep Michael passed away at a Bengaluru hospital on November 23 after a brief illness. He was 33. He had a brain infection and was on ventilator since November 18. (Image: Reuters)
Popular ad filmmaker and theatre personality, Alyque Padamsee, died in Mumbai on November 17, 2018.
Lintas, the ad agency he founded, was a pioneer in the field and set the template for future Indian advertisers. He was also known for his theatre productions such as 'Evita', 'Jesus Christ Superstar' and 'Tuglaq'. (Image: Special Arrangement)
Stan Lee, who dreamed up Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk and a cavalcade of other Marvel Comics superheroes that became mythic figures in pop culture with soaring success at the movie box office, died on November 12, 2018. He was 95.
Lee was declared dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to Kirk Schenck, an attorney for Lee's daughter, J.C. Lee. (Image: AP)
Nitin Bali, one of the most successful exponents of the remix era in Bollywood, has died in a road accident. He was a popular during the ‘90s and many of his songs like Nele Neele Amber Pe and Na Jaane Kahan Kho Gaya were chartbusters. He was 47 and married to TV actor Roma Bali. (Image Courtesy: Twitter)
Popular Kerala musician and violinist Balabhaskar passed away on October 2, a week after being seriously injured in a car crash that claimed the life of his two-year-old daughter. The family met with an accident while returning after temple worship at Thrissur. Bala Bhaskar had suffered multiple injuries and had undergone a surgery. He suffered a massive cardiac arrest around 1 am and passed away, the hospital sources said. (Image: Balabhaskar/Twitter)
Raj Kapoor’s wife Krishna Raj Kapoor passed away on Oct 1, 2018. She was 87. Krishna Raj, who tied the knot with Raj Kapoor in May 1946, is survived by her children, Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Rajiv Kapoor, Ritu Nanda and Reema Kapoor. She passed away due to cardiac arrest. (Image: Yogen Shah)
Veteran Kerala actor, Captain Raju, died on Monday (Sept. 17) at his residence in Kerala, said family sources. He was 68.
While travelling from here to the US in June to attend his son's marriage, the actor suffered stroke and was shifted to a hospital in Muscat. After a week's treatment in Muscat, he was airlifted back to Kochi on July 2. (Image: Special Arrangement)
TDP founder NTR's son and actor-politician Nandamuri Harikrishna died in a road accident in Telangana's Nalgonda district early on August 29, doctors said. He was 61. Harikrishna, a former Rajya Sabha member and a former Andhra Pradesh minister, sustained critical head injuries when the car in which he was travelling along with two others overturned near Anneparthi.
Harikrishna, son of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founder and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N.T. Rama Rao, was on his way to Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh to attend a marriage. (Image: Instagram)
Marathi actor Vijay Chawan, who is known for his comic roles in Marathi films and theatre, passed away on Friday (August 24) morning. He was fighting a lung disease and was undertaking treatment at Fortis Hospital in Mulund, Mumbai. (Image: Special Arrangement)
Veteran actress Rita Bhaduri, who worked extensively in films and television shows, including the ongoing "Nimki Mukhiya", died on Tuesday, said a source from the hospital where she was admitted for over a week. Rita was at the Sujay Hospital in Vile Parle. She was fighting a weak kidney and was on dialysis. "She died at around 1.30 a.m. and her family members took her body from the hospital at around 4 a.m.," the source told IANS. (Image: Special Arrangement)
TV actor Kavi Kumar Azad, who portrayed the role of Dr Hansraj Haathi in 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma', passed away on Monday (July 09) afternoon after he slipped into a coma yesterday, reports claimed.
We are very sad to inform loss of our senior actor Kavi Kumar Azaad. He was playing the character of Dr Hathi in TMKOC. We lost him to a massive cardiac arrest today morning.
"He was an amazing actor and a very positive person. He truly Loved the show and always came for the shoot even if he was not feeling well. He called today morning that he is not well and will not be able to come for the shoot. And later we got the news that he passed away. We are all too numb to say anything," said TMKOC producer Asit Kumarr Modi. (Image: Special Arrangement)