Obituary - Current Affairs for June, 2015
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▼ Two time Oscar winning director, James Horner, dies in plane crash [06-24-15]
James Horner won the Oscar for best original score for his work on James Cameron's "Titanic" and followed it with original song win for Celine Dion-sung "My Heart Will Go On" in the film. Horner was piloting a small aircraft when it crashed into a remote area near north of Santa Barbara in California.
▼ Shashi Bala, former women's hockey team captain dies [06-24-15]
She was killed in a car accident along with her son in Kahma village of Punjab.
▼ Arun Sharma, dean of college assisting in Vyapam scam found dead [06-21-15]
His body was found in his room at Uppal Hotel near the Indira Gandhi International airport. He was the dean of MS Medical College in Jabalpur, assisting the Special Task Force set up to probe the recruitment scam in the Madhya Pradesh Vyavsayik Pareeksha Mandal (Vyapam) by providing documents on fake medical entrance examinees in the state-run medical college.
▼ Matti Makkonen who developed SMS dies [06-21-15]
Matti Makkonen was a Finnish engineer in the field of mobile communications. He became famous as the father of SMS after developing the idea of sending messages via mobile networks.
▼ Charles Correa, architect of Navi Mumbai, passes away [06-19-15]
Charles Correa was one of India’s greatest architects and urban planners, known for adapting his designs to local climates and building styles. Some of Charles Correa’s iconic works include Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya Ahmedabad, the Handloom Pavilion in Delhi, Bharat Bhavan and Vidhan Bhavan in Madhya Pradesh, Jawahar Kala Kendra in Jaipur, the Permanent Mission of India at the U.N., New York and Kala Academy in Goa.
▼ Turkish President S. Demirel dies [06-20-15]
He served as the President of Turkey from 1993 to 2000, but before that he also held the post of Prime Minister of the country several times in the 1960s and 1970s.
▼ Former HP governor Sheila Kaul passes away [06-19-15]
From 1995 to 1996, she served as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh. She was married to renowned botanist Kailash Nath Kaul, who established the National Botanical Research Institute in Lucknow. She was sister-in-law of Jawaharlal Nehru, was oldest surviving former Parliamentarian.
▼ Nek Chand Saini, creator of Chandigarh rock garden, passes away [06-19-15]
He was known all over the world for his unique creation in Chandigarh, the Rock Garden. As a govt. employee he started creating the garden in his spare time in 1957. He used waste and useless articles like old switches, tyres, bicycle parts, bangles, mosaic, etc. from demolition sites around the city.