Adieu: celebrity deaths in 2012

Updated On Jan 02, 2013 12:47 PM IST
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Indian classical musician Ravi Shankar passed away on December 11, 2012 after undergoing a heart surgery. He was arguably the best contemporary Indian musician. Pandit Ravi Shankar also imntroduced Indian music to the world. View Photos in a new improved layout
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Indian classical musician Ravi Shankar passed away on December 11, 2012 after undergoing a heart surgery. He was arguably the best contemporary Indian musician. Pandit Ravi Shankar also imntroduced Indian music to the world.

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Dara Singh played the role of Hanuman in legendary TV serial Ramayan. He died on July 12, just days after suffering from a severe cardiac arrest. View Photos in a new improved layout
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Dara Singh played the role of Hanuman in legendary TV serial Ramayan. He died on July 12, just days after suffering from a severe cardiac arrest.

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His most notable roles are Inder Sen in Shaukeen, Bipinlal Pandey in Namak Haraam, Rahim Chacha in Sholay and Ram Shastri in Aaina (1977). View Photos in a new improved layout
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His most notable roles are Inder Sen in Shaukeen, Bipinlal Pandey in Namak Haraam, Rahim Chacha in Sholay and Ram Shastri in Aaina (1977).

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Yash Chopra's first commercial as well as critical success was Waqt (1965), a multi-starrer family drama. He died on October 21 after fighting dengue for several days. View Photos in a new improved layout
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Yash Chopra's first commercial as well as critical success was Waqt (1965), a multi-starrer family drama. He died on October 21 after fighting dengue for several days.

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It was a sad year for India's creative industry in terms of the losses it had to bear. King of romance director Yash Chopra, first Indian superstar Rajesh Khanna, sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar and one of India's greatest satirist Jaspal Bhatti are some greats we lost in 2012. View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jan 02, 2013 12:47 PM IST

It was a sad year for India's creative industry in terms of the losses it had to bear. King of romance director Yash Chopra, first Indian superstar Rajesh Khanna, sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar and one of India's greatest satirist Jaspal Bhatti are some greats we lost in 2012.

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Actor-Director Dinesh Thakur passed away on September 20 after prolonged illness. View Photos in a new improved layout
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Actor-Director Dinesh Thakur passed away on September 20 after prolonged illness.

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Noted cinematographer Ashok Mehta died on August 15 fighting lung cancer. View Photos in a new improved layout
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Noted cinematographer Ashok Mehta died on August 15 fighting lung cancer.

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Jaspal Bhatti, the original king of satire and spoof is no more with us. View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jan 02, 2013 12:47 PM IST

Jaspal Bhatti, the original king of satire and spoof is no more with us.

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