As we are nearing towards the end of the year 2011 , I tried to recollect the images of the most outstanding Indian as well as foreign personalities that the world has witnessed whose sincere efforts and dedication in various fields has brought them immense recognition and respect as they Bid Adieu to all of us.
Lets Scroll down to this list of amazing people who left us in 2011 whose sheer genius will be remembered for generations to come ….
(1) Steve Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011)
Steven Paul Jobs was an American businessman and inventor widely recognized as a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer revolution. He was co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Jobs was co-founder and previously served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006.
His design sense was greatly influenced by the Buddhism which he experienced in India while on a seven-month spiritual journey.As of October 9, 2011 Jobs is listed as either primary inventor or co-inventor in 342 United States patents.
(2) Dorjee Khandu (19 March, 1955 – 30 April, 2011)
Dorjee Khandu was an Indian politician belonging to the Indian National Congress. He was the sixth Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. He was re-elected in 2009 general elections for the second term as the chief minister. Khandu died in a helicopter crash near Sela Pass on 30 April 2011.
(3) Sai Baba (23 November, 1926 – 24, April 2011)
Śri Sathya Sai Baba, born as Sathyanarayana Raju (23 November 1926 – 24 April 2011) was an Indian guru, spiritual figure, mystic, philanthropist, and educator. He claimed to be the reincarnation of ‘Sai Baba’ of Shirdi, a spiritual saint and miracle worker who died in 1918 and whose teachings were an eclectic blend of Hindu and Muslim beliefs. Sathya Sai Baba supported a variety of free educational institutions, hospitals, and other charitable works in over 166 countries.The Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (now changed to Sri Sathya Sai University) in Prashanthi Nilayam is the only college in India to have received an “A++” rating by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
(4) Jagjit Singh (8 February, 1941 – 10 October, 2011)
Jagmohan Singh was a prominent Indian Ghazal singer, composer, music director, activist and entrepreneur. Known as “The Ghazal King”, he gained acclaim together with his wife, another renowned Indian Ghazal singer Chitra Singh. He had sung in Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Gujarati, Sindhi and Nepali languages. He was awarded India’s third highest civilian honour, the Padma Bhushan, in 2003 for his contribution to the fields of music and culture.
(5) Bhimsen Joshi (February 4, 1922 – January 24, 2011)
(6) Bhupen Hazarika (1926 – 2011)
Bhupen Hazarika was an Indian lyricist, musician, singer, poet and film-maker from Assam. His songs, written and sung mainly in the Assamese language by himself, are marked by humanity and universal brotherhood.He has recieved -Padma Shri the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India and has received numerous number of other recognitions.
(7) Gautam Rajadhyaksha (16 September 1950 – 13 September 2011)
Gautam Rajadhyaksha was one of India’s leading fashion photographers, and was based in Mumbai, India. He was one of India’s best known celebrity portraitists, having photographed almost all the icons of the Indian Film industry.
(8) M.F. Hussain (17 September 1915 – 9 June 2011)
Maqbool Fida Hussain commonly known as MF, was an eminent painter of Indian origin. He has been widely regarded as the “Picasso of India” and has influenced a whole generation of artists in the country. He was awarded Padma Shri(1955), Padma Bhushan(1973), Padma Vibhushan(1991).
(9) Indira Goswami (14 November 1942 – 29 November 2011)
She was the winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award (1983),the Jnanpith Award (2001) and Principal Prince Claus Laureate (2008). A celebrated writer of contemporary Indian literature, she was also well known for her attempts to structure social change, both through her writings and through her role as mediator between the armed militant group United Liberation Front of Asom and the Government of India.
(10) Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi (5 January, 1941 – 22 September, 2011)
Mansoor Ali Khan or Mansur Ali Khan sometimes M. A. K. Pataudi nicknamed Tiger Pataudi, was an Indian cricketer and former captain of the Indian cricket team. He was the ninth Nawab of Pataudi until 1971, when India abolished royal entitlements through the 26th Amendment to the Constitution of India.
(11) Shammi Kapoor (21 October 1930 – 14 August 2011)
Shamsher Raj Kapoor or Shammi Kapoor was an Indian film actor and director. He was a prominent lead actor in Hindi cinema from the late 1950s until the early 1970s. His list of awards include Filmfare Best Actor Award (1968), Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award (1982), Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award (1995), Dadasaheb Phalke Academy (2009).Also nicknamed “Elvis Presley of India”.
(12) Elizabeth Taylor (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011)
Dame Elizabeth Rosemond “Liz” Taylor, DBE was a British-American actress.From her early years as a child star with MGM, she became one of the great screen actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Age. As one of the world’s most famous film stars, Taylor was recognized for her acting ability and for her glamorous lifestyle, beauty and distinctive violet eyes.
(13) Dev Anand (26 September 1923 – 3 December 2011)
Dharam Dev Pishorimal Anand, better known as Dev Anand, was an Indian film actor, writer, director and producer known for his work in Hindi cinema. Part of the Anand family, he co-founded Navketan Films in 1949, with his elder brother Chetan Anand.The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2002 for his contribution to Indian cinema. His career spanned more than 65 years with acting in 114 Hindi films of which 110 have him play the main lead actor.
Hey friends, the contributions made by these beautiful people are Unmatched and surely these great souls has created a void in our lives in some way or the other ….