Country’s famous singer Lata Mangeshkar said goodbye to the world on 8 January.
Famous Kathak dancer Pandit Birju Maharaj passed away on January 17 in Delhi.
Year Ender 2022: The new year is about to start in the country. In such a situation, some people are busy in making the coming year better, while many people are remembering the beautiful moments of the past year. Of course, 2022 has been special for everyone in many ways, but this year some famous personalities of the country have also said goodbye to the world forever.
The passing year 2022 has proved to be the last journey of many people’s lives. In this episode, the names of some selected personalities who brought laurels to the country are also included, who are no longer among us. In such a situation, before saying goodbye to 2022, let us know about those celebrities and some of their specialties.
Shanti Devi, Social Worker
Padma Shri awardee Shanti Devi passed away on January 16 in Odisha’s Rayagada district. Shanti Devi died due to chest pain. 88-year-old Shanti Devi played an important role in the upliftment of tribal girls and women. At the same time, Shanti Devi had also tried to empower tribal girls through education, due to which former President Ramnath Kovind had honored her with Padma Shri, the country’s third highest award. Apart from this, Shanti Devi was also given the Jamunalal Bajaj Award and the Radhanath Rath Award.
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Pandit Birju Maharaj, Kathak dancer
Famous Kathak dancer Pandit Birju Maharaj, who earned a name in the world of Kathak, died of a heart attack at the age of 83. Pandit Birju Maharaj, who belonged to the Lucknow Gharana, breathed his last on the morning of January 17 at his Delhi residence. Due to the invaluable contribution of Birju Maharaj in Kathak, he was also awarded the Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India. At the same time, Pandit Birju Maharaj also worked as a dance choreographer in many Bollywood films like Devdas, Dedh Ishqiya, Umrao Jaan and Bajirao Mastani. In the year 2012, Pandit Birju Maharaj was awarded the National Film Award for his dance choreography.
Ila Bhatt, social worker
Ela Bhatt died at the age of 89 on 2 November in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. As a social worker, Ila Bhatt played an important role in empowering women. Ela Bhatt founded the ‘Self Employed Women’s Association’ in 1972 for poor self-employed women, which became India’s largest single association in 1995 with over 2 lakh members. For the achievements of Ila Bhatt as a social worker, he was also awarded the title of Padma Vibhushan and the Roman Mages Award.
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Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Investor
Veteran stock market investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala died on August 14 at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai due to a heart attack. The name of 62-year-old Rakesh Jhunjhunwala is counted among the famous investors of the country. At the same time, Jhunjhunwala is also known as Warren Buffet of India due to having a lot of knowledge about the stock market. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala was also the owner of a stock trading firm and Akasa Air. Jhunjhunwala’s Akasa Air Line took its maiden flight in early August this year.
Lata Mangeshkar, singer
Famous singer of Indian cinema Lata Mangeshkar also died on January 8 at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai. Due to the death of 92-year-old Lata Mangeshkar, there was a wave of mourning in the whole country. At the same time, Lata, who spread the magic of her music in Hindi films for more than six decades, was also awarded the country’s biggest honor Bharat Ratna. Lata Mangeshkar was recognized as a singer in the film ‘Aapki Seva Mein’ in 1947, after which Lata gave her voice in more than 30 thousand songs in 20 languages.
Tags: bye bye 2022, Lata Mangeshkar, Lifestyle, Year Ender
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 21, 2022, 17:51 IST