Sundaram Ramakrishnan, director-general and a life-long force behind the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, at 81. A participant in Mahatma Gandhi’s 1940 satyagraha, he became Sardar Patel’s secretary after 1947. He was also influenced by the Kanchi peeth paramacharya.
Dolly the sheep, the first mammal to be cloned, by euthanasia. Her six years were attended by health problems, raising doubts about the efficacy of cloning.