Indian national flag flies half-mast at Rashtrapati Bhavan after the demise of DMK chief M. Karunanidhi, in New Delhi.

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Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu stands to observe silence during an obituary reference of DMK chief M Karunanidhi during the Monsoon session of Rajya Sabha, in New Delhi.

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Sridevi's body draped in tricolour is carried in a truck during her funeral in Mumbai.

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This Jan. 4, 2005 file photo shows Italian President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi enjoying a cup of coffee during his visit to Positano, Italy. Ciampi died in a Rome clinic at the age of 95.


In this file photo, Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov greets people during the festivities marking the Navruz holiday in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

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File photo of Spiritual head of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, Pramukh Swami, passed away this evening at Sarangpur in Botad district of Gujrat .

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Peoples paying last respect at the coffin of Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pulon in Itanagar .

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Mourners pray over the coffin of Turkish geologist Cuma Dag, 39, during his funeral in Ankara, Turkey. Cuma was killed by helicopter gunfire last Friday while protesting against the attempted coup against Turkey's government.

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Mourners at a funeral carry the coffin of a person killed while protesting against the attempted coup against Turkey's government, in Istanbul.

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In this file photo, Pakistan humanitarian leader Abdul Sattar Edhi, left, has a meal with children living in one of his charity houses in Karachi.


In this Thursday Nov 26, 2009 file photo, Trinidad and Tobago former Prime Minister Patrick Manning attends a news conference ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, CHOGM, in Port-of-Spain Trinidad. Manning's family said on his official Facebook page that the three-time prime minister died on July 2 after battling acute myeloid leukemia.

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Legendary artist K G Subramanyan dies in Vadodara. He was 92.

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In this Nov. 10, 2014, file photo, Australian film director Paul Cox speaks during the inauguration of the Kolkata International Film Festival. The Australian Directors Guild said Cox has died. He was 76.

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A File Photo of Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) President Anjan Dutta, who passed away at AIIMS hospital in New Delhi.

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File Photo of Veteran theater personality Achyut Lahkar (85) died following a protracted illness, in his hometown Pathsala, about 100km from Guwahati on Sunday.

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In this file photo, bodybuilder Manohar Aich flexes his muscles as he poses for a photograph at a gymnasium in Kolkata. Aich, a celebrated Indian bodybuilder and former Mr. Universe, has died in Kolkata at the age of 104.

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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 1975, file photo, Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos, left, applauds as challenger Joe Frazier, right, makes some remarks about world champion Muhammad Ali, second from left, during their call on Marcos at the Malacanang Palace in Manila, Philippines. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died. He was 74.

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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 1974, file photo, heavyweight title challenger Muhammad Ali, surrounded by Zaire soldiers, waves to crowd upon his arrival in Kinshasha, Zaire. Ali is in Zaire for a fight against George Foreman. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died. He was 74.

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File: Spray flies from the head of challenger Joe Frazier as heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali connects with a right in the ninth round of their title fight in Manila, Philippines, in this Oct. 1, 1975 file photo. Ali won the fight on a decision to retain the title.

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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 1974, file photo, challenger Muhammad Ali watches as defending world champion George Foreman goes down to the canvas in the eighth round of their WBA/WBC championship match in Kinshasa, Zaire. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died. He was 74.

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Veteran comedy actor Razak Khan, who worked in films like Hera Pheri, Raja Hindustani and Baadshah among others, died on Wednesday June 1, 2016 following a cardiac arrest. Khan, 65, was rushed to Holy Family hospital in suburban Bandra at around 12.30 AM where on arrival doctors declared him dead.

File photo of BJP MP from Shahdol, Madhya Pradesh, Dalpat Singh Paraste who passed away at a private hospital in Gurgaon.

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In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era was found dead at his home.

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FILE - Joanie Laurer, former pro wrestler known as Chyna, flexes her bicep as she arrives at the 31st annual American Music Awards, in Los Angeles. Chyna, the WWE star who became one of the best known and most popular female professional wrestlers in history in the late 1990s, has died at age 45.


Members of Patidar Community take part in funeral procession of Bhavin Khunt in Surat. Khunt committed suicide by a consuming poison during "Jail Bharo Andolan" for the release to PAAS Convener Hardik Patel.

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File photo of Senior BJP leader L.K. Advani's wife Kamla Advani, 83, who died at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) due to heart failure, in New Delhi.

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Senior BJP leader LK Advani, Union Ministers Sushama Swaraj, Kalraj Mishra, Ravishanker Prasad, Shatrughan Sinha and others mourn after Advani's wife Kamla Advani, 83, death, at her residence in New Delhi.

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Patti Davis, center, and Ronald Prescott Reagan, left, pause at the casket during graveside service for Nancy Reagan at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

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File photo of Former Lok Sabha Speaker PA Sangma who passed away.

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File photo of Former Lok Sabha Speaker P A Sangma with Former Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee. Sangma passed away.

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File photo of Forward Bloc Secretary Ashok Ghosh with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Ghosh passed away at a private hospital in Kolkata.

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Jawans carry the body of Captain Pawan Kumar who lost his life in a gun battle with militants, at the 15 Corps headquarters at Badami Bagh.

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File photo of eminent cartoonist Sudhir Tailang who passed away.

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In this file photo, former astronaut Edgar Mitchell arrives for the premiere of the "In the Shadow of the Moon," at the Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Natural History in New York. Apollo 14 astronaut Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13's "successful failure" and later devoted his life to exploring the mind, physics and unexplained phenomena such as psychics and aliens, died at a West Palm Beach, Florida, hospice after a short illness. He was 85.

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File photo: Veteran Congress leader and former Lok Sabha Speaker Balram Jakhar died, in New Delhi. He was 92. Condoling his death, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was a popular leader who enriched Parliamentary democracy.

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File photo of noted danseuse and Padma Bhushan awardee Mrinalini Sarabhai performing with her daughter Mallika Sarabhai in New Delhi in 2004. Mrinalini Sarabhai passed away in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

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Renowned classical dancer and Padma Bhushan recipient Mrinalini Sarabhai, who was wife of father of India's space programme Dr Vikram Sarabhai, passed away due to old age-related problems. She was 97.


File: Lt Gen JFR Jacob, 1971 India-Pakistan War hero, dies at 92 after a prolonged illness. Jacob negotiated the surrender of Pakistani troops in Dhaka following the 1971 war.

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In this Sept. 14, 1995, file photo, David Bowie performs in Hartford, Connecticut. Bowie, the innovative and iconic singer whose illustrious career lasted five decades, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, after battling cancer for 18 months. He was 69.

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Politicians and supporters pay homage to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed in Srinagar.

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Kashmiri villagers offer prayers during the funeral of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed at his native village Bijbehara, some 45 kilometers (28 miles) south of Srinagar.

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A police officer, center, takes pictures with a mobile phone as his colleagues pay homage to Mufti Mohammed Sayeed in Srinagar.

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Veteran leader of the Communist Party of India (CPI), Ardhendu Bhushan Bardhan, dies. He was 91.


Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, who crafted an impossible alliance with BJP helping it share power for the first time in the Muslim majority state, died after a brief illness.

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Former Formula One driver and team owner Guy Ligier dies at the age of 85.

One of the finest rugby union players to have graced the game and a favourite son of New Zealand, Jonah Lomu, died unexpectedly overnight at the age of 40.

Hall of Fame broadcaster and the 'Voice of the Houston Astros' Milo Hamilton dies at the age of 88.

Jagmohan Dalmiya, the BCCI president dies in a private hospital in Kolkata. He was 75.

Veteran Assamese film and stage actor Indra Bania dies in a private hospital in Guwahati following prolonged illness.

File: Veteran journalist and author Vinod Mehta dies after prolonged illness. He was 72.

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Founder chairman of bicycle giant Hero Cycles OP Munjal died in Ludhiana, He was 86.

K P P Nambiar (86), who founded Keltron and Technopark, dies in Bangalore.

Michele Ferrero, Italy's richest man and the owner of a global chocolate and confectionery empire, dies at the age of 89.

Baroness Rendell of Babergh, the novelist Ruth Rendell, who has died aged 85, was one of Britain's best-selling celebrity crime writers.

Sir Terry Pratchett, fantasy author and creator of the Discworld series, has died aged 66.

Gunter Grass, German Nobel literature prize winner and author of The Tin Drum, has died aged 87

Actor Saeed Jaffrey, a veteran of dozens of Bollywood and international films, has died at the age of 86.

Veteran TV actor Mohan Bhandari died after a long battle with brain tumour. Known as Dhruv Bhandari’s father, he appeared in several other serials including Khaandaan on DD, ‘Karz’, ‘Parampara’, ‘Jeevan Mrityu’, ‘Pathjhad’, ‘Gumraah’ and ‘Mile Sur Mera Tumhara’.

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German former President Richard von Weizsaecker, whose two terms in office spanned reunification, dies at the age of 94.

Subash Ghising, the leader who spearheaded the dream of Gorkhaland dies at 78

Noted Gandhian and former Chancellor of Gujarat Vidyapith, Narayan Desai, died at a private hospital in Surat

Veteran actress Sadhana Shivdasani, known for films like "Mera Saaya", "Wo Kaun Thi" died in Mumbai after a brief illness. She was 74.

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Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Ashok Singal dies in a hospital, in Gurgaon. He was 89. Singhal had been suffering from respiratory problems for over a month and was admitted to Medanta multi-speciality.

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File photo of music composer Ravindra Jain who passed away at a hospital in Mumbai on Friday. He was 71.

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Members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard carry flag draped coffins as thousands attend funeral services for pilgrims killed in a stampede during last month's hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, at Tehran University, Tehran, Iran. Iran has blamed Saudi authorities for the disaster, which heightened tensions between the two regional rivals. Saudi authorities say 769 pilgrims died in the stampede near Mecca in the worst disaster to strike the annual pilgrimage in a quarter-century. Iran appears to have lost the largest number of pilgrims, with at least 464 dead.

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Israeli relatives and friends carry the body of Rabbi Nehemia Lavi, during his funeral at a cemetery in Jerusalem. In an unprecedented measure, Israeli police barred Palestinians from Jerusalem's Old City in response to stabbing attacks that killed two Israelis and wounded three others, as Israel's prime minister vowed a "harsh offensive" to counter rising violence.

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Former cricketer Sourav Ganguly paying his respects to mortal remains of BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya at CAB in Kolkata.

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West Hollywood, File - In this Feb. 22, 2009 file photo, actress Joan Collins, right, poses with her sister, author Jackie Collins at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in West Hollywood, Calif. Jackie Collins, died in Los Angeles on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, of breast cancer. She was 77.

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File photo of music director Aadesh Shrivastava who died in Mumbai on Saturday after prolonged illness.

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President Pranab Mukherjee's wife Suvra Mukherjee is carried inside a casket during her funeral in New Delhi. Suvra Mukherjee died, at age 74.

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President Pranab Mukherjee's wife Suvra Mukherjee died, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said. She was 74

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File photos of two Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) militants Gulzar Ahmad (L) and Showket Ahmad who were killed by the security forces in an encounter at Ratnipora in Pulwama district of South Kashmir.

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A family member paying homage at the mortal remains of Missing Dornier Aircrew during a wreath laying ceremony organized at the Air Station of Coast Guard in Chennai.

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An unidentified woman wails near the body of militant Showket Ahmed Lone, during his funeral in Pulwama, Kashmir.

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A Kashmiri man shouts pro freedom slogans near the body of militant Showket Ahmed Lone, during his funeral in Pulwama,Kashmir.

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Kashmiri men run for cover after security men fired in the air to disperse protestors near the scene of a gunbattle in Pulwama, Kashmir.

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Kashmiri villagers gather around the body of militant Showket Ahmed Lone, during his funeral in Pulwama, Kashmir.

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Kashmiri villagers shout pro freedom slogans near the body of militant Showket Ahmed Lone, during his funeral in Pulwama, Kashmir.

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Kashmiri villagers shout pro freedom slogans and take pictures near the body of militant Showket Ahmed Lone, during his funeral in Pulwama, Kashmir.

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School children and their teachers pay tribute to former President APJ Abdul Kalam in Moradabad.

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Indian youth watch from atop a coconut tree the funeral ceremony of former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in Rameswaram.

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Chief Justice of India H L Dattu paying his last respects to former President APJ Abdul Kalam at his residence at Rajaji Marg in New Delhi.

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HRD Minister Smriti Irani paying her last respects to former President APJ Abdul Kalam at his residence at Rajaji Marg in New Delhi.

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Clive Rice, the former South Africa captain and Nottinghamshire all-rounder, has died in a Cape Town hospital aged 66. He had been suffering from a brain tumour and visited India in March to have radiation treatment in Bangalore.

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File photo of former president APJ Abdul Kalam who passed away in Shillong. He was 83.

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File photo of former president APJ Abdul Kalam with former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2003. Kalam passed away in Shillong on Monday. He was 83.

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In this 2012 file photo, actor Theodore Bikel poses at the opening night performance of November at the Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, USA.

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In this file photo, Marussia driver Jules Bianchi of France waves during drivers' parade before the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, central Japan. His family says Bianchi has died from head injuries sustained in a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix. The news was confirmed by the Manor F1 team. Bianchi, 25, had been in a coma since the Oct. 5 accident, in which he collided at high speed with a mobile crane which was being used to pick up another crashed car.

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Ashok Jaitly, a renowned civil servant and former chief secretary of Jammu and Kashmir, died in New Delhi after suffering from a protracted illness.

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Veteran music composer M.S. Viswanathan dead. Forever a part of the Tamil psyche, MSV composed music for over 1,700 films and has worked with four CMs NTR, MGR, M. Karunanidhi and Jayalalithaa.


Ruling AIADMK legislator and former minister P. Chendur Pandian dies in Chennai after a prolonged illness. He was 65.

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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, actor Omar Sharif poses during a photo call for the "Medfilm, Mediterranian Film Festival" lifetime achievement award, in Rome. Sharif has died in a Cairo hospital of a heart attack, his agent said.

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A 36-year-old man, who was injured in the July 11, 2006 blasts died at a local hospital after being in coma. Parag Sawant, who was in a vegetative state for the last nine years. Sawant was in the Churchgate-Virar train when a bomb went off near Mira Road.

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Praful Bidwai, noted Indian journalist and activist, dies at the age of 66.

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Sister Nirmala Joshi, who succeeded Mother Teresa as the leader of the Missionaries of Charity, has died at the age of 81.

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In this March 27, 2012 photo, composer James Horner arrives at the 'Titanic 3D' UK film premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in Kensington, West London. Horner, the two-time Oscar-winning composer of some of the biggest Hollywood hits like ""Braveheart" and 'Avatar", died in a plane crash in Los Angeles.

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This March 30, 2005, file photo shows author James Salter at his home in Bridgehampton, N.Y. The prize-winning author acclaimed for his sophisticated, granular prose and sobering insights in "Light Years," ''A Sport and a Pastime" and other fiction, has died at age 90.

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Charles Correa, the face of modern architecture in India, dies after a brief illness. He was 84.

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