Most shocking deaths in 2012
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Most shocking deaths in 2012

Year 2012 witnessed quite a few top shots bidding their final adieu to the world. For fans, it was rather shocking to accept these untimely demise stories yet it's all about moving on. Here's paying a pictorial tribute to the stars that would be missed always.
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Joy Mukherjee (24 February 1939 – 9 March 2012)

Joy Mukherjee (24 February 1939 – 9 March 2012)

The romantic hero of old Hindi films, Joy Mukherjee passed away due to respiratory failure. He starred in several hit movies in 1960s including hit films like 'Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon', 'Love in Tokyo', to name a few.

Jaspal Bhatti (3 March 1955 – 25 October 2012)

Jaspal Bhatti (3 March 1955 – 25 October 2012)

Known for his satirical take on Indian politics, he was one of the best comedians that Indian television industry ever saw. Jaspal Bhatti who shot to fame with 'The Flop Show' and 'Ulta Pulta' expired in an accident.

Taruni Sachdev (14 May 1998– 14 May 2012)

Taruni Sachdev (14 May 1998– 14 May 2012)

Child actor Taruni shared screen space with Amitabh Bachchan in award-winning film Paa. Taruni, along with her mother Geetha were amongst the 15 killed in the plane crash that took place at the Jomsom Airport in Mustang district of Nepal.

Vilasrao Deshmukh (26 May 1945 – 14 August 2012)

Vilasrao Deshmukh (26 May 1945 – 14 August 2012)

Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh and father of Bollywood actor Ritesh Deshmukh, Vilasrao bid adieu to life after he suffered serious liver ailment. Everyone from the political and Bollywood fraternity was shocked to hear the news of his demise.

Jaspal Bhatti (3 March 1955 – 25 October 2012)

Jaspal Bhatti (3 March 1955 – 25 October 2012)

Known for his satirical take on Indian politics, he was one of the best comedians that Indian television industry ever saw. Jaspal Bhatti who shot to fame with 'The Flop Show' and 'Ulta Pulta' expired in an accident.

Vilasrao Deshmukh (26 May 1945 – 14 August 2012)

Vilasrao Deshmukh (26 May 1945 – 14 August 2012)

Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh and father of Bollywood actor Ritesh Deshmukh, Vilasrao bid adieu to life after he suffered serious liver ailment. Everyone from the political and Bollywood fraternity was shocked to hear the news of his demise.

Achla Sachdev (3 May 1920 – 30 April 2012)

Achla Sachdev (3 May 1920 – 30 April 2012)

Achla Sachdev was a veteran Bollywood actress who acted in films as a child artist, as mother as well as grand mother in her life time, a feat achieved by few. She acted in dozens of films and she was a favourite artist in Yash Chopra's films.

Joy Mukherjee (24 February 1939 – 9 March 2012)

Joy Mukherjee (24 February 1939 – 9 March 2012)

The romantic hero of old Hindi films, Joy Mukherjee passed away due to respiratory failure. He starred in several hit movies in 1960s including hit films like 'Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon', 'Love in Tokyo', to name a few.

Achla Sachdev (3 May 1920 – 30 April 2012)

Achla Sachdev (3 May 1920 – 30 April 2012)

Achla Sachdev was a veteran Bollywood actress who acted in films as a child artist, as mother as well as grand mother in her life time, a feat achieved by few. She acted in dozens of films and she was a favourite artist in Yash Chopra's films.

Pt. Ravi Shankar (7 April 1920 – 11 December 2012)

Pt. Ravi Shankar (7 April 1920 – 11 December 2012)

Legendary sitar maestro, Pandit Ravi Shankar's demise brought an end to an era. Bridging the musical gap between West and East, he collaborated with George Harrison, violinist Yehudi Menuhin and jazz saxophonist John Coltrane and worked with him.

Pt. Ravi Shankar (7 April 1920 – 11 December 2012)

Pt. Ravi Shankar (7 April 1920 – 11 December 2012)

Legendary sitar maestro, Pandit Ravi Shankar's demise brought an end to an era. Bridging the musical gap between West and East, he collaborated with George Harrison, violinist Yehudi Menuhin and jazz saxophonist John Coltrane and worked with him.

Ponty Chadha

Ponty Chadha

Film distributor Ponty Chadha, a liquor baron and real estate magnate, was murdered at a shootout at his brother's farmhouse.

Bal Thackeray

Bal Thackeray

Shiv Sena got the biggest jolt when their chief Bal Thackeray, who was connected to some major Bollywood celebs, breathed his last.

Yash Chopra (27 September 1932 – 21 October 2012)

Yash Chopra (27 September 1932 – 21 October 2012)

Veteran filmmaker's demise Yash Chopra left a void that can never be filled. The man who taught everyone how to romance passed away just before the release of his last directorial film 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan'.

Rajesh Khanna (29 December 1942 – 18 July 2012)

Rajesh Khanna (29 December 1942 – 18 July 2012)

The original Super Star of Bollywood, Rajesh Khanna breathed his last at his residence 'Aashirwad' in Mumbai. His demise left the entire nation in a state of deep shock. His last words were - Time ho gaya, pack Up!

Dara Singh (19 November 1928 – 12 July 2012)

Dara Singh (19 November 1928 – 12 July 2012)

King Kong fame wrestler turned Bollywood actor, Dara Singh shared screen space with yesteryear beauty Mumtaj in over a dozen hit films. Later, his stint on TV portraying the mythological character of Hanuman brought him tremendous fame.

AK Hangal (1 February 1917 – 26 August 2012)

AK Hangal (1 February 1917 – 26 August 2012)

Legendary character artist of the yesteryears, A K Hangal left this world after prolonged illness. He was suffering from Pulmonary TB and Kidney problems. He acted in over 225 films including Namak Haram, Sholay and Bawarchi.

Ashok Mehta (1947- August 15, 2012)

Ashok Mehta (1947- August 15, 2012)

A renowned cinematographer, Ashok Mehta has been a renowned name for his work in films like Bandit Queen, 36 Chowringhee Lane and Utsav. He's been a favourite name in parallel cinema as well as commercial film directors.

Yash Chopra (27 September 1932 – 21 October 2012)

Yash Chopra (27 September 1932 – 21 October 2012)

Veteran filmmaker's demise Yash Chopra left a void that can never be filled. The man who taught everyone how to romance passed away just before the release of his last directorial film 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan'.

Biggest Cheaters Of The Entertainment World
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Uri Attacks: 18 Martyrs Who Sacrificed Their Lives For The Nation
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The recent uri attack by the Pakistani militant army has left the entire country shaken. The brutal attacks in Kashmir where the Indian Army immediately took charge to neutralise the enemy, was followed by a harsh truth that dawned upon everyone once the mission was complete. The dawn raid surprised soldiers in their sleep; militants set fire to one building before the four were killed in a gunfight. Four militants were confirmed killed after penetrating the base in Uri near the Line of Control with Pakistan. The Pakistani militant crooks said to have lobbed 17 grenades in nearly 3 minutes which caused a fire in the rear administrative base camp tents resulting in the first 13-14 deaths. A gun battle ensued lasting six hours, during which all the four terrorists were killed. Additional 19 - 30 soldiers were reported to have been injured in the attack, eventually making th death toll touch 18th mark. Here are the 18 martyrs who fought their battles bravely and died while serving their sole purpose of protecting their land and people. RIP Brave Souls!
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