January 2

Veteran Bollywood actor Kader Khan passes away at 81.
Born in Kabul, Khan made his acting debut in 1973 with Rajesh Khanna’s Daag and went on to act in over 300 films. He also wrote dialogues for over 250 movies.
He received Sahitya Shiromani Award in 2013 for his work and contributions to Hindi Film industry and Cinema.

Early Internet Pioneer Larry Roberts Passes Away.
The man is one of the pioneers and architects of the early forms of the internet that we are so widely use and are accustomed to.
Roberts was responsible for being the program manager for ARPAnet, which was the precursor to the internet.

January 3

Veteran Kannada actor CH Lokanath dies at 91
CH Lokanath, who has acted in over 1000 plays and 600 films, passed away due to a cardiac arrest.
Lokanath, who has worked in the industry for six decades, is fondly known as 'Uncle Lokanath'.
He acted in many notable films like Bhootayyana Maga Ayyu, and Minchina Ota.
He made his film debut with the National award-winning film Samskara (1970).

Ramakant Achrekar, Sachin Tendulkar’s coach passes away
Ramakant Achrekar, who has honed a battery of Test cricketers including Sachin Tendulkar, died at his residence
At least a dozen of disciples - including Balwinder Singh Sandhu, Chandrakant Pandit, Lalchand Rajput, Tendulkar, Vinod Kambli, Pravin Amre, Sameer Dighe, Ajit Agarkar, Paras Mhambrey, Ramesh Powar - represented India in Tests and many others succeeded in first-class cricket.