DEATHS - 2017 February

February 1

Former Minister E. Ahamed Dies After Suffering Cardiac Arrest.
Former Union minister and Indian Union Muslim League leader E. Ahamed was declared dead in Delhi, triggering confusion about the scheduled budget presentation in Parliament.
Ahamed, a sitting Lok Sabha lawmaker from Mallapuram, had suffered a cardiac arrest.

February 3

Former CBI chief Joginder Singh passes away.
Former CBI director Joginder Singh passed away. An IPS officer, Singh was the CBI director between 1996-97.
He was serving as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Sunil Healthcare Ltd. since January, 2000 and also served as the Director of Pamwi Tissues Ltd.

February 5

Renowned Urdu author Bano Qudsia passes away.
Renowned Pakistani Urdu novelist and playwright Bano Qudsia has passed away in Lahore. She was 88.
She breathed her last last evening and was laid to rest next to her husband Ashfaq Ahmed’s grave in Model Town area of Lahore.
Like her husband Qudsia was a towering literary figure and her writings were popular both inside and outside the country.

February 7

Col Nizamuddin who drove around Netaji has passed away.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's driver and INA veteran 'Colonel' Nizamuddin died.
Born in 1901, Nizamuddin was over 116 years old.

February 8

Freedom fighter Racharla Samrajyam has passed away.
Racharla Samrajyam, a veteran freedom fighter, passed away following the age-related illness at Vishakhapatnam. She was 98.
She was inspired by the Quit India Movement at the time when she was undergoing Hindi Pracharak training at Anantapur in 1942.
It was at this point of time; she had quit the training programme and joined the Quit India Movement.

February 9

MRI pioneer and Nobel laureate Sir Peter Mansfield passes away at 83.
Sir Peter Mansfield led a team in the 1970s that developed Magnetic Resonance Imaging, one of the most important breakthroughs in modern medicine.
The son of a gas fitter, he left school at the age of 15 before embarking on a career at the University of Nottingham.