DEATHS - 2019 September

September 8

Ram Boolchand Jethmalani who was an Indian lawyer and politician, who served as India's Union Law Minister, as chairman of the Indian Bar Council, and as the president of the Supreme Court Bar Association has passed away. He is noted in the Indian legal fraternity for his forte in criminal law and high-profile civil cases. A six-time Rajya Sabha member, Ram Jethmalani served as a Union Minister in the United Front and the BJP-led NDA governments.

September 6

Robert Mugabe Former president of Zimbabwe died at the age of 95 yrs. Mugabe was a former guerrilla chief who took power after the end of white minority rule in 1980 and he was ousted from power in a military coup in November 2017, ending his three decades in power.

September 5

An acclaimed English-Marathi novelist, Sahitya Akademi Award-winning writer, Kiran Nagarkar (77), has passed away in Mumbai. His recent one was the epic English novel ''Cuckold IJasoda'' in November 2017.