As 2017 draws closer, a sense of relief can be felt. For, 2016 really was the most heartless year ever. Humanity died a brutal death across the world with terrorism at its peak and we lost some of the most eminent personalities we’ve grown up idolizing. We’re almost done with 2016 but it would really be unfair to move on without looking back once at those we left behind this year.
Almost a month, and the nation still cannot deal with Amma’s absence. No politician ever, in the Indian history, governed with such respect, influence and love. R.I.P. Amma.
Alan Rickman’s death was an irreparable loss for an entire generation that grew up watching Harry Potter. The man made us believe in magic, taught us the value of true love and made us want to be better people. Then, cancer took him away, leaving the world heartbroken.
The greatest singer of all times, David Bowie may not be around anymore, but he’d always be alive through his words and music.
The image of George Michael being discovered lifeless in his house, on the morning of Christmas, is heartbreaking. We hope the man who dedicated his life to music and the fight for equal rights for LGBT is in a better place now!
The more you say about this legend, the less it is. Prince died of drug overdose earlier this year and it was the biggest loss to the world of music. The world shall never get another Prince ever again and that realization is haunting.
Not even 25 years old, the most popular TV actress hung herself from the ceiling in her Mumbai house, leaving the whole nation in a state of shock. It’s sad to know someone as seemingly successful and happy as Pratyusha would decide to end her life under the pressure of making it big in the entertainment industry and an emotionally abusive relationship.
A boxing legend, Ali passed away this year after losing his battle with Parkinson’s disease that went on for 32 long years. Let’s take a moment to salute his fighter spirit.
2016 was also the year when we lost Rajesh Vivek, a lesser known name but a very popular face of Indian entertainment. Thank you for entertaining the country all your life, Rajesh. You shall always be remembered for your incredible talent.
Razak Khan, the man who chose to be the jester, the one who made sure we had a memorable and fun childhood passed away this year. He may not have been one of the biggest names in the industry but his noteworthy contribution in Bollywood shall never be forgotten!
An almost 20-year long allegiance with Princess Leia came to an end when the news of Carrie Fisher’s demise broke. ‘Star Wars’ shall never be the same without you, Princess.
The Cuban revolutionary and politician breathed his last this year and left everyone mourning. His political career really was an incredible success story.
Last seen in ‘English Vinglish’. Sulabha Deshpande was a constant throughout our childhoods, be it her celebrated presence as a theatre veteran or a popular TV actor. Losing her was like losing our own family member. That’s how loved she was. R.I.P.
Here’s hoping 2017 brings in a much needed ray of hope and light.