For Whom The Bells Tolled in 2012

Published Jan 01, 2013 12:22pm

JANUARY 04 Eve Arnold. World-traveling American photojournalist. 05 Bob Holness. British quiz show host. 08 Alexis Weissenberg. Bulgarian-born French pianist. 10 Pir Pagara (Pir Syed Mardan Shah II). Politician. 13 Rauf Denktash. Turkish Cypriot leader. 14 Arfa Karim. The World’s youngest IT expert. 16 Shahzada Huzaifa Mohyuddin. Bohra Jamaat chief Syedna Burhanuddin’s son. 20 Salma Mumtaz. Film actress. 24 Theo Angelopoulos. Greek film director , screenwriter and producer.

FEBRUARY

01 Angelo Dundee. The brilliant motivator who worked the corner for Muhammad Ali in his greatestfights. 03 Ben Gazzara. US actor. 04 Florence Green. Last surviving First World War veteran who had joined the Royal Air Force as a 17-year-old in 1918. 08 Zakir Ali Khan. Educationist. 10 Moebius (Jean Henri Gaston Giraud). Leading French cartoonist and designer. 11 Whitney Houston. American singer. 14 Azhar Javed. Poet, writer and editor. 18 Murad Shinwari. Pashto poet and writer. 20 Tamanna Begum. Actress.

MARCH

01 Mushtaq Malano. Actor of Sindhi films popularly known as Mushtaq Changezi. 03 Lutfullah Khan. Archivist, writer and oral historian. 10 Moebius (Jean Henri Gaston Giraud). Leading French cartoonist and designer. 12 Tahira Wasti. TV artist. 13 Zia Jalandhri. Poet. 17`Chaleo Yoovidhya. Co-founder of energy drink Red Bull. 18 S.R.Ghauri. Journalist. 24 Muhammad Iqbal Bahu. Sufi singer. 28 Earl Scruggs. Banjo innovator. ** Nathoo KehriComedian of lower Sindh.

APRIL

02 Neslisah Osmanoglu. Ottoman princess who married an Egyptian Prince and was twice forced into exile when both royal households were abolished. 03 Leila Denmark. World’s oldest practicing physician. Based in Atlanta, she died aged 103. 05 Ferdinand Alexander Porsche. Designer of Porsche’s iconic 911 sports car. 06 Fang Lizhi. China’s best-known dissident. 07 Bashir Qureshi. Chairman of Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz. 09 Maryam Farooqi. Among the pioneering Pakistani educators. 11 Ahmed Ben Bella. First president of independent Algeria. 13 Cecil Chaudhry. 1965 war hero. 18 Said Hassan Ustad. Pashto poet. 19 Murtaza Razvi. Journalist 21 Charles Colson. Tough-as-nails special counsel to President Richard Nixon.

MAY

03 Fateh-ul-Mulk Nang Yousufzai. Prominent Afghan scholar, writer, poet and former member of parliament 13 Lubna Agha. Pakistani-American artist. 17 Donna Summer. Singer. 20 Ibrahim Nafees. Actor. ** Robin Gibb. Bee Gees singer. 26 Rita de Souza. Educationist

JUNE

02 Mian Atta Rabbani. First Aide-de-camp of Quaid-i-Azam. 05 Ray Bradbury. American science fiction writer. 06 Lesley Brown.British woman who gave brith to the world’s first test tube baby. 13 Mehdi Hassan. Renowned singer. 16 Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz. Saudi Crown Prince. 17 Fauzia Wahab. Politician. ** Afaq Siddiqui. Scholar, poet, linguist and researcher. 20 Syed Umeed Ali Shah. Former Sindh minister. 22 Obaidullah Baig. Scholar, media person and novelist. 26 Nora Ephron. Hollywood screenwriter. 30 Yitzhak Shamir. Former Israeli prime minister.

JULY

07 Irshad Gulabani. Sindhi journalist. 17 Stephen Covey, American writer, whose 1989 book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, won millions of followers worldwide. 18 Rajesh Khanna. Actor. 23 Lakshmi Sehgal. Indian revolutionary, who fought Allied forces during World War II. ** Sally Ride. First American woman to journey into space. 25 Badshah Zareen Jan. Singer. 31 Gore Vidal. US novelist.

AUGUST

01 Shehzad Ahmed. Poet and director of Majlis-i-Taraqqi-i-Adab. 03 Jan Mohammad Baloch, 65, Olympian boxer. 10 Shamsherul Haidri. Writer, poet, journalist and television anchor. 21 Shamim-ur-Rahman. Journalist. 25 Neil Armstrong. First man to set foot on the moon. 27 Neville Alexander. South African academic who spent time in jail with Nelson Mandela.

SEPTEMBER

08 Bill Moggridge, 69, British industrial designer, who came up with an early portable computer with the flip-open snape that is common today. ** Ahmed Ali Alavi. Journalist and trade unionist. 13 Lehri (Safirullah Siddiqui). Actor. 15 Hajra Masroor. Distinguished writer of short stories. 17 Raja Tridiv Roy. Former chief of the Chakma tribe in Bangladesh. 22 Maqbool Elahi. Researcher, poet and writer who was also a bureaucrat. 28 Barjesh Mishra. India’s first national security adviser. 29 Arthur Ochs Sulzberger. Former New York Times publisher.

OCTOBER

01 Mohammad Abdul Qudoos. Journalist. ** Eric Hobsbawm Historian. 04 Razia Butt. Novelist. 06 Asrar Ahmad. Journalist. 11 Sher Afgan Khan Niazi. Politician. 18 Nawabzada Mohammad Ali Khan Hoti. Politician. 21 Azmat Ali Khan. Science journalist. ** Yash Raj Chopra. Filmmaker. 29 Asad Rahman. Veteran of the 1970s guerrilla war in Balochistan. 30 Samina Raja. Urdu poet, prolific writer, translator, educationist and broadcaster. 31 Gae Aulenti. World-renowned Italian architect.

NOVEMBER

05 Sikandar Sanam. Comedian. 07 Amin Lakhani. Veteran lawyer. 11 Syed Iqbal Haider. Politician, human rights activist. 13 Asghar Butt. Journalist, writer and dramatist. 16 Mohammad Azam Khan Azam. Pashto writer and poet. 17 Bal Keshav Thackeray. Indian right-wing extremist. 20 Shafqat Tanvir Mirza. Journalist and proponent of Punjabi language. 22 Usman Baloch. Football enthusiast and tournament organiser. 24 Ardeshir Cowasjee. Columnist, philanthropist and shipping tycoon. 26 Joseph Murray. American organ transplant pioneer, who won the Nobe Prize for performing the first-ever successful organ transplant. 30 Munir Malik. Former Test paceman.

DECEMBER

06 Allah Bachayo Khoso. Renowned Alghoza player. 09 Patrick Moore. British astronomer renowned for his work mapping the Moon’s surface. ** Norman Joseph Woodland. US inventor of bar code. 11 Ravi Shanka. Legendary sitar player. 20 M.A.Majid. Journalist. 21 Faizan Peerzada. Puppeteer and painter. 22 Bashir Ahmad Bilour. Politician. 26 Professor Ghafoor Ahmad. Politician

Compiled By Syed Azhar Ali


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