2018 was a year of highs and lows. It has also witnessed loss as well, especially the successful people in their respective fields. Let’s take a look at the 10 great personalities who left a great legacy.
#10. Stephen Hawking
When we talk about Universe, it reminds us of Stephen Hawking. He is one of the most recognisable figures in modern science.
#9. Stan Lee
The legend who is the father, creator and maker of Marvel universe. Stan Lee’s excellent skills have never been in doubt. His imagination was out of the box and will be missed by his avid fans.
#8. Anna Rajam Malhotra
It should be noted that Anna Rajam was the first woman to hold the post of an IAS officer. She not only scripted history but also remained a motivation and an epic source of inspiration for other women.
#7. HW Bush
George HW Bush was the 41st President of the US and through his influential work has left a rich legacy the whole world will remember him by.
#6. Narendra Jha
His untimely death due to a heart attack was a shock to the entertainment industry. He left behind a legacy of ‘critically acclaimed movies’.
#5. Anthony Bourdain
He is one of the prominent chefs that the world has ever seen. He always made sure that the audience gets hooked to his shows.
#4. Nargis Rabadi
With a wide range of experience in acting in over 200 movies, this actress Nargis was known for the knack of perfect comic timing.
Her unexpected death came as a sudden shock to the nation. She has contributed a lot to the Indian film industry and will always be remembered for her acting.
Kalaignar M Karunanidhi is one of the pivotal reasons why Tamil Nadu is way ahead in development compared to other states in India. He extended his fruitful contributions as the chief minister of the state of Tamil Nadu for 5 separate terms from 1969–2011. He has been nominated to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly 13 times (from 1957 to 2016 elections)
Kalaignar was a long-established leader of the Dravidian Self-respect movement and 10-time president of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam political party. He was the only politician to have extended his services to a political party for 50 years.
Before stepping into politic, he worked in the Tamil film industry as a screenwriter. He is known for the knack of writing stories, plays, novels, and a multiple-volume memoir and has also made contributions to Tamil literature.
#1. Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Cries, screams, heartbreaks and cries of “Vajpayee” filled the air as news of Atal Bihari Vajpayee demise spread. He passed away aged 93 at AIIMS hospital in the national capital on August 16.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee served as the Prime Minister of India for three times, first for a term of 13 days in the year 1996 and for a period of 11 months from 1998 to 1999, and then he extended his contributions from 1998 to 2004.
He was a prominent member of the Indian Parliament for over 4 decades, being elected to the Lok Sabha, the lower house, ten times, and twice to the Rajya Sabha, the upper house. He served as the Member of Parliament for Lucknow, UP until 2009 when he called it quits from politics owing to health concerns.
Mr. Vajpayee was conferred India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, by the President of India in 2014. It was officially declared by the Modi government in 2014 that Vajpayee’s birthday on December 25 would be remembered as Good Governance Day.
He was the driving force behind the Biggest Telecom Revolution in India. During his stint as the tallest leader, he approved India’s first metro rail project. In addition to that, he significantly improved the relations with US, China and Israel.
Above all, he was a good human, great poet and an orator as well. He was well liked by party men and was even respected by his opponents. With all qualities, he carved out a reputation for himself as a true gentleman.