- Oscar award winning actor George Kennedy died on February 29, 2016 at the age of 91. He starred in all four Airport films as well as The Dirty Dozen, The Naked Gun and the disaster film Earthquake, among others. He last appeared in Mark Wahlberg’s 2014 film ‘The Gambler’.
- He was born in New York City, first began as a rcidio performer and then put a hold on his acting career to serve in World War II. After 16 years in the Army, Kennedy returned to Hollywood and earned a best supporting actor Oscar for his role in the 1967 flick Cool Hand Luke.
- Actor-comedian Kumarimuthu passed away on February 28, 2016 at the age of 77. Known for his comic roles, Kumarimuthu starred in nearly 50 films in his career spanning over three-decades. He was best known for his signature laugh.
- Some of his best films are Idhu Namma Aalu, Sahadevan Mahadevan, Oru Oorla Oru Rajakumari and Marumagan. He has a brief stint in politics, where Kumarimuthu was a member of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK).
- India’s oldest first-class cricketer and former captain of Mysore (as Karnataka was called till 1974), BK Garudachar passed away on February 26, 2016 at the age of 99. He was a right-hand batsman and a leg-break bowler.
- Garudachar made 1126 runs at an I average of 29.63 from 27 matches I tin first-class cricket between 1935 Hand 1946. As a bowler, Garudachar finished his career with exactly 100 wickets, which included seven five-fors and three ten-wicket match hauls. His only century came against the Holkar team in the 1946 Ranji Trophy semifinal.
- Renowned singer Bhubaneswari Mishra passed away on February 19, 2016 at the age of 67. The classical singer began her career with the song Tiki Mora Naa Ti for the mythological Odia movie Krushna Sudama in the 1970s.
- Apart from many awards, Ms. Mishra was also conferred with the Odisha State Film Award for best playback singer (female) for two consecutive terms in 1979 and 1980 for the movies Srikrushna Rasalila and Jay Ma Mangala respectively.
- Akbar Kakkattil, renowned writer and Vice-President of the Kerala Sahithya Academy, died on February 17, 2016 at the age of 62.
- He is famous for giving birth to a new genre in Malayalam literature and unique narrative style works which has an undertone of unfailing humour.
- Akbar Kakkattil was bom to P. Abdulla and CK Kunhamina in 1954 at Kak kattil. He obtained post-graduation and BEd. Akbar started his career as a teacher at Vattoli National Higher Secondary School.