January 11 - Rahul Dravid (Rahul Sharad Dravid) is a former Indian cricketer. He captained the Test and ODI teams. He received Padma Shri and Arjuna Awards.
December - Abdul Hafeez (Hafeez Hoshiarpuri) died in Karachi, Pakistan. He was an Urdu poet.
April 13 - Balraj Sahni (Yudhishthir Sahni) died at the age of 59 in Mumbai. He was a famous Bollywood actor. He was the brother of Bhisham Sahni who is a Hindi writer, playwright, and actor.
November 17 - Mirra Alfassa (also known as The Mother) passed away. She was the spiritual collaborator of Sri Aurobindo.
December 30 - Chitturu Nagayya (Vuppaladadiyam Nagayya) died at the age of 69. He was a actor, composer, director, producer, writer and playback singer of Telugu film industry. He also acted in Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi films. He was awarded Padmashri.