January 18 - Subhrajit Mitra was born. He is a Bengali film documentary director.
December 15 - Baichung Bhutia, a noted footballer was born in Tinkitam, Sikkim. Bhutia is the three-time Indian Player of the Year. He won Arjuna Award and the Padma Shri.
July 28 - T. Nagi Reddy (Tarimala Nagi Reddy) died. He was a communist politician from Andhra Pradesh. He was elected to the Lok Sabha from Anantapur in 1957. He was also MLA in Andhra Pradesh Assembly.
August 27 - Mukesh (Mukesh Chand Mathur) died at the age of 53 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He was a legendary Bollywood playback singer. He has rendered many super hit Hindi film songs.
September 2 - Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar (V. S. Sakharam Khandekar) died. He was a prominent Marathi writer. He was honored with Padma Bhushan Award and Sahitya Akademi Fellowship.