July 24 - Uttam Kumar (Arun Kumar Chatterjee) died at the age of 53 in Calcutta. He was a prominent Bengali film actor. He is known as Mahanayak (The great hero). He was also a director, producer, singer and music director.
August 17 - Kodavatiganti Kutumba Rao died in Madras. He was also known as Ko Ku, was an exponent of the Telugu literature in the 20th century.
October 25 - Sahir Ludhianvi died at the age of 59 in Bombay. He was a famous Urdu poet and Hindi lyricist who worked for Hindi films. He received Padma Shri.
November 11 - Guru Chenganoor Raman Pillai died. He was a prominent Kathakali artist from Kerala. He was famous for his portrayal of the anti-heroic Kathi roles on stage, and was a palace dancer to the Travancore Maharaja.