January 3 - Anchal Joseph was born in New Delhi. She is an Indian-American fashion model and actress. She competed on America's Next Top Model, Cycle 7.
December - Daasaradhi (Daasaradhi Krishnamacharyulu) died. He was a famous Telugu Poet and Writer. He received Sahitya Akademi Award. He was the Aastana Kavi of the Andhra Pradesh Government.
June 1 - Khwaja Ahmad Abbas (popularly known as K. A. Abbas) died at the age of 72 in Mumbai. He was a film director, novelist, screenwriter, and a journalist in the Urdu, Hindi and English languages.
October 27 - Vijaysingh Madhavji Merchant (Vijay Madhavji Thakersey) was born. He played 10 Test matches for India. His batting average in first class cricket is 71.64, which is the second highest average in Frist Class cricket behind Don Bradman.
November 19 - Akhandananda Saraswati (Maharajshri Akhandananda Saraswati) died. He was an exponent of Bhagavata Purana and a scholar of diverse spiritual traditions including Vedanta, Bhakti, and associated Shastras.
December 24 - MGR (Marudhur Gopalan Ramachandran) died at the age of 70. He was a film actor, director, producer, and politician who served as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for three terms. MGR was posthumously honoured with the Bharat Ratna.