October 20 - A 6.8 Mw earthquake struck the Uttarkashi region resulting in the death of more than 1000 people.
December - Goruru Ramaswamy Iyengar (popularly known as Goruru) died at the age of 87. He was a Kannada writer, well known for his humour and satire. He received the Sahitya Akademi Award in Kannada.
May 15 - Kalindi Charan Panigrahi died at the age of 89. He was a famous Oriya poet, novelist, story writer, dramatist, and essayist. He was one of the members of the Oriya literary group Sabuja Goshthi. He received fellowship of Sahitya Academy and Padma Bhushan Award.
October 24 - Ismat Chughtai died died in Bombay. She was a famous writer in Urdu known for her fierce feminist ideology.