April 23 - Satyajit Ray died at the age of 70 in Calcutta. He is regarded as one of the great masters of world cinema.
April 28 - Vinayaka Krishna Gokak died at the age of 82 in Bengaluru. He was a major writer in Kannada language and a scholar of English and Kannada literatures. He recieved Jnanpith Award for Kannada language was Padmashree from the Government of India.
July 17 - Kanan Devi died at the age of 76 in Kolkata. She was an actress and singer in Howrah, West Bengal. She is considered as the first star of Bengali Cinema. She received Padma Shree and Dadasaheb Phalke Awards.
October 10 - Bharat Bhushan died in Mumbai. He was a Bollywood actor, scriptwriter and producer. He was remembered for playing title role in Baiju Bawra in 1952.
November 3 - Prem Nath (Premnath Malhotra) died at the age of 65 in Mumbai. He was a Bollywood actor who acted mainly in negative roles.