15 Indian Personalities We Lost In 2021 But The Stars Still Shine

This year has been an unprecedented one. A global pandemic forced humanity into lockdown, bringing in its wake much uncertainty, fear and gloom. This year was also a year of loss as we lost many talented personalities from the world of showbiz across the world. Let’s take a look at personalities who left this world in the year gone by.

Dilip Kumar

Legendary actor Dilip Kumar passed away on July 7. He was 98. He was admitted to the Hinduja Hospital on June 30. The actor is famous for many Bollywood movies like Kranti, Karma, Shakti and many more. The late actor has also bagged many prestigious national awards.

Sardool Sikander

The well-known, senior and much respected Punjabi singer Sardool Sikander passed away at the age of 60 at Fortis Hospital, Mohali. The veteran singer was admitted there in December 2020 after testing positive for COVID 19 and died on 24 February. 


Diljaan who was an extremely talented singer with a melodious gifted voice died at a very early age. 30-years old singer had competed in the 2012 Indian-Pakistani reality-tv show “Surkshetra” and ended his beautiful journey on the show as the 1st runner up. The artist was on his way from Amritsar to Kartarpur at about 3 o’clock in the morning when the unfortunate event took place. It is being suspected that he crashed into a divider with his car.

Shaukat Ali

The very popular Punjabi folk singer Shaukat Ali died at the age of 68 in Lahore. It’s been said that he was fighting with severe health problems like diabetes & liver transplant and was admitted in ICU for almost a month in Combined Military Hospital in Lahore. 

Sidharth Shukla

Bigg Boss 13 Winner Sidharth Shukla dies at the age of 40 due to heart attack. Cooper hospital has confirmed his death. He took some medicine before sleeping and didn’t wake up. He is also known for his role in long running serial Balika Vadhu.

Gurmeet Bawa

Singer Gurmeet Bawa who is known for her long ‘hek’ which she could hold for about 45 seconds died on 21 November 2021 . The singer passed away at the age of 77. She was suffering from quite long and died after battling with prolonged illness.

Kaka Kautki

Actor Kaka Kautki who is famous for Punjabi films Sufna, Bhajjo Veero Ve, Kuriyan Jawan Bapu Pareshan, Surkhi Bindi and more passed away due to heart attack on 26 November.

Brahma Mishra

Brahma Mishra who made his name in the world of OTT with Mirzapur has left this world on 2 December. The reason for his demise is unknown but true news has shaken the industry. 

Milkha Singh

Flying Jatta aka Milka Singh died at the age of 91 fighting with Coronavirus. He was battling with Covid-19 for one month but couldn’t survive. Singh died on 18 June. Further, prior to his death his wife Nirmal Kaur also died as she was battling with prolonged illness.

Sukhjinder Shera

Punjabi actor and director Sukhjinder Shera left the world forever on 5th May. Shera started his acting career with the movie Yarri Jatt Di in 1987. Later he also entered the film direction world and gave the Punjabi industry films to remember through his direction. He has also worked in movies like Jorr Jatt Da, Jatt Te Zameen and various other superhit Punjabi classics. His last movie was Yaar Belly in the year 2018.

Arvind Trivedi

Veteran actor Arvind Trivedi, who played the character of ‘Ravan’ in Ramanand Sagar’s TV show Ramayan, passed away in Mumbai on Tuesday night due to heart attack at the age of 82. He left the world on 6th October.

Narendra Chanchal

Narendra Chanchal, Bhangra Emperor died at the age of 80 years. Reports stated that Narendra Chanchal was suffering from illness for a long time after which he was admitted to the Apollo Hospital in Delhi. But he couldn’t survive and left the world on 22nd January. 

Satish Kaul

Veteran Punjabi actor Satish Kaul, 75, who acted in Punjabi and Hindi films besides playing the role of Lord Indra in the TV show Mahabharat, died of Covid-19 in Ludhiana on 10th April. His condition has deteriorated and he couldn’t survive.

Dadi Chandro Tomar

Known as Shooter Dadi, Chandro Tomar, on whose inspiring life the Saand ki Aankh was made won many national competitions after she picked up the gun for the first time in her 60s, passed away due to COVID-19 at the age of 89. She was admitted to a hospital in Meerut on April 26 after she complained of breathing difficulty. 

Rohit Sardana

Well-known journalist Rohit Sardana, who was then working with Aaj Tak passed away in the second wave of coronavirus. He died of cardiac arrest after he tested positive for covid. He was fighting for his life in the ICU. A day before his death, he sought help for patients on Twitter. He was 42.

These are all the influential figures we bid adieu to this year, but they continue to stay in our hearts.

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