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* Mufti Mohammad Sayeed - Sworn in as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.
* Martin Crowe - Former New Zealand cricket captain, inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
* Roger Federer - Won the ATP Tennis Championship Men’s single title held in Dubai.
* Jitan Ram Manjhi - Former Bihar chief minister, he launched Hindustani Awam Morcha.
* Jagmohan Dalmiya - He was unanimously elected the president of the BCCI.
* Bill Gates - He was named world's richest person again.
* Hifikepunye Pohamba - Namibian President, he won Mo Ibrahim prize for African leadership.
* Rafael Nadal - He won Argentina Open tennis title.
* Mary Kom - (i) She was appointed as the brand ambassador of the Northeast (ii) She has decided to quit boxing after the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
* K.S. Lavkumar - Renowned ornithologist, he died.
* Rani Mukerji - She was was felicitated by Sreerupa Mitra Chaudhury who is the chairperson for the National Institute of Gender Justice for her contribution towards gender sensitization through her 2014 release Mardaani.
* Dadarao Danve - He resigned from the Union council of Ministers as he was made Maharasthra BJP president.
* Leslee Udwin - Director of the controversial BBC documentary film “India’s Daughter”.
* Narendra Modi - (i) Named among the 30 most influential people on the internet by Time magazine. (ii) He became first Indian PM to visit Sri Lanka in 28 years. (iii) He was named among the 50 greatest leaders in the world by Fortune magazine.
* Ram Sundar Das - Former Bihar Chief Minister, he passed away.
* G Karthikeyan - Kerala Assembly speaker, he passed away.
* Saina Nehwal - (i) She created history as she became the first Indian woman shuttler to attain the world number one ranking. (ii) Became the first Indian in 14 years to reach the final of the All England Open Badminton Championships (iii) She won Indian Open Super Series title.
* Ashwin Mittal - Walmart India has appointed him as chief operating officer.
* Vinod Mehta - Veteran journalist, he passed away.
* Kumar Sangakkara - (i) Heannounced retirement from Test cricket, (ii) He became the first player to score four successive one-day international centuries.
* Arun Singh - He was appointed as India’s ambassador to the U.S.
* Veerappa Moily - He was selected for Saraswati Samman 2014.
* MS Dhoni - (i) He registered most wins by an Indian captain in the history of the cricket World Cup. (ii) He Became first Indian captain to register 100 ODI wins.
* Dr. Manmohan Singh - He was accused of criminal conspiracy and breach of trust in the allocation of a coal mine by Special CBI Court.
* David Hale - He was nominated as next US ambassador to Pakistan.
* N. Sakthan - He was elected Kerala Assembly Speaker.
* Mohamed Nasheed - Former Maldives President, he was sentenced to 13-year imprisonment.
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* Dr. Alka Beotra - She was nominated to the Executive Board of WAADS (World Association of Anti Doping Scientists) from India.
* Bhaiyyaji Joshi - He was re-elected RSS general secretary.
* Sonakshi Sinha & Arjun Kapoor: They won Golden Kela awards (Worst offerings of Indian cinema).
* K. Srikanth - (i) He won Swiss Grand Prix Gold Badminton championship (ii) He won Indian Open Super Series title.
* Narayan Desai - Veteran Gandhian, he passed away.
* Lewis Hamilton - He won Australian Grand Prix 2015.
* Christine Lagarde - IMF chief, she visited India during March 2015.
* Paul van Ass - He took charge as chief coach of the Indian men’s hockey team.
* Bombay S Kamal - Veteran singer and music compose from Malayalam, he passed away.
* Ashu Suyash - Took charge as Crisil (Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited) CEO.
* Minoti Apate - Indian pancreatic cancer researcher in Australia and she has been named New South Wales Woman of the year 2015.
* Benjamin Netanyahu - His right-wing Likud party swept past its main rival in Israel's election.
* Kavinder Gupta - He was elected as the speaker of the Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly.
* Air Marshal Sohail Aman - He was appointed as Chief of Pakistan Air Force.
* Smriti Irani - WEF named her as Young Global Leader from India.
* Ratan Tata - He was appointed as the head of an innovation council of Indian Railways called ‘Kayakalp’.
* Meira Kumar - Former Lok Sabha Meira Kumar’s book entitled “Indian Parliamentary Diplomacy – Speaker’s Perspective” was released.
* Sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan - India-born Nobel laureate Sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan has been confirmed as president elect of Britain's prestigious Royal Society.
* Justice Uma Nath Singh - Sworn in as new Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court.
* Lata Mangeshkar - She won the 'Laadli Voice of the Century' award.
* Shahir Krishnarao - Bard and Marathi folk legend, he passed away.
* Martin Guptill - He hit the highest ever World Cup score of 237.
* Rajendra Singh - Activist Rajendra Singh won Stockholm Water Prize 2015.
* Katherine Viner - She will be the next editor-in-chief of The Guardian & will be the first woman to run the newspaper in its 194-year history.
* Yusufali Kechery - Renowned Malayalam poet, he passed away.
* Sarath Fonseka - He became Sri Lanka's first field marshal.
* Sania Mirza & Martina Hingis - They won BNP Paribas Open tennis title.
* Lee Kuan Yew - The founding father and first prime minister of Singapore. He passed away.
* Novak Djokovic - He won BNP Paribas Open final.
* Shashi Kapoor - Selected for Dadasaheb Phalke award 2014.
* Madhav Gadgil - Renowned ecologist, he won prestigious Tyler Prize 2015 for Environmental Achievement.
* Dolly Shivani Cherukuri - She became the youngest Archer to enter India Book of Records.
* Bharti Kher - She was conferred with the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France.
* KM Mani - Kerala Finance Minister, he was appointed chairman of the empowered committee of state finance ministers on Goods & Services Tax (GST).
* Akhil Sharma - Indian-American author, he won The Folio Prize 2015.
* Gopaldas Neeraj - Veteran poet, he was awarded inaugural National Kavi Pradeep Samman by Madhya Pradesh govt.
* Vikas Swarup - Noted novelist, he was appointed as the new official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs.
* Ruth Porat - Google Inc appointed Ruth Porat as its Chief Financial Officer.
* Justice Ashok Bhushan - He sworn in as the Chief Justice of Kerala High Court.
* Michel Platini - He was re-elected as the UEFA President.
* John F. Nash, Jr. and Louis Nirenberg - They shared Abel Prize 2015.
* Atal Bihari Vajpayee - Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was presented with the prestigious Bharat Ratna Award on 27 March 2015.
* Lieutenant Kiran Shekhawat - She became the first Indian woman officer to die in the line of duty.
* Poonam Mahajan - She became the first woman president of Basketball Federation of India.
* Aziz Qureshi - Mizoram Governor Aziz Qureshi sacked.
* Medha Patkar - Social activist Medha Patkar quits Aam Aadmi Party.
* Michael Clarke - Australia captain Michael Clarke announced retirement from ODIs.
* Aditi Arya - She was declared fbb Femina Miss India World 2015.
* Adoor Gopalakrishnan - He was honoured with Bishwaratna Dr Bhupen Hazarika International Solidarity Award.
* Mitchell Starc - He was named Player of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 tournament.
* Sebastian Vettel - He won Malaysian Grand Prix 2015.
* Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya - He was posthumously awarded Bharat Ratna Award & his family members received the award from President on 30 March 2015.
* Balbir Singh Senior - Renowned Hockey player, he was honoured with Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award.
* Daniel Vettori - New Zealand cricketer, he announced retirement from international cricket.
* Muhammadu Buhari - He was elected as President of Nigeria.