2011 witnessed the demise of some of the most popular names from the Hindi film industry
Dev Anand passed away on December 3 in London due to a cardiac arrest. The evergreen star's last rites were also performed there.
Assam's best-known voice, Bhupen Hazarika, breathed his last on November 5. His funeral was held on the banks of the river Brahmaputra.
Theatre stalwart Satyadev Dubey had a fatal stroke on Christmas Day.
Yesteryear heartthrob Shammi Kapoor who made Yahoo cool long before internet expired on August 14 from renal complications.
Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh suffered brain haemorrhage on October 10 but his trademark grief-filled songs continue to occupy long lonely nights.
Screenwriter Sachin Bhowmick who was associated with several films like Anuradha, Love in Tokyo, An Evening in Paris, Bhramachari and Aradhana bid a goodbye on April 12.
South Indian director EVV Satyanarayana who directed Amitabh Bachchan in Sooryavansham lost his battle with throat cancer. He had a cardiac arrest on January 21 at the age of 54.
An underrated actor, Navin Nischol, died of a heart attack en route from Mumbai to Pune on March 19.
The maverick artist MF Husain directed two Bollywood movies Gaja Gamini and Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities. Following months of illness, he succumbed to a heart attack on June 9.
Australian-born actor Bob Christo who was seen as the villain during the '80s and '90s died of heart complications on March 20.
Producer Surinder Kapoor who made several movies starring son Anil Kapoor passed away due to a cardiac arrest on September 24.
The director of critically-acclaimed movies like Bawandar and Provoked, Jagmohan Mundra, succumbed to multiple organ failure on September 4.
Known for his negative roles in Agneepath and Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, Goga Kapoor departed on March 3 after a prolonged illness.