Knights Bachelor

Sir Brian May: Important Facts about the Legendary Lead Guitarist

On March 14, 2023, Sir Brian Harold May was knighted by King Charles III at Buckingham Palace, becoming the latest musician to receive the prestigious title of “Knight Bachelor.” The honor was bestowed upon May in recognition of his significant ..



Governors of RBI: Major Events During their Tenure

Sir Osborne Smith (1935-1937) Sir Osborne Smith was the first Governor of RBI. He had earlier headed the Imperial Bank of India. Lord Willingdon was India’s Viceroy when RBI started operations and sir Osborne Smith took charge as its governor. ..

Nobel laureate Sydney Brenner, South African-born biologist passes away

Sydney Brenner (92), a South African-born biologist, has passed away in Singapore on April 5, 2019. He helped decipher the genetic code and his research on a roundworm sparked a new field of human disease research. Brenner shared the Nobel ..

Alastair Cook officially receives knighthood at Buckingham Palace

On Feb 26, the former England opener Alastair Cook has officially received the knighthood for his services to cricket by the Queen in an official ceremony at the Buckingham Palace. He is the first English cricketer to get the honour ..

Noted Mathematician Michael Atiyah passes away

Prof. Sir Michael Atiyah (89), the noted British mathematician has passed away in United Kingdom on 11th January 2019. He was best known for his co-development of a branch of mathematics called topological K-theory and the Atiyah-Singer index theorem. His ..

Anne V Coates, Oscar-winning film editor passes away

Anne V Coates (92), a British film editor, has passed away in Los Angeles, California on May 8, 2018. She was best known as the editor of David Lean’s epic film Lawrence of Arabia in 1962, for which she won ..