Simple Kapadia was a Bollywood actress and costume designer. Her elder sister is actress Dimple Kapadia. She was the aunt of Twinkle Khanna and Rinke Khanna and sister-in-law of Rajesh Khanna. Simple Kapadia suffered from cancer for three years; she died in a hospital in Andheri, Mumbai on November 10, 2009, aged 51.
Aditya Vikram Birla was an Indian industrialist. Born into one of the largest business families of India, Birla oversaw the diversification of his group into textiles, petrochemicals and telecommunications. He was one of the first Indian industrialists to expand abroad, setting up plants in South East Asia, Philippines and Egypt, among other places. In 1993, Birla was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Dame Margaret Natalie Smith Cross, better known as Maggie Smith, is an English film, stage, and television actress who made her stage debut in 1952 and is still performing after 57 years. Considered to be one of world's greatest living actresses, she has won numerous awards for acting, including five BAFTA Awards, two Academy Awards, two Golden Globes, an Emmy Award and a Tony Award. In 2007 she was diagnosed with breast cancer but made a full recovery.
Colin Luther Powell is an American statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State (2001-2005), serving under President George W. Bush. During his military career, Powell also served as National Security Advisor (1987–1989), as Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Army Forces Command (1989) and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989–1993), holding the latter position during the Gulf War. Colin L. Powell underwent surgery to remove a cancerous prostate.
Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician. He was the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for the ska, rocksteady and reggae bands The Wailers (1964–1974) and Bob Marley & The Wailers (1974–1981). Marley remains the most widely known and revered performer of reggae music, and is credited for helping spread both Jamaican music and the Rastafari movement to a worldwide audience. He died of cancer.
Nargis Dutt born Fatima Rashid but known by her screen name, Nargis, was an Indian film actress. She is widely regarded as one of the greatest actresses in the history of Hindi cinema. She made her screen debut as a child in Talash-E-Haq in 1935, but her acting carer began in 1942 with Tamanna. During a career that spanned from the 1940s to the 60s, Nargis appeared in numerous commercially successful as well as critically appreciated films, many of which featured her alongside actor and filmmaker Raj Kapoor. One of her best-known roles was that of Radha in the Academy Award-nominated Mother India (1957), a performance that won her Best Actress trophies at the Filmfare Awards and the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. In 1958, Nargis married her Mother India co-star, actor Sunil Dutt, and left the film industry. She would appear infrequently in films during the 60s. Some of her films of this period include the drama Raat Aur Din (1967), for which she got the inaugural National Film Award for Best Actress. Nargis died in 1981 of pancreatic cancer.
Sir Thomas Sean Connery best known as Sean Connery, is an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Award winning Scottish actor and producer. He is best known for portraying the character James Bond in cinema, starring in seven Bond films between 1962 and 1983. On 12 March 2006, he announced he was recovering from surgery to remove a kidney tumour in January.Jennifer Kapoor - born Jennifer Kendal - was a British actress who married into the Kapoor family. She died of cancer in 1984.