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December 2010 Persons

Richard Holbrooke, the American Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan died at the age of 69 due to his ill health.

Julian Assange the founder of WikiLeaks website was selected as the 'Person of the Year' by Time Magazine for the year of 2010. 

The former Chief Minister of Kerala and veteran Congress leader, K. Karunakaran died at the age of 93 in Ananthapuri Hospital and Research Centre, Thiruvananthapuram due to respiratory problems.

Civil Right activist Binayak Sen was sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of sedition by a Raipur Court along with Naxal ideologue Narayan Sanyal and Kolkata based Businessman Pijush Guha.

Satyanand Mishra appointed as Chief Information Commissioner to succeed AN Tiwari. The high-level committee headed by Manmohan Singh including Sushma Swaraj and Veerappa Moily decided in favour of Satyanand Mishar.

Amar Pratap Singh of 1974 IPS batch appointed as new Director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Amar Pratap Singh will replace Ashwanikumar as the later's tenure is completed.

Bihar-cadre IPS officer of 1973 batch Nehchal Sandhu appointed as Chief of Intelligence Bureau from January 1, 2011. Nehchal Sandhu will succeed Rajiv Mathur of 1972 batch. 

The Central Government appointed R.K. Singh as the Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL). At present he holds the portfolio of Director (Refineries) at BPCL and likely to assume the Chiarman's office this week.

Marri Sashidhar Reddy appointed as Vice Chairman of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). He is an elected member of Legislative Assembly from Andhra Pradesh and a former member of NDMA.

Senior JD(S) leader and Rajya Sabha member M Rajasekhara Murthy died at the age of 88 due to cardiac arrest. Rajasekhara Murthy was a freedom fighter. He was first elected to Rajya Sabha in 1994 and elected to Rajya Sabha recently from Bangalore in 2006.

Narayana Rao Pawar dies at the age of 85 in Hyderabad due to ill health. He was born on 3 March 1926 a freedom fighter in India's struggle for independence and was the first citizen to throw a bomb on the last Nizam of Hyderabad to kill him.



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