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June 2010 Persons

Veteran Constitutional expert and noted advocate B. M. Masani passed away in Mumbai. 

P. Obul Reddy, industrialist, philanthropist and patron of the arts, passed away. He was one of the first industrialists from the South to enter into the television business, was the proprietor of the firm that sold the popular Dyanora TV sets. He was also the former managing director and founder of Nippo Batteries. 

One of the towering figures of Indian wrestling, Chandgi Ram, passed away. He was an Asian Games gold medallist in 1970. 

According to Defence Ministry, Sachin Tendulkar will be conferred with the honorary rank of Group Captain of the Indian Air Force. 

Ratan Tata, Chairman of the Tata Group of Companies has been honoured with Doctor of Law by the University of Cambridge in recognition of his business achievements and philanthropic work. 

A.K. Antony became the first Defence Minister to land on the Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) of Nyoma in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.The ALG, activated in September,2009 for fixed-wing aircraft, is 23 km from the Line of Actual Control and close to the Sino-Indian border. 

International law expert Kishore Singh has been nominated as the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education. 

Yogendra Pratap Singh has been appointed the first Ambassador to the Republic of Niger. 

Woman Justice Rekha Manharlal Doshit was appointed as the Chief Justice of the Patna High Court by President Pratibha Patil. 

As part of Election Commission's ongoing diamond jubilee celebrations, 93-year-old Shyam Saran of Kalpa village of Kinnaur district (Himachal Pradesh), one of the first few voters of Independent India, was honoured by Chief Election Commissioner Navin Chawla. 

Naoto Kan was elected Japan's Prime Minister by the House of Representatives and the House of Councillors of Japan separately. 

The government of India announced the appointment of the former Chief Justice of India, Justice K.G. Balakrishnan, as the sixth chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). 

Japan's Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama from the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) resigned citing his failure to stay attuned to the people's wishes. 



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