Obituary Events in June 2000
The Syrian President, Mr. Hafez al-Assad, after protracted illness.
The Congress(I) leader and former Union Minister, Mr. Rajesh Pilot, in a road accident, in his home constituency, Dausa.
Well known jurist and senior Supreme Court advocate, Mr. Danial Latifi (83), of cancer in New Delhi.
The former Japanese Prime Minister, Mr. Noburu Takeshita (76), at the Kitasato Institute Hospital, Tokyo.
Archbishop Alan De Lastic (71), head of India's catholic church in a car accident on his way from Krakow to Warsaw, the Polish capital.