Indian History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 580

  • 1889-03-23 The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was established by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in Qadian India.
  • 1891-09-18 Harriet Maxwell Converse is 1st white woman to become an Indian chief
  • 1892-07-06 Dadabhai Naoroji elected as first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain.
  • 1894-06-28 The Natal Legislature plans to introduce the Indian Franchise Bill, South Africa

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1894-08-22 Mahatma Gandhi forms the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in order to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1897-06-12 Possibly most severe quake in history strikes Assam India, shock waves felt over an area size of Europe (low mortality rate given size of earthquake, 1500 casualties)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1902-06-26 Aga Khan III is appointed Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire

48th Shia Imam Aga Khan III
48th Shia Imam
Aga Khan III
  • 1903-01-01 In Delhi, a great durbar, or formal reception, marks the coronation of King Edward VII as Emperor of India; the British release some 16,000 prisoners in honor of the occasion
  • 1905-04-04 Earthquake in Kangra India, kills 20,000
  • 1905-10-16 The Partition of Bengal (India) occurred.
  • 1906-12-30 The All India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India Empire, later laid down the foundations of Pakistan
  • 1907-03-22 The new Boer government in the Transvaal passes an Asiatic Registration Bill, that restricts immigration from India
  • 1907-05-01 Indian Mine Laws passes (concessions from Neth-Indies)
  • 1910-02-25 Dalai Lama flees Tibet for British India to escape Chinese troops
  • 1911-01-03 The Government of India announces that emigration to Natal, Southern Africa, is prohibited with effect from 1 July
  • 1911-02-18 The first official flight with air mail takes place in Allahabad, British India, when Henri Pequet, a 23-year-old pilot, delivers 6,500 letters to Naini, about 10 km away.
  • 1911-03-13 The Colonial-Born and Settlers Indian Association is formed at a meeting in Durban, South Africa, and has at its aim to fight the infamous 3 poll tax
  • 1911-03-25 L D Swamikannu publishes "Manual of Indian Chronology" in Bombay
  • 1911-04-27 Indian passive resistance is suspended when Gen. J.C. Smuts enters into negotiations with Mahatma Gandhi.
  • 1911-12-12 Delhi replaces Calcutta as the capital of India.
  • 1912-12-23 In Delhi, India, terrorist agitation continues as British Viceroy Lord Hardinge is wounded by a bomb explosion
  • 1913-11-06 Mahatma Gandhi arrested for leading Indian miners' march in South Africa
  • 1914-06-30 Mahatma Gandhi's 1st arrest after campaigning for Indian rights in South Africa
  • 1914-11-06 The British land troops (mostly from the Indian Army) at the head of the Persian Gulf in Mesopotamia, and will begin to move westward in an attempt to draw Turkish troops from other fronts
  • 1914-11-22 Indian troops take Basra in Mesopotamia
  • 1916-05-13 1st observance of Indian (Native American) Day
  • 1916-05-24 Last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname
  • 1918-05-18 Dutch Indian Volksraad installed in Batavia
  • 1919-04-13 British troops open fire on demonstrators in Amritsar, India, killing 350
  • 1919-09-10 Indian's Ray Caldwell no-hits Yankees 3-0
  • 1920-03-23 Perserikatan Communist of India (PKI) political party forms
  • 1920-10-10 Indian Bill Wambsganns makes 1st unassisted World Series triple play
  • 1920-10-10 Indian's Elmer Smith hits baseball's 1st World Series grand slam
  • 1921-06-21 The UK, the Dominions, and India, become the British Commonwealth of Nations
  • 1922-03-18 British magistrates in India sentence Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years imprisonment for disobedience
  • 1924-07-11 Muslim-Hindu rebellion in Delhi, India
  • 1925-06-16 The Union Government rejects a round-table conference with India on the grounds that it will constitute interference in South African affairs
  • 1925-12-26 The Communist Party of India is founded.
  • 1926-08-28 Indian Emil Levsen pitches complete doubleheader victory (Red Sox)
  • 1926-12-28 Imperial Airways begins England-India mail & passenger service
  • 1928-08-30 Jawaharlal Nehru requests independence of India

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1929-01-06 Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to begin a her work amongst India's poorest and diseased people.

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • 1929-01-26 Indian National Congress proclaims goal for India's independence

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1929-04-08 Indian Independence Movement: At the Delhi Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt throw handouts and bombs to court arrest.

Indian Independence Fighter Bhagat Singh
Indian Independence Fighter
Bhagat Singh
  • 1929-04-24 1st non-stop England to India flight takes-off
  • 1929-04-26 1st non-stop England to India flight lands
  • 1930-04-18 Attempted raid on the armoury of police and auxiliary forces in Chittagong in Bengal province, British India by armed pro-independence revolutionaries led by Surya Sen popularly known as Master-da.
  • 1930-04-22 British troops battle pro-independence revolutionaries in the Jalalabad hills near Chittagong in Bengal province, British India leaving 80 troops and 12 revolutionaries dead.
  • 1931-02-10 New Delhi becomes capital of India
  • 1931-03-23 Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev embrace the gallows during the Indian struggle for independence. Their request to be shot by a firing squad is refused.
  • 1932-01-04 British Viceroy of India Lord Willingdon arrests Gandhi & Nehru
  • 1932-03-01 12 pro-independence revolutionaries captured in and around Chittagong in Bengal province, British India are sentenced to deportation for life, two to three-year prison terms with the remaining 32 being acquitted.
  • 1932-10-08 The Indian Air Force is established.
  • 1932-10-15 Tata Airlines (later to become Air India) makes its first flight.
  • 1933-01-28 The name "Pakistan" is coined by Choudhry Rahmat Ali and gradually accepted by Muslims in the Indian sub-continent who use it to push for a separate Muslim homeland in South Asia
  • 1933-05-08 Mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest against British oppression in India.
  • 1933-08-23 Mahatma Gandhi released from Indian jail following yet another hunger strike
  • 1934-01-15 8.4 earthquake in India/Nepal, 10,700 die
  • 1934-04-07 In India, Mahatma Gandhi suspended his campaign of civil disobedience
  • 1934-08-02 William Franks twirls an indian club overhead 17,280 times in 1 hour
  • 1936-02-08 Pandit Jawaharlal follows Gandhi as chairman of India Congress Party
  • 1936-04-01 Orissa constituted a province of British India
  • 1938-10-02 Indian Bob Feller strikes out record 18 Tigers (Chester Laabs 5 times)
  • 1938-11-16 K B Regiment refuses round-table conference in East-India
  • 1939-03-03 Mahatma Gandhi begins a fast in Mumbai (Bombay) to protest against autocratic rule in India
  • 1939-03-10 17 villages damaged by hailstones in Hyderabad, India
  • 1939-04-13 The Hindustani Lal Sena (Indian Red Army) is formed and vows to engage in armed struggle against the British.
  • 1939-05-03 The All India Forward Bloc is formed by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
  • 1940-03-23 All-India-Muslim League calls for a Muslim homeland
  • 1940-03-23 The Lahore Resolution (Qarardad-e-Pakistan or the then Qarardad-e-Lahore) is put forward at the Annual General Convention of the All India Muslim League.
  • 1940-07-02 Indian independence leader Subhas Chandra Bose is arrested and detained in Calcutta.
  • 1941-05-25 5,000 drown in a storm at Ganges Delta region in India
  • 1941-11-24 Indian infantry attacks German tanks at Sidi Omar
  • 1942-08-09 Mahatma Gandhi & 50 others arrested in Bombay after passing of a "quit India" campaign by the All-India Congress
  • 1942-10-16 Cyclone in Bay of Bengal kills some 40,000 south of Calcutta India
  • 1943-12-30 Subhash Chandra Bose raises the flag of Indian independence at Port Blair.
  • 1944-04-01 Japanese troops conquer Jessami, Eastern India
  • 1944-04-14 Freighter "Fort Stikene" explodes in Bombay India, killing 1,376
  • 1944-08-19 Last Japanese troops driven out of India
  • 1945-11-13 Australian Services draw 1st Victory Test against India

AgreementAgreement of Interest

1946-03-15 British Prime Minister Clement Attlee agrees with India's right to independence

British Prime Minister Clement Attlee
British Prime Minister
Clement Attlee
  • 1946-06-23 In South Africa, a group of white men attack and assault Indian Passive Resisters
  • 1946-08-08 India agrees to give Bhutan 32 sq miles
  • 1946-09-02 Nehru forms government in India

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1946-12-01 Australia compile 645 v India at the Gabba (Bradman 187)

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1947-02-20 Earl Mountbatten of Burma appointed as last viceroy of India to oversee the move to independence.
  • 1947-06-03 British Viceroy of India Lord Mountbatten visits Pakistan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1947-07-18 King George VI signs Indian Independence Act

King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI
  • 1947-08-15 India gains independence from Great Britain, remains a dominion until 1950
  • 1947-08-17 The Radcliffe Line, the border between Union of India and Dominion of Pakistan is revealed
  • 1947-09-07 Battles between Hindus & Muslims in New Delhi, India
  • 1947-10-26 Maharajah of Jammu & Kashmir accedes to India
  • 1948-01-01 Bradman scores 132 in the 1st innings of the 3rd Test v India
  • 1948-01-01 Orissa province accedes to India
  • 1948-01-01 After partition, India declines to pay the agreed share of Rs.550 million in cash balances to Pakistan.
  • 1948-01-03 Bradman completes dual Test tons (132 & 127*) v India MCG
  • 1948-01-23 Bradman scores 201 in 272 mins v India, 21 fours 1 six
  • 1948-01-23 Test debut of Neil Harvey, v India at Adelaide
  • 1948-01-24 Australia all out 674 v India (Bradman 201, Hassett 198*)
  • 1948-04-15 Indian territory of Himachal Pradesh created

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 544

  • 1896-02-29 Ranchhodji Morarji Desai, premier of India (1977-79)
  • 1896-09-01 A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Indian theologian (d. 1977)
  • 1896-11-12 Salim Ali, Indian ornithologist (d. 1987)
  • 1897-01-23 Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian politician
  • 1897-04-19 Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1970)
  • 1897-05-03 V K Krishna Menon, India, minister of defense
  • 1897-11-23 Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Indian writer (d. 1999)
  • 1898-12-02 Indra Lal Roy, Indian pilot (d. 1918)
  • 1898-12-05 Josh Malihabadi, Urdu poet of India and Pakistan (d. 1982)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1900-08-18 Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Indian diplomat and politician, born in Allahabad, India (d. 1990)

Indian Politician and Diplomat Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
Indian Politician and Diplomat
Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
  • 1902-06-04 Richard Allen, India, field hockey goal tender (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • 1902-10-11 Jayaprakash Narayan, Indian freedom fighter and political leader (d. 1979)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1903-06-25 George Orwell [Eric Arthur Blair], Bihar, British writer (Animal Farm, 1984), born in Motihari, British India (d. 1950)

  • 1903-07-15 Kumaraswami Kamaraj, Indian politician (d. 1975)
  • 1904-02-29 Rukmini Devi Arundale, Indian dancer and founder of Kalakshetra (d. 1986)
  • 1904-03-04 Chief Tahachee, American-born Old Settler Cherokee Indian stage and film actor (d. 1978)
  • 1904-07-29 J. R. D. Tata, Indian industrialist (d. 1993)
  • 1904-10-01 A.K. Gopalan, Indian communist leader (d. 1977)
  • 1904-10-02 Shi Lal Bahadur Shastri, India premier (1964-66)
  • 1905-09-09 Hussain Sha - Indian Saint, Philosopher, Pithapuram
  • 1906-05-05 Ursula Jeans, Simla India. actress (I Lived With You, Over the Moon)
  • 1906-05-29 Terence Hanbury White, novelist (England Have My Bones), born in Mumbai, India

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1906-05-29 T. H. White, English author (King Arthur), born in Bombay, India (d. 1964)

Author T. H. White
Author
T. H. White
  • 1906-07-23 Chandrasekhar Azad, Indian revolutionary (d. 1931)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1906-10-10 R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (Malguidi Days), born in Madras (d. 2001)

Novelist R.K. Narayan
Novelist
R.K. Narayan
  • 1907-05-15 Sukhdev Thapar, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1931)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1907-09-27 Bhagat Singh, Indian freedom fighter, born in Jaranwala Tehsil, Punjab (d. 1931)

Indian Independence Fighter Bhagat Singh
Indian Independence Fighter
Bhagat Singh
  • 1907-09-28 Bhagat Singh, Indian activist (d. 1931)
  • 1908-04-05 Jagjivan Ram, Indian politician (d. 1986)
  • 1908-06-24 Guru Gopinath, Indian classical dancer (d 1987)
  • 1908-07-25 Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Indian musician (d. 2003)
  • 1908-09-27 Shiv Verma, Indian revolutionary soldier
  • 1908-10-22 John Sutton, Rawalpindi India, actor (Tower of London, Return of Fly)
  • 1909-03-17 Patrick Reilly, Ootacamund, India, British diplomat
  • 1909-10-30 Homi J. Bhabha, Indian physicist (d. 1966)
  • 1909-12-20 Vakkom Majeed, Indian politician (d. 2000)
  • 1910-01-30 C Subramaniam, Indian politician (d. 2000)
  • 1910-07-03 Eric Franklin, Indian civil servant

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1910-08-26 Mother Teresa [Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu], Albanian born Indian nun and founder of Missionaries of Charity (Nobel Peace Prize, 1979), born in Skopje, Ottoman Empire (d. 1997)

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • 1910-10-19 Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, India, astrophysicist (Nobel 1983)
  • 1910-12-04 Ramaswamy Venkataraman, president of India (1987-92)
  • 1911-02-19 Merle Oberon, Calcutta India, actress (Assignment Foreign Legion)
  • 1911-08-01 Ronald MacDonald, British major-general (WWII), born in Quetta, India (d. 2005)
  • 1911-09-20 Shriram Sharma Acharya, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1991)
  • 1911-10-13 Ashok Kumar, Indian actor (d. 2001)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1912-01-01 Kim Philby, British spy and Soviet mole who was a member of the "Cambridge Five", born in Ambala, Punjab, India (d. 1988)

  • 1912-01-27 Lawrence Durrell, Darjeeling, Indian/British writer (Private Country, Alexandria Quartet)
  • 1912-02-27 Kusumagraj, Indian writer (d. 1999)
  • 1913-05-13 Sanjiva Reddy, president (India)
  • 1913-05-19 Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, president of India
  • 1914-01-01 Noor Inayat Khan, Indian princess and SOE agent (d. 1944)
  • 1914-07-08 Jyoti Basu, Indian politician
  • 1915-02-26 Pran Nath Chhuttani, Indian physician and teacher, born in Leiah, Pakistan (d. 1996)
  • 1916-01-22 Harilal Upadhyay, Gujarati Author, Poet, Astrologist (Gujarat is a State of India) (d. 1994)
  • 1916-05-05 Zail Singh, President of India (d. 1994)
  • 1916-05-08 Swami Chinmayananda, Indian spiritualist (d. 1993)
  • 1916-08-03 Shakeel Badayuni, Indian poet and lyricist (d. 1970)
  • 1916-09-15 Margaret Lockwood, Karachi India, actress (Lady Vanishes)
  • 1916-09-16 M.S. Subbulakshmi, Indian singer (d. 2004)
  • 1917-01-12 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian spiritualist (d. 2008)
  • 1917-01-17 Maruthur Gopalan Ramachandran, (MGR), Indian film star, politician
  • 1917-02-11 T. Nagi Reddy, Indian revolutionary (d. 1976)
  • 1917-03-12 Googie Withers, Karachi India, actress (1 of Our Aircraft is Missing)
  • 1917-11-05 Banarsi Das Gupta, Indian former Chief Minister of Haryana (d. 2007)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1917-11-19 Indira Gandhi, 4th Prime Minister of India (1966-77, 1980-84), born in Allahabad India (d. 1984)

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1918-04-16 Spike Milligan, Irish-British actor and comedian (Digby, 3 Musketeers), born in Ahmednagar, Bombay, India (d. 2002)

Comedian and author Spike Milligan
Comedian and author
Spike Milligan

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1918-08-12 Guy Gibson, British aviator, awarded Victoria Cross, born in Simla, India (d. 1944)

RAF Pilot Guy Gibson
RAF Pilot
Guy Gibson
  • 1918-12-14 B.K.S. Iyengar, Indian yoga advocate
  • 1918-12-23 Kumar Pallana, Indian-born American actor
  • 1919-01-19 Dharam Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1919-04-15 Clive Beadon, British RAF Wing Commander and pilot (WWII), born in Conoor near Poona, India (d. 1996)
  • 1919-08-12 Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist (d. 1971)
  • 1919-08-31 Amrita Preetam, Indian poet and author (d. 2005)
  • 1919-11-08 P. L. Deshpande, Indian author (d. 2000)
  • 1919-12-25 Naushad Ali, Indian music director (d. 2006)
  • 1920-02-12 Pran Krishan Sikand, Indian actor often cast as the villain in Hindi cinema (Khandaan, Be-Imaan), born in New Delhi (d. 2013)
  • 1920-03-15 Ranganandhan Francis, India, field hockey (Olympic-gold-1948, 52, 56)
  • 1920-04-05 Rafique Zakaria, Indian author (d. 2005)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1920-04-07 Ravi Shankar, British musician (the Pandit), born in Varanasi, India (d. 2012)

Musician Ravi Shankar
Musician
Ravi Shankar
  • 1920-10-19 Pandurang Shastri Athavale, Indian philosopher (d. 2003)
  • 1920-10-27 K. R. Narayanan, 10th President of India (1997-2002), born in Uzhavoor, Kerala (d. 2005)
  • 1920-10-29 Catholicos Baselios Mar Thoma Didymos I, Indian Catholic
  • 1920-12-04 Michael Bates, Jhansi India, actor (Clockwork Orange, Patton)
  • 1921-01-20 Telmo Zarraonaindía, Spanish footballer (d. 2006)
  • 1921-02-15 Radha Krishna Choudhary, Indian historian and writer (d. 1985)
  • 1921-05-02 Satyajit Ray, Calcutta India, director (Goddess, Adversary)
  • 1921-06-28 P V Narasimha Rao, premier of India (1991- )
  • 1921-08-08 Vulimiri Ramalingaswami, Indian medical scientist (d. 2001)
  • 1921-11-26 Verghese Kurien, Calicut, British India, engineer (billion-litre idea), (d.2012)
  • 1921-12-07 Pramukh Swami Maharaj, Indian Hindu spiritual leader (BAPS), born in Chansad, Gujarat (d. 2016)
  • 1922-01-09 Har G Khorana, India/Canada bio-chemist (Nobel 1968)
  • 1922-02-04 Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Indian Classical Singer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1922-03-17 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Founding father of Bangladesh and 1st and 4th President of Bangladesh (1971-72 and 1975-76), born in Tungipara, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 1975)

Founding Father of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Founding Father of Bangladesh
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
  • 1922-12-11 Dilip Kumar, Indian actor
  • 1923-04-17 Lindsay Anderson, Bangalore India, director (Thursday's Children)
  • 1923-05-15 Johnny Walker, Indian actor (d. 2003)
  • 1923-05-28 Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, India, film star (Patala Bhairavi)
  • 1923-07-10 G. A. Kulkarni, Indian (Marathi) writer (d. 1987)
  • 1923-07-22 Mukesh, Indian singer (d. 1976)
  • 1923-09-26 Dev Anand, Indian actor and film producer

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 252

  • 1975-10-31 SD Burman, Indian musician (b. 1906)
  • 1976-08-27 Mukesh, Indian playback singer (b. 1923)
  • 1977-03-22 A.K. Gopalan, Indian Communist leader (b. 1904)
  • 1979-12-03 Dhyan Chand, Indian field hockey player (b. 1905)
  • 1980-06-23 Sanjay Gandhi, Indian politician, dies
  • 1980-06-23 Varahagiri Venkata Giri, Fourth President of India (b. 1894)
  • 1980-07-24 Uttam Kumar, Indian actor (b. 1926)
  • 1980-07-31 Mohd. Rafi, Indian playback singer (b. 1924)
  • 1981-02-05 Kuda Bux, Indian mystic (I'd Like to See), dies at 75
  • 1981-12-26 Savithri, Indian actress (b. 1937)
  • 1982-02-22 Josh Malihabadi, Urdu poet of India and Pakistan (b. 1898)
  • 1983-01-11 Shri Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian industrialist and educator (b. 1894)
  • 1984-02-03 Ravindra Mhatre, Indian diplomat, murdered at 48 by Kashmiri terrorists in Birmingham, England
  • 1984-02-09 Balasaraswathi, Indian classical dancer, dies in Madras

MurderAssassination

1984-10-31 Indira Gandhi, 4th Prime Minister of India (1966-77, 1980-84), assassinated by two of her bodyguards at 66

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi
  • 1984-11-27 Percy Norris, deputy high commissioner of India, shot dead
  • 1985-03-15 Radha Krishna Choudhary, Indian historian and writer (b. 1921)
  • 1986-02-17 Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (Kingdom Happiness), dies at 90
  • 1986-07-06 Jagjivan Ram, Indian politician (b. 1908)
  • 1987-10-09 Guru Gopinath, Indian classical dancer (b. 1908)
  • 1987-10-13 Kishore Kumar, Indian Singer (b.1929)
  • 1987-12-11 G. A. Kulkarni, Indian (Marathi) writer (b. 1923)
  • 1990-01-19 Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, indian guru, dies at 58
  • 1990-05-21 Moelvi Mohammed Farouk, Indian spiritual leader, murdered
  • 1990-07-27 Salim Ali, Indian Ornithologist (Birdman of India), dies at 90
  • 1990-11-07 Lawrence Durrell, Indian/English author (Alexandria Quartet, Mount Olive), dies at 78

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1990-12-01 Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Indian diplomat and politician, dies at 90

Indian Politician and Diplomat Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
Indian Politician and Diplomat
Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
  • 1991-03-23 Parkash Singh, Indian soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1913)
  • 1991-05-21 Rajiv Gandhi, Indian Prime Minster (1984-89), assassinated at 46
  • 1991-06-14 Peggy Ashcroft, British actress (A passage to India), dies at 83
  • 1992-04-23 Satyajit Ray, Indian director (Distant Thunder/Agantuk), dies at 70
  • 1993-04-06 Divya Bharati, "Baby Doll" Indian Bollywood actress (Diwana), dies at 19 by mysteriously falling from her husband's apartment
  • 1993-11-29 JRD Tata, Indies industrialist (Air-India), dies at 89
  • 1993-11-30 Sebastian Kappen, Indian theologian (b. 1924)
  • 1994-01-04 RD Burman, Indian musician (b. 1939)
  • 1994-12-25 Zail Singh, president of India (1982-87), dies at 78
  • 1995-04-10 Morarji Desai, PM of India (1977-79), dies
  • 1995-08-31 Beant Singh, PM of Punjab province of India, assassinated at 73
  • 1996-01-18 N T Rama Rao, PM of Andhra Pradesh India (1983-84, 84-89, 94-95), dies
  • 1996-01-18 Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, Indian actor (b. 1923)
  • 1996-04-22 Hiteshwar Saikia, PM of Indian state of Assam (1991-96), dies
  • 1996-05-20 Janaki Ramachandran, PM of Indian state of Tamil Nadu (1988), dies
  • 1996-05-31 Neela Sanjiva Reddy, president of India (1977-82), dies
  • 1996-06-01 Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, president of India, dies at 83
  • 1996-07-19 Pran Nath Chhuttani, Indian physician and teacher, dies at 81
  • 1997-01-10 Shiv Verma, Indian revolutionary soldier, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1997-09-05 Mother Teresa [Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu], Albanian born Indian nun and founder of Missionaries of Charity (Nobel Peace Prize, 1979), dies of cardiac arrest at 87

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • 1998-01-15 Gulzarilal Nanda, temporary PM of India (1964, 66), dies
  • 1998-08-18 Persis Khambatta, Indian actress (Star Trek), dies of a heart attack at 49
  • 1999-07-07 Captain Vikram Batra, Indian Army officer, awarded Param Vir Chakra (September 9,1974)
  • 1999-08-01 Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Indian-born writer (b. 1897)
  • 1999-08-10 Padma Bhushan Acharya Baldev Upadhyaya, Eminent Sanskrit Scholar in India (b. 1899)
  • 1999-12-26 Shankar Dayal Sharma, President of India (b. 1918)
  • 2000-07-10 Vakkom Majeed, Indian Freedom fighter, Travancore-Cochin Legislative member (b. 1909)
  • 2000-11-07 Chidambaram Subramaniam, Indian politician (b. 1910)
  • 2000-12-23 Noor Jehan, Indian singer and actress (b. 1926)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2001-05-13 R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (Malguidi Days), dies at 94

Novelist R.K. Narayan
Novelist
R.K. Narayan
  • 2001-07-21 Sivaji Ganesan, South Indian Tamil actor (b. 1927)
  • 2001-12-01 Ellis R Dungan, American born Indian film director (b. 1909)
  • 2001-12-10 Ashok Kumar, Indian actor (b. 1911)
  • 2002-07-06 Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian businessman (b. 1932)
  • 2002-07-07 Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian business tycoon (b. 1933)
  • 2002-10-11 Dina Pathak, Indian Actress (b. 1922)
  • 2003-10-31 Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Indian singer (b. 1908)
  • 2003-11-09 Binod Bihari Verma, Indian Maithili literateur (b.1937)
  • 2004-02-23 Vijay Anand, Indian film director (b. 1934)
  • 2004-02-26 Shankarrao Chavan, Indian politician (b. 1920)
  • 2004-04-17 Soundarya, Indian actress (b. 1971)
  • 2004-06-26 Yash Johar, Indian film producer (b. 1929)
  • 2004-07-23 Mehmood, Indian actor (b. 1932)
  • 2004-08-15 Amarsinh Chaudhary, Indian politician (b. 1941)
  • 2004-08-30 Indian Larry, American motorcycle builder and stuntman (b. 1949)
  • 2004-10-18 Veerappan, Indian bandit and smuggler (b. 1945)
  • 2004-12-11 M.S. Subbulakshmi, Indian singer (b. 1916)
  • 2004-12-21 Autar Singh Paintal, Indian medical scientist (b. 1925)
  • 2004-12-23 P. V. Narasimha Rao, Prime Minister of India (b. 1921)
  • 2005-01-03 JN Dixit, Indian government official (b. 1936)
  • 2005-01-12 Amrish Puri, Indian actor (b. 1932)
  • 2005-01-21 Parveen Babi, Indian actress (b. 1955)
  • 2005-03-30 O. V. Vijayan, Indian author and cartoonist (b. 1930)
  • 2005-04-25 Swami Ranganathananda, Indian monk (b. 1908)
  • 2005-05-25 Sunil Dutt, Indian actor and politician (b. 1929)
  • 2005-07-27 Swami Shantanand, Mahasamadhi Day, Indian Saint, Philosopher (b. 1934)
  • 2005-10-30 Shamsher Singh Sheri, Indian communist leader (b. 1942)
  • 2005-11-09 K. R. Narayanan, 10th President of India (1997-2002), dies at 85
  • 2006-02-09 Nadira, Indian actress (b. 1932)
  • 2006-02-23 Telmo Zarraonaindía, Spanish footballer (b. 1921)
  • 2006-03-26 Anil Biswas, Indian politician (b. 1944)
  • 2006-04-12 Dr. Rajkumar, Kannada language film actor/singer (India)(b. 1929)
  • 2006-04-21 T.K. Ramakrishnan, Indian politician (b. 1922)
  • 2006-05-03 Pramod Mahajan, Indian politician (b. 1949)
  • 2006-05-05 Naushad Ali, Indian composer (b. 1919)
  • 2006-05-27 Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Indian actor (b. 1944)
  • 2006-08-21 Ustad Bismillah Khan, Indian musician (b. 1916)
  • 2006-08-27 Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Indian film director (b. 1922)
  • 2007-02-02 Vijay Arora, Indian film and television actor (b. 1944)
  • 2007-03-04 Sunil Kumar Mahato, Indian parliamentarian (b. 1966)
  • 2007-03-22 Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (b. 1918)
  • 2007-04-16 G. V. Loganathan, Indian American professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (b. 1954)
  • 2007-06-30 Sahib Singh Verma, Indian politician and former Chief Minister of Delhi (b. 1943)