Indian History

Historical Events

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  • 1311-04-24 General Malik Kafur returns to Delhi after campaign in South India
  • 1329-08-09 Quilon the first Indian Diocese was erected by Pope John XXII and Jordanus was appointed the first Bishop
  • 1459-05-12 Sun City in India founded by Rao Jodhpur

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1489-05-01 Christopher Columbus proposes his plan to search for a western route to India in an audience with Spanish monarch, Isabella I. Full support is granted 3 years later, in 1492

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus

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1497-07-08 Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama departs on his first voyage, becoming the 1st European to reach India by sea

Explorer Vasco da Gama
Explorer
Vasco da Gama
  • 1497-11-22 Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama rounds Cape of Good Hope on way to first voyage from Europe to reach India
  • 1498-05-20 Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calicut, India becoming the first European to reach India by sea

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1500-03-09 Pedro Álvares Cabral departs Lisbon, Portugal head of a 13 ship expedition to India

  • 1500-09-13 Predro Álvares Cabral and his Portuguese expedition arrive in Calicut, India
  • 1501-07-15 Portuguese explorer Pedro Cabral arrives back in Lisbon after successfully discovering Brazil and returning from India
  • 1502-02-12 Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal on his second voyage to India
  • 1502-10-30 Vasco da Gama returns to Calicut, India for the second time.
  • 1509-02-03 The Battle of Diu, naval battle at port of Diu, India between Portugal and the Ottoman Empire, establishes Portugese trading control
  • 1509-08-08 Emperor Krishnadeva Raya is crowned, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the Vijayanagara Empire in Southern India

BattleFirst Battle of Panipat

1526-04-21 Battle at Panipat: Central Asian conqueror Babur defeats Sultan Ibrahim Lodi, establishing the Mughal Empire in India
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  • 1542-05-06 Francis Xavier reaches Old Goa, then capital of Portuguese India
  • 1556-03-28 Origin of Fasli Era (India)
  • 1565-01-25 Battle at Talikota India: Deccan sultanate destroy Vijayanagar's army and the last Hindu kingdom of Southern India

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1575-03-03 Indian Mughal Emperor Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi

Mughal Emperor Akbar
Mughal Emperor
Akbar
  • 1600-12-31 British East India Company chartered
  • 1601-02-13 1st British East India Company voyage departs from London, lead by John Lancaster
  • 1608-08-24 1st English convoy lands at Surat, India
  • 1612-08-29 Battle of Surat, India: English fleet beats Portuguese
  • 1639-08-22 Madras (now Chennai), India, founded by the British East India Company on sliver of land bought from local Nayak rulers
  • 1641-01-14 United East Indian Company conquers city of Malacca, 7,000 killed
  • 1643-12-25 Christmas Island founded and named by Captain William Mynors of the East India Ship Company vessel, the Royal Mary.
  • 1653-01-03 The Coonan Cross Oath is taken in the Saint Thomas Christian community in an effort to avoid submission to Portuguese rule in India
  • 1658-12-09 Dutch troops occupy harbor city Quilon (Coilan) India
  • 1668-03-26 England takes control of Bombay, India

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1668-03-27 English king Charles II gives Bombay to East India Company

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • 1690-08-24 Job Charnock founds Calcutta India
  • 1699-04-14 Khalsa: Birth of Khalsa, the brotherhood of the Sikh religion, in Northern India in accordance with the Nanakshahi calendar
  • 1733-05-29 The right of Canadians to keep Indian slaves is upheld in Quebec City
  • 1737-10-07 A cyclone causes 40 foot waves that are believed to have killed 300,000 in Calcutta, India
  • 1737-10-11 Earthquake kills 300,000 and destroys half of Calcutta, India
  • 1739-02-24 Battle of Karnal: Army of Iranian ruler Nadir Shah defeats the forces of the Mughal emperor of India, Muhammad Shah
  • 1739-03-20 Iranian ruler Nadir Shah occupies Delhi in India and sacks the city, stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne
  • 1751-08-31 British troops under Sir Robert Clive occupy Arcot, India
  • 1752-06-09 French army surrenders to the British in Trichinopoly, India
  • 1755-04-02 Commodore William James captures the pirate fortress of Suvarnadurg on west coast of India
  • 1755-07-09 British General Edward Braddock mortally wounded during French and Indian War
  • 1756-05-17 Britain declares war on France (7 Years' or French & Indian War)
  • 1756-06-20 Black Hole of Calcutta - 146 British soldiers imprisoned in small dungeon in Calcutta, India where most die
  • 1756-12-06 British troops under Robert Clive occupy Fulta, India
  • 1757-01-02 British troops occupy Calcutta India
  • 1759-04-08 British troops chase French out of Masulipatam India
  • 1760-01-22 Battle at Wandewash India: British troops beat French
  • 1761-01-07 Battle at Panipat India: Afghan army beats Mahratten
  • 1761-01-14 Third Battle of Panipat between the Marathas and Afghans is fought in India
  • 1761-01-16 The British capture Pondicherry, India, from the French.
  • 1767-09-28 Gentlemen 17 forbid private slave transport India to Cape of Good Hope

  • 1772-02-12 Yves de Kerguelen of France discovers Kerguelen Archipelago, India
  • 1782-07-06 British-French sea battle at Negapatam (off India)
  • 1783-04-09 Tippu Sahib drives out British from Bednore, India

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1786-02-24 Charles Cornwallis appointed governor-general of India

General and Colonial Administrator Charles Cornwallis
General and Colonial Administrator
Charles Cornwallis
  • 1795-03-11 Battle at Kurdla India: Mahratten beat Mogols
  • 1796-04-13 First elephant arrives in US from India
  • 1798-09-01 Britain signs treaty with Nizam of Hyderabad, India
  • 1800-07-10 The British Indian Government establishes the Fort William College to promote Urdu, Hindi and other vernaculars of sub continent
  • 1803-02-27 Great fire in Bombay, India
  • 1803-09-23 Battle of Assaye: British-Indian forces beat Maratha Army
  • 1806-07-10 The Vellore Mutiny is the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company
  • 1818-06-03 Maratha Wars between British and Maratha Confederacy in India ends
  • 1829-12-04 Britain outlaws "suttee" in India (widow burning herself to death on her husband's funeral pyre)
  • 1838-11-03 The Times of India, world's largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce
  • 1839-01-10 Tea from India 1st arrives in UK
  • 1839-01-19 Aden conquered by British East India Company
  • 1839-11-25 Cyclone slams south eastern India with high winds and a 40 foot storm surge, destroying city of Coringa. Storm waves sweep inland, destroying 20,000 ships and killing an estimated 300,000 people
  • 1842-01-06 4,500 British & Indian troops leave Kabul, massacred before reaching India
  • 1846-02-10 British defeat Sikhs in battle of Sobraon, India
  • 1846-02-16 Battle of Sobraon ends 1st Sikh War in India
  • 1849-03-29 Great Britain formally annexs Punjab after defeat of Sikhs in India
  • 1851-12-22 The first freight train is operated in Roorkee, India.
  • 1853-04-16 The first passenger rail opens in India, from Bori Bunder, Bombay to Thane

BattleThe Indian Mutiny

1857-05-10 Indian Mutiny against rule by the British East India Company begins with the revolt of the Sepoy soldiers in Meerut
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  • 1858-07-28 First use of fingerprints as a means of identification is made by Sir William James Herschel of the Indian Civil Service
  • 1858-08-02 Government of India transferred from East India Company to the British Crown
  • 1859-02-10 General Horsford defeats Begum of Oude and Nana Sahib in Indian Mutiny
  • 1861-12-31 22,990mm of rain falls in Cherrapunji Assam in India in 1861, a world record
  • 1865-11-11 Treaty of Sinchula is signed in which Bhutan ceded the areas east of the Teesta River to the British East India Company.
  • 1866-06-11 The Agra High Court (ow the Allahabad High Court) is established in India
  • 1868-04-13 Abyssinian War ends as British and Indian troops capture Magdala and Ethiopian Emperor commits suicide
  • 1870-09-08 Netherlands and Britain sign "Koelietraktaat" an agreement to allow Indian contract workers from Calcutta to work in sugar plantations in Suriname
  • 1875-04-17 Modern Snooker invented by Sir Neville Chamberlain, a bored British officer in Jabalpur, India
  • 1876-10-31 Great Backerganj Cyclone of 1876 ravages British India (Modern-day Bangladesh), over 200,000 killed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1877-01-01 Queen Victoria proclaimed Empress of India

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Victoria
  • 1879-05-14 The first group of 463 Indian indentured labourers arrive in Fiji aboard the Leonidas
  • 1882-06-06 Cyclone in Arabian Sea (Bombay, India) drowns 100,000 (disputed event)
  • 1884-09-26 Suriname army shoots on British-Indian contract workers, 7 killed
  • 1889-03-23 The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community established by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in Qadian, India
  • 1892-07-06 Dadabhai Naoroji elected as first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain
  • 1893-09-11 First conference of the World Parliament of Religions is held in Chicago, Indian monk Swani Vivekananda gives influential speech
  • 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, 1,500 casualties)
  • 1898-03-25 Swami Vivekananda initiates Margaret Noble (Sister Nivedita) into vow of Brahmacharya, first western woman received into Indian monastic order

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.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 610


Person of interestBabur

1483-02-14 Zahir-ud-din Muhammad Babur, Timurid founder and 1st Emperor of the Mughal dynasty in the Indian Subcontinent (1526-30), born in Andijan, Timurid Empire (present-day Uzbekistan) (d. 1530)

Founder of the Mughal Empire Babur
Founder of the Mughal Empire
Babur
  • 1486-02-18 Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Bengali saint, inspired Chaitanya movement, born in Navadwip, India (d. 1534)
  • 1506-04-07 Francis Xavier, saint/Jesuit missionary to India, Malaya, & Japan

Person of interestAkbar

1542-10-15 Akbar, 3rd Mughal Emperor of India (1556-1605), born in Umerkot, Sindh (d. 1605)

Mughal Emperor Akbar
Mughal Emperor
Akbar
  • 1569-08-31 Jahangir, 4th Mughal Emperor of India (1605-27), born in Fatehpur Sikri, Mughal Empire (d. 1627)
  • 1592-01-05 Shah Jahan, 5th Mughal Emperor of India (1628-58) who built the Taj Mahal for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, born in Lahore, Mughal Empire (d. 1666)
  • 1592-01-14 Sjihab al-Din Sultan Choerram Sjah Djahan, leader of India
  • 1618-11-03 Aurangzeb, [Alamgir], Emperor of India (1658-1707)
  • 1621-04-01 Guru Teg Bahadur Ji, ninth Nanak, 9th of 10 Guru of the Sikhs, born in Amritsar, India (d. 1675)
  • 1630-02-19 Shivaji Bhonsle, Indian warrior (disputed birth date; 1630-02-19 accepted by Indian government), born in Shivneri Fort, India (d. 1680)
  • 1643-10-14 Bahadur Shah I, Mughal Emperor of India (d. 1712)
  • 1682-07-10 Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg, German Lutheran missionary to India (d. 1719)
  • 1685-01-07 Gerard George Clifford, Dutch director of East India Company
  • 1725-09-29 Robert Clive, English explorer and founder (British empire in India), born in Styche, England (d. 1773)
  • 1732-12-06 Warren Hastings, England, 1st governor-General of India (1773-84)
  • 1750-11-20 Tipu Sultan, Indian ruler (d. 1799)
  • 1767-05-04 Tyagaraja, Composer of Indian classical Carnatic music, born in Tiruvarur, Thanjavur District, Tamil Nadu (d. 1847)
  • 1772-05-22 Ram Mohan Roy, Hindu reformer (founded Brahmo Sabha), born in Radhanagar, British India (d. 1833)
  • 1781-04-02 Bhagwan Swaminarayan, Indian yogi and religious leader, born in Chhapaiya, Uttar Pradesh, India (d. 1830)
  • 1787-06-28 Henry G W Smith, leader of British-Indian forces
  • 1796-12-27 Mirza Ghalib, Indian poet (d. 1869)
  • 1798-08-15 Sangolli Rayanna, prominent Indian warrior, born in Karnataka, India

Person of interestJames Brooke

1803-04-29 James Brooke, British adventurer and 1st Rajah of Sarawak (1841-68), born in Bandel, near Calcutta, Bengal, British India (d. 1868)

1st White Rajah of Sarawak James Brooke
1st White Rajah of Sarawak
James Brooke
  • 1809-01-23 Veer Surendra Sai, Indian Freedom Fighter
  • 1815-06-11 Julia Margaret Cameron, English photographer born in Calcutta, India (d. 1879)
  • 1817-05-15 Debendranath Tagore, Indian religious reformer (d. 1905)
  • 1817-10-17 Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian Muslim leader, born in Delhi, Mughal Empire
  • 1823-04-30 George Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll and Secretary of State for India (1868-74, 1880-85), born in Ardencaple Castle, Dunbartonshire (d. 1900)
  • 1823-06-30 Dinshaw Maneckji Petit, Indian industrialist (d. 1901)
  • 1824-02-12 Arya Samaj Maha Rishi Dayanand Sarsvati, Indian hindu leader
  • 1825-05-08 George Bruce Malleson, English officer in India and author, born in Wimbledon, London (d. 1898)
  • 1825-09-04 Dadabhai Naoroji, 1st Indian in British parliament, born in Mumbai, India (d. 1917)
  • 1827-07-19 Mangal Pandey, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1857)
  • 1831-11-08 Edward R L Bulwer-Lytton, English statesman and Viceroy of India (1876-1880)
  • 1832-06-10 Edwin Arnold, English writer (Light of India)
  • 1833-11-02 Mahendralal Sarkar, Indian homeopath doctor and founder of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, born in Paikpara village, Howrah, India (d. 1904)
  • 1835-11-19 Rani Lakshmi Bai, Indian Queen (d. 1858)
  • 1836-02-18 Ramakrishna [Gadadhar Chatterji], Indian mystic and yogi (preached unity of religions), born in Kamarpukur, British India (d. 1886)
  • 1838-01-27 Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Indian poet and writer (Vande Mataram), born near Naihati, British India (d. 1894)
  • 1839-03-03 Jamsetji Tata, Indian industrialist (d. 1904)
  • 1845-11-04 Vasudeo Balwant Phadke, The First Indian Revolutionary (d. 1883)
  • 1848-04-16 Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Social reformer of Andhra Pradesh, born in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India (d. 1919)
  • 1848-04-29 Raja Ravi Varma, Indian painter, born in Kilimanoor, Travancore (d. 1906)
  • 1849-09-21 Maurice Barrymore [Herbert Blythe], Indian-born British actor and patriarch of the Barrymore family, born in Fort Agra, India (d. 1905)
  • 1850-09-09 Harishchandra, India, poet/dramatist/father of modern Hindi
  • 1853-12-06 Haraprasad Shastri, Indian academic, Sanskrit scholar, archivist and historian of Bengali literature (d. 1931)
  • 1856-04-01 Acacio Gabriel Viegas, Indian physician (d. 1933)
  • 1856-04-11 Constantly Lievens, Flemish missionary in India, born in Moorslede, Belgium (d. 1893)
  • 1856-07-23 Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Indian early nationalist leader, born in Ratnagiri, British India (d. 1920)
  • 1858-10-21 Ramabai Dongre' Medhavi, India, social reformer
  • 1858-11-07 Bipin Chandra Pal, Indian nationalist and freedom fighter, born in Habiganj, Sylhet region, India (d. 1932)
  • 1858-11-30 Jagadish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist, polymath and writer, born in Munshiganj, British India (d. 1937)
  • 1860-08-10 Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Indian musician (d. 1936)
  • 1860-09-15 Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya, Indian engineer (d. 1962)
  • 1861-05-06 Motilal Nehru, Indian lawyer and freedom fighter, born in Agra, British India (d. 1931)

Person of interestRabindranath Tagore

1861-05-07 Rabindranath Tagore, Indian philosopher, poet, writer (Nobel Prize for Literature 1913), born in Calcutta, British India (d. 1941)

  • 1861-08-02 Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray, Bengali chemist (founder of Bengal Chemicals And Pharmaceuticals), born in Khulna, British India (d. 1944)
  • 1861-12-25 Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, Indian founder of Banaras Hindu University (d. 1946)
  • 1863-01-12 Swami Vivekananda, Indian Hindu spiritual leader and a key figure in the introduction of Yoga to the Western world, born in Kolkata, India (d. 1902)
  • 1863-07-19 Dwijendralal Ray, Bengali poet, playwright and lyricist (Dwijendrageeti), born in Krishnanagar, British India (d. 1913)
  • 1865-01-28 Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1928)
  • 1865-01-31 Shastriji Maharaj, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1951)

Person of interestRudyard Kipling

1865-12-30 Rudyard Kipling, English author (Jungle Book, Gunga Din-Nobel 1907), born in Bombay, British India (d. 1936)

  • 1866-05-09 Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Leader of Indian Independence Movement (d. 1915)
  • 1867-12-16 Amy Carmichael, missionary in Dohnavur, India (d. 1951)
  • 1868-08-12 Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford, 22nd Governor of New South Wales (1908-13) and Viceroy of British India (1916-21), born in London, England (d. 1933)
  • 1869-04-11 Kasturba Gandhi, Wife of Mohandas Gandhi, born in Gujarat, India (d. 1944)

Person of interestMahatma Gandhi

1869-10-02 Mahatma Gandhi [Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi], Indian pacifist and spiritual leader, born in Porbandar, Kathiawar Agency, India (d. 1948)

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1869-11-05 Chittaranjan Das, Indian lawyer and politician (founded the Swaraj Party), born in Bikrampur, British India (d. 1925)
  • 1872-04-14 Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Indian-born Islamic scholar and translator (d. 1953)
  • 1872-08-15 Shri Aurobindo [Aurobindo Ghose], Indian guru and nationalist, born in Calcutta, British India (d. 1950)
  • 1873-11-22 Leopold CMS Amery, British minister of Colonies (India), born in Gorakhpur, British India (d. 1955)
  • 1875-10-31 Vallabhbhai Patel, Indian freedom fighter and statesman, born in Gujarat, India (d. 1950)
  • 1876-09-15 Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Indian novelist (d. 1938)

Person of interestAga Khan III

1877-11-02 Aga Khan III, Shia Imam who was one of the founders of the All-India Muslim League and later President of the League of Nations (1937-38), born in Karachi, British India (d. 1957)

48th Shia Imam Aga Khan III
48th Shia Imam
Aga Khan III
  • 1877-11-09 Allama Iqbal, Indian philosopher and poet, born in Sialkot, Punjab Province, British India (d. 1938)
  • 1877-11-24 Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara, Indian CID Commissioner of Police (d. 1941)
  • 1878-02-21 Mirra Richard [The Mother], French-born Indian spiritual leader (Sri Aurobindo), born in Paris, France (d. 1973)
  • 1878-11-27 Jatindramohan Bagchi, Indian (Bengali) poet (d. 1948).
  • 1878-12-10 Rajaji, India's freedom fighter and the first Governor General of independent India (d. 1972)
  • 1879-02-13 Sarojini Naidu, Indian freedom fighter and poet, born in Hyperbad, India (d. 1949)
  • 1879-09-17 Periyar E. V. Ramasamy, Indian Social reformer (d. 1973)
  • 1880-04-10 Mohammed Nadir Shah, King of Afghanistan (1929-33), born in Dehra Dun, British India (d. 1933)
  • 1880-07-31 Munshi Premchand [Dhanpat Rai], Indian author, born in Lamhi, Benares State, British India (d. 1936)
  • 1880-10-08 Ernest Douwes Dekker, Indo-Dutch nationalist and founder of National-India Party, born in Pasuruan, Malang, Indonesia (d. 1950)
  • 1882-07-05 Inayat Khan, Indian sufi (d. 1927).
  • 1882-12-11 Subramanya Bharathy, Indian poet (d. 1921)
  • 1883-05-28 Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Indian activist (d. 1966)
  • 1884-12-03 Rajendra Prasad, Indian leader, First President of India (1950-62), born in Zeradai, British India (d. 1963)
  • 1885-02-14 Syed Zafarul Hasan, Indian-Pakistani Prominent Muslim philosopher (d. 1949)
  • 1886-05-25 Rash Behari Bose, leader against the British Raj in India (d. 1945)
  • 1886-11-02 Philip Merivale, British actor (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Nothing But Trouble), born in Rehutia, Manickpur, India (d. 1946)
  • 1886-11-02 Dhirendranath Datta, Bangladeshi politician, born in Ramrail, Tipperah, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 1971)
  • 1887-02-26 Benegal Narsing Rau, India, President of UN Security Council (1950)
  • 1887-06-07 William Walraven, Dutch journalist/writer (Indian Daily)
  • 1887-12-22 Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician (number theory), born in Erode, British India (d. 1920)
  • 1888-08-04 Syedna Taher Saifuddin, Bohra Spiritual Leader, born in Surat, India (d. 1965)
  • 1888-09-05 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Indian philosopher and leader, Second President of India (1962-67), born in Thiruttani, British India (d. 1975)
  • 1888-11-07 Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Indian physicist (Nobel Prize 1930 for light scattering), born in Tiruchirappalli, India (d. 1970)
  • 1888-11-11 Maulana Azad, 1st minister of education in independent India

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1896-11-02 Nizari Imam Aga Khan III (19) weds first cousin Shahzadi Begum in Pune, India

48th Shia Imam Aga Khan III
48th Shia Imam
Aga Khan III

HeartWedding of Interest

1942-03-26 Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi (25) weds politician and journalist Feroze Gandhi (29) at Anand Bhavan

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

HeartWedding of Interest

1973-06-03 Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan marries actress Jaya Bhaduri

  • 1997-08-28 British-Indian novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie (50) weds Elizabeth West
  • 2005-11-20 Bollywood actor Zayed Khan (25) weds Malaika Parekh at the Grand Maratha Sheraton in Mumbai, India
  • 2005-12-14 Bollywood actor Fardeen Khan (31) weds Mumtaz's daughter Natasha Madhvani at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai, India
  • 2006-03-16 Actress Divya Palat weds former MTV India VJ Aditya Hitkari at a temple in Matunga, India

HeartWedding of Interest

2007-03-03 Model and actress Elizabeth Hurley (41) weds Indian textile heir Arun Nayar (42) at Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire, England

  • 2007-04-20 Indian film actor and producer Abhishek Bachchan (31) weds actress Aishwarya Rai (33) at the Bachchan residence in Juhu, Mumbai

HeartWedding of Interest

2010-10-23 Singer-songwriter Katy Perry (25) weds actor-comedian Russell Brand (35) at luxury resort Aman-i-Khas in Northern India

Pop Star Katy Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry
Comedian Russell Brand
Comedian
Russell Brand
  • 2011-02-16 Indian tennis ace Mahesh Bhupati (36) weds Bollywood actress and former Miss Universe (2000) Lara Dutta (32) at Bandra, Mumbai
  • 2011-12-22 "Big Bang Theory" Indian actor Kunal Nayyar (30) weds Miss India 2006 winner Neha Kapur (28) in New Delhi, India
  • 2012-01-19 Indian bollywood actress Deepshikha Nagpal (34) weds Indian actor Kaishav Arora in Mumbai
  • 2016-01-19 "Ghajini" actress Asin Thottumkal (30) weds Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma in India
  • 2016-06-27 27th and present titular Maharaja of Mysore Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar (34) weds Trishika Kumari Singh in Mysore, India

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2012-07-16 Actor-comedian Russell Brand (36) divorces popstar Katy Perry (27) due to irreconcilable differences a year after the fairy-tale wedding in India

Comedian Russell Brand
Comedian
Russell Brand
Pop Star Katy Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 287

  • 0072-12-21 Thomas the Apostle dies in Mylapore, India (according to tradition)
  • 1351-03-20 Mohammed ibn-Tughluq, sultan of Delhi India, dies
  • 1510-03-01 Francisco de Almeida, Portuguese soldier, explorer and 1st Viceroy of India dies at Table Bay, Africa at about 59

Person of interestAfonso de Albuquerque

1515-12-15 Afonso de Albuquerque, Portuguese admiral, Duke of Goa and Viceroy of Portuguese India, dies at sea in sight of Goa at around 62

Admiral and Duke of Goa Afonso de Albuquerque
Admiral and Duke of Goa
Afonso de Albuquerque

Person of interestBabur

1530-12-26 Zahir-ud-din Muhammad Babur, Timurid founder and 1st Emperor of the Mughal dynasty in the Indian Subcontinent (1526-30), dies at 47

Founder of the Mughal Empire Babur
Founder of the Mughal Empire
Babur
  • 1539-03-05 Nuno da Cunha, Portuguese governor in India (b. 1487)

Person of interestAkbar

1605-10-27 Akbar, 3rd Mughal Emperor of India (1556-1605), dies at 63

Mughal Emperor Akbar
Mughal Emperor
Akbar
  • 1627-10-28 Jahangir, 4th Mughal Emperor of India (1605-27), dies at 58
  • 1629-04-19 Sigismondo d'India, Italian composer
  • 1666-01-22 Shah Jahan, 5th Mughal Emperor of India (1628-58) who built the Taj Mahal for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, dies at 74
  • 1680-04-03 Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, founder of the Maratha Empire, India (b. 1630)
  • 1680-04-03 Shivaji Bhonsle, Indian warrior (formed the Maratha Empire) dies of fever and dysentery around the age of 52
  • 1699-06-22 Josiah Child, English Governor of the East India Company (b. 1630)
  • 1707-02-20 Aurangzeb, Mogul emperor of India (1658-1707), dies
  • 1707-03-03 Aurangzeb, Emperor of India (1658-1707), dies at 88
  • 1713-02-11 Jahandar Shah, Mughal emperor of India (b. 1664)
  • 1755-07-09 Edward Braddock, British General, mortally wounded at Fort Duquesne during French & Indian War. Dies 13th July.
  • 1760-04-10 Gerard George Clifford, head of East-Indian Company, dies at 75
  • 1773-11-22 Robert Clive, English explorer and founder (British empire in India), dies at 49
  • 1781-05-18 Túpac Amaru II, Peruvian Indian revolutionary, a descendant of the last Inca ruler, Túpac Amaru (b. 1742)
  • 1799-05-04 Tipu Sultan, Indian military leader killed during Battle of Seringapatam (b. 1750)
  • 1818-08-22 Warren Hastings, 1st governor-general of India (1773-84), dies at 85
  • 1843-12-18 Thomas Graham, Lord Lynedoch, British Viceroy of India (b. 1748)
  • 1856-09-24 Henry, 1st viscount Hardinge of Lahore, gov-gen of India, dies
  • 1857-04-08 Mangal Pandey, Indian soldier (b. 1827)
  • 1858-06-17 Rani Lakshmibai, queen of Jhansi in North India, one of the leading figures of the Indian rebellion of 1857 (b. 1828)
  • 1860-10-12 Henry G W Smith, leader of British-Indian forces, dies at 73
  • 1869-02-15 Mirza Ghalib, Indian poet (b. 1796)
  • 1871-03-18 Augustus De Morgan, Indian-born British mathematician and logician (b. 1806)
  • 1883-02-17 Vasudeo Balwant Phadke, Indian revolutionary (b. 1845)
  • 1886-08-16 Ramakrishna, Indian mystic and yogi, dies at 50
  • 1893-11-07 Constantly Lievens, Flemish missionary in India, dies at 37
  • 1894-04-08 Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyaya, Indian writer (Mrinalini, Anandamath), dies at 55
  • 1898-03-01 George Bruce Malleson, English officer in India and author, dies at 72
  • 1898-03-27 Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian Muslim intellectual and one of the founding fathers of Pakistan dies at 80
  • 1900-04-24 George Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll and Secretary of State for India (1868-74, 1880-85), dies at 76
  • 1902-07-04 Swami Vivekananda, Indian Hindu spiritual leader and a key figure in the introduction of Yoga to the Western world, dies while meditating at 39
  • 1904-02-23 Mahendralal Sarkar, Indian homeopath doctor and founder of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, dies at 70
  • 1905-01-19 Debendranath Tagore, Indian philosopher (b. 1817)
  • 1905-03-26 Maurice Barrymore [Herbert Blythe], Indian-born British actor and patriarch of the Barrymore family, dies from syphilis at 55
  • 1906-10-05 Raja Ravi Varma, Indian painter, dies at 58
  • 1908-08-11 Khudiram Bose, Indian freedom fighter (b. 1889)
  • 1914-02-22 Valliamma Mudaliar, took part in Indian passive resistance, dies of a fever contracted in prison
  • 1915-02-19 Gopal Krishna Gokhale, India's social reformer/politician, dies
  • 1918-07-22 Indra Lal Roy, Indian pilot (b. 1898)
  • 1918-10-15 Sai Baba of Shirdi, Indian saint (b. circa 1838)
  • 1919-05-27 Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Social reformer of Andhra Pradesh, dies at 71
  • 1920-04-26 Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician (number theory), dies of illness at 32
  • 1920-08-01 Bal Gangadhar Tilak, early Indian nationalist leader, dies at 64
  • 1925-06-16 Chittaranjan Das, Indian lawyer, politician and activist (founded Swaraj Party), dies at 55
  • 1927-02-05 Inayat Khan, Indian sufi
  • 1927-06-13 Henry CK "Clan" Petty-Fitzmaurice, gov of India (1888-94), dies at 82
  • 1928-11-17 Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian author, politician, & freedom fighter (b. 1865)

Person of interestBhagat Singh

1931-03-23 Bhagat Singh, Indian freedom fighter, hanged at 23

Indian Independence Fighter Bhagat Singh
Indian Independence Fighter
Bhagat Singh
  • 1932-05-20 Bipin Chandra Pal, Indian nationalist and freedom fighter, dies at 73
  • 1933-04-01 Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford, 22nd Governor of New South Wales (1908-13) and Viceroy of British India (1916-21), dies at 64
  • 1933-09-20 Annie Besant, English social reformer and supporter of Indian independence, dies at 85
  • 1934-01-12 Surya Sen "Master Da", Indian activist for independence (Chittagong armoury raid), hanged at 39
  • 1936-09-19 Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Indian musician (b. 1860)
  • 1937-11-23 Jagadish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist, ploymath and writer, dies at 78
  • 1938-04-21 Allama Iqbal, Indian philosopher and poet, dies at 60
  • 1940-01-01 Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)
  • 1941-03-28 Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara, Indian Police Commissioner (b. 1877)

Person of interestRabindranath Tagore

1941-08-07 Rabindranath Tagore, Indian philosopher, poet, writer (Nobel Prize for Literature 1913), dies at 80

  • 1945-08-18 Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian revolutionary and nationalist, dies of injuries from a plane crash at 48

Person of interestMahatma Gandhi

1948-01-30 Mahatma Gandhi, India's political and spiritual leader, assassinated in New Delhi by Hindu extremists at 78

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1949-03-02 Sarojini Naidu, Indian freedom fighter and poet, dies at 70
  • 1949-06-19 Syed Zafarul Hasan, Indian-Pakistani Prominent Muslim philosopher, dies at 64
  • 1950-02-20 Sarat Chandra Bose, Indian activist for independence, dies at 60
  • 1950-04-14 Sri Ramana Maharshi, Indian philosopher (b. 1879)
  • 1950-08-08 Ernest Douwes Dekker, Indo-Dutch nationalist and founder of National-India Party, dies at 70
  • 1950-12-05 Shri Aurobindo [Aurobindo Ghose], Indian guru and nationalist, dies at 78
  • 1950-12-15 Vallabhbhai Patel, Indian freedom fighter and statesman, dies at 75
  • 1951-12-05 Abanindranath Tagore, Indian writer (b. 1871)
  • 1952-01-05 Victor Alexander John Hope, viceroy of India (1936-43), dies at 64
  • 1952-03-07 Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (Autobiography of a Yogi), dies at 59
  • 1953-12-10 Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Indian-born scholar and translator (b. 1872)
  • 1955-09-16 Leopold CMS Amery, British minister of Colonies (India), dies at 81

Person of interestB.R. Ambedkar

1956-12-06 B.R. Ambedkar [Baba Saheb], Indian politician, jurist (architect of the Constitution of India) and social reformer who inspired the Dalit Buddhist Movement, dies after suffering from diabetes at 65

Jurist and Social Reformer B.R. Ambedkar
Jurist and Social Reformer
B.R. Ambedkar
  • 1959-12-23 Edward FLW Halifax, English viscount/viceroy of India, dies at 78
  • 1962-04-12 Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, Indian politician and engineer (b. 1861)
  • 1963-02-28 Rajendra Prasad, Indian leader, First President of India (1950-62), dies at 78
  • 1963-12-02 Sabu [Dastagir], Indian actor (The Thief of Bagdad, Elephant Boy, Drum), dies of a heart attack at 39

Person of interestJawaharlal Nehru

1964-05-27 Jawaharlal Nehru, 1st Prime Minister of India (1947-64) and important leader of the Indian independence movement, dies of an assumed heart attack at 74

1st Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru
1st Prime Minister of India
Jawaharlal Nehru
  • 1964-10-10 Guru Dutt [Vasanth Padukone], Indian Bollywood actor, regarded as one of the greatest film directors of all time (Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool), dies from an accidental overdose at 39
  • 1966-01-11 Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indian politician, Prime Minister of India (1964-66), dies under suspicious circumstances at 61
  • 1966-01-24 Homi J. Bhabha, Indian physicist (b. 1909)
  • 1966-02-26 Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Indian freedom fighter and writer (b. 1883)
  • 1967-10-12 Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, Indian Socialist politician, dies at 57
  • 1969-01-31 Meher Baba, Indian guru (b. 1894)
  • 1969-02-23 Madhubala [Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dehlavi], Indian actress regarded as "The Venus of Indian Cinema", dies of a heart condition at 36
  • 1969-05-03 Zakir Husain, 3rd President of India (1967-69) and scholar, dies at 72
  • 1969-06-24 Ted Hecht, actor (Time to Kill, Song of India, Gangster)

Person of interestE. M. Forster

1970-06-07 E. M. Forster, English writer and novelist (Maurice, Passage to India), dies at 91

Writer and Novelist E. M. Forster
Writer and Novelist
E. M. Forster
  • 1970-07-24 Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman (b. 1897)
  • 1970-11-21 Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Indian physicist (Nobel Prize 1930 for light scattering), dies at 82
  • 1971-12-31 Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist (b. 1919)
  • 1972-03-31 Meena Kumari, Indian actress (b. 1932)
  • 1972-07-28 Charu Majumdar, Indian revolutionary leader (b. 1918)
  • 1972-09-27 S. R. Ranganathan, Indian mathematician (b. 1892)