Gujarat in History

Gujarat: Ahmedabad

Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1960-05-01 India's Bombay state split into Gujarat & Maharashtra states
  • 2001-01-26 An earthquake hits Gujarat, India, causing more than 20,000 deaths.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018-10-31 Worlds biggest statue, the Statue of Unity is unveiled of Indian independence leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at 182 meters in Gujarat state

Indian Freedom Fighter and Politician Sardar Patel
Indian Freedom Fighter and Politician
Sardar Patel

Famous Birthdays

  • 1458-05-25 Mahmud Begada, Sultan of Gujarat (successfully captured Pavagadh and Junagadh forts in battles), born in Ahmedabad, India (d. 1511)
  • 1869-04-11 Kasturba Gandhi, Wife of Mohandas Gandhi, born in Gujarat, India (d. 1944)

Person of interestSardar Patel

1875-10-31 Vallabhbhai Patel, Indian freedom fighter and statesman, born in Gujarat, India (d. 1950)

Indian Freedom Fighter and Politician Sardar Patel
Indian Freedom Fighter and Politician
Sardar Patel
  • 1910-12-04 Amar Singh, Indian cricket all-rounder (7 Tests, 28 wickets; India's first half-century in Test cricket), born in Rajkot, Gujarat, India (d. 1940)
  • 1916-01-22 Harilal Upadhyay, Gujarati Author, Poet, Astrologist (Gujarat is a State of India) (d. 1994)
  • 1921-12-07 Pramukh Swami Maharaj, Indian Hindu spiritual leader (BAPS), born in Chansad, Gujarat (d. 2016)
  • 1922-03-04 Dina Pathak [Ghandi], Indian Gujarati theatre actress, director and activist (President-National Federation of Indian Women), born in Amreli, Gujarat, India (d. 2002)
  • 1924-11-26 Jasu Patel, Indian cricketer (Indian off-spinner, 9-69 v Aust 1959), born in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India (d. 1992)
  • 1925-12-12 Ghulam Guard, Indian cricketer (lefty pace bowler in 2 Tests for India 1959), born in Surat, Gujarat (d. 1978)
  • 1926-10-27 Nana Joshi [Padmanabh Govind Joshi], Indian cricket wicket-keeper (Indian National Team during 1950's), born in Baroda, Gujarat, India (d. 1987)
  • 1928-01-01 Abdul Sattar Edhi, Pakistani philanthropist (Edhi Foundation), born in Bantva, Gujarat (d. 2016)
  • 1936-05-25 Rusi Surti, Indian cricketer (Indian slow lefty, hat-trick for Qld 1969), born in Surat, Gujarat, India (d. 2013)
  • 1940-08-20 Rex Sellers, Australian cricketer leg-spinner (bowled 5 overs in Tests), born in Bulsar, Gujarat, India
  • 1945-05-03 Sadiq Mohammad, Pakistani cricketer (attacking Pakistan opening batsman 1969-81), born in Junagadh, Gujarat, British India

Person of interestNarendra Modi

1950-09-17 Narendra Modi, 15th Prime Minister of India, born in Vadnagar, Gujarat

15th Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi
15th Prime Minister of India
Narendra Modi
  • 1952-08-01 Yajurvindra Singh, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman late 70's), born in Rajkot, Gujarat
  • 1971-09-06 Devang Gandhi, Indian cricketer, born in Bhavnagar, Gujarat
  • 1983-07-12 Munaf Patel, Indian cricket medium-fast bowler (13 Tests, 35 wickets; 70 ODIs), born in Ikhar, Gujarat, India

Famous Deaths

  • 1511-11-23 Mahmud Begada, Sultan of Gujarat (successfully captured Pavagadh and Junagadh forts in battles), dies at 66
  • 2002-10-11 Dina Pathak [Ghandi], Indian Gujarati theatre actress, director and activist (President-National Federation of Indian Women), dies of a heart attack at 80