Gujarat in History

Gujarat: Ahmedabad

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.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1458-05-25 Mahmud Begada, Sultan of Gujarat (d. 1511)
  • 1869-04-11 Kasturba Gandhi, Wife of Mohandas Gandhi, born in Gujarat, India (d. 1944)
  • 1875-10-31 Vallabhbhai Patel, Indian freedom fighter and statesman, born in Gujarat, India (d. 1950)
  • 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)
  • 1926-10-27 Nana Joshi [Padmanabh Govind Joshi], Indian cricket wicketkeeper (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)
  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • 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