Varanasi in History

Uttar Pradesh: Agra - Lucknow

Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 2018-05-15 Flyover collapses in Varanasi, India, killing at least 18
  • 2019-02-16 India's new high-speed train the Vande Bharat Express breaks down on its first return trip on Delhi to Varanasi route

Famous Birthdays

  • 1835-11-19 Lakshmi Bai, Indian Queen of the princely state of Jhansi in North India and leader of the Indian Mutiny (1857-58), born in Benares, Kingdom of Kashi-Benares (Varanasi) (d. 1858)
  • 1850-09-09 Harishchandra, Indian poet, dramatist and commonly referred as "father of modern Hindi", born in Vārānasi, India (d. 1885)
  • 1889-01-30 Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist and novelist, born in Varanasi, India (d. 1937)
  • 1905-12-28 Maharajkumar of Vizianagram "Vizzy", Indian cricket batsman, captain, administrator, broadcaster and politician (3 Tests), born in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India (d. 1965)

Person of interestRavi Shankar

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

Musician Ravi Shankar
Musician
Ravi Shankar