Indian History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 631

  • 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)
  • 1908-07-03 Indian nationalist Bal Gangadhar Tilak arrested for sedition by the British in wake of Muzzafarpur bombing
  • 1909-05-06 Indian nationalist Sri Aurobindo acquitted in the Alipore Bomb Case in Calcutta, India
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1911-04-27 Indian passive resistance is suspended when General J.C. Smuts enters into negotiations with Mahatma Gandhi

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
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
  • 1916-05-24 Last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname
  • 1916-08-01 Annie Besant founds the India Home Rule League
  • 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
  • 1923-01-09 Swaraj political party founded in India with Chittaranjan Das as president and Motilal Nehru its secretary
  • 1924-07-11 Muslim-Hindu rebellion in Delhi, India
  • 1926-08-28 Indian Emil Levsen pitches complete doubleheader victory (Red Sox)
  • 1926-12-28 Imperial Airways begins England-India mail & passenger service

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1928-08-30 Jawaharlal Nehru requests independence of India

1st Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru
1st Prime Minister of India
Jawaharlal Nehru
  • 1928-10-28 Indian freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai injured leading silent protest against visiting British commission in Lahore (dies of injuries 17th November)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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, Bengal province, British India, 80 troops and 12 revolutionaries killed
  • 1930-12-10 Indian Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman is presented with the Nobel Prize for Physics for work on light scattering - first Asian and non-white to win a Science Nobel
  • 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.
  • 1932-09-25 Poona Act signed by Madan Mohan Malaviya and B R. Amedkar in India, reserving legislative seats for depressed classes (untouchables)
  • 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 another hunger strike

  • 1934-01-15 8.4 earthquake in India/Nepal, 10,700 die
  • 1934-04-07 In India, Mahatma Gandhi suspends his campaign of civil disobedience
  • 1934-08-02 William Franks twirls an indian club overhead 17,280 times in 1 hour
  • 1935-05-31 7.7 magnitude earthquake hits Quetta in Balochistan, British Raj (Pakistan) killing an estimated 50,000 people
  • 1936-02-08 Pandit Jawaharlal suceeds Mahatma 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 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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1947-08-29 B.R. Ambedkar is appointed chairman of the drafting committee for the Indian constitution

Jurist and Social Reformer B.R. Ambedkar
Jurist and Social Reformer
B.R. Ambedkar
  • 1947-09-07 Battles between Hindus & Muslims in New Delhi, India
  • 1947-10-25 Bradman scores 156 for SA v India, 152 mins, 22 fours
  • 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
  • 1948-06-21 Lord Mountbatten resigns as Governor General of India (formerly the last Viceroy)
  • 1948-09-12 Invasion of the State of Hyderabad by the Indian Army on the day after the Pakistani leader Jinnah's death.
  • 1949-01-14 Black and Indian race rebellion in Durban, South Africa; 142 die

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 610

  • 1889-01-30 Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist and novelist, born in Varanasi, India (d. 1937)
  • 1889-09-06 Sarat Chandra Bose, Indian activist for independence, born in Howrah, British India (d. 1950)

Person of interestJawaharlal Nehru

1889-11-14 Jawaharlal Nehru, 1st Prime Minister of India (1947-64) and important leader of the Indian independence movement, born in Allahabad, North-Western Provinces, British India (d. 1964)

1st Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru
1st Prime Minister of India
Jawaharlal Nehru
  • 1891-03-24 John Knittel, Swiss writer, born in Dharwar, India (d. 1970)

Person of interestB.R. Ambedkar

1891-04-14 B.R. Ambedkar [Baba Saheb], Indian politician, jurist (architect of the Constitution of India) and social reformer who inspired the Dalit Buddhist Movement, born in Mhow, India (d. 1956)

Jurist and Social Reformer B.R. Ambedkar
Jurist and Social Reformer
B.R. Ambedkar
  • 1893-01-05 Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (Autobiography of a Yogi), born in Gorakhpur, India (d. 1952)
  • 1894-01-01 Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian physicist ( Bose–Einstein statistics), born in Calcutta, British India (d. 1974)
  • 1894-02-25 Meher Baba, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1969)
  • 1894-03-22 Surya Sen "Master Da", Indian activist for independence (Chittagong armoury raid), born in Chittagong, British India (d. 1934)
  • 1894-04-10 Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian industrialist and educator, born in Pilani, Rajputana, India (d. 1983)
  • 1894-05-20 Chandrashekarendra Saraswati, Indian Hindu sage, Jivanmukta (d. 1994)

Person of interestEdward VIII

1894-06-23 Edward VIII, King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire and Emperor of India (Jan 20th, 1936 until his abdication on Dec 11th, 1936), born in Richmond, England (d. 1972)

King of Great Britain Edward VIII
King of Great Britain
Edward VIII
  • 1894-08-10 V.V. [Varahagiri Venkata] Giri, Fourth President of India (1969-74), born in Berhampur, British India (d. 1980)
  • 1895-05-12 Jiddu Krishnamurti, India, philosopher (Songs of Life) [NS=May 22]
  • 1895-05-22 Jiddu Krishnamurti, India, philosopher (Songs of Life) [OS=May 12]
  • 1895-06-03 Kavalam Madhava Panikkar, India, diplomat (Asia & Western Dominance)
  • 1895-09-01 Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar, Indian musician (d. 1974)
  • 1896-02-29 Morarji Desai, Indian politician and activist, 4th Prime Minister of India (1977-79), born in Bhadeli, British India (d. 1995)
  • 1896-04-30 Anandamayi Ma [Nirmala Sundari], Indian spiritual leader, born in Kheora, British India (now Bangladesh)
  • 1896-09-01 A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Indian guru, founder of International Society for Krishna Consciousness, born in Calcutta, British India (d. 1977)
  • 1896-11-12 Salim Ali, Indian ornithologist (d. 1987)
  • 1897-01-23 Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian politician and nationalist, born in Cuttack, British India (d. 1945)
  • 1897-02-08 Zakir Husain, 3rd President of India (1967-69) and scholar, born in Hyderabad, Hyderabad State (d. 1969)
  • 1897-04-19 Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1970)
  • 1897-05-03 V. K. Krishna Menon, Indian nationalist, Minister of Defense (1957-62), born in Tellicherry, British India (d. 1974)
  • 1897-11-23 Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Indian writer (d. 1999)
  • 1898-07-04 Gulzarilal Nanda, Indian politician and economist, temporary Prime Minster of India (1964, 1966), born in Sialkot, British India (d. 1998)
  • 1898-12-02 Indra Lal Roy, Indian pilot (d. 1918)
  • 1898-12-05 Josh Malihabadi, Urdu poet of India and Pakistan (d. 1982)
  • 1900-06-25 Louis Mountbatten, of Burma, British naval officer and statesman, last Viceroy of India (1947), born in Windsor, England (d. 1979)

Person of interestVijaya Lakshmi Pandit

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)
  • 1902-12-23 Charan Singh, Indian politician, 5th Prime Minister of India (1979-80), born in Noorpur District, British India (d. 1987)

Person of interestGeorge Orwell

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)
  • 1904-07-29 J. R. D. Tata, Indian industrialist (d. 1993)
  • 1904-10-01 A.K. Gopalan, Indian communist leader (d. 1977)
  • 1904-10-02 Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indian politician, Prime Minister of India (1964-66), born in Mughalsarai, British India (d. 1966)
  • 1905-05-13 Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, Indian leader, fifth President of India (1974-77), born in Delhi, British India (d. 1977)
  • 1905-08-29 Dhyan Chand, Indian field hockey player (Olympic gold 1928, 1932, 1936), born in Allahabad, British India (d. 1979)
  • 1905-09-09 Hussain Sha - Indian Saint, Philosopher, Pithapuram
  • 1906-02-03 George Adamson [Baba ya Simba - "Father of Lions"], British conservationist (Born Free), born in Etawah, India (d. 1989)
  • 1906-05-29 Terence Hanbury White, novelist (England Have My Bones), born in Mumbai, India

Person of interestT. H. White

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 interestR.K. Narayan

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 interestBhagat Singh

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 independence activist and politician, born in Chandwa, Bhojpur, Bihar, British India (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, British actor (The Three Musketeers, Tower of London, Return of Fly), born in Rawalpindi, Punjab, British India (d. 1963)
  • 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)
  • 1910-01-02 Srirangam Srinivasarao [Sri Sri], Telugu Poet, born in Visakhapatnam, India (d. 1983)
  • 1910-01-30 C Subramaniam, Indian politician (d. 2000)
  • 1910-07-03 Eric Franklin, Indian civil servant

Person of interestMother Teresa

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 R. [Ramaswamy] Venkataraman, Indian politician, eighth President of India (1987-92), born in Rajamadam, British India (d. 2009)
  • 1911-02-19 Merle Oberon, British actress (That Uncertain Feeling, Wuthering Heights), born in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India (d. 1979)
  • 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 [Dadamoni, Kumudlal Kunjilal Ganguly], Indian actor (Mahal, Afsana), born in Bhagalpur, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 2001)

Person of interestKim Philby

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)

  • 1912-02-27 Lawrence Durrell, Indian-British writer (Private Country, Alexandria Quartet), born in Jalandhar, Punjab, British India (d. 1990)
  • 1912-02-27 Kusumagraj, Indian writer (d. 1999)
  • 1913-05-01 Balraj Sahni [Yudhishthir], Indian Bollywood actor (Dharti Ke Lal), born in Rawalpindi, Punjab (d. 1973)
  • 1913-05-19 Sanjiva Reddy, Indian politician, sixth President of India (1977-82), born in Illur, British India (d. 1996)

Person of interestVivien Leigh

1913-11-05 Vivien Leigh, English actress (Gone With The Wind, A Streetcar Named Desire), born in Darjeeling, Bengal Presidency, India (d. 1967)

Actress Vivien Leigh
Actress
Vivien Leigh
  • 1914-02-01 A K Hangal, Indian freedom fighter and Bollywood character actor (Aaina, Sholay), born in Sialkot, Punjab, British India (d. 2012)
  • 1914-03-29 Chapman Pincher, British journalist and author (about secret service), born in Ambala, Punjab, India (d. 2014)
  • 1914-07-08 Jyoti Basu, Indian politician
  • 1914-09-12 Rais Amrohvi, Pakistani poet and psychoanalyst, born in Amroha, India (d. 1988)
  • 1915-02-21 Godfrey Brown, British athlete, 4 X 400m runner (Olympic gold 1936), born in Bankura, India (d. 1995)
  • 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, Indian politician, seventh President of India (1982-87), born in Sandhwan, British India (d. 1994)
  • 1916-05-08 Swami Chinmayananda, Indian spiritualist (d. 1993)
  • 1916-07-31 Sibte Hassan, Pakistani activist, journalist and writer, born in Ambari Azamgarh Uttar Pradesh, India (d. 1986)
  • 1916-08-03 Shakeel Badayuni, Indian poet and lyricist (d. 1970)
  • 1916-09-15 Margaret Lockwood, British actress (Cast a Dark Shadow, The Lady Vanishes), born in Karachi, India (d. 1990)
  • 1916-09-16 M.S. [Madurai Shanmukhavadivu] Subbulakshmi, Indian singer (1st singer to be awarded the Bharat Ratna), born in Madurai, Madras Presidency (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, actress (1 of Our Aircraft is Missing), born in Karachi, India
  • 1917-11-05 Banarsi Das Gupta, Indian former Chief Minister of Haryana (d. 2007)

Person of interestIndira Gandhi

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 interestSpike Milligan

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

Comedian and author Spike Milligan
Comedian and author
Spike Milligan

Person of interestGuy Gibson

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

RAF Pilot Guy Gibson
RAF Pilot
Guy Gibson
  • 1918-08-19 Shankar Dayal Sharma, Indian politician, ninth President of India (1992-97), born in Bhopal, British India (d. 1999)
  • 1918-08-24 Sikander Bakht, Indian politician, Governor of Kerala, born in Delhi, India (d. 2004)
  • 1918-12-14 B.K.S. Iyengar, Indian yoga advocate
  • 1918-12-23 Kumar Pallana, Indian character actor and vaudevillian (Bottle Rocket, Rushmore), born in Indore, India (d. 2013)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 287

  • 1973-04-13 Balraj Sahni [Yudhishthir], Indian Bollywood actor (Dharti Ke Lal), dies of cardiac arrest at 59
  • 1973-09-11 Neem Karoli Baba, Indian guru
  • 1973-11-17 Mirra Richard [The Mother], French-born Indian spiritual leader (Sri Aurobindo), dies at 95
  • 1974-02-04 Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian physicist ( Bose–Einstein statistics), dies at 80
  • 1975-04-17 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Indian philosopher and leader, Second President of India (1962-67), dies at 86
  • 1975-10-02 Kumaraswami Kamaraj, Indian political leader, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (b. 1903)
  • 1975-10-31 SD Burman, Indian musician (b. 1906)
  • 1976-08-27 Mukesh, Indian playback singer (b. 1923)
  • 1977-02-11 Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, Indian leader, fifth President of India (1974-77), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • 1977-03-22 A.K. Gopalan, Indian Communist leader (b. 1904)
  • 1977-11-14 A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Indian guru, founder of International Society for Krishna Consciousness, dies at 81
  • 1979-01-27 Qalander Baba Auliya, Indian Sufi master (Azeemiyya order), dies at about 81
  • 1979-08-27 Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, British naval officer and statesman, last Voceroy of India (1947), is assassinated by an IRA bomb on his boat in Ireland at 79
  • 1979-12-03 Dhyan Chand, Indian field hockey player (Olympic gold 1928, 1932, 1936), dies at 74
  • 1980-06-23 Sanjay Gandhi, Indian politician, dies in a plane crash at 33
  • 1980-06-23 V.V. [Varahagiri Venkata] Giri, Fourth President of India (1969-74), dies at 85
  • 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
  • 1981-09-23 Chief Dan George [Tes-wah-no], Canadian Indian author, poet and actor (Harry & Tonto, Little Big Man, Smith!), dies from heart failure at 82
  • 1981-12-26 Savithri, Indian actress (b. 1937)
  • 1982-02-22 Josh Malihabadi, Urdu poet of India and Pakistan (b. 1898)
  • 1982-08-27 Anandamayi Ma [Nirmala Sundari], Indian spiritual leader, dies at 86
  • 1983-01-11 Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian industrialist and educator, dies at 88
  • 1983-06-15 Srirangam Srinivasarao [Sri Sri], Indian Telugu poet, dies at 73
  • 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

Person of interestIndira Gandhi

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)
  • 1985-11-06 Sanjeev Kumar [Harihar Jariwala], Indian Bollywood actor (Angoor, Dastak, Koshish), dies of a heart attack at 47
  • 1986-02-17 Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (Kingdom Happiness), dies at 90
  • 1986-07-06 Jagjivan Ram, Indian independence activist and politician, dies at 78
  • 1987-05-29 Charan Singh, Indian politician, 5th Prime Minister of India (1979-80), dies at 84
  • 1987-10-09 Guru Gopinath, Indian classical dancer (b. 1908)
  • 1987-10-13 Kishore Kumar, Indian singer and actor, dies at 58
  • 1987-12-11 G. A. Kulkarni, Indian (Marathi) writer (b. 1923)
  • 1988-06-02 Raj Kapoor, Indian actor known as "the greatest showman of Hindi cinema" (Awaara, Boot Polish), dies of complications related to asthma at 63
  • 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-British writer (Private Country, Alexandria Quartet), dies of a stroke at 78

Person of interestVijaya Lakshmi Pandit

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
  • 1993-08-19 Utpal Dutt, Indian actor and director (Manusher Adhikar), dies at 64
  • 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)
  • 1994-03-01 Manmohan Desai, Indian filmmaker (Amar Akbar Anthony, Suhaag), dies at 57
  • 1994-08-26 Tariq Yunus, Indian actor (Ashanti, Deceivers), dies at 54
  • 1994-12-25 Zail Singh, Indian politician, seventh President of India (1982-87), dies of injuries from a motor accident at 78
  • 1995-04-10 Morarji Desai, Indian politician and activist, 4th Prime Minister of India (1977-79), dies at 99
  • 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
  • 1996-06-01 Sanjiva Reddy, Indian politician, sixth President of India (1977-82), 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 interestMother Teresa

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, Indian politician and economist. temporary Prime Minster of India (1964, 1966), dies at 99
  • 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, Indian politician, ninth President of India (1992-97), dies at 81
  • 2000-07-10 Vakkom Majeed, Indian Freedom fighter, Travancore-Cochin Legislative member (b. 1909)
  • 2000-11-07 Chidambaram Subramaniam, Indian politician (b. 1910)

Person of interestR.K. Narayan

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 [Dadamoni, Kumudlal Kunjilal Ganguly], Indian actor (Mahal, Afsana), dies from chronic asthma at 90
  • 2002-07-06 Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian businessman (b. 1932)
  • 2002-07-07 Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian business tycoon (b. 1933)
  • 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
  • 2003-07-29 Johnny Walker [Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi], Indian actor (Madhumati, Chachi 420), dies at 82
  • 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)
  • 2004-02-23 Sikander Bakht, Indian politician, Governor of Kerala, dies at 85
  • 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, dies at 63
  • 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. [Madurai Shanmukhavadivu] Subbulakshmi, Indian singer (1st singer to be awarded the Bharat Ratna), dies at 88
  • 2004-12-21 Autar Singh Paintal, Indian medical scientist (b. 1925)
  • 2004-12-23 P. V. Narasimha Rao, Indian politiican, Prime Minister of India (1991-96), dies at 83
  • 2005-01-03 JN Dixit, Indian government official (b. 1936)
  • 2005-01-12 Amrish Puri, Indian actor (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom- Mola Ram, Mr. India), dies of a cerebral haemorrhage at 72
  • 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)