Indian History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 631

  • 1949-02-19 Mass arrests of communists in India
  • 1949-03-05 The Jharkhand Party is founded in India.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1949-05-12 1st foreign woman ambassador received in USA (Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit of India)

Indian Politician and Diplomat Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
Indian Politician and Diplomat
Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
  • 1949-07-24 Indian pitcher Bob Lemon hits 2 HRs to beat Senators, 7-5
  • 1949-09-14 India's Constituent Assembly adopts Hindi as an official language. Celebrated today as Hindi Day.
  • 1949-09-23 Indian owner Bill Veeck holds funeral services to bury 1948 pennant
  • 1949-10-15 Administration of territory of Manipur taken over by Indian government
  • 1949-10-15 Tripura accedes to Indian union
  • 1949-11-26 The Constituent Assembly of India formally adopts a new constitution
  • 1949-12-30 India recognizes People's Republic of China
  • 1950-01-01 The state of Ajaigarh is ceded to the Government of India.
  • 1950-01-26 Constitution of independent India comes into effect, Rajendra Prasad elected India's first president
  • 1950-07-02 Indian Bob Feller, wins his 200th game, 5-3 over Detroit
  • 1950-08-15 8.6 earthquake in India kills 20,000 to 30,000
  • 1950-08-15 Srikakulam district is formed in Andhra Pradesh, India.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1950-10-26 Mother Teresa founds Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • 1950-11-06 King Tribhuvana of Nepal flees to India
  • 1950-12-05 Sikkim becomes a protectorate of India

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1952-01-21 Jawaharlal Nehru's Congress party wins general election in India

1st Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru
1st Prime Minister of India
Jawaharlal Nehru
  • 1952-02-10 India holds its first general election: Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru remains in power
  • 1952-05-13 Jawaharlal Nehru becomes premier of India
  • 1952-05-13 The Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, holds its first sitting
  • 1952-07-19 Freddie Trueman takes 8-31, India all out 58 at Old Trafford
  • 1952-07-19 India all out 82 in 2nd innings after making 52 earlier in the day
  • 1952-10-16 Pakistan's 1st Test starts, v India at Delhi
  • 1952-10-18 Vinoo Mankad takes 13 Pakistan wkts to win 1st India-Pak clash
  • 1952-10-25 Nazar Mohammad scores Pakistan's 1st Test century 124* v India
  • 1953-04-01 Walcott Worrell & Weekes all make centuries in innings v India
  • 1953-10-01 Indian state of Andhra Pradesh partitioned from Madras
  • 1954-10-02 Former French possession of Chandernagore made part of West Bengal, India
  • 1954-10-10 1st National Film Awards (India): "Shyamchi Aai" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1954-11-01 India takes over administration of 4 French Indian settlements

MurderAssassination Attempt

1955-04-11 Chartered Air India plane the "Kashmir Princess" is bombed and crashes into the South China Sea in a failed assassination attempt on Zhou Enlai by a Kuomintang secret agent

Premier of the People's Republic of China Zhou Enlai
Premier of the People's Republic of China
Zhou Enlai
  • 1955-04-30 Imperial Bank of India nationalized
  • 1955-05-02 India proposal to discrimination against Dalits or "Untouchables" punishable
  • 1955-05-05 Indian parliament accepts Hindu divorce
  • 1955-06-07 India Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru visit USSR
  • 1955-08-26 "Pather Panchali", Indian film directed by Satyajit Ray, starring Subir Banerjee, Kanu Banerjee and Karuna Banerjee, is released
  • 1955-12-21 2nd National Film Awards (India): "Mirza Ghalib" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1956-09-01 Indian state of Tripura becomes a territory
  • 1956-09-02 Collapse of a rail bridge under a train kills 120 (India)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1956-10-14 Indian social reformer B.R. Ambedkar and 500,000 supporters convert to Buddhism in Nagpur

Jurist and Social Reformer B.R. Ambedkar
Jurist and Social Reformer
B.R. Ambedkar
  • 1956-11-01 Delhi becomes a territory of Indian union
  • 1956-11-01 Indian state of Madhya Pradesh forms
  • 1956-11-01 Indian states of Punjab, Patiala & PEPSU merge as Punjab protection
  • 1956-11-01 Formation of Kerala state in India.
  • 1957-01-23 Indian nationalist V. K. Krishna Menon begins the longest ever speech defending India's stand on Kashmir at the UN - 8 hours over 2 days
  • 1957-01-26 India annexes Kashmir
  • 1957-03-22 Republic of India adopts Saka calendar along with Gregorian
  • 1957-04-28 4th National Film Awards (India): "Kabuliwala" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1958-04-16 5th National Film Awards (India): "Do Aankhen Barah Haath" wins the Golden Lotus

  • 1959-01-01 Rohan Kanhai completes 256 v India at Calcutta

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1959-03-30 Dalai Lama flees China and is granted political asylum in India

14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso
  • 1959-04-28 6th National Film Awards (India): "Sagar Sangamey" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1959-07-27 Abbas Ali Baig scores 112 for India v England on debut
  • 1959-08-24 England complete 5-0 series drubbing of India
  • 1959-09-21 600 Indian Dutch emigrate to US
  • 1959-10-23 Chinese troops move into India, 17 die
  • 1959-12-20 Jasu Patel takes 9-69, India v Australia at Kanpur
  • 1960-02-12 Chinese army kills 12 Indian soldiers
  • 1960-05-01 India's Bombay state split into Gujarat & Maharashtra states
  • 1960-05-01 7th National Film Awards (India): "Apur Sansar" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1961-03-31 8th National Film Awards (India): "Anuradha" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1961-11-05 India's Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru arrives in NY
  • 1961-12-17 India seizes Goa & 2 other Portuguese colonies
  • 1961-12-18 India annexes Portuguese colonies of Goa, Damao & Diu
  • 1962-02-25 India Congress Party wins elections
  • 1962-04-21 9th National Film Awards (India): "Bhagini Nivedita" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1962-05-14 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan elected second President of India
  • 1962-05-30 69 killed in bus crash (Ahmedabad India)
  • 1962-09-08 Chinese troops exceed Mac-Mahon-line (Tibet-India boundary)
  • 1962-10-10 Indies assault up Chinese positions in North-India attack
  • 1962-10-20 Chinese army lands in India
  • 1962-11-21 The Chinese People's Liberation Army declares a unilateral cease-fire in the Sino-Indian War.
  • 1963-04-20 10th National Film Awards (India): "Dada Thakur" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1963-05-28 Estimated 22,000 die in a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal (India)
  • 1963-07-13 Indian government announces it will cut last remaining links with South Africa by refusing landing facilities to South African aircraft
  • 1963-12-01 Nagaland becomes a state of Indian union
  • 1964-01-13 Hindu-Muslim rioting breaks out in the Indian city of Calcutta - now Kolkata - resulting in the deaths of more than 100 people.
  • 1964-02-09 Hanumant Singh scores 105 India v England on debut at Delhi
  • 1964-04-25 11th National Film Awards (India): "Shehar Aur Sapna" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1964-06-02 Lal Bahadur Sjastri elected premier of India
  • 1964-06-06 Lal Bahadur Shastri becomes Prime Minister of India 13 days after Jawaharlal Nehru's death
  • 1964-10-29 Star of India & other jewels are stolen in NY
  • 1964-12-23 India & Ceylon hit by cyclone, about 4,850 killed
  • 1965-01-08 Star of India returned to American Museum of Natural History
  • 1965-04-08 India & Pakistan forces engage in a border fight
  • 1965-05-11 1st of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000 (India)
  • 1965-05-25 India and Pakistan border fights
  • 1965-05-28 Fire & explosion at Dhori mine in Dhanbad India kills 400
  • 1965-05-31 12th National Film Awards (India): "Charulata" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1965-06-02 2nd of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000 (Ganges River, India)
  • 1965-08-06 Pakistani soldiers crossed the Line of Control into Kashmir
  • 1965-09-01 Indo-Pakistani conflict - Pakistani counter-attack (Operation Grand Slam,)
  • 1965-09-06 India invades West Pakistan - official beginning of the Indo-Pakistani War
  • 1965-09-07 China announces that it will reinforce its troops in the Indian border.
  • 1965-09-22 India and Pakistan ceases-fire goes into effect, ending Indo-Pakistani War
  • 1966-01-10 India & Pakistan sign Tashkent Declaration peace accord

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1966-01-19 Indira Gandhi elected India's 4th Prime Minister

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi
  • 1966-01-24 117 passengers are killed after an Air India Boeing-707 plane crashes into Mont Blanc, France

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 610

  • 1919-01-19 Dharam Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1919-04-15 Clive Beadon, British RAF Wing Commander and pilot (WWII), born in Conoor near Poona, India (d. 1996)
  • 1919-08-12 Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist (d. 1971)
  • 1919-08-31 Amrita Preetam, Indian poet and author, born in Gujranwala, Pakistan (d. 2005)
  • 1919-11-08 P. L. Deshpande, Indian author (d. 2000)
  • 1919-12-04 I. K. [Inder Kumar] Gujral, Indian politician, Prime Minister of India (1997-98), born in Jhelum, British India (d. 2012)
  • 1919-12-25 Naushad Ali, Indian music director (d. 2006)
  • 1920-01-07 Lionel Alexander Bethune [Alastair] Pilkington, British engineer/Industrialist (float glass), born in Calcutta, India (d. 1995)
  • 1920-02-12 Pran Krishan Sikand, Indian actor often cast as the villain in Hindi cinema (Khandaan, Be-Imaan), born in New Delhi (d. 2013)
  • 1920-03-15 Ranganandhan Francis, India, field hockey (Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56)
  • 1920-04-05 Rafiq Zakaria, Indian politician and Islamic religious cleric, born in Nala Sopara, British India (d. 2005)

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
  • 1920-10-19 Pandurang Shastri Athavale, Indian philosopher (d. 2003)
  • 1920-10-27 K. R. Narayanan, 10th President of India (1997-2002), born in Uzhavoor, Kerala (d. 2005)
  • 1920-10-29 Catholicos Baselios Mar Thoma Didymos I, Indian Catholic
  • 1920-12-04 Michael Bates, English actor (Clockwork Orange, Patton), born in Jhansi, British India (d.1978)
  • 1921-02-15 Radha Krishna Choudhary, Indian historian and writer (d. 1985)
  • 1921-05-02 Satyajit Ray, Indian director (Goddess, Adversary), born in Calcutta, India (d. 1992)
  • 1921-06-28 P.V. Narasimha Rao, Indian politician, Prime Minister of India (1991-96), born in Warangal District, India (d. 2004)
  • 1921-08-08 Vulimiri Ramalingaswami, Indian medical scientist (d. 2001)
  • 1921-11-26 Verghese Kurien, Calicut, British India, engineer (billion-litre idea), (d.2012)
  • 1921-12-07 Pramukh Swami Maharaj, Indian Hindu spiritual leader (BAPS), born in Chansad, Gujarat (d. 2016)
  • 1922-01-09 Har Gobind Khorana, Indian-American biochemist (Nobel 1968), born in Raipur, Punjab, British India (d. 2011)
  • 1922-02-04 Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Indian classical singer (khayal form of singing, bhajans, abhangs), born in Ron, Karnataka, India (d. 1987)
  • 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)

Person of interestSheikh Mujibur Rahman

1922-03-17 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Founding father of Bangladesh and 1st and 4th President of Bangladesh (1971-72 and 1975-76), born in Tungipara, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 1975)

Founding Father of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Founding Father of Bangladesh
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
  • 1922-04-14 Ali Akbar Khan, Indian classical musician, born in Comilla, East Bangladesh (d. 2009)
  • 1922-12-11 Dilip Kumar [Muhammad Yusuf Khan], Indian actor, screenwriter and activist known as the "Tragedy King" (Jwar Bhata), born in Peshawar, British India
  • 1922-12-11 Dilip Kumar [Muhammad Yusuf Khan], Indian Bollywood actor known as "the tragedy king," and one of the greatest actors in Indian cinema (Jwar Bhata), born in Peshawar, NWFP, British India
  • 1923-04-17 Lindsay Anderson, British director (Thursday's Children), born in Bangalore, India (d. 1994)
  • 1923-05-15 Johnny Walker [Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi], Indian actor (Madhumati, Chachi 420), born in Indore, British India (d. 2003)
  • 1923-05-28 Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, India, film star (Patala Bhairavi)
  • 1923-07-10 G. A. Kulkarni, Indian (Marathi) writer (d. 1987)
  • 1923-07-22 Mukesh, Indian singer (d. 1976)
  • 1923-08-04 Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi, Pakistani satirical and humor writer, born in Jaipur, India
  • 1923-09-26 Dharam Devdutt "Dev" Anand, Indian comedian, actor, director and producer, born in Shakargarh, Punjab, British India (d. 2011)
  • 1924-01-04 Sebastian Kappen, Indian theologian (d. 1993)
  • 1924-01-27 Sabu [Dastagir], Indian actor (The Thief of Bagdad, Elephant Boy, Drum), born in Mysore, British India (d. 1963)
  • 1924-08-07 Kenneth Kendall, British broadcaster (BBC News, Treasure Hunt), born in British India (d. 2012)
  • 1924-12-14 Raj Kapoor, Indian actor known as "the greatest showman of Hindi cinema" (Awaara, Boot Polish), born in Peshawar, British India (d. 1988)
  • 1924-12-25 Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Indian politician, 10th Prime Minister of India (1996, 1998-2004), born in Gwalior, India
  • 1925-03-27 John Bayley, English academic and writer (Iris: A Memoir of Iris Murdoch), born in Lahore, British India (d. 2015)
  • 1925-07-09 Guru Dutt [Vasanth Padukone], Indian Bollywood actor, regarded as one of the greatest film directors of all time (Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool), born in Bangalore, Kingdom of Mysore (d. 1964)
  • 1925-08-07 M. S. Swaminathan, Indian scientist
  • 1926-01-26 Farman Fatehpuri [Syed Dildar Ali], Urdu scholar, linguist, critic and author, born in Fatehpur, Uttar Pradesh, British India (d. 2013)
  • 1926-05-19 Swami Kriyananda, Indian teacher and author
  • 1926-06-11 John Aspinall, English zoo owner and gambling club host, born in Delhi, India (d. 2000)
  • 1926-09-21 Noor Jehan [Allah Rakhi Wasai], Pakistani singer and actress (Mela, Chann Way), born in Kasur, Punjab, British India (d. 2000)
  • 1926-10-08 Raaj Kumar, Hindi film star (Mother India), born in Loralai, Balochistan, British India (d. 1996)
  • 1926-11-23 Sathya Sai Baba, Indian guru and philosopher
  • 1927-01-18 Sundaram Balachander, Indian veena player (d. 1990)
  • 1927-01-27 Michael Craig [Gregson], American actor (Escape 2000, Vault of Horror), born in Poona, British India
  • 1927-03-25 Leslie Claudius, India, field hockey (Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56)
  • 1927-05-10 Nayantara Sahgal, Indian author
  • 1927-07-01 Chandra Shekhar, Indian politician, 8th Prime Minister of India (1990-91), born in Ibrahimpatti, British India (d. 2007)
  • 1927-07-27 Sat Mahajan, Indian politician
  • 1927-08-26 B. V. [Balkrishna] Doshi, Indian architect (Pritzker Prize 2018), born in Pune, India
  • 1928-08-04 Udham Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic gold 1952, 56, 64), born in Sansarpur, India (d. 2000)
  • 1929-01-08 Saeed Jaffrey, Indian actor (The Chess Players, Gandhi), born in Punjab, India (d. 2015)
  • 1929-03-29 Utpal Dutt, Indian actor and director (Manusher Adhikar), born in Barisal, Bengal Presidency, India (d. 1993)
  • 1929-04-24 Shammi [Nargis Rabadi], Indian actress (Half Ticket, Dekh Bhai Dekh), born in Bombay, British India (d. 2018)
  • 1929-05-20 Andre Carolus Cirino, Suriname/Indian poet
  • 1929-06-06 Sunil Dutt, Indian Bollywood director, actor and politician (Yaadein, Mother India, Khandaan), born in Jhelum, Punjab (d. 2005)
  • 1929-07-20 Rajendra Kumar, Indian actor (d. 1999)
  • 1929-07-25 Somnath Chatterjee, Indian communist leader, born in Tezpur, India
  • 1929-08-04 Kishore Kumar, Indian singer and actor, born in Khandwa, Central Provinces, British (d. 1987)
  • 1929-09-28 Lata Mangeshkar, Indian playback singer, born in Indore, British India
  • 1929-10-19 Balbir Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic gold 1948-56)
  • 1930-07-21 Anand Bakshi, Indian lyricist (d. 2002)
  • 1930-09-01 Charles Correa, Indian architect (McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT), born in Secunderabad (d. 2015)
  • 1930-09-17 Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian violinist
  • 1931-02-18 Swraj Paul, Indian/British industrial/multi-millionaire (Caparo)
  • 1931-02-28 Iajuddin Ahmed, Bikrampur, British Raj, President (Bangladesh, 2002-2009), (d. 2012)
  • 1931-05-16 Natwar Singh, Indian politician
  • 1931-06-25 V.P. [Vishwanath Pratap] Singh, Indian politician, 7th Prime Minister of India (1989-90), born in Allahabad, British India (d. 2008)
  • 1931-06-30 June Thorburn, Kashmir India, actress (Touch & Go, Children Galore)
  • 1931-08-27 Sri Chinmoy, Indian guru, born in Shakpura, British India (now Bangladesh) (d. 2007)
  • 1931-10-14 Nikhil Banerjee, Indian classical musician (d. 1986)
  • 1931-10-15 A. P. J. [Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen] Abdul Kalam, Indian scientist and politician, 11th President of India (2002-07), born in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu (d. 2015)
  • 1932-04-10 Kishori Amonkar, Indian classical Hindustani singer, born in Bombay (d. 2017)
  • 1932-06-22 Amrish Puri, Indian actor (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom- Mola Ram, Mr. India- Mogambo), born in Lahore, Punjab (d. 2005)
  • 1932-08-01 Meena Kumari, Indian film actress (d. 1972)
  • 1932-09-26 Manmohan Singh, Indian politician, 13th Prime Minister of India (2004-14), born in Gah, British India
  • 1932-09-27 Yash Chopra, Indian director, (d. 2012)
  • 1932-09-29 Mehmood, Indian actor (d. 2004)
  • 1932-10-26 Chinadorai Deshmutu, India, field hockey player (1952)
  • 1932-10-30 Barun De, Indian historian
  • 1932-12-10 Ross Taylor [Robert Murray Taylor], Calcutta, India, Scottish transplant surgeon who pioneered kidney transplantations in the U.K
  • 1932-12-28 Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian businessman (d. 2002)
  • 1933-02-14 Madhubala [Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dehlavi], Indian actress regarded as "The Venus of Indian Cinema", born in Delhi, India (d. 1969)
  • 1933-04-10 Robert Rhodes James, British politician historian (Gallipoli), born in India (d. 1999)
  • 1933-05-18 H. D. [Haradanahalli Doddegowda] Deve Gowda, Indian politician, Prime Minster of India (1996-97), born in Haradanahalli, Kingdom of Mysore
  • 1933-09-08 Asha Bhonsle, Indian singer

Person of interestAmartya Sen

1933-11-03 Amartya Sen, Indian economist and Nobel Prize laureate (welfare economics and social choice theory), born in Santiniketan, West Bengal, India

Economist/Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen
Economist/Nobel Laureate
Amartya Sen
  • 1933-12-02 K. Veeramani, Indian anti-caste activist
  • 1934-03-15 Kanshi Ram, Indian dalit leader
  • 1934-05-19 Ruskin Bond, Indian author
  • 1934-09-30 Anna Kashfi [Joan O'Callaghan], Welsh actress and 1st wife of Marlon Barando, born in Darjeeling, India (d. 2015)
  • 1934-10-15 N. Ramani, Indian flutist
  • 1934-12-19 Pratibha Patil, First female President of India (2007-2012), Governor of Rajasthan (2004-2007), born in Nadgaon, India

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 287 of 287

  • 2005-05-25 Sunil Dutt, Indian Bollywood director, actor and politician (Yaadein, Mother India, Khandaan), dies at 75
  • 2005-07-09 Rafiq Zakaria, Indian politician and Islamic religious cleric, dies at 86
  • 2005-07-27 Swami Shantanand, Mahasamadhi Day, Indian Saint, Philosopher (b. 1934)
  • 2005-10-30 Shamsher Singh Sheri, Indian communist leader (b. 1942)
  • 2005-11-09 K. R. Narayanan, 10th President of India (1997-2002), dies at 85
  • 2006-02-09 Nadira, Indian actress (b. 1932)
  • 2006-02-23 Telmo Zarraonaindía, Spanish footballer (b. 1921)
  • 2006-03-26 Anil Biswas, Indian politician (b. 1944)
  • 2006-04-12 Rajkumar, Indian actor and singer in Kannada language, dies at 76
  • 2006-04-21 T.K. Ramakrishnan, Indian politician (b. 1922)
  • 2006-05-03 Pramod Mahajan, Indian politician (b. 1949)
  • 2006-05-05 Naushad Ali, Indian composer (b. 1919)
  • 2006-05-27 Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Indian actor (b. 1944)
  • 2006-08-21 Ustad Bismillah Khan, Indian musician (b. 1916)
  • 2006-08-27 Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Indian film director (b. 1922)
  • 2007-02-02 Vijay Arora, Indian film and television actor (b. 1944)
  • 2007-03-04 Sunil Kumar Mahato, Indian parliamentarian (b. 1966)
  • 2007-03-22 Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (b. 1918)
  • 2007-04-16 G. V. Loganathan, Indian American professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (b. 1954)
  • 2007-06-30 Sahib Singh Verma, Indian politician and former Chief Minister of Delhi (b. 1943)
  • 2007-07-08 Chandra Shekhar, Indian politician, 8th Prime Minister of India (1990-91), dies at 80
  • 2007-10-03 M.N. Vijayan, Indian writer, orator, and academic
  • 2007-10-11 Sri Chinmoy [Chinmoy Kumar Ghose], Indian guru, dies at 76
  • 2008-01-01 Pratap Chandra Chunder, union minister of India (b. 1919)
  • 2008-02-05 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian guru, founder of Transcendental Meditation (b. ca. 1917)
  • 2008-02-25 Hans Raj Khanna, Judge of the Supreme Court of India (b. 1912)
  • 2008-03-20 Shoban Babu, Indian actor (b. 1937)
  • 2008-05-19 Vijay Tendulkar, Indian playwright, (b. 1928)
  • 2008-06-27 Sam Manekshaw, Indian Field Marshal (b. 1914)
  • 2008-07-29 Ishmeet Singh Sodhi, Indian Playback Singer (b. 1989)
  • 2008-08-01 Harkishan Singh Surjeet, Indian politician (b. 1916)
  • 2008-09-27 Mahendra Kapoor, Indian singer (b. 1934)
  • 2008-11-27 V.P. [Vishwanath Pratap] Singh, Indian politician, 7th Prime Minister of India (1989-90), dies at 77
  • 2009-01-27 R. [Ramaswamy] Venkataraman, Indian politician, eighth President of India, dies at 98
  • 2009-01-31 Nagesh, Indian comedian actor in Kollywood (b. 1933)
  • 2009-04-27 Feroz Khan, Indian actor (b. 1939)
  • 2009-05-03 Ram Shewalkar, Indian Marathi writer, cardiac arrest.(b.1931)
  • 2009-06-19 Ali Akbar Khan, Indian classical musician, dies at 87
  • 2009-06-28 A. K. Lohithadas, Indian screenwriter, director, and producer (b. 1955)
  • 2009-07-29 Gayatri Devi, Ex-Maharani of Indian state Jaipur. (b. 1919)
  • 2009-09-02 Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, India (b. 1949)
  • 2009-11-11 Dhanpat Rai Nahar, Indian labour leader (b. 1919)
  • 2010-01-17 Jyoti Basu, Indian politician (b. 1914)
  • 2010-05-24 Virendra Bhatia, Indian politician (b. 1947)
  • 2010-05-24 Tapen Chatterjee, Bengali actor from India (b. 1937)
  • 2010-07-13 Manohari Singh, Indian saxophonist and part of R.D. Burman's band (b. 1931)
  • 2010-11-30 Rajiv Dixit, Indian scientist and Swadeshi movement figure (b. 1967)
  • 2010-12-23 K. Karunakaran, Indian politician (b. 1918)
  • 2011-01-21 E. V. V. Satyanarayana, Indian Telugu Film Director, screenwriter and producer, dies at 54
  • 2011-01-24 Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Indian classical singer (khayal form of singing, bhajans, abhangs), dies at 88
  • 2011-02-24 Anant Pai, Indian educationalist and creator of comics (b. 1929)
  • 2011-03-04 Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, Indian politician and former Nepali Prime Minister (b. 1924)
  • 2011-03-04 Arjun Singh, Indian politician (b. 1930)
  • 2011-04-24 Sathya Sai Baba, Indian guru, spiritual figure (b. 1926)
  • 2011-04-30 Dorjee Khandu, Indian, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh (b. 1955)
  • 2011-06-07 Nataraja Ramakrishna, Indian classical dancer and composer. (b. 1923)
  • 2011-06-09 M. F. Husain, Indian artist, painter (b. 1915)
  • 2011-08-14 Shammi Kapoor, Indian actor and director known as the "Elvis Presley of India" (Amaran, Brahmachari, Vidhaata), dies of chronic renal failure at 79
  • 2011-08-14 Shammi Kapoor, Indian actor and director known as the "Elvis Presley of India" (Amaran, Brahmachari, Vidhaata), born in Bombay, British India (d. 2011)
  • 2011-09-11 Anjali Gupta, Indian Air Force officer (b. 1975)
  • 2011-10-10 Jagjit Singh, Indian Musician, Ghazal Maestro, Padma Bhusan awardee (b. 1941)
  • 2011-11-05 Bhupen Hazarika, Indian singer, composer, lyricist, music director, and filmmaker from Assam (b. 1926)
  • 2011-11-09 Har Gobind Khorana, Indian-American biochemist (Nobel 1968), dies at 89
  • 2011-11-27 Sultan Khan, Indian classical musician, dies at 71
  • 2011-12-03 Dharam Devdutt "Dev" Anand, Indian comedian, actor, director and producer, dies at 88
  • 2012-07-18 Rajesh Khanna, Indian Bollywood actor officially titled "The First Superstar of Indian cinema," dies from kidney problems at 69
  • 2012-08-26 A K Hangal, Indian freedom fighter and Bollywood character actor (Aaina, Sholay), dies of respiratory disease at 98
  • 2012-09-09 Verghese Kurien, Indian engineer, dies from kidney failure at 90
  • 2012-10-21 Yash Chopra, Indian director, dies from dengue fever and multiple organ failure at 80
  • 2012-11-30 I. K. [Inder Kumar] Gujral, Indian politician, Prime Minister of India (1997-98), dies at 92

Person of interestRavi Shankar

2012-12-11 Ravi Shankar, Indian musician (The Pandit), dies at 92

Musician Ravi Shankar
Musician
Ravi Shankar
  • 2013-07-12 Pran Krishan Sikand, Indian actor often cast as the villain in Hindi cinema (Khandaan, Be-Imaan), dies of pneumonia at 93
  • 2013-10-10 Kumar Pallana, Indian character actor and vaudevillian (Bottle Rocket, Rushmore), dies at 94
  • 2014-01-29 Ashutosh Maharaj, Indian spiritual leader and founder of the Divine Light Awakening Mission, claims 30 million followers, dies at 68
  • 2015-06-16 Charles Correa, Indian architect (McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT), dies at 84
  • 2015-07-03 Diana Douglas, Bermudian-born American actress (The Indian Fighter), dies at 92
  • 2015-07-27 A. P. J. [Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen] Abdul Kalam, Indian scientist and politician, 11th President of India (2002-07), dies at 83
  • 2015-11-15 Saeed Jaffrey, Indian actor (The Chess Players, Gandhi), dies at 86
  • 2016-07-28 Mahasweta Devi, Indian Bengali writer and activist, dies at 90
  • 2016-08-13 Pramukh Swami Maharaj, Indian Hindu spiritual leader (BAPS), dies at 94
  • 2016-12-05 Jayaram Jayalalitha, Indian actress and politician, chief minister of Tamil Nadu, dies of a heart attack at 68
  • 2017-04-03 Kishori Amonkar, Indian classical Hindustani singer, dies at 84
  • 2017-04-27 Vinod Khanna, Indian Bollywood actor (Mera Gaon Mera Desh), dies at 70
  • 2017-12-04 Shashi Kapoor [Balbir Raj Kapoor], prominent Indian Bollywood actor (Deewar, The Deceivers, Shalimar, Heat & Dust), dies from a chest infection at 79

Person of interestSridevi Kapoor

2018-02-24 Sridevi Kapoor [Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan], Indian actress and film producer referred to as Indian cinema's "first female superstar" (Himmatwala, Solva Sawan), drowns at 54

Actress and Film Producer Sridevi Kapoor
Actress and Film Producer
Sridevi Kapoor
  • 2018-03-04 Javed Abidi, Indian disability rights activist, director (NCPEDP), and founder of the Disability Rights Group, dies of a chest infection at 53
  • 2018-03-06 Shammi [Nargis Rabadi], Indian actress (Half Ticket, Dekh Bhai Dekh), dies from natural causes at 88