Indian History (Part 3)

Today in Indian History

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 744


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1948-06-21 Lord Mountbatten resigns as Governor General of India (formerly the last Viceroy)

Supreme Allied Commander and Last Viceroy of India Lord Mountbatten
Supreme Allied Commander and Last Viceroy of India
Lord Mountbatten
  • 1948-08-12 Indian maestro Balbir Singh Dosanjh scores twice as India beats Great Britain 4-0 for the field hockey gold medal at the London Olympics; India's 4th consecutive Olympic hockey title

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1948-09-12 Indian Army Invades the State of Hyderabad a day after Pakistani leader Muhammad Ali Jinnah passes away

Founder of Pakistan Mohammed Ali Jinnah
Founder of Pakistan
Mohammed Ali Jinnah
  • 1949-01-14 Black and Indian race rebellion in Durban, South Africa; 142 die
  • 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

  • 1950-08-15 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 West Indian cricket batsmen Frank Worrell (237), Clyde Walcott (118) and Everton Weekes (109) all make centuries in 1st innings of drawn 5th Test v India in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 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 union territory of India
  • 1956-11-01 Indian state of Madhya Pradesh is formed
  • 1956-11-01 Indian states of Punjab, Patiala and most of the East Punjab States Union merge as the Punjab State
  • 1956-11-01 Kerala state is formed in India
  • 1956-11-01 Karnataka (then known as Mysore State) is formed from the merge of Kannada-speaking regions in India
  • 1956-12-06 Randhir Singh Gentle scores the winner as India beats Pakistan, 1-0 in the Melbourne Olympics field hockey final to win it's 6th consecutive gold medal in the sport
  • 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
  • 1957-09-25 18th Venice Film Festival: Influential Indian film "Aparajito" directed by Satyajit Ray is first film to win the Golden Lion and the Critics Award
  • 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
  • 1960-09-09 Pakistan ends India's run of 6 consecutive Olympic field hockey gold medals with a 1-0 win over their sub-continent rivals at the Rome Games

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

1961-03-29 Economist John Kenneth Galbraith is appointed US Ambassador to India

Economist and Author John Kenneth Galbraith
Economist and Author
John Kenneth Galbraith
  • 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
  • 1964-06-09 Lal Bahadur Shastri becomes Prime Minister of India after being selected by the ruling Congress Party after Jawaharlal Nehru passed away
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 698

  • 1911-08-01 Ronald MacDonald, British major-general (WWII), born in Quetta, India (d. 2005)
  • 1911-09-20 Shriram Sharma, Indian spiritual leader and founder of "All World Gayatri Pariwar", born in Agra, India (d. 1990)
  • 1911-10-13 Ashok Kumar [Dadamoni, Kumudlal Kunjilal Ganguly], Indian actor (Mahal, Afsana), born in Bhagalpur, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 2001)
  • 1911-11-09 Tabish Dehlvi, Pakistani poet, born in Delhi, India (d. 2004)

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)
  • 1912-06-30 Madhaviah Krishnan, Indian naturalist and wildlife photographer, born in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India (d. 1996)
  • 1913-01-30 Amrita Sher-Gil, Hungarian-Indian painter described as the “Indian Frida Kahlo" and "one of the greatest avant-garde women artists of the early 20th century," born in Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1941)
  • 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
  • 1914-09-07 Ian Ball, Indian newspaper photographer, born in Dhariwal, India (d. 1995)
  • 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 (7th 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, born in Badayun, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, British India (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)
  • 1916-09-24 John Lapsley, British air marshal, born in India (d. 1995)
  • 1917-01-17 M. G. Ramachandran, Indian actor & politician, born in Kandy, Sri Lanka (d. 1987)
  • 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 4th Chief Minister of Haryana (1975-77), born in Bhiwani, Punjab, British India (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
  • 1917-11-20 Ram Gopal, Indian-English dancer (Blue Peter, Purple Plain), born in Bangalore, India (d. 2003)
  • 1917-12-15 Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee, Pakistani Urdu linguist and writer, born in Delhi, British India (d. 2005)

Person of interestMaharishi Mahesh Yogi

1918-01-12 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian guru who developed Transcendental Meditation, born in Jabalpur, India (d. 2008)

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 who led the Dambusters (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, born in Bellur, Kolar district, Kingdom of Mysore (d. 2014)
  • 1918-12-23 Kumar Pallana, Indian character actor and vaudevillian (Bottle Rocket, Rushmore), born in Indore, India (d. 2013)
  • 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)
  • 1919-05-23 Gayatri Devi, 3rd Maharani consort of Jaipur, India (1940-49), born in London, England (d. 2009)
  • 1919-08-12 Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist (d. 1971)
  • 1919-08-31 Amrita Preetam, Indian poet and author, born in Gujranwala, Pakistan (d. 2005)
  • 1919-11-05 Hasan Askari, Pakistani philosopher, critic and writer, born in Bulandshahr Uttar Pradesh, British India (d. 1978)
  • 1919-11-08 P. L. Deshpande, Indian Marathi writer, born in Mumbai, India (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)
  • 1920-01-09 Hakim Mohammed Said, Pakistani scholar & medical researcher, born in New Delhi, India (d. 1998)
  • 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 Didymos I, Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan (2005-10), born in Mavelikkara, India (d. 2014)
  • 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, Indian engineer (billion-litre idea), born in Calicut, India (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 Bollywood actor known as the "Tragedy King" and one of the greatest actors in Indian cinema (Jwar Bhata), born in Peshawar, 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, Indian film star (Patala Bhairavi)
  • 1923-07-10 G. A. Kulkarni, Indian (Marathi) writer (RamalKhuna), born in Examba, Karnataka (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)
  • 1924-08-28 Vilayat Khan, Indian classical sitar player and composer, born in Gouripur, Mymensingh, East Bengal (d. 2004)
  • 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 (d. 2018)
  • 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, born in Kumbakonam, India
  • 1926-01-20 Jamiluddin Aali, Pakistani poet & writer, born in New Delhi, India (d. 2015)
  • 1926-01-20 Qurratulain Hyder, Indian Urdu novelist & writer, born in Aligarh, India (d. 2007)
  • 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
  • 1927-01-10 Basu Chatterjee, Indian film director (Rajanigandha, Chhoti Si Baat), born in Ajmer, Merwara, British India (d. 2020)
  • 1927-01-18 Sundaram Balachander, Indian veena player, born in Mylapore, Chennai, India (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)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 300 of 349

  • 1997-01-10 Shiv Verma, Indian revolutionary soldier, dies at 88

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, Megaforce), dies of a heart attack at 49
  • 1999-07-07 Captain Vikram Batra, Indian Army officer, awarded Param Vir Chakra (September 9,1974)
  • 1999-07-29 Rajendra Kumar, Indian actor, produer and director (Arzoo, Love Story, Sangam), dies at 70
  • 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
  • 2000-06-12 P. L. Deshpande, Indian Marathi writer, dies at 80
  • 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
  • 2003-02-01 Kalpana Chawla, American astronaut (STS 87) and the first woman of Indian descent to go to space, dies in Space Shuttle Columbia disaster at 40
  • 2003-07-29 Johnny Walker [Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi], Indian actor (Madhumati, Chachi 420), dies at 82
  • 2003-10-12 Ram Gopal, Indian-English dancer (Blue Peter, Purple Plain), dies at 90
  • 2003-10-31 Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Indian Carnatic vocalist, dies at 95
  • 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)
  • 2004-03-09 John Mayer, Indian composer (Indo-Jazz Fusion), dies at 74
  • 2004-03-13 Vilayat Khan, Indian classical sitar player and composer, dies at 75
  • 2004-04-17 Soundarya, Indian actress (b. 1971)
  • 2004-06-26 Yash Johar, Indian film producer (b. 1929)
  • 2004-07-23 Mehmood [Ali], Indian actor, singer, director and producer (Do Phoo!, Vardaan), dies at 71
  • 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, dies at 79
  • 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)
  • 2005-01-21 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)
  • 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 [Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju], Indian actor and singer in Kannada cinema and cultural icon, 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
  • 2007-08-29 Banarsi Das Gupta, Indian 4th Chief Minister of Haryana (1975-77), dies at 89
  • 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, Indian union minister, dies at 88

Person of interestMaharishi Mahesh Yogi

2008-02-05 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian guru who developed Transcendental Meditation, dies at 90

  • 2008-02-25 Hans Raj Khanna, Judge of the Supreme Court of India (b. 1912)
  • 2008-03-15 Sarla Thakral, first Indian woman to fly an aircraft (1936), dies at about 94
  • 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, producer and director (known as Clint Eastwood of Bollywood), dies at 69
  • 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, 3rd Maharani consort of Jaipur, India (1940-49), dies of lung failure and gastric problems at 90
  • 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)