Indian History (Part 3)

Today in Indian History

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 749

  • 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1949-09-23 Indian owner Bill Veeck holds funeral services to bury 1948 pennant

MLB Team Owner and Promoter Bill Veeck
MLB Team Owner and Promoter
Bill Veeck
  • 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
  • 1953-10-01 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
  • 1965-09-01 Indo-Pakistani conflict - Pakistani counter-attack (Operation Grand Slam,)
  • 1965-09-06 India invades West Pakistan, beginning 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 cease-fire goes into effect, ending the Indo-Pakistani War
  • 1966-01-10 India & Pakistan sign Tashkent Declaration peace accord

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 704

  • 1911-08-01 Ronald MacDonald, British major-general (WWII), born in Quetta, British 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)
  • 1919-04-15 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 [Chowdhury], Bengali Brahmin sitar master and Indian classical music composer (West Meets East; Concert for Bangladesh), born in Benares, British, 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, 9th 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. 2011)
  • 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 [Mathur], Indian "playback singer" for Bollywood films, born in Delhi, British India (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)

Person of interestAtal Bihari Vajpayee

1924-12-25 Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Indian politician, 10th Prime Minister of India (1996, 1998-2004), born in Gwalior, India (d. 2018)

10th Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee
10th Indian Prime Minister
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
  • 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 (Howletts; Port Lympne), and gambling club host, born in Delhi, British India (d. 2000)
  • 1926-07-21 Rahimuddin Khan, Pakistani general and Governor, born in Qaimganj, British India
  • 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, Indian field hockey (Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56), born in Bilaspur, India (d. 2012)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 300 of 354

  • 1996-05-20 Janaki Ramachandran, Indian politician, Chief Minister of Indian state of Tamil Nadu (1988), dies at 72
  • 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
  • 1996-07-29 Aruna Asaf Ali, Indian independence activist and politician (first Mayor of Delhi), dies at 88
  • 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 Minister 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, producer 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 and 9th 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 in a car accident at 73 [1]
  • 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 politician, 9th Prime Minister of India (1991-96), dies of a heart attack 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, and Hindi film music director, dies at 86
  • 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)