Indian History (Part 4)

Today in Indian History

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 748

Election of Interest

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

  • 1966-01-24 117 passengers are killed after an Air India Boeing-707 plane crashes into Mont Blanc, France
  • 1966-04-06 Mihir Sen swims Palk Strait between Sri Lanka & India
  • 1966-11-01 Indian Haryana state created from Punjab; Chandigarh terr created
  • 1966-12-13 Test debut of Clive Lloyd, v India Bombay, 82 & 78

Davis Cup

1966-12-28 55th Davis Cup, Melbourne: Australian Roy Emerson beats Ramanathan Krishnan of India 6-0, 6-2, 10-8 for an unassailable 3-1 lead; ends 4-1

  • 1967-03-06 Joseph Stalin's daughter Svetlana Allilujeva approaches the US Embassy in New Delhi, India, and asks for political asylum
  • 1967-05-06 Zakir Husain elected 1st Muslim President of India
  • 1967-05-13 Zakir Husain is elected the third President of India
  • 1967-06-09 Boycott scores 246* v India, Leeds, 573 minutes, 29 fours 1 six
  • 1967-09-04 6.5 earthquake of Kolya Dam India, kills 200
  • 1967-09-11 Indian/Chinese border fights
  • 1967-12-11 6.5 earthquake in West India, 170 killed
  • 1968-01-31 Bobby Simpson takes 5-59 v India in his last Test for ten years

Music History

1968-02-16 Beatles George Harrison, John Lennon and their wives fly to India for transcendental meditation study with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

  • 1968-11-25 15th National Film Awards (India): "Hatey Bazarey" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1968-12-25 42 Dalits are burned alive in Kilavenmani village, Tamil Nadu, India, a retaliation for a campaign for higher wages by Dalit labourers
  • 1969-08-16 V.V. Giri is elected the fourth President of India
  • 1969-12-25 India all out for 163 at Madras v Aust, Ashley Mallett 5-91
  • 1970-02-13 16th National Film Awards (India): "Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1970-04-02 Meghalaya becomes autonomous state within India's Assam state
  • 1970-11-21 17th National Film Awards (India): "Bhuvan Shome" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1971-01-25 Himachal Pradesh becomes 18th Indian state
  • 1971-03-09 J M Noreiga takes 9-95 WI v India at Port-of-Spain
  • 1971-08-24 India beat England by 4 wickets, their win against the Poms
  • 1971-11-21 Battle of Garibpur: Indian troops aided by the Mukti Bahini, Bengali guerrillas, defeat the army of Pakistan
  • 1971-12-03 India invades West Pakistan claiming hundreds of lives and starting the full scale Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
  • 1971-12-04 The Indian Navy attacks the Pakistan Navy and Karachi
  • 1971-12-04 The UN Security Council calls an emergency session to consider the deteriorating situation between India and Pakistan
  • 1971-12-16 Vijay Diwas (Victory Day): East Pakistan's independence (as Bangladesh) from Pakistan is recognized internationally after India's army occupies Dacca, and 93,000 West Pakistani troops surrender
  • 1971-12-17 Cease fire between India & Pakistan in Kashmir
  • 1972-01-21 Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura become separate states of the Indian union
  • 1972-01-21 Mizoram, formerly part of Assam, creates an Indian union territory
  • 1972-03-19 India & Bangladesh sign friendship treaty
  • 1972-07-02 India and Pakistan sign Simla Agreement peace accord
  • 1972-07-10 Herd of stampeding elephants kills 24, Chandka Forest India
  • 1972-12-17 New line of control agreed to in Kashmir between India & Pakistan
  • 1972-12-23 B. S. Chandrasekhar takes 8-79 India v England at Delhi
  • 1973-02-09 Pragati Legislature Party elects Patnaik as leader of opposition in the state assembly in Orissa, India
  • 1973-04-06 Indian troops invade Sikkim

Film Release

1973-05-11 Ground-breaking Indian crime film "Zanjeer" directed by Prakash Mehra and starring "The Angry Young Man" Amitabh Bachchan released

  • 1973-07-07 78 drown as flash flood sweeps a bus into a river (India)
  • 1973-08-28 India & Pakistan sign POW accord
  • 1973-09-02 Netherlands win their first men’s hockey World Cup, 4-2 on penalties over India in Amstelveen, Netherlands
  • 1973-11-01 Indian state of Mysore is renamed Karnataka to represent all the regions within Karunadu
  • 1974-05-18 India becomes the sixth nation to explode an atomic bomb
  • 1974-07-13 India's 1st one-day international (v England, Headingley)
  • 1974-08-20 Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed is elected fifth President of India
  • 1974-12-01 South Africa is awarded the Davis Cup tennis title after India refuses to travel to South Africa for the final in protest of the South African government's apartheid policies
  • 1975-01-29 West Indies win fifth test against India to win an exciting series 3-2
  • 1975-04-19 India launches 1st satellite with help of USSR
  • 1975-05-16 India annexes Principality of Sikkim
  • 1975-05-19 Farm truck packed with wedding party struck by a train, killing 66 in truck, 40 miles south of Poona, India
  • 1975-06-26 Indian PM Indira Gandhi declares a state of emergency
  • 1975-07-20 India expels three reporters from "The Times", "The Daily Telegraph", and "Newsweek" because they refuse to sign a pledge to abide by government censorship
  • 1975-08-15 Indian action-adventure film "Sholay" directed by Ramesh Sippy, starring Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan is released, highest-grossing Indian film ever
  • 1975-12-27 Explosion at Chasnala Colliery collapses drowning 350 in Dhanbad, India

Sports History

1976-02-17 Richard Hadlee takes 7-23 New Zealand v India, his 1st match-winning spell

  • 1976-04-12 India set 403 to win by WI They get them, 6 wkts 7 overs spare
  • 1976-04-25 India all out for 97 v West Indies
  • 1977-01-19 World's largest crowd gathering - the Hindu Kumbh Mela in India attracts a then record 15 million people
  • 1977-03-20 Premier Indira Gandhi loses election in India
  • 1977-03-22 Indira Gandhi resigns as Prime Minister of India
  • 1977-03-28 Morarji Desai forms a government in India
  • 1977-07-21 Sanjiva Reddy is elected sixth President of India unopposed
  • 1977-12-17 Bobby Simpson scores 176 Australia v India at the WACA, aged 41
  • 1978-01-01 Air India B747 explodes near Bombay killing 213
  • 1978-01-03 Indian cricket spin bowler B. S. Chandrasekhar becomes first in Test history to register identical figures in both innings (6 for 52) in Indian innings win over Australia in 3rd Test in Melbourne
  • 1978-02-03 Australia beat India 3-2 on 6th day of final test, after India are all out for 445 chasing 493 to win

Sports History

1978-10-16 Test debut of Kapil Dev, India v Pakistan at Faisalabad

Sports History

1979-07-17 David Gower 200* in England score of 5-633 v India at Edgbaston

  • 1979-08-20 India premier Charan Singh resigns
  • 1979-09-04 India need 438 to win v England, game ends at 8-429
  • 1979-09-20 The Punjab wing of the Unity Centre of Communist Revolutionaries of India (Marxist-Leninist) formally splits and constitutes a parallel UCCRI(ML).

Nobel Prize

1979-10-17 Mother Teresa of Calcutta awarded Nobel Peace Prize

  • 1980-01-06 Indira Gandhi's Congress Party wins elections in India
  • 1980-07-18 Rohini 1, 1st Indian satellite, launches into orbit
  • 1980-12-31 After being struck by an orange thrown from the crowd West Indian fast bowler Sylvester Clarke knocks out a spectator with a brick during 4th Test against Pakistan in Multan
  • 1981-01-03 Australian cricket captain Greg Chappell scores a masterly 204 v India in the 1st Test in Sydney; home side wins by an innings and 4 runs
  • 1981-01-08 India all out 63 in one-day international v Australia

Sports History

1981-01-24 Kim Hughes scores 213 v India at Adelaide

  • 1981-02-11 Australia all out 83 v India at MCG chasing 143 to win
  • 1981-06-06 A passenger train travelling between Mansi and Saharsa, India, jumps the tracks at a bridge crossing the Bagmati river, killing 268 officially with another 300 or more missing
  • 1981-06-19 India's APPLE satellite, 1st to be stabilized on 3 axes, launched
  • 1981-07-16 India performs nuclear Test
  • 1982-07-09 Botham scores 208 in 225 balls, England v India at The Oval
  • 1982-07-25 Zail Singh is sworn in as the seventh President of India
  • 1982-07-26 Indian film star Amitabh Bachchan is seriously injured filming a fight scene for the movie "Coolie"
  • 1982-07-27 Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's first visit to the US in almost 11 years

Sports History

1982-12-27 Imran Khan 8-60 to bring innings victory v India at Karachi

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 701

  • 1927-07-01 Chandra Shekhar, Indian politician, 8th Prime Minister of India (1990-91), born in Ibrahimpatti, British India (d. 2007)
  • 1927-07-25 Sadiq Hussain Qureshi, Pakistani politician (8th Chief Minister of Punjab, Pakistan), born in Shimla, East Punjab British Raj (d. 2000)
  • 1927-07-27 Sat Mahajan, Indian politician (Rural Development Minister), born in Nurpur, Kangra District (d. 2012)
  • 1927-08-26 B. V. [Balkrishna] Doshi, Indian architect (Pritzker Prize 2018), born in Pune, India
  • 1928-07-26 Ibn-e-Safi, Pakistani fiction writer and Urdu poet, born in Allahabad, India (d. 1980)
  • 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 Rajkumar [Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju], Indian actor and singer in Kannada cinema and cultural icon, born in Gajanur, Madras, India (d. 2006)
  • 1929-04-24 Shammi [Nargis Rabadi], Indian actress (Half Ticket, Dekh Bhai Dekh), born in Bombay, British India (d. 2018)
  • 1929-05-03 Jahanara Imam, Bangladeshi writer and political activist, born in Murshidabad, West Bengal, India (d. 1994)
  • 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)
  • 1929-06-12 Jameel Jalibi, Pakistani scholar, writer, and Urdu linguist, born in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, British India
  • 1929-07-20 Rajendra Kumar, Indian actor, producer and director (Arzoo, Love Story, Sangam), born in Sialkot, Punjab, British India (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 India (d. 1987)
  • 1929-09-28 Lata Mangeshkar, Indian playback singer, born in Indore, British India
  • 1929-10-19 Balbir Singh Snr., Indian field hockey centre forward (Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56) and coach (World Cup gold 1975), born in Haripur Khalsa, India (d. 2020)
  • 1930-07-21 Anand Bakshi, Indian poet and lyricist, born in Rawalpindi, Punjab Province, British India (now Paikistan) (d. 2002)
  • 1930-08-24 Raj Bagri, Indian-British merchant in metal, born in Kolkata, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 2017)
  • 1930-09-01 Charles Correa, Indian architect (McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT), born in Secunderabad (d. 2015)
  • 1930-09-08 Jeannette Altwegg, English figure skater (Olympic gold 1952), born in Bombay, India
  • 1930-09-17 Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian Carnatic violinist and composer, born in Chennai, India (d. 2013)
  • 1930-10-10 Mustafa Zaidi, Pakistani Urdu poet, born in Allahabad, India (d. 1970)
  • 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
  • 1931-06-08 June Thorburn, British actress (Touch & Go; Children Galore), born in Karachi, British India (now Pakistan) (d. 1967)
  • 1931-06-25 V.P. [Vishwanath Pratap] Singh, Indian politician, 7th Prime Minister of India (1989-90), born in Allahabad, British India (d. 2008)
  • 1931-08-27 Sri Chinmoy, Indian guru, born in Shakpura, British India (now Bangladesh) (d. 2007)
  • 1931-10-14 Nikhil Banerjee, Indian classical musician, born in Calcutta, India (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)
  • 1931-10-21 Shammi Kapoor, Indian actor and director known as the "Elvis Presley of India" (Amaran, Brahmachari, Vidhaata), born in Bombay, British India (d. 2011)
  • 1931-12-11 Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, Indian leader of the Rajneesh movement, born in Kuchwada Village, Raisen district, Bhopal State, British India (d. 1990)
  • 1931-12-14 Jaun Elia, Pakistani scholar, poet and philosopher, born in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, British India (d. 2002)
  • 1932-01-02 Harchand Singh Longowai [Sant Ji], Indian Sikh leader and President of the Akali Dal during the Punjab insurgency of the 1980s, British India (d. 1985) [1]
  • 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 (Parineeta), born in Dadar, Mumbai, India (d. 1972)

Manmohan Singh

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 (Waqt), born in Lahore, British India (d. 2012)
  • 1932-09-29 Mehmood [Ali], Indian actor, singer, director and producer (Do Phoo!, Vardaan), born in Bombay, British India (d. 2004)
  • 1932-10-26 Chinadorai Deshmutu, Indian field hockey player (1952 Olympics)
  • 1932-10-30 Barun De, Indian historian, born in Calcutta, India (d. 2013)
  • 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 Minister of India (1996-97), born in Haradanahalli, Kingdom of Mysore
  • 1933-08-13 Madhur Jaffrey (née Bahadur), Indian stage and screen actress (Shakespeare Wallah), and James Beard award-winning cookbook writer (An Invitation to Indian Cooking), born in Delhi, British India
  • 1933-09-08 Asha Bhonsle, Indian playback singer, born in Sangli, British India

Amartya Sen

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

  • 1933-12-02 K. Veeramani, Indian anti-caste activist, born in Cuddalore, Madras Presidency, British India
  • 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 actor Marlon Brando, born in Darjeeling, India (d. 2015)
  • 1934-10-02 Richard Scott, Baron Scott of Foscote, British high court judge, born in Dehradun, India
  • 1934-10-03 Hiteswar Saikia, Indian politician and Chief Minister of Assam (1983-85, 1991-96), born in Nazira, Assam, British India (d. 1996)
  • 1934-10-15 N. Ramani, Indian flutist, born in Tiruvarur, Tamil Nadu, India (d. 2015)
  • 1934-12-19 Pratibha Patil, 1st female President of India (2007-12) and Governor of Rajasthan (2004-07), born in Nadgaon, India
  • 1935-05-15 Gordon Mills, British songwriter (Tom Jones - "It's Not Unusual"), born in Madras, India (d. 1986)
  • 1935-06-07 Thomas Kailath, American electrical engineer, born in Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • 1935-12-08 Dharmendra, Indian actor (Sholay), born in Nasrali, Punjab, British India
  • 1935-12-11 Pranab Mukherjee, Indian politician, 13th President of India (2012-17), born in Mirati, British India (d. 2020)
  • 1936-02-09 Clive Swift, actor (Frenzy, Passage to India), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1936-02-26 Manmohan Desai, Indian filmmaker (Amar Akbar Anthony, Suhaag), born in Bombay, British India (d. 1994)
  • 1936-04-29 Zubin Mehta, Indian conductor (Israel Philharmonic, 1977-2019; NY Philharmonic, 1978-91), born in 84) Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India
  • 1936-05-02 Engelbert Humperdinck [Arnold George Dorsey], British pop singer ("Release Me"; "After The Loving"), born in Madras, British India
  • 1936-06-04 Nutan Bahl, Indian actress (Seema, Bandini), born in Bombay, British India (d. 1991)
  • 1936-09-25 Juliet Prowse, South African-American actress and dancer (Who Killed Teddy Bear), born in Mumbai, India (d. 1996)
  • 1936-09-27 Gordon Honeycombe, British broadcaster/author, born in Karachi, Colonial India (d. 2015)
  • 1936-12-25 Ismail Merchant, film producer (Merchant Ivory - Remains of the Day), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1937-01-14 Shoban Babu, Indian actor, born in Nandigama, India (d. 2008)
  • 1937-12-03 Binod Bihari Verma, Indian linguist
  • 1937-12-28 Ratan Tata, Indian industrialist
  • 1938-02-07 S. Ramachandran Pillai, Indian communist leader
  • 1938-03-18 Shashi Kapoor [Balbir Raj Kapoor], prominent Indian Bollywood actor (Deewar, The Deceivers, Shalimar, Heat & Dust), born in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 2017)
  • 1938-05-19 Girish Karnad, Indian playwright and filmmaker (Tuglaq), born in Dharwad, British India (d. 2019)
  • 1938-07-09 Sanjeev Kumar [Harihar Jariwala], Indian Bollywood actor (Angoor, Dastak, Koshish), born in Surat, Bombay Presidency (d. 1985)
  • 1938-07-19 Jayant Narlikar, Indian astrophysicist (Hoyle–Narlikar theory), born in Maharashtra, India
  • 1938-09-17 Alec Broers, British electrical engineer and master (Churchill College Cambridge), born in Calcutta, India
  • 1939-06-27 R. D. Burman, Indian film score composer (1942: A Love Story), born in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 1994)
  • 1939-09-18 Naresh Sohal, Indian composer, born in Punjab, India
  • 1939-09-25 Feroz Khan, Indian actor, producer and director (known as Clint Eastwood of Bollywood), born in Bangalore, Kingdom of Mysore, British India (d. 2009)
  • 1939-11-22 Mulayam Singh Yadav, Indian politician (Samajwadi Party), born in Etawah district, Uttar Pradesh
  • 1940-01-02 S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician
  • 1940-01-20 Krishnam Raju, Indian actor & politician, born in Mogalthur, India
  • 1940-03-29 Eden Kane [Richard Graham Sarstedt], British pop singer ("Well I Ask You"), born in New Delhi, British India
  • 1940-09-25 Tim Severin, British author and explorer who replicated historic voyages, born in Assam, British India (d. 2020)

Cliff Richard

1940-10-14 Cliff Richard [Harry Webb], English rock vocalist ("Move It"; "Living Doll"; "We Don't Talk Anymore"), born in Lucknow, British India

  • 1940-11-01 Ramesh Chandra Lahoti, 35th Chief Justice of India, born in Guna, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • 1940-12-07 Kumar Shahani, Indian writer and director (Kasbam Tarang, Maya Darpan), born in Larkana, Sindh
  • 1940-12-12 Sharad Pawar, Indian politician (founded Nationalist Congress Party in 1999), born in Baramati, Bombay Presidency, British India
  • 1941-02-27 Paddy Ashdown, British MP, leader of Liberal Democrats (1988-1999), born in New Delhi, British Raj (d. 2018)

Julie Christie

1941-04-14 Julie Christie, British actress (Darling, Doctor Zhivago), born in Chukua, Assam, India

  • 1941-07-03 Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Indian film director and cinematographer (Kathapurushan, Mathulikal), born in Mannadi, Travancore, British India
  • 1941-07-31 Amarsinh Chaudhary, Indian politician, born in Surat, India (d. 2004)
  • 1941-09-04 Sushilkumar Shinde, Indian politician (Minister of Home Affairs, 2012-14), born in Solapur, India
  • 1941-11-20 Haseena Moin, Pakistani television drama writer and Urdu playwright, born in Kanpur, India

Pete Best

1941-11-24 Pete Best, British drummer (Beatles), born in Madras, British India

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 354 of 354

  • 2011-03-04 Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, Indian politician and former Nepali Prime Minister (b. 1924)
  • 2011-04-24 Sathya Sai Baba, Indian guru, spiritual figure, dies at 84
  • 2011-04-30 Dorjee Khandu, Indian, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh (b. 1955)
  • 2011-06-07 Nataraja Ramakrishna, Indian classical dancer, choreographer, and musicologist, dies at 88
  • 2011-06-09 M. F. Husain, Indian artist and painter, dies at 95
  • 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
  • 2011-09-11 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, dies at 85
  • 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 of 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
  • 2012-09-01 Sat Mahajan, Indian politician (Rural Development Minister), dies at 85
  • 2012-09-09 Verghese Kurien, Indian engineer (billion-litre idea), dies from kidney failure at 90
  • 2012-10-21 Yash Chopra, Indian director (Waqt), 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

Ravi Shankar

2012-12-11 Ravi Shankar [Chowdhury], Bengali Brahmin sitar master and Indian classical music composer (West Meets East; Concert for Bangladesh), dies at 92

  • 2013-04-22 Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian Carnatic violinist & composer, dies at 82
  • 2013-07-12 Pran Krishan Sikand, Indian actor often cast as the villain in Hindi cinema (Khandaan, Be-Imaan), dies of pneumonia at 93
  • 2013-07-16 Barun De, Indian historian, dies at 80
  • 2013-10-10 Kumar Pallana, Indian character actor and vaudevillian (Bottle Rocket, Rushmore), dies at 94
  • 2013-11-17 Omprakash Valmiki, Indian Dalit writer and poet (Joothan), dies of stomach cancer at 63
  • 2014-01-29 Ashutosh Maharaj, Indian spiritual leader and founder of the Divine Light Awakening Mission, claims 30 million followers, dies at 68
  • 2014-08-20 B.K.S. Iyengar, Indian yoga advocate, dies at 95
  • 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
  • 2015-10-09 N. Ramani, Indian flutist, dies at 80
  • 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
  • 2017-04-26 Raj Bagri, Indian-British merchant in metal, dies at 86
  • 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

Sridevi 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

  • 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
  • 2018-05-01 Ashok Mitra, Indian economist and politician, dies at 90
  • 2018-05-02 Kottayam Pushpanath, Indian author, dies at 80
  • 2018-05-04 BN Vijaya Kumar, Indian politician, dies at 59 of a heart attack
  • 2019-02-05 Dakshayani 'Gaja Muthassi, elephant 'granny' Indian elephant, oldest in captivity, dies in Kerala at 88
  • 2019-06-04 Jiggs Kalra, Indian food writer "Czar of Indian cuisine", dies at 72
  • 2019-06-10 Girish Karnad, Indian playwright and filmmaker (Tuglaq), dies at 81
  • 2019-07-31 V. G. Siddhartha, Indian coffee entrepreneur (Café Coffee Day), found dead at 60
  • 2020-04-29 Irrfan Khan, Indian film producer & actor (Paan Singh Tomar, Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi), dies of cancer at 53
  • 2020-04-30 Rishi Kapoor, Indian Bollywood actor and director (Bobby, Do Dooni Chaar), dies at 67
  • 2020-05-25 Balbir Singh Snr., Indian field hockey centre forward (Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56) and coach (World Cup gold 1975), dies at 96
  • 2020-06-04 Basu Chatterjee, Indian film director (Rajanigandha, Chhoti Si Baat), dies at 94
  • 2020-08-31 Pranab Mukherjee, Indian politician, 13th President of India (2012-17), dies at 84