Today in Indian History

Indian States: Andhra Pradesh - Goa - Gujarat - Haryana - Jammu and Kashmir - Jharkhand - Karnataka - Kerala - Maharashtra - Manipur - Orissa - Punjab - Sikkim - Tamil Nadu - Territory of Delhi - Uttar Pradesh - West Bengal

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 517

1311-04-24 - Gen Malik Kafur returns to Delhi after campaign in South India
1329-08-09 - Quilon the first Indian Diocese was erected by Pope John XXII and Jordanus was appointed the first Bishop
1459-05-12 - Sun City India founded by Rao Jodhpur
1497-07-08 - Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama departs for on his first voyage - becomes first European to reach India by sea
1498-05-20 - Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calicut, India - first European to reach India by sea
1500-03-09 - Pedro Cabral departs with 13 ships to India
1502-02-12 - Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal on his second voyage to India.
1509-02-03 - The Battle of Diu, between Portugal and the Ottoman Empire takes place in Diu, India.
1542-05-06 - Francis Xavier reaches Old Goa, the capital of Portuguese India at the time.
1556-03-28 - Origin of Fasli Era (India)
1565-01-25 - Battle at Talikota India: the Deccan sultanate destroy Vijayanagar's army and the last Hindu kingdom of Southern India
Mughal Emperor AkbarMughal Emperor Akbar 1575-03-03 - Indian Mughal Emperor Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi.
1597-08-20 - 1st Dutch East India Company ships returned from Far East
1600-12-31 - British East India Company chartered
1601-02-13 - John Lancaster leads first East India Company voyage from London
1602-03-20 - United Dutch East Indian Company (VOC) forms
1608-08-24 - 1st English convoy lands at Surat, India
1609-03-25 - Henry Hudson embarks on an exploration for Dutch East India Co
1612-08-29 - Battle at Surat, India: English fleet beats Portuguese
1621-06-03 - Dutch West India Company (WIC) receives charter for The West Indies (included, The Americas, Caribbean and West Africa)
1622-03-22 - 1st American Indian (Powhattan) massacre of whites Jamestown Virginia, 347 slain
1633-10-22 - Ming dynasty fight with Dutch East India Company that Battle of southern Fujian sea (1633), Ming dynasty won great victory.
1639-08-22 - Madras (now Chennai), India, is founded by the British East India Company on a sliver of land bought from local Nayak rulers.
1641-01-14 - United East Indian Company conquerors city of Malakka, 7,000 killed
1641-08-26 - West India Company conquerors Sao Paulo de Loanda, Angola
1643-12-25 - Christmas Island founded and named by Captain William Mynors of the East India Ship Company vessel, the Royal Mary.
1658-12-09 - Dutch troops occupy harbor city Quilon (Coilan) India
1668-03-26 - England takes control of Bombay, India
King Charles IIKing Charles II 1668-03-27 - English king Charles II gives Bombay to East India Company
1690-02-08 - French & Indian troops set Schenectady settlement NY on fire
1690-08-24 - Job Charnock founds Calcutta India
1692-02-29 - Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne & Tituba, an Indian servant first people to be accused of witchcraft in Salem Mass.
1699-04-14 - Khalsa: Birth of Khalsa, the brotherhood of the Sikh religion, in Northern India in accordance with the Nanakshahi calendar.
1701-08-02 - Great Peace of Montreal signed between New France and North American Indian nations at urging of Huron chief Kondiaronk
1733-05-29 - The right of Canadians to keep Indian slaves is upheld at Quebec City.
1737-10-07 - 40 foot waves sink 20,000 small craft & kill 300,000 (Bengal, India)
1737-10-11 - Earthquake kills 300,000 and destroys half of Calcutta India
1739-02-24 - Battle of Karnal: The army of Iranian ruler Nadir Shah defeats the forces of the Mughal emperor of India, Muhammad Shah.
1739-03-20 - Nadir Shah occupies Delhi in India and sacks the city, stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne.
1751-08-31 - British troops under Sir Robert Clive occupy Arcot, India
1752-06-09 - French army surrenders to the British in Trichinopoly India
1755-04-02 - Commodore William James captures the pirate fortress of Suvarnadurg on west coast of India.
1755-07-09 - British General E Braddock mortally wounded during French & Indian War
1756-05-17 - Britain declares war on France (7 Years' or French & Indian War)
1756-06-20 - Black Hole of Calcutta - 146 British soldiers imprisoned in small dungeon in Calcutta, India where most die
1756-06-20 - Siraj ud-Daulah Nawab of Bengal takes Calcutta from the British
1756-09-08 - French and Indian War: Kittanning Expedition.
1756-12-06 - British troops under Robert Clive occupy Fulta India
1757-01-02 - British troops occupy Calcutta India
1757-11-05 - Battle at Rossbach (7 year war/French & Indian War)
1758-05-21 - Mary Campbell is abducted from her home in Pennsylvania by Lenape during the French and Indian War.
1759-04-08 - British troops chase French out of Masulipatam India
1760-01-22 - Battle at Wandewash India: British troops beat French
1761-01-07 - Battle at Panipat India: Afghan army beats Mahratten
1761-01-16 - The British capture Pondicherry, India from the French.
1764-11-09 - Mary Campbell, a captive of the Lenape during the French and Indian War, is turned over to forces commanded by Colonel Henry Bouquet.
1767-09-28 - Gentlemen 17 forbid private slave transport India to Cape of Good Hope
1772-02-12 - Yves de Kerguelen of France discovers Kerguelen Archipelago, India
1773-10-14 - American Revolutionary War: The United Kingdom's East India Company tea ships' cargo are burned at Annapolis, Maryland.
1782-07-06 - British-French sea battle at Negapatam (off India)
1783-04-09 - Tippu Sahib drives out British from Bednore, India
1786-02-24 - Charles Cornwallis appointed governor-general of India
1795-03-11 - Battle at Kurdla India: Mahratten beat Mogols
1796-04-13 - 1st elephant arrives in US from India
1798-09-01 - Britain signs treaty with Nizam of Hyderabad, India
1800-07-10 - The British Indian Government establishes the Fort William College to promote Urdu, Hindi and other vernaculars of sub continent.
1803-02-27 - Great fire in Bombay, India
1803-09-23 - Battle of Assaye: British-Indian forces beat Maratha Army
1806-07-10 - The Vellore Mutiny is the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company.
1818-06-03 - Maratha Wars between British & Maratha Confederacy in India ends
1829-12-04 - Britain abolishes "suttee" in India (widow burning herself to death on her husband's funeral pyre)
1835-02-24 - Siwinowe Kesibwi (Shawnee Sun) is 1st Indian lang monthly mag
1838-11-03 - The Times of India, the world's largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper is founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce.
1839-01-10 - Tea from India 1st arrives in UK
1839-01-19 - Aden conquered by British East India Company
1839-11-25 - A cyclone slams India with high winds and a 40 foot storm surge, destroying the port city of Coringa (never to be entirely rebuilt again). The storm wave sweeps inland, taking with it 20,000 ships and thousands of people. An estimated 300,000 deaths result from the disaster.
1842-01-06 - 4,500 British & Indian troops leave Kabul, massacred before India
1846-01-28 - Battle of Allwal, British beat Sikhs in Punjab (India)
1846-02-10 - British defeat Sikhs in battle of Sobraon, India
1846-02-16 - Battle of Sobraon ends 1st Sikh War in India
1849-03-29 - Great Britain formally annexs Punjab after defeat of Sikhs in India
1851-12-22 - The first freight train is operated in Roorkee, India.
1853-04-16 - The first passenger rail opens in India, from Bori Bunder, Bombay to Thane.
1857-05-10 - Indian Mutiny begins with revolt of Sepoys in Meerut
1858-07-28 - First use of fingerprints as a means of identification is made by Sir William James Herschel of the Indian Civil Service
1858-08-02 - Government of India transferred from East India Company to Crown
1859-02-10 - Gen Horsford defeats Begum of Oude & Nana Sahib in Indian mutiny
1861-12-31 - 22,990mm of rain falls in Cherrapunji Assam in India in 1861, a world record
1865-11-11 - Treaty of Sinchula is signed in which Bhutan ceded the areas east of the Teesta River to the British East India Company.
1866-06-11 - The Agra High Court (ow the Allahabad High Court) is established in India.
1868-04-13 - Abyssinian War ends as British and Indian troops capture Magdala and Ethiopian Emperor commits suicide
1870-09-08 - Netherlands & Britain sign "Koelietraktaat" Br-Indian contract work in Suriname
1876-10-31 - Great Backerganj Cyclone of 1876 ravages British India (Modern-day Bangladesh), resulting in over 200,000 human deaths.
1877-01-01 - England's Queen Victoria proclaimed empress of India
1879-05-14 - The first group of 463 Indian indentured labourers arrive in Fiji aboard the Leonidas.
1882-06-06 - Cyclone in Arabian Sea (Bombay, India) drowns 100,000
1884-09-26 - Suriname army shoots on British-Indian contract workers, 7 killed
1888-04-20 - 246 reported killed by hail in Moradabad, India
1888-12-18 - Richard Wetherill and his brother in-law discover the ancient Indian ruins of Mesa Verde.
1889-03-23 - The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was established by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in Qadian India.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 515

1483-02-14 - Zahir-ud-din Muhammad Babur, Andijan, Mughalistan, founder of the Mughal dynasty in the Indian Subcontinent
1506-04-07 - Francis Xavier, saint/Jesuit missionary to India, Malaya, & Japan
1542-10-14 - Abul-Fath Djalal-ud-Din, 3rd Mogol emperor of India (1556-1605)
1542-10-15 - Djalalud-Din Mohammed Akbar, Mughal Emperor in India (1556-1605)
1569-08-31 - Djehangir/Jahangir, great mogol of India
1592-01-05 - Shah Jahan, Mughal emperor of India (1628-58), built Taj Mahal
Mughal Emperor AkbarMughal Emperor Akbar (1542-10-15) 1592-01-14 - Sjihab al-Din Sultan Choerram Sjah Djahan, leader of India
1618-11-03 - Aurangzeb, [Alamgir], Emperor of India (1658-1707)
1643-10-14 - Bahadur Shah I, Mughal Emperor of India (d. 1712)
1682-07-10 - Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg, German Lutheran missionary to India (d. 1719)
1685-01-07 - Gerard George Clifford, Dutch director of East India Company
1725-09-25 - Robert Clive, English explorer/founder (British empire in India)
1732-12-06 - Warren Hastings, England, 1st governor-General of India (1773-84)
1750-11-20 - Tipu Sultan, Indian ruler (d. 1799)
1767-05-04 - Tyagaraja, Composer of Indian classical Carnatic music (d. 1847)
1787-06-28 - Henry G W Smith, leader of British-Indian forces
1796-12-27 - Mirza Ghalib, Indian poet (d. 1869)
1809-01-23 - Veer Surendra Sai, Indian Freedom Fighter
1809-12-24 - Christopher "Kit" Carson, KY, Union brig-general/indian fighter/frontiersman (d. 1868)
1817-05-15 - Debendranath Tagore, Indian religious reformer (d. 1905)
1817-10-17 - Sajjid Ahmad Chan, Indian moslem leader/co-founder (Pakistan)
1823-06-30 - Dinshaw Maneckji Petit, Indian industrialist (d. 1901)
1824-02-12 - Arya Samaj Maha Rishi Dayanand Sarsvati, Indian hindu leader
1825-05-08 - George Bruce Malleson, Indian officer (d. 1898)
1825-09-04 - Dadabhai Naoroji, 1st Indian in British parliament
1827-07-19 - Mangal Pandey, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1857)
1831-11-08 - Edward R L Bulwer-Lytton, English statesman and Viceroy of India (1876-1880)
1832-06-10 - Edwin Arnold, English writer (Light of India)
1833-11-02 - Mahendralal Sarkar, Indian doctor (d. 1904)
1835-11-19 - Rani Lakshmi Bai, Indian Queen (d. 1858)
1836-02-18 - Swami Ramakrishna [Gadadhar Chatterji], Hooghly Bengal, Indian mystic/hindu leader (preached unity of religions).
1839-03-03 - Jamsetji Tata, Indian industrialist (d. 1904)
1845-11-04 - Vasudeo Balwant Phadke, The First Indian Revolutionary (d. 1883)
1848-04-16 - Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Social Reformer of Andhra Pradesh, India (d. 1919)
1849-09-21 - Maurice Barrymore, Indian-born patriarch of the Barrymore family (d. 1905)
1850-09-09 - Harishchandra, India, poet/dramatist/father of modern Hindi
1853-12-06 - Haraprasad Shastri, Indian academic, Sanskrit scholar, archivist and historian of Bengali literature (d. 1931)
1856-04-01 - Acacio Gabriel Viegas, Indian physician (d. 1933)
1856-04-11 - Constantly Lievens, Flemish missionary in India
1856-07-23 - Bal Gangadhar Tilak, British-Indian Hindi leader
1858-10-21 - Ramabai Dongre' Medhavi, India, social reformer
1858-11-07 - Bipin Chandra Pal, Indian freedom fighter, (d. 1932)
1858-11-30 - Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist (d. 1937)
1860-08-10 - Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Indian musician (d. 1936)
1860-09-15 - Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya, Indian engineer (d. 1962)
1861-05-06 - Motilal Nehru, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1931)
1861-12-25 - Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, Indian founder of Banaras Hindu University (d. 1946)
1865-01-28 - Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1928)
1865-01-31 - Shastriji Maharaj, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1951)
1866-05-09 - Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Leader of Indian Independence Movement (d. 1915)
1867-12-16 - Amy Carmichael, missionary in Dohnavur, India (d. 1951)
1868-08-12 - Frederick JNT lord Chelmsford, viceroy of British-India (1916-21)
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma GandhiPacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi (1869-10-02) 1869-10-02 - Mahatma Gandhi [Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi], Porbandar Kathiawad India, pacifist and spiritual leader, (d. 1948)
1872-04-14 - Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Indian-born Islamic scholar and translator (d. 1953)
1873-11-22 - Leopold CMS Amery, British minister of Colonies (India)
1875-10-31 - Vallabhbhai Patel, Indian freedom fighter and statesman (d. 1950)
1876-09-15 - Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Indian novelist (d. 1938)
1877-11-24 - Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara, Indian CID Commissioner of Police (d. 1941)
1878-02-21 - The Mother, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1973)
1878-11-27 - Jatindramohan Bagchi, Indian (Bengali) poet (d.1948).
1878-12-10 - Rajaji, India's freedom fighter and the first Governor General of independent India (d.1972)
1879-02-13 - Sarojini Naidu, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1949)
1879-09-17 - Periyar E. V. Ramasamy, Indian Social Reformer (d. 1973)
1880-07-31 - Munshi Premchand, Indian Author (d. 1936)
1880-10-08 - Ernest F E Douwes Dekker, Dutch founder (National-India Party)
1882-07-05 - Inayat Khan, Indian sufi (d. 1927).
1882-12-11 - Subramanya Bharathy, Indian poet (d. 1921)
1883-05-28 - Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Indian activist (d. 1966)
1884-12-03 - Rajendra Prasad, first President of India (d. 1963)
1885-02-14 - Syed Zafarul Hasan, Prominent Muslim Indian/Pakistani philosopher (d. 1949)
1886-05-25 - Rash Behari Bose, leader against the British Raj in India (d. 1945)
1886-11-02 - Philip Merivale, Rehutia India, actor (Nothing But Trouble)
1887-02-26 - Benegal Narsing Rau, India, pres of UN Security Council (1950)
1887-06-07 - William Walraven, Dutch journalist/writer (Indian Daily)
1887-12-22 - Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician (d. 1920)
1888-09-05 - Sarvepalli Radhakrishan, president (India)/philosopher
1888-11-07 - Chandrasekhara Raman, India, physicist (Nobel 1930)
1888-11-11 - Maulana Azad, 1st minister of education in independent India
1889-11-14 - Jawaharlal Nehru, 1st Indian PM (1947-64)
1891-04-14 - B. R. Ambedkar, Indian jurist (d.1956)
1893-01-05 - Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (d. 1952)
1894-01-01 - Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian mathematician (d. 1974)
1894-02-25 - Meher Baba, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1969)
1894-04-10 - Shri Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian industrialist (d. 1983)
1894-05-20 - Chandrashekarendra Saraswati, Indian Hindu sage, Jivanmukta (d. 1994)
King of Great Britain Edward VIIIKing of Great Britain Edward VIII (1894-06-23) 1894-06-23 - Edward VIII, King of Great Brit/N-Ireland/emperor of India (1936)
1894-08-10 - Varahagiri Venkata Giri, Fourth President of India (d. 1980)
1895-05-12 - Jiddu Krishnamurti, India, philosopher (Songs of Life) [NS=May 22]
1895-05-22 - Jiddu Krishnamurti, India, philosopher (Songs of Life) [OS=May 12]
1895-06-03 - Kavalam Madhava Panikkar, India, diplomat (Asia & Western Dominance)
1895-09-01 - Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar, Indian musician (d. 1974)
1896-02-29 - Ranchhodji Morarji Desai, premier of India (1977-79)
1896-09-01 - A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Indian theologian (d. 1977)
1896-11-12 - Salim Ali, Indian ornithologist (d. 1987)
1897-01-23 - Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian politician
1897-04-19 - Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1970)
1897-05-03 - V K Krishna Menon, India, minister of defense
1897-11-23 - Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Indian writer (d. 1999)
1898-12-02 - Indra Lal Roy, Indian pilot (d. 1918)
1898-12-05 - Josh Malihabadi, Urdu poet of India and Pakistan (d. 1982)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 12 of 12

1614-04-05 - American Indian princess Pocahontas, daughter of chief Powhatan marries English colonist John Rolfe
48th Shia Imam Aga Khan III48th Shia Imam Aga Khan III (1896-11-02) 1896-11-02 - Nizari Imam Aga Khan III (19) weds first cousin Shahzadi Begum in Pune, India
1997-08-28 - British-Indian novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie (50) weds Elizabeth West
2005-11-20 - Bollywood actor Zayed Khan (25) weds Malaika Parekh at the Grand Maratha Sheraton in Mumbai, India
2005-12-14 - Bollywood actor Fardeen Khan (31) weds Mumtaz's daughter Natasha Madhvani at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai, India
2006-03-16 - Actress Divya Palat weds former MTV India VJ Aditya Hitkari at a temple in Matunga, India
2007-03-03 - Model and actress Elizabeth Hurley (41) weds Indian textile heir Arun Nayar (42) at Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire, England
2007-04-20 - Indian film actor and producer Abhishek Bachchan (31) weds actress Aishwarya Rai (33) at the Bachchan residence in Juhu, Mumbai
Pop Star Katy PerryPop Star Katy Perry (2010-10-23) 2010-10-23 - Singer-songwriter Katy Perry (25) weds actor-comedian Russell Brand (35) at luxury resort Aman-i-Khas in Northern India
2011-02-16 - Indian tennis ace Mahesh Bhupati (36) weds Bollywood actress and former Miss Universe (2000) Lara Dutta (32) at Bandra, Mumbai
2011-12-22 - "Big Bang Theory" Indian actor Kunal Nayyar (30) weds Miss India 2006 winner Neha Kapur (28) in New Delhi, India
2012-01-19 - Indian bollywood actress Deepshikha Nagpal (34) weds Indian actor Kaishav Arora in Mumbai

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

Comedian Russell BrandComedian Russell Brand (2012-07-16) 2012-07-16 - Actor-comedian Russell Brand (36) divorces popstar Katy Perry (27) due to irreconcilable differences a year after the fairy-tale wedding in India

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 234

1351-03-20 - Mohammed ibn-Tughluq, sultan of Delhi India, dies
1510-03-01 - Francisco de Almeida, Portuguese soldier, explorer and 1st Viceroy of India dies at Table Bay, Africa at about 59
1530-12-26 - Zahir-ud-din Muhammad Babur, founder of the Mughal dynasty in the Indian Subcontinent, dies at 47
1539-03-05 - Nuno da Cunha, Portuguese governor in India (b. 1487)
1605-10-15 - Abul-Fath Djalal-ud-Din, Mogol keizer of India (1556-1605), dies at 63
Mughal Emperor AkbarMughal Emperor Akbar (1605-10-27) 1605-10-27 - Akbar, Jellaladin Mahommed, Indian Mughal Emperor (born 1542)
1627-10-28 - Djehangir/Jahangir, great mogol of India, dies
1629-04-19 - Sigismondo d'India, Italian composer
1631-06-07 - Mumtax Mahal, wife of Shah Jahan of India, her tomb (Taj Mahal)
1666-02-01 - Sjihab al-Din Sultan C Shah Djahan, mogol of India (Taj-Mahal), dies
1680-04-03 - Shivaji, founder of the Maratha Empire, India (b. 1630)
1680-04-17 - Kateri Tekakwitha, first American Indian to receive beatification (b. 1656)
1699-06-22 - Josiah Child, English Governor of the East India Company (b. 1630)
1707-02-20 - Aurangzeb, Mogul emperor of India (1658-1707), dies
1707-03-03 - Aurangzeb, Emperor of India (1658-1707), dies at 88
1713-02-11 - Jahandar Shah, Mughal emperor of India (b. 1664)
1754-10-04 - Tanacharison, Catawba Indian chief
1755-07-09 - Edward Braddock, British General, mortally wounded at Fort Duquesne during French & Indian War. Dies 13th July.
1760-04-10 - Gerard George Clifford, head of East-Indian Company, dies at 75
1773-11-22 - Robert Clive, English occupier (India), dies at about 48
1781-05-18 - Túpac Amaru II, Peruvian Indian revolutionary, a descendant of the last Inca ruler, Túpac Amaru (b. 1742)
1799-05-04 - Tipu Sultan, Indian military leader killed during Battle of Seringapatam (b. 1750)
1815-09-24 - John Sevier, indian fighter (Gov/Rep-Tn), dies at 70
1818-08-22 - Warren Hastings, 1st governor-general of India (1773-84), dies at 85
1843-12-18 - Thomas Graham, Lord Lynedoch, British Viceroy of India (b. 1748)
1856-09-24 - Henry, 1st viscount Hardinge of Lahore, gov-gen of India, dies
1857-04-08 - Mangal Pandey, Indian soldier (b. 1827)
1858-06-17 - Rani Lakshmibai, queen of Jhansi in North India, one of the leading figures of the Indian rebellion of 1857 (b. 1828)
1860-10-12 - Henry G W Smith, leader of British-Indian forces, dies at 73
1868-05-23 - Kit Carson, American trapper, scout, and Indian agent (b. 1809)
1869-02-15 - Mirza Ghalib, Indian poet (b. 1796)
1871-03-18 - Augustus De Morgan, Indian-born British mathematician and logician (b. 1806)
1871-06-08 - Satank, Kiowa indian chief, shot to death
1881-07-17 - Jim Bridger, American mountain man, Indian fighter, and explorer (b. 1804)
1883-02-17 - Vasudeo Balwant Phadke, Indian revolutionary (b. 1845)
1890-12-10 - Ludolf AJW Sloet van de Beele, gov-gen (Net India 1861-66), dies at 84
1893-11-07 - Constantly Lievens, Flemish missionary in India, dies at 37
1898-03-01 - George Bruce Malleson, English officer in India, author (b. 1825)
1898-03-27 - Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian Muslim intellectual and one of the founding fathers of Pakistan dies at 80
1902-07-04 - Swami Vivekananda, Indian spiritual leader (b. 1863)
1905-01-19 - Debendranath Tagore, Indian philosopher (b. 1817)
1908-08-11 - Khudiram Bose, Indian freedom fighter (b. 1889)
1915-02-19 - Gopal Krishna Gokhale, India's social reformer/politician, dies
1918-07-22 - Indra Lal Roy, Indian pilot (b. 1898)
1918-10-15 - Sai Baba of Shirdi, Indian saint (b. circa 1838)
1919-05-27 - Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Indian social activist (b. 1848)
1920-04-26 - Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician (b. 1887)
1920-08-01 - Bal Gangadhar Tilak, British-Indian hindu leader, dies
1925-06-16 - Chittaranjan Das, Indian patriot and freedom fighter (b. 1870)
1927-02-05 - Inayat Khan, Indian sufi
1927-06-13 - Henry CK "Clan" Petty-Fitzmaurice, gov of India (1888-94), dies at 82
1928-11-17 - Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian author, politician, & freedom fighter (b. 1865)
1931-03-23 - Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev Indian freedom fighters
1936-09-19 - Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Indian musician (b. 1860)
1937-11-23 - Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1858)
1938-04-21 - Allama Iqbal, Indian philosopher and poet (b. 1877)
1940-01-01 - Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)
1941-03-28 - Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara, Indian Police Commissioner (b. 1877)
Poet Rabindranath TagorePoet Rabindranath Tagore (1941-08-07) 1941-08-07 - Rabindranath Tagore, Indian philosopher/poet/writer, dies at 80
1948-01-30 - Mahatma Gandhi, India's political and spiritual leader, assassinated in New Delhi by Hindu extremists
1950-04-14 - Sri Ramana Maharshi, Indian philosopher (b. 1879)
1950-08-08 - Ernest F E Douwes Dekker, founder National-India Party, dies
1950-12-05 - Shri Aurobindo, Indian guru (b. 1872)
1950-12-15 - Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Indian political leader, Iron Man of India (b. 1875)
1951-12-05 - Abanindranath Tagore, Indian writer (b. 1871)
1952-01-05 - Victor Alexander John Hope, viceroy of India (1936-43), dies at 64
1952-03-07 - Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (b. 1893)
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma GandhiPacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi (1948-01-30) 1953-12-10 - Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Indian-born scholar and translator (b. 1872)
1955-09-16 - Leopold C M S Amery, Brit minister of Colonies (India), dies at 81
1956-12-06 - Dr. Bhimji Ramji Ambedkar, Indian Minister of Law and architect of The Constitution of India (b. 1891)
1958-06-27 - Robert Greig, actor (Devil Doll, Indian Love Call), dies at 78
1959-12-23 - Edward FLW Halifax, English viscount/viceroy of India, dies at 78
1962-04-12 - Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, Indian politician and engineer (b. 1861)
1963-02-28 - Rajendra Prasad, First President of India (b. 1884)
1964-05-27 - Jawaharial Nehru, Independent India's 1st PM, dies at 74
1966-01-11 - Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indian premier (1964-66), dies at 61
1966-01-24 - Homi J. Bhabha, Indian physicist (b. 1909)
1966-02-26 - Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Indian freedom fighter and writer (b. 1883)
1967-10-12 - Ram Manohar Lohia, Indian Socialist politician leader
1969-01-31 - Meher Baba, Indian guru (b. 1894)
1969-05-03 - Zakir Hussain, 3rd President of India, (b. 1897)
1969-06-24 - Ted Hecht, actor (Time to Kill, Song of India, Gangster)
1970-06-07 - Edward M Forster, Brit writer (Maurice, passage to India), dies at 91
1970-07-24 - Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman (b. 1897)
1970-11-21 - Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Indian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1888)
1971-12-31 - Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist (b. 1919)
1972-03-31 - Meena Kumari, Indian actress (b. 1932)
1972-07-28 - Charu Majumdar, Indian revolutionary leader (b. 1918)
1972-09-27 - S. R. Ranganathan, Indian mathematician (b. 1892)
1973-09-11 - Neem Karoli Baba, Indian guru
1974-02-04 - Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1894)
1975-04-17 - Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Indian philosopher (b. 1888)
1975-10-02 - Kumaraswami Kamaraj, Indian political leader, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (b. 1903)
1975-10-31 - SD Burman, Indian musician (b. 1906)
1976-08-27 - Mukesh, Indian playback singer (b. 1923)
1977-03-22 - A.K. Gopalan, Indian communist leader (b. 1904)
1979-12-03 - Dhyan Chand, Indian field hockey player (b. 1905)
1980-06-23 - Sanjay Gandhi, Indian politician, dies
1980-06-23 - Varahagiri Venkata Giri, Fourth President of India (b. 1894)
1980-07-24 - Uttam Kumar, Indian actor (b. 1926)


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