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India - Historical Events
Date Event
78-03-03

Origin of Saka Era (India)

1311-04-24

Gen Malik Kafur returns to Delhi after campaign in South India

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

1497-11-22

Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama rounds Cape of Good Hope on way to first voyage from Europe to reach India

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.

1509-08-08

The Emperor Krishnadeva Raya is crowned, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the Vijayanagara Empire in Southern 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

1597-08-20

1st Dutch East India Company ships return from the Far East

1600-12-31

British East India Company chartered

1601-02-13

John Lancaster leads first East India Company voyage from London

1603-12-18

First fleet of the Dutch East India Compnay under Admiral Steven van der Haghen departs for the East-Indies

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)

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.

1641-08-26

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.

1650-04-20

Dutch East India Company (VOC) management sets new guidelines

1652-04-06

Cape Colony, the 1st European settlement in South Africa, established by Dutch East India Company under John of Riebeeck

1658-12-09

Dutch troops occupy harbor city Quilon (Coilan) India

1668-03-26

England takes control of Bombay, India

1668-03-27

English king Charles II gives Bombay to East India Company

1690-08-24

Job Charnock founds Calcutta India

1697-02-04

Three Dutch East India Company ships anchor at Dirk-Hartogeiland, Australia

1699-04-14

Khalsa: Birth of Khalsa, the brotherhood of the Sikh religion, in Northern India in accordance with the Nanakshahi calendar.

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.

1756-06-20

Black Hole of Calcutta - 146 British soldiers imprisoned in small dungeon in Calcutta, India where most die

1756-12-06

British troops under Robert Clive occupy Fulta India

1757-01-02

British troops occupy Calcutta India

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.

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

1784-08-13

British parliament accepts India Act

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

1803-02-27

Great fire in Bombay, India

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)

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.

1858-08-02

Government of India transferred from East India Company to Crown

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.

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

1882-06-06

Cyclone in Arabian Sea (Bombay, India) drowns 100,000

1888-04-20

246 reported killed by hail in Moradabad, India

1889-03-23

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was established by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in Qadian India.

1897-06-12

Possibly most severe quake in history strikes Assam India, shock waves felt over an area size of Europe (low mortality rate given size of earthquake, 1500 casualties)

1903-01-01

In Delhi, a great durbar, or formal reception, marks the coronation of King Edward VII as Emperor of India; the British release some 16,000 prisoners in honor of the occasion

1905-04-04

Earthquake in Kangra India, kills 20,000

1905-10-16

The Partition of Bengal (India) occurred.

1906-12-30

The All India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India Empire, which later laid down the foundations of Pakistan.

1907-03-22

The new Boer government in the Transvaal passes an Asiatic Registration Bill, that restricts immigration from India

1911-01-03

The Government of India announces that emigration to Natal, Southern Africa, is prohibited with effect from 1 July

1911-02-18

The first official flight with air mail takes place in Allahabad, British India, when Henri Pequet, a 23-year-old pilot, delivers 6,500 letters to Naini, about 10 km away.

1911-12-12

Delhi replaces Calcutta as the capital of India.

1912-12-23

In Delhi, India, terrorist agitation continues as British Viceroy Lord Hardinge is wounded by a bomb explosion

1919-04-13

Amritsar Massacre-British Army fires on nationalist rioters in India

1919-08-13

British troops open fire on demonstrators in Amritsar, India; killing 350

1920-03-23

Perserikatan Communist of India (PKI) political party forms

1922-03-18

British magistrates in India sentence Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years imprisonment for disobedience

1924-07-11

Moslem-Hindu rebellion in Delhi, India

1925-06-16

The Union Government rejects a round-table conference with India on the grounds that it will constitute interference in South African affairs

1925-12-26

The Communist Party of India is founded.

1926-12-28

Imperial Airways begins England-India mail & passenger service

1928-08-30

Jawaharlal Nehru requests independence of India

1929-01-06

Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to begin a her work amongst India's poorest and diseased people.

1929-01-26

Indian National Congress proclaims goal for India's independence

1929-04-24

1st non-stop England to India flight takes-off

1929-04-26

1st non-stop England to India flight lands

1930-04-18

Attempted raid on the armoury of police and auxiliary forces in Chittagong in Bengal province, British India by armed pro-independence revolutionaries led by Surya Sen popularly known as Master-da.

1930-04-22

British troops battle pro-independence revolutionaries in the Jalalabad hills near Chittagong in Bengal province, British India leaving 80 troops and 12 revolutionaries dead.

1931-02-10

New Delhi becomes capital of India

1932-03-01

12 pro-independence revolutionaries captured in and around Chittagong in Bengal province, British India are sentenced to deportation for life, two to three-year prison terms with the remaining 32 being acquitted.

1932-06-25

Commencement of India's 1st cricket Test v England at Lord's

1932-10-15

Tata Airlines (later to become Air India) makes its first flight.

1933-05-08

Mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest against British oppression in India.

1933-12-17

B H Valentine scores 133 on Test Cricket debut, Eng v India at Bombay

1934-01-15

8.4 earthquake in India/Nepal, 10,700 die

1934-04-07

In India, Mahatma Gandhi suspended his campaign of civil disobedience

1936-02-08

Pandit Jawaharlal follows Gandhi as chairman of India Congress Party

1936-04-01

Orissa constituted a province of British India

1938-11-16

K B Regiment refuses round-table conference in East-India

1939-03-03

In Mumbai (Bombay), Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest against autocratic rule in India.

1939-03-10

17 villages damaged by hailstones in Hyderabad India

1939-04-13

In India, the Hindustani Lal Sena (Indian Red Army) is formed and vows to engage in armed struggle against the British.

1939-05-03

The All India Forward Bloc is formed by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

1940-03-23

All-India-Moslem League calls for a Moslem homeland

1940-03-23

The Lahore Resolution (Qarardad-e-Pakistan or the then Qarardad-e-Lahore) is put forward at the Annual General Convention of the All India Muslim League.

1941-05-25

5,000 drown in a storm at Ganges Delta region in India

1942-08-09

Mahatma Gandhi & 50 others arrested in Bombay after passing of a "quit India" campaign by the All-India Congress

1942-10-16

Cyclone in Bay of Bengal kills some 40,000 south of Calcutta India

1944-04-01

Japanese troops conquer Jessami, Eastern India

1944-04-14

Freighter "Fort Stikene" explodes in Bombay India, killing 1,376

1944-08-19

Last Japanese troops driven out of India

1945-11-13

Australian Services draw 1st Victory Test against India

1945-11-28

Australian Services draw second Victory Test Cricket v India at Calcutta

1945-12-10

Aust Services lose 3rd Victory Test Cricket to India by 6 wkts

1946-03-15

British premier Attlee agrees with India's right to independence

1946-06-22

Alec Bedser takes 7-49 v India on 1st day of his 1st Test cricket

1946-08-08

India agrees to give Bhutan 32 sq miles

1946-09-02

Nehru forms government in India

1946-12-01

Australia compile 645 v India at the Gabba (Bradman 187)

1947-02-20

Earl Mountbatten of Burma appointed as last viceroy of India

1947-06-03

British Viceroy of India Lord Mountbatten visits Pakistan

1947-08-15

India gains independence from Great Britain, remains a dominion until 1950

1947-08-17

The Radcliffe Line, the border between Union of India and Dominion of Pakistan is revealed.

1947-09-07

Battles between Hindus & Moslems in New Delhi, India

1947-10-26

Maharajah of Jammu & Kashmir accedes to India

1947-12-01

Don Bradman scores 185 in the 1st Cricket Test v India at the Gabba

1947-12-01

India cricket all out for 58 v Australia at the Gabba, Toshack 5-2

1948-01-01

Bradman scores 132 in the 1st innings of the 3rd Test v India

1948-01-01

Orissa province accedes to India

1948-01-01

After partition, India declines to pay the agreed share of Rs.550 million in cash balances to Pakistan.

1948-01-03

Bradman completes dual Test tons (132 & 127*) v India MCG

1948-01-23

Bradman scores 201 in 272 mins v India, 21 fours 1 six

1948-01-23

Test debut of Neil Harvey, v India at Adelaide

1948-01-24

Australia all out 674 v India (Bradman 201, Hassett 198*)

1948-06-21

Lord Mountbatten resigns as Governor General of India, formerly the last Viceroy

1949-02-19

Mass arrests of communists in India

1949-03-05

The Jharkhand Party is founded in India.

1949-05-12

1st foreign woman ambassador received in USA (Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit of India)

1949-11-26

India adopts a constitution as a British Commonwealth Republic

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

India becomes a republic, ceasing to be a British dominion

1950-08-15

8.6 earthquake in India kills 20,000 to 30,000

1950-08-15

Constitution of India goes into effect

1950-08-15

Srikakulam district is formed in Andhra Pradesh, India.

1950-10-26

Mother Teresa founds Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India

1950-11-06

King Tribhuvana of Nepal flees to India

1950-12-05

Sikkim becomes a protectorate of India

1952-01-21

Nehru's Congress party wins general election in India

1952-05-13

Pandit Nehru becomes premier of India

1952-05-13

The Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, holds its first sitting.

1952-06-05

Test Cricket debut of Freddie Trueman v India at Headingley

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

1952-10-26

Pakistan's 1st Test Cricket win Fazal Mahmood 12 wkts v India

1953-04-01

Walcott Worrell & Weekes all make centuries in innings v India

1954-11-01

India takes over administration of 4 French Indian settlements

1955-03-01

Pakistan v India 5 Test Cricket series ends in a 0-0 draw

1955-04-11

The Air India Kashmir Princess is bombed and crashes in a failed assassination attempt on Zhou Enlai by the Kuomintang.

1955-04-30

Imperial Bank of India nationalized

1955-05-02

India proposal to discrimination against Dalits or "Untouchables" punishable

1955-06-07

India premier Nehru visit USSR

1955-11-20

Kripal Singh scores 100 on Test Cricket debut, India v NZ

1955-11-20

Polly Umrigar scores India's 1st Test Cricket double century, 223 v NZ

1956-09-02

Collapse of a rail bridge under a train kills 120 (India)

1956-11-01

Formation of Kerala state in India.

1957-01-26

India annexes Kashmir

1957-03-22

Republic of India adopts Saka calendar along with Gregorian

1958-11-28

Test Cricket debut for Wes Hall, v India at Bombay

1959-01-01

Rohan Kanhai completes 256 v India at Calcutta

1959-03-17

Dalai Lama flees Tibet for India

1959-03-31

Dalai Lama fled China & was granted political asylum in India

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

1959-10-23

Chinese troops move into India, 17 die

1959-12-20

Jasu Patel takes 9-69, India v Australia at Kanpur

1960-05-01

India's Bombay state split into Gujarat & Maharashtra states

1961-11-05

India's premier 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

1962-03-23

Nawab of Pataudi captains India cricket v WI age 21 years 77 days

1962-03-28

Devastating 8 for 6 spell by Gibbs gives WI cricket victory over 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

1963-05-28

Estimated 22,000 die in another cyclone in Bay of Bengal (India)

1964-02-09

Hanumant Singh scores 105 India v England on debut at Delhi

1964-06-02

Lal Bahadur Sjastri elected premier of India

1964-08-20

Rex Sellers bowls 5-1-17-0 v India in only Test Cricket innings

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

1965-03-06

Bruce Taylor hits 105 for NZ v India in 1st Test Cricket innings

1965-04-09

India & Pakistan engage in border fight

1965-05-11

1st of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000 (India)

1965-05-25

India & Pakistan border fights

1965-05-28

Fire & explosion at Dhori mine in Dhanbad India kills 400

1965-06-02

2nd of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000 (Ganges R India)

1965-09-01

India & Pakistan border fights

1965-09-06

India invades West Pakistan

1965-09-22

India & Pakistan ceases-fire goes into effect

1966-01-10

India & Pakistan sign peace accord

1966-01-19

Indira Gandhi elected India's 3rd prime minister

1966-04-06

Mihir Sen swims Palk Strait between Sri Lanka & India

1966-06-24

Bombay-NY Air India flight crashes into Mont Blanc (Switz), 117 die

1966-12-13

Test debut of Clive Lloyd, v India Bombay, 82 & 78

1966-12-28

55th Davis Cup: Australia beats India in Melbourne (4-1)

1966-12-31

Test Cricket debut of Bishen Singh Bedi, India v WI Calcutta, 2-92

1967-05-06

Zakir Hussain elected 1st Moslem 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

1967-12-11

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

1968-02-16

Beatles George Harrison, John Lennon and their wifes fly to India for transcendental meditation study with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

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.

1969-12-25

India all out for 163 at Madras v Aust, Ashley Mallett 5-91

1970-04-02

Meghalaya becomes autonomous state within India's Assam 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

1971-12-03

Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: India invades West Pakistan and a full scale war begins claiming hundreds of lives.

1971-12-04

The UN Security Council calls an emergency session to consider the deteriorating situation between India and Pakistan.

1971-12-16

India's army occupies Dacca, West Pakistani troops surrenders

1971-12-17

Cease fire between India & Pakistan in Kashmir

1972-01-21

Tripura becomes a full-fledged state in India.

1972-03-19

India & Bangladesh sign friendship treaty

1972-07-02

India & Pakistan sign 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

Chandrasekhar takes 8-79 India v England at Delhi

1972-12-25

England beat India by six wickets in the 1st Cricket Test in Delhi

1973-02-09

Biju Patnaik of the Pragati Legislature Party elected leader of opposition in the state assembly in Orissa, India.

1973-07-07

78 drown as flash flood sweeps a bus into a river (India)

1973-08-28

India & Pakistan sign POW accord

1974-02-18

US ambassador to India Daniel Moynihan present $2,046,700,000 check

1974-05-18

India becomes 6th nation to explode an atomic bomb

1974-06-24

India all out for 42 in Lord's Test cricket in 77 mins

1974-07-13

India's 1st one-day international (v England, Headingley)

1974-11-07

63rd Davis Cup: South Africa beats India in (w/o)

1974-11-26

Greenidge scores 107 in 2nd innings of Test Cricket debut v India

1974-12-14

Viv Richards scores 1st Test Cricket ton 192 v India 20 fours 6 sixes

1975-01-29

West Indies win fifth test against India to take 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

1975-07-20

India expels three reporters from The Times, The Daily Telegraph, and Newsweek because they refused to sign a pledge to abide by government censorship.

1975-12-27

Explosion at Chasnala Colliery collapses drowning 350 (Dhanbad India)

1976-02-17

NZ scores their 1st innings win in Test Cricket, v India

1976-02-17

Richard Hadlee takes 7-23 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

1976-12-19

John Lever takes 7-46 in 1st Test Cricket innings, v India Delhi

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 PM of India

1977-03-28

Morarji Desai forms government in India

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

1978-02-03

Australia beat India 3-2 on 6th day of final test

1978-02-03

India needing 493 to beat Australia at Adelaide, all out 445

1978-10-16

Test debut of Kapil Dev, India v Pakistan at Faisalabad

1978-11-19

Gavaskar gets twin cricket tons for India for 2nd time

1978-12-15

Test Cricket debut of Malcolm Marshall, v India at Bangalore

1978-12-19

Indira Gandhi ambushed in India

1978-12-26

India's former PM, Indira Gandhi, released from jail

1979-01-02

Gavaskar gets twin tons for India for the third time (v WI)

1979-02-07

Faoud Bacchus scores 250 for WI v India at Kanpur

1979-06-01

Vizianagaram district is formed in Andhra Pradesh, India.

1979-06-18

Sri Lanka beat India by 47 runs in Cricket World Cup upset

1979-07-15

Morarji Desai resigns as premier of India

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).

1979-10-17

Mother Teresa of India, awarded Nobel Peace Prize

1979-12-25

Opening day of 4th Test Cricket, India 8-112 v Pakistan at Kanpur

1980-01-06

Indira Gandhi's Congress Party wins elections in India

1981-01-03

Greg Chappell scores 204 v India at the SCG

1981-01-08

India all out 63 in one-day international v Australia

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. The government places the official death toll at 268 plus another 300 missing; however, it is generally believed that the actual figure is closer to 1,000 killed.

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

1982-09-22

Duleep Mendis completes twin cricket tons for Sri Lanka v India

1982-11-12

Zaheer Abbas gets his 100th 100 in Test Cricket v India, goes to 215

1982-12-27

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

1983-01-15

Javed Miandad & Mudassar Nazar make 451 stand v India

1983-02-22

Hindus kill 3000 Moslems in Assam, India

1983-04-17

India entered space age launching SLV-3 rocket

1983-06-25

India beat West Indies by 43 runs to win Cricket World Cup

1983-09-24

Test cricket debut of Shoaib Mohammad, son of Hanif, v India Jullundur

1983-11-16

Kapil Dev takes 9-83 v WI at Ahmedabad, but India still lose

1983-11-24

Test Cricket debut of Richie Richardson, WI v India Bombay

1983-11-27

Desmond Haynes out handled the ball v India

1984-04-13

India beat Pak by 58 runs to win 1st Asia Cricket Cup in Sharjah

1984-04-15

Extremist Sikhs plunder 40 stations in Punjab India

1984-06-06

1,200 die in Sikh "Golden Temple" uprising India

1984-08-03

Bomb attack on Madras India airport, 32 killed

1984-09-28

1st floodlit ODI outside of Australia (India v Aust, New Delhi)

1984-11-03

3,000 die in 3 day anti-Sikh riot in India

1984-12-03

2,000 die from Union Carbide poison gas emission in Bhopal, India

1984-12-28

Rajiv Gandhi's Congress party wins election in India

1984-12-31

Rajiv Gandhi takes office as India's 6th PM succeeding his mother Indira Gandhi

1985-01-15

Mike Gatting & Graeme Fowler both scores 200's v India

1985-03-10

India beat Pakistan to win "World Championship of Cricket"

1985-04-08

India files suit against Union Carbide over Bhopal disaster

1985-05-11

Booby trap bomb kills 86 people in India

1985-06-23

Bomb destroys Air India Boeing 747 in air near Ireland, 329 die

1985-08-17

Rajiv Gandhi announces Punjab state elections in India

1985-09-11

Sri Lanka score their 1st Test Cricket victory, by 149 runs v India

1985-09-25

Akali Dal wins Punjab State election in India

1985-12-13

David Boon's 1st Test century, 123 v India at Adelaide

1985-12-13

Test debut of Merv Hughes, Geoff Marsh & Bruce Reid (v India)

1985-12-26

Test Cricket debut of Steve Waugh, v India at the MCG

1986-01-04

David Boon's second Test century, 131 v India at Adelaide

1986-02-02

Dalai Lama meets Pope John Paul II in India

1986-02-11

Australia beat India 2-0 to win the World Series Cup

1986-03-28

Extremist Sikhs kill 13 hindus in Ludhiana India

1986-07-25

Sikhs extremist kill 16 hindus in Muhktsar India

1986-09-18

David Boon's 3rd Test cricket century, 122 v India at Madras

1986-09-19

Dean Jones scores 210 v India at Madras

1986-09-22

India v Australia Test Cricket at Madras finishes in a tie

1986-10-19

Allan Border scores the 1,000,000th run in Tests (v India, Bombay)

1986-12-22

India score 7-676 v Sri Lanka at Kanpur in Cricket

1987-07-06

1st of 3 massacres by Sikh extremists takes place in India

1987-11-25

India all out for 75 v West Indies at Delhi, Patterson 5-24

1987-12-11

Test debut of Carl Hooper, WI v India at Bombay

1987-12-20

76th Davis Cup: Sweden beats India in Gothenburg (5-0)

1988-01-11

Test debut of Phil Simmons, WI v India, Madras

1988-08-20

6.5 earthquake strikes India/Nepal, 1,000s killed

1988-11-30

Cyclone lashes Bangladesh, Eastern India; 317 killed

1989-10-20

Pakistan win Sharjah Trophy over India & WI on round-robin

1989-11-29

India president Rajiv Gandhi resigns

1989-12-02

Vishwanath Pratap Singh sworn in as president of India

1990-02-22

1st day India v NZ cricket at Auckland NZ 5-78 at lunch, 9-387 stumps

1990-02-23

Ian Smith 173* NZ v India, 136 balls, world record for no 9 bat

1990-03-27

Bus accidentally touches high voltage wire in Karagpur India; 21 die

1990-04-17

Gas explosion on passenger train in Kumrahar India, 80 die

1990-07-27

Graham Gooch scores 333 v India at Lord's

1990-07-30

Graham Gooch scores 123 v India to follow up 1st innings 333

1990-12-10

Hindu-Muslim rebellion in Hyderabad-Aligargh India, 140 die

1991-10-16

Jharkhand Chhatra Yuva Morcha is founded at a conference in Ranchi, India.

1991-10-20

6.1-7.1 earthquake in Uttar Kashi, India, about 670 die

1991-10-25

Aaqib Javed takes 7-37 in 10 overs v India in cric 1-dayer at Sharjah

1991-11-10

South Africa's 1st cricket international since 1970 - one-day v India

1991-12-26

Militant Sikhs kill 55 & wound 70 in India

1992-01-02

Test debut of Shane Warne, v India at Sydney

1992-01-03

Boon completes 11 Test Cricket century, 129* v India at Sydney

1992-01-20

Australia beat India 2-0 to win the World Series Cup

1992-01-28

Boon completes twelfth Test century, 135 v India at Adelaide

1992-02-02

David Boon's 13 Test Cricket century, 107 v India at Perth

1992-02-05

Mike Whitney career-best 7-27 at WACA in Test Cricket win v India

1992-05-20

India launches its 1st satellite independently

1992-05-22

India launches its Agni rocket

1992-06-23

"Tin Bigha Day" protest in India of corridor opening to Bangladesh

1992-06-26

India leases Tin Bigha corridor to Bangladesh

1992-10-18

Start of Zimbabwe's 1st Test match, v India at Harare

1992-10-20

David Houghton scores Zimbabwe's 1st Test hundred (121 v India, debut)

1992-12-06

300,000 hindus destroy mosque of Babri India, 4 die

1993-02-23

India complete a 3-0 series drubbing of England

1993-09-30

6.4 earthquake at Latur, India, 28,000 killed

1993-11-27

India defeat West Indies in Bengal Jubilee Cricket Final, Kumble 6-12

1994-01-25

Mine fire at Asansol, India, kills 55

1994-04-13

United Arab Emirates' 1st official ODI, losing to India

1994-05-20

Sushmita Sen from India is crowned the 43rd Miss Universe at 18 years old

1994-07-24

Bodo kills 37 Moslems in Bashbari NE India

1994-07-29

India army kills 27 Moslem militants

1994-11-19

Aishwarya Rai, 21, of India, crowned 44th Miss World

1995-02-25

Bomb attack on train in Assam India (27 soldiers killed)

1995-03-12

Congress party loses India national election

1995-04-14

India beats Sri Lanka to win the Asia Cricket Cup final in Sharjah

1995-11-26

New Zealand score 8-348 in 49 overs v India in Nagpur ODI

1996-02-18

1st full ODI for Kenya, Cricket World Cup v India

1996-02-18

Tendulkar scores 127* in India's Cricket World Cup win over Kenya

1996-02-27

Mark Waugh scores 126 in World Cup against India

1996-03-09

Javed Miandad's last international in Pak's WC QF loss to India

1996-03-13

Sri Lanka beat India in World Cup semi as riots stop play

1996-08-20

India defeat Pakistan in Under-15 World Challenge Final at Lord's

1996-09-16

1st one-day international in Canada, India v Pakistan at Toronto

1996-12-01

Lance Klusener takes 8-64 in debut Test Cricket to trounce India

1996-12-28

India all out for 66 at Durban after making 100 in cricket 1st inning

1997-03-13

India's Missionaries of Charity chooses Sister Nirmala to succeed Mother Teresa as its leader.

1997-07-25

K.R. Narayanan is sworn-in as India's 10th president and the first Dalit— formerly called "untouchable"— to hold this office.

1997-09-13

Mother Teresa's State Funeral held in India

1998-03-24

A tornado sweeps through Dantan in India killing 250 people and injuring 3000 others.

1998-04-06

Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of hitting India.

1998-05-11

India conducts three underground nuclear tests in Pokhran, including a thermonuclear device.

1998-05-13

India carries out two nuclear tests at Pokhran, in addition to the three conducted on May 11. The United States and Japan impose economic sanctions on India.

1999-01-22

Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons are burned alive by radical Hindus while sleeping in their car in Eastern India.

1999-08-11

Total solar eclipse in India-North -France (2m23s)

1999-10-29

Deadliest Indian Ocean tropical cyclone hits Orissa, India. This event was known as 1999 Orissa cyclone ever since.

2000-11-15

New state of Jharkhand comes into existence in India

2001-01-26

An earthquake hits Gujarat, India, causing more than 20,000 deaths.

2001-05-21

The Enron Corporation's power generating venture in India, the Dabhol Power Company, serves formal notice that it will terminate its power supply contract and pull out

2001-06-18

Protests occur in Manipur over the extension of the ceasefire between Naga insurgents and the government of India.

2001-09-21

University of Roorkee, becomes India's 7th Indian Institute of Technology, rechristened as IIT Roorkee

2002-05-03

A military MiG-21 aircraft crashes into the Bank of Rajasthan in India, killing eight.

2003-06-05

A severe heat wave across Pakistan and India reaches its peak, as temperatures exceed 50°C (122°F) in the region.

2004-03-23

Andhra Pradesh Federation of Trade Unions holds its first conference in Hyderabad, India.

2004-06-06

Tamil is established as a Classical language by the President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in a joint sitting of the two houses of the Indian Parliament.

2004-09-17

Tamil is declared the first classical language in India.

2004-09-21

The Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) People's War and the Maoist Communist Centre of India merge to form the Communist Party of India (Maoist).

2004-12-26

A 9.3 magnitude earthquake creates a tsunami causing devastation in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Maldives and many other areas around the rim of the Indian Ocean, killing 230,000 people.

2005-01-25

A stampede at the Mandher Devi temple in Mandhradevi in India kills at least 258.

2005-07-26

Mumbai, India receives 99.5cm of rain (39.17 inches) within 24 hours, bringing the city to a halt for over 2 days.

2006-07-06

The Nathula Pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years.

2006-07-11

209 people are killed in a series of bomb attacks in Mumbai, India.

2007-07-25

Pratibha Patil is sworn in as India's first woman president

2008-10-22

India launches its first unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-1.

2008-11-26

Terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India: Ten coordinated attacks by Pakistan-based terrorists kill 164 and injure more than 250 people in Mumbai, India.

2010-02-13

A bombing at the German Bakery in Pune, India, kills 10 and injures 60 more.

2011-01-14

Stampede near Sabarimala in Kerala, India kills 104 devotees and injures 100 more

2012-02-25

World Health Organization removes India from the list of polio endemic countries

2012-04-30

Overloaded ferry in the Brahmaputra River, India, killing 103 people

2012-05-22

14 people die and 30 are injured in train collision in India

2012-06-16

30 people are killed and 15 injured after a bus falls into a gorge in Osmanabad, India

2012-06-29

16 Naxalite Maoist insurgents in India are killed by police

2012-07-02

Monsoon rain in East India kills at least 79 people and leaves 2.2 million homeless

2012-07-22

Pranab Mukherjee is elected President of India

2012-07-30

Train fire kills 32 and injures 27 people in Andhra Pradesh, India

2012-07-31

A second power grid failure in two days leaves 670 million people in India without power

2012-08-23

At least 30 are killed as a result of monsoon rain in Rajasthan, India

2012-11-25

16 people are killed and 44 injured after a wedding party bus plunges 300 ft down a gorge in India

2012-12-16

A gang rape of a woman on a bus in India that resulted in her death leads to national and international outrage

2013-02-10

36 people are killed and 39 are injured in a stampede at a train station in Allahabad, India

2013-02-21

21 people are killed and 54 are injured in a bombing in Hyderabad, India

2013-02-27

20 people are killed in a market fire in Calcutta, India

2013-03-04

11 children are killed after a bus collides a truck in the Jalandhar district, India

2013-03-19

27 people are killed and 14 are injured in a bus crash in Maharashtra, India

2013-04-04

74 people are killed after an illegally constructed building collapses in Thane, India

2013-04-04

9 people have been killed on an axe-murdering rampage in Chhattisgarh state, India

2013-05-07

8 people are killed and a dozen are injured after bear attacks in Orissa, India

2013-05-08

33 people are killed after an overloaded bus falls into a river in Himachal Pradesh, India

2013-06-05

44 people are killed by a lightning storm in Bihar, India

2013-06-07

18 people are killed and 14 are injured after a bus plunges off a mountain road in Himachel Pradesh, India

2013-06-14

Massive flooding occurs in northern India killing up to 10,000 people

2013-06-23

India defeats England to win the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy in cricket

2013-07-08

A dozen people are killed and injured after a hotel collapses in Hyderbad, India

2013-07-16

27 children are killed and 25 are hospitalized after eating lunch contaminated with insecticide in India

2013-07-30

9 children are killed and 20 are injured after a school bus collides with a truck in Hanumangarh, India

2013-08-18

6 people are killed by a bomb blast on a bus in West Bengal, India

2013-08-19

37 pilgrims are killed in a train accident in India

2013-09-27

60 people are killed after a building collapses in Mumbai, India

2013-10-13

109 people are killed in a stampede on a bridge in  Datia district, Madhya Pradesh, India

2013-10-30

44 people are killed after a bus catches fire in Mahbubnagar, India

2013-11-11

4 people are killed and 8 are injured after a building catches fire in Mumbai, India

2013-11-15

5 people are killed and 10 are injured after a train derails in Nashik, India

2014-01-02

30 people are killed after a bus plunges off a cliff and falls 400 ft in Malshej Ghat, India

2014-01-04

14 people are killed after a three-story building construction site collapses in Goa, India

2014-02-04

10 people are killed & 35 injured after a bus falls into a ravine in Pune, India

2014-05-26

Narendra Modi becomes President of India

2014-09-04

Monsoon rains beging and cause flooding over a sustained period that kills over 400 people in India & Pakistan

2016-01-03

6.7-magnitude earthquake shakes area of northeastern India

2016-04-10

Asia Pacific|Fire at Temple in Southern India Kills at Least 80

2016-06-08

Bezos says Amazon to up India investment to $5 billion

2016-06-21

Millions Across India Take Part in International Yoga Day

2016-11-12

Japan and India sign civil nuclear agreement

2016-11-20

Train in Northern India Derails, Killing at Least 45 People

2017-01-01

India mine collapse: Bodies of 13 recovered in Jharkhand

2017-01-22

At Least 32 Killed, 50 Injured as Train Derails in India

2017-08-14

Rescuers pull out 46 bodies after landslide hits north India

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India - Notable Birthdays

AkbarOct 15, 1542

Mahatma GandhiOct 2, 1869

Edward VIIIJun 23, 1894

George OrwellJun 25, 1903

T.H. WhiteMay 29, 1906

Spike MilliganApr 16, 1918

Ravi ShankarApr 7, 1920

Cliff RichardOct 14, 1940

Kapil DevJan 6, 1959

India - Birthdays
Date Event
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

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)

1773-04-06

James Mill, Scotland, philosopher/historian (Hist of British India)

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)

1848-04-16

Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Social Reformer of Andhra Pradesh, India (d. 1919)

1850-09-09

Harishchandra, India, poet/dramatist/father of modern Hindi

1852-08-24

Henry A. Du Souchet, My Friend from India

1856-04-11

Constantly Lievens, Flemish missionary in India

1858-10-21

Ramabai Dongre' Medhavi, India, social reformer

1867-12-16

Amy Carmichael, missionary in Dohnavur, India (d. 1951)

1868-08-12

Frederick JNT lord Chelmsford, viceroy of British-India (1916-21)

1869-10-02

Mahatma Gandhi [Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi], Porbandar Kathiawad India, pacifist and spiritual leader, (d. 1948)

1872-09-10

Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji, India, cricketer/politician

1873-11-22

Leopold CMS Amery, British minister of Colonies (India)

1874-02-07

Luigi Barzini, India favolosa

1875-07-25

Jim Corbett, India: Kingdom of the Tiger

1876-03-20

Knute Rahm, The Plot of India's Hillmen

1878-12-10

Rajaji, India's freedom fighter and the first Governor General of independent India (d.1972)

1879-01-01

Edward M Forster, England, novelist (Howards End, Passage to India)

1879-01-01

E.M. Forster, A Passage to India

1880-10-08

Ernest F E Douwes Dekker, Dutch founder (National-India Party)

1882-10-17

Olaf Fønss, Mysteries of India, Part II: Above All Law

1884-12-03

Rajendra Prasad, first President of India (d. 1963)

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)

1888-03-27

Jerry Lynton, Son of India

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

1889-11-01

Rex Taylor, My Friend from India

1890-08-20

H.T. Cowling, India Speaks

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)

1895-10-31

C K Nayudu, cricketer (brother of C S, India's 1st Test capt)

1896-02-29

Ranchhodji Morarji Desai, premier of India (1977-79)

1896-06-18

Cota Ramaswami, cricketer (Davis Cup for India 1922, Test 1936)

1897-05-03

V K Krishna Menon, India, minister of defense

1898-12-05

Josh Malihabadi, Urdu poet of India and Pakistan (d. 1982)

1899-06-13

Carlos Chavez, Mexico City, conductor/composer (Sinfonia India)

1902-04-01

L P Jai, cricketer (one Test India v England 1934, scored 19 & 0)

1902-06-04

Richard Allen, India, field hockey goal tender (Olympic-gold-1928)

1902-12-07

J G Navle, cricketer (India's 1st Test wicket-keeper)

1903-06-25

George Orwell, [Eric A Blair], Bihar, British India, British writer (Animal Farm, 1984), (d. 1950)

1903-08-10

Lasse Krantz, A Ship Bound for India

1904-03-24

Anna Lindahl, A Ship Bound for India

1904-10-02

Shi Lal Bahadur Shastri, India premier (1964-66)

1906-05-05

Ursula Jeans, Simla India. actress (I Lived With You, Over the Moon)

1906-05-29

Terence Hanbury White, Bombay India, novelist (England Have My Bones)

1906-05-29

T.H. White, Bombay India, English author (King Arthur)

1906-06-08

S Nazir Ali, cricketer (bro of Wazir Ali, India's 1st Test 1932)

1907-10-04

Alain Daniélou, India: Matri Bhumi

1908-04-20

Wajahat Mirza, Mother India

1908-08-21

M.M. Kaye, Part One: Return to India

1908-10-22

John Sutton, Rawalpindi India, actor (Tower of London, Return of Fly)

1909-03-17

Patrick Reilly, Ootacamund, India, British diplomat

1909-06-06

M J Gopalan, cricketer (1 Test India v England 1933-34)

1909-12-16

Lall Singh, cricketer (scored 15 & 29 in India's 1st Test match)

1910-03-16

Iftikhar Ali Khan, cricketer (Nawab of Pataudi, England & India)

1910-05-09

P E Palia, cricketer (appeared in India's 1st Test-Lord's 1932)

1910-10-19

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, India, astrophysicist (Nobel 1983)

1910-12-04

Ramaswamy Venkataraman, president of India (1987-92)

1910-12-17

Keki Khursedji Tarapore, cricketer (0-72 in his only Test for India)

1911-02-19

Merle Oberon, Calcutta India, actress (Assignment Foreign Legion)

1913-01-17

Yuvraj of Patiala, cricketer (scored 24 & 60 in only Test India v Eng)

1913-02-16

Tage Holmberg, A Ship Bound for India

1913-05-13

Sanjiva Reddy, president (India)

1913-05-19

Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, president of India

1915-02-14

Lars Nordberg, A Ship Bound for India

1915-08-15

A.K. Hangal, Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

1916-01-22

Harilal Upadhyay, Gujarati Author, Poet, Astrologist (Gujarat is a State of India) (d. 1994)

1916-04-14

Commandur Rajagopalachari Rangachari, cricketer (India 1947-48)

1916-05-05

Zail Singh, President of India (d. 1994)

1916-09-15

Margaret Lockwood, Karachi India, actress (Lady Vanishes)

1917-03-12

Googie Withers, Karachi India, actress (1 of Our Aircraft is Missing)

1917-04-12

Vinoo Mankad, cricketer (India's greatest all-rounder to his time)

1917-06-27

K M Rangnekar, cricketer (batted in 3 Tests India v Australia 1947-48)

1917-11-19

Indira Gandhi, Allahabad India, Indian PM (1966-77, 1980-84)

1918-01-03

Manning J. Post, Song of India

1918-04-16

Spike Milligan, India, actor/comedian (Digby, 3 Musketeers)

1919-01-19

Dharam Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1964)

1919-01-26

K C Ibrahim, cricketer (batted in 4 Tests India v WI 1948-49)

1919-12-04

I.K. Gujral, Indira Gandhi: The Death of Mother India

1920-03-15

Ranganandhan Francis, India, field hockey (Olympic-gold-1948, 52, 56)

1920-04-07

Ravi Shankar, Varanasi, British India, musician (the Pandit), (d. 2012)

1920-06-22

Chandrasekhar Sarwate, cricketer (batted in 9 Tests for India 1946-52)

1920-07-16

Anwar Hussain, cricketer (four Tests for Pakistan v India 1952-53)

1920-10-27

K. R. Narayanan, 10th President of India

1920-11-08

Sitara Devi, Mother India

1920-12-04

Michael Bates, Jhansi India, actor (Clockwork Orange, Patton)

1921-03-13

Cyril Poole, cricketer (England batsman against India 1951-52)

1921-05-02

Satyajit Ray, Calcutta India, director (Goddess, Adversary)

1921-06-28

P V Narasimha Rao, premier of India (1991- )

1921-11-26

Verghese Kurien, Calicut, British India, engineer (billion-litre idea), (d.2012)

1922-01-05

Mukri, Mother India

1922-01-09

Har G Khorana, India/Canada bio-chemist (Nobel 1968)

1922-02-24

Kanwar Rai Singh, cricketer (batted at MCG in Test for India 1948)

1922-05-20

Peter Hughes, A Passage to India

1922-07-04

Ghulam Ahmed, cricketer (off-spinner in 22 Tests for India in 1950's)

1923-01-24

Santha Rama Rau, A Passage to India

1923-04-17

Lindsay Anderson, Bangalore India, director (Thursday's Children)

1923-05-28

Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, India, film star (Patala Bhairavi)

1923-08-18

Jahangir Khan Irani, cricket wicketkeeper for India (1947-8 Aust tour)

1923-08-29

Hirulal Gaekwad, cricket all-rounder (Test for India 1952-53)

1923-9-13

Edouard Boubat, India Song

1924-01-27

Sabu, [Dastagir], India, actor (Elephant Boy, Drum)

1924-03-18

Madhussudan Rege, cricketer (15 runs in only Test India v WI 1948-49)

1924-05-23

V N Swamy, cricketer (one Test India v NZ 1955, DNB, 0-45)

1924-08-31

Leslie Linder, Star of India

1924-9-21

Fereydoun Hoveyda, India: Matri Bhumi

1925-01-12

Ralph Legall, cricket wicket-keeper (WI v India 1954)

1925-01-17

A H Kardar, cricketer (Pak 1st Test capt, prev played for India)

1925-04-14

H G Kischenchand, cricketer (5 Tests for India 1947-52)

1925-12-12

D G "Dattu" Phadkar, cricketer (pace bowling all-rounder for India)

1925-12-12

Ghulam Guard, cricketer (lefty pace bowler in 2 Tests for India 1959)

1925-9-29

Viviane Forrester, India Song

1926-05-31

Probir Sen, cricket wicketkeeper (India in late 40's/early 50's)

1926-10-08

Raaj Kumar, Mother India

1927-01-27

Michael Craig, Poona India, actor (Escape 2000, Vault of Horror)

1927-03-25

Leslie Claudius, India, field hockey (Olympic-gold-1948, 52, 56)

1927-07-26

G S Ramchand, cricketer (valuable all-rounder in 33 Tests for India)

1927-10-18

Ramesh Divecha, cricketer (eleven wickets for India in early 50's)

1928-01-07

Rajindranath, cricketer (4 stumpings in his only Test for India)

1928-08-04

Udham Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1952, 56, 64)

1928-08-08

Rashid Karapiet, A Passage to India

1928-10-18

R H "Deepak" Shodhan, cricketer (century on Test debut for India)

1929-05-28

Leslie Wight, cricketer (one Test WI v India 1953, scored 21)

1929-06-01

Nargis, Mother India

1929-06-06

Jorge Villamil, El embajador de la India

1929-07-20

Rajendra Kumar, Mother India

1929-10-19

Balbir Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1948-56)

1929-11-08

Trevor McMahon, NZ cricket wicketkeeper (v India & Pak 1955-56)

1929-9-28

Lata Mangeshkar, Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

1930-03-01

C D Gopinath, cricketer (batted in 8 Tests for India in the 1950's)

1930-03-29

G R Sunderam, cricket pace bowler (2 Tests India v NZ 1955-56)

1930-09-29

Ramnath Kenny, cricketer (batted in 5 Tests for India in 1950's)

1930-10-02

J M Ghorpade, cricketer (8 Tests for India 1952-59 with little impact)

1930-11-24

C T Patankar, cricketer (kept wicket in one Test India v NZ 1955-56)

1931-06-30

June Thorburn, Kashmir India, actress (Touch & Go, Children Galore)

1931-10-15

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, Eleventh President of India

1932-02-29

Gavin Stevens, cricket (Australian bat on 59-60 India/Pakistan tour)

1932-10-05

Madhav Apte, cricketer (bro of Arvind 7 Tests for India, 1 century)

1932-10-26

Chinadorai Deshmutu, India, field hockey player (1952)

1932-12-10

Ross Taylor [Robert Murray Taylor], Calcutta, India, Scottish transplant surgeon who pioneered kidney transplantations in the U.K

1932-12-24

Colin Cowdrey, cricketer (in India England batsman, 1st to 100 Tests)

1933-08-06

A G Kripal Singh, cricketer (India, 100* on debut v NZ 1959)

1933-9-08

Asha Bhosle, Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

1934-07-21

Chandu Borde, cricket batsman (55 Tests for India 1959-67)

1934-10-05

David Smith, cricketer (England opening bowler v India 1961-62)

1934-10-10

Sadashiv Patil, cricketer (pace bowler in Test India v NZ 1955-56)

1935-10-05

Jimmy Binks, cricket wicket-keeper (England twice v India 1964)

1935-11-27

Prakash Bhandari, cricketer (3 Tests for India in mid-50's, 77 runs)

1935-12-04

Paul O'Neill, Inside the Bush White House/Out of India/The Greyston Bakery

1936-02-08

Manohar Hardikar, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests India v WI 1958-59)

1936-02-09

Clive Swift, Liverpool, actor (Frenzy, Passage to India)

1936-04-15

Jack Noreiga, cricketer (9-95 WI v India 1971)

1936-04-29

Zubin Mehta, Bombay India, conductor (NY Philharmonic)

1936-05-02

Engelbert Humperdinck, [Arnold George Dorsey], Madras India, singer (EH Show)

1936-07-09

Richard Wilson, A Passage to India

1936-09-25

Juliet Prowse, Bombay India, actress/dancer (Who Killed Teddy Bear)

1936-11-29

John Maynard, Passage to India

1936-12-25

Ismail Merchant, Bombay India, producer (Householder)

1937-03-04

Graeme Dowling, cricketer (New Zealand, 239 v India 1968)

1937-08-05

Peter Tarsey, Out in India: A Family's Journey

1937-11-18

Rajinder Pal, cricketer (pace bowler in one Test India v England, 0-22)

1938-03-18

Shashi Kapoor, Calcutta India, actor (Shalimar, Heat & Dust)

1938-08-29

Carlos Moreno, India pravile

1939-03-29

Hanumant Singh, cricketer (14 Tests for India-century on debut)

1939-06-20

R B Desai, cricketer (effective pace bowler for India in 60s)

1939-07-06

Man Mohan Sood, cricketer (scored 0 & 3 in his only Test for India)

1939-08-03

A K Sen Gupta, cricketer (Test India v WI 1959 without distinction)

1940-05-22

Erapalli Prasanna, cricketer (one of India's big four spinners)

1940-10-14

Sir Cliff Richard, [Harry Webb], Lucknow India, English rock vocalist (Suddenly)

1940-11-01

Ramesh Chandra Lahoti, Chief Justice of India

1941-01-01

John Rowe, Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

1941-02-26

Keith Thomson, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests NZ v India 1968)

1941-02-27

Paddy Ashton, New Delhi India, British MP (Soc/Lib Democrat)

1941-04-14

Julie Christie, Assam India, actress (Dr Zhivago)

1941-10-18

Allison Parks, Playboy Video Centerfold: Playmate of the Year India Allen

1941-12-31

Milkha Singh, cricketer (bro of Kripal Singh India batsman in 4 Tests)

1942-09-29

Rajinder Goel, cricketer (slow lefty who didn't play for India)

1942-12-08

Hemant Kanitkar, cricketer (batted in two Tests India v WI 1974)

1943-08-11

Pervaiz Musharaf, Delhi India, General and politician, 10th President of Pakistan (2001-2008)

1943-12-11

Ernst Wurzer, India

1943-12-25

Ravish Malhotra, India cosmonaut (Soyuz T-11 backup)

1944-04-24

Arun Nehru, Indira Gandhi: The Death of Mother India

1944-08-20

Rajiv Gandhi, PM of India (1984-89)

1944-10-16

Bob Cottam, cricketer (England fast-medium on 2 India/Pakistan tours)

1944-10-21

Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

1944-12-23

U C Joshi, cricketer (Sussex off-spinner 1970-74 from India)

1945-02-15

Mario Sábato, India pravile

1945-04-28

Ajit Manohar Pai, cricketer (one Test India v NZ 1969)

1945-11-08

Tony Mann, Aust cricket leggie (1977 century as nightwatchman v India)

1946-01-31

Subroto Guha, cricketer (right arm swing bowler for India 1967-69)

1946-04-25

Perinho Albuquerque, India, Daughter of the Sun

1946-05-01

Joanna Lumley, Kashmir India, actress (Abs Fab, OHM's Secret Service)

1946-05-05

Beth Carvalho, India - A Love Story

1946-10-12

Ashok Mankad, cricketer (son of Vinoo, batted for India 1969-78)

1946-10-15

Victor Banerjee, Calcutta India, actor (A Passage to India)

1946-10-15

Victor Banerjee, A Passage to India

1947-02-08

Sam Gannon, cricketer (Austr lefty quick, 3 Tests v India 1977-78)

1947-03-18

David Lloyd, cricketer (England opener, 214 v India 1974)

1947-10-29

Heidi Melinc, India

1947-11-21

Alcione, India - A Love Story

1947-12-22

Dilip Doshi, cricketer (India's main slow lefty post-Bedi)

1948-01-13

Kenia Jayantilal, cricketer (5 at Kingston 71 his only inns for India)

1948-02-04

Rakesh Shukla, cricket leg-spinner (1 Test India v Sri Lanka 1982)

1948-03-18

Eknath Solkar, cricketer (India 1969-77, brilliant short-leg fielder)

1948-10-02

Persis Khambatta, Bombay, India, actress (Star Trek, Megaforce)

1948-11-24

Ashok Gandotra, cricketer (in Rio de Janiero Two Tests for India 1969)

1949-01-13

Rakesh Sharma, India, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-11)

1949-12-18

Joni Flynn, Assam India, actress (Octopussy)

1949-12-29

Syed Kirmani, Final: India vs West Indies

1951-06-28

Mark Shand, The Elephants of India with Goldie Hawn

1951-9-12

Jorge Carrizo, India dormida

1952-03-20

Anand Armitraj, India, tennis player (Brother of ViJay)

1952-07-23

Paul Hibbert, cricketer (one Test Aust v India 1977, scored 13 & 2)

1953-12-14

Vijay Amritraj, India, tennis player/actor (Octopussy)

1954-01-07

Alan Butcher, cricketer (one Test England v India, scored 14 & 20)

1954-03-12

Anish Kapoor, Mumbai India, Indian born British sculptor

1954-07-18

Imtiaz Ali, cricketer (brother of Inshan One Test WI v India 1976)

1954-10-20

Suru Nayak, cricketer (two Tests for India v England 1982)

1954-11-12

Bharat Reddy, cricket wicket-keeper (India 1979)

1955-05-02

Ian Callen, cricketer (one Test Australia v India 1978, six wickets)

1956-08-18

Sandeep Patil, Final: India vs West Indies

1957-02-13

Karl Künstler, India

1957-12-05

Richard Winter-Stanbridge, A Passage to India

1957-9-29

Mark Nicholas, First Vodafone Test: Australia vs India: Day 3

1958-07-06

Mark Benson, cricketer (played Test England v India 1986, 30 & 21)

1959-01-06

Kapil Dev, Chandigarh Punjab, Indian cricketer (India's finest all-rounder 1978-94, Cup-1982)

1960-01-03

Sandeep Marwah Founder of Film City, Noida, India

1961-03-18

Kevan James, cricketer (all-rounder 4 wkts/4 balls & ton v India 1996)

1961-04-18

Pamella Bordes, New Dehli India, Brit parliament prostitute

1961-07-01

Kalpana Chawla, Karnal India, astronaut (STS 87)

1961-10-11

Alfred Dorfer, India

1962-02-14

Josef Hader, India

1963-02-08

Mohammad Azharuddin, Semi-Finals: India vs England

1964-01-31

Remi Bouchard, Lasalle Que, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 India Open)

1964-02-15

Ashutosh Gowariker, Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

1964-04-01

John Morris, cricketer (England right-hand batsman v India 1990)

1964-04-15

Nadeem Abbasi, cricketer (three Tests for Pakistan v India 1989)

1964-12-25

Anil Kaul, Amritsar India, Canadian badminton player (Olympics-96)

1964-9-10

Eduardo Verdurmen, India dormida

1965-03-30

Paul Harather, India

1965-06-01

India Allen, Portsmouth Va, playmate of the year (Dec, 1987)

1965-06-01

India Allen, Seduce Me: Pamela Principle 2

1966-01-06

Shahid Saeed, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in Test v India 1989)

1966-03-20

Alka Yagnik, Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

1966-04-07

Pete Carty, India (Kalarippayattu)

1966-12-29

Ben Nealon, Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

1966-9-09

Nikki Bedi, India Calling

1967-01-15

Richard Blakey, cricketer (England wicket-keeper in India 1993)

1967-01-22

Chema Rodríguez, Nightfall in India

1967-09-05

India Hicks, English model

1967-9-05

India Hicks, Finale Part I

1968-03-01

Sanjeeva Weerasinghe, cricketer (Test for Sri Lanka v India at 17)

1969-03-05

Paul Blackthorne, Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

1969-08-25

Rachel Shelley, Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

1970-03-08

India, Virtuosity

1970-06-19

Rahul Gandhi, India's Rajiv

1970-07-07

Min Patel, cricketer (in Mumbai England left-arm spinner v India 1996)

1970-08-09

Yashpal Sharma, Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

1970-9-23

Vibha Bakshi, Daughters of Mother India

1971-01-11

Priyanka Gandhi, India's Rajiv

1971-02-06

Brad Hogg, cricketer (WA chinaman all-rounder, Australia v India 1996)

1971-05-21

Barbara Sirotti, Natale in India

1971-10-16

David Johnson, cricketer (Karnataka fast bowler, India 1996-)

1972-03-01

Joshua Burt, Chakde! India

1972-07-08

Saurav Ganguly, cricketer (centuries in 1st two Tests for India 1996)

1972-11-09

Laxmi Poruri, Guntur India, tennis star (1994 Futures-College Park)

1972-11-17

Fayyaz Badruddin, Chakde! India

1972-12-02

Sunjith Somasunder, cricketer (Karnataka & India ODI opening bat 1996)

1972-9-28

Kim Snowden, Chakde! India

1973-01-08

Wiet Proesmans, W@=D@ in India - 3 - From Temple to Temple

1973-01-11

Rahul Dravid, cricket batter (prolific Karnataka, Tests for India 96)

1973-06-30

Dodda Ganesh, cricketer (Karnataka & India pace bowler 1997)

1974-02-27

India King, Crank

1974-06-06

Cinnabunz, A Passage Through India

1974-06-07

Mahesh Bhupathi, India, tennis pro

1975-06-07

India Neilan, Spider-Man

1975-10-03

India.Arie, American singer

1975-10-03

India Arie, Shark Tale

1976-02-20

Rohan Gavaskar, Left-handed batsman, India ODI 2004 (son of Sunil Gavaskar)

1976-03-25

India Dupré, Mercenaries 2: World in Flames

1976-04-26

India Summer, Erotic Karma

1976-06-29

Sandhya Chib, Miss Universe-India (1996)

1977-05-10

India, New Black Cheerleader Search 9

1977-05-17

India, Afrodite Superstar

1977-10-05

Roberta India do Brasil, Episode dated 11 April 1994

1978-03-27

Kahlil Joseph, Far from India

1978-03-28

Nafisa Joseph, Miss India Universe (1997)

1978-04-04

Patrick Martens, Zoop in India

1978-10-20

Virender Sehwag, KFC Twenty20: Australia vs India

1979-01-27

Dan V. Weiss, Madhya Pradesh, India: India's Rural Heart

1980-07-20

Gracy Singh, Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

1981-07-21

Davide Perino, Natale in India

1982-01-17

Amanda Wilkinson, Chakde! India

1983-10-10

Juliette van Ardenne, Zoop in India

1983-11-15

Vivienne van den Assem, Zoop in India

1984-07-19

Anaitha Nair, Chakde! India

1984-12-10

Melissa K. Webb, Miss India America

1985-02-09

Jon Karthaus, Zoop in India

1985-10-13

India Martínez, El Niño

1986-01-08

Sagarika Ghatge, Chakde! India

1987-06-27

India de Beaufort, Run, Fatboy, Run

1989-04-22

Ritwik Sondhi, India's Most Haunted

1989-05-26

India Giuliano, Mysterious Island

1989-9-09

Kosha Patel, Miss India America

1991-06-07

India Oxenberg, Malibu Charity Bash

1993-10-29

India Eisley, Underworld: Awakening

1994-07-13

India Scandrick, Spork

1994-11-16

India Ennenga, The Women

2001-10-12

India Callender, Kiddy Contest 2011

India - Notable Weddings

Aga Khan IIINov 2, 1896

Katy PerryOct 23, 2010

India - Weddings
Date Event
1896-11-02

Nizari Imam Aga Khan III (19) weds first cousin Shahzadi Begum in Pune, India

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

2010-10-23

Singer-songwriter Katy Perry (25) weds actor-comedian Russell Brand (35) at luxury resort Aman-i-Khas in Northern India

2011-12-22

"Big Bang Theory" Indian actor Kunal Nayyar (30) weds Miss India 2006 winner Neha Kapur (28) in New Delhi, India

India - Notable Divorces

Russell BrandJul 16, 2012

India - Divorces
Date Event
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

India - Notable Deaths

Mahatma GandhiJan 30, 1948

India - Deaths
Date Event
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

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

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)

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)

1773-11-22

Robert Clive, English occupier (India), dies at about 48

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

1858-06-17

Rani Lakshmibai, queen of Jhansi in North India, one of the leading figures of the Indian rebellion of 1857 (b. 1828)

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)

1915-02-19

Gopal Krishna Gokhale, India's social reformer/politician, dies

1927-06-13

Henry CK "Clan" Petty-Fitzmaurice, gov of India (1888-94), dies at 82

1939-03-24

Richard Halliburton, India Speaks

1941-07-02

Mohammad Baqa Jilani, cricketer (Test for India), dies at 29

1944-11-22

Jerry Lynton, Son of India

1947-09-06

Luigi Barzini, India favolosa

1948-01-30

Mahatma Gandhi, India's political and spiritual leader, assassinated in New Delhi by Hindu extremists

1949-03-30

Dattaram Dharmaji Hindlekar, cricketer (4 Tests for India), dies

1949-11-03

Olaf Fønss, Mysteries of India, Part II: Above All Law

1950-06-17

Syed Wazir Ali, cricketer (7 Tests for India), dies

1950-08-08

Ernest F E Douwes Dekker, founder National-India Party, dies

1950-09-11

S M H Colah, cricketer (69 runs in India's 1st 2 tests 1932-33), dies

1950-12-15

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Indian political leader, Iron Man of India (b. 1875)

1952-01-05

Victor Alexander John Hope, viceroy of India (1936-43), dies at 64

1952-02-17

Anna Lindahl, A Ship Bound for India

1955-04-19

Jim Corbett, India: Kingdom of the Tiger

1955-06-22

Sadashiv Garpatrao Shinde, cricketer (7 Tests for India), dies at 31

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)

1957-07-23

Knute Rahm, The Plot of India's Hillmen

1959-12-23

Edward FLW Halifax, English viscount/viceroy of India, dies at 78

1963-02-28

Rajendra Prasad, First President of India (b. 1884)

1963-03-11

Mahomed Nissar, cricketer (6 Tests for India 1932-36, 25 wkts), dies

1964-05-27

Jawaharial Nehru, Independent India's 1st PM, dies at 74

1967-11-14

Colonel C K Nayudu, cricketer (7 Tests for India in 30's), dies

1968-01-29

Laxmidas Purshottamdas Jai, cricketer (Test for India), dies

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

1970-06-07

E.M. Forster, A Passage to India

1970-12-01

Frank Smailes, cricketer (England pace bowler Test v India 1946), dies

1974-06-17

Yadavendra Singh, cricketer (Yuvraj of Patiala, Test for India), dies

1975-02-18

Syed Nazir Ali, cricketer (2 Tests for India, 4 wickets), dies

1978-03-13

Ghulam Mustafa Guard, cricketer (3 wkts in 2 Tests for India), dies

1978-03-29

Jayasinghrao Mansinghrao Ghorpade, cricketer (8 Tests for India), dies

1978-08-21

Vinoo Mankad, cricketer (44 Tests for India, 2,109 runs), dies

1979-05-31

Nigel Howard, cricketer (England captain 1951-52 tour of India), dies

1979-07-09

Janardhan Gnanoba Navle, cricketer (2 Tests for India), dies

1979-12-14

Nirode Ranjan Chowdhury, cricketer (2 Tests for India, avg 205), dies

1980-06-23

Varahagiri Venkata Giri, Fourth President of India (b. 1894)

1980-07-18

Naoomal Jeoomal, cricketer (3 Tests for India 1932-34, 108 runs), dies

1980-10-14

S N Banerjee, cricketer (one Test for India), dies

1981-05-03

Nargis, Mother India

1981-09-09

Phiroz Edulji Palia, cricket (2 Tests for India, 29 runs & 0-13), dies

1982-02-22

Josh Malihabadi, Urdu poet of India and Pakistan (b. 1898)

1982-02-25

J K Irani, cricket wicketkeeper (2 Tests for India 1947-48), dies

1983-10-18

Vijay Manjrekar, cricketer (55 Tests for India), dies

1984-10-11

Khanderao M Rangnekar, cricketer (33 runs at 5 50 for India), dies

1984-10-31

Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, assassinated by two of her bodyguards at 66

1984-11-27

Percy Norris, deputy high commissioner of India, shot dead

1985-11-19

Lall Singh, cricketer (Test for India 1932), dies

1985-11-21

Ramnath Kenny, cricketer (5 Tests for India 1958-60), dies

1986-06-15

K K Tarapore, cricketer (Test for India 1948), killed by motor-scooter

1987-01-08

P G Joshi, cricketer (12 Tests for India 1951-60, ct 18 stp 9), dies

1987-07-22

A G Kripal Singh, cricketer (14 Tests for India), dies

1988-07-23

Jahangir Khan, cricketer (4 Tests for India 1932-36), dies

1989-08-29

Tage Holmberg, A Ship Bound for India

1990-06-23

Lars Nordberg, A Ship Bound for India

1990-07-27

Salim Ali, Indian Ornithologist (Birdman of India), dies at 90

1990-08-04

Wajahat Mirza, Mother India

1991-06-14

Peggy Ashcroft, British actress (A passage to India), dies at 83

1992-05-08

Gul Mahomed, cricketer (8 Tests for India & one for Pakistan), dies

1992-09-14

S A Banerjee, cricketer (1 Test for India 1948, no runs, 5 wkts), dies

1992-12-12

Jasu Patel, cricketer (29 wkts for India, best 9-69 v Aust), dies

1993-05-19

S W Sohoni, cricketer (4 Tests for India), dies

1993-10-09

C R Rangachari, cricketer (4 Tests for India), dies

1993-11-29

JRD Tata, Indies industrialist (Air-India), dies at 89

1994-01-27

Alain Daniélou, India: Matri Bhumi

1994-12-25

Zail Singh, president of India (1982-87), dies at 78

1995-04-10

Morarji Desai, PM of India (1977-79), dies

1995-08-31

Beant Singh, PM of Punjab province of India, assassinated at 73

1996-01-18

N T Rama Rao, PM of Andhra Pradesh India (1983-84, 84-89, 94-95), dies

1996-04-21

A H Kardar, cricketer (3 Tests for India & 23 for Pak 1946-58), dies

1996-05-17

Rusi Modi, cricketer (736 runs 10 post-war Tests for India), dies

1996-05-31

Neela Sanjiva Reddy, president of India (1977-82), dies

1996-06-01

Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, president of India, dies at 83

1996-07-03

Raaj Kumar, Mother India

1998-01-15

Gulzarilal Nanda, temporary PM of India (1964, 66), dies

1999-06-30

Edouard Boubat, India Song

1999-07-29

Rajendra Kumar, Mother India

1999-08-10

Padma Bhushan Acharya Baldev Upadhyaya, Eminent Sanskrit Scholar in India (b. 1899)

1999-12-26

Shankar Dayal Sharma, President of India (b. 1918)

2000-03-13

Manning J. Post, Song of India

2000-09-04

Mukri, Mother India

2004-01-29

M.M. Kaye, Part One: Return to India

2004-12-23

P. V. Narasimha Rao, Prime Minister of India (b. 1921)

2005-11-09

K. R. Narayanan, President of India (b. 1921)

2006-04-12

Dr. Rajkumar, Kannada language film actor/singer (India)(b. 1929)

2006-11-03

Fereydoun Hoveyda, India: Matri Bhumi

2008-01-01

Pratap Chandra Chunder, union minister of India (b. 1919)

2008-02-02

John Maynard, Passage to India

2008-02-25

Hans Raj Khanna, Judge of the Supreme Court of India (b. 1912)

2009-01-27

R. Venkataraman, 8th President of India (b. 1910)

2009-04-21

Santha Rama Rau, A Passage to India

2009-09-02

Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, India (b. 1949)

2010-01-16

Leslie Linder, Star of India

2010-02-28

Jorge Villamil, El embajador de la India

2010-05-24

Tapen Chatterjee, Bengali actor from India (b. 1937)

2010-06-21

Allison Parks, Playboy Video Centerfold: Playmate of the Year India Allen

2012-08-26

A.K. Hangal, Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

2012-11-30

I.K. Gujral, Indira Gandhi: The Death of Mother India

2013-03-26

Rashid Karapiet, A Passage to India

2013-04-30

Viviane Forrester, India Song

2013-07-25

Arun Nehru, Indira Gandhi: The Death of Mother India

2014-03-09

Carlos Moreno, India pravile

2014-04-23

Mark Shand, The Elephants of India with Goldie Hawn

2014-11-25

Sitara Devi, Mother India

2015-03-29

Peter Tarsey, Out in India: A Family's Journey

2016-03-14

Bernama correspondent in India M Santhiran dies, aged 48

2016-04-30

'Aunt Peggy,' caretaker of British soldiers' graves in India, dies aged 96

2016-05-16

Former India cricketer Deepak Shodhan dies aged 87

2016-06-06

Manohar Aich, India's first bodybuilder dies aged 102

2016-07-20

Mohammad Shahid, One Of India's Greatest Hockey Players, Dies Aged 56

2017-01-26

Russian Ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin Dies Aged 67


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