India in history this Week-May 6, 2022, to May 12, 2022

06 MAY

1944          Gandhiji released from Aga Khan Palace in Pune.

1967          Zakir Hussain became the first Muslim President of India.

2010          Ajmal Amir Kasab, convicted for the 26/11 attack in Mumbai, was sentenced to death.

1861          Motilal Nehru was born.

1964          Khajan Singh, one of the famous swimmers of India, was born.

1589          The great musician Mian Tansen died.

1946          Eminent jurist, prominent parliamentary leader and trusted aide of Mahatma Gandhi, Bhulabhai Desai died.

07 MAY

1861          Rabindranath Tagore was born into a prosperous family in Calcutta. Tagore is the first person in Asia to receive the Nobel Prize.

1907          The first electric tram car operated in Bombay.

1973          The foundation stone of the new capital of Arunachal Pradesh was laid at Itanagar.

1989          Diplomatic contact between Britain and Iran broke in 1989 after an Iranian fatwa against Indian-origin writer Salman Rushdie.

2002          The International Religious Freedom Commission expressed serious concern over the violence in Gujarat.

1889          Renowned freedom fighter and founder of ‘Hindustani Sevadal’ N. s. Hardiker was born.

1880          The great Indian Sanskritist and scholar Pandit Pandurang Vaman Kane was born.

08 MAY

1933          Mahatma Gandhi kept 21 days fast against British rule.

1929          Birth of India’s famous Thumri singer Girija Devi.

1963          The centenary celebrations of the Indian Red Cross Society were celebrated.

1954          The central government included Chandranagar in the state of West Bengal.

2000          69-year-old Lord Swarajpal of Indian origin was appointed the vice-chancellor of Britain’s fourth-largest university in Britain.

1895          Famous revolutionary and Gandhian activist of Orissa Gopabandhu Chaudhary was born.

1916          Swami Chinmayananda, the famous spiritual thinker of India and world-renowned scholar of Vedanta philosophy was born.

1915          India’s freedom fighter Amir Chand passed away.

1915          One of the revolutionaries who fought for India’s independence, Bhai Balmukund, died on that day.

1926          Famous historian Tapan Rai Chaudhary was born.

09 MAY

1540          King of Shishodia dynasty Maharana Pratap was born in Udaipur, Mewar, who struggled with Mughal Emperor Akbar for many years.

1866          Freedom fighter, philanthropist, thinker and reformer Gopal Krishna Gokhale was also born on this day.

2010          India’s Vandana Shiva was selected for the Sydney Peace Prize for women’s empowerment and environmental protection in developing countries.

1653          The world-famous historical building and the Taj Mahal, one of the world’s wonders, was completed after 22 years of continuous work.

1874          The first horse-drawn tram car started in Bombay (now Mumbai).

1946          The first Satyagraha movement against the Portuguese rule started in Goa under the leadership of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia.

1986          The first person to reach Mount Everest, Himalaya, Tenzing Norgay died in 1986.

1998          Famous Indian Ghazal singer and actor Talat Mehmood died in 1998.

10 MAY

1526          After victory in the first battle of Panipat, Babur entered Akbarabad (Agra), the capital of erstwhile India.

2002          India’s famous poet Kaifi Azmi passed away.

1993          Santosh Yadav became the first female climber to reach Everest, the world’s highest mountain peak twice.

1857          The first battle of freedom struggle started from the cantonment of Meerut.

1857          Indian fighters started a revolt in Delhi from the British East India Company.

1946          Jawaharlal Nehru was elected the leader of the Congress party in India.

11 MAY

1784          Treaty between the British and Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore.

1951          President Rajendra Prasad inaugurated the newly constructed Somnath Temple.

1962          Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was elected the President of India. He succeeded Dr. Rajendra Prasad.

1998          India announced three nuclear tests at Pokaran in Rajasthan.

2000          According to the population clock, India’s population reached one billion.

2007          The Bahujan Samaj Party secured a majority in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections and party leader Mayawati took over as the chief minister.

1960          The first contraceptive pill market was made available in 1960.

2005          In 2005, the World Bank appointed a neutral expert on the Baglihar project to settle Indo-Pak differences.

2011          India and Pakistan agreed to start a bus service between Lahore and Amritsar.

1918          India’s famous classical dancer Mrinalini Sarabhai was born in 1918.

2002          Princess of Bhopal politics and India’s first female pilot Abida Sultan died in 2002.

12 MAY

1459          Rao Jodha founded Jodhpur.

1666          Under the treaty of Purandar, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj reached Agra to meet Aurangzeb.

1915          The revolutionary Rasbihari Bose left India aboard the Japanese yacht Sanuki Maru.

1993          Famous Hindi poet Shamsher Bahadur Singh passed away.

1921          The first National Hospital Day was celebrated.

1926          Airship Norgay became the first vessel to fly to the North Pole.

1949          Vijayalakshmi Pandit became the first foreign woman ambassador of independent India.

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