India in history this Week-December 10 to December 16, 2021


1878       The freedom fighter leader G. Rajagopalachari was born.

1878       Birth of Muhammad Ali Johar, one of the founders of Jamia Millia Islamia in Rampur.

2001       Dada Muni, one of the stalwarts of Indian cinema, said goodbye to the world.

1992       The first hovercraft service of the country was started in Gujarat.

1998       Amartya Sen was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics in Stockholm.


1911       Dilip Kumar, one of the greatest actors of Indian cinema, was born.

1935       Former President of the country Pranab Mukherjee was born in Birbhum in West Bengal.

1969       Vishwanath Anand, the emperor of chess, was born.

2011       Pandit Ravi Shankar died.

1845       First Anglo-Sikh War: The Sikh army crossed the Sutlej River in Punjab.

1858       Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay and Yadunath Bose became the first Bachelor of Arts subjects from the University of Calcutta.

1946       Rajendra Prasad was appointed the President of the Constituent Assembly.

1967       In western India, a magnitude 6.5 earthquake killed 170 people.

1687       The East India Company formed a municipal corporation in Madras (India).


1911       The capital of India was shifted from Calcutta to Delhi.

1971       All the facilities provided to the former kings by the Indian Parliament were canceled.

1992       Giant Buddha statue was installed in Hyderabad’s Hussain Sagar lake.

1996       Signing of 30-year treaty on the sharing of Ganga water between India and Bangladesh.

2001       India gave two cheetah helicopters and weapons to Nepal.

1964       Famous Hindi poet and litterateur Maithilesharan Gupta died.


1232       Iltutmish, the ruler of the Ghulam dynasty, captured Gwalior.

2001       The Indian Parliament was attacked by terrorists.

1921       The Banaras Hindu University was inaugurated by the ‘Prince of Wales’.

1955       India and the Soviet Union accepted the Panchsheel agreement.

1961       Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi started his Test match career against England in Delhi.

1998       Mahatma Ramchandra Veer was awarded the “Bhai Hanuman Prasad Poddar Rashtra Seva” award from the Bada Bazaar Library in Kolkata.

2008       For the fifth phase of Jammu and Kashmir, 57% polling was held in 11 assembly constituencies.

2012       In the final match of the blind Twenty20 World Cup, the Indian cricket team defeated Pakistan by 30 runs to take the title of world winner.

1955       Former Chief Minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar was born.

2000       Former captain of the Indian cricket team, Vijay Samuel Hazare became the first person to receive the ‘Castrol Lifetime Achievement Award’.


1924       Director, producer, showman Raj Kapoor was born.

1901       Mahatma Gandhi reached Rajkot via Porbandar.

1960       The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) was established.

2005       11 Hindus are condemned with life imprisonment for their involvement in the killing of Muslims in the 2002 Gujarat violence.

2011       Poisonous liquor banned in India kills 166 people in West Bengal.


1950       The iron man Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel died.

1749       Chhatrapati Shivaji’s grandson Shahu died.

1953       India’s S. Vijayalakshmi Pandit was elected the first woman president of the eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly.

1991       Filmmaker Satyajit Ray was awarded a Special Oscar for his achievements in the cinema world.


1985       The country’s first fast breeder nuclear react started functioning in Kalpakkam.

1971       Bangladesh separated from Pakistan and became an independent nation after agreeing to a cease-fire between India and Pakistan.

1993       ‘Education for all’ conference starts in New Delhi.

2004       Doordarshan’s free to air DTH service ‘DD Direct +; Was launched by the Prime Minister.

1903       The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai was opened for guests.

2012       In New Delhi, a woman was gang-raped in a bus, leading to public protests against the Government of India and the Government of Delhi.

1937       Hawa Singh, one of the best boxers in India, was born.

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