On this Day in History


 

Among the many illustrious sons of India, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar stands out as an inspiring figure who pioneered the cause of women's education and widow remarriage. Born on 26 September 1820, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was a leading member of the cultural awakening in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in Bengal, known as the Bengal Renaissance, and… Read More →



India has produced many illustrious scholars, activists and thinkers. One such scholar and political activist was Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya, who was born on 25th September 1916, in the small village of Nagla Chandraban in Uttar Pradesh. Pandit Deendayal Updhyaya went on to become one of the ideologues and was the tenth President of the… Read More →

 

24th September 2002 is remembered as one of the worst terrorist strikes in India, which resulted in more than 30 people dying and more than 80 people injured, in an attack on the Akshardham temple in Gujarat.

 

The Akshardham temple in Gandhinagar, is a centre for enlightenment and education… Read More →



India is a land of numerous languages and a vibrant literary culture. Each of the languages of India has renowned writers and poets who have enriched the cultural fabric of India with their creative expressions. One such great poet of India is Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, who was born on September 23rd 1908.

 

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The pioneering Indian actress Durga Khote, famous for her roles in Marathi and Hindi movies, breathed her last on 22nd September 1991. She was 86 years old and had achieved many landmarks in her long and illustrious career spanning more than 50 years, during which she acted in many theatrical shows and about 200 films. Her… Read More →

 

On 21st September 1949 Manipur was merged with the Indian Union. It was once an independent princely state, which was taken over by the British in 1891.

 

The picturesque state of Manipur in North-eastern India has a long and culturally rich history. After India gained independence from British rule in 1947, India's first Home Minister, Sardar Vallabhai Patel,… Read More →

 

On 20th September 1878, The Hindu, an English language daily was published for the first time as a weekly newspaper. By 1889, The Hindu had begun publishing as an evening daily.

 

The Hindu newspaper was founded in Chennai by law students P. V. Rangachariar,  Read More →

 

On 19th September 1960 the Indus River (also known as Sindhu River) water sharing settlement was signed in Karachi between India and Pakistan, by then Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and Pakistani President, Mohammad Ayub Khan.

 

The treaty came about because Pakistan feared that since the… Read More →

 

On 18th September 1948, Operation Polo was terminated after the Indian Army accepted the surrender of the Nizam of Hyderabad’s army.

 

Operation Polo was the name used to refer to the Hyderabad Police Action which was essentially a military operation under which the Indian armed forces encroached the State… Read More →

 

On 17th September 1949, the state political party of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) which means “Dravadian Progress Federation” was founded by C.N Annadurai. The DMK was founded as a breakaway party from the Dravidar Kazhagam. The DMK, currently headed by M Karunanidhi (former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu) and is the… Read More →

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