On this Day in History


 

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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On 16th September 1931 famous Indian physicist George Sudarshan was born in Kerala.

 

Ennackal Chandy George Sudarshan, popularly known as George Sudarshan was born to a Syrian Christian family in Kottayam where he spent his early life. Sudarshan was a student of CMS College Kottayam and… Read More →

 

On 15th September 1959, Doordarshan (DD) India’s Public Service broadcaster was launched in New Delhi.

 

Doordarshan is a part of the Prasar Bharti (India’s largest public broadcaster) and is the largest broadcasting company in India and has a strong studio and transformer infrastructure. Doordarshan extends TV, Radio, mobile… Read More →

 

On 14th September 1949 Hindi was adopted as the Official Language of the Union of India. Later in 1950, the Constitution of India declared Hindi in the Devanagari script as the Official language of India. Apart from Hindi, English is also recognized as an Official Language of India. Different states of India identify their own official… Read More →

 

On 13th September 1500, Pedro Alvarez Cabral, a Portuguese explorer and navigator arrived in Calicut and opened the first European factory in India.

 

Cabral, who is also considered the discoverer of Brazil, is remembered for carrying out the first consequential exploration of the northeast coast of South America,… Read More →

 

On 12th September 1894 Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay, leading figure of Bengali Literature was born. He is best known for his most famous work titled Pather Panchali, which was later, adapted into the Apu Trilogy films by celebrated film maker Satyajit Ray.

 

Bandopadhyay was born in Muratipur in North 24 Parganas… Read More →

 

On 11th September 1893 Swami Vivekananda, a famous Hindu monk delivered his first speech in the Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago.

 

Swami Vivekananda was a wandering Hindu monk who was the most prominent disciple of Ramakrishna, a well known 19th century saint. Vivekananda is remembered as one… Read More →

 

On 10th September 1923, popular Bengali playwright, story writer and poet Sukumar Ray passed away in Moshua (now in Bangladesh). He was the son of famous Bengali writer, painter and musician Upendrakishore Ray and the father of celebrated Indian film maker Satyajit Ray.

 

Sukumar Ray is remembered for… Read More →

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