16 June in History


Famous Bollywood film actor Mithun Chakraborty (b. Gouranga Chakraborty) was born on June 16th 1950 in Kolkata (then Calcutta) to a Bengali family. Chakraborty earned an honours degree in Chemistry from the University of Calcutta and later studied acting at the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune. Once a loyal Naxalite, he quit the Naxalite movement and returned… Read More →

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