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On 6 October in South Asian history


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Updated on October 6, 2017

1661: Death of guru Har Rai, seventh Sikh guru, born on January 16, 1630

1879: During the Second Afghan War, battle of Charasiab


1893: Birth of Meghnad Saha, Indian astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic who died on February 16, 1956

1946: Birth of Vinod Khanna, Indian actor

1950: Battle of Markham Gartok, during the invasion of the Tibet by China

1955: Ghulam Mohammad, the governor-general of Pakistan is replaced by Iskander Mirza

1982: Birth of Meiyang Chаng, Indian actor, singer, anchor and dancer

1983: In India, after serious attack by Sikh nationalists against police and Hindu people, the state of Punjab is put under direct control of the central government

1993: In Pakistan’s elections, Benazir Bhutto, the leader of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), captures the most seats in the nation’s Parliament, thus she will be Prime Minister for the second time (her first tenure was from 1988-1990)