Category Archives: On this day in South Asian history

On 21 February in South Asian history

ON 21 FEBRUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 21, 2018

1849: In India, the British defeat the Sikhs at Gujrat
https://www.britishbattles.com/second-sikh-war/battle-of-goojerat/
http://pakgeotagging.blogspot.fr/2014/05/the-battle-of-gujrat-it-took-british.html

http://www.mcgonagall-online.org.uk/gems/the-battle-of-gujrat

1878: Birth of The Mother (Mirra Alfassa), Indian spiritual leader who died on November 17, 1973
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirra_Alfassa
http://www.auroville.org/contents/533
http://www.jewage.org/wiki/he/Article:Mirra_Alfassa_-_Biography

1896: Birth of Suryakant Tripathi, Indian Poet, who died on October 15, 1961
http://www.poemhunter.com/suryakant-tripathi-nirala/biography/
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/suryakant-tripathi.html

1950: Bloody riots in West Bengal (India)

1952: Nehru’s Congress party wins general election in India
http://www.elections.in/parliamentary-constituencies/1951-election-results.html
http://indiansaga.com/history/postindependence/elections.html
http://scroll.in/article/659860/Rare-images-of-independent-India’s-first-general-election-in-1952

1952: In Dhaka, East Pakistan (present Bangladesh) police opens fire on a procession of students demanding the establishment of Bengali as the official language, killing four peoples and starting a country-wide protest which led to the recognition of Bengali as one of the national language of Pakistan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bengali_Language_Movement

1980: Birth of Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, 5th king of Bhutan since December 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jigme_Khesar_Namgyal_Wangchuck

1991: Death of Nutan Behl, Indian actress, born on June 4, 1936
http://www.rediff.com/entertai/2002/feb/05din.htm
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0638295/bio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaFpXV9UPOo

1999: India’s Prime Minister Atal Bihair Vajpayee concluded two days of meeting with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif. Declaration of Lahore
http://www.nti.org/treaties-and-regimes/lahore-declaration/
http://storyofpakistan.com/the-lahore-declaration/
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CDEQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.usip.org%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Ffile%2Fresources%2Fcollections%2Fpeace_agreements%2Fip_lahore19990221.pdf&ei=VJ_nVIK3OMP5UPiTguAF&usg=AFQjCNFKGo3lYYhqlCNQsVKzogNFFNy5VA&sig2=8L4k8zbFpokkS7GzfoGZAA

2013: Twin bomb blasts kill 17 people in Hyderabad
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-21537197
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_Hyderabad_blasts
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/21-february-2013-twin-bomb-blasts-killed-17-people-in-hyderabad

 

Holidays and observances

Bangladesh: Language Movement Day

On 20 February in South Asian history

ON 20 FEBRUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 20, 2018

1707: Death of Aurangzeb, Mogul emperor of India, born in 1618
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/india/p/Aurangzeb-Emperor-Of-Mughal-India.htm
http://www.preservearticles.com/201012302033/aurangzeb-biography.html
http://lostislamichistory.com/aurangzeb-and-islamic-rule-in-india/

1913: Coronation of Nepal king Tribhuvan
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mpp_flr/sets/72157629626130677/

1919: Murder of Habib Ullah Khan, emir of Afghanistan (1901-1919), at 46
http://www.afghan-web.com/bios/detail/dhabib.html
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/amir-of-afghanistan-is-assassinated

1945: Birth of Annu Kapoor, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annu_Kapoor
http://www.koimoi.com/actor/annu-kapoor/

1947: Lord Mountbatten becomes Viceroy of India to oversee the move to independence
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/mountbatten_lord_louis.shtml
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2252.html

1947-02-20 mountbatten_installation_as_viceroy

1983: Hundreds die in Assam poll violence
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/20/newsid_4269000/4269719.stm

1987: Anurachal Pradesh (former NEFA), disputed with China, gets the status of state of India
https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/gk-current-affairs/story/arunachal-pradesh-309685-2016-02-20

1988: Birth of Jiah Khan, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiah_Khan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVwLSVgeb6U

2003: Death of Mushaf Ali Mir, Pakistani Chief of the Air Staff, in an air crash, born on March 5,1947
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mushaf_Ali_Mir
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=125×59589

2007: Zilla Huma Usman, a milister and an activist for women emancipation in Pakistan is assassinated. She was born on September 16, 1971
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/pakistani-minister-killed-for-refusing-to-wear-veil/story-e6frg6so-1111113031544

2009: Two Tamil Tiger planes bomb the Sri Lankan capital, but one of them is shot down as it flew back towards the country’s north
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7902392.stm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_suicide_air_raid_on_Colombo

2010: Death of Basavaraju Venkata Padmanabha Rao, Indian actor, born August 20, 1931
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/actor-padmanabham-no-more/article714855.ece
http://www.veethi.com/india-people/basavaraju_venkata_padmanabha_rao-profile-3939-14.htm

2012: Death of S. N. Lakshmi, Indian actress, born in 1927
http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/tamil/article/78241.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S._N._Lakshmi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG4DPjMz08Y

2013: Saudi Arabia recalls its ambassador from Colombo in a tit-for-tat decision amid tensions after a Sri Lankan nanny convicted of murder was beheaded in the kingdom
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2013/02/20132208370323293.html

2014: Death of Reghu Kumar, Indian composer, born on July 13, 1953
http://www.kerala9.com/news-category/news/movie-news/music-composer-reghu-kumar-passes-away
http://mathrubhuminews.in/ee/ReadMore/5059/renowned-music-director-reghu-kumar-passes-away/E

2014: India’s top court blocks the release of three of former premier Rajiv Gandhi’s killers after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh denounced their freeing as against all principles of justice
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-26269476

2015: Death of Govind Pansare, Indian author and communist activist, four days after a gun attack, born in 1933
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/grief-anger-at-govind-pansares-funeral/article6920075.ece
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Govind_Pansare

On 19 February in South Asian history

ON 19 FEBRUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 19, 2018

1630: Birth of Shivaji Bhosle, founder of the Maratha Empire (India) in 1674 and died on April 3, 1680
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shivaji
http://chhatrapatishivaji.wordpress.com/2008/10/29/shivaji-bhosle/

1915: Death of Gopal Krishna Gokhale, leader of the Indian Independence Movement, born on 9 May 1866
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/gopal-krishna-gokhale.html
http://www.culturalindia.net/leaders/gopal-krishna-gokhale.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odgQsvjSffk

1930: Birth of K Viswanath, South Indian film director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kasinadhuni_Viswanath

K_Vishwanath

1938: Birth of Choekyi Gyaltsen, 10th Panchen Lama, who died on January 28, 1989
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choekyi_Gyaltsen,_10th_Panchen_Lama
http://www.tibetantrip.com/tibet-guides/buddhism/choekyi-gyaltsen-10th-panchen-lama-of-tibet.html

1949: Mass arrest of Communists in India

1951: Birth of Tahir-ul-Qadri, Pakistani Islamic scholar
http://www.dawn.com/news/778260/profile-dr-muhammad-tahirul-qadri
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/10/tahir-ul-qadri-political-enigma-pakistan-2014102271530973245.html
http://www.tahir-ul-qadri.com/

1964: Birth of Sonu Walia, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonu_Walia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J9aZnY6iHM

 1986: Akkaraipattu massacre, massacre of 80 Tamil farm workers by the Sri Lankan Army in the eastern province of Sri Lanka
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/index.html?curid=7545534

1994: Phoolan Devi, popularly named the « Bandit Queen », is released from an Indian jail
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoolan_Devi

1999: Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee inaugurate the Delhi-Lahore bus line going to an historic summit with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delhi%E2%80%93Lahore_Bus

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2013: Nepal’s major political parties agree to form an interim government led by a supreme court chief justice, and to hold elections in June, in an attempt to end the deadlock that has left the nation without a fully functioning government since last year
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/02/20132196114628235.html

2013: Death, in a car accident, of Park Chul-soo, South Korean director, screenwriter, and producer, born on November 20, 1948
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=2967360

2013: Prominent Pakistani Taliban commander Maulvi Faqir Mohammad has been arrested in eastern Afghanistan
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21504250

2014: The chief minister of Tamil Nadu orders the release of all seven people jailed for plotting the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/india-minister-orders-release-rajiv-gandhis-killers
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-26252797

 

Holidays and observances

Birthday of Shivaji or Shivaji Jayanti (Maharashtra)

On 18 February in South Asian history

ON 18 FEBRUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 18, 2018

3102 BC: Origin of the Kali Era (India)
http://www.thevedicfoundation.org/bhartiya_history/mahabharat.htm

1294: Death of Khubilai Khan, founder of the Chinese Yuan dynasty, born on September, 23 1215
http://www.biography.com/people/kublai-khan-9369657#life-under-kublai-khan
http://countrystudies.us/mongolia/18.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1955.html

1405: Death of Tamerlane (Timur), Mongol emperor, born on April 8, 1336
http://www.historytoday.com/richard-cavendish/death-tamerlane
http://www.silk-road.com/artl/timur.shtml

1486: Birth of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Bengali saint and bhakti yoga developer
http://www.purebhakti.com/mission/bhakti-is-love-mainmenu-75/799-life-of-sri-chaitanya-mahaprabhu.html
http://www.dlshq.org/saints/gauranga.htm


1815: The king Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe of Kandyan kingdom (Ceylon) is captured by the British
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Vikrama_Rajasinha

1836: Birth of Sri Ramakrishna, Bengali saint, guru of Swami Vivekananda  who died on August 16, 1886
http://www.culturalindia.net/reformers/ramakrishna-paramhansa.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFDcLVmOU_c

1883: Birth of Madan Lal Dhingra, Indian Revolutionary who died on August 17, 1909
http://www.whereincity.com/india/great-indians/freedom-fighters/madan-lal.php
http://mythicalindia.com/features-page/madan-lal-dhingra-biography-family/

1894: Birth of Rafi Ahmed Kidwai, Indian independence activist then minister who died on October 24, 1954
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/rafi-ahmed-kidwai-biography.html
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=23&ved=0CC8QFjACOBQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.paulbrass.com%2Ffiles%2FDnb_entry_kidwa.doc&ei=g3PjVIr9OsvtaNTwgagH&usg=AFQjCNFwEezTNswQrk1–Vlqz3dynlHZ9Q&sig2=FWMifQsvSP2BrULhRE5Iog

Rafi Ahmed Kidwai

1911: The first official flight with air mail takes place in Allahabad, British India, when Henri Pequet, a 23-year-old pilot, delivers 6,500 letters to Naini, about 10 km away
http://postalmuseumblog.si.edu/2011/01/india-and-the-worlds-first-official-air-mail-by-airplane.html
http://earlyaviators.com/epequet.htm

1926: Birth of Nalini Jaywant, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nalini_Jaywant
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1663081728/nm0419787

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SA7pOS4nQ0

1927 : Birth ofnKhayyam, Indian music composer
http://www.allmusic.com/artist/khayyam-mn0002009653
http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/musicbetween-silence-and-speech/article4414752.ece

1946: Sailors of the Royal Indian Navy mutiny in Mumbai harbour, from where it would spread throughout British India and involve 78 ships, 20 shore establishments and 20,000 sailors
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Indian_Navy_Mutiny
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/18-february-1946-mutiny-against-the-british-began-in-the-royal-indian-navy
http://oldphotosbombay.blogspot.fr/2008/07/indian-naval-mutiny-of-1946-against.html

1951: Nepal king Tribhuvan, in exile from one year, comes back to his country as a constitutional king
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribhuvan

1959: For the first time in Tibet history, legislative elections are organized

1979: President Zia ur-Rahmans National Party wins elections in Bangladesh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangladeshi_general_election,_1979

2007: Attack on the Samjhanta Express (Train of the Friendship) between Pakistan and India causing 67 people dead
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Samjhauta_Express_bombings
http://www.dawn.com/news/695646

2008: First free elections since Musharraf took power, won by Bhutto family party, the PPP
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7258318.stm

2010: Obama meets with Dalai Lama despite Chinese objections
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/02/18/obama.dalailama/index.html

 

Holidays and observances

Nepal: National Democracy Day (The 1951 overthrow of the Rana dynasty)

On 17 February in South Asian history

ON 17 FEBRUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 17, 2018

1702: Birth of Muhammad Shah, the last Mughal emperor (1719-1748) who died on April 26, 1748
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P068
http://pakistanspace.tripod.com/khurram/msrangeela.htm

1843: Engagement between a British force of about 2,800 troops under Sir Charles Napier and a host of more than 20,000 followers of the amirs (chiefs) of Sindh ending in a British victory and the annexation of most of Sindh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Miani

1883: After hunger strile, death of Vasudev Balwant Phadke, Indian revolutionary, father of the armed struggle for independence, born on November 14, 1845
http://www.hindujagruti.org/news/4072.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasudev_Balwant_Phadke

vasudev balwant phadke

1899: Birth of Jibanananda Das, Bangladeshi-Indian poet and author who died on October 22, 1954
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jibanananda_Das
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Jibanananda_Das

1931: First talks between Mahatma Gandhi and viceroy of British India, Lord E.W. Irving

1984: Birth of Sadha, South Indian film actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadha

1986: Death of Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher , born on May 11, 1895
http://www.jkrishnamurti.org/about-krishnamurti/biography.php
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/17-february-1986-jiddu-krishnamurti-philosopher-and-author-died

1997: After a huge victory, Nawaz Sharif comes back for the second time as Pakistan’s Prime Minister
https://www.facebook.com/rulers.pakistan/posts/550342545039403:0
http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/arc/2241_97.htm

2002: The Nepali communist guerilla launches its largest scale offensive since  the beginning of the insurrection in 1996. 137 are killed

2010: The European Union has decided to suspend Sri Lanka’s preferential trade benefits because of concerns over the country’s human rights record
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8518054.stm

2013: Death of Manoranjan Das, Indian playwright, born March 11, 1923
http://www.indianetzone.com/29/manoranjan_das_indian_theatre_personality.htm
http://incredibleorissa.com/en/dramatist-manoranjan-das-passes/

Manoranjan Das

2014: The United Nations’ human rights chief has called for an international war crimes investigation into alleged atrocities carried out in the final stages of the Sri Lankan civil war, according to reports
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/srilanka/10644023/UN-calls-for-Sri-Lankan-war-crimes-inquiry.html

2014: Death of R. K. Srikantan, Indian singer, born on January 14, 1920
http://scroll.in/article/656630/RK-Srikantan,-last-link-to-a-golden-age-of-Carnatic-music,-dies-at-94
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/rk-srikantan-passes-away/article5699784.ece

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7SuKTXJuEg

2014: A Pakistan Taliban faction announced the execution of 23 soldiers on Monday, dealing a fresh blow to already dwindling hopes that peace talks might end years of violence
http://www.voanews.com/content/pakistan-peace-talks-stalled-by-soldier-deaths/1852733.html http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10643505/Peace-talks-collapse-as-Taliban-execute-23-Pakistani-soldiers.html

2015: India’s Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi promises a crackdown on religious violence and freedom of worship for all faiths after a series of attacks on churches
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-31499978
http://www.sify.com/news/full-text-pm-modis-speech-on-religious-tolerance-news-national-pcrqsjegfehbj.html

2016: A Maldives court convicts opposition leader Sheikh Imran Abdulla of terrorism and sentenced him to 12 years in jail
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35593011

On 16 February in South Asian history

ON 16 FEBRUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 16, 2018

1781: After Warren Hastings sent another force against Mahadaji Sindhia, General Camac defeats Sindhia at Sipri which will lead to the Treaty of Salbai on 17 May 1782 guaranting peace for twenty years

1944: Death of Dadasaheb phalke.Indian filmmaker, born on April 30,.1870
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dadasaheb_Phalke
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/16-february-1944-dadasaheb-phalke-director-and-screenwriter-died

1981: Start of a voyage of pope John-Paul II to Pakistan, Philippines and Japon
http://www.aenet.org/popepaul/pope0.htm

2009: The Pakistani government and Taliban of the Swat Valley sign an agreement. Sharia will be applied in this region

2015: India seals nuclear energy pact with Sri Lanka, hopes to push back Chinese influence
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/preempting-china-india-inks-nuclear-pact-with-sri-lanka/article6902874.ece?homepage=true
http://www.voanews.com/content/sri-lanka-new-president-meets-with-indian-pm/2645674.html

 

On 15 February in South Asian history

1915-02-15 Singapore Indian mutiny

ON 15 FEBRUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 15, 2018

1780: In India, a strong force under Colonel Goddard take possession of Ahmedabad, after Warren Hastings, the Governor-General, adopted strong measures to retrieve the prestige of the Company

1869: Death of Mirza Ghalib, Indian poet, born on December 27, 1797 in Agra
http://www.uramamurthy.com/ghalib.html
http://www.dawn.com/news/1087224/commemorating-the-145th-death-anniversary-of-mirza-ghalib
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/15-february-1869-mirza-ghalib-urdu-and-persian-poet-passed-away


1915: In Singapore, Indian soldiers launch the first large-scale mutiny of World War I http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Singapore-Mutiny-of-1915-A-standalone-episode-not-linked-to-freedom-struggle/articleshow/39563737.cms
http://therealmalay.blogspot.fr/2014/06/the-johore-military-force-and-1915.html
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mutiny-breaks-out-among-indian-soldiers-in-singapore
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_570_2005-01-24.html

1915-02-15 Singapore Indian mutiny

1921: Birth of Radha Krishna Choudhary, Indian historian, thinker and writer who died on March 15,  1985
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radha_Krishna_Choudhary

1924: A deputation for the South African Indian Congress (SAIC) meets with the Minister of the Interior, Sir Patrick Duncan, and presents him with a memorandum setting out their objections concerning the Class Areas Bill
http://www.sahistory.org.za/topic/segregationist-legislation-timeline-1920-1929

1948: Death of Subhadra Kumari Chauhan Indian poet, born in 1904
http://www.poemhunter.com/subhadra-kumari-chauhan/biography/
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/subhadra-kumari-chauhan.html

1949: Birth of Anura Bandaranaike, Sri Lankan politician
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anura_Bandaranaike

Anura Bandaranaike

 1984: Birth of Meera Jasmine, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meera_Jasmine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yB5gGTkrWCo

1989: Moscou announces the total Soviet troops pull out of Afghanistan, nine years after they invaded the country
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/15/newsid_4160000/4160827.stm

1996: General elections in Bangladesh boycotted by all the parties except the BNP

2012: The Maoist-led government and the Nepal Army have reached consensus on almost all outstanding issues related to the integration of Maoist combatants in the national army. The two parties, however, remain at odds over senior ranks to be conferred to the combatants willing to serve in the Army

 

Holidays and observances

Afghanistan: Liberation Day

On 14 February in South Asian history

ON 14 FEBRUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 14, 2018

1483: Birth of Babur, First Emperor of the Mughal Empire, who died on December 26, 1530
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babur
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/articletext.asp?artid=A011

1885: Birth of Syed Zafarul Hasan, prominent Muslim Indian-Pakistani philosopher who died on June 19, 1949
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syed_Zafarul_Hasan

1933: Birth of Madhubala, Indian actress who died of illness on February 23, 1969
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/madhubala.html
http://www.madhubalano1.20m.com/

1962: Birth of Sakina Jaffrey, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakina_Jaffrey

1979: In Kabul, Muslims kidnap the American ambassador to Afghanistan, Adolph Dubs, who is later killed during a gunfight between his kidnappers and police
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolph_Dubs

1989: A fatwa requiring Salman Rushdie’s  execution is proclaimed by Ayatola Khomeni
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/14/newsid_2541000/2541149.stm
http://www.litlovers.com/reading-guides/14-non-fiction/8919-joseph-anton-rushdie?start=1

1990: Birth of Deeksha Seth, Indian Actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deeksha_Seth

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmZboQk3WUU

2014: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, whose Aam Aadmi party sent shockwaves through India’s political establishment in local elections last year, quits to protest blocking of anti-corruption bill after fewer than 50 days in office
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/10639605/Delhi-chief-minister-quits-after-corruption-bill-blocked.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-26192983

On 13 February in South Asian history

13 FEBRUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 13, 2018

1585: Salim, future Mughol Emperor Jahangir, Marries his cousin Man Bai, 16 years old
http://www.islamicart.com/library/empires/india/jahangir.html
http://indiaopines.com/facts-jahangir-wives-sons-daughters/

 1601: James Lancaster leads first East India Company voyage from London
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Lancaster

1739: Battle of Karnal, decisive victory for Nader Shah the emperor of Persia during his invasion of India
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Karnal
http://citymartkarnal.blogspot.fr/2011/05/battle-of-karnal-1739-ad_26.html

1739-02-13 Battle of Karnal

1835: Birth of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Indian religious figure, founder of the Amadiyya Movement, who died on May 26, 1908
http://www.muslimsforpeace.org/hazrat-mirza-ghulam-ahmad/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirza_Ghulam_Ahmad

1879: Birth of Sarojini Naidu, Indian freedom fighter, who died on March 2, 1949
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/sarojini-naidu.html

1911: Birth of Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Pakistani poet who died on November 20 1984
http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/1558

1913: Thubten Gyatso, the 13th Dalai Lama, proclaims an edict that reaffirms the independence of Tibet (not recognised by China)
https://tibettalk.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/the-tibetan-declaration-of-independence/

1931: New Delhi becomes the capital of India
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/13-february-1931-new-delhi-became-the-capital-of-india
http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2011/11/11/why-delhi-the-move-from-calcutta/

1944: Birth of Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Indian actor who died on May 27, 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oduvil_Unnikrishnan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwrXS3QqwEM

1990: Birth of the 11th Panchen Lama Gyaincain Norbu imposed by Beijing in November 1995
http://www.chinabuddhismencyclopedia.com/en/index.php?title=Gyaincain_Norbu
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/11th_Panchen_Lama_controversy
http://www.freepanchenlama.org/

2012: Yousuf Raza Gilani, Pakistan’s prime minister, is charged with contempt of court by the country’s supreme court, after he disobeyed a court order to open corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/14/world/asia/pakistani-court-indicts-prime-minister-for-contempt.html?_r=1&ref=asia
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/02/201221344753846407.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/02/12/world/asia/pakistan-gilani-court/index.html?hpt=ias_c1

2013: Mohamed Nasheed, the former Maldives President, takes refuge inside the Indian embassy in the capital, Male, after a local magistrate ordered his arrest
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/02/2013213132554617868.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21444740

2014: Afghanistan releases 65 alleged Taliban militants from prison despite protests from the US military, which warned that the men were “dangerous insurgents” who will likely return to fighting Afghan and international forces
http://www.france24.com/en/20140213-afghan-prisoner-release-usa-bagram/

2014: Death of Balu Mahendra, Sri Lankan-Indian director, cinematographer, and screenwriter, born on May 20, 1939
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Balu-Mahendra-who-made-his-visuals-speak-dies-at-74/articleshow/30363139.cms
http://www.thehindu.com/features/cinema/balu-mahendra-19392014/article5684322.ece#im-image-9
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balu_Mahendra

2016: Death of O. N. V. Kurup, Indian poet and academic, born on May 1927, 1931
http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/malayalam-poet-lyricist-o-n-v-kurup-dead/195844.html

On 12 February in South Asian history

ON 12 FEBRUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 12, 2018

1502: Vasco de Gama sets sails from Lisbon on his second voyage to India

1824: Birth of Arya Samaj Maha Rishi Dayanand Sarswati, Indian hindu leader who died on October 30, 1883
http://hinduism.about.com/od/gurussaints/a/Maharishi-Swami-Dayanand-Saraswati-1824-1883.htm
http://www.aryasamajjamnagar.org/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqat4mBCp50

1919 : Birth of Subhash Mukhopadhyay, Indian poet who died on July 8, 2003
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subhash_Mukhopadhyay_(poet)

1920: Birth of Pran, Indian actor
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/12-february-1920-pran-indian-actor-was-born
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0695199/bio
http://www.pransikand.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmFm-WbGL48

1947: Birth of Jamail Singh Bhindranwale, Indian leader of Damdami Taksal (Independentist Sikh), killed by the Indian army on June 6, 1984
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jarnail_Singh_Bhindranwale
http://www.neverforget84.com/sant-jarnail-singh-khalsa-bhindranwale

1966: Sheik Mujibur Rahman announces his famous « six points » in Karachi as election manifesto of Awami League that later led to formation of Bangladesh
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_point_movement

1967: Birth of Chitravina N. Ravikiran, Indian composer and musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N._Ravikiran
http://www.ravikiranmusic.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0katJE1BxFM

2002: Pakistan charges three men in the connection with the kidnapping of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in Karachi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Pearl

2009: Veteran Awami League (AL) leader Zillur Rahman is sworn in as Bangladesh’s 19th president
http://indianexpress.com/article/news-archive/print/zillur-rahman-sworn-in-as-bangladeshs-new-president/

2011: An anti-terrorism court judge in Pakistan issues an arrest warrant for Pervez Musharraf, the country’s former military ruler, in connection with the 2007 assassination of Benazir Bhutto
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/02/20112129419939362.html
http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20110212-musharraf-dubs-bhutto-arrest-warrant-ridiculous