ON 12 SEPTEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY
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Updated on September 12, 2019
1885: Death of Ranbir Singh, 2nd Maharaja of Kashmir and Jammu, born on August 1830
1894 : Birth of Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay, leading figure of Bengali Literature who died on November 11, 1950
1897: In India, Battle of Saragarhi between twenty-one Sikhs defending an army post, and 10,000 Afghan and Orakza tribesmen.
1914: Birth of Rais Amrohvi, Pakistani poet and psychoanalyst, assassinated on September 22, 1988
1931: Gandhi arrives in England
1943: Birth of Michael Ondaatje, Sri Lankan-born writer
1948: Invasion of the independent State of Hyderabad by the Indian Army (Operation Polo)
1956: Chaudry Muhammad Ali quits as Pakistan’s prime minister and replaced by Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy
1965: End of the Battle of Phillora, one of the largest tank battles fought during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.
1965: United Nations General Secretary U Thant arrives in New Delhi in an attempt to solve the India-Pakistani conflict
2012: Factory fires in two major cities in Pakistan have killed more than 300 people and injured dozens more, including some who had to leap from windows to escape the flames
2014: Taliban gunmen who shot schoolgirl Malala (later Peace Nobel prize) finally arrested. Militants boarded the teenage activist’s school bus and shot her in the head in October 2012 for her outspoken views on girls’ education, in an attack that also wounded two of her friends