On 14 August in South Asian history

ON 14 AUGUST IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 14, 2019

1774: Birth of Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Indian Freedom fighter and social reformer, who died on September 27, 1833
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/raja-ram-mohan-roy.html

1911: Birth of Vethathiri Maharishi, Indian spiritual leader, who died on March 28, 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vethathiri_Maharishi

1924: Birth of Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, 16th Karmapa Lama, Tibetan religious figure, who died on November 5, 1981
https://www.karmapa.org/life-16th-karmapa/
https://youtu.be/Ruolehj84vY

1947: Pakistan gains Independence from the British Indian Empire under the administration of United Kingdom and joins the British Commonwealth

1947-08-14 Indépendance
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/modern/partition1947_01.shtml
http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/pakistan/independence-day

1957 : Birth of Bollywood actor and comedian Johnny Lever
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Lever
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/14th-august-1957-popular-bollywood-actor-and-comedian-johnny-lever-is-born


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiUqPFjCDe4

1952: In Nepal, end of a royal coup d’état. The king takes personnaly the power

1973: The constitution of 1973 comes into effect in Pakistan
http://www.pakistani.org/pakistan/constitution/

2000: Pakistan’s President Musharraf introduces Local Government Ordinance

2006: In Sri Lanka, a girls school is bombed by government troops causing 61 people dead and 200 wounded
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chencholai_bombing

2011: Death of Shammi Kapoor, Indian actor and director, born on October 21, 1931
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shammi_Kapoor
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/videos/entertainment/bollywood/Bollywood-mourns-the-death-of-Shammi-Kapoor/videoshow/9601468.cms

2011: Jhalanath Khanal, Nepal’s prime minister, submits his resignation to the president over failure to reach consensus on moving forward with the country’s peace process
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/08/2011814173220108329.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-14523275

 

Holidays and observances

Pakistan : Independence Day



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