On 17 April in South Asian history

ON 17 APRIL IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 17, 2019

1756: Birth of Dheeran Chinnamalai, Indian Freedom Fighter, Tamil revolutionist who was hanged by the British on July 31, 1805
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dheeran_Chinnamalai
http://www.winentrance.com/general_knowledge/dheeran-chinnamalai.html

1897: Birth of Nisargadatta Maharaj, Indian philosopher and educator, who died on September 8, 1981
http://www.enlightened-spirituality.org/Nisargadatta_Maharaj.html
http://www.biographyonline.net/spiritual/sri_nisargadatta_maharaj.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/17-april-1897-nisargadatta-maharaj-indian-spiritual-guru-was-born

1916: Birth of Sirimavo Bandaranaike, three times Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, who died on October 10, 2000
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Sirimavo_Bandaranaike.aspx
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/sirimavo-bandaranaike-7187.php

1953: In Pakistan, PM Khawaja Nazimuddin is succeeded by Muhammad Ali Bogra
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P011
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/articletext.asp?artid=A057

1966: Birth of Chiyaan Vikram, Indian actor
http://www.chiyaanvikram.com/


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7kWziB4gAg

1971: An exile government called the People’s Republic of Bangladesh alias Mujibnagar Government headed by Tajuddin Ahmed take the oath
http://www.mujibnagar.com/mujibnagar-government/mujibnagar-government http://weloveourbangladesh.blogspot.fr/2011/04/be-witness-of-historical-moment-of.html

1975: Death of Sarvepalli Radakrishnan, Indian philosopher, 2nd president of India from May 1962 to May 1967, born on 5 September 1888
http://www.iep.utm.edu/r/radhakri.htm

1978: Mir Akbar Khyber, Afghan intellectual and a leader of the Parcham faction of the communist People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan is assassinated, provoking a communist coup d’état in Afghanistan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mir_Akbar_Khyber

1978-04-17 Mir Akbar Khyber assassiné

1979: Birth of Siddharth Narayan, Indian actor
http://entertainment.oneindia.in/celebs/siddharth-narayan/biography.html

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

1983: India enters space age launching SLV-3 rocket

1987: In Habarana, Sri Lanka, Tamil separatists attack three buses and two lorries carrying women and children, killing 127 of them
https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Aluth%20Oya%20massacre
https://wikivividly.com/wiki/Aluth_Oya_massacre

1992: Afghan president Najibullah, forced to resign the day before, takes refuge in the United Nations building in Kabul

2004: Death of Soundarya, Indian actress, born on July 17, 1971
http://www.viggy.com/english/current_soundarya_accident.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soundarya

2012: Ilias Ali, organizing secretary of Bangladesh Nationalist Party and a former MP, disappears from Dhaka along with his chauffeur, allegedly abducted by government forces
http://archive.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=230731

2013: Death of T. K. Ramamoorthy, Indian composer, born on May 15, 1922
http://www.thehindu.com/features/cinema/t-k-ramamurthy-passes-away/article4626263.ece
http://www.indiawest.com/entertainment/bollywood/music/veteran-tamil-music-composer-t-k-ramamurthy-passes-away/article_d3f9a9ea-da76-535f-8995-abbb0148437f.html

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

 



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