On 18 January in South Asian history

ON 18 JANUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 18, 2019

1853: First train in Asia (Bombay to Tanna, 36 km)

1927: Birth of Sundaram Balachander, Indian veena player, actor, and singer who died on April 13, 1990
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sundaram_Balachander

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRYdQZo_L8A

1945: Birth of Balagangadharanatha Swamiji, Indian religious leader who died on January 13, 2013
http://acmbgs.org/about-bgs/
http://samvada.org/2013/news/balagangadharanath-swamiji-of-adichunchanagiri-mutt-passes-away-in-bangalore/

1947 : K.L. Saigal, Indian singer and film actor, passed away, born on April 11, 1904
http://www.culturalindia.net/indian-music/indian-singers/k-l-saigal.html
http://music.indobase.com/composers-playback-singers/k-l-saigal.html

1955: Death of Saadat Hassan Manto, Pakistani author, born on May 11, 1912
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saadat_Hasan_Manto

1956: Birth of Poonam Dhillon, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poonam_Dhillon

1969: Death of Dada Lekhraj, Indian spiritual leader, born on December 15, 1884
http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/Dada_Lekhraj

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dada_Lekhraj

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5wYDFpxb_w

1976: Birth of Subhrajit Mitra, Film Maker, India
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subhrajit_Mitra
 

1977: After 21 months of emergency rule, Indhira Gandhi announces the release of her leading opponents, hence suspending her ban of political parties and calls a free election

1978: Death of Muhammad Hasan Askari, Pakistani philosopher and author, born on November 5, 1919
http://urduadab4u.blogspot.fr/2011/01/muhammad-hassan-askari-urdu-writer.html
http://www.dawn.com/news/749732/cover-story-the-critical-world-of-muhammad-hasan-askari

1992: General Abdul Rashid Dostum revolts against President Mohammad Najibullah of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan and allies with Ahmed Shah Massoud to capture Kabul

1993: President of Pakistan, Ghulam Ishaq Khan dissolves the National Assembly and dismisses the Cabinet

1996: Death of Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, popularly known as N. T. Rama Rao or by his initials NTR, Indian film actor, director, producer, and politician who served as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh for three terms
http://www.nytimes.com/1996/01/19/world/n-t-rama-rao-72-is-dead-star-status-infused-his-politics.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/18-january-1996-n.t.-rama-rao-actor-and-andhra-chief-minister-died

N.T Rama Rao

2003: Death of Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Indian poet, born on November 27, 1907
http://www.diverse.cam.ac.uk/stories/bachchan/

2010: Suspected Taliban militants have launched an attack in the Afghan capital Kabul, setting off explosions and sparking a gun battle. The Taliban said 20 fighters were involved. At least 11 people have been killed and dozens hurt, officials say
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8464763.stm

2012: Death of Anthony Gonsalves, Indian composer, born in 1927
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Music-composer-Anthony-Gonsalves-dies/articleshow/11556295.cms
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Gonsalves

Anthony Gonsalves

2014: In a bid to strengthen bilateral relations, Pakistan and India Saturday decided to allow greater trade through land route, signalling a thaw in relations after a year’s standoff over military tensions on the border
http://www.nation.com.pk/business/18-Jan-2014/pak-india-agree-to-expedite-process-of-trade-liberalization
http://www.dawn.com/news/1081131/pakistan-india-agree-over-greater-trade-through-land-route

2016: A Pakistani acquits former military ruler Pervez Musharraf over the 2006 killing of a Baloch rebel leader, one of three legal cases he faced after returning from exile
http://www.dawn.com/news/1233775/atc-acquits-pervez-musharraf-in-akbar-bugti-murder-case
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35341255

2018: India tests-fires Agni-V, nuclear-capable most advanced ICBM
http://edition.cnn.com/2018/01/18/asia/india-icbm-tests/index.html
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/01/18/549359/India-Agni5-nuclearcapable-ICBM-Pakistan-China

 



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