On 19 August in South Asian history

ON 19 AUGUST IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 19, 2019

1907: Birth of Hazari Prasad Dwivedi, Indian historian, author, and scholar who died on May 19, 1979
http://www.varanasi.org.in/dr-hajari-prasad-dwivedi

Hazari Prasad Dwivedi

 1918: Birth of Shankar Dayal Sharma, President of India from 1992 to 1997
http://www.whereincity.com/india/great-indians/presidents/shankar-dayal.php

1919: By the treaty of Rawalpindi, signed on August 8, Afghanistan gains full independence from the United Kingdom
https://anydayguide.com/calendar/2364
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Afghan_Treaty_of_1919

1935: Birth of Zahir Raihan, Bangladeshi author and director who died on December 30, 1092

http://www.india-forums.com/celebrity/2065/zahir-raihan/biography/

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2513556/

https://youtu.be/Has1I7Ymm70

1944: Last Japanese troops are driven out of India

1950: Birth of Sudha Murthy, Indian social worker and writer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudha_Murthy

1993: Death of Utpal Dutt, Indian actor, born on March 29, 1929
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utpal_Dutt
http://stationhollywood.blogspot.com/2008/03/utpal-dutt-majestic-actor-of-bollywood.html

1994: After the August 16 large victory of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, Chandrika Kumaratunga is elected Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3239821.stm

2014: Death of Adyar K. Lakshman, Indian dancer and choreographer, born on December 16, 1933
http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/The-life-and-times-of-the-legendary-Adyar-Lakshman/2013/05/25/article1604434.ece
http://www.thestar.com.my/Lifestyle/Entertainment/Arts/On-Stage/2014/08/31/Master-of-dance/

2014: Death of Odessa Sathyan, Indian director and producer, born on October 10, 1957
http://www.madhyamam.com/en/node/26210
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odessa_Sathyan

 

Holidays and observances

Afghanistan: Afghan Independence Day



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