On 2 April in South Asian history

1879-04-02 battle of Futtehabad

ON 2 APRIL IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 2, 2019

1614: Birth of Jahanara Begum, Indian daughter of Shah Jahan, who died on September 16, 1681
http://madhukidiary.com/shahzadi-jahanara-begum-sahib-facets-of-her-life/
http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/asian-and-african/2013/02/princess-jahanaras-biography-of-a-sufi-saint.html
http://www.thedelhiwalla.com/2011/07/14/the-biographical-dictionary-of-delhi-%E2%80%93-jahanara-begum-b-ajmer-1614-1681/

1755: Commodore William James captures the pirate fortress of Suvarnadurg on west coast of India
http://famousdaily.com/history/suvarnadurg-captured-by-commodore-james.html

Suvarnadurg Arial view

1781: Birth of Swaminarayan, also known as Sahajanand Swami, central figure in a modern sect of Hinduism known as the Swaminarayan Faith, a form of Vaishnavism, who died on June 1, 1830
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swaminarayan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mya05ZW5bFo

 1879: During the Second Afghan War, battle of Futtehabad
http://britishbattles.com/second-afghan-war/futtehabad.htm
http://www.nam.ac.uk/online-collection/detail.php?acc=1973-01-73-1
 1879-04-02 battle of Futtehabad

1898: Birth of Harindranath Chattopadhyay, Indian poet, actor and politician who died on June 23, 1990
http://www.veethi.com/india-people/harindranath_chattopadhyay-profile-2573-42.htm
http://www.open.ac.uk/researchprojects/makingbritain/content/harindranath-chattopadhyaya

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ-AdHn9zUQ

1942: Birth of Roshan Seth, Indian actor
http://www.screenonline.org.uk/people/id/529878/index.html
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0786022/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8opMRHrDkys

1954: An Amity Treaty is signed between Pakistan and Turkey

1954: Indian Prime Minister Nehru calls for an arrest and end on nuclear weapons race

 1969: Birth of Ajay Devgan, Indian Actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajay_Devgan

2002: First visit of Pakistani president General Musharaff to Kabul. With Afghan president Hamid Karzai, they commit to fight the terrorism

2004: Early legislative elections in Sri Lanka. The United People’s Freedom Alliance wins 105 of the 225 seats (77 before) missing the absolute majority by 8 seats. UNP drops from 114 to 82

2014: Death of Unnikrishnan Puthur, Indian author, born on July 15, 1933
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-kerala/unnikrishnan-puthur-dead/article5865476.ece
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unnikrishnan_Puthur

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAD6Lo98OOk



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