On 20 August in South Asian history

Kapu Rajaiah

ON 20 AUGUST IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 20, 2018

1762: Birth of Shah Waliullah, Indian scholar, born on February 21, 1703
http://storyofpakistan.com/shah-wali-ullah/
http://historyofislam.com/contents/resistance-and-reform/shah-waliullah-of-delhi/

1944: Birth of Rajiv Gandhi, Indian prime minister (1984 – 1989), assassinated on May 21, 1991
http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/southasia/History/Independent/Rajiv.html
http://www.culturalindia.net/leaders/rajiv-gandhi.html

1971: Death of Rashid Minhas, Pakistani Air Force hero pilot, born on February 17, 1951
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rashid_Minhas

1974: Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed becomes the 5th president of India, up to his resignation  on February 11, 1977
http://www.gloriousindia.com/biographies/fakhruddin_ali_ahmed.html

1979: Indian Premier Charan Singh resigns
https://www.pmindia.gov.in/en/former_pm/shri-charan-singh/

1984: Birth of Tsokye Karchung, Bhutanese beauty queen, Miss Bhutan 2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsokye_Tsomo_Karchung
http://www.indyarocks.com/videos/miss-bhutan-663356

1998: In retaliation to bombs attacks against its embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, USA strikes Islamist training camps in Afghanistan

2004: Lyonpo Yeshey Zimba becomes again Prime Minister of Bhutan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyonpo_Yeshey_Zimba

2006: Sri Lankan Tamil politician, newspaper publisher and former member of parliament S. Sivamaharajah is shot dead
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S._Sivamaharajah
http://tamilnation.co/indictment/continuingwar/060821sivamaharajah.htm

2009: Presidential elections in Afghanistan
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8173389.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8212306.stm

2011: Death of Ram Sharan Sharma, Indian historian and academic, born on November 26, 1919
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/marxist-historian-passes-away/article2379796.ece
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram_Sharan_Sharma

2012: Death of Kapu Rajaiah, Indian painter, born on April 7, 1925
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/folk-artist-kapu-rajaiah-passes-away-in-siddipet/article3801501.ece
http://www.subcontinentart.com/Rajaiah.aspx?AP
https://www.google.fr/search?q=kapu+rajaiah&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=RlISUuqMBKml0QWuyYGoCw&sqi=2&ved=0CDoQsAQ&biw=1366&bih=673

Kapu Rajaiah

2013: Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s former military ruler, has been charged with murder of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who died in a gun and bomb attack in December 2007
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/08/20138204584024869.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23763895

2013: Narendra Dabholkar, Indian anti-superstition activist, is murdered, born on August 1, 1945
http://news.biharprabha.com/2013/08/the-biography-of-dr-narendra-dabholkar-a-leading-anti-superstition-activist/
http://nirmukta.com/2013/08/22/dr-narendra-dabholkar-a-tribute/

2017: Bangladesh sentences 10 to death for plot to kill PM Hasina
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/bangladesh-sentences-10-to-death-for-plot-to-kill-pm-hasina
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2017/08/20/ten-sentenced-to-death-over-assassination-plot-against-sheikh-hasina
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/bangladesh/10-get-death-penalty-over-plot-to-assassinate-hasina-1.2077095

 

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