On 21 July in South Asian history

ON 21 JULY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on July 21, 2019

1911: Birth of Umashankar Joshi, Indian author, poet, and scholar who died on December 19, 1988
http://www.umashankarjoshi.in/index.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umashankar_Joshi

1920: Birth of Anand Bakshi, Indian poet and songwriter who died on March 30, 2002
http://www.santabanta.com/bollywood/1463/anand-bakshi/
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/anand-bakshi.html

1926: Birth of Rahimuddin Khan, Pakistani general, governor of Balochistan from 1978 to 1984
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rahimuddin_Khan

1960: In Sri Lanka, Sirimavo Bandaranaike takes the oath as Prime Minister up to 1977
http://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2013/jul/22/bandaranaike-first-woman-prime-minister

1960: Birth of Amar Singh Chamkila, Punjabi folk singer, gunned down on March 8, 1988
http://www.chamkila.org/home/history

1972: Death of Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, king of Bhutan since 1952 (born on May 2, 1929). Jigme Singye Wangchuck, 17 years old becomes the new kind
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jigme_Dorji_Wangchuck
http://countrystudies.us/bhutan/12.htm

2001: Death of Sivaji Ganesan, South Indian Tamil actor, born on October 1, 1927
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/sivaji-ganesan.html

2007: For the first time since independence, 60 years ago, a woman, Pratibha Patil, is elected president of the republic of India
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6910097.stm

2008: Ram Baran Yadav, from the Nepalese Congress, is elected first president of the Republic of Nepal
https://blog.com.np/2008/07/21/ram-baran-yadav-is-the-first-president-of-republic-nepal/
http://www.rediff.com/news/2008/jul/21nepal.htm

 



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