On 24 January in South Asian history

1935-01-24 British India Act

ON 24 JANUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 24, 2019

1739: Peshva warrior Chimaji Appa defeats Portuguese forces and captures Tarapur Fort, India
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimaji_Appa
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarapur,_Maharashtra

Chimaji Appa

1826 : Birth of Gyanendramohan Tagore, the first Asian to be called to the bar in England (1862), who died on January 5, 1890
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnanendramohan_Tagore#cite_note-Bose184-1
http://santiniketanrss.blogspot.fr/2011/06/gyanendra-mohan-tagore-of-pathuriaghata_05.html

1857: The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first full-fledged university in south Asia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Calcutta

1935: The «British India Act» give a federal status to India
http://www.indianetzone.com/24/the_government_india_act_1935.htm
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/Geo5and1Edw8/26/2/enacted
http://www.gktoday.in/government-of-india-act-1935/

1935-01-24 British India Act

1943: Birth of Subhash Ghai, Indian film director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subhash_Ghai


1952: In Bombay, opening of the first India movie International Festival, the first in Asia. 21 countries participate

1952: The Communist Party of Nepal is banned

1966: Death in an air crash of Homi J. Bhabha, Indian physicist, father of the India’s atomic energy programme, born on October 30, 1909
http://in.rediff.com/news/homi06.htm

1991: Death of Padmarajan, Indian film director, born on May 23, 1945
http://rajamohan.blogspot.com/2005/09/padmarajan-loss-in-january.html

2011: Death of Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Indian Musician, Bharat Ratna Laureate, born on February 4, 1922
http://ibnlive.in.com/news/bharat-ratna-bhimsen-joshi-passes-away-in-pune/141342-3.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/24-january-2011-pandit-bhimsen-joshi-hindustani-classical-vocalist-died

2012: Death of Sukumar Azhikode, Indian author and critic, born on May 26, 1926
http://creative.sulekha.com/sukumar-azhikode-a-writer-extraordinaire_553329_blog



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