On 28 February in South Asian history

ON 28 FEBRUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 28, 2019

1884: Death, in jail of Veer Surendra Sai, Indian Fighter, born on January 23, 1809
https://nitum.wordpress.com/2012/09/22/biography-of-veer-surendra-sai/
http://eodisha.org/veer-surendra-sai-immortal-lion-odisha-odisha-sambalpur-indianfreedomstruggle/

1919: Amanullah Khan, born in June 1892,  becomes King of Afghanistan up to January 1929. He died in exile in April 1960
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Am%C4%81null%C4%81h_Kh%C4%81n

1928: Indian scientist C.V. Raman discovers the Raman Effect, which won him the Nobel Prize and caused the day to be observed as National Science Day
http://www.famousscientists.org/c-v-raman/
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1930/raman-bio.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Science_Day#History_of_National_Science_Day

1931: Birth of Iajuddin Ahmed, Bangladeshi academic and politician, 14th President of Bangladesh who died on December 10, 2012
http://en.banglapedia.org/index.php?title=Ahmed,_Iajuddin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iajuddin_Ahmed

1939: Birth of Chögyam Trungpa, Tibetan Buddhist meditation instructor, who died on April 4, 1987
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%B6gyam_Trungpa

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEPi5QTXv3A

1948: Birth of Bineshwar Brahma, Indian poet and author murdered on August 19, 2000 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bineshwar_Brahma
http://www.poemhunter.com/bineshwar-brahma/biography/

1963: Death of Rajendra Prasad, first president of India (1950-1962), born on December 3, 1884
http://www.liveindia.com/freedomfighters/10.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/28-february-1963-rajendra-prasad-first-president-of-india-passed-away

Rajendra Prasad 2

1979: Birth of Srikanth, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Srikanth_(actor)

1985: In Pakistan, second and last day for the elections for the National and Provincial Assemblies (on February 25 and 28, respectively). The voters turned to the polls in large numbers
http://storyofpakistan.com/general-elections-february-1985

1991: Khaleda Zia becomes prime minister of Bangladesh, the first woman ever to hold that post (up to June 1996). Zia is the widow of Bangladesh’s former President Ziaur Rahman (known as Zia), who was assassinated in 1981

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpCilr2Q49Y

2002: At least 55 are killed in Ahmadabad, India, when Hindus burn Muslim homes

2012: Millions of workers in India are staging a 24-hour strike to demand improved rights for employees and to protest over rising prices
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/02/201222842550702681.html

2012: The United Nations resolution alleges abuses that Sri Lankan soldiers and Tamil rebels committed abuses during the country’s civil war. The government accuses the UN and Western powers of interfering in its domestic affairs. In April 2011, a UN report blamed the Sri Lankan air force of killing 40,000 people
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Rajapaksa-brings-thousands-of-people-into-the-streets-to-oppose-UN-war-crime-charges-24094.html

2013: In Bangladesh, Delwar Hossain Sayedee, 73, vice-president of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, is found guilty of charges of mass killing, rape, arson, looting and forcing minority Hindus to convert to Islam during the 1971 independence war, lawyers and tribunal officials said.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/bangladesh/9899356/Bangladesh-Islamist-sentenced-to-death.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/02/201322865638456746.html http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130228-405429.html

2014: Death of C. R. Simha, Indian actor, director, and playwright, born on June 16, 1942
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/veteran-actor-cr-simha-dead/article5736499.ece
http://www.filmibeat.com/celebs/c-r-simha/biography.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGqx7HWj1pk



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