On 31 October in South Asian history

 ON 31 OCTOBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 31, 2016

1814: Beginning of the Battle of Nalapani (up to November 30),  the first battle of Anglo-Nepalese War between the East India Company and Nepal  from 1814 to 1816.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Nalapani

1814-10-31 Nalapani

1875: Birth of Vallabhbhai Patel, political and social leader of India who played a major role in the country’s struggle for independence and guided its integration into a united, independent nation, who died on December 15, 1950.
http://www.14gaam.com/history-of-sardar-vallabhbhai-patel.htm

1876: A monster cyclone ravages India, resulting in over 200,000 human deaths

1883: Death of Swami Dayananda Saraswati, important Hindu religious scholar, founder of Arya Samaj, « Society of Nobles », a Hindu reform  movement, born on February 12, 1824
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dayananda_Saraswati

1925: Birth of Kotayya Pratyagatma, Indian film director who died on June 8, 2001
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0695581/

1975: Death of SD Burman, Indian musician, born on October 1, 1906
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SD_Burman

1984: Indira Gandhi, PM since 1966 is assassinated by two of her Sikh security guards
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/31/newsid_2464000/2464423.stm
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/1119.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/31st-october-1984-prime-minister-indira-gandhi-was-assassinated
http://www.sikhtimes.com/bios_111284a.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw15MYS9Lhg 

1984-10-31-gandhi-assassinee-pf

2003: Death of Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, one of the greatest Carnatic vocalists of the twentieth century, born on July 25, 1908
http://www.in.com/semmangudi-srinivasa-iyer/biography-251211.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM2NQGoCBQs

2006: Death of Amrita Pritam, Pakistani-Indian author and poet, born on August 31 1919
http://www.theguardian.com/news/2005/nov/04/guardianobituaries.india
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/amrita-pritam-5432.php
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amrita_Pritam

Amrita Pritam

2010: NATO: Coalition Forces Kill Nearly 100 Afghan Insurgents. Five NATO  troops are injured in the fighting.

2014: India pays low-key Gandhi tribute 30 years after assassination. No ministers of India’s new government attended the event honouring Gandhi, gunned down by Sikh bodyguards on October 31, 1984
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/india-pays-low-key-gandhi-tribute-30-years-after-assassination
http://www.sify.com/news/30-years-later-a-prime-ministers-assassination-recalled-news-columns-ok4oaudcdjieg.html

2014: India’s technology capital Bangalore will be formally known as engaluru, eight years after the state first proposed the name change
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-29845215



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