On 4 June in South Asian history

ON 4 JUNE IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on 4 June 2019

1904: Birth of Bhagat Puran Singh, Punjabi social activist, who died on August 5, 1992
http://www.discoversikhism.com/sikhs/bhagat_puran_singh.html

1936: Birth of Nutan Behl, Indian actress, who died on February 21, 1991
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutan
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/4-june-1936-nutan-legendary-indian-actress-was-born

1947: Indian leader Gandhi finely approves the partition of India in two separate states

 1979: In Afghanistan, beginning of heavy fights around Kabul between Sovieto-Afghan forces and 20,000 Muslim resistance activists, till June 12

1987: Operation Poomalai or Eagle Mission 4 by the Indian Air Force to airdrop supplies over the besieged town of Jaffna in Sri Lanka
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Poomalai
http://www.nytimes.com/1987/06/05/world/india-airlifts-aid-to-tamil-rebels.html

1990: Birth of Jetsun Pema, Bhutanese Queen, wife of Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/jetsun-pema-33691.php
http://www.mensxp.com/special-features/today/5820-introducing-jetsun-pema-bhutans-commoner-turned-queen-.html

2001: Death of King Dipendra of Nepal, who in fact was fatality wound after killing his father , his mother and several other member of the royal family four days before. His uncle, Gyanendra, ascends to the throne
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dipendra_of_Nepal

2009: In India, for the first time a Dalit woman,Meira Kuma, is elected as speaker of the Parliament
http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=15430&size=A

2010: Afghan representatives have endorsed President Hamid Karzai’s plan to seek peace with the Taliban, on the final day of national peace talks in Kabul
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/south_asia/10234823.stm
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/06/201064133749186649.html

2011: Baba Ramdev, India’s most celebrated yoga guru, has begun a « fast unto death » in an effort to raise awareness against rampant corruption in the country
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/06/2011645229345153.html
http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20110604-right-wing-indian-guru-starts-anti-corruption-hunger-strike

2013: Bollywood actress Jiah Khan, who was found dead at her home in the Indian city of

Mumbai, killed herself, a police post-mortem has found
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-22763342
http://www.therealjiahkhan.com/biography.html

 

Holidays and observances

Bhagat Puran Singh’s Birthday. (Sikhism)



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