On 6 January in South Asian history

ON 6 JANUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 6, 2019

1481: Death of Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Golden Horde
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akhmat_Khan

1842: British troops (4500 British and 12,000 Indians) under the command of William Elphinstone leave Kabul where they were based since 1939 and are butchered during their retreat. Just one man survived
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massacre_of_Elphinstone%27s_army
https://www.britishbattles.com/first-afghan-war/battle-of-kabul-and-the-retreat-to-gandamak/

1847: Death of Tyagaraja, composer of Indian classical Carnatic music, born on 4 May 1767
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/tyagaraja.html

1885: Death of Bhartendu Harishchandra, Indian author, born on September 9, 1850
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/bharatendu-harishchandra.html
http://www.varanasi.org.in/bhartendu-harishchandra

Bhartendu Harishchandra

1910: Birth of G. N. Balasubramaniam, Indian singer who died onMay 1, 1965
http://www.karnatik.com/co1022.shtml
http://radioweb.in/artistes/g-n-balasubramaniam

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1t8BYA7CvQ

1918: Signature of the Treaty of Mandsaur between the British and Gaffur Khan during the Third Anglo-Maratha War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Anglo-Maratha_War

1929: Birth of Babrak Karmal, president of Afghanistan (1979-1986), who died on December 3, 1996
http://www.sabawoon.com/afghanpedia/Personalities.BabrakKarmal.shtm
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Babrak-Karmal

1929: Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to begin her work among India’s poorest and diseased people
http://www.motherteresa.org/

1966: Birth of A. R. Rahman, Indian composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._R._Rahman                                                                                                                                      

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZ-O5K6ssII

1980: Last day of the Indian elections. The Congress (Indira) Party of Indira Gandhi wins 351 of the 525 contested seats. Indira Gandhi comes back after losing the power in 1977
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/7/newsid_2506000/2506387.stm

1993: Indian Border Security Force units kill 55 Kashmiri civilians in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir, in revenge after militants ambushed a BSF patrol
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sopore_massacre
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/outcry-in-delhi-over-kashmir-massacre-1477194.html

1999: In Bangladesh, aiming to return to power, the BNP forms a four-party opposition alliance with the Jatiya Party, the Jamaat-e-Islami and the Islami Oikya Jote and launched several agitation programs against the ruling Awami League

2009: Sheikh Hasina is sworn in as Bangladesh’s prime minister, a democratic move in the impoverished country after almost two years of rule by an army-backed regime
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/01/200916135018846405.html

2013: Noted screen and stage actor Haradhan Bandopadhyay, who had starred in many celluloid classics of legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray, passed away after a brief illness. He was 86
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/Haradhan-Bandopadhyay-passes-away-at-86/articleshow/17907708.cms

2014: The Bangladesh Awami League, led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, wins parliamentary elections, which were marred by low turnout and violence and were boycotted by the largest opposition group and its allies.
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/06/world/asia/bangladesh-elections/index.html?hpt=ias_c1
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/bangladesh/10553249/Bangladesh-prime-minister-Elections-were-legitimate.html

2015: Pakistan’s parliament approves the setting up of military courts to hear terrorism-related cases, after a Taliban massacre at a military-run school in the northwest shocked the nation
http://www.dawn.com/news/1155271/parliament-passes-21st-constitutional-amendment-army-act-amendment

2016: Bangladesh court upholds death sentence for Jamaat-e-Islami leader Nizami
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/01/bangladesh-court-upholds-death-sentence-nizami-160106071459350.html
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2016/01/06/supreme-court-seals-fate-of-nizami-confirms-jamaat-chiefs-death-sentence-for-horrific-war-crimes

2017: Award-winning Indian actor Om Puri dies of heart attack
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-38527232
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2059973/award-winning-indian-actor-om-puri-dies-heart-attack
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/jan/06/om-puri-obituary

 



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