On 8 January in South Asian history

ON 8 JANUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 8, 2019

1761: In India, the French garrison surrenders Pondichery to the British. Next February, Mahe will also do it
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_India

1884: Death of Keshub Death of Chandra Sen, Indian social reformer and philosopher, born on November 19, 1838
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keshub_Chandra_Sen
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/8th-january-1884-keshub-chandra-sen-social-reformer-and-philosopher-died

1899: Birth of Solomon Bandaranaike, fourth Ceylon’s Prime minister (1956-1959), assassinated by a buddhist monk on September 26, 1959
http://www.swrdbandaranaike.lk/his_life.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_Bandaranaike

S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike

1909: Birth of Ashapoorna Devi, Indian author and poet who died on January 13, 1995
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashapoorna_Devi
http://www.kalpana.it/eng/writer/indian_writers/asha_purna_devi.htm

1925: Birth of Mohan Rakesh, Indian author who died on January 3, 1972
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohan_Rakesh

1926: Birth of Kelucharan Mohapatra, Indian odessi dancer who died in April 2004
http://www.narthaki.com/info/profiles/profl111.html

1929: Birth of Saeed Jaffrey, Indian actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006762/

1939: Birth of Nanda, Indian actress who died on March 25 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanda_(actress)
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tv/5-interesting-lesser-known-facts-about-Bollywood-actress-Nanda/photostory/32666993.cms#32667179

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mM5gAXCa6Mk

1972: Freed by the Pakistani authorities under international community pressure, Mujibur Rahman, leader of Bangladesh, leave for London where he demands that his new State of Bangladesh to be recognized


http://www.thedailystar.net/the-return-of-bangabandhu-6167

1974: The Khmer rouge intensify their pressure on Phnom Penh by attacks on North and South of the Cambodian capital

1975: Birth of Harris Jayaraj, Indian music composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harris_Jayaraj

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

1997: In New York, Ramzi Ahmed Yussef is condemned to life for the organization of the February 1993 attack on the World Trade Center
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramzi_Yousef

2008: The president of the Maldives, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, escapes unhurt after an attempted knife attack
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7176434.stm

2008: Sri Lankan minister for nation-building  DM Dassanake dies in blast
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7176207.stm

2015: Sri Lanka goes to the polls in its tightest election in decades, with its strongman president battling for survival after accusations of corruption and a failure to bring about national reconciliation
http://www.dawn.com/news/1155688/sri-lanka-votes-in-tightest-election-in-decades
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/01/08/asia/sri-lanka-elections-walkup/index.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2015/01/sri-lanka-set-tight-presidential-poll-201517222939705581.html



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