On 8 March in South Asian history

ON 8 MARCH IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 8, 2019

1722: Afghan monarch Mir Mahmud, winning the battle of Gulnabad, occupies Persia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Gulnabad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgI82EOB0rg

1897: Birth of Damerla Rama Rao, Indian artist, who died on February 6, 1925
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damerla_Rama_Rao

Damerla Rama Rao

1921: Birth of Sahir Ludhianvi, Indian poet and songwriter, who died on October 25, 1980
http://www.poemhunter.com/sahir-ludhianvi/biography/
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/8-march-1921-popular-film-lyricist-sahir-ludhiyanvi-was-born

1930: In India, Mahatma Gandhi begins the campaign of civil disobedience. The Salt March will begin on 12 March

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j_yi3iwpaI

1964: Birth of Santosh Sivan, Indian cinematographer and film director
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santosh_Sivan
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0007144/

1974: Birth of Fardeen Khan, Indian actor
http://entertainment.oneindia.in/celebs/fardeen-khan/biography.html
http://www.koimoi.com/actor/fardeen-khan/

1988: Amar Singh Chamkila, Punjabi folk singer, is gunned down. He was born in July 1961
http://www.chamkila.org/home/history
http://www.indiatvnews.com/crime/news/the-unsolved-murder-mystery-of-amar-singh-chamkila-2023.html

Amar Singh Chamkila 2

2007: In Bangladesh, the Military arrest a lot of high level personalities from all political parties for corruption, including Tarique Rahman, the son of ex Premier Khaledia Zia
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6428979.stm

 

Holidays and observances

International Women’s Day (United Nation)



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