On 26 January in South Asian history

1950-01-62 Rajendra-Prasad ratifies constitution

ON 26 JANUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 26, 2019

1556: Humayun, Mughal emperor (1530-1556) dies after slipping from a building, born on March 6, 1508
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humayun
http://www.iloveindia.com/history/medieval-india/mughal-empire/humayun.html
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/humayun

1565: The Battle of Talikota, between the Vijanagara Empire and the sultanates of the Deccan, leads to the subjugation, and eventual destruction of the last Hindu kingdom in India
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Talikota
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Battle_of_Talikota

1831: Death of Sangolli Rayanna, Indian freedom fighter, hanged by the British, born on August 15, 1798
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sangolli_Rayanna
http://allaboutbelgaum.com/lifestyle/travel/sangolli-rayanna-memorial-nandgad/

Sangolli Rayanna

1926: Birth of Farman Fatehpuri, Pakistani scholar
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farman_Fatehpuri

1930: In the British India, the Declaration of the independence of India is promulgated by the Indian National Congress
http://www.willylogan.com/?page_id=175
http://www.efootage.com/stock-footage/54881/India_Declares_Its_Independence_-_1930/
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/26-january-1930-26-january-was-declared-as-purna-swaraj-day

1930-01-26 Purna Swaraj

1949: The Pakistani government announces that Urdu would officially be the state language of Pakistan. East Pakistanis launch strikes and protests

1950: Republic is proclaimed in India with Rajendra Prasad as president
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/26/newsid_3475000/3475569.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/republic-of-india-born
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/rajendra-prasad.html

1950-01-62 Rajendra-Prasad ratifies constitution

1965: Hindi becomes the official language of India

1968: Birth of Ravi Teja, Tollywood film actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ravi_Teja

2001: Thousands die in Gujarat state quake in India
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/26/newsid_4666000/4666568.stm

2003: In Nepal, Assassination of chief of the anti-guerilla police, Krishna Mohan Shrestha, his wife and his bodyguard
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/news/2003/01/mil-030126-35181833.htm

2004: President Hamid Karzai signs the new constitution of Afghanistan
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3428935.stm

2006: Death of Khan Abdul Wali Khan, Pakistani opposition leader and Pashtun nationalist, born on January 11, 1917
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khan_Abdul_Wali_Khan

2010: Mahinda Rajapaksa, the incumbent Sri Lankan president, is re-elected
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/01/20101278527467841.html

2015: Times of India cartoonist RK Laxman dies after illness. His daily cartoon « You said it » had appeared on the front page of The Times of India for more than 50 years.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Eminent-cartoonist-RK-Laxman-dies-at-93/articleshow/46021781.cms http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/r-k-laxman-the-uncommon-man/article6824003.ece?homepage=true

 

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