On 10 December in South Asian history

ON 10 DECEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 10, 2018

1510: Portuguese naval forces under the command of Afonso de Albuquerque and local mercenaries working for privateer Timoji seize Goa from the Bijapur Sultanate, resulting in 451 years of Portuguese colonial rule
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_conquest_of_Goa
https://www.onwar.com/aced/chrono/c1500s/yr10/portugueseconquestofgoa.htm

1750: Birth of Tipu Sultan, king of Mysore, who died on May 4, 1799
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P073

1878: Birth of Rajaji (Rajagopalachari), India’s freedom fighter first and last Indian Governor General after independence (1948-1950) who died on December 25, 1972
http://www.liveindia.com/freedomfighters/crajagopalachari.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._Rajagopalachari
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/10th-december-1878-c.-rajagopalachari-last-governor-general-of-india-was-born

1948: Birth of Jasuben Shilpi, Indian sculptor “The bronze woman of India” who died on January 13, 2013
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jasuben_Shilpi
http://www.mid-day.com/photos/its-a-weird-world/1973/14820

1953: Death of Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Pakistani Islamic scholar who translated the Quran into English, born on 14 April 1872
https://www.trtworld.com/magazine/how-the-british-empire-abandoned-its-most-vocal-muslim-supporter-29488
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdullah_Yusuf_Ali

1962: In Colombo, opening of the sixth non-aligned countries conference (end on 12th). Mrs Bandaranaike, Sri Lanka Prime Minister, will lead a conciliatory mission between India and Pakistan

1980: Official visit of Soviet leader Leonid Brejnev to India. The common communiqué don’t mention Afghanistan

1981: The United Nations General Assembly approves Pakistan proposal for establishing nuclear free-zone in South Asia

1982: Birth of Shilpa Anand, Indian film and television actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shilpa_Anand

2001: Death of Ashok Kumar, Indian actor, born on October 13, 1911
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/1701925.stm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPj_vS_Nw6A

2007: Afghan army troops capture the Taleban-held town of Musa Qala, taken by Taleban in February despite a deal with tribal elders when UK troop withdrew
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7135850.stm

2012: Death of Iajuddin Ahmed, Bangladeshi academic and politician, 13th President of Bangladesh (2002-2009), born on February 28, 1931
https://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2012/12/10/ex-president-iajuddin-ahmed-dies
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iajuddin_Ahmed

Iajuddin Ahmed 2

2013: Death of Srikanta Wadiyar, Indian politician of the Wadiyar dynasty, prince of Mysore kingdom, born on February 20, 1953
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/10539453/Srikantadatta-Narasimharaja-Wadiyar-obituary.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wadiyar_dynasty
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2522109/Four-year-old-curse-returns-haunt-Wadiyar-royals-death-heir.html

2014: Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai and Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi receive their Nobel Peace Prize awards
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30411049µ
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/12/malala-satyarthi-receive-peace-prize-20141210125127564166.html

 



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