On 11 December in South Asian history

1971-12-11 Battle of Bogra

ON 11 DECEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 11, 2018

1780: After Warren Hastings, the Governor-General of Bengal, adopted strong measures to retrieve the prestige of the Company,   a strong force under Colonel Goddard captures Bassein
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Hastings

1882: Birth of Subramanya Barathi, Tamil poet who was a militant for India independence and died on September 1921
http://members.tripod.com/neyveliweb/bharathy.htm
https://www.dailyo.in/variety/subramanya-bharathi-tamil-freedom-fighters-independence-bharathi/story/1/21072.html

1911: Death of Nepal king Prithvi Bir Shah. His son Tribhuvan succceds him
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribhuvan_of_Nepal

1922: Birth of Dilip Kumar, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dilip_Kumar

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

1931: Birth of Rajneesh, Indian religious leader, also  known as Osho (Chandra Mohan Jain), Indian spiritual and philosophical figure,  died on January 19, 1990
http://www.oshoworld.com/biography/briefbio.asp
http://www.religioustolerance.org/rajneesh.htm

1935: Birth of Pranad Mukherjee, a closed ally of  Gandhi family, president of India from 2012 to 2017
http://presidentofindia.nic.in/profile-of-the-president.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pranab_Mukherjee
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/11th-december-1935-pranab-mukherjee-13th-president-of-india-was-born

1954: Birth of Prachanda (Puspa Kamal Dahal), leader  of the Maoists in Nepal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prachanda

1971: End of the Battle of Hilli or the Battle of Bogra, a major battle  fought in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 and Bangladesh Liberation War. It is  generally regarded as the most pitched battle that took place in East Pakistan,  now Bangladesh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hilli
http://www.defencejournal.com/oct99/battle-hilli.htm1971-12-11 Battle of Bogra

1979: Mother Teresa receives her Peace Nobel Prize
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1979/teresa-lecture.html

Mother Teresa 1979 Nobel Peace Prize

1980: Birth of Jamshad, known as Arya, a Kerala-born  Indian movie actor in Tamil films
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arya_%28actor%29

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

1983: General Hossein Mohammad Ershad, who has deposed president Sattar  in March 1982, proclames himself president of the Republic of Bangladesh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hossain_Mohammad_Ershad

1987: Death of G. A. Kulkarni, Indian (Marathi)  writer, born on July 10, 1923
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurunath_Abaji_Kulkarni

1991: Salman Rushdie, Indian writer, under an Islamic  death sentence for blasphemy, made his first public appearance since 1989 in  New York, at a dinner marking the 200th anniversary of the First Amendment  (which guarantees freedom of speech in the U.S.)

1998: Death of Kavi Pradeep, Indian poet and songwriter, born on February 6, 1915
http://m.rediff.com/news/1998/dec/11kavi.htm
http://lyricists.weebly.com/kavi-pradeep.html

2000: Death of Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, a prominent  female pakistani politician, diplomat and author, born on July 22, 1915
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P078&Pg=2
http://pakistan360degrees.com/tag/begum-shaista-ikramullah/

2004: Death of M.S. Subbulakshmi, Indian singer, born  on September 16, 1916
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/M-S-Subbulakshmi-passes-away/articleshow/956124.cms
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._S._Subbulakshmi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyDNKW7g2Co

2012: Death of Ravi Shankar, Indian sitar player and composer, born on April 7, 1920
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/arts/music/ravi-shankar-indian-sitarist-dies-at-92.html?_r=0
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/12/showbiz/california-ravi-shankar-obit/
http://www.biography.com/people/ravi-shankar-9480456

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gWCiLexilY

2013: Death of Sheikh Mussa Shariefi, Indian scholar, born in 1942
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheikh_Mussa_Shariefi

Sheikh Mussa Shariefi

2015; Hema Upadhyay, Indian painter and sculptor is murdered, born in 1972
http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/mumbai/artist-hema-upadhyay-her-lawyer-found-dead-in-mumbai-drain/
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/hema-upadhyay-murder-motive-392733

2017: India’s Rahul Gandhi is elected president of Congress Party
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/india/rahul-gandhi-takes-helm-of-congress-party-to-challenge-modi-1.2139035
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-42079137
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-from-reluctant-politician-to-congress-president-a-timeline-of-rahul-gandhi-s-political-journey-2566796

 


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