On 14 April in South Asian history

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Updated on April 14, 2019

1294: Timur (Tamerlan), grandson of Kublai, is elected Khagan of the Mongols and Emperor of the Yuan Dynasty with the reigning titles Oljeitu and Chengzong
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tem%C3%BCr_Khan,_Emperor_Chengzong_of_Yuan

1872: Birth of Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Pakistani Islamic scholar who translated the Quran in English and died on 10 December 1953
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdullah_Yusuf_Ali
http://www.islamicgiftcenter.com/index.php?route=product/author&author_id=15

Abdullah Yousuf Ali

1881: Birth of Husain Salaahuddin, Maldivian writer who died on September 20, 1948
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Husain_Salaahuddin

1891: Birth of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, Indian politician and social reformer who died on December 6, 1956
http://www.culturalindia.net/reformers/br-ambedkar.html
http://vibranthistory.blogspot.fr/2008/04/dr-bhimrao-ramji-ambedkar.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/14-april-1891-b.r.-ambedkar-father-of-the-indian-constitution-was-born

1919: Birth of Shamshad Begum, Indian singer who died on April 23, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shamshad_Begum

 

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

1919: Birth of K. Saraswathi Amma, Indian feminist writer who died on December 26, 1975
https://books.google.fr/books?id=OjZYf9Xf9bcC&pg=PA164&lpg=PA164&dq=K.+Saraswathi+Amma&source=bl&ots=3SIaZN_kZe&sig=E41EtbO2kaOeOD0LRAWj0ezLoGw&hl=fr&sa=X&ei=CeMrVZytPMbhatn3gIgJ&ved=0CEMQ6AEwCA#v=onepage&q=K.%20Saraswathi%20Amma&f=false
http://wikivisually.com/wiki/K._Saraswathi_Amma

K. Saraswathi Amma

1936: Birth of Ivan Dias, Indian cardinal, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
http://www.vatican.va/news_services/press/documentazione/documents/cardinali_biografie/cardinali_bio_dias_i_en.html

1944: Freighter Fort Stikene carrying tons of explosives explodes in Bombay, killing around 800 people
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombay_Explosion_%281944%29
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/explosion-on-cargo-ship-rocks-bombay-india

1950: Death of Sri Ramana Maharshi, Indian monk and philosopher, born on 30 December 1879
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramana_Maharshi
http://www.sriramanamaharshi.org/

1963: Death of Rahul Sankrityayan, Indian historian, born on April 9, 1893
http://www.kamat.com/jyotsna/blog/rahul_sankrityayan.htm

1975: Birth of Rajeshwari Sachdev, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajeshwari_Sachdev

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ij2DfMYwmA

1986 : Death of Nitin Bose, Indian film director and cinematographer, born in April 1897
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitin_Bose
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0097887/
http://www.indiavideo.org/cinema/milan-hindi-film-7591.php

nitin bose

1988: In Geneva, the Soviet Union signs an agreement paving the way for pulling Russian troops out of Afghanistan
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/14/newsid_4419000/4419833.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviets-to-withdraw-from-afghanistan

1994: Death of Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani scientist and scholar, born in 1897
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salimuzzaman_Siddiqui

1999: Pakistan test-fired a ballistic missile that was capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and reaching its rival neighbor India

2008: Dhaka-Calcutta passenger train resumes after 43 years
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7345724.stm

2010: Death of Israr Ahmed, Pakistani Muslim religious scholar, born on April 26, 1932
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israr_Ahmed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dmkc7zCUMhI

2011: Afghan pro-government tribal elder Haji Malik Zarin is killed in a blast in Kunar province near the Pakistan border. Mr Zarin, a close ally of President Hamid Karzai, died along with his son and another family member
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13059704
http://www.france24.com/en/20110413-afghanistan-suicide-bomber-kills-pro-government-tribal-elder-zareen-kunar-asmar

 

Holidays and observances

Ambedkar Jayanti (India)

Dhivehi Language Day (Maldives)

 



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