On 14 May in South Asian history

ON 14 MAY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 14, 2019

1574: Death of Guru Amar Das, third Sikh guru, born on 5 May 1479
http://www.srigurugranthsahib.org/guru-amar-das/index.htm

1657: Birth of Sambhaji, Indian emperor who was killed on April 11, 1689
http://www.hindujagruti.org/news/4404_dharmaveer-sambhaji-maharaj.html

1879: The first group of 463 Indian indentured laborers arrives in Fiji aboard the  Leonidas
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_indenture_system

1907: Birth of Muhammad Ayub Khan, second president of Pakistan (October 1958-March 1969), who died on 19 April 1974
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P017

1923: Birth of Mrinal Sen, Indian film director
http://mrinalsen.org/
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/14-may-1923-mrinal-sen-indian-director-and-screenwriter-was-born
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/05/24/mrinal-sen-filmmaker-by-accident/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+nybooks+%28The+New+York+Review+of+Books%29

1934: Death of Baikuntha Shukla, Indian nationalist and revolutionary, born on May 15, 1907 http://www.indianetzone.com/61/baikuntha_shukla.htm

1936: Birth of Waheeda Rehman, Indian actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0716851/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLwbln5QtHo

1965: In Sri Lanka, Rohana Wijeweera, founds the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) or People’s Liberation Front
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rohana_Wijeweera
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janatha_Vimukthi_Peramuna

1976: India and Pakistan restore diplomatic relations cut in 1971

1976 : Adoption of the Vaddukoddai Resolution of the Tamil United Liberation Front declaring the Tamil Eelam, a separate and independent nation
http://asiantribune.com/node/88965

1985: In Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka) saint Buddhist city, Tamil separatist open fire in the streets, killing at least 145 inhabitants

1995: Tanzin Gyatso, the 14th and current Dalai Lama recognizes Gedhun Choekyi Nyima as the 11th reincarnation of the Panchen Lama
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gedhun_Choekyi_Nyima
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4551425.stm

1998: Japan, main provider of aid, postpones its aid to India as a retaliation against its nuclear tests

2009: In Sri Lanka, the army thwarts what would have been one of the last LTTE counter attacks on troops now positioned south of the no firing zone
http://www.island.lk/2009/05/14/news1.html

2013: Death of Asghar Ali Engineer, Indian , and author, born on March 10, 1939
http://www.rediff.com/news/special/asghar-ali-engineer-simple-fearless-straight-from-the-heart/20130514.htm
http://dawoodi-bohras.com/about_us/people/engineer/

2015: Fourteen people including nine foreigners are killed in an attack on a Kabul hotel packed with foreigners awaiting a concert
http://www.euronews.com/2015/05/14/taliban-targets-foreigners-in-kabul-guest-house-attack/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32732083
http://www.france24.com/en/20150514-american-indians-dead-kabul-guesthouse-siege-taliban-afghanistan-pakistan



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