On 14 October in South Asian history

ON 14 OCTOBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 14, 2019

1643: Birth of Bahadur Shah I, Mughal emperor who rules briefly India and died on February 27, 1712
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P065
http://www.indianetzone.com/37/bahadur_shah_i_mughal_emperor.htm

1882: Foundation of the University of Punjab (Lahore), today in Pakistan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_the_Punjab

1931: Birth of Nikhil Banerjee, Indian classical musician who died on January 27, 1986
https://www.allmusic.com/artist/nikhil-banerjee-mn0000407724/biography

1947: In Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Don Stephen Senanayake is elected Prime Minister up to 1952
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D.S._Senanayake

1955: West Pakistan province is founded

1956: Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, the Indian Untouchable caste leader, converts to Buddhism along with 385,000 of his followers
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/14th-october-1956-b.r.-ambedkar-converts-to-buddhism-along-with-365000-followers
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B._R._Ambedkar
http://www.wondersandmarvels.com/2014/08/dr-b-r-ambedkar-untouchable-reformer-founding-father.html

1956-10-14-dr-b-r-ambedkar-converts-to-buddhism

1984: From all parts of Bangladesh, 2 million people converge to Dacca demanding the end of the two and half year Martial Law

 

 



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