On 17 December in South Asian history

ON 17 DECEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 17, 2018

 1275: Death of Jalaluddin Muhammad Rumi, Afghan scholar and famed sufi mistic poet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumi


1398: Sultan Nasir-ud Din Mahmud’s armies in Delhi are defeated by Timur
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P052

1556: Birth of Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana, Indian poet, who died in 1627
http://www.poemhunter.com/abdul-rahim-khan-i-khana/biography/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdul_Rahim_Khan-I-Khana

1803: Raghuji Bhonsle (II) of Nagpur signed the Treaty of Deogaon with the British after the Battle of Laswari and gave up the province of Cuttack including Balasore
http://www.britannica.com/event/Treaty-of-Deogaon
https://books.google.fr/books?id=CeEmpfmbxKEC&pg=SL3-PA39&lpg=SL3-PA39&dq=Treaty+of+Deogaon&source=bl&ots=fyCDsIK-EI&sig=SKKuwiaw9IL9ejB7-2GZvaDJV1g&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwie0sy5x4_YAhUMB8AKHXY-BuEQ6AEIUDAF#v=onepage&q=Treaty%20of%20Deogaon&f=false

1905: Birth of Mohammad Hidayatullah, Indian lawyer, judge, and politician, 6th Vice President of India who died on September 18, 1992
http://www.veethi.com/india-people/mohammad_hidayatullah-profile-311-18.htm
http://www.indiamapped.com/presidents-of-india/mohammad-hidayatullah/

1907: Independence of Bhutan. Ugyen Wangchuck is elected first king of the current dynasty. He will reign up to 1926
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ugyen_Wangchuck
https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/ugyen-wangchuck-7084.php

1927: Indian revolutionary Rajendra Lahiri is hanged in Gonda jail, Uttar Pradesh, India, two days before the scheduled date
https://shibham.wordpress.com/2011/09/04/our-real-heroes-47-rajendra-lahiri/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajendra_Lahiri

1928: Indian revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar and Shivaram Rajguru assassinate British police officer James Saunders in Lahore, Punjab, to avenge the death of Lala Lajpat Rai at the hands of the police. The three will be executed in 1931
https://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/17th-december-1927-british-police-officer-john-saunders-was-killed-by-indian-revolutionaries
http://www.sikh-history.com/sikhhist/personalities/bhagat.html

1933: Death of Thubten Gyatso, 13th dalai lama, born on May 23, 1876
 http://treasuryoflives.org/biographies/view/Thirteenth-Dalai-Lama-Tubten-Gyatso/3307

1961: Indian troops enter in the Portugese enclaves Goa, Damao and Diu (operation Vijay). Portugal calls in United Nations Security Council
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Vijay_(1961)

1971: Cease fire between India & Pakistan in Kashmir
http://www.theworldreporter.com/2011/10/1971-india-pakistan-war-role-of-russia.html

1972: Birth of Indian actor John Abraham
http://www.johnabraham.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Abraham_(actor)

1978: Birth of Riteish Deshmuker, Indian actor
http://www.rediff.com/movies/2007/jul/12ritesh.htm

2005: On the National day, the king of Bhutan announces that his country regime will be change in a constitutional monarchy in 2008
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4539308.stm
http://bhutan2008.blogspot.com/2007/05/tribute-to-his-majesty-jigme-singye.html

 

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