On 17 September in South Asian history

Maqbool Fida Husain

ON 17 SEPTEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 17, 2019

1879: Birth of Periyar E. V. Ramasamy, Indian Social Reformer who died on December 24, 1973
http://ambedkar.nspire.in/Periyar-E-%20V-Ramasamy.html
http://www.staff.uni-giessen.de/~gk1415/periyar.htm

1906: Birth of Junius Richard Jayewardene, president of Sri Lanka from 1978 until 1989 who died on November 1, 1996
https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/j-r-jayewardene-7199.php
http://jrjc.lk/j-r-jayewardene/

Japan: September 12, 1979 Tokyo President of Sliranka Junius Richard JAYAWARDENE at Japan National Press Club Photo by Kaku Kurita ƒXƒŠƒ‰ƒ“ƒJ‘哝—Ì

1915: Birth of Maqbool Fida Husain, Indian painter who died on June 9, 2011
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M_F_Husain
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7308135.stm
http://www.google.fr/search?q=maqbool+fida+husain+paintings&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvnso&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=tz90TonALdKp8AOSrZHqDQ&ved=0CDsQsAQ&biw=1366&bih=643

Maqbool Fida Husain

1930: Birth of Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian violinist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lalgudi_Jayaraman

1949 : The state political party of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) which means “Dravadian Progress Federation” is founded by C.N Annadurai
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/17th-september-1949-political-party-dravida-munnetra-kazhagam-dmk-was-founded

1950: Birth of Narendra Modi, Indian Prime Minister from May 26, 2014
http://www.biography.com/people/narendra-modi
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/narendra-modi.html

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1953: Birth of Altaf Hussain, Pakistani founder and leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-23145377
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/Who’s-Altaf-Hussain/article14587077.ece

1965: Beginning of the Battle of Chawinda between Pakistan and India
http://defence.pk/threads/sialkot-tu-zinda-rahey-gha-picture-thread.395146/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Chawinda

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUQjTHTy9k0

1974: Bangladesh joins the United Nations

1977: In Pakistan, on charge to have order the killing of a political opponent in November 1974, Ali Bhutto who has been thrown out by General Zia-ul Haq is arrested

1983: Birth of Sanaya Irani, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanaya_Irani

2004: Tamil is declared the first classical language in India

2011: There is evidence linking the Haqqani militant network to Pakistan’s government, the US ambassador to Pakistan has said in a radio interview
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-14960725
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/09/17/afghanistan.pakistan.haqqani/index.html

2012: Pakistan conducts a successful test fire of the indigenously developed multi tube Cruise Missile Hatf-VII (Babur), having a range of 700 kilometers and nuclear capable missile
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/pakistan-test-fires-nuclear-capable-babur-missile-with-700-km-range/articleshow/16431622.cms

2013: Bangladesh’s top court sentences a senior Islamist opposition leader to death for mass murder during the country’s 1971 liberation war against Pakistan. Abdul Quader Molla, 65, the fourth-highest-ranked leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, is the first politician to be found guilty. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/09/201391735611372698.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/09/17/world/asia/bangladesh-islamist-death-sentence/index.html?hpt=ias_c2
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/bangladesh/10315433/Islamist-leader-sentenced-to-death-in-Bangladesh.html

2013: Rights group Amnesty International awards its highest honour to Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen shot in the head last year by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education
http://dawn.com/news/1043512/malala-receives-top-amnesty-award

2014: Chinese president Xi Jinping begins a maiden visit to India with both sides seeking to reset the relationship between Asia’s rival superpowers
http://tribune.com.pk/story/763520/chinese-premiers-visit-to-india-of-talks-investment-and-existential-threats/
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/PM-Modi-welcomes-Xi-Jinping-in-Ahmedabad-India-China-sign-3-pacts/articleshow/42728040.cms

2017: Death of Indian hero Marshal Arjan Singh
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/india/nation-mourns-death-of-hero-marshal-arjan-singh-1.2091509
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/his-life-was-dedicated-to-mother-india-pm-modi-pays-rich-tribute-to-marshal-of-iaf-arjan-singh-4848155/

2018: Bhutan’s prime minister conceds defeat after the ruling party was knocked out in the first round of the small Himalayan nation’s third-ever election
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-keeps-close-eye-as-bhutan-polls-spring-surprise-result/articleshow/65831694.cms

 


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