On 19 May in South Asian history

19 MAY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 19, 2019

1904: Death of Jamsetji Tata, Indian industrialist, born in March 1839
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamsetji_Tata

1908: Birth of Manik Bandopadhyay, Indian Bengali novelist who died on December 3, 1956
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/manik-bandopadhyay-biography.html
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1199103.Manik_Bandopadhyay

1910: Birth of Nathuram Godse, Indian assassin of Mahatma Gandhi, executed on November 15, 1949
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathuram_Godse

1926: Birth of Swami Kriyananda, Indian teacher and author
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swami_Kriyananda

1934: Birth of Ruskin Bond, Indian author
http://www.iloveindia.com/literature/english/authors/ruskin-bond.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/19-may-1934-ruskin-bond-indian-author-was-born

1938: Birth of Girish Karnad, Indian actor, director, screenwriter, and playwright
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girish_Karnad
http://www.imagi-nation.com/moonstruck/clsc79.html
http://spicyonion.com/actor/girish-karnad-biography/

1961: At Silchar Railway Station, Assam (India), 11 Bengalis die when police open fire on protesters demanding state recognition of Bengali language in the Bengali Language Movement
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bengali_Language_Movement

1964: Birth of Murali, Indian actor who died on September 8, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murali_(Tamil_actor)

2008: Death of Vijay Tendulkar, Indian playwright, born on January 7, 1928
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vijay_Tendulkar



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