On 2 December in South Asian history

ON 2 DECEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 2, 2018

1757: In India, lead by Robert Clive, the British retake Calcutta
http://www.bricklanecircle.org/robert-clive.html

1855 : Birth of Narayan Ganesh Chandavarkar, Indian nationalist and reformer, who died on May 14, 1923
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N._G._Chandavarkar
http://www.veethi.com/india-people/n._g._chandavarkar-profile-3826-18.htm

1878: During the Second Afghan War, Battle of Peiwar Kotal won by the British
http://britishbattles.com/second-afghan-war/peiwar-kotal.htm
http://www.britishempire.co.uk/forces/armycampaigns/indiancampaigns/peiwarkotal.htm

1878-12-02 Battle of Peiwar Kota

1933: Birth of K. Veeramani, Indian anti-caste activist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K._Veeramani
http://www.veethi.com/india-people/k._veeramani-profile-220-30.htm

K-Veeramani

1946: The British Government invites four Indian leaders, Nehru, Baldev  Singh, Jinnah and Liaquat Ali Khan to obtain the participation of all parties  in the Constituent Assembly

1950: Birth of Amin Saikal, Afghan-Australian academic
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amin_Saikal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-hXZO53dac

1963: Death of Sabu Dastagir, Indian-born American  actor, born on January 27, 1924
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabu_Dastagir
http://www.screenonline.org.uk/people/id/459165/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlFKFKpT5sE

1964: Pope Paul VI comes to Bombay for the Eucharistic Congress
http://www.mid-day.com/articles/when-pope-paul-vi-rocked-mumbai-in-1964/15799153 
http://www.pottypadre.com/the-pilgrim-of-peace/

1971: Indian offensive in East Pakistan (up to 16)

1980: Death of Chaudhry Muhammad Ali, Prime Minister  of Pakistan (1955-1956), born on July 15, 1905
http://storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P014

1988: After the large victory of her party in the 16 November elections,  Benazir Bhutto is sworn in as first woman Prime Minister of Pakistan
http://storyofpakistan.com/benazir-bhutto-becomes-prime-minister/

1988: Birth of  Soniya Mehra, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soniya_Mehra

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBu5Xx5RAkg

1988: Bangladesh cyclone ‘worst for 20 years’
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/december/2/newsid_2518000/2518233.stm

1989: Vishwanath Pratap Singh is sworn in as President of India
http://www.smh.com.au/news/obituaries/indias-mandela-a-beautiful-mind/2008/12/01/1227979930925.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/who-is-who/government-politics/vishwanath-pratap-singh.html

1997: Wasim Sajjad becomes for the second time  president of Pakistan by interim prior to elections up to January
http://storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P084

2014: Death of Deven Verma, Indian actor, director, and producer, born on October 23, 1937
http://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/bollywood-actor-deven-verma-takes-his-last-breath/article6654433.ece
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deven_Verma

 

 



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