On 2 January in South Asian history

ON 2 JANUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

Updated on January 2, 2019

1757: Robert Clive, who leads Madras for the East India Company retakes Calcutta from the nawab of Bengal, Sirāj-ud-Dawlah.  The Nawab had seized Calcutta in June 1756
http://webs.bcp.org/sites/vcleary/ModernWorldHistoryTextbook/Imperialism/section_4/robertclive.html

1910: Birth of Srirangam Srinivasaprao, Indian poet who died on June 15, 1983
http://www.idlebrain.com/celeb/bio-data/bio-srisri.html

1940: Birth of S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician
http://mutiny.wordpress.com/2007/04/11/prof-srs-varadhan-2007-abel-prize-winner/

1965: Ayub Khan wins the Pakistani presidential election with 62% of the vote
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakistani_presidential_election%2C_1963

1975: A bomb blast at Samastipur, Bihar, India, fatally wounds Minister of Railways Lalit Narayan Mishra
http://www.dailyo.in/politics/ln-mishra-assassination-verdict-that-took-40-years-and-22-judges/story/1/1002.html

1975: Bangladeshi Marxist leader Siraj Sikder is arrested and dies while in police custody
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siraj_Sikder
https://www.marxists.org/archive/sikder/index.htm

Siraj Sikder

1980: In a strong reaction to the December 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, President Carter asks the Senate to postpone action on the Salt II nuclear treaty and recalls the US ambassador to Moscow
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/carter-reacts-to-soviet-intervention-in-afghanistan

1989: Sri Lanka President Junius Richard Jayewardene is succeded by Prime Minister Ranasinghe Premadasa
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranasinghe_Premadasa

1989: Killing of Safdar Hashmi, Indian playwright, author, director, lyricist and theorist, born on April 12, 1954
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safdar_Hashmi
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/2nd-january-1989-safdar-hashmi-theatre-activist-died
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/death-of-theatre-activist-safdar-hashmi-sparks-off-solidarity-controversy/1/323420.html

2006: Rajnath Singh, 54 years old, former Chief minister of Uttar Pradesh (2000 à 2002) is elected chairman of the Bharatija Janata Party (BJP), succeeding Advani as leader of the opposition
http://www.expressindia.com/news/fullstory.php?newsid=60401

2009: Sri Lankan military seize control of the Tamil Tiger rebels’ de facto capital of Kilinochchi
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/01/20091242244697512.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7807908.stm

2016 : Communist Party of India leader Ardhendu Bhushan Bardhan passes away
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/veteran-cpi-leader-a-b-bardhan-passes-away/

 



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