On 20 March in South Asian history

ON 20 MARCH IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 20, 2019

1351: Death of Mohammed ibn-Tughluq, sultan of Delhi since 1324. Born in 1290 http://www.newindianexpress.com/education/student/article1377184.ece
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_bin_Tughluq
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1U8K_XTGoq0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5I43PJh_aT8

1602: The Dutch East India Company (VOC) is established
https://www.thoughtco.com/the-dutch-east-india-company-1434566
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/20-march-1602-the-dutch-east-india-company-was-established
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFbR5mc3AaQ
 VOC

1739: Nader Shah occupies Delhi and sacks the city, stealing the jewel of the Peacock Throne. 30,000 civilians are killed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nader_Shah’s_invasion_of_Mughal_India
http://www.iranchamber.com/history/afsharids/afsharids.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takht_e_Taus

1923: Birth of Shaukat Siddiqui, Pakistani author, Journalist and political activist who died on December 18, 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaukat_Siddiqui

1945: The British, with the 19th Indian Division retake Mandalay in Burma
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-troops-liberate-mandalay-burma
http://www.burmastar.org.uk/stories/19th-indian-infantry-division/

1945-03-20 Prise de Mandalay

1965: That day, and later in April, fighting broke out between India and Pakistan. Beginning of the Second Indo-Pakistani war with first large scale offensive on August 5

1966: Birth of Alka Yagnik, Indian singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alka_Yagnik

1977: The Indian Congress Party of Indira Gandhi loses the general elections against the newly founded Janata Party. Morarji Desai is charged to form a new government
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/politics/once-upon-a-poll-sixth-lok-sabha-election-1977/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRrL5DT2cag

1987: Birth of Kangana Ranaut, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangna_Ranaut

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bog97cmpADs

1991: Khaleda Zia first women to become PM in Bangladesh up to March 1996
http://www.virtualbangladesh.com/culture/people-of-bangladesh/khaleda-zia/

1991-03-20 Khaleda Zia PM

 2008: Death of Shoban Babu, Indian actor
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/Telugu-actor-Shobhan-Babu-dead/articleshow/2886201.cms

http://entertainment.oneindia.in/celebs/sobhan-babu/biography.html
 

2010: Girija Prasad Koirala, the former Nepalese prime minister who brokered the peace deal that ended a bloody 10-year civil war, died at age 85
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8577669.stm

2013: Bangladesh President Zillur Rahman, a veteran ruling party politician named to the largely ceremonial post in 2009, dies day in a Singapore hospital
http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Singapore/Story/A1Story20130320-410090.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/03/2013320123245762582.html
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2013/03/20/zillur-rahman-dies

2013: The United States has violated Pakistan’s sovereignty and destroyed tribal structures with unmanned aerial drone strikes in its counterterrorism near the Afghan border, a UN human rights investigator says
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/03/201331523115707202.html

2014: Death of Khushwant Singh, Indian writer who won fame for a book on partition of the subcontinent as well as his once-daring descriptions of sex, aged 99
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2014/03/journalist-khushwant-singh-dies-201432075235300829.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-26661491



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