On 21 August in South Asian history

ON 21 AUGUST IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 21, 2019

1921: Birth of Jaymala Shiledar, Indian actor and singer who died on August 8, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaymala_Shiledar

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

1978: Birth of Bhumika Chawla, Indian Actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhumika_Chawla

1984: Birth of Barun Sobti, Indian actor
http://barunsobti.com/

1995: Death of Subrahmanyan Chandrasehkhar, Indian-born astrophysicist, Nobel Prize 1983, born on October 19, 1910
http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Chandrasekhar.html
https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/physics/1983/chandrasekhar/auto-biography/

1997: Afghanistan suspends its embassy operations in the United States

2002: In Pakistan, President General Pervez Musharraf unilaterally amends the Pakistani constitution. He expands his term in office and grants himself powers that include the right to dissolve parliament

2004: In Bangladesh, a grenade attack against the main political party, the Awami league, causes 22 dead. Its leader, Sheikh Hasina, is wounded

2006: Death of Ustad Bismillah Khan, Indian musician, born on March 21, 1916
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bismillah_Khan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hveeMDC6Dro

2007: In Bangladesh, Violent confrontation between students and police. Students demand the withdrawal of troops from campus and politics

2010: Pakistan accepts five million dollars in flood aid from India in a rare gesture of goodwill between the two bitter rivals. Twenty million people have been affected by Pakistan’s worst natural disaster in decades
http://www.france24.com/en/20100821-islamabad-accepts-indian-aid-flood-relief-pakistan-emergency-assistance

2015 : Ranil Wickremesinghe, UNP leader, is sworn-in as Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister
http://asiantribune.com/node/87704

 



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