ON 22 JULY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY
Updated on July 22, 2019
1915: Birth of Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, Pakistani politician, diplomat and author who died on December 11, 2000
2008: India’s Congress party-led government survives a vote of confidence over a civilian nuclear deal with the US
2009: People in Asia have seen the longest total solar eclipse this century, with large areas of India and China plunged into darkness
2012: Former finance minister Pranab Mukherjee is elected Indian president after votes from members of the national and state parliaments were counted in the race for the mainly ceremonial post.