On 24 May in South Asian history

ON 24 MAY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 24, 2019

1931: In India, Sister Teresa took her initial vows as a nun

1985: A cyclone devastates Bangladesh causing at least 10,000 dead and  250,000 homeless

2000: Death of Majrooh Sultanpuri, Indian poet and lyricist, born in 1919
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/24-may-2000-majrooh-sultanpuri-indian-poet-and-songwriter-died
ttp://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/majrooh-sultanpuri.html

 

2001: 15-year-old Sherpa Temba Tsheri becomes the youngest person to climb to the to of Mount Everest
http://www.everesthistory.com/youngest.htm
http://www.kidzworld.com/article/865-conquering-mount-Everest

Temba Tsheri Sherpa

2009: Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger rebels have admitted for the first time that their leader Velupillai Prabhakaran is dead
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8066129.stm

2010: Death of Tapen Chatterjee, Bengali actor from India, born in 1937
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/Goopy-Gynes-last-journey-From-this-world-to-the-next/articleshow/5970804.cms
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tapen_Chatterjee

Tapen Chatterjee

2012: More than 120 schoolgirls and three teachers are poisoned by the Taliban who are opposed to education of women and girls, using an unidentified toxic powder to contaminate the air in classrooms
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/05/201252451931671453.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/05/24/world/asia/afghanistan-girls-poisoned/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

2012: The US cut $33 million from the aid it sends Pakistan over the jailing of the doctor who helped the CIA hunt for Osama bin Laden, in a fresh blow to the battered relations between the two states.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/al-qaeda/9288705/US-cuts-33-million-in-aid-to-Pakistan-over-Osama-bin-Laden-doctor-sentence.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/05/201252503242437959.html



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