On 4 April in South Asian history

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Updated on April 4, 2019

1889: Birth of Makhanlal Chaturvedi, Indian journalist, poet, and playwright  who died on January 30, 1968
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/makhanlal-chaturvedi-biography.html

Makhanlal Chaturvedi

1897: Birth of John Lionel Kotalawela, third Prime Minister of Ceylon (1953-1956) who died on 2nd October 1980
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lionel_Kotalawela

1905: In India, an earthquake at 6:19 am, hit the Kangra valley, kills 20,000, and destroys most buildings in Kangra, Mcleodganj and Dharamshala

1912: Chinese republic is proclaimed in Tibet
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/24761028.2014.11869072

1944 : The Battle of Kohima, a turning point in the Second World War that halted Japan’s advance into Asia, starts. Sometimes called the “Stalingrad of the East”, it ended on 22 June 1944 with the defeat and retreat of Japanese forces

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/world-war-two/the-pacific-war-1941-to-1945/the-battle-of-kohima-1944/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kohima
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/4-april-1944-the-battle-of-kohima-started

1949 : Birth of Parveen Babi, Hindi film actress, who died on January 20, 2005
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parveen_Babi

1971: In Sri Lanka, beginning of a Che Guevarist uprising by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) or People’s Liberation Front
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1971_Uprising
http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2012/04/08/the-jvp-insurrection-and-lessons-learnt/

1972: Birth of Lisa Ray, Indo-Canadian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisa_Ray
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0712908/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px3FjrWoR20&feature=fvst

1979: Former Prime Minister  Zulfikar Ali Bhutto of Pakistan is executed


http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/4/newsid_2459000/2459507.stm
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/27/AR2007122701067.html
https://www.dawn.com/news/1160422
https://asianews.network/2019/04/05/a-leaf-from-history-the-prime-minister-is-hanged/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMvL1W_Jgz8&feature=related

1987: Death of Sachchidananda Vatsyayan, Indian journalist and author, born on July 3, 1911
http://www.poemhunter.com/sachchidananda-vatsyayan/biography/

1987: Death of Chogyam Trungpa, Tibetan Buddhist master, born in February 1939
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chogyam_Trungpa
http://shambhala.org/teachers/chogyam-trungpa/

2014: An Indian judge orders three men to hang after they were convicted of two gang-rapes, the first death sentences to be handed down for multiple sex attacks since the law was toughened last year
http://www.bbc.com/news/26887723

2016: A court in northern India sentences 47 policemen to life in prison over the massacre of Sikh pilgrims 25 years ago. The killings were committed during an insurgency by Sikh militants in the region
http://www.dw.com/en/47-indian-policemen-get-life-sentences-for-1991-sikh-killings/a-19163431



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