On 5 May in South Asian history

ON 5 MAY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 5, 2018

1260: Kublai Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol empire
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19850234

1479: Birth of Guru Amar Das, third Sikh guru who died on 14 May 1574
http://www.sikhs.org/guru3.htm

1911: Birth of Pritilata Waddedar, Bengali revolutionary nationalist who committed suicide on September 23,  1932
http://www.towardsfreedom.in/site/Pritilata_Waddedar

1916: Birth of Giani Zail Singh, seventh president of India from 1982 to 1987, who died on 25 December 1994
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/giani-zail-singh.html

Giani Zail Singh

1944: In India, Gandhi is freed from prison

1955: In Indies parliament accepts hindu-divorce

1976: In Sri Lanka, the Tamil New Tigers (TNT) founded by Velupillai Prabhakaran, is renamed the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), commonly known as the Tamil Tigers

2006: In Nepal, Maoist rebels accept peace talks and decree a three-month cease-fire

2006: Death of Naushad Ali, Indian composer, born on December 25, 1919
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/5-may-2006-naushad-ali-indian-composer-and-producer-died
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4975806.stm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1J7yEKjx4w

2011: Bangladesh’s Supreme Court dismiss a final attempt by Nobel-winning microfinance pioneer Muhammad Yunus to overturn his sacking from the bank he founded
http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20110505-yunus-loses-final-appeal-against-grameen-sacking



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