On 9 December in South Asian history

ON 9 DECEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 9, 2018

1658 : A VOC force led by Rijcklof van Goens attempted to capture the town of Quilon (India) from the Portuguese
http://www.atlasofmutualheritage.nl/en/Quilon.392p

1880: Birth of Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, Bangladeshi muslim feminist and social reformer who dedicated her life to education and the empowerment of women who died on December 9 1932 (see below)
http://www.sewallbelmont.org/womenwecelebrate/begum-rokeya-sakhawat-hossain/

1932: Death of Roquia Sakhawat Hussain, Bangladeshi social worker and author, born on December 9, 1880
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Begum_Rokeya
http://bangladeshcontinual.blogspot.fr/2011/10/roquia-sakhawat-hussain.html

1946: First meeting of the Indian constituent assembly. The Muslim League refuses to attend
http://parliamentofindia.nic.in/ls/debates/vol1p1.htm

1946: Birth of Sonia Gandhi, Italian widow of ex-prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and leader of the Congress Party
http://www.notablebiographies.com/news/Ca-Ge/Gandhi-Sonia.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/9th-december-1946-sonia-gandhi-congress-leader-was-born

Sonia Gandhi jeune

1946: Birth of Shatrughan Sinha, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shatrughan_Sinha

1952: Birth of Liaqat Baloch, Pakistani politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liaqat_Baloch
http://pakistanherald.com/Profile/Liaquat-Baloch-463

1970: Death of Sir Feroz Khan Noon, Prime Minister of Pakistan (1957-1958), born on June 18, 1893
http://historypak.com/feroz-khan-noon-1893-1970/

1971 : During the Indo-Pakistani War, the Indian Air Force executes an airdrop of Indian Army units, bypassing Pakistani defences
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meghna_Heli_Bridge
https://web.archive.org/web/20070706152854/http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/1971/Dec10/Art04.htm

1974: Birth of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan,Pakistani singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rahat_Nusrat_Fateh_Ali_Khan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nelb36KUMsY

1981: Birth of Diya Mirza, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diya_Mirza

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z296u4vEP_k

2001: Ranil Wickremasinghe becomes Sri Lanka’s prime minister for the second time (up tu April 2004)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranil_Wickremesinghe

2001: The Friendship bridge between Uzbekistan and Afghanistan, vital for the delivering of humanitarian aid, is reopened

2007: In Pakistan, after the failure of an agreement of all the opposition parties on boycott, the PML-N of Nawaz Sharif decides to contest the coming general elections
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7135535.stm

2014: Sobho Gianchandani, one of Pakistan’s last leaders from its first generation of Marxists, dies at the age of 94
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30397351

 



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