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On 13 May in South Asian history

jawaharlal Nehru cigarette

ON 13 MAY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 13, 2019

1648: The construction of the Red Fort at Delhi completed
https://www.culturalindia.net/indian-forts/delhi-fort.html

Red Fort

1861: Pakistan Railways opens the country’s first railways line, from Karachi to Kotri
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_rail_transport_in_Pakistan

1905: Birth of Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, 5th president of India (1974-1977), who died on February 11, 1977
http://www.assams.info/people/fakhruddin-ali-ahmed
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/fakhruddin-ali-ahmed.html

1918: Birth of T. Balasaraswati, Bharatnatyam dancer who died on 9 February 1984
https://feminisminindia.com/2018/09/11/balasaraswati-bharatanatyam-indian-women-history/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibSmDqm-k3o

1947: Death of Sukanta Bhattacharya, Indian Bengali poet, born August 15, 1926
http://www.poemhunter.com/sukanta-bhattacharya/biography/

1952: The Rajya Sabha, the Upper house of the parliament of  India, holds its first sitting, Pandit Nehru becomes premier of India
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/nehru_jawaharlal.shtml
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/13-may-1952-the-first-of-rajya-sabha-was-held

jawaharlal Nehru cigarette

1956: Birth of Sri Ravi Shankar, Indian spiritual leader
http://www.srisriravishankar.org/biography
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ravi_Shankar_(spiritual_leader)

1962: Sarvepalli Radakrishna becomes the second president of India, till May 1967, replacing Rejendra Prasad
https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/sarvepalli-radhakrishnan-7119.php

1967: Dr Zahir Hussain becomes 3rd president, and first Muslim one, of India till 3rd May 1969 when he died
http://www.gloriousindia.com/biographies/dr_zakir_hussain.html

1996: Severe thunderstorms and a tornado in Bangladesh kill 600 people

1998: India carries out two nuclear tests at Pokhran, in addition of the three conducted on May 11
http://nuclearweaponarchive.org/India/IndiaShakti.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/5061.html

2001: Death of R.K. Narayan, Indian writer, born on 10 October 1907
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/05/14/obituaries/14NARA.html?ex=1210737600&en=d1579e1551fb6ea2&ei=5070

2004: In India, following the unexpected victory of the Congress Party, led by Sonia Gandhi, the Prime Minister Vajpayee resigns
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_general_elections,_2004

2008: Several blasts in the Jaipur city of Rajasthan state (India) kill at least 60 people
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7398989.stm

2011: The color of India’s eastern state of West Bengal turned from red to green when the world’s longest-ruling elected communist government was decisively voted out of power
http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/features/2011/05/2011513143311330487.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13374646
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13389312

2011: Twin bomb blasts targeting a paramilitary training centre in northwest Pakistan have killed at least 76 people, mostly paramilitary personnel, and wounded at least 106 others
http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20110513-double-suicide-attack-kills-80-revenge-bin-laden
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13385597
http://www.france24.com/en/20110513-%20pakistan-bombs-revenge-osama-bin-laden-taliban-suicide-attack-violence

2012: Dalai Lama reveals warning of Chinese plot to kill him
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/tibet/9261729/Dalai-Lama-reveals-warning-of-Chinese-plot-to-kill-him.html

2012: Former Bangladeshi opposition leader, Ghulam Azam, has been indicted by a special court for alleged atrocities including genocide and murder during the nation’s 1971 liberation struggle against Pakistan
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/05/2012513125224311695.html

2013: The Taliban ends its war on polio vaccination workers and admits immunisation is the only way to protect children from the disease, its leadership said in a statement issued today

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/10053981/Taliban-renounces-war-on-anti-polio-workers.html

2014: Pakistani police charge 68 lawyers with blasphemy in what is thought to be the biggest ever case of its kind in the country
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27391334