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On 15 January in South Asian history

1942 Gandhi and_Nehru

ON 15 JANUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 15, 2019

1923: Birth of Rukmani Devi, Sri Lankan Tamil singer and actress who died in a car accident on October 28, 1978

http://www.rukmanidevisrilanka.org/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rukmani_Devi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoxF5iL9Pxg

1934: 8.4 earthquake in India/Nepal, 10,700 dead
http://buildingresearch.com.np/news_events/1934_nepal_bihar_eq/news_events_1.php
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1934_Nepal%E2%80%93Bihar_earthquake

1942: Jawaharlal Nehru succeeds Mohandas K. Gandhi as head of Indian’s National Congress Party
http://www.culturalindia.net/leaders/jawaharlal-nehru.html
http://english.khamenei.ir/news/4868/How-did-Jawaharlal-Nehru-save-India-from-British-colonialism
https://www.gqindia.com/content/nehru-hero-villain/

1942 Gandhi and_Nehru

1949: Gen. K.M. Cariappa is appointed as the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army, succeeding Lieutenant General Sir Roy Bucher. Since celebrated as the Indian Army Day
http://www.mapsofindia.com/events/india/army-day.html
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/general-km-cariappa.html

1949-01-15 General K M Cariappa Army commander

1956: Birth of Kumari Mayawati, Indian politician, chief minister of Uttar Pradesh (2007-2012)
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/15-january-1956-mayawati-bsp-leader-was-born
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/1958378.stm

1982: Birth of Neil Nitin Mukesh, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Mathur

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h0mWYK7Jo4

1989: Worth railway tragedy in Bangladesh history. 110 are killed and  1,000 wounded

1994: Death of Harilal Upadhyay, Gujarati-Indian Author, Poet, Astrologis, born on January 22, 1916
https://wikivisually.com/wiki/Harilal_Upadhyay

1998: Death of Gulzarilal Nanda, Indian economist and politician, shortly Prime Minister of India, born on July 4, 1898

http://www.rediff.com/news/1998/jan/15nan.htm

Gulzarilal_Nanda

2002: The Sri Lankan government lifts all restriction of move of persons and commodities in the aera held by LTTE Tamil separatists

2007: In Nepal, opening of the first session of the parliament (Sansad) after king Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev has been ousted. The Maoist communist party has 83 MP among 330

2009: Leading Indian filmmaker Tapan Sinha dies in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta (Kolkata) at the age of 84
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7830022.stm

2013: The Pakistani Supreme Court orders the arrest of Raja Pervez Ashraf, the country’s prime minister, in connection with a corruption case relating to contracts for the purchase of rental power plants by the federal government when Ashraf was the federal minister for water and power
ttp://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/01/201311592859175153.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21022855

2014: Death of Namdeo Dhasal, Indian poet and activist, born on Februry 15, 1949
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/marathi-poet-namdeo-dhasaldead/article5577696.ece
http://www.livemint.com/Leisure/vaCEvauD0SFLzImbdc9NLL/Namdeo-Dhasal-A-poet-of-the-underbelly.html

 

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