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On 17 October in South Asian history

ON 17 OCTOBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 17, 2019

1748: In India, British forces raise the siege of Pondicherry, defended by French Dupleix
http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/siege_pondicherry_1748.html

1817: Birth of Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian Muslim intellectual who died on March 27, 1898
http://cssexam2013.blogspot.fr/2012/10/sir-syed-ahmad-khan.html

1929: Mohammed Nadir Shah proclaims himself, king of Afghanistan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammed_Nadir_Shah

1947: Birth of Simi Garewal, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simi_Garewal

1950: Local leader Ngapo Ngawang Jigme accepts the capitulation of Chambo, one of the three parts of Tibet, to China
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Chamdo
http://historicaldocs.blogspot.fr/2012/05/road-map-of-entering-tibet-1950-1951-he.html
http://historicaldocs.blogspot.fr/2013/03/the-fall-of-chamdo-tibetan-account.html

1950-10-17 Chute Chambo

1951: In Pakistan, the 2nd Governor-General Khawaja Nazimuddin becomes the 2nd Prime Minister (until April 1953) and Ghulam Mohammad becomes the 3rd Governor-General (until October 1955)
http://www.pakistanherald.com/profile/khawaja-nazimuddin-1176
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P012

1952: Birth of Jahnu Barua, Indian film director
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0059395/
http://www.jahnubarua.com/bio.php

1974: Birth of Dhondup Wangchen, Tibetan director and producer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhondup_Wangchen
http://freetibetanheroes.org/hero-profiles/dhondup-wangchen/

 

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1981: Death of Kannadasan Indian author, poet, and songwriter, born on June 24, 1927
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kannadasan

1987: Death of Abdul Malek Ukil,Bangladeshi politician, born on October 1, 1925
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdul_Malek_Ukil

1998: Death of Hakim Mohammed Said, Pakistani scholar and philanthropist, born in 1920
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hakim_Said

2003: Eunuchs in the Indian State of Madhya Pradesh float the political party Jiti Jitayi Politics

2007: The Dalai Lama receives the United States Congressional Gold Medal
http://www.dalailama.com/messages/acceptance-speeches/congressional-gold-medal

2009: Pakistan’s military begin its campaign against the Taliban in South Waziristan, long-promised after a series of deadly attacks by Taliban fighters across the country
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/10/2009101755843246925.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8311927.stm

2011: Ninth Tibetan, a Nun, Immolates Herself in Anti-China Protest
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/18/world/asia/ninth-tibetan-a-nun-immolates-herself-in-anti-china-protest.html?_r=1&ref=asia

2014: India’s homemade subsonic cruise missile Nirbhay, capable of carrying a nuclear payload and considered similar to the US Tomahawk cruise missile, is test-fired for the second time from the missile testing center in the eastern state of Odisha
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/10/india-tests-first-domestic-cruise-missile-20141017104129418564.html