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On 2 October in South Asian history

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Updated on October 2, 2019

1869: Birth of Mohandas Gandhi, Indian politician and spiritual leader (Father of India), assassinated on January 30, 1948

http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/2nd-october-1869-mahatma-gandhi-the-father-of-the-nation-is-born
https://www.biography.com/people/mahatma-gandhi-9305898
http://www.mkgandhi.org/main.htm

1904: Birth of Lal Bahadur Shastri (Indian 3rd Prime Minister (1964-1966), who died on January 11, 1966
http://www.liveindia.com/freedomfighters/LalBahadurShastri.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lal_Bahadur_Shastri

1906: Death of Ravi Varma, Indian painter, born April 29, 1948
http://www.cyberkerala.com/rajaravivarma/

Ravi Varma

1938: Birth of Wahid Murad (Waheed Murad), Pakistani film actor and director, who died on November 23, 1983
http://anisshakur.tripod.com/id31.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c059LrHxHPc

1950: Birth of Persis Khambatta, Indian model and actress, who died on August 18, 1998
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persis_Khambatta

1952: Birth of Wahed Wafa, Afghan singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wahed_Wafa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSecCEYD5lg

1974: Death of Nurul Amin, a prominent Bengali leader of Pakistan’s Muslim League, Prime Minister and vice-president, born on July 15, 1893
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P083

1975: Death of Kumaraswami Kamaraj, Indian politician, born on July 15, 1903
http://www.bookrags.com/biography/kumaraswami-kamaraj/

1980: Death of General John Lionel Kotelawala, third Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (1953-1956), born on 4 April 1897
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Kotelawala

1986: Sikhs attempt to assassinate Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/attempt-to-assassinate-prime-minister-rajiv-gandhi-exposes-chinks-in-his-security-armour/1/348942.html
http://articles.latimes.com/1986-10-08/news/mn-4827_1_indira-gandhi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pby8kpQcThk

1988: Pakistan’s Supreme Court orders free élections

2008: The US senate approves a landmark deal that re-establishes bilateral nuclear co-operation with India ending a 30-year ban on US nuclear trade
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2008/10/20081021212400686.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7647689.stm

2011: The killer of Afghan peace envoy Burhanuddin Rabbani was a Pakistani, a statement from Afghanistan’s presidential palace says
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/10/2011102152428178377.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/10/02/travel/afghanistan-pakistan-assassination/index.html?hpt=ias_c1

2012: One of India’s most prominent anti-corruption campaigners, Arvind Kejriwal, launches a new political party aiming to tap into a rich seam of public anger against the graft-tainted government
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/9581361/Indian-anti-corruption-party-launched.html
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20121002-375086.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-19796415

2014: A meeting of Nobel Peace Prize laureates, due to be held in Cape Town, is cancelled after South Africa refused the Dalai Lama a visa
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29467665 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/southafrica/11136795/Nobel-Peace-Summit-cancelled-after-Dalai-Lama-refused-visa.html

 

Holidays and observances

India: Gandhi’s birthday-related observances