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On 20 January in South Asian history

ON 20 JANUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 20, 2019

1915: Birth of Ghulam Ishaq Khan, president of Pakistan (1988-1993) who died on October 27, 2006
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P022

1925: Birth of Jamiluddin Aali, Pakistani poet, essayist and columnist
http://pakistaniat.com/2009/04/24/jamiluddin-aali-hilal-e-imtiaz-pakistan/

1926: Birth of Qurratulain Hyder, Indian novelist who died on August 21, 2007
https://www.loc.gov/acq/ovop/delhi/salrp/hyder.html

1925: Birth of Jamiluddin Aali, Pakistani poet, essayist and columnist
http://pakistaniat.com/2009/04/24/jamiluddin-aali-hilal-e-imtiaz-pakistan/

1939: Birth of Nalin Chandra Wickramasinghe, Sri Lankan astronomer
http://www.buckingham.ac.uk/directory/professor-chandra-wickramasinghe/
http://esciencecentral.org/editor/Chandra_Wickramasinghe/

1940: Birth of Krishnam Raju, Indian actor and politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krishnam_Raju
http://www.idlebrain.com/news/2000march20/chitchat-krishnamraju.html
http://www.filmibeat.com/celebs/krishnam-raju/biography.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LylqqD5Khao

1949: Afro-Asian meeting in New-Delhi aimed to support the Republic of Indonesia

1969: East Pakistani police kill student activist Amanullah Asaduzzaman. The resulting outrage is in part responsible for the Bangladesh Liberation War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanullah_Asaduzzaman

Amanullah Asaduzzaman

1972: Pakistan launched its Nuclear weapons program few weeks after its defeat in Bangladesh Liberation War and Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.

1988: Death of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, Pashtun Nationalist and non-violent freedom fighter, born in 1889
http://www.liveindia.com/freedomfighters/KhanAbdul.html
http://www.kamat.com/database/biographies/khan_abdul_gaffar_khan.htm

1989: Death of Alamgir Kabir, Bangladeshi film director, born in December 1938
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alamgir_Kabir

2005: Death of Parveen Babi, Indian actress, born on April 9, 1949
http://www.sepiamutiny.com/sepia/archives/000968.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/20-january-2005-parveen-babi-indian-actress-died
http://hamaraphotos.com/parveen_babi_891.html

2012: France suspends its training programmes for Afghan troops after an Afghan army soldier opened fire in eastern part of the country, killing four French soldiers
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/01/201212085958596644.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/21/world/europe/sarkozy-weighs-afghan-withdrawal-after-4-french-troops-killed.html?_r=1&ref=asia
http://www.france24.com/en/20120120-france-suspends-afghan-military-mission-after-attack-troops-sarkozy

2012: The Bangladesh army has foiled a plan to bring down the government of Sheikh Hasina, the prime minister, according to a military spokesman. Around 16 former and active officers were involved in the plot
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/01/2012119105036344988.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16627852