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On 24 May in South Asian history

ON 24 MAY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 24, 2019

1931: In India, Sister Teresa took her initial vows as a nun

1985: A cyclone devastates Bangladesh causing at least 10,000 dead and  250,000 homeless

2000: Death of Majrooh Sultanpuri, Indian poet and lyricist, born in 1919
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/24-may-2000-majrooh-sultanpuri-indian-poet-and-songwriter-died
ttp://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/majrooh-sultanpuri.html

 

2001: 15-year-old Sherpa Temba Tsheri becomes the youngest person to climb to the to of Mount Everest
http://www.everesthistory.com/youngest.htm
http://www.kidzworld.com/article/865-conquering-mount-Everest

Temba Tsheri Sherpa

2009: Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger rebels have admitted for the first time that their leader Velupillai Prabhakaran is dead
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8066129.stm

2010: Death of Tapen Chatterjee, Bengali actor from India, born in 1937
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/Goopy-Gynes-last-journey-From-this-world-to-the-next/articleshow/5970804.cms
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tapen_Chatterjee

Tapen Chatterjee

2012: More than 120 schoolgirls and three teachers are poisoned by the Taliban who are opposed to education of women and girls, using an unidentified toxic powder to contaminate the air in classrooms
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/05/201252451931671453.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/05/24/world/asia/afghanistan-girls-poisoned/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

2012: The US cut $33 million from the aid it sends Pakistan over the jailing of the doctor who helped the CIA hunt for Osama bin Laden, in a fresh blow to the battered relations between the two states.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/al-qaeda/9288705/US-cuts-33-million-in-aid-to-Pakistan-over-Osama-bin-Laden-doctor-sentence.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/05/201252503242437959.html

On 24 April in South Asian history

Jamini Roy

ON 24 APRIL IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 24, 2019

1311: General Malik Kafur returns to Delhi after campaign in South India
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malik_Kafur
http://www.tamiltribune.com/02/0202.html

1929: Birth of Dr. Rajkumar, Kannada language film actor/singer (India), who died on April 12, 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajkumar

1934: Birth of Jayakanthan, Indian journalist and author who died on April 8, 2015
http://www.veethi.com/india-people/jayakanthan-profile-2326-25.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jayakanthan

1955: End of the Bandung Conference. 29 non-aligned nations of Asia and Africa condemn colonialism, racism and the Cold War
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-bandung-conference-concludes
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675033815_Afro-Asian-Conference_Pandit-Nehru_delegates-from-different-nations_people-on-road
 

1959: Nehru meets the Dalai Lama, who a few weeks earlier has taken refuge in India
http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/2013/06/nehru-meets-dalai-lama-remarkable.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM3Ye3XqZHQ

1965: Incident between India and Pakistan in Kutch region

1972 : Death of Jamini Roy, Indian painter, born on April 11, 1972

Jamini Roy
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/jamini-roy-5309.php
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/jamini-roy.html
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Jamini+Roy&biw=1366&bih=605&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjA6cO7naXMAhUFWxoKHeLwD6gQ_AUIBigB
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgYSF4Ma7JQ

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

1993: The 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act comes into force, establishing Panchayati Raj system in India
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panchayat

2006: After 19 days of demonstrations in which at least 14 demonstrators have been killed, king of Nepal Gyanendra restore the parliament that he dissolved in May 2002

2011: Death of Sathya Sai Baba, Indian guru, spiritual figure, born on November 26, 1926
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sathya_Sai_Baba

http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/for-sai-baba-devotees-a-sunday-of-sorrow-101144

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

2013: A building collapses near Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing 1,129 people and injuring 2,500 others
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-22476774
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/23/world/asia/report-on-bangladesh-building-collapse-finds-widespread-blame.html?_r=0

2015: Leading Pakistani human rights activist Sabeen Mehmud is shot dead in Karachi in a drive-by shooting in Karachi after hosting a talk on allegations of torture in the province of Balochistan
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32452760
http://tribune.com.pk/story/875375/t2f-director-shot-dead-in-karachi/

 

Holidays and observances

Nepal: Democracy Day, commemorating the reinstitution of parliament in 2006