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On 25 December in South Asian history

ON 25 DECEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 25, 2018

1861: Birth of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, Indian founder of Banaras Hindu University, who died in 1946
http://www.bhu.ac.in/mahamana.htm
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/25th-december-1861-madan-mohan-malaviya-indian-educator-and-nationalist-was-born

1876: Birth of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the father of Pakistan independence who died on September 11, 1948


http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t_5FcVk4rU

1919: Birth of Naushad Ali, Indian composer and director who died on may 5, 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naushad
http://www.arabnews.com/naushad-ali-india%E2%80%99s-foremost-music-director

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Y2rCwNeXK4

1921: Birth of Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah Pakistani journalist and writer, who died on September 10, 2000
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaib-un-Nissa_Hamidullah

1924: birth of Shri Krishna Bihari Vajpayee, shortly Indian prime minister in 1996 and from March 19 1998 to Mai 13, 2004
http://www.bjp.org/leadership/shri-atal-bihari-vajpayee
http://www.nndb.com/people/448/000044316/

1927: Birth of Ram Narayan, Indian sarangi player
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram_Narayan

1936: Birth of Ismail Merchant, Indian-born film producer who died on May 25, 2005
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ismail_Merchant
http://www.merchantivory.com/ismail.html

1939: Birth of Akong Rinpoche, Tibetan-Chinese spiritual leader, killed on October 8, 2013
http://www.samye.org/arbio1.htm
http://www.buddhanet.net/masters/akong.htm

1944: Birth of Mani Kaul, Indian filmmaker who died on July 6, 2011
http://chaosmag.in/manikaul.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5jlQNa3VHY

1949: Birth of Nawaz Sharif, leader of the Muslim League and former Prime Minister of Pakistan
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P027
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6959782.stm

1968: 42 Dalits are burned alive in Kilavenmani village, Tamil Nadu, India, a retaliation for a campaign for higher wages by Dalit labourers

1972: Death of Rajaji (Rajagopalachari), India’s freedom fighter and first Indian Governor General after independence
http://www.liveindia.com/freedomfighters/crajagopalachari.html

1974: Birth of Nagma, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagma

1979: Soviet forces land in Kabul, the Afghan capital
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_war_in_Afghanistan

1994: Death of Giani Zail Singh, President of India (1982-1987), born on May 5, 1916
http://www.sikh-history.com/sikhhist/personalities/zail.html

2003: Second attempt to assassinate Pakistani President Musharraf causing a dozen of deads
http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2003/12/25/musharraf031225.html

2005: Sri Lankan Tamil MP Joseph Pararajasingham is shot dead as he attends midnight mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Batticaloa
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Pararajasingham

2008: China has detained 59 people in Tibet for spreading rumours and trying to stir up racial hatred and incite violence, state media reports. They are also accused of downloading “reactionary” songs from the internet for distribution within Tibet
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7799552.stm

2010: Pakistan — A suicide bomber, believed to be a woman, attacked a checkpoint in the northwestern tribal area on Saturday where people displaced by fighting were lining up for food. At least 43 people were killed and about 100 wounded,
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/26/world/asia/26pstan.html?_r=1&ref=asia

2015: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes a surprise stopover in Pakistan to meet his counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, the first time an Indian premier has visited the rival nation in over a decade
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2015-12-26/indian-pm-narendra-modi-makes-surprise-visit-to-pakistan-first-time-in-more-than-a-decade/1529930
http://www.dw.com/en/india-pm-narendra-modi-leaves-lahore-after-surprise-pakistan-visit/a-18942319
http://www.dawn.com/news/1228735/modi-arrives-in-lahore-on-surprise-visit

 

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