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On 26 April in South Asian history

ON 26 APRIL IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 26, 2019

1748: Death of Muhammad Shah, the last Mughal emperor since 1719, born on February 2, 1702
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_Shah
http://pakistanspace.tripod.com/khurram/msrangeela.htm

1920: Death of Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician, born on 22 December 1887
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/srinivasa-ramanujan.html

1932: Birth of Israr Ahmed, Pakistani Muslim religious scholar, who died on April 14, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israr_Ahmed



http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xd6hsw_dr-israr-ahmed_news

1953 : Birth of Moushumi Chatterjee, Indian film actress
http://www.rediff.com/movies/interview/moushumi-chatterjee-i-was-always-a-superstar/20150528.htm

1980: Students demonstrations in Kabul for four days. Dozens are killed

1987: Death of Shankar Singh Raghuwanshi, Indian composer and conductor, born on October 5, 1922
http://taranaa.com/Tarang/index.php?title=SJTribute
https://shankarjaikishan.wordpress.com/2009/01/27/death-of-a-legend-in-the-passing-away-of-shanker/
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/26-april-1987-shankar-raghuvanshi-indian-music-director-died

Shankar Singh Raghuvanshi

2009: Sri Lanka’s ruling coalition sweeps elections to the Western Provincial Council, that includes the capital Colombo. President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s United People Freedom Alliance (UPFA) secures 65 percent of the total votes cast. The United National Party (UNP) led by former prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe came second with 30 percent

2011: A senior al-Qaeda leader, NATO’s second most wanted fighter in the country, was killed in an airstrike in eastern Kunar province, bordering. Abu Hafs al-Najdi, also known as Abdul Ghani, a Saudi Arabian, was killed 12 days ago in Dangam district, an ISAF statement said
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/04/201142610015549290.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13193634

2011: Tens of thousands of civilians died in the final phase of Sri Lanka’s civil war – most of them killed in shelling by government forces, a UN panel says. In a report on possible war crimes in the last months of the war in 2009, the panel also says Tamil Tiger rebels used civilians as human shields
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13190576
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17848796

2013: Police in Bangladesh fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters during a mass rally by garment workers outside of the capital Dhaka on Friday, two days after a building collapse killed more than 300 people and left scores more unaccounted for.

http://www.france24.com/en/20130426-bangladesh-police-protestors-clash-mass-rally-building-collapse