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On 26 March in South Asian history

ON 26 MARCH IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 26, 2019

1552: Guru Amar Das becomes the third Sikh Guru, born in May  1479 who died in May 1574
http://www.sikhs.org/guru3.htm

1668: England takes control of Bombay
http://www.bl.uk/learning/histcitizen/trading/bombay/history.html

1907: Birth of of Mahadevi Varma, Indian poet, who died on September 11, 1987
http://www.poemhunter.com/mahadevi-varma/biography/
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/mahadevi-verma.html

Mahadevi Varma

1971: As Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is taken prisoner by the Pakistan army,  Major Ziaur Rahman proclaims independence of Bangladesh on behalf of Sheikh Mujib from Kalurghat radio station at Chittagong


http://archive.thedailystar.net/forum/2008/march/declaration.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mukti_Bahini

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clhlmknZu8g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqV7PiVJRb0&feature=related

1974: Gaura Devi leads a group of 27 women of Laata village, Henwalghati, Garhwal Himalayas, to form circles around trees to stop them being felled, thus sparking the Chipko Movement in India
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/26-march-1974-gaura-devi-led-a-group-of-women-in-the-chipko-movement
http://vivakermani.blogspot.fr/2013/06/remembering-gaura-devi.html

2006: Death of Anil Biswas, Indian communist politician, born in March 1944
http://www.frontline.in/static/html/fl2307/stories/20060421004611000.htm

2007: In Sri Lanka, for the first time, the Tamil separatist rebels (LTTE) use a plane in an attack against the military airbase of Colombo

2012: Death of Manik Godghate, Indian poet and educator, born on May 10, 1937
http://www.outlookindia.com/news/article/Marathi-Poet-Manik-Godghate-Dead/757272
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manik_Sitaram_Godghate

Manik Godghate

2013: Death of Sukumari, Indian actress, born on October 6, 1940
http://entertainment.oneindia.in/malayalam/news/2013/malayalam-actress-sukumari-died-cardiac-arrest-106303.html

 

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