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On 29 August in South Asian history

ON 29 AUGUST IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 29, 2019

1498: Vasco da Gama decides to depart Calicut (India) and return to Kingdom of Portugal

1612: In the Battle of Surat, India, the English fleet beats Portuguese
https://books.google.fr/books?id=bxsa3jtHoCEC&pg=PA15&lpg=PA15&dq=1612+Battle+of+Surat&source=bl&ots=Q_OOOhORr0&sig=EqTbW2DZhJWRRxv1uHC3Qq5tLdU&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi38amovuTOAhVIuhoKHUNjAckQ6AEIOTAD#v=onepage&q=1612%20Battle%20of%20Surat&f=false

1612-08-29 Battle of Surate

1959: Birth of Akkineni Nagarjuna, Indian Telugu actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akkineni_Nagarjuna
http://celebprofile.blogspot.com/2011/01/akkineni-nagarjun-telugu-actor-pictures.html

1976: Death of Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, musician, revolutionary and philosopher, born on May 24, 1899
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Kazi_Nazrul_Islam
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazi_Nazrul_Islam

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQYN1Y6Vs0M

2004: India test-launches a nuclear capable missile able to carry a one-ton warhead. The weapon has a range of 1,560 miles

2008: The major Buddhist Drepung Monastery in Tibet reopened  this week five months after being shut by the authorities during anti-government riots that rocked the region’s capital

 

Holidays and observances

India: Telugu Language Day