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On 4 February in South Asian history

ON 4 FEBRUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 4, 2019

1891: Birth of Madabhushi Ananthasayanam Ayyangar, Speaker of Lok Sabha, who died on March 19, 1978
http://speakerloksabha.nic.in/former/ayyangar.asp
http://www.winentrance.com/general_knowledge/anathasayanam-ayyangar.html

1917: Birth of Agha Muhammad Yahya Khan, president of Pakistan (March 1969-December 1971) who died on August 10, 1980
http://presidentyahya.com/

1922: Birth of Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Indian Classical Singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhimsen_Joshi
http://www.kamat.com/indica/music/bhimsen_joshi.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_QZVQ-3EG8

1938 : Birth of Birju Maharaj, leading exponent of Kathak dance
http://www.culturalindia.net/indian-dance/dancers/pandit-birju-maharaj.html
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/birju-maharaj.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birju_Maharaj

 

1945: The British Indian Army and Imperial Japanese Army begin a series of battles known as the Battle of Pokoku and Irrawaddy River operations
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pokoku_and_Irrawaddy_River_operations

1948: Independence of Ceylan (later Sri Lanka) inside the British Commonwealth

1974: Death of of Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian scientist who with Einstein discovered the Bose-Einstein condensate, born on January 1, 1894
http://www.biography.com/people/satyendra-nath-bose-20965455
http://www.thenational.ae/news/world/south-asia/satyendra-nath-bose-forgotten-genius-of-the-higgs-boson

1974: Birth of Urmila Matondkar, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urmila_Matondkar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzmQaEMD7Ps

1978: Junius Richard Jayewardene is elected Sri Lanka president (up to January 2, 1989
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junius_Richard_Jayewardene

1987: Assassination of Meena Keshwar Kamal, Afghan feminist and founder of RAWA, born on February 27, 1956
http://www.onthisdeity.com/4th-february-1987-%E2%80%93-the-murder-of-meena-keshwar-kamal/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meena_Keshwar_Kamal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolutionary_Association_of_the_Women_of_Afghanistan

1987: India and Pakistan sign an agreement to reduce tension on their border

1990: Birth of Haruka Tomatsu, Japanese voice actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haruka_Tomatsu

1998: An earthquake in northeast Afghanistan kills more than 5,000
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/4/newsid_2534000/2534279.stm

2002 : Bhagwan Dada, Indian film actor and director, passed away http://www.thehindu.com/2002/02/05/stories/2002020503130500.htm
http://www.sify.com/movies/bollywood/profile.php?id=110714770&cid=2399

2003: The Bengali Hindus declares the independence of the Republic of Bangabhumi from Bangladesh
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata-/Hindu-republic-born-in-Bangladesh/articleshow/36407847.cms?referral=PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangabhumi

2004: New Delhi High Court quashed bribery charges in Bofors case
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/4-february-2004-delhi-high-court-quashed-bribery-charges-in-bofors-case

2004: The father of Pakistan nuclear bomb, Abdul Qadeer Khan explains to the nation that he is the only responsible for the selling of nuclear secrets to others countries. He is immediately pardoned by general Musharraf
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3343621.stm

2010: A Pakistani neuroscientist, Aafia Siddiqui, is convicted of trying to kill American military officers while she was in custody in Afghanistan. Thousands demonstrate in Pakistan
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/04/nyregion/04siddiqui.html?ref=asia
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2010/02/201024102050255189.html

2017 : Death of Pakistani writer Bano Qudsia
https://nation.com.pk/05-Feb-2017/legendary-urdu-writer-bano-qudsia-dies
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bano_Qudsia

 

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