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On 5 September in South Asian history

ON 5 SEPTEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 5, 2019

1842: During the First Afghan War, the British forces, lead by Nott reach Ghuznee and drive the Afghans out before pillaging the town in revenge for the massacre of the sepoy garrison and the ill-treatment of the British officers
http://britishbattles.com/first-afghan-war/kabul-1842.htm

1872: Birth of V. O. Chidambaram Pillai, Indian freedom fighter, who died on November 18, 1936
https://swarajyamag.com/culture/v-o-chidambaram-pillai-the-forgotten-patriot-

1888: Birth of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, philosopher, second President of India from May 13, 1962 to May 13, 1967, who died on April 17 1975
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/sarvepalli-radhakrishnan.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarvepalli_Radhakrishnan
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/5th-september-1888-dr.-sarvepalli-radhakrishnan-indias-second-president-is-born

1932: Birth of Damayanti Joshi, Indian classical dancer of Kathak style who died on September 19, 2004
http://www.indianetzone.com/12/damayanti_joshi_indian_dancer.htm
http://classicaldancers.weebly.com/damayanti-joshi.html

Damayanti Joshi

1956: Birth of Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Indian film director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vidhu_Vinod_Chopra
http://www.vinodchopra.com/

1986: The 16-hour siege on a Pan Am jet in Pakistan has come to a bloody end, with at least 17 people dead
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/5/newsid_4576000/4576765.stm

1990: Massacre of 158 Tamil civilians by Sri Lankan army at the Eastern University in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_University_massacre

1995: In Afghanistan, Taliban capture Herat city

1995: Death of Salil Chowdhury, Indian music composer, poet, writer and filmmaker, born on November 19, 1923
http://www.salilda.com/
http://www.raaga.com/channels/bengali/moviedetail.asp?mid=BC0000049
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salil_Chowdhury

1997: In Calcutta, death of Mother Teresa, Peace Nobel Prize, born on August 26, 1910

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/5/newsid_2499000/2499693.stm
http://www.ewtn.com/motherteresa/

2002: In Kandahar, Afghanistan, President Hamid Karzai is unhurt in an assassination attempt. Kandahar governor Gul Agha Sherzai is wounded in the Attack
http://www.foxnews.com/story/2002/09/05/karzai-survives-assassination-attempt.html

 

Holidays and observances

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

India: The birthdate of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan is celebrated as Teacher’s Day in India