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On 1st May in South Asian history

ON 1 MAY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 1, 2018

1919: Birth of Manna Dey, Indian singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manna_Dey

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6wnwwOJJVw

1925: Birth of Sardar Fazlul Karim, Bangladeshi scholar and philosopher
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sardar_Fazlul_Karim
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7393186.Sardar_Fazlul_Karim

Sardar Fazlul Karim

1944: Birth of Suresh Kalmadi, Indian politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suresh_Kalmadi
http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/who-is-suresh-kalmadi-74616

1960: Formation of western Indian states of Maharashtra and Gurajat
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/1-may-1960-the-state-of-maharashtra-was-formed

1971: Birth of Ajith Kumar, Indian film actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajith_Kumar

1978: In Afghanistan, Nur Mohammed Taraki becomes president after the 27 April coup
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Nur-Mohammad-Taraki

1988: Birth of Anushka Sharma, Indian actress and model

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3087728/
http://www.filmyfolks.com/celebrity/bollywood/anushka-sharma.php

1993: Sri Lankan President Ranasinghe Premadasa is murdered by LTTE
https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-premadasa-assassination/
http://www.upi.com/Archives/1993/05/01/Sri-Lankan-president-killedin-bomb-attack/9910736228800/
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3722.html

1993: Dingiri Banda Wijetunga becomes president of Sri Lanka automatically after the killing of R Premadasa in LTTE bomb explosion
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/sri-lanka/wijetunga.htm

2002: Death of Ebrahim Al-Arrayedh, Indian poet and author, born on March 2, 1908
http://intlhistory.blogspot.fr/2013/05/ebrahim-al-arrayedh-life-of-bahraini.html

2009: The Sri Lanka’s government admits carrying out air raids in the so-called no-fire zone in the country’s northeast, where the army is battling Tamil Tiger fighters
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/05/20095141557222873.html

2009: Nepal’s army chief is fired by the ruling Maoists in a row over the integration of their former fighters into the armed forces
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8031302.stm

2011: About 400 supporters of the former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom gather in Male, demanding the resignation of incumbent President Mohamed Nasheed over Maldive’s recent currency depreciation and worsening economy
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13252906
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/05/2011516445329768.html

 

Holidays and observances

Maharashtra Day and Gujarat Day in the Indian states of Maharashtra and Gujarat respectively to commemorate the formation of the two states.