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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Rumi, famous Muslim Sufi poet, was born.
9/30/1687 Aurangzeb acquired the famous Golconda fort near Hyderabad from the Qutub Shahi Sultan Tana Shah due to the treachery of his General Panni.
9/30/1881 Rajah Annamalai Chettiar, famous musician, social worker and Governor of the Imperial Bank of India, was born at Kanadukattam, Tamil Nadu.
9/30/1894 Rangnath Ramchandra Diwakar, Gandhian leader, was born.
9/30/1900 Mohommad Ali Chhagla, former central minister, was born.
9/30/1908 Ram Dhari Singh Dinkar, famous Hindi novelist, was born.
9/30/1916 Jagan Nath Bhardwaj, social worker and trade unionist, was born at Chartgarh, H.P.
9/30/1922 Bakhshish Singh Nijjar, great historian and author, was born at Domeli village (Punjab).
9/30/1943 Ramanand Chattopadhyay, famous author and journalist, died.
9/30/1961 Chandrakant Sitaram Pandit, occasional Indian cricket wicket-keeper (late 80's), was born in Bombay.
9/30/1963 The USSR openly louded Indian view on Kashmir issue. This was against Pakistan's motives.
9/30/1972 Pakistani troops shell into the Indian zone of Kashmir.
9/30/1981 Pakistan Commando soldiers release 66 hostages in Lahore from five Khalistan hijackers and activists of the Dal Khalsa International.
9/30/1989 INS Shalki, India's first indigenously built submarine, launched in Bombay.
9/30/1990 Former Dy PM Devilal submits his letter of resignation.
9/30/1992 Laurie Baker wins Rs. 25 lakh UN World Habitat award.
9/30/1996 Centre gives its consent to Tamil Nadu government's decision to rename Madras as Chennai.
9/30/1996 Dr. A.T. Ariyaratne, Sri Lankan social scientist, received the Gandhi Peace Prize 1996.
9/30/1996 PVN Rao, who was to appear in court in the Pathak cheating case, gets a reprieve
9/30/1996 Phase I assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.
9/30/1997 24th Stock Exchange of India set up at Trivandrum.
9/30/1997 At least 20 civilians were killed and over 30 injured in unprovoked firing by Pakistani troops on Kargil town in Jammu&Kashmir.
9/30/1997 Gen. V. P. Malik takes over from Gen. Shankar Roychowdhury as Chief of Army Staff.
9/30/1999 India successfully test-fired its multi-target surface-to-air missile 'Akash'.
9/30/1999 Hindi writer Prof. Prem Shankar and Tamil scholar Ashokamitran selected for K.K. Birla Foundation Fellowships in comparative Indian literature.
9/30/1999 A B Vajpayee, Prime Minister, calls upon the people at an election campaign in Lucknow to give him a five-year term.
9/30/2000 Gen. S. Padmanabhan takes over as the new Chief of the Army Staff from Gen. V. P. Malik.
9/30/2000 India's Priyanka Chopra (18) wins the Miss World beauty pageant.
9/30/2000 The Government appoints Dr. D.P.S. Seth as CMD of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.


Other Historical Dates and Events
11/6/1962National Defence Council established.
4/29/1998The Reserve Bank reduces the bank rate by one point from 10 per cent in its monetary and credit policy for the first half of 1998- 99.
4/14/1988Ashok Kumar, actor, recieved the Dada Saheb Phalke Award.
11/18/19371,100 prisoners freed after appeal by Gandhi, his first political act in year.
6/24/1885Tara Singh, freedom fighter and leader of Akali Dal Master, was born in the village Haryal, District Rawalpindi.
9/2/1970Parliament abolishes the privileges of 279 maharajahs in New Delhi.
5/6/2000Benoy Krishna Chowdhury (89), veteran freedom fighter and prominent CPI(M) leader, died at a Government Hospital in Calcutta.
6/12/1976Mahamahopadhyaya Pandit Gopinath Kaviraj, editor and master, died at Varanasi.
8/6/1920'Shakuntala' made by Oriental Film Mfg. Co. was released.
9/26/1996High Court rejected Rao's petition for anticipatory bail in Pathak cheating case.