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List of Important Historical Places in India from Alphabet T – Z

This article provides information on Important Historical Places in India along with detailed information about those important historical places of India.

Taj Mahal (Agra, Uttar Pradesh): Erected by Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz. It has been estimated that the cost of it was about Rs. 3 crores at that time. It is tear drop on the cheek of eternity. It was designed by Shiraz (Iranian Architect). Over 20,000 men were employed for its construction for over twenty years. The environmentalists fear that the beauty of the Taj would be marred, with the Mathura Oil Refinery going into full operation.
Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh): It has a monastery of the Mahayana sect of Buddhists built in 17th century. Still it is the centre of religious life and rituals in the region. It is a treasure home of old scriptures, priceless images and painted tapestries.
Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu): Popularly known as granary of South India. It was once the capital of the Cholas. Famous for Brihadeeswara temple, a Hindu temple. It was built by Rajaraja, the great.
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala): The Capital City of Kerala State. Padmanabha Temple is here.
Thumba (Kerala): India’s first rocket launching station.
Thiru Alangadu (Tamil Nadu): Thirty seven miles from Chennai to the west and very near to Arakonam is the holy place of Thiru Alangadu connected with Karaikkal Ammayar and the cosmic dancer Lord Nataraja.
Thiruvalam (Tamil Nadu): Capital of ‘Banars’ during the early Pallava period is famous for Saivite temple with the Nandi not facing the deity but in the opposite direction.
Thekkady (Tamil Nadu): The central spot of the Periar wildlife sanctuary is in between Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
The Mysore Palace (Karnataka): Built in 1897, it was the residence of the Ex-ruler of Mysore state is an imposing structure. It is a good example for the Hoysala art and architectures.
Tiruchi (Tamil Nadu): It is an Educational Centre in Tamil Nadu. Bharat Heavy Electricals limited is established here.
Tiruparankundram (Tamil Nadu): A cave temple near Madurai is one of the famous shrines of Lord Muruga.
Tirunelveli (Tamil Nadu): A famous early Chola Vaishnavaite shrine housing a huge stucco image of Varaha holding Bhudevi near Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu.
Tipu’s Fort (Karnataka): The fort is built of mud by kempegowda in 1537; it was rebuilt in stone in 1761 by Hyder Ali. Inside the fort walls is Tipu Sultan’s wooden palace with enough elaborate paint work surviving on the walls, niches, and railing columns to give an idea of its former glory.
Triveni (Uttar Pradesh): Here meet the rivers Ganges, the Yamuna and the mythical Saraswathi. Kumba Mela is celebrated here once in 12 years when the Sun is in Aquarius facing Jupiter in the zodiac sign Leo.
Trithamukh (Tripura): It is a popular pilgrim centre for the Tribal people of Tripura. Thousands of people assemble here in January-February during the festival called Uttarayana Sankranti and have a holy bath in the river Gomati.
Tripolia Gate (Rajasthan): A gate with eight carved marble crunches under which the ruler was weighed on his birth day against money of equal weight distributed to the poor. The city was found in 1567 by Maharana, Udai Singh.
Udaipur (Rajasthan): Popularly known as city of lakes. Pichola lake is a famous one.
Udipi (Karnataka): This is the seat of Dvaita system of Hindu Philosophy propounded by Sri Madhva Changa. The beautiful Sri Krishna temple is very famous Hindu pilgrimage centre.
Udayagiri-Khandagiri Caves (Orissa): These two hills are little far away from Bhubaneswar. This was a seat of a Jain saint who lived 2000 years ago. ‘Rani Gumpha’ and ‘Hathi Gumpha’ are the most famous; consist of the rock cut inscription in India which records chronologically the deeds of king Kharavela.
Uttiramerur (Tamil Nadu): A city near Chingleput boasts of Sundara-varadaperumal temple of the period of Dandivarma Pallava is of complex design.
Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh): Mahakaleeswar Temple is sacred for the Hindus.
Vaishali (Bihar): Vaishali has withnessed the major parts of Gautama Buddha’s life. He gave his last message to his disciples at Kolhua village in the suburbs of Vaishali. On the eve of Buddha’s death centenary, the 2nd Buddhist council was held here. The 24th Jain Tirthankar Vardhaman Mahavir was born at Kundagram in the suburbs of Vaishali in 599 BC.
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh): ‘The Eternal City’ is an important pilgrimage of the Hindus. Lord Viswanatha’s temple is here. It was a learning place for over 2000 years. Kashi and Benaras are the other two names of Varanasi which means the city between two rivers – Varanama and Asi. It is the seat of Banaras Hindu University. Aurangzeb’s Mosque is here.
Vedanthangal (Tamil Nadu): A bird sanctuary in the swamps of Madurantakam lake.
Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh): It is a natural and protected harbor on the eastern coast in Andhra Pradesh. A shipbuilding yard in located here.
Vivekananda Rock (Tamil Nadu): Mandapam of Vivekananda is in Cape Comerin.
Victoria Memorial (Kolkata): Magnificent building having an art gallery depicting the history of the British rule in India. It was erected by voluntary collections in the memory of Queen Victoria. A well laid out garden adds to the beauty.
Wardha (Maharashtra): It is a cotton producing centre in Maharashtra. It is on Chennai-Delhi rail route. Mahatma Gandhi was imprisoned here.
Warrangal (Andhra Pradesh): It has historical evidence about on the seat of the Kakatiya rulers. Its chief tourist attraction is the thousand pillared temple at Hanam-Konda built by King Rudra Deva in 12th century.
Yamunotri (Uttarakhand): It is the source of the Yamuna River. It emerges from the frozen lake of ice and glaciers on the Kalinga Parvat. There is a temple of the goddess Yamunotri on the left banks of the river. Below the temple there are many hot springs where the water emerges at boiling point.
Yarcaud (Tamil Nadu): It is a hill station 8 km away from Salem at an altitude of 5000 ft. It is a part of Servarayan hills.
Zojila (Jammu & Kashmir): It is a pass on the way from Srinagar to Leh.

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Posted by on June 21, 2011 in Indian History

 

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List of Important Historical Places in India from Alphabet L – S

This article provides information on Important Historical Places in India along with detailed information about those important historical places of India.

Leh (Ladakh): Capital of Ladakh; once a caravan centre of central Asia.
Lothal (Gujrat): Oil wells in Cambay Basin.
Madurai (Tamil Nadu): Famous Meenakshi Temple dedicated to Lord Siva is located here.
Mahabaleshwar (Maharashtra): Hill station in Maharashtra is situated at a height of 4500 ft. in the Western Ghats.
Mahabalipuram (Tamil Nahu): Famous for the monumental architecture of Pallavas. An atomic power station is located near at Kalpakkam.
Mahabodhi Temple (Bihar): It is a Buddha temple with the Jataka stories engraved on the walls. The famous Magadha University exists beside the temple.
Mahrangarh Fort (Rajasthan): Five km away from the centre town of Jodhpur. Commissioned by Roa Jodh in 1959, this fortran eyrie is a master piece of medieval defence.
Mandore (Rajasthan): The ancient capital of the Rathore Marwars, the Rajputs of Rajasthan.
Meerut (Uttar Pradesh): This was the first place where the 1857 Mutiny first broke out. The Suraj Khund is the most interesting temple and there is a Moghul Mausoleum, near the old Shapir Gate.
Mirzapur (Uttar Pradesh): Place of Ram Ganga, famous for cutlery, brassware and mangoes.
Mukteshwar (Uttar Pradesh): Veterinary Research Institute is located here.
Murad (Maharashtra): Seaside holiday resort of Maharashtra.
Mathura (Uttar Pradesh): It is a holy city and birth place of Lord Krishna.
Meenakshi temple (Tamil Nadu): Famous Hindu temple in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. It is remarkable for its most picturesque 850 ft. high temple with its magnificent Gopurams. One of its principal structures is the hall of thousand pillars in which a group of figures are cerved out of a single stone.
Mussoorie (Uttarakhand): A hilly resort has good rock climbing and mountaineering assets and has good fishing spots.
Mumbai (Maharashtra): Called the gateway of India is the second biggest city and port in India. It is the capital of Maharashtra state. The Prince of Wales Museum, Aarey Milk Colony, film capital of the country, Centre of oil industry and Petrochemicals, etc. are noteworthy.
Nagpur (Maharashtra): Former capital of Madhya Pradesh now in Maharashtra. Famous for textiles and oranges.
Nagercoil (Tamil Nadu): There is a temple of snakes or Nagaraja-snake god. The temple is filled with images of snakes and the Dvarapalakas are the snakes guarding the temple.
Nagarjuna Konda-Sagar (Andhra Pradesh): The reservoir is named after Buddhist Phillosopher Acharya Nagarjuna who propounded the Madhyamik school of Mahayana Buddhism.
Naharkhatia (Assam): Place near Digboi in Assam where oil has been struck.
Nainital (Uttarakhand): This lake dotted area of the Kumaon Hills, was the summer capital of Uttar Pradesh. The legend believed is that Goddess Shakti lost her eyes when Lord Shiva was curling her and the spot, where the eyes fell became a lake called ‘naina’ (eyes) Tal (lake) was thus given its name.
Nalanda (Bihar): Here was the famous University and Educational centre of ancient’s times. The Chinese traveler Hieun Tsang visited India in 7th century had mentioned about this University.
Narsobachiwadi (Maharashtra): It is a prominent pilgrimage of Lord Shree Dattatreya, situated near the confluence Krishna and the Panchaganga Rivers.
Nasik (Maharashtra): Site of Security Printing Press in Maharashtra.
Nilgiris (Tamil Nadu): The Blue Mountains of Tamil Nadu. Famous for tea plantation.
Nilokheri (Haryana): Place in Haryana, famous community development project of Dr. S. K. Dey.
Pataliputra (Bihar): Ancient name or Patna, capital of Bihar State. Famous for Ashoka edicts inscribed on rocks and pillars.
Palitana (Gujarat): Famous for its holy hills.
Pali (Sudhagad, Maharashtra): One of the most sacred places known for the temple of Vithoba, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, it is also called Dhakshina Kashi, a pilgrim centre.
Panipati (Haryana): Historical place in Haryana, famous for the three battles in 1526, 1556 and 1761.
Pawapur (Bihar): It is one of the holiest of Jain Pilgrim places. The Jal Mandir (water temple) in Kamal Sarover (Lotus pool) is most sacred. The big lake filled with lotus is a charming place and the white marble temple stands in the middle.
Planetarium, Birla (Kolkata): It is a dome-shaped building where the exact panorama of the sky is depicted, and the position of various constellations is clearly shown. The second planetarium in India has been set up in Mumbai. The third planetarium was opened in New Delhi in 1984.
Plassey (West Bengal): A village in West Bengal, famous for the Battle of Plassey where Clive beat Siraj-ud-Daulah.
Puducherry : A Union Territory – formerly under French possession. Famous for Aurobindo Ashram and ‘Auroville’ International Township, built in the name of Aurobindo.
Ponpadirkootam (Tamil Nadu): A village in Chingleput where a unique four hand Rama in gold is a feast for our eyes.
Port Blair (Andaman): Capital of Andaman & Nicobar islands.
Porbandar (Gujarat): The Birth Place of Mahatma Gandhi. It is identified with Sudamapur of the epic times and we can still see the old temple of Sudama, a friend of Lord Krishna.
Pune (Maharashtra): Pune, capital of Maratha Empire during Shivaji’s rule, had turned to be an educational and cultural centre.
Puri (Orissa): Summer capital of Orissa famous for Jagannath Temple.
Pusa (West Bengal): Famous for agricultural station.
Qutub Minar (New Delhi): The tallest minaret in the world (990 ft. high) completed by Sultan Iltutmish in 1232 A. D.
Rajghat (New Delhi): famous for the Samadhi of Mahtama Gandhi on the banks of the river Yamuna.
Rajgir (Bihar): Rajgir was called Rajgriha or King’s home in olden days. Ajatashatru named it Giribraja. It was Jarasandha’s capital. Vardhaman Mahavir, who preached the Jain Religion and spent 14 years of his active life here, Mahaveer called his first Dharma Sabha or religious assembly on Bipul Parbat here.
Rashtrapati Bhavan (New Delhi): The official residence of the President of India in Delhi, built by the British architect Edwin Lutyens.
Ratnagiri (Maharashtra): British place of Lokmanya Tilak. It has a minor port Bhagvati and a fort belonging to the 15th century.
Rameshwaram (Tamil Nadu): A pilgirimage spot in South India as equal to that of Benaras. There is the temple of Lord shiva.
Red Fort (Delhi): It is a fort built of red stone by Shah Jahan in Delhi on the Banks of the river Yamuna. It consists of Diwan-i-Am, diwan-i-Khas and other wonderful crations. In 2007, UNESCO announced the Red Fort as one of the Heritage site in India.
Rishikesh (Uttarakhand): It is a Hindu pilgrim centre. Rishikhesh is the starting point for treks to Himalayan pilgirimage centre like Badrinath, Kedarnath and Gangotri.
Rourkela (Orissa): Rourkela is the first steel plant of India envisaged in the public sector and has been in operation since February 1959 which has set in a new era in the Steel Industry of India.
Salar Jung Museum (Andhra Pradesh): It is the personnel collection of Mir Yusuf Ali Khan, better known as Salar Jung who had devoted his wealth and leisure to gather out treasures from every walk of life.
Sambhar (Rajasthan): It is a salt lake in Rajasthan. Only lake of its kind in India.
Sanganer (Rajasthan): It is the centre of hand block printing and handmade paper industry.
Sabarmati (Guajarat): It is a place in Gujarat where Gandhiji established a Harijan Ashram. It is also the name of a river in Gujarat.
Sathanur Dam (Tamil Nadu): 22 miles from Tiruvannamalai a vast forest has been turned into a huge reservoir and a dam is a tourist spot.
Satara (Maharashtra): It is a glorious historical city, was capital of Shivaji’s empire in 1699.
Sanchi (Madhya Pradesh): Famous Buddhist stupa;, the diameter of which is 108 ft. was built in ancient times. It is the largest stupa in India.
Sarnath (Madhya Pradesh): It is a Buddhist pilgrim centre. In the Deer Park, Buddha-delivered his first sermon. Famous Ashoka Pillar is located here.
Srirangapattanam (Karnataka): It was the capital of Tipu Sultan during his time. The third mysore war was fought here and Tipu died in the battle in 1799 A.D.
Sevagram (Maharashtra): It is near Wardha in Maharashtra State. It is well-known for Gandhiji’s Ashram where Gandhi lived and worked for many years.
Shantiniketan (West Bengal): About 90 miles from Calcutta, seat of the famous Viswa Bharati University founded by poet Rabindernath Tagore. It is now a Central University.
Shanti Van or Shanti Ghat (Delhi): The place where Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru was crematd on 28th May, 1964 on the banks of Yamuna about 300 hards from Rajghat, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri has been cremated by the side of Shanti Van. Mrs. Indira Gandhi was cremated close to Shanti Van on November 3, 1984. This site is called ‘Shakti Sthal’.
Shivneri (Maharashtra): It is the birth place of Chatrapati Shivaji. The hill has about 50 Buddhist caves bearing inscription of various donors.
Sholapur (Maharashtra): ‘Sholapur Chaddan’s are the very famous bed-sheets. Handloom and power loom industry is flourishing in this town. Near the city a fort built by Hasan Gangu who was the founder of the Bahaman dynasty stands erect.
Shree Kshetra Audumbar (Maharashtra): An important pilgrim place in Sangli district, Audumbar is famous for the temple of Shree Dattatreya. There is well-known “Brahmanand Swami Math”.
Sasaram (Bihar): It is known for Shere Shah’s Tomb. Sher Shah was the famous Afghan king who drove away Humayun.
Shivapur (Madhya Pradesh): It is well-known for its national park in Madhya Pradesh.
Sibsagar (Assam): 56 km from Jorhat is most interesting historical city. It was the capital of Ahom Kings who ruled Assam for 600 years. The Shiva temple called the “Shivadol” is said to be the tallest Shiva Temple in India.
Sikandra (Uttar Pradesh): Situated near Agra, Akbar’s tomb stands here. It was commenced by Akbar and completed by his son Jahangir, after 14 year at a cost of Rs. 15 Lakhs.
Singareni (Andhra Pradesh): It is well-known for coal mines in Andhra Pradesh.
Sindri (JharKhand): The largest fertilizer factory in India and the whole of Asia is in Sindri, 77 km from Maithan. It is built on Ultra-modern lines and manufacturing ammonium sulphate fertilizer since 1956. The factory can be visited with prior permission.
Somnath (Gujarat): It is historically famous for the temple which was destroyed by Mohammed of Ghazni in 1025 A. D.
Somnath Patan (Gujarat): Wedged in between the two hills of Chadragiri and Indragiri, which rise abruptly from flat plains, Sravanabelagola 100 kms from Mysore is famous for Jain colossus (17 m height) Gomateswara which is said to be the tallest and most graceful monolithic statues in the world, erected in 10th century A.D.
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh): India’s Satellite launching station is located here. It is on the Andhra coast, in Nellore District.
Sriperumbudur (Tamil Nadu): Birth Place of Sri Ramanuja, the propounder of Vishistadvaita. It was here Rajiv Gandhi; former Prime Minister of India was assassinated.
Srirangam (near Trichy, Tamil Nadu): The largest temple in South India dedicated to Lord Ranganath (Vishnu).
Sundarbans (West Bangal): It is the largest delta in India, housing rich forests.
Surat (Guajarat): It is popularly known as “Gate of Mecca”. The English got trading rights from the Mughal in 1612. Most of the population is engaged in diamond cutting and polishing gold and silver. Surat is equally known for its distinctive cuisine.

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Posted by on June 21, 2011 in Indian History

 

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List of Important Historical Places in India from Alphabet E – K

This article provides information on Important Historical Places in India along with detailed information about those important historical places of India.

Eagle’s Nest: It is the name given to the historic fort at Rajgarh in the Kolaba district of Maharashtra where, 3000 years ago, Chhatarpati Shivaji, the great warrior-statesman, was crowned.
Elephanta Caves (Maharashtra): Situated in an island 15 miles from Mumbai famous for the statues of Shiva and Parvati. The most striking statue of Trimurti, Shiva in three moods as the Creator, the Destroyer and the Preserver.
Ellora and Ajanta (Maharashtra): It is in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra State. The Buddhist cave temples richly ornamented with sculpture and carved with paintings of exceptional skill attract many tourists.
Ernakulam (Kerala): The back-waters in Ernakulam are a tourist attraction. The Central Institute of Fisheries Technology is situated here.
Faridabad (Haryana): It is an industrial township situated at about 18 miles from Delhi.
Fatehpur Sikri (Uttar Pradesh): It was once the capital of the Mughal Empire. This city was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569. It is now in a deserted condition.
Ferozabad (Uttar Pradesh): Noted for glass bangle industry.
Gateway of India (Mumbai): It is in Mumbai harbor erected in 1911 on King George V’s visit to India.
Gangotri (Uttarakhand): This is the source of the holy Ganges. The tiny village has the temple of the Goddess Ganga on the banks of the Bhagirathi River, which eventually becomes the holy Ganges.
Gaumuka (Uttarakhand): Guamukh the actual source of the river is at the base of the Bhagirathi peaks. The glaciers of Gangotri which is 24 km long, ends at Gaumukh where the Bhagirathi river finally appers.
Gazipur (U.P.): Known for the government opium factory.
Gaya (Bihar): It is the place where Lord Buddha got enlightenment. It is a pilgrimage centre not only for the Buddhists but also for the Hindus. Hindus from all over the country come here to make offerings and pray for the salvation of their ancestors.
Gilgit (Kashmir): It is now under the illegal occupation of Pakistan. Ii is of great strategic importance.
Golconda (Hyderabad): It is an ancient city of India situated about 7 miles west of Hyderabad. Formerly there was a diamond mine.
Golconda Fort (Andhra Pradesh): The historical fort is well praised in the literature, prose and poetry. Golconda was the capital of Qutub Shahi Sultans who ruled Deccan from 1518 to 1687 A.D.
Golden Temple (Punjab): It is a sacred place of the Sikhs in Amritsar.
Gol Gumbaz (Karnataka): It is the biggest dome in India.
Gomateswara (Karnataka): This is a 2,000 year old and very high statue of a Jain sage, carved out of a single stone.
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh): The famous temple of Gorakhpur is here which specializes in publishing Hindu religious literature.
Guntur (Andhra Pradesh): It is a centre of cotton and tobacco production in Andhra Pradesh.
Gulbarga (Karnataka): It was the capital of Bahmani Kingdom. Its fort is a remarkable building with 15 towers, within the fort is a large mosque built on the model of the famous mosques of Cordoba in Spain.
Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh): Situated in M.P. is famous for Rani Lakshmi Bai’s Chaatri and Tansen’s tomb.
Haldighat (Uttar Pradesh): A famous mountain passes where rana Pratap fought Mughal forces led by Man Singh and Asaf Khan.
Hampi (Karnataka): In Karnataka State is the location of ruins of Vijaynagar. The capital of famous Vijaynagar Empire.
Hardwar (UttaraKhand): It is at the base of the Siwalik Hills, where the Ganges River coming down from the Himalayas passes and enters the plains. The Daksha Mahadev Temple, 4 km downstreams in Hardwar is the most important temple.
Hirakud (Orissa): Twenty six kilometers from one end to the other on the river Mahanadi is Hirakud the longest mainstream dam in the world.
Howrah Bridge (Kolkata): A cantilever spans bridge over river Hoogly connecting Howrah and Kolkata.
Hyderabad-Secunderabad: Twin city capital of Andhra Pradesh. It is on the banks of the river ‘Musi’ and famous for Salarjung museum- one of the best in Asia. It is also a famous communication centre in India as it is centrally situated. Charminar built in 1591 is located here.
Imphal (Manipur): Situated in the north-east frontier, is the capital of Manipur state on the border of India ans Myanmar (Burmah). Famous for handloom industry and the Manipuri dance.
Ita Nagar (Arunachal Pradesh): The capital of Arunachal Pradesh is a tropical forest region in the foothills surrounded with wild mountain stream and placid lakes with abundant opportunities for river rafting, boating and trekking.
India Gate (New Delhi): A memorial in New Delhi facing the Rashtrapathi Bhavan.
Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh): Standing on the river Narmada, Jabalpur is a city in Madhya Pradesh famous for Marble Rocks and Dhunva Dhar waterfalls.
Jadugoda: In Bihar is famous for Uranium Ore Mill.
Jagdish Temple: It is a fine Indo-Aryan temple built by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1651. A blackstone image of Lord Vishnu as Lord Jagdish is found here.
Jaipur (Rajasthan): A historically important place and is famous for its handicrafts. Maharaja Jai Singh Observatory and Hawa Mahal are situated here. It is the capital of Rajasthan or called rose-pink city, a huge historic fort (Amber) is situated here. The city was founded by astrologer Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II.
Jaisalmer (Rajasthan): The remote fortress city on the edge of Rajasthan’s Thar Desert. It is 287 km from Jodhpur.
Jakrem (Tripura): It is 64 km from shilling and is known for its hot spring which is said to possess curative qualities.
Jalandhar (Punjab): Situated in Punjab is the centre for surgical and sports goods industry.
Jallianwala Bagh (Amritsar, Punjab): It was the scene of Indiscriminal shooting by General Dyer on 13th April 1919, when a meeting was being held. A Martyr’s memorial has been erected to commemorate those killed in the firing.
Jama Masjid (Hyderabad, AP): The Masjid lies near the North-east point of the building of Charminar, built by Sultan Mohammed Qutub Shah the fifth King of the Qutub Shahi dynasty in 1594.
Jamshedpur (Jharkhand): Centre of iron and steel industry. Tata Iron and Steel Factory is located here.
Jantar Mantar (Delhi): Site of the famous observatory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh built in 1899 is found in Rajasthan.
Jealgora: In Bihar is known for Central Fuel Research Institute.
Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh): A key railway junction in Uttar Pradesh. It is noted for the played by Queen Rani Lakshmi Bai of Jhansi in the War of Independence in 1857.
Jharia: In Bihar is famous for coal-mining.
Jog Falls (or) Gersoppa Falls (Karnataka): Formed by river Sharavati, falls through a height of 830 ft.
Juma Masjid, Mandu: Is in Madhya Pradesh. It depicts a synthesis of Hindu and Muslim styles in architecture.
Junagadh (Gujarat): Located below Girnar Hill in Gujarat State is an ancient city in India. Gir Forest, a wildlife sanctuary famous for its lions is located here.
Kailasha Temple (Maharashtra): A rock-cut temple in Ellora caves.
Kalpakkam: Near Chennai in Tamil Nadu is known for Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS).
Kanchi or Conjeevaram (Tamil Nadu): This was the famous capital of Pallavas and is situated near Channai. Famous ancient temples here are well-known for its architecture.
Kandala (Maharashtra): It is a popular mountain resort in Maharashtra. Nestling in the Western Ghats it is an ideal resort for a peaceful holiday.
Kandla (Guajarat): The Kandla port is the main gateway for the trade of north-west India.
Kanheri (Mumbai): Situated near Mumbai, the famous spot of the ancient Buddhist caves of 1st Century A.D.
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh): An industrial city of U.P. famous for its sugar, cotton, woolen, soap, iron, leather, tent and hosiery industries situated on the banks of the Ganga.
Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu): The southernmost tip of India where the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean meet. The sun-rising and sun-setting are picturesque scenes. Vevekananda rock memorial has also been constructed now. On the rock called Sripadaparai, a mammoth 133 ft. statue of the unmatched Poet-Saint thiruvalluvar was unveiled on 1 January 2000.
Kapilavastu (Bihar): Ancient kingdom in north India connected with Lord Buddha.
Kasauli (Himachal Pradesh): A hill station in Himachal Pradesh where the famous Pasteur Institute is located.
Kaveripumpattinam (Tamil Nadu): The place where the river Cauvery mingles with the ocean. Two great epics of Tamil literature Manimegalai and Silappadhikaram vividly portray life scenes of this place during Chola and Pandya period.
Kaziranga (Assam): In Assam is the sanctuary of the Indian one-horned rhinos.
Kedarnath (Uttarakhand): The temple of Lord Kedar (Shiva), surrounded by snow-capped peaks in one of the Hindu pilgrimage centres.
Khadakvasla (Pune): Near Pune. National Defence Academy is situated here.
Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh): Famous for its temples and erotic sculpture.
Khindsey Talao (Mumbai): This beautiful lake is set like a gem in the green expanse at the foot of the Ramtek hill.
Kodaikanal (Tamil Nadu): A hill station in Tamil Nadu situated near Madurai.
Koderma (Bihar): In Bihar famous for mica mines.
Kolar (Karnataka): It is known for its gold fields.
Kolhapur (Maharashtra): Kolhapur posses’ historical as well as mythological importance. It is known as Dakshin Kashi on account of its deity Mahalakshmi or Ambabai built by Chalukya King Karnadev in 634 AD. Kolhapur was the capital of Chatrapati Shivaji in 1708.
Kolkata (West Bengal): It is known as the commercial capital of India. It has a port of heavy traffic. Dum Dum airport, National Library,Diamond harbor, Victoria Memorial are well-known.
Konark (Orissa): Town, north of Puri is famous for black pagodas and Sun Temple.
Koyna (Maharashtra): Hydroelectri project in Maharashtra, supplies power to Mumbai and Pune. The place was hit by earthquake in December 1967.
Kundanpur (Bihar): The birth place of the 24th Jain Tirthankar Mahaveer is well-known as a pilgrim centre.
Kurukshetra (Haryana): The town near Ambala. Here the great battle Mahabharatha took pl

Important Places in India – Historical Places to visit in India : Part 2

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This article provides information on Important Historical Places in India along with detailed information about those important historical places of India. List of Important Historical Places in India from Alphabet E – K
Eagle’s Nest: It is the name given to the historic fort at Rajgarh in the Kolaba district of Maharashtra where, 3000 years ago, Chhatarpati Shivaji, the great warrior-statesman, was crowned.
Elephanta Caves (Maharashtra): Situated in an island 15 miles from Mumbai famous for the statues of Shiva and Parvati. The most striking statue of Trimurti, Shiva in three moods as the Creator, the Destroyer and the Preserver.
Ellora and Ajanta (Maharashtra): It is in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra State. The Buddhist cave temples richly ornamented with sculpture and carved with paintings of exceptional skill attract many tourists.
Ernakulam (Kerala): The back-waters in Ernakulam are a tourist attraction. The Central Institute of Fisheries Technology is situated here.
Faridabad (Haryana): It is an industrial township situated at about 18 miles from Delhi.
Fatehpur Sikri (Uttar Pradesh): It was once the capital of the Mughal Empire. This city was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569. It is now in a deserted condition.
Ferozabad (Uttar Pradesh): Noted for glass bangle industry.
Gateway of India (Mumbai): It is in Mumbai harbor erected in 1911 on King George V’s visit to India.
Gangotri (Uttarakhand): This is the source of the holy Ganges. The tiny village has the temple of the Goddess Ganga on the banks of the Bhagirathi River, which eventually becomes the holy Ganges.
Gaumuka (Uttarakhand): Guamukh the actual source of the river is at the base of the Bhagirathi peaks. The glaciers of Gangotri which is 24 km long, ends at Gaumukh where the Bhagirathi river finally appers.
Gazipur (U.P.): Known for the government opium factory.
Gaya (Bihar): It is the place where Lord Buddha got enlightenment. It is a pilgrimage centre not only for the Buddhists but also for the Hindus. Hindus from all over the country come here to make offerings and pray for the salvation of their ancestors.
Gilgit (Kashmir): It is now under the illegal occupation of Pakistan. Ii is of great strategic importance.
Golconda (Hyderabad): It is an ancient city of India situated about 7 miles west of Hyderabad. Formerly there was a diamond mine.
Golconda Fort (Andhra Pradesh): The historical fort is well praised in the literature, prose and poetry. Golconda was the capital of Qutub Shahi Sultans who ruled Deccan from 1518 to 1687 A.D.
Golden Temple (Punjab): It is a sacred place of the Sikhs in Amritsar.
Gol Gumbaz (Karnataka): It is the biggest dome in India.
Gomateswara (Karnataka): This is a 2,000 year old and very high statue of a Jain sage, carved out of a single stone.
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh): The famous temple of Gorakhpur is here which specializes in publishing Hindu religious literature.
Guntur (Andhra Pradesh): It is a centre of cotton and tobacco production in Andhra Pradesh.
Gulbarga (Karnataka): It was the capital of Bahmani Kingdom. Its fort is a remarkable building with 15 towers, within the fort is a large mosque built on the model of the famous mosques of Cordoba in Spain.
Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh): Situated in M.P. is famous for Rani Lakshmi Bai’s Chaatri and Tansen’s tomb.
Haldighat (Uttar Pradesh): A famous mountain passes where rana Pratap fought Mughal forces led by Man Singh and Asaf Khan.
Hampi (Karnataka): In Karnataka State is the location of ruins of Vijaynagar. The capital of famous Vijaynagar Empire.
Hardwar (UttaraKhand): It is at the base of the Siwalik Hills, where the Ganges River coming down from the Himalayas passes and enters the plains. The Daksha Mahadev Temple, 4 km downstreams in Hardwar is the most important temple.
Hirakud (Orissa): Twenty six kilometers from one end to the other on the river Mahanadi is Hirakud the longest mainstream dam in the world.
Howrah Bridge (Kolkata): A cantilever spans bridge over river Hoogly connecting Howrah and Kolkata.
Hyderabad-Secunderabad: Twin city capital of Andhra Pradesh. It is on the banks of the river ‘Musi’ and famous for Salarjung museum- one of the best in Asia. It is also a famous communication centre in India as it is centrally situated. Charminar built in 1591 is located here.
Imphal (Manipur): Situated in the north-east frontier, is the capital of Manipur state on the border of India ans Myanmar (Burmah). Famous for handloom industry and the Manipuri dance.
Ita Nagar (Arunachal Pradesh): The capital of Arunachal Pradesh is a tropical forest region in the foothills surrounded with wild mountain stream and placid lakes with abundant opportunities for river rafting, boating and trekking.
India Gate (New Delhi): A memorial in New Delhi facing the Rashtrapathi Bhavan.
Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh): Standing on the river Narmada, Jabalpur is a city in Madhya Pradesh famous for Marble Rocks and Dhunva Dhar waterfalls.
Jadugoda: In Bihar is famous for Uranium Ore Mill.
Jagdish Temple: It is a fine Indo-Aryan temple built by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1651. A blackstone image of Lord Vishnu as Lord Jagdish is found here.
Jaipur (Rajasthan): A historically important place and is famous for its handicrafts. Maharaja Jai Singh Observatory and Hawa Mahal are situated here. It is the capital of Rajasthan or called rose-pink city, a huge historic fort (Amber) is situated here. The city was founded by astrologer Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II.
Jaisalmer (Rajasthan): The remote fortress city on the edge of Rajasthan’s Thar Desert. It is 287 km from Jodhpur.
Jakrem (Tripura): It is 64 km from shilling and is known for its hot spring which is said to possess curative qualities.
Jalandhar (Punjab): Situated in Punjab is the centre for surgical and sports goods industry.
Jallianwala Bagh (Amritsar, Punjab): It was the scene of Indiscriminal shooting by General Dyer on 13th April 1919, when a meeting was being held. A Martyr’s memorial has been erected to commemorate those killed in the firing.
Jama Masjid (Hyderabad, AP): The Masjid lies near the North-east point of the building of Charminar, built by Sultan Mohammed Qutub Shah the fifth King of the Qutub Shahi dynasty in 1594.
Jamshedpur (Jharkhand): Centre of iron and steel industry. Tata Iron and Steel Factory is located here.
Jantar Mantar (Delhi): Site of the famous observatory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh built in 1899 is found in Rajasthan.
Jealgora: In Bihar is known for Central Fuel Research Institute.
Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh): A key railway junction in Uttar Pradesh. It is noted for the played by Queen Rani Lakshmi Bai of Jhansi in the War of Independence in 1857.
Jharia: In Bihar is famous for coal-mining.
Jog Falls (or) Gersoppa Falls (Karnataka): Formed by river Sharavati, falls through a height of 830 ft.
Juma Masjid, Mandu: Is in Madhya Pradesh. It depicts a synthesis of Hindu and Muslim styles in architecture.
Junagadh (Gujarat): Located below Girnar Hill in Gujarat State is an ancient city in India. Gir Forest, a wildlife sanctuary famous for its lions is located here.
Kailasha Temple (Maharashtra): A rock-cut temple in Ellora caves.
Kalpakkam: Near Chennai in Tamil Nadu is known for Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS).
Kanchi or Conjeevaram (Tamil Nadu): This was the famous capital of Pallavas and is situated near Channai. Famous ancient temples here are well-known for its architecture.
Kandala (Maharashtra): It is a popular mountain resort in Maharashtra. Nestling in the Western Ghats it is an ideal resort for a peaceful holiday.
Kandla (Guajarat): The Kandla port is the main gateway for the trade of north-west India.
Kanheri (Mumbai): Situated near Mumbai, the famous spot of the ancient Buddhist caves of 1st Century A.D.
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh): An industrial city of U.P. famous for its sugar, cotton, woolen, soap, iron, leather, tent and hosiery industries situated on the banks of the Ganga.
Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu): The southernmost tip of India where the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean meet. The sun-rising and sun-setting are picturesque scenes. Vevekananda rock memorial has also been constructed now. On the rock called Sripadaparai, a mammoth 133 ft. statue of the unmatched Poet-Saint thiruvalluvar was unveiled on 1 January 2000.
Kapilavastu (Bihar): Ancient kingdom in north India connected with Lord Buddha.
Kasauli (Himachal Pradesh): A hill station in Himachal Pradesh where the famous Pasteur Institute is located.
Kaveripumpattinam (Tamil Nadu): The place where the river Cauvery mingles with the ocean. Two great epics of Tamil literature Manimegalai and Silappadhikaram vividly portray life scenes of this place during Chola and Pandya period.
Kaziranga (Assam): In Assam is the sanctuary of the Indian one-horned rhinos.
Kedarnath (Uttarakhand): The temple of Lord Kedar (Shiva), surrounded by snow-capped peaks in one of the Hindu pilgrimage centres.
Khadakvasla (Pune): Near Pune. National Defence Academy is situated here.
Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh): Famous for its temples and erotic sculpture.
Khindsey Talao (Mumbai): This beautiful lake is set like a gem in the green expanse at the foot of the Ramtek hill.
Kodaikanal (Tamil Nadu): A hill station in Tamil Nadu situated near Madurai.
Koderma (Bihar): In Bihar famous for mica mines.
Kolar (Karnataka): It is known for its gold fields.
Kolhapur (Maharashtra): Kolhapur posses’ historical as well as mythological importance. It is known as Dakshin Kashi on account of its deity Mahalakshmi or Ambabai built by Chalukya King Karnadev in 634 AD. Kolhapur was the capital of Chatrapati Shivaji in 1708.
Kolkata (West Bengal): It is known as the commercial capital of India. It has a port of heavy traffic. Dum Dum airport, National Library,Diamond harbor, Victoria Memorial are well-known.
Konark (Orissa): Town, north of Puri is famous for black pagodas and Sun Temple.
Koyna (Maharashtra): Hydroelectri project in Maharashtra, supplies power to Mumbai and Pune. The place was hit by earthquake in December 1967.
Kundanpur (Bihar): The birth place of the 24th Jain Tirthankar Mahaveer is well-known as a pilgrim centre.
Kurukshetra (Haryana): The town near Ambala. Here the great battle Mahabharatha took place between Kauravas and Pandavas.

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List of Important Historical Places in India from Alphabet A – D

This post provides information on Important Historical Places in India along with detailed information about those important historical places of India.

Abu, Mount (Rajasthan): Hill station in Rajasthan; contains famous Dilwara Jain Temple and Training College for the Central Reserve Police.
Adam’s Bridge: Very nearly joined to India between two point’s viz. Mannar Peninsula and Dhanushkodi by a line of sand banks and rocks called Adam’s Bridge.
Adyar (Tamil Nadu): A Suburb of Chennai, headquarters of the Theosophical Society.
Afghan Church (Mumbai): It is built in 1847 known as St. John’s Church. It is dedicated to the British soldiers who died in the Sind and Afghan campaign of 1838 and 1843.
Aga Khan Palace: In Pune where Mahatma Gandhi was kept interned with his wife Kasturba Gandhi. Kasturbha died in this palace.
Agra (Uttar Pradesh): Famous for Taj Mahal, Fort and Pearl mosque. Sikandra, the tomb of Akbar, is situated here. It is also a centre of leather industry.
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra): It was founded by Ahmed Nizam Shahi. It is the district headquarters of Ahmednagar district. It is an industrial town well known for its handloom and small scale industries.
Ahmadabad (Gujarat): Once capital of Gujarat. A great cotton textile centre of India. Anti-reservation riots rocked the city in April 1985.
Ajmer (Rajasthan): It has Mayo College and the tomb of Khwaja Moinud-din Chishti, which is a pilgrim centre for Muslims; Pushkar Lake, a place of Hindu pilgrimage, is about two miles from here.
Aliabet: Is the site of India’s first off-shore oil well-nearly 45 km from Bhavnagar in Gujarat State. On March 19, 1970, the Prime Minister of India set a 500-tonne rig in motion to inaugurate “Operation Leap Frog” at Aliabet.
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh): Seat of Muslim University, manufacture locks, scissors, knives and dairy products.
Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh): A famous and important place of pilgrimage for Hindus, confluence of three revers-Ganges, Yamuna and the invisible Saraswati. It is the seat of a University and trading centre.
Alandi (Maharashtra): Popularly called ‘Devachi Alandi’ is hallowed by the association of saint Dhyaneshwar the author of ‘Dhyaneshwari’ who lived and attained Samadhi here at the age of twntyone. Two fairs are held annually one on Ashadha Ekadasi and the other Karthikai Ekadasi.
Amber Palace: Deserted capital near Jaipur (Rajasthan) containing the finest specimens of Rajput architecture.
Almora (Uttaranchal): This city is one the Kashaya hill. The clean and majestic view of the Himalayan Peak is breath catching. The woolen shawl of Almora is very famous in the region. It is a good hill resort.
Amarnath (Kashmir): 28 miles from Pahalgam, and is a famous pilgrim centre of Hindus.
Amboli (Maharashtra): Nestling in the ranges of Sahyadri, Amboli is a beautiful mountain resort in Ratnagiri district. The climate is cool and refreshing; and ideal place for holiday.
Amritsar (Punjab): A border town in the Punjab, sacred place for Sikhs (Golden Temple), scene of Jallianwala Bagh tragedy in April 1919. The 400th anniversary of Amritsar was celebrated with great gusto in October 1977. The city was founded by Guru Ram Dass.
Arikkamedu (Puducherry): It is one of the archaeological places. It describes the relationship between Tamils and Romes (Yavanas) for trade purpose.
Arvi (Maharashtra): Near Pune, India’s first satellite communication centre has been located here.
Ashoka Pillar (Madhya Pradesh): It was erected by Emperor Ashoka. It is now the official symbol of Modern India and the symbol is four back-to-back lions. In the lower portion of the column are representation of a lion, elephant, horse and bull. The pillar stands about 20 m high.
Aurangabad (Maharashtra): It is one of the important towns in Maharashtra. Tomb of Emperor Aurangzeb and his attract many tourists. Ellora and Ajanta caves are reached from here.
Auroville (Punducherry): It is an international township constructed near Pondicherry with the help of UNESCO.
Avadi: Situated at Chennai in Tamil Nadu, it is known for the government-owned Heavy Vehicles Factory. Vijayanta and Ajit tanks are manufactured here.
Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh): Birth place of Rama is situated on the banks of the river Gogwa. The famous ‘Babri Masjid’ built on the birth place of Rama by the Mughal rulers in 15th century has been taken over by the Hindus after 400 years.
Badrinath (Uttarakhand): It is a place of pilgrimage noted for the temple of Lord Vishnu for the Hindus, near Gangotri Glacier in Himalayas.
Bahubali (Maharashtra): A pilgrim center for jains, of both Svetambar and Digambar Jains; there is a giant idol of Shree Bahubali the son of Bhagwan Adinath, the first Tirthankar.
Bangalore (Karnataka): It is the capital city of Karnataka State and an important industrial centre. The places worth-seeing are Vidhan Saudha, Lal Bagh gardens, etc. The BHEL, HAL, IIM are situated here.
Barauni (North Bihar): Famous for a big oil refinery.
Bardoli (Gujarat): Bardoli in Gujarat State has occupied a permanent place in Indian History for no-tax payment campaign launched by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel against the British rule.
Baroda (Gujarat): Baroda, (Vadodara) the capital of former Baroda State is one of the main towns in Gujarat State. Laxmi Vilas Palace is a tourist attraction.
Belur (West Bengal): Near Calcutta, famous for a monastery founded by Swami Vivekananda; a beautiful temple dedicated to Shri Ramakrishna Paramhansa. It is also known for paper industry. There is another place of the same name in Karnataka, it is a famous pilgrim centre known for Channa Keshava Temple.
Belgaum (Karnataka): It is a border town in Karnataka State. It has remained a place of dispute between Maharashtra and Karnataka States.
Bhakhra (Punjab): It is a village in Punjab State where the Bhakra Dam has been constructed across the river Sutlej in a natural gorge just before the river enters the plains 80 km upstream Ropar.
Bhilai (Chhattisgarh): It is known for the gigantic steel plants set up with the help of Russian Engineers.
Bhimashankar (Maharashtra): One of the five Jyothirlingas in Maharashtra is at Bhimashankar. The beautiful Shiva temple here was constructed by Nana Parnavis the ancient statesman of the Peshwas.
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Capital of Madhya Pradesh. MIC gas leaked out from the Union Carbide factory in December 1984, and more than 3000 persons died. It was the worst industrial disaster in the world.
Bhubaneswar (Orissa): It is the capital city of Orissa. Lingaraja Temple is worth-seeing.
Bijapur (Karnataka): It was the capital of old Adil Shahi Sultan of Bijapur. Gol Gumbaz, the biggest tomb in India constructed here, is called the whispering gallery. The town is rich with the remains of palaces, mosques and tombs.
Bodh Gaya (Bihar): It is situated six miles south of Gaya in Bihar State. Gautama Budha attained enlightenment in a full moon light in the month of Baisakha under the peepal tree.
Bokaro (Jharkhand): The fourth and the biggest steel plant are here.
Buland Darwaza (Uttar Pradesh): It is the Gateway of Fatehpur-Sikri built by Akbar. This is the highest and the greatest gateway in India. It was erected to commemorate the victorious campaign of Akbar in the Deccan in 1602 A.D.
Bull Temple (Karnataka): It is situated near Bugle Hill, with a height of 6.2 m (20ft) high stone monolith Nandi Bull. The Bull is carved out of a single stone.
Chandernagore (West Bengal): Situated on the river Hooghly. It was previously a French settlement. Now it has been merged with the Indian Union.
Chennai (capital of Tamilnadu): It is the third largest city in India. Known for Fort St. George, Light-house, St Thomas Mount, and Integral Coach Factory.
Chandigarh (Punjab & Haryana): Chadigarh the joint capital of the States of Punjab and Haryana is a planned and beautiful city. It is situated at the foot of the Himalayas. It was designed by Mont Corbusier.
Cherrapunji (Meghalaya): It is the place of heaviest rainfall. It receives 426” of rain yearly.
Chidambaram (Meghalaya): It is a town in South Arcot district of Tamil Nadu. It is famous for its great Hindu Siva Temple dedicated to Lord ‘Nataraja’, the cosmic dancer. It is the seat of ‘Annamalai University’ founded in 1929. The name of the town comes from Tamil ‘Chit’ plus ‘Ambalam’- the atmosphere of wisdom.
Chilka Lake (Orissa): It is the Queen of Natural Scenery in Orissa, though separated from the Bay of Bangal by a long strip of sandy ridge, exchanges water with the sea. It is an excellent place for fishing and duck shooting.
Chittaranjan (West Bengal): It is famous for locomotive works. Railway engines are manufactured here.
Chittorgarh (Rajasthan): It was once the capital of Udaipur. It is known for the Tower of Victory built by Rana Kumbha and Mira Bai Temple.
Chowpathy Beach (Mumbai): A popular beach with Lokmanya Tilak and Vallabhbhai Patel statues where the political meetings for freedom struggle took place, now the coconut day celebration and Ganesh immersion take place.
Chusul (Ladakh): It is situated in Ladakh at a height of about 14,000 feet. Chusul is perhaps the highest aerodrome in India.
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu): It is famous for Textile Industry. Government of India Forest College is situated here.
Courtallam (Tamil Nadu): Adjoining Tenkasi and 3 miles south is a common man’s health resort. Famous for its waterfall and a good summer resort.
Cuttack (Orissa): It is the oldest town and once upon a time the capital of Orissa during the medieval period to the end of the British rules. The city is noted for fine ornamental work of gold & silver.
Dakshineswar (Kolkata): It is at a distance of about five miles from Calcutta where Swami Vivekananda was initiated into religious life by Swami Ramakrishna Paramhansa.
Dalal Street: Stock exchange Market in Mumbai.
Dalmianagar (Jharkhand): Cement manufacturing.
Dandi (Gujarat): It is famous for Salt Satyagraha (Dandi March) staged by Mahatma Gandhi in 1930.
Darjeeling (West Bengal): Famous for tea, orange and cinchona, fine hill station, famous for its scenic beauty.
Daulatabad (Maharashtra): The fort previously called Devagiri is believed to have constructed by the Yadava Kings in 1338. The fort is very impregnable.
Dayalbagh (Uttar Pradesh): Near Agra; known for Dayalbagh Industrial Institute, shoe manufacture. Religious and cultural seat of a section of the Hindus.
Dehu (Maharashtra): Dehu, a town on the banks of the river Indrayani is the birth place of the famous saint-poet Tukaram whose ‘Abhangas’ have a pride of place in Marathi literature.
Dehradun (Uttarakhand): It is the gateway to the Garhwal Himachal such as Badrinath and Joshimath. The Forest Research Institute is situated here.
Delhi: India’s capital. The Red Fort, the Jama Masjid, The Qutub Minar, the Rajghat (Mahatma Gandhi’s Samadhi), the Humayun’s tomb, Shanti Van (where Prime Minister Nehru was cremated), are located here. It established by Tomaras in 736 A.D.
Dhanbad (Jharkhand): Famous for coal mines and the Indian School of Mines, National Fuel Research Institute.
Dhariwal (Punjab): It is famous for woolen goods.
Dibrugarh (Assam): It is a town in Assam and the Terminus of rail and river communications along the Brahmaputra from Calcutta.
Digboi (Assam): It is known for its oil-fields and oil refinery. It is one of the oldest oil refineries which is still operative in the world.
Dilwara Temples (Rajasthan): It is near Mt. Abu. There are five Hindu Temples constructed here between 11th and 13 Century A.D.
Dindigul (Tamli Nadu): It is famous for cigar, tobacco and locks.
Dum Dum (Kolkata): It is a famous Air Port and Government Arsenal.
Durgapur: In West Bengal in known for a gigantic steel plant set up here with the help of British Engineers.
Dwaraka (Gujarat): It is one of the seven most important places of Hindu pilgrimage. Krishna the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu made Dwaraka as his centre to recapture Mathura.

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Historical Events in history

1311-04-24 – Gen Malik Kafur returns to Delhi after campaign in South India
1329-08-09 – Quilon the first Indian Diocese was erected by Pope John XXII and Jordanus was appointed the first Bishop
1459-05-12 – Sun City India founded by Rao Jodhpur
1497-07-08 – Vasco da Gama departs for trip to India
1498-05-20 – Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calcutta India
1500-03-09 – Pedro Cabral departs with 13 ships to India
1502-02-12 – Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal on his second voyage to India.
1509-02-02 – The Battle of Diu takes place near Diu, India, between Portugal and Turkey.
1509-02-03 – The Battle of Diu, between Portugal and the Ottoman Empire takes place in Diu, India.
1542-05-06 – Francis Xavier reaches Old Goa, the capital of Portuguese India at the time.
1556-03-28 – Origin of Fasli Era (India)
1565-01-25 – Battle at Talikota India: Moslems destroy Vijayanagar’s army
1575-03-03 – Indian Mughal Emperor Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi.
1597-08-20 – 1st Dutch East India Company ships returned from Far East
1600-12-31 – British East India Company chartered
1601-02-13 – John Lancaster leads 1st East India Company voyage from London
1602-03-20 – United Dutch East Indian Company (VOC) forms
1608-08-24 – 1st English convoy lands at Surat India
1609-03-25 – Henry Hudson embarks on an exploration for Dutch East India Co
1612-08-29 – Battle at Surat India: English fleet beats Portuguese
1614-04-05 – American Indian princess Pocahontas, daughter of chief Powhatan marries English colonist John Rolfe
1621-06-03 – Dutch West India Company receives charter for “New Netherlands” (NY)
1622-03-22 – 1st American Indian (Powhattan) massacre of whites Jamestown Virginia, 347 slain
1633-10-22 – Ming dynasty fight with Dutch East India Company that Battle of southern Fujian sea (1633), Ming dynasty won great victory.
1639-08-22 – Madras (now Chennai), India, is founded by the British East India Company on a sliver of land bought from local Nayak rulers.
1641-01-14 – United East Indian Company conquerors city of Malakka, 7,000 killed
1641-08-26 – West India Company conquerors Sao Paulo de Loanda, Angola
1643-12-25 – Christmas Island founded and named by Captain William Mynors of the East India Ship Company vessel, the Royal Mary.
1658-12-09 – Dutch troops occupy harbor city Quilon (Coilan) India
1668-03-26 – England takes control of Bombay India
1668-03-27 – English king Charles II gives Bombay to East India Company
1690-02-08 – French & Indian troops set Schenectady settlement NY on fire
1690-08-24 – Job Charnock founds Calcutta India
1692-02-29 – Sarah Good & Tituba, an Indian servant, accused of witchcraft, Salem
1699-04-14 – Khalsa: Birth of Khalsa, the brotherhood of the Sikh religion, in Northern India in accordance with the Nanakshahi calendar.
1733-05-29 – The right of Canadians to keep Indian slaves is upheld at Quebec City.
1737-10-07 – 40 foot waves sink 20,000 small craft & kill 300,000 (Bengal, India)
1737-10-11 – Earthquake kills 300,000 and destroys half of Calcutta India
1739-02-24 – Battle of Karnal: The army of Iranian ruler Nadir Shah defeats the forces of the Mughal emperor of India, Muhammad Shah.
1739-03-20 – Nadir Shah occupies Delhi in India and sacks the city, stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne.
1751-08-31 – English troops under sir Robert Clive occupy Arcot India
1752-06-09 – French army surrenders to the English in Trichinopoly India
1755-04-02 – Commodore William James captures the pirate fortress of Suvarnadurg on west coast of India.
1755-07-09 – Brit Gen E Braddock mortally wounded during French & Indian War
1756-05-17 – Britain declares war on France (7 Years’ or French & Indian War)
1756-06-20 – 146 Brit soldiers imprisoned in India-Black Hole of Calcutta-most die
1756-06-20 – India rebels defeat Calcutta on British army
1756-09-08 – French and Indian War: Kittanning Expedition.
1756-12-06 – British troops under Robert Clive occupy Fulta India
1757-01-02 – British troops occupy Calcutta India
1757-11-05 – Battle at Rossbach (7 year war/French & Indian War)
1758-05-21 – Mary Campbell is abducted from her home in Pennsylvania by Lenape during the French and Indian War.
1759-04-08 – British troops chase French out of Masulipatam India
1760-01-22 – Battle at Wandewash India: British troops beat French
1761-01-07 – Battle at Panipat India: Afghan army beats Mahratten
1761-01-16 – The British capture Pondicherry, India from the French.
1764-11-09 – Mary Campbell, a captive of the Lenape during the French and Indian War, is turned over to forces commanded by Colonel Henry Bouquet.
1767-09-28 – Gentlemen 17 forbid private slave transport India to Cape of Good Hope
1772-02-12 – Yves de Kerguelen of France discovers Kerguelen Archipelago, India
1773-10-14 – American Revolutionary War: The United Kingdom’s East India Company tea ships’ cargo are burned at Annapolis, Maryland.
1783-04-09 – Tippu Sahib drives out English from Bednore India
1786-02-24 – Charles Cornwallis appointed governor-general of India
1795-03-11 – Battle at Kurdla India: Mahratten beat Mogols
1796-04-13 – 1st elephant arrives in US from India
1798-09-01 – England signs treaty with nizam of Hyderabad, India
1800-07-10 – The British Indian Government establishes the Fort William College to promote Urdu, Hindi and other vernaculars of sub continent.
1803-02-27 – Great fire in Bombay, India
1803-09-23 – Battle of Assaye-British-Indian forces beat Maratha Army
1806-07-10 – The Vellore Mutiny is the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company.
1818-06-03 – Maratha Wars between British & Maratha Confederacy in India ends
1829-12-04 – Britain abolished “suttee” in India (widow burning herself to death on her husband’s funeral pyre
1835-02-24 – Siwinowe Kesibwi (Shawnee Sun) is 1st Indian lang monthly mag
1838-11-03 – The Times of India, the world’s largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper is founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce.
1839-01-10 – Tea from India 1st arrives in UK
1839-01-19 – Aden conquered by British East India Company
1839-11-25 – A cyclone slams India with high winds and a 40 foot storm surge, destroying the port city of Coringa (never to be entirely rebuilt again). The storm wave sweeps inland, taking with it 20,000 ships and thousands of people. An estimated 300,000 deaths result from the disaster.
1842-01-06 – 4,500 British & Indian troops leave Kabul, massacred before India
1846-01-28 – Battle of Allwal, Brits beat Sikhs in Punjab (India)
1846-02-10 – British defeat Sikhs in battle of Sobraon, India
1846-02-16 – Battle of Sobraon ends 1st Sikh War in India
1849-03-29 – Britain formally annexs Punjab after defeat of Sikhs in India
1851-12-22 – The first freight train is operated in Roorkee, India.
1853-04-16 – The first passenger rail opens in India, from Bori Bunder, Bombay to Thane.
1857-05-10 – Indian Mutiny begins with revolt of Sepoys of Meerut
1858-07-28 – William Herschel of the Indian Civil Service in India
1858-08-02 – Govt of India transferred from East India Company to Crown
1859-02-10 – Gen Horsford defeats Begum of Oude & Nana Sahib in Indian mutiny
1865-11-11 – Treaty of Sinchula is signed in which Bhutan ceded the areas east of the Teesta River to the British East India Company.
1866-06-11 – The Allahabad High Court (then Agra High Court) is established in India.
1868-04-13 – Abyssinian War ends as British and Indian troops capture Magdala.
1870-09-08 – Neth & Engl sign “Koelietraktaat” Br-Indian contract work in Suriname
1876-10-31 – A monster cyclone ravages India, resulting in over 200,000 human deaths.
1877-01-01 – England’s Queen Victoria proclaimed empress of India
1879-05-14 – The first group of 463 Indian indentured labourers arrive in Fiji aboard the Leonidas.
1882-06-06 – Cyclone in Arabian Sea (Bombay India) drowns 100,000
1884-09-26 – Suriname army shoots on British-Indian contract workers, 7 killed
1888-04-20 – 246 reported killed by hail in Moradabad, India
1888-12-18 – Richard Wetherill and his brother in-law discover the ancient Indian ruins of Mesa Verde.
1889-03-23 – The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was established by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in Qadian India.
1891-09-18 – Harriet Maxwell Converse is 1st white woman to become an Indian chief
1892-07-06 – Dadabhai Naoroji elected as first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain.
1897-06-12 – Possibly most severe quake in history strikes Assam India, shock waves felt over an area size of Europe (negligible death toll)
1905-04-04 – Earthquake in Kangra India, kills 20,000
1905-10-16 – The Partition of Bengal (India) occurred.
1906-12-30 – The All India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India Empire, which later laid down the foundations of Pakistan.
1907-05-01 – Indian Mine Laws passes (concessions from Neth-Indies)
1911-02-18 – The first official flight with air mail takes place in Allahabad, British India, when Henri Pequet, a 23-year-old pilot, delivers 6,500 letters to Naini, about 10 km away.
1911-03-25 – L D Swamikannu publishes “Manual of Indian Chronology” in Bombay
1911-12-12 – Delhi replaces Calcutta as the capital of India.
1913-11-06 – Mohandas K Gandhi arrested for leading Indian miners march in S Afr
1914-06-30 – Mahatma Gandhi’s 1st arrest, campaigning for Indian rights in S Africa
1916-05-13 – 1st observance of Indian (Native American) Day
1916-05-24 – Last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname
1917-03-11 – World War I: Baghdad falls to the Anglo-Indian forces commanded by General Stanley Maude.
1918-05-18 – Neth Indian Volksraad installed in Batavia
1919-04-13 – Amritsar Massacre-British Army fires on nationalist rioters in India
1919-04-13 – British forces kill 100s of Indian Nationalists (Amritsar Massacre)
1919-08-13 – British troops fire on Amritsar India demonstrators; killing 350
1919-09-10 – Indian’s Ray Caldwell no-hits Yankees 3-0
1920-03-23 – Perserikatan Communist of India (PKI) political party forms
1920-10-10 – Indian Bill Wambsganns makes 1st unassisted World Series triple play
1920-10-10 – Indian’s Elmer Smith hits 1st World Series grand slam
1922-03-18 – Brit magistrates in India sentence Gandhi to 6 years for disobedience
1925-12-26 – The Communist Party of India is founded.
1926-08-28 – Indian Emil Levsen pitches complete doubleheader victory (Red Sox)
1926-12-28 – Imperial Airways begins England-India mail & passenger service
1928-08-30 – Jawaharlal Nehru requests independence of India
1929-01-06 – Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to begin a her work amongst India’s poorest and diseased people.
1929-01-26 – Indian National Congress proclaims goal for India’s independence
1929-04-08 – Indian Independence Movement: At the Delhi Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt throw handouts and bombs to court arrest.
1929-04-24 – 1st non-stop England to India flight takes-off
1929-04-26 – 1st non-stop England to India flight lands
1930-03-08 – Mahatma Gandhi starts civil disobedience in India
1931-02-10 – New Delhi becomes capital of India
1931-03-23 – Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev embrace the gallows during the Indian struggle for independence. Their request to be shot by a firing squad is refused.
1932-10-08 – The Indian Air Force is established.
1932-10-15 – Tata Airlines (later to become Air India) makes its first flight.
1933-01-28 – The name Pakistan is coined by Choudhary Rehmat Ali Khan and is accepted by the Indian Muslims who then thereby adopted it further for the Pakistan Movement seeking independence.
1933-05-08 – Mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest against British oppression in India.
1934-01-15 – 8.4 earthquake in India/Nepal, 10,700 die
1934-04-07 – In India, Mahatma Gandhi suspended his campaign of civil disobedience
1934-08-02 – William Franks twirls an indian club overhead 17,280 times in 1 hour
1936-02-08 – Pandit Jawaharlal follows Gandhi as chairman of India Congress Party
1936-04-01 – Orissa constituted a province of British India
1938-10-02 – Indian Bob Feller strikes out record 18 Tigers (Chester Laabs 5 times)
1938-11-16 – K B Regiment refuses round-table conference in East-India
1939-03-03 – In Mumbai, Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest of the autocratic rule in India.
1939-03-10 – 17 villages damaged by hailstones in Hyderabad India
1939-04-13 – In India, the Hindustani Lal Sena (Indian Red Army) is formed and vows to engage in armed struggle against the British.
1939-05-03 – The All India Forward Bloc is formed by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
1940-03-23 – All-India-Moslem League calls for a Moslem homeland
1940-03-23 – The Lahore Resolution (Qarardad-e-Pakistan or the then Qarardad-e-Lahore) is put forward at the Annual General Convention of the All India Muslim League.
1940-07-02 – Indian independence leader Subhas Chandra Bose is arrested and detained in Calcutta.
1941-05-25 – 5,000 drown in a storm at Ganges Delta region in India
1941-11-24 – Indian infantry attacks German tanks at Sidi Omar
1942-08-09 – Mahatma Gandhi & 50 others arrested in Bombay after passing of a “quit India” campaign by the All-India Congress
1942-10-16 – Cyclone in Bay of Bengal kills some 40,000 south of Calcutta India
1943-12-30 – Subhash Chandra Bose raises the flag of Indian independence at Port Blair.
1944-04-01 – Japanese troops conquer Jessami, East-India
1944-04-14 – Freighter “Fort Stikene” explodes in Bombay India, killing 1,376
1944-08-19 – Last Japanese troops driven out of India
1945-11-13 – Australian Services draw 1st Victory Test against India
1946-03-15 – British premier Attlee agrees with India’s right to independence
1946-08-08 – India agrees to give Bhutan 32 sq miles
1946-09-02 – Nehru forms govt in India
1946-12-01 – Australia compile 645 v India at the Gabba (Bradman 187)
1947-02-20 – Lord Mountbatten appointed as last viceroy of India
1947-06-03 – British viceroy of India lord Mountbatten visits Pakistan
1947-07-18 – King George VI signs Indian Independence Bill
1947-08-14 – India granted independence within British Commonwealth
1947-08-15 – India declares independence from UK, Islamic part becomes Pakistan
1947-08-17 – The Radcliffe Line, the border between Union of India and Dominion of Pakistan is revealed.
1947-10-26 – Maharajah of Jammu & Kashmir accedes to India
1948-01-01 – Bradman scores 132 in the 1st innings of the 3rd Test v India
1948-01-01 – Orissa province accedes to India
1948-01-01 – After partition, India declines to pay the agreed share of Rs.550 million in cash balances to Pakistan.
1948-01-03 – Bradman completes dual Test tons (132 & 127*) v India MCG
1948-01-23 – Bradman scores 201 in 272 mins v India, 21 fours 1 six
1948-01-23 – Test debut of Neil Harvey, v India at Adelaide
1948-01-24 – Australia all out 674 v India (Bradman 201, Hassett 198*)
1948-04-15 – Indian territory of Himachal Pradesh created
1948-06-21 – Lord Mountbatten resigns as gov-gen of India
1948-09-12 – Invasion of the State of Hyderabad by the Indian Army on the day after the Pakistani leader Jinnah’s death.
1949-01-14 – Black/Indian race rebellion in Durban, South Africa; 142 die
1949-02-19 – Mass arrests of communists in India
1949-03-05 – The Jharkhand Party is founded in India.
1949-05-12 – 1st foreign woman ambassador received in US (S V L Pandit India)
1949-09-23 – Indian owner Bill Veeck holds funeral services to bury 1948 pennant
1949-10-15 – Administration of territory of Manipur taken over by Indian govt
1949-10-15 – Tripura accedes to Indian union
1949-11-26 – India adopts a constitution as a British Commonwealth Republic
1949-12-30 – India recognizes People’s Republic of China
1950-01-01 – The state of Ajaigarh is ceded to the Government of India.
1950-01-26 – India becomes a republic ceaseing to be a British dominion
1950-07-02 – Indian Bob Feller, wins his 200th game, 5-3 over Detroit
1950-08-15 – 8.6 earthquake in India kills 20,000 to 30,000
1950-08-15 – Srikakulam district is formed in Andhra Pradesh, India.
1950-10-26 – Mother Teresa found her Mission of Charity in Calcutta, India
1950-11-06 – King Tribhuvana of Nepal flees to India
1950-12-05 – Sikkim becomes a protectorate of India
1952-01-21 – Nehru’s Congress party wins general election in India
1952-05-13 – Pandit Nehru becomes premier of India
1952-05-13 – The Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, holds its first sitting.
1952-07-19 – Freddie Trueman takes 8-31, India all out 58 at Old Trafford
1952-07-19 – India all out 82 in 2nd innings after making 52 earlier in the day
1952-10-16 – Pakistan’s 1st Test starts, v India at Delhi
1952-10-18 – Vinoo Mankad takes 13 Pakistan wkts to win 1st India-Pak clash
1952-10-25 – Nazar Mohammad scores Pakistan’s 1st Test century 124* v India
1953-04-01 – Walcott Worrell & Weekes all make centuries in innings v India
1953-10-01 – Indian state of Andhra Pradesh partitioned from Madras
1954-11-01 – India takes over administration of 4 French Indian settlements
1955-04-11 – The Air India Kashmir Princess is bombed and crashes in a failed assassination attempt on Zhou Enlai by the Kuomintang.
1955-04-30 – Imperial Bank of India nationalized
1955-05-02 – India poses discrimination “onaanraakbaren” punishable
1955-06-07 – India premier Nehru visit USSR
1956-09-01 – Indian state of Tripura becomes a territory
1956-09-02 – Collapse of a RR bridge under a train kills 120 (India)
1956-11-01 – Delhi becomes a territory of Indian union
1956-11-01 – Indian state of Madhya Pradesh forms
1956-11-01 – Indian states of Punjab, Patiala & PEPSU merge as Punjab protection
1956-11-01 – Formation of Kerala state in India.
1957-01-26 – India annexes Kashmir
1957-03-22 – Republic of India adopts Saka calendar along with Gregorian
1959-01-01 – Rohan Kanhai completes 256 v India at Calcutta
1959-03-17 – Dalai Lama flees Tibet for India
1959-03-31 – Dalai Lama fled China & was granted political asylum in India
1959-07-27 – Abbas Ali Baig scores 112 for India v England on debut
1959-08-24 – England complete 5-0 series drubbing of India
1959-09-21 – 600 Indian Dutch emigrate to US
1959-10-23 – Chinese troops move into India, 17 die
1959-12-20 – Jasu Patel takes 9-69, India v Australia at Kanpur
1960-02-12 – Chinese army kills 12 Indian soldiers
1960-05-01 – India’s Bombay state split into Gujarat & Maharashtra states
1961-11-05 – India’s premier Nehru arrives in NY
1961-12-17 – India seizes Goa & 2 other Portuguese colonies
1961-12-18 – India annexes Portuguese colonies of Goa, Damao & Diu
1962-02-25 – India Congress Party wins elections
1962-05-30 – 69 killed in bus crash (Ahmedabad India)
1962-09-08 – Chinese troops exceed Mac-Mahon-line (Tibet-India boundary)
1962-10-10 – Indies assault up Chinese positions in North-India attack
1962-10-20 – Chinese army lands in India
1962-11-21 – The Chinese People’s Liberation Army declares a unilateral cease-fire in the Sino-Indian War.
1963-05-28 – Estimated 22,000 die in another cyclone in Bay of Bengal (India)
1963-12-01 – Nagaland becomes a state of Indian union
1964-01-13 – Hindu-Muslim rioting breaks out in the Indian city of Calcutta – now Kolkata – resulting in the deaths of more than 100 people.
1964-02-09 – Hanumant Singh scores 105 India v England on debut at Delhi
1964-06-02 – Lal Bahadur Sjastri elected premier of India
1964-10-29 – Star of India & other jewels are stolen in NY
1964-12-23 – India & Ceylon hit by cyclone, about 4,850 killed
1965-01-08 – Star of India returned to American Museum of Natural History
1965-04-09 – India & Pakistan engage in border fight
1965-05-11 – 1st of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000 (India)
1965-05-25 – India & Pakistan border fights
1965-05-28 – Fire & explosion at Dhori mine in Dhanbad India kills 400
1965-06-02 – 2nd of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000 (Ganges R India)
1965-08-06 – Indian troops invade Pakistan
1965-09-01 – India & Pakistan border fights
1965-09-06 – India invades West Pakistan
1965-09-07 – China announces that it will reinforce its troops in the Indian border.
1965-09-22 – India & Pakistan ceases-fire goes into effect
1966-01-10 – India & Pakistan sign peace accord
1966-01-19 – Indira Gandhi elected India’s 3rd prime minister
1966-04-06 – Mihir Sen swims Palk Strait between Sri Lanka & India
1966-06-24 – Bombay-NY Air India flight crashes into Mont Blanc (Switz), 117 die
1966-11-01 – Indian Haryana state created from Punjab; Chandigarh terr created
1966-12-13 – Test debut of Clive Lloyd, v India Bombay, 82 & 78
1967-05-06 – Zakir Hussain elected 1st Moslem president of India
1967-06-09 – Boycott scores 246* v India, Leeds, 573 minutes, 29 fours 1 six
1967-09-04 – 6.5 earthquake of Kolya Dam India, kills 200
1967-09-11 – Indian/Chinese border fights
1967-12-11 – 6.5 earthquake in West India, 170 killed
1968-01-31 – Bobby Simpson takes 5-59 v India in his last Test for ten years
1968-02-16 – Beatles George Harrison & John Lennon & wives fly to India for transcendental meditation study with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
1968-12-25 – 42 Dalits are burned alive in Kilavenmani village, Tamil Nadu, India, a retaliation for a campaign for higher wages by Dalit labourers.
1969-12-25 – India all out for 163 at Madras v Aust, Ashley Mallett 5-91
1970-04-02 – Meghalaya becomes autonomous state within India’s Assam state
1971-01-25 – Himachal Pradesh becomes 18th Indian state
1971-03-09 – J M Noreiga takes 9-95 WI v India at Port-of-Spain
1971-08-24 – India beat England by 4 wickets, their win against the Poms
1971-11-21 – Indian troops partly aided by Mukti Bahini (Bengali guerrillas) defeat the Pakistan army in the Battle of Garibpur.
1971-12-03 – Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: India invades West Pakistan and a full scale war begins claiming hundreds of lives.
1971-12-04 – The UN Security Council calls an emergency session to consider the deteriorating situation between India and Pakistan.
1971-12-04 – The Indian Navy attacks the Pakistan Navy and Karachi.
1971-12-16 – India’s army occupies Dacca, West Pakistani troops surrenders
1971-12-17 – Cease fire between India & Pakistan in Kashmir
1972-01-21 – Manipur, Meghalaya & Tripura become separate states of Indian union
1972-01-21 – Mizoram, formerly part of Assam, creates an Indian union territory
1972-01-21 – Tripura becomes a full-fledged state in India.
1972-03-19 – India & Bangladesh sign friendship treaty
1972-07-02 – India & Pakistan sign peace accord
1972-07-10 – Herd of stampeding elephants kills 24, Chandka Forest India
1972-12-17 – New line of control agreed to in Kashmir between India & Pakistan
1972-12-23 – Chandrasekhar takes 8-79 India v England at Delhi
1973-02-09 – Biju Patnaik of the Pragati Legislature Party elected leader of opposition in the state assembly in Orissa, India.
1973-02-27 – American Indian Movement occupy Wounded Knee in South Dakota
1973-02-27 – Members of American Indian Movement begin occupation of Wounded Knee
1973-07-07 – 78 drown as flash flood sweeps a bus into a river (India)
1973-08-28 – India & Pakistan sign POW accord
1973-11-01 – The Indian state of Mysore was renamed as Karnataka to represent all the regions within Karunadu .
1974-05-18 – India becomes 6th nation to explode an atomic bomb
1974-07-13 – India’s 1st one-day international (v England, Headingley)
1974-11-07 – 63rd Davis Cup: South Africa beats India in (w/o)
1975-01-29 – W I win Fifth Test against India to take exciting series 3-2
1975-04-19 – India launches 1st satellite with help of USSR
1975-05-16 – India annexes Principality of Sikkim
1975-05-19 – Farm truck packed with wedding party struck by a train, killing 66 in truck, 40 miles south of Poona, India
1975-06-26 – Indian PM Indira Gandhi declares a state of emergency
1975-06-26 – Two FBI agents and a member of the American Indian Movement are killed in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; Leonard Peltier is later convicted of the murders in a controversial trial.
1975-07-20 – India expels three reporters from The Times, The Daily Telegraph, and Newsweek because they refused to sign a pledge to abide by government censorship.
1975-12-27 – Explosion at Chasnala Colliery collapses drowning 350 (Dhanbad India)
1976-02-17 – Richard Hadlee takes 7-23 v India, his 1st match-winning spell
1976-04-12 – India set 403 to win by WI They get them, 6 wkts 7 overs spare
1976-04-25 – India all out for 97 v West Indies
1977-01-19 – World’s largest crowd-12.7 million-for Indian religious festival
1977-03-20 – Premier Indira Gandhi loses election in India
1977-03-22 – Indira Gandhi resigns as PM of India
1977-03-28 – Morarji Desai forms govt in India
1977-12-17 – Bobby Simpson scores 176 Australia v India at the WACA, aged 41
1978-01-01 – Air India B747 explodes near Bombay killing 213
1978-01-03 – Chandrasekar takes 6-52 & 6-52 at MCG in Indian innings win
1978-02-03 – Australia beat India 3-2 on 6th day of final test
1978-02-03 – India needing 493 to beat Australia at Adelaide, all out 445
1978-10-16 – Test debut of Kapil Dev, India v Pakistan at Faisalabad
1978-12-19 – Indira Gandhi ambushed in India
1978-12-26 – India’s former PM, Indira Gandhi, released from jail
1979-01-02 – Gavaskar gets twin tons for India for the third time (v WI)
1979-02-07 – Faoud Bacchus scores 250 for WI v India at Kanpur
1979-06-01 – Vizianagaram district is formed in Andhra Pradesh, India.
1979-06-07 – Bhaskara 1, Indian Earth resources/meteorology satellite, launched
1979-07-15 – Morarji Desai resigns as premier of India
1979-07-17 – David Gower 200* in England score of 5-633 v India at Edgbaston
1979-08-20 – India premier Charan Singh resigns
1979-09-04 – India need 438 to win v England, game ends at 8-429
1979-09-20 – The Punjab wing of the Unity Centre of Communist Revolutionaries of India (Marxist-Leninist) formally splits and constitutes a parallel UCCRI(ML).
1979-10-17 – Mother Teresa of India, awarded Nobel Peace Prize
1980-01-06 – Indira Gandhi’s Congress Party wins elections in India
1980-07-18 – Rohini 1, 1st Indian satellite, launches into orbit
1981-01-03 – Greg Chappell scores 204 v India at the SCG
1981-01-08 – India all out 63 in one-day international v Australia
1981-01-24 – Kim Hughes scores 213 v India at Adelaide
1981-02-11 – Australia all out 83 v India at MCG chasing 143 to win
1981-06-06 – A passenger train travelling between Mansi and Saharsa, India, jumps the tracks at a bridge crossing the Bagmati river. The government places the official death toll at 268 plus another 300 missing; however, it is generally believed that the actual figure is closer to 1,000 killed.
1981-06-19 – India’s APPLE satellite, 1st to be stabilized on 3 axes, launched
1981-07-16 – India performs nuclear Test
1981-10-14 – Citing official misconduct in the investigation and trial, Amnesty International charges the U.S. government with holding Richard Marshall of the American Indian Movement as a political prisoner.
1982-07-09 – Botham scores 208 in 225 balls, England v India at The Oval
1982-07-27 – Indian PM Indira Gandhi 1st visit to US in almost 11 years
1982-12-27 – Imran Khan 8-60 to bring innings victory v India at Karachi
1983-01-15 – Javed Miandad & Mudassar Nazar make 451 stand v India
1983-02-22 – Hindus kill 3000 Moslems in Assam, India
1983-04-17 – India entered space age launching SLV-3 rocket
1983-11-16 – Kapil Dev takes 9-83 v WI at Ahmedabad, but India still lose
1983-11-27 – Desmond Haynes out handled the ball v India
1984-02-01 – Ravindara Mhatrem, Indian diplomat, kidnapped in England (killed 0203)
1984-04-03 – Soyuz T-11 carries 3 cosmonauts (1 Indian-Rakesh Sharma) to Salyut 7
1984-04-15 – Extremist Sikhs plunder 40 stations in Punjab India
1984-06-06 – 1,200 die in Sikh “Golden Temple” uprising India
1984-08-03 – Bomb attack on Madras India airport, 32 killed
1984-09-28 – 1st floodlit ODI outside of Australia (India v Aust, New Delhi)
1984-11-03 – 3,000 die in 3 day anti-Sikh riot in India
1984-11-03 – Body of assassinated Indian PM Indira Gandhi cremated
1984-12-03 – 2,000 die from Union Carbide poison gas emission in Bhopal, India
1984-12-28 – Rajiv Gandhi’s Congress party wins election in India
1984-12-29 – Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi claims victory in parlimetary elections
1984-12-31 – Rajiv Gandhi takes office as India’s 6th PM succeeds his mom, Indira
1985-01-15 – Mike Gatting & Graeme Fowler both scores 200′s v India
1985-04-08 – India files suit against Union Carbide over Bhopal disaster
1985-05-11 – Booby trap bomb kills 86 people in India
1985-06-23 – Bomb destroys Air India Boeing 747 in air near Ireland, 329 die
1985-08-17 – Rajiv Gandhi announces Punjab state elections in India
1985-09-25 – Akali Dal wins Punjab State election in India
1985-12-13 – David Boon’s 1st Test century, 123 v India at Adelaide
1985-12-13 – Test debut of Merv Hughes, Geoff Marsh & Bruce Reid (v India)
1986-01-04 – David Boon’s second Test century, 131 v India at Adelaide
1986-02-02 – Dalai Lama meets Pope John Paul II in India
1986-02-11 – Australia beat India 2-0 to win the World Series Cup
1986-03-28 – Extremist Sikhs kill 13 hindus in Ludhiana India
1986-07-25 – Sikhs extremist kill 16 hindus in Muhktsar India
1986-09-19 – Dean Jones scores 210 v India at Madras
1986-10-02 – Failed assassination attempt on India premier Rajiv Gandhi
1986-10-02 – Sikhs attempt to assassinate Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
1986-10-19 – Allan Border scores the 1,000,000th run in Tests (v India, Bombay)
1987-07-06 – 1st of 3 massacres by Sikh extremists takes place in India
1987-11-25 – India all out for 75 v West Indies at Delhi, Patterson 5-24
1987-12-11 – Test debut of Carl Hooper, WI v India at Bombay
1987-12-20 – 76th Davis Cup: Sweden beats India in Gothenburg (5-0)
1988-01-11 – Test debut of Phil Simmons, WI v India, Madras
1988-07-21 – ESA’s Ariane-3 launches 2 communications satellites (1 Indian)
1988-08-20 – 6.5 earthquake strikes India/Nepal, 1,000s killed
1988-11-30 – Cyclone lashes Bangladesh, Eastern India; 317 killed
1989-10-20 – Pakistan win Sharjah Trophy over India & WI on round-robin
1989-11-29 – India president Rajiv Gandhi, resigns
1989-12-02 – Vishwanath Pratap Singh sworn in as president of India
1990-02-23 – Ian Smith 173* NZ v India, 136 balls, world record for no 9 bat
1990-03-24 – Indian troops leave Sri Lanka
1990-03-27 – Bus accidentally touches high voltage wire in Karagpur India; 21 die
1990-04-17 – Gas explodes on passenger train in Kumrahar India, 80 die
1990-07-27 – Graham Gooch scores 333 v India at Lord’s
1990-07-30 – Graham Gooch scores 123 v India to follow up 1st innings 333
1990-12-10 – Hindu-Muslim rebellion in Hyderabad-Aligargh India, 140 die
1991-10-16 – Jharkhand Chhatra Yuva Morcha is founded at a conference in Ranchi, India.
1991-10-20 – 6.1-7.1 earthquake in Uttar Kashi, India, about 670 die
1991-10-25 – Aaqib Javed takes 7-37 in 10 overs v India in cric 1-dayer at Sharjah
1991-12-26 – Militant Sikhs kill 55 & wound 70 in India
1992-01-02 – Test debut of Shane Warne, v India at Sydney
1992-01-20 – Australia beat India 2-0 to win the World Series Cup
1992-01-28 – Boon completes twelfth Test century, 135 v India at Adelaide
1992-05-20 – India launches its 1st satellite independently
1992-05-22 – India launches its Agni rocket
1992-06-23 – “Tin Bigha Day” protest in India of corridor opening to Bangladesh
1992-06-26 – India leases Tin Bigha corridor to Bangladesh
1992-10-18 – Start of Zimbabwe’s 1st Test match, v India at Harare
1992-10-20 – David Houghton gets Zimbabwe’s 1st Test ton (121 v India, debut)
1992-12-06 – 300,000 hindus destroy mosque of Babri India, 4 die
1993-01-23 – Indian Airlines B737 crashes art Aurangabad, 61 die
1993-01-29 – Test debut of Vinod Kambli, prolific Indian batsman
1993-02-23 – India complete a 3-0 series drubbing of England
1993-09-30 – 6.4 earthquake at Latur, India, 28,000 killed
1994-01-25 – Mine fire at Asansol India, kills 55
1994-03-15 – Experts from AL certify Indian’s Jacobs Field is properly lit
1994-04-13 – United Arab Emirates’ 1st official ODI, losing to India
1994-05-20 – Miss India (Sushmita Sen) selected Miss Universe
1994-05-21 – Sushmita Sen, 18, of India, crowned 43rd Miss Universe
1994-07-24 – Bodo kills 37 Moslems in Bashbari NE India
1994-07-29 – India army kills 27 Moslem militants
1994-10-29 – National Museum of American Indian opens (NYC)
1994-11-19 – Aishwarya Rai, 21, of India, crowned 44th Miss World
1995-02-25 – Bomb attack on train in Assam India (27 soldiers killed)
1995-03-12 – Congress party loses India national election
1996-03-09 – Javed Miandad’s last international in Pak’s WC QF loss to India
1996-03-13 – Sri Lanka beat India in World Cup semi as riots stop play
1996-08-20 – India defeat Pakistan in Under-15 World Challenge Final at Lord’s
1996-09-16 – 1st one-day international in Canada, India v Pakistan at Toronto
1997-03-13 – India’s Missionaries of Charity chooses Sister Nirmala to succeed Mother Teresa as its leader.
1997-07-25 – K.R. Narayanan is sworn-in as India’s 10th president and the first Dalit— formerly called “untouchable”— to hold this office.
1998-03-24 – A tornado sweeps through Dantan in India killing 250 people and injuring 3000 others.
1998-04-06 – Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of hitting India.
1998-05-11 – India conducts three underground nuclear tests in Pokhran, including a thermonuclear device.
1998-05-13 – India carries out two nuclear tests at Pokhran, in addition to the three conducted on May 11. The United States and Japan impose economic sanctions on India.
1998-05-28 – Nuclear testing: Pakistan responds to a series of Indian nuclear tests with five of its own, prompting the United States, Japan, and other nations to impose economic sanctions.
1999-01-22 – Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons are burned alive by radical Hindus while sleeping in their car in Eastern India.
1999-03-11 – Infosys becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
1999-04-08 – Haryana Gana Parishad, a political party in the Indian state of Haryana, merges with the Indian National Congress.
1999-08-11 – Total solar eclipse in India-North -France (2m23s)
2000-02-15 – Indian Point II nuclear power plant in New York State vents a small amount of radioactive steam when a steam generator fails.
2000-11-15 – A chartered Antonov AN-24 crashes after takeoff from Luanda, Angola killing more than 40 people. New Jharkhand state came into existence in India.
2001-01-26 – An earthquake hits Gujarat, India, causing more than 20,000 deaths.
2001-06-18 – Protests occur in Manipur over the extension of the ceasefire between Naga insurgents and the government of India.
2001-09-21 – University of Roorkee, becomes India’s 7th Indian Institute of Technology, rechristened as IIT Roorkee
2001-12-13 – the Indian Parliament Sansad is attacked by terrorists. 15 people are killed, including all the terrorists.
2002-05-03 – A military MiG-21 aircraft crashes into the Bank of Rajasthan in India, killing eight.
2003-06-05 – A severe heat wave across Pakistan and India reaches its peak, as temperatures exceed 50°C (122°F) in the region.
2003-10-17 – Eunuchs in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh float the political party Jiti Jitayi Politics.
2003-11-18 – The congress of the Communist Party of Indian Union (Marxist-Leninist) decides to merge the party into Kanu Sanyal’s CPI(ML).
2004-03-23 – Andhra Pradesh Federation of Trade Unions holds its first conference in Hyderabad, India.
2004-06-06 – Tamil is established as a Classical language by the President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in a joint sitting of the two houses of the Indian Parliament.
2004-09-17 – Tamil is declared the first classical language in India.
2004-09-21 – The Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) People’s War and the Maoist Communist Centre of India merge to form the Communist Party of India (Maoist).
2005-01-25 – A stampede at the Mandher Devi temple in Mandhradevi in India kills at least 258.
2005-07-26 – Mumbai, India receives 99.5cm of rain (39.17 inches) within 24 hours, bringing the city to a halt for over 2 days.
2006-07-06 – The Nathula Pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years.
2006-07-11 – 209 people are killed in a series of bomb attacks in Mumbai, India.
2007-07-25 – Pratibha Patil is sworn in as India’s first woman president
2008-10-22 – India launches its first unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-1.
2008-11-26 – Terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India: Ten coordinated attacks by Pakistan-based terrorists kill 164 and injure more than 250 people in Mumbai, India.
2010-02-13 – A bombing at the German Bakery in Pune, India, kills 10 and injures 60 more.

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Popular Deaths



1351-03-20 – Mohammed ibn-Tughluq, sultan of Delhi India, dies
1510-03-01 – Francisco d’Almeida, viceroy of India, dies in battle at about 59
1539-03-05 – Nuno da Cunha, Portuguese governor in India (b. 1487)
1605-10-15 – Abul-Fath Djalal-ud-Din, Mogol keizer of India (1556-1605), dies at 63
1627-10-28 – Djehangir/Jahangir, great mogol of India, dies
1629-04-19 – Sigismondo d’India, Italian composer
1631-06-07 – Mumtax Mahal, wife of Shah Jahan of India, her tomb (Taj Mahal)
1666-02-01 – Sjihab al-Din Sultan C Shah Djahan, mogol of India (Taj-Mahal), dies
1680-04-03 – Shivaji, founder of the Maratha Empire, India (b. 1630)
1680-04-17 – Kateri Tekakwitha, first American Indian to receive beatification (b. 1656)
1699-06-22 – Josiah Child, English Governor of the East India Company (b. 1630)
1707-02-20 – Aurangzeb, Mogul emperor of India (1658-1707), dies
1707-03-03 – Aurangzeb, Emperor of India (1658-1707), dies at 88
1713-02-11 – Jahandar Shah, Mughal emperor of India (b. 1664)
1754-10-04 – Tanacharison, Catawba Indian chief
1755-07-09 – E Braddock, British Gen, mortally wounded during French & Indian War
1760-04-10 – Gerard George Clifford, head of East-Indian Company, dies at 75
1773-11-22 – Robert Clive, English occupier (India), dies at about 48
1781-05-18 – Túpac Amaru II, Peruvian Indian revolutionary, a descendant of the last Inca ruler, Túpac Amaru (b. 1742)
1799-05-04 – Tipu Sultan, Indian military leader (b. 1750)
1815-09-24 – John Sevier, indian fighter (Gov/Rep-Tn), dies at 70
1818-08-22 – Warren Hastings, 1st governor-general of India (1773-84), dies at 85
1843-12-18 – Thomas Graham, Lord Lynedoch, British Viceroy of India (b. 1748)
1856-09-24 – Henry, 1st viscount Hardinge of Lahore, gov-gen of India, dies
1857-04-08 – Mangal Pandey, Indian soldier (b. 1827)
1858-06-17 – Rani Lakshmibai, queen of Jhansi in North India, one of the leading figures of the Indian rebellion of 1857 (b. 1828)
1860-10-12 – Henry G W Smith, leader of British-Indian forces, dies at 73
1868-05-23 – Kit Carson, American trapper, scout, and Indian agent (b. 1809)
1869-02-15 – Mirza Ghalib, Indian poet (b. 1796)
1871-03-18 – Augustus De Morgan, Indian-born British mathematician and logician (b. 1806)
1871-06-08 – Satank, Kiowa indian chief, shot to death
1881-07-17 – Jim Bridger, American mountain man, Indian fighter, and explorer (b. 1804)
1883-02-17 – Vasudeo Balwant Phadke, Indian revolutionary (b. 1845)
1890-12-10 – Ludolf AJW Sloet van de Beele, gov-gen (Net India 1861-66), dies at 84
1893-11-07 – Constantly Lievens, Flemish missionaries in India, dies at 37
1898-03-01 – George Bruce Malleson, English officer in India, author (b. 1825)
1898-03-27 – Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian Muslim intellectual (b. 1817)
1902-07-04 – Swami Vivekananda, Indian spiritual leader (b. 1863)
1905-01-19 – Debendranath Tagore, Indian philosopher (b. 1817)
1908-08-11 – Khudiram Bose, Indian freedom fighter (b. 1889)
1915-02-19 – Gopal Krishna Gokhale, India’s social reformer/politician, dies
1918-07-22 – Indra Lal Roy, Indian pilot (b. 1898)
1918-10-15 – Sai Baba of Shirdi, Indian saint (b. circa 1838)
1919-05-27 – Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Indian social activist (b. 1848)
1920-04-26 – Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician (b. 1887)
1920-08-01 – Bal Gangadhar Tilak, British-Indian hindu leader, dies
1925-06-16 – Chittaranjan Das, Indian patriot and freedom fighter (b. 1870)
1927-02-05 – Inayat Khan, Indian sufi
1927-06-13 – Henry CK “Clan” Petty-Fitzmaurice, gov of India (1888-94), dies at 82
1928-11-17 – Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian author, politician, & freedom fighter (b. 1865)
1931-03-23 – Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev Indian freedom fighters
1936-09-19 – Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Indian musician (b. 1860)
1937-11-23 – Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1858)
1938-04-21 – Allama Iqbal, Indian philosopher and poet (b. 1877)
1940-01-01 – Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)
1941-03-28 – Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara, Indian Police Commissioner (b. 1877)
1941-08-07 – Radindranath Tagore, Indian philosopher/poet/writer, dies at 80
1948-01-30 – Mahatma Gandhi, India’s political and spiritual leader, assassinated in New Delhi
1948-01-30 – Mahatma Ghandi, murdered by Hindu extremists in India
1950-04-14 – Sri Ramana Maharshi, Indian philosopher (b. 1879)
1950-08-08 – Ernest F E Douwes Dekker, founder National-India Party, dies
1950-12-05 – Shri Aurobindo, Indian guru (b. 1872)
1950-12-15 – Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Indian political leader, Iron Man of India (b. 1875)
1951-12-05 – Abanindranath Tagore, Indian writer (b. 1871)
1952-01-05 – Victor Alexander John Hope, viceroy of India (1936-43), dies at 64
1952-03-07 – Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (b. 1893)
1953-12-10 – Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Indian-born scholar and translator (b. 1872)
1955-09-16 – Leopold C M S Amery, Brit minister of Colonies (India), dies at 81
1956-12-06 – Dr. Bhimji Ramji Ambedkar, Indian Minister of Law and architect of The Constitution of India (b. 1891)
1958-06-27 – Robert Greig, actor (Devil Doll, Indian Love Call), dies at 78
1959-12-23 – Edward FLW Halifax, English viscount/viceroy of India, dies at 78
1962-04-12 – Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, Indian politician and engineer (b. 1861)
1963-02-28 – Rajendra Prasad, First President of India (b. 1884)
1964-05-27 – Jawaharial Nehru, Independent India’s 1st PM, dies at 74
1966-01-11 – Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indian premier (1964-66), dies at 61
1966-01-24 – Homi J. Bhabha, Indian physicist (b. 1909)
1966-02-26 – Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Indian freedom fighter and writer (b. 1883)
1967-10-12 – Ram Manohar Lohia, Indian Socialist politician leader
1969-01-31 – Meher Baba, Indian guru (b. 1894)
1969-05-03 – Zakir Hussain, 3rd President of India, (b. 1897)
1969-06-24 – Ted Hecht, actor (Time to Kill, Song of India, Gangster), dies
1970-06-07 – Edward M Forster, Brit writer (Maurice, passage to India), dies at 91
1970-07-24 – Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman (b. 1897)
1970-11-21 – Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Indian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1888)
1971-12-31 – Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist (b. 1919)
1972-03-31 – Meena Kumari, Indian actress (b. 1932)
1972-05-28 – Edward VIII, King of Gr Brit/N Ireld/emperor (India 1936), dies at 77
1972-07-28 – Charu Majumdar, Indian revolutionary leader (b. 1918)
1972-09-27 – S. R. Ranganathan, Indian mathematician (b. 1892)
1973-09-11 – Neem Karoli Baba, Indian guru
1974-02-04 – Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1894)
1975-04-17 – Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Indian philosopher (b. 1888)
1975-10-02 – Kumaraswami Kamaraj, Indian political leader, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (b. 1903)
1975-10-31 – SD Burman, Indian musician (b. 1906)
1976-08-27 – Mukesh, Indian playback singer (b. 1923)
1977-03-22 – A.K. Gopalan, Indian communist leader (b. 1904)
1979-12-03 – Dhyan Chand, Indian field hockey player (b. 1905)
1980-06-23 – Sanjay Gandhi, Indian politician, dies
1980-06-23 – Varahagiri Venkata Giri, Fourth President of India (b. 1894)
1980-07-24 – Uttam Kumar, Indian actor (b. 1926)
1980-07-31 – Mohd. Rafi, Indian playback singer (b. 1924)
1981-02-05 – Kuda Bux, Indian mystic (I’d Like to See), dies at 75
1981-12-26 – Savithri, Indian actress (b. 1937)
1982-02-22 – Josh Malihabadi, Urdu poet of India and Pakistan (b. 1898)
1983-01-11 – Shri Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian industrialist and educator (b. 1894)
1984-02-03 – Ravindara Mhatrem, Indian diplomat, killed in England
1984-02-09 – Balasaraswathi, Indian classical dancer, dies in Madras
1984-10-31 – Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, assassinated by two of her bodyguards at 66
1984-11-27 – Percy Norris, deputy high commissioner of India, shot dead
1985-03-15 – Radha Krishna Choudhary, Indian historian and writer (b. 1921)
1986-02-17 – Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (Kingdom Happiness), dies at 90
1986-06-06 – Bhavana Balachandran, Indian actress
1986-07-06 – Jagjivan Ram, Indian politician (b. 1908)
1987-10-09 – Guru Gopinath, Indian classical dancer (b. 1908)
1987-10-13 – Kishore Kumar, Indian Singer (b.1929)
1987-12-11 – G. A. Kulkarni, Indian (Marathi) writer (b. 1923)
1990-01-19 – Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, indian guru, dies at 58
1990-05-21 – Moelvi Mohammed Farouk, Indian spiritual leader, murdered
1990-11-07 – Lawrence Durrell, Indian/English author (Alexandria Quartet, Mount Olive), dies at 78
1991-03-23 – Parkash Singh, Indian soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1913)
1991-05-21 – Rajiv Gandhi, Indian Prime Minster (1984-91), assassinated at 46
1991-06-14 – Peggy Ashcroft, British actress (A passage to India), dies at 83
1992-04-23 – Satyajit Ray, Indian director (Distant Thunder/Agantuk), dies at 70
1993-04-06 – Divya Bharati, “Baby Doll” Indian Bollywood actress (Diwana), dies at 19 by mysteriously falling from her husband’s apartment
1993-11-29 – JRD Tata, Indies industrialist (Air-India), dies at 89
1993-11-30 – Sebastian Kappen, Indian theologian (b. 1924)
1994-01-04 – RD Burman, Indian musician (b. 1939)
1994-12-25 – Zail Singh, president of India (1982-87), dies at 78
1995-04-10 – Morarji Desai, PM of India (1977-79), dies
1995-08-31 – Beant Singh, PM of Punjab province of India, assassinated at 73
1996-01-18 – N T Rama Rao, PM of Andhra Pradesh India (1983-84, 84-89, 94-95), dies
1996-01-18 – Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, Indian actor (b. 1923)
1996-04-22 – Hiteshwar Saikia, PM of Indian state of Assam (1991-96), dies
1996-05-20 – Janaki Ramachandran, PM of Indian state of Tamil Nadu (1988), dies
1996-05-31 – Neela Sanjiva Reddy, president of India (1977-82), dies
1996-06-01 – Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, president of India, dies at 83
1998-01-15 – Gulzarilal Nanda, temporary PM of India (1964, 66), dies
1998-08-18 – Persis Khambatta, Indian actress (b. 1950)
1999-07-07 – Captain Vikram Batra, Indian Army officer, awarded Param Vir Chakra (September 9,1974)
1999-08-01 – Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Indian-born writer (b. 1897)
1999-08-10 – Padma Bhushan Acharya Baldev Upadhyaya, Eminent Sanskrit Scholar in India (b. 1899)
1999-12-26 – Shankar Dayal Sharma, President of India (b. 1918)
2000-07-10 – Vakkom Majeed, Indian Freedom fighter, Travancore-Cochin Legislative member (b. 1909)
2000-11-07 – Chidambaram Subramaniam, Indian politician (b. 1910)
2000-12-23 – Noor Jehan, Indian singer and actress (b. 1926)
2001-05-13 – R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (b. 1906)
2001-07-21 – Sivaji Ganesan, South Indian Tamil actor (b. 1927)
2001-12-01 – Ellis R Dungan, American born Indian film director (b. 1909)
2001-12-10 – Ashok Kumar, Indian actor (b. 1911)
2002-07-06 – Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian businessman (b. 1932)
2002-07-07 – Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian business tycoon (b. 1933)
2002-10-11 – Dina Pathak, Indian Actress (b. 1922)
2003-10-31 – Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Indian singer (b. 1908)
2003-11-09 – Binod Bihari Verma, Indian Maithili literateur (b.1937)
2004-02-23 – Vijay Anand, Indian film director (b. 1934)
2004-02-26 – Shankarrao Chavan, Indian politician (b. 1920)
2004-04-17 – Soundarya, Indian actress (b. 1971)
2004-06-26 – Yash Johar, Indian film producer (b. 1929)
2004-07-23 – Mehmood, Indian actor (b. 1932)
2004-08-15 – Amarsinh Chaudhary, Indian politician (b. 1941)
2004-08-30 – Indian Larry, American motorcycle builder and stuntman (b. 1949)
2004-10-18 – Veerappan, Indian bandit and smuggler (b. 1945)
2004-12-11 – M.S. Subbulakshmi, Indian singer (b. 1916)
2004-12-21 – Autar Singh Paintal, Indian medical scientist (b. 1925)
2004-12-23 – P. V. Narasimha Rao, Prime Minister of India (b. 1921)
2005-01-03 – JN Dixit, Indian government official (b. 1936)
2005-01-12 – Amrish Puri, Indian actor (b. 1932)
2005-01-21 – Parveen Babi, Indian actress (b. 1955)
2005-03-30 – O. V. Vijayan, Indian author and cartoonist (b. 1930)
2005-04-25 – Swami Ranganathananda, Indian monk (b. 1908)
2005-05-25 – Sunil Dutt, Indian actor and politician (b. 1929)
2005-07-27 – Swami Shantanand, Mahasamadhi Day, Indian Saint, Philosopher (b. 1934)
2005-10-30 – Shamsher Singh Sheri, Indian communist leader (b. 1942)
2005-11-09 – K. R. Narayanan, President of India (b. 1921)
2006-02-09 – Nadira, Indian actress (b. 1932)
2006-02-23 – Telmo Zarraonaindía, Spanish footballer (b. 1921)
2006-03-26 – Anil Biswas, Indian politician (b. 1944)
2006-04-12 – Dr. Rajkumar, Kannada language film actor/singer (India)(b. 1929)
2006-04-21 – T.K. Ramakrishnan, Indian politician (b. 1922)
2006-05-03 – Pramod Mahajan, Indian politician (b. 1949)
2006-05-05 – Naushad Ali, Indian composer (b. 1919)
2006-05-27 – Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Indian actor (b. 1944)
2006-08-21 – Ustad Bismillah Khan, Indian musician (b. 1916)
2006-08-27 – Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Indian film director (b. 1922)
2007-02-02 – Vijay Arora, Indian film and television actor (b. 1944)
2007-03-04 – Sunil Kumar Mahato, Indian parliamentarian (b. 1966)
2007-03-22 – Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (b. 1918)
2007-04-16 – G. V. Loganathan, Indian American professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (b. 1954)
2007-06-30 – Sahib Singh Verma, Indian politician and former Chief Minister of Delhi (b. 1943)
2007-10-03 – M.N. Vijayan, Indian writer, orator, and academic
2008-01-01 – Pratap Chandra Chunder, union minister of India (b. 1919)
2008-02-05 – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian guru, founder of Transcendental Meditation (b. ca. 1917)
2008-02-25 – Hans Raj Khanna, Judge of the Supreme Court of India (b. 1912)
2008-03-20 – Shoban Babu, Indian actor (b. 1937)
2008-05-19 – Vijay Tendulkar, Indian playwright, (b. 1928)
2008-06-27 – Sam Manekshaw, Indian Field Marshal (b. 1914)
2008-07-29 – Ishmeet Singh Sodhi, Indian Playback Singer (b. 1989)
2008-08-01 – Harkishan Singh Surjeet, Indian politician (b. 1916)
2008-09-27 – Mahendra Kapoor, Indian singer (b. 1934)
2009-01-27 – R. Venkataraman, 8th President of India (b. 1910)
2009-01-31 – Nagesh, Indian comedian actor in Kollywood (b. 1933)
2009-04-27 – Feroz Khan, Indian actor (b. 1939)
2009-05-03 – Ram Shewalkar, Indian Marathi writer, cardiac arrest.(b.1931)
2009-06-28 – A. K. Lohithadas, Indian screenwriter, director, and producer (b. 1955)
2009-07-29 – Gayatri Devi, Ex-Maharani of Indian state Jaipur. (b. 1919)
2009-09-02 – Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, India (b. 1949)
2009-11-11 – Dhanpat Rai Nahar, Indian labour leader (b. 1919)
2010-01-17 – Jyoti Basu, Indian politician (b. 1914)

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Famous Birthdays

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1483-02-15 – Babur, founder of Mughal dynasty in India (1526-30)
1506-04-07 – Francis Xavier, saint/Jesuit missionary to India, Malaya, & Japan
1542-10-14 – Abul-Fath Djalal-ud-Din, 3rd Mogol emperor of India (1556-1605)
1542-10-15 – Djalalud-Din Mohammed Akbar, emperor of India (1556-1605)
1569-08-31 – Djehangir/Jahangir, great mogol of India
1592-01-05 – Shah Jahan, Mughal emperor of India (1628-58), built Taj Mahal
1592-01-14 – Sjihab al-Din Sultan Choerram Sjah Djahan, leader of India
1618-11-03 – Aurangzeb, [Alamgir], Emperor of India (1658-1707)
1643-10-14 – Bahadur Shah I, Mughal Emperor of India (d. 1712)
1682-07-10 – Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg, German Lutheran missionary to India (d. 1719)
1685-01-07 – Gerard George Clifford, Dutch director of East India Company
1725-09-29 – Robert Clive, English explorer/founder (British empire in India)
1725-09-29 – Robert Clive, founder (British empire in India)
1732-12-06 – Warren Hastings, England, 1st governor-General of India (1773-84)
1750-11-20 – Tipu Sultan, Indian ruler (d. 1799)
1767-05-04 – Tyagaraja, Composer of Indian classical Carnatic music (d. 1847)
1787-06-28 – Henry G W Smith, leader of British-Indian forces
1796-12-27 – Mirza Ghalib, Indian poet (d. 1869)
1809-01-23 – Veer Surendra Sai, Indian Freedom Fighter
1809-12-24 – Christopher “Kit” Carson, KY, Union brig-general/indian fighter
1817-05-15 – Debendranath Tagore, Indian religious reformer (d. 1905)
1817-10-17 – Sajjid Ahmad Chan, Indian moslem leader/co-founder (Pakistan)
1823-06-30 – Dinshaw Maneckji Petit, Indian industrialist (d. 1901)
1824-02-12 – Arya Samaj Maha Rishi Dayanand Sarsvati, Indian hindu leader
1825-05-08 – George Bruce Malleson, Indian officer (d. 1898)
1825-09-04 – Dadabhai Naoroji, 1st Indian in British parliament
1827-07-19 – Mangal Pandey, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1857)
1831-11-08 – Edward R L Bulwer-Lytton, English under king of India
1832-06-10 – Edwin Arnold, English writer (Light of India)
1833-11-02 – Mahendralal Sarkar, Indian doctor (d. 1904)
1835-11-19 – Rani Lakshmi Bai, Indian Queen (d. 1858)
1836-02-18 – Swami Ramakrishna [Gadadhar Chatterji], Indian mystic/hindu leader
1839-03-03 – Jamsetji Tata, Indian industrialist (d. 1904)
1845-11-04 – Vasudeo Balwant Phadke, The First Indian Revolutionary (d. 1883)
1848-04-16 – Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Social Reformer of Andhra Pradesh, India (d. 1919)
1849-09-21 – Maurice Barrymore, Indian-born patriarch of the Barrymore family (d. 1905)
1850-09-09 – Harishchandra, India, poet/dramatist/father of modern Hindi
1853-12-06 – Haraprasad Shastri, Indian academic, Sanskrit scholar, archivist and historian of Bengali literature (d. 1931)
1856-04-01 – Acacio Gabriel Viegas, Indian physician (d. 1933)
1856-04-11 – Constantly Lievens, Flemish missionary in India
1856-07-23 – Bal Gangadhar Tilak, British-Indian Hindi leader
1858-10-21 – Ramabai Dongre’ Medhavi, India, social reformer
1858-11-07 – Bipin Chandra Pal, Indian freedom fighter, (d. 1932)
1858-11-30 – Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist (d. 1937)
1860-08-10 – Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Indian musician (d. 1936)
1860-09-15 – Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya, Indian engineer (d. 1962)
1861-05-06 – Motilal Nehru, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1931)
1861-05-07 – Rabindranath Tagore, First Indian to win Nobel Prize for Liturature. (d. 1941)
1861-12-25 – Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, Indian founder of Banaras Hindu University (d. 1946)
1865-01-28 – Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1928)
1865-01-31 – Shastriji Maharaj, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1951)
1866-05-09 – Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Leader of Indian Independence Movement (d. 1915)
1867-12-16 – Amy Carmichael, missionary in Dohnavur, India (d. 1951)
1868-08-12 – Frederick JNT lord Chelmsford, viceroy of British-India (1916-21)
1869-10-02 – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Porbandar Kathiawad India, pacifist and spiritual leader
1872-04-14 – Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Indian-born Islamic scholar and translator (d. 1953)
1873-11-22 – Leopold CMS Amery, British minister of Colonies (India)
1875-10-31 – Vallabhbhai Patel, Indian freedom fighter and statesman (d. 1950)
1876-09-15 – Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Indian novelist (d. 1938)
1877-11-24 – Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara, Indian CID Commissioner of Police (d. 1941)
1878-02-21 – The Mother, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1973)
1878-11-27 – Jatindramohan Bagchi, Indian (Bengali) poet (d.1948).
1878-12-10 – Rajaji, India’s freedom fighter and the first Governor General of independent India (d.1972)
1879-02-13 – Sarojini Naidu, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1949)
1879-09-17 – Periyar E. V. Ramasamy, Indian Social Reformer (d. 1973)
1880-07-31 – Munshi Premchand, Indian Author (d. 1936)
1880-10-08 – Ernest F E Douwes Dekker, Dutch founder (National-India Party)
1882-07-05 – Inayat Khan, Indian sufi (d. 1927).
1882-12-11 – Subramanya Bharathy, Indian poet (d. 1921)
1883-05-28 – Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Indian activist (d. 1966)
1884-12-03 – Rajendra Prasad, first President of India (d. 1963)
1885-02-14 – Syed Zafarul Hasan, Prominent Muslim Indian/Pakistani philosopher (d. 1949)
1886-05-25 – Rash Behari Bose, leader against the British Raj in India (d. 1945)
1886-11-02 – Philip Merivale, Rehutia India, actor (Nothing But Trouble)
1887-02-26 – Benegal Narsing Rau, India, pres of UN Security Council (1950)
1887-06-07 – William Walraven, Dutch journalist/writer (Indian Daily)
1887-12-22 – Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician (d. 1920)
1888-09-05 – Sarvepalli Radhakrishan, president (India)/philosopher
1888-11-07 – Chandrasekhara Raman, India, physicist (Nobel 1930)
1888-11-11 – Maulana Azad, 1st minister of education in independent India
1889-11-14 – Jawaharlal Nehru, 1st Indian PM (1947-64)
1891-04-14 – B. R. Ambedkar, Indian jurist (d.1956)
1893-01-05 – Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (d. 1952)
1894-01-01 – Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian mathematician (d. 1974)
1894-02-25 – Meher Baba, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1969)
1894-04-10 – Shri Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian industrialist (d. 1983)
1894-05-20 – Chandrashekarendra Saraswati, Indian Hindu sage, Jivanmukta (d. 1994)
1894-06-23 – Edward VIII, King of Great Brit/N-Ireland/emperor of India (1936)
1894-08-10 – Varahagiri Venkata Giri, Fourth President of India (d. 1980)
1895-05-12 – Jiddu Krishnamurti, India, philosopher (Songs of Life) [NS=May 22]
1895-05-22 – Jiddu Krishnamurti, India, philosopher (Songs of Life) [OS=May 12]
1895-06-03 – Kavalam Madhava Panikkar, India, diplomat (Asia & Western Dominance)
1895-09-01 – Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar, Indian musician (d. 1974)
1896-02-29 – Ranchhodji Morarji Desai, premier of India (1977-79)
1896-09-01 – A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Indian theologian (d. 1977)
1896-11-12 – Salim Ali, Indian ornithologist (d. 1987)
1897-01-23 – Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian politician
1897-04-19 – Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1970)
1897-05-03 – V K Krishna Menon, India, minister of defense
1897-11-23 – Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Indian writer (d. 1999)
1898-12-02 – Indra Lal Roy, Indian pilot (d. 1918)
1898-12-05 – Josh Malihabadi, Urdu poet of India and Pakistan (d. 1982)
1902-06-04 – Richard Allen, India, field hockey goal tender (Olympic-gold-1928)
1902-10-11 – Jayaprakash Narayan, Indian freedom fighter and political leader (d. 1979)
1903-07-15 – Kumaraswami Kamaraj, Indian politician (d. 1975)
1904-02-29 – Rukmini Devi Arundale, Indian dancer and founder of Kalakshetra (d. 1986)
1904-03-04 – Chief Tahachee, American-born Old Settler Cherokee Indian stage and film actor (d. 1978)
1904-07-29 – J. R. D. Tata, Indian industrialist (d. 1993)
1904-10-01 – A.K. Gopalan, Indian communist leader (d. 1977)
1904-10-02 – Shi Lal Bahadur Shastri, India premier (1964-66)
1905-09-09 – Hussain Sha – Indian Saint, Philosopher ,Pithapuram
1906-05-05 – Ursula Jeans, Simla India. actress (I Lived With You, Over the Moon)
1906-05-29 – Terence Hanbury White, Bombay India, novelist (England Have My Bones)
1906-07-23 – Chandrasekhar Azad, Indian revolutionary (d. 1931)
1906-10-10 – R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (d. 2001)
1907-05-15 – Sukhdev Thapar, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1931)
1907-09-27 – Bhagat Singh, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1931)
1907-09-28 – Bhagat Singh, Indian activist (d. 1931)
1908-04-05 – Jagjivan Ram, Indian politician (d. 1986)
1908-06-24 – Guru Gopinath, Indian classical dancer (d 1987)
1908-07-25 – Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Indian musician (d. 2003)
1908-10-22 – John Sutton, Rawalpindi India, actor (Tower of London, Return of Fly)
1909-10-30 – Homi J. Bhabha, Indian physicist (d. 1966)
1909-12-20 – Vakkom Majeed, Indian politician (d. 2000)
1910-01-30 – C Subramaniam, Indian politician (d. 2000)
1910-07-03 – Eric Franklin, Indian civil servant
1910-10-19 – Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, India, astrophysicist (Nobel 1983)
1910-12-04 – Ramaswamy Venkataraman, president of India (1987-92)
1911-02-19 – Merle Oberon, Calcutta India, actress (Assignment Foreign Legion)
1911-09-20 – Shriram Sharma Acharya, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1991)
1911-10-13 – Ashok Kumar, Indian actor (d. 2001)
1912-01-27 – Lawrence Durrell, Darjeeling, Indian/British writer (Private Country, Alexandria Quartet)
1912-02-27 – Kusumagraj, Indian writer (d. 1999)
1913-05-13 – Sanjiva Reddy, president (India)
1913-05-19 – Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, president of India
1914-01-01 – Noor Inayat Khan, Indian princess and SOE agent (d. 1944)
1914-07-08 – Jyoti Basu, Indian politician
1916-01-22 – Harilal Upadhyay, Gujarati Author, Poet, Astrologist (Gujarat is a State of India) (d. 1994)
1916-05-05 – Zail Singh, President of India (d. 1994)
1916-05-08 – Swami Chinmayananda, Indian spiritualist (d. 1993)
1916-08-03 – Shakeel Badayuni, Indian poet and lyricist (d. 1970)
1916-09-15 – Margaret Lockwood, Karachi India, actress (Lady Vanishes)
1916-09-16 – M.S. Subbulakshmi, Indian singer (d. 2004)
1917-01-12 – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian spiritualist (d. 2008)
1917-01-17 – Maruthur Gopalan Ramachandran, (MGR), Indian film star, politician
1917-02-11 – T. Nagi Reddy, Indian revolutionary (d. 1976)
1917-03-12 – Googie Withers, Karachi India, actress (1 of Our Aircraft is Missing)
1917-11-05 – Banarsi Das Gupta, Indian former Chief Minister of Haryana (d. 2007)
1917-11-19 – Indira Gandhi, Allahabad India, Indian PM (1966-77, 1980-84)
1918-04-16 – Spike Milligan, India, actor/comedian (Digby, 3 Musketeers)
1918-12-14 – B.K.S. Iyengar, Indian yoga advocate
1918-12-23 – Kumar Pallana, Indian-born American actor
1919-01-19 – Dharam Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1964)
1919-08-12 – Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist (d. 1971)
1919-08-31 – Amrita Preetam, Indian poet and author (d. 2005)
1919-11-08 – P. L. Deshpande, Indian author (d. 2000)
1919-12-25 – Naushad Ali, Indian music director (d. 2006)
1920-02-12 – Pran, Indian actor
1920-03-15 – Ranganandhan Francis, India, field hockey (Olympic-gold-1948, 52, 56)
1920-04-05 – Rafique Zakaria, Indian author (d. 2005)
1920-04-07 – Ravi Shankar, Benares India, sitar player (Sounds of India)
1920-10-19 – Pandurang Shastri Athavale, Indian philosopher (d. 2003)
1920-10-27 – K. R. Narayanan, 10th President of India
1920-10-29 – Catholicos Baselios Mar Thoma Didymos I, Indian Catholic
1920-12-04 – Michael Bates, Jhansi India, actor (Clockwork Orange, Patton)
1921-01-20 – Telmo Zarraonaindía, Spanish footballer (d. 2006)
1921-02-15 – Radha Krishna Choudhary, Indian historian and writer (d. 1985)
1921-05-02 – Satyajit Ray, Calcutta India, director (Goddess, Adversary)
1921-06-28 – P V Narasimha Rao, premier of India (1991- )
1921-08-08 – Vulimiri Ramalingaswami, Indian medical scientist (d. 2001)
1921-12-07 – Pramukh Swami Maharaj, Indian spiritual leader
1922-01-09 – Har G Khorana, India/Canada bio-chemist (Nobel 1968)
1922-02-04 – Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Indian Classical Singer
1922-12-11 – Dilip Kumar, Indian actor
1923-04-17 – Lindsay Anderson, Bangalore India, director (Thursday’s Children)
1923-05-15 – Johnny Walker, Indian actor (d. 2003)
1923-05-28 – Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, India, film star (Patala Bhairavi)
1923-07-10 – G. A. Kulkarni, Indian (Marathi) writer (d. 1987)
1923-07-22 – Mukesh, Indian singer (d. 1976)
1923-09-26 – Dev Anand, Indian actor and film producer
1924-01-04 – Sebastian Kappen, Indian theologian (d. 1993)
1924-01-27 – Sabu, [Dastagir], India, actor (Elephant Boy, Drum)
1924-12-14 – Raj Kapoor, Indian actor (d. 1988)
1925-08-07 – M. S. Swaminathan, Indian scientist
1925-09-24 – Autar Singh Paintal, Indian medical scientist (d. 2004)
1925-12-24 – Mohd. Rafi, Indian actor and playback singer (d. 1980)
1926-01-08 – Kelucharan Mohapatra, Indian Odissi dancer (d. 2004)
1926-05-19 – Swami Kriyananda, Indian teacher and author
1926-11-23 – Sathya Sai Baba, Indian guru and philosopher
1927-01-18 – Sundaram Balachander, Indian veena player (d. 1990)
1927-01-27 – Michael Craig, Poona India, actor (Escape 2000, Vault of Horror)
1927-03-25 – Leslie Claudius, India, field hockey (Olympic-gold-1948, 52, 56)
1927-05-10 – Nayantara Sahgal, Indian author
1927-07-27 – Sat Mahajan, Indian politician
1927-08-26 – B. V. Doshi, Indian architect
1928-08-04 – Udham Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1952, 56, 64)
1929-01-08 – Saeed Jaffrey, Indian actor
1929-03-29 – Utpal Dutt, Indian actor (d. 1993)
1929-05-20 – Andre Carolus Cirino, Suriname/Indian poet
1929-06-06 – Sunil Dutt, Indian actor and politician (d. 2005)
1929-07-20 – Rajendra Kumar, Indian actor (d. 1999)
1929-07-25 – Somnath Chatterjee, Indian communist leader
1929-08-04 – Kishore Kumar, Indian singer and actor (d. 1987)
1929-09-28 – Lata Mangeshkar, Indian playback singer
1929-10-19 – Balbir Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1948-56)
1930-07-21 – Anand Bakshi, Indian lyricist (d. 2002)
1930-09-17 – Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian violinist
1931-02-18 – Swraj Paul, Indian/British industrial/multi-millionaire (Caparo)
1931-05-16 – Natwar Singh, Indian politician
1931-06-30 – June Thorburn, Kashmir India, actress (Touch & Go, Children Galore)
1931-08-27 – Sri Chinmoy, Indian guru (d. 2007)
1931-10-14 – Nikhil Banerjee, Indian classical musician (d. 1986)
1931-10-15 – Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, Eleventh President of India
1932-06-22 – Amrish Puri, Indian actor (d. 2005)
1932-08-01 – Meena Kumari, Indian film actress (d. 1972)
1932-09-27 – Yash Chopra, Indian director
1932-09-29 – Mehmood, Indian actor (d. 2004)
1932-10-26 – Chinadorai Deshmutu, India, field hockey player (1952)
1932-10-30 – Barun De, Indian historian
1932-12-28 – Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian businessman (d. 2002)
1933-02-14 – Madhubala, Indian actress (d. 1969)
1933-09-08 – Asha Bhonsle, Indian singer
1933-11-03 – Amartya Sen, Indian economist, Nobel Prize laureate
1933-12-02 – K. Veeramani, Indian anti-caste activist
1934-03-15 – Kanshi Ram, Indian dalit leader
1934-05-19 – Ruskin Bond, Indian author
1934-10-15 – N. Ramani, Indian flutist
1935-12-08 – Dharmendra, Indian actor
1935-12-11 – Pranab Mukherjee, Indian politician
1936-02-09 – Clive Swift, Liverpool, actor (Frenzy, Passage to India)
1936-04-29 – Zubin Mehta, Bombay India, conductor (NY Philharmonic)
1936-05-03 – Engelbert Humperdinck, [Arnolde Dorsey], India, singer (EH Show)
1936-09-25 – Juliet Prowse, Bombay India, actress/dancer (Who Killed Teddy Bear)
1936-12-25 – Ismail Merchant, Bombay India, producer (Householder)
1937-01-14 – Shoban Babu, Indian actor
1937-12-03 – Binod Bihari Verma, Indian linguist
1937-12-28 – Ratan Tata, Indian industrialist
1938-02-07 – S. Ramachandran Pillai, Indian communist leader
1938-03-18 – Shashi Kapoor, Calcutta India, actor (Shalimar, Heat & Dust)
1938-07-19 – Jayant Narlikar, Indian astrophysicist
1939-01-20 – Nalin Chandra Wickramasinghe, Indian astronomer
1939-06-27 – Rahul Dev Burman, Indian composer and actor (d. 1994)
1939-09-25 – Feroz Khan, Indian actor
1939-11-21 – Mulayam Singh Yadav, Indian politician
1939-11-22 – Mulayam Singh Yadav, Indian politician
1940-01-02 – S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician
1940-01-20 – Krishnam Raju, Indian actor and politician
1940-10-14 – Cliff Richards, [Harry Webb], Lucknow India, rock voclist (Suddenly)
1940-11-01 – Ramesh Chandra Lahoti, Chief Justice of India
1940-12-12 – Sharad Pawar, Indian politician
1941-02-27 – Paddy Ashton, New Delhi India, British MP (Soc/Lib Democrat)
1941-04-14 – Julie Christie, Assam India, actress (Dr Zhivago)
1941-07-31 – Amarsinh Chaudhary, Indian politician
1941-09-04 – Sushilkumar Shinde, Indian politician
1941-11-25 – Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi, Indian Muslim Sufi, author, spiritual leader (d. 2001)
1942-04-02 – Roshan Seth, Indian actor
1942-04-07 – Jeetendra, Indian actor
1942-05-23 – K. Raghavendra Rao, Indian film director
1942-12-29 – Rajesh Khanna, Indian actor
1943-01-01 – Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, Indian scientist
1943-01-24 – Subhash Ghai, Indian film director
1943-06-02 – Ilaiyaraaja, Indian composer
1943-12-25 – Ravish Malhotra, India cosmonaut (Soyuz T-11 backup)
1944-01-11 – Shibu Soren, Indian politician
1944-02-13 – Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Indian actor (d. 2006)
1944-05-01 – Suresh Kalmadi, Indian politician
1944-08-20 – Rajiv Gandhi, PM of India (1984-89)
1945-01-17 – Javed Akhtar, Indian lyricist, poet and scriptwriter
1945-02-20 – Annu Kapoor, Indian actor
1945-05-04 – Narasimhan Ram, Indian journalist
1945-05-23 – Padmarajan, Indian film director (d. 1991)
1945-07-24 – Azim Premji, Indian businessman
1945-12-06 – Shekhar Kapur, Indian filmmaker
1946-05-01 – Joanna Lumley, Kashmir India, actress (Abs Fab, OHM’s Secret Service)
1946-05-28 – Satchidanandan, Indian poet
1946-08-20 – N.R. Narayana Murthy, Indian businessman
1946-10-06 – Vinod Khanna, Indian actor
1946-10-15 – Victor Banerjee, Calcutta India, actor (A Passage to India)
1946-12-08 – Sharmila Tagore, Indian Actress
1946-12-09 – Sonia Gandhi, Italian-born Indian politician
1946-12-09 – Shatrughan Sinha, Indian actor
1947-01-07 – Shobha De, Indian writer
1947-02-12 – Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Indian leader of Damdami Taksal (d. 1984)
1947-06-11 – Laloo Prasad Yadav, Indian politician
1947-08-15 – Raakhee Gulzar, Indian actress
1948-02-24 – J. Jayalalithaa, Indian politician
1948-02-25 – Danny Denzongpa, Indian actor
1948-04-09 – Jaya Bachchan, Indian actress
1948-10-16 – Hema Malini, Indian Actress
1949-01-13 – Rakesh Sharma, India, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-11)
1949-03-07 – Ghulam Nabi Azad, Indian politician
1949-04-28 – Indian Larry, American stuntsman (d. 2004)
1949-09-01 – P.A. Sangma, Indian politician
1949-12-18 – Joni Flynn, Assam India, actress (Octopussy)
1950-01-07 – Johnny Lever, Indian actor
1950-04-20 – Chandra Babu Naidu, Indian politician
1950-05-30 – Paresh Rawal, Indian actor
1950-06-15 – Lakshmi Mittal, Indian industrialist
1950-07-20 – Naseeruddin Shah, Indian actor
1950-09-17 – Narendra Modi, Indian politician
1950-09-18 – Shabana Azmi, Indian actress
1950-10-02 – Persis Khambatta, Bombay India, actress (Star Trek, Megaforce)
1950-10-18 – Om Puri, Indian actor
1950-12-12 – Rajnikanth, Indian actor
1951-01-01 – Nana Patekar, Indian film and stage actor
1951-11-19 – Zeenat Aman, Indian actress
1952-03-20 – Anand Armitraj, India, tennis player (Brother of ViJay)
1952-04-13 – Erick Avari, British-Indian actor
1952-06-20 – Vikram Seth, Indian poet
1952-09-04 – Rishi Kapoor, Indian actor
1952-11-05 – Vandana Shiva, Indian physicist
1952-12-28 – Arun Jaitley, Indian Politician
1953-09-27 – Mata Amritanandamayi, Indian religious leader
1953-12-14 – Vijay Amritraj, India, tennis player/actor (Octopussy)
1954-03-19 – Indu Shahani, Indian educationist and Sheriff of Mumbai
1954-07-27 – G. S. Bali, Indian politician
1954-11-07 – Kamal Haasan, Indian actor
1955-05-17 – Bill Paxton, actor (Brain Dead, Next of Kin, Indian Summer, True Lies)
1955-11-05 – Karan Thapar, Foremost Indian Journalist, Political Analyst & Commentator
1955-12-31 – Dawood Ibrahim, Indian crime boss
1956-01-15 – Mayawati, Indian politician
1956-02-01 – Brahmanandam, Indian film actor
1956-03-09 – Shashi Tharoor, Indian author & United Nations Under-Secretary General
1956-04-18 – Poonam Dhillon, Indian actress
1956-06-02 – Mani Ratnam, Indian dire
1956-08-14 – Johnny Lever, Indian actor
1956-10-19 – Sunny Deol, Indian actor
1957-01-07 – Reena Roy, Indian actress
1957-04-19 – Mukesh Ambani, Indian businessman
1957-08-03 – Mani Shankar, Indian film maker
1957-09-23 – Kumar Sanu, Indian playback singer
1957-10-15 – Mira Nair, Indian director
1957-12-10 – Prem Rawat, known also as Guru Maharaj Ji and Maharaji, American Indian spiritual leader and speaker
1958-02-01 – Jackie Shroff, Indian actor
1958-04-03 – Jaya Prada, Indian Actress
1959-05-03 – Uma Bharati, Indian politician
1959-07-29 – Sanjay Dutt, Indian actor
1959-08-26 – Jim Rutledge, Victoria, Canadian Tour golfer (1995 Indian Open)
1959-08-29 – Akkineni Nagarjuna, Indian Telugu actor
1959-12-24 – Anil Kapoor, Indian actor
1960-01-03 – Sandeep Marwah Founder of Film City, Noida, India
1960-05-21 – Mohanlal, Indian actor
1960-06-10 – Balakrishna Nandamuri, Indian actor
1960-12-13 – Daggubati Venkatesh, Indian actor
1961-01-07 – Supriya Pathak, Indian actress
1961-04-18 – Pamella Bordes, New Dehli India, Brit parliament prostitute
1961-05-04 – Ishita Bhaduri, Indian (Bengali) Poet
1961-05-26 – Tarsem Singh, Indian film director
1961-06-05 – Ramesh Krishnan, Indian tennis star
1961-06-27 – Meera Syal, British-Indian comedienne and actress
1961-07-01 – Kalpana Chawla, Karnal India, astronaut (STS 87)
1961-08-13 – Sunil Shetty, Indian Actor, Producer
1961-11-24 – Arundhati Roy, Indian writer
1962-02-14 – Sakina Jaffrey, Indian actress
1962-09-30 – Shaan, Indian singer
1963-08-10 – Phoolan Devi, Indian bandit and revolutionary (d. 2001)
1963-08-13 – Sridevi, Indian actress
1963-08-17 – S. Shankar, Indian film director.
1964-01-31 – Remi Bouchard, Lasalle Que, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 India Open)
1964-02-19 – Sonu Walia, Indian actress
1964-12-25 – Anil Kaul, Amritsar India, Canadian badminton player (Olympics-96)
1965-03-14 – Aamir Khan, Indian actor
1965-06-01 – India Allen, Portsmouth Va, playmate of the year (Dec, 1987)
1965-09-02 – Partho Sen-Gupta, Indian filmmaker
1965-11-02 – Shahrukh Khan, Indian actor
1965-12-27 – Salman Khan, Indian actor
1966-01-06 – A. R. Rahman, Indian composer
1966-03-05 – Aasif Mandvi, Indian-born American actor and comedian
1966-03-20 – Alka Yagnik, Indian singer
1966-04-17 – Vikram, Indian actor
1966-05-03 – Firdous Bamji, Indian-American actor
1966-08-28 – Priya Dutt, Indian social worker and politician
1966-09-28 – Puri Jagannadh, Indian film director
1967-01-26 – Pradip Somasundaran, Indian playback singer
1967-01-27 – Bobby Deol, Indian actor
1967-02-01 – Patle Shishupal Natthu, Indian politician
1967-02-12 – Chitravina N. Ravikiran, Indian composer and musician
1967-05-15 – Madhuri Dixit, Indian actress
1967-08-18 – Daler Mehndi, Indian bhangra/pop singer
1967-09-09 – Akshay Kumar, Indian Actor
1967-11-13 – Juhi Chawla, Indian actress
1968-02-09 – Rahul Roy, Indian actor
1968-03-16 – Ananya Khare, Indian actress and teacher
1968-04-19 – Arshad Warsi, Indian actor
1968-09-29 – Samir Soni, Indian film actor
1968-12-15 – Javid Hussain, Indian film producer
1969-12-11 – Vishwanathan Anand, Indian chess grandmaster
1970-05-30 – Ness Wadia, Indian industrialist
1970-06-01 – R. Madhavan, Indian actor
1970-06-19 – Rahul Gandhi, Indian politician
1970-08-06 – M. Night Shyamalan, Indian/American film director
1970-08-16 – Manisha Koirala, Indian actress
1970-08-16 – Saif Ali Khan, Indian actor
1970-09-01 – Padma Lakshmi, Indian actress
1970-10-26 – Raveena Tandon, Indian actress
1971-04-16 – Natasha Zvereva, Minsk Belarus, tennis ace (finals 1995 Indian Wells)
1971-05-01 – Ajith Kumar, Indian film actor
1971-09-02 – Pawan Kalyan, Indian actor
1971-11-01 – Vikram Chatwal, Indian hotelier
1971-12-18 – Barkha Dutt, Indian journalist
1972-04-16 – Conchita Martinez, Monzon Spain, tennis star (1996 final Indian Wells)
1972-08-27 – Dalip Singh, Indian professional wrestler
1972-11-04 – Tabassum Hashmi, Indian actress
1972-11-09 – Laxmi Poruri, Guntur India, tennis star (1994 Futures-College Park)
1972-11-26 – Arjun Rampal, Indian actor
1972-12-17 – John Abraham, Indian actor
1973-06-17 – Leander Paes, Indian tennis player
1973-07-23 – Himesh Reshammiya, Indian Bollywood composer, singer and actor.
1973-07-30 – Sonu Nigam, Indian singer/actor
1973-08-10 – Lisa Raymond, Norristown Penn, tennis star (1995 Indian Wells doubles)
1973-08-23 – Malaika Arora Khan, Indian actress and model
1973-09-01 – Ram Kapoor, Indian actor
1973-11-01 – Aishwarya Rai, Indian actress
1974-01-09 – Farhan Akhtar, Indian Bollywood Director, Actor, Producer, Singer.
1974-01-10 – Hrithik Roshan, Indian actor
1974-05-15 – Shiney Ahuja, Indian actor
1974-06-07 – Mahesh Bhupathi, India, tennis pro
1974-06-22 – Joseph Vijay, Indian actor
1974-06-25 – Karisma Kapoor, Indian actress
1974-09-09 – Vikram Batra, Officer of the Indian Army
1974-12-25 – Nagma, Indian actress
1975-01-01 – Sonali Bendre, Indian model and actress
1975-01-08 – Harris Jayaraj, Indian music composer
1975-01-31 – Preity Zinta, Indian actress
1975-03-08 – Fardeen Khan, Indian actor
1975-06-08 – Shilpa Shetty, Indian actress
1975-06-22 – Laila Rouass, Moroccan-Indian actress
1975-08-05 – Kajol Mukherjee, Indian actress
1975-10-03 – India.Arie, American singer
1976-02-05 – Abhishek Bachchan, Indian actor
1976-02-20 – Rohan Gavaskar, Left-handed batsman, India ODI 2004 (son of Sunil Gavaskar)
1976-06-29 – Sandhya Chib, Miss Universe-India (1996)
1976-09-03 – Vivek Oberoi, Indian actor
1976-12-15 – Baichung Bhutia, Indian footballer
1977-06-09 – Roopa Mishra, Indian civil servant
1977-06-09 – Amisha Patel, Indian actress
1977-07-17 – Lehmber Hussainpuri, Famous Indian Singer
1977-09-01 – Aamir Ali, Indian television actor
1978-01-01 – Paramahamsa Sri Nithyananda, Indian spiritualist
1978-03-21 – Rani Mukherjee, Indian actress
1978-03-28 – Nafisa Joseph, Miss India Universe (1997)
1978-04-16 – Lara Dutta, Indian actress
1978-06-11 – Ujjwala Raut, Indian supermodel
1978-11-01 – Manju Warrier, Indian actress
1978-12-17 – Riteish Deshmukh, Indian actor
1979-01-07 – Bipasha Basu, Indian model
1979-02-02 – Shamita Shetty, Indian actress
1979-03-23 – Emraan Hashmi, Indian actor
1979-03-24 – Emraan Hashmi, Indian actor
1979-03-31 – Amey Date, Indian playback singer
1979-04-17 – Siddharth Narayan, Indian actor
1979-04-23 – Yana Gupta, Indian actress & model
1980-02-21 – Parthiva Sureshwaren, Indian racing driver
1980-08-18 – Preeti Jhangiani, Indian actress
1980-09-21 – Kareena Kapoor, Indian actress
1980-12-11 – Arya, Indian actor
1981-02-25 – Shahid Kapoor, Indian actor
1981-03-29 – Jlloyd Samuel, WestIndian-born footballer
1981-06-07 – Amrita Rao, Indian model and actress
1981-06-25 – Pooja Umashankar, Indian actress
1981-09-21 – Rimi Sen, Indian actress
1981-10-12 – Sneha, Indian actress
1981-10-24 – Mallika Sherawat, Indian actress
1981-10-29 – Reema Sen, Indian actress
1981-12-09 – Diya Mirza, Indian actress
1982-02-23 – Karan Singh Grover, Indian Television Actor
1982-03-28 – Sonia Agarwal, Indian actress
1982-04-07 – Sonjay Dutt, Indian American professional wrestler
1982-07-03 – Kanika, Indian actress
1982-07-18 – Priyanka Chopra, Indian actress and beauty queen
1982-09-11 – Shriya Saran, South Indian actress
1982-09-28 – Abhinav Bindra, Indian shooter
1982-09-28 – Ranbir Kapoor, Indian Actor
1982-12-10 – Shilpa Anand, Indian film and television actress
1983-02-03 – Silambarasan Rajendar,famous south Indian actor
1983-02-23 – Aziz Ansari, Indian American Comedian
1983-04-08 – Allu Arjun, Indian film actor
1983-05-04 – Trisha Krishnan, Indian actress
1983-05-20 – Jr. NTR, Indian film actor
1983-05-25 – Kunal Khemu, Indian actor
1984-01-19 – Karun Chandhok, Indian racing driver
1984-02-15 – Meera Jasmine, Indian actress
1984-02-29 – Adam Sinclair, Indian field hockey player
1984-03-12 – Shreya Ghoshal, Indian singer
1984-03-19 – Tanushree Dutta, Indian actress
1984-07-16 – Katrina Kaif, Indian Actress
1984-08-03 – Sunil Chetri, Indian Footballer
1985-01-18 – Minnisha Lamba, Indian Actress and Model
1985-01-30 – Aaadietya Pandey, Indian astrologer
1985-06-09 – Sonam Kapoor, Indian actress
1985-10-26 – Asin Thottumkal, Indian actress
1986-01-01 – Vidya Balan, Indian actress
1986-01-05 – Deepika Padukone, Indian model and actress
1986-01-28 – Shruti Haasan, Indian actress
1986-03-27 – Ramani, Indian Girl
1986-04-10 – Ayesha Takia, Indian actress
1986-10-20 – Priyanka Sharma, Indian actress
1986-11-15 – Sania Mirza, Indian tennis player
1987-03-31 – Humpy Koneru, Indian chess grandmaster
1987-08-05 – Genelia D’Souza, Indian actress
1987-08-19 – Ileana D’Cruz, Indian actress
1988-01-04 – Nabila Jamshed, Indian writer
1988-11-22 – Suresh Guptara and Jyoti Guptara, British-Indian novelists
1988-12-02 – Soniya Mehra, Indian Actress
1989-09-02 – Ishmeet Singh Sodhi, Indian Playback Singer (d. 2008)
1991-08-09 – Hansika Motwani, Indian actress
1996-03-09 – Darsheel Safary, Youngest Indian actor to win filmfare award for best performance.

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1-. Who scored the first century in the Xth Cricket World Cup (2011)?
(A). Virender Sehwag
(B). Virat Kohli
(C). Sachin Tendulkar
(D). Andrew Strauss
Ans. (A)
2-. Which state in January 2011 allowed six iron ore mines to restart?
(A). Orissa
(B). Gujarat
(C). Bihar
(D). Rajasthan
Ans. (A)
3-. India has finally woken up to the needs of the country’s elderly. With the number of people in the 60-plus age group in India expected to increase to 100 million in 2013 and to 198 million in 2030, the health ministry is all set to roll out the ?
(A). National Programme for Health care for the Elderly
(B). National Programme for Senior Citizens
(C). National Programme for Old Aged
(D). Rashtriya Vriddha Swasthya Yojana
Ans. (A)
4-. Consider the following statements about Direct Tax:
A. Exemption limit for individual taxpayers raised from Rs. 1.6 lakh to Rs. 1.9 lakh.
B. Exemption limit raised for senior Citizens from Rs. 2.4 lakh to Rs. 2.5 lakh; the qualifying age of the rebate reduced from 65 to 60.
C. Higher exemption limit for very senior Citizens (80 years and above) at Rs. 5 lakh.
Which of the above statement are true?
(A). Only (a) and (b)
(B). Only (b) and (c)
(C). Only (c)
(D). All of the above
Ans. (B)
5-. Which of the following Academy Award winners for 2011 is wrongly matched
(A). Best Actor – Colin Firth
(B). Best Actress – Natalie Portman
(C). Best Supporting Actor – Christian Bale
(D). Best Supporting Actress – Kate Winslet
Ans. (D)
6-. Which among the following statements is/are correct?
(1). Non-resident Indians (NRIs) can now cast votes in their home constituencies in India.
(2). The NRI can cast his vote by postal balloting.
(A). 1 only
(B). 2 only
(C). Both 1 and 2
(D). Neither 1 nor 2
Ans. (A)
7-. Which of the following teams has won the Duleep Trophy in Visakhapatnam on Feb 5?
(A). East Zone
(B). West Zone
(C). South Zone
(D). North Zone
Ans. (C)
8-. In a landmark move, which of these State governments has set up a Savarna Aayog, a commission to identify the deprived and underprivileged families among upper castes?
(A). Uttar Pradesh
(B). Bihar
(C). Madhya Pradesh
(D). Rajasthan
Ans. (B)
9-. The environment ministry in February 2011 issued a notification banning the use of plastics for packaging ___________ products.
(A). Milk
(B). Tobacco
(C). Spicy
(D). Manure
Ans. (B)
10-. The Central government has revised wages of agricultural laborers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. The base wage is revised once in ________.
(A). Two years
(B). Three years
(C). Four years
(D). Five years
Ans. (D)
11-. Corporate affairs minister murli Deora in February 2011 favoured making if mandatory for the private sector to spend ______ of its profits on corporate social responsibility projects.
(A). 0.5 percent
(B). 1 percent
(C). 1.5 percent
(D). 2 percent
Ans. (D)
12-. GR Sufi has been chosen as the first Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) of
(A). J&K 
(B). Assam
(C). Bihar
(D). Goa
Ans. (A)
13-. Mamata Banerjee announced additional mechanized laundry units will be set up at ______, Chandigarh and Bhopal for improving the quality of linen in trains.
(A). Kolkata
(B). Nagpur
(C). Raipur
(D). Kanpur
Ans. (B)
14-. As per UNO’s declaration, the year 2011 is being celebrated as International Year of -
(A). Youth
(B). Women Empowerment
(C). Forests 
(D). Global Economic Co-operation
Ans. (C)
15-. Government is committed to retaining at least_________ ownership and management control of central public sector undertakings.
(A). 41%
(B). 51%
(C). 55%
(D). 60%
Ans. (B)
16-. Which of these countries has announced one billion US dollar aid for the reconstruction of Nalanda University?
(A). Japan
(B). Singapore
(C). Malaysia
(D). China
Ans. (D)
17-. Satyanand Mishra has been appointed as the new-
(A). Chief Information Commissioners 
(B). Chief Election Commissioner
(C). Chief of Research and Analysis Wing
(D). None of the above
Ans. (A)
18-. What is the name of the in-house magazine to be published by the Railways, to be distributed to the passengers?
(A). Rail Vishwa
(B). Rail Bandhu
(C). Rail Mail
(D). Rail Patra
Ans. (B)
19-. According to Union Budget (2011 -12), a substantial increase in allocation for Defence by 11.6% to Rs.__________ crore.
(A). 1,64,415 
(B). 1,54,415
(C). 1,65,415
(D). 1,74,415
Ans. (A)
20-. According to Union Budget (2011-12), allocation for Bharat Nirman programme is up by Rs. ________ crore from Rs. 58,000 crore.
(A). 10,000 
(B). 11, 000
(C). 12,000
(D). 13,000
Ans. (A)
21-. India’s first Coast Guard Academy would be set up in ___________
(A). Karnataka
(B). Goa
(C). Kerala 
(D). Tamil Nadu
Ans. (C)
22-. An anti-corruption tribunal of the ICC has banned former Pakistan captain Salman Butt for ______ years, Mohammad Asif for _______ years and Mohammad Amir for _____ years for their role in a spot-fixing betting scam.
(A). 10, 7, 5 
(B). 7, 5, 3
(C). 7,5,10
(D). 5,7,10
Ans. (A)
23-. With which of these IT giants has Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises, has jointly announced an initiative to support the Satya Bharti schools?
(A). Wipro
(B). Rediff
(C). Yahoo
(D). Google
Ans. (D)
24-. Which of the following world cup cricket 2011 team and the captain leading it is wrongly matched?
(A). England – A. Strauss
(B). Pakistan – Shahid Afridi
(C). New Zealand – Brendon McCullum 
(D). South Africa – G. Smith
Ans. (C)
25-. After a gap of 40 years, India hosted the 17th Common-wealth Law Conference, which was attended by 800 delegates from about 53 Common-wealth countries. The conference was held in.
(A). New Delhi
(B). Hyderabad
(C). Chennai
(D). Pune
Ans. (B)
26-. To which of these African countries did India hand over a Cheetah utility helicopter at the Aero India air show, recently held in Bangalore?
(A). Angola
(B). Zambia
(C). Kenya
(D). Namibia
Ans. (D)
27-. The Union Cabinet has approved the Coinage Bill 2009, in which the maximum punishment for melting or destruction of coins would be increased from_______ to _____ years of imprisonment.
(A). Five, ten
(B). Two, five
(C). One, two
(D). Five, seven
Ans. (D)
28-. Name the 17th Karmapa who has been questioned by the Himachal Pradesh Police about the huge recovery of unaccounted foreign and Indian currency from his monastery in Sidhbari.
(A). Ugyen Thinley Dorjee 
(B). Karmapa Dorjee
(C). Dalai Lama
(D). Lama Rinchin Thondak
Ans. (A)
29-. Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee announced _________ MW gas-based power plant at Thakurli in Maharashtra for meeting railway requirements.
(A). 400
(B). 500
(C). 700 
(D). 900
Ans. (C)
30-. Which team has won the inaugural Hockey India Senior Women’s National Championship?
(A). Haryana
(B). Railways
(C). Punjab
(D). Jharkhand
Ans. (B)
31-. Who has been appointed as the first chief of the National Green Tribunal (NGT)?
(A). Dhanendra Kumar
(B). Lokeshwar Singh
(C). Sushma Nath
(D). Sam Pitroda
Ans. (B)
32-. Central Excise Day is celebrated of
(A). February 24 
(B). February 28
(C). March 31
(D). April 1
Ans. (A)
33-. Which of the following will be the capital of Southern Sudan, world’s newest capital?
(A). Kigali
(B). Free Town
(C). Juba 
(D). Khartoum
Ans. (C)
34-. Health Insurance Portability, in which holders of health insurance policies can now switch companies without fear of losing benefits, will be effective in India from:
(A). June 1, 2011
(B). August 1, 2011
(C). July 1, 2011 
(D). October 1, 2011
Ans. (C)
35-. Which state in its assembly budget presented on February 10, 2010 has offered rice at Rs. 2 a kg to four million families in the below poverty line category?
(A). Kerala 
(B). Uttar Pradesh
(C). Assam
(D). Meghalaya
Ans. (A)
36-. Consider the following statements about Economic Survey (2010-11):
A. Financial Inclusion: Broaden savings, integrate it into system to boost growth
B. Fiscal Deficit: Introduction of GST crucial to raise revenues, narrow gap.
C. Human Development: Strike free year of relative peace industrial relations
Which of the above statements are true ?
(A). Only (a)
(B). Only (b)
(C). Only (c)
(D). All of the above
Ans. (D)
37-. With which country India in February 2011 entered into a pact for exchange of information to check tax evasion and money laundering?
(A). British Virgin Islands 
(B). Italy
(C). Denmark
(D). Mauritius
Ans. (A)
38-. Name the first woman Secretary-General of SAARC.
(A). Fathimath Dhiyana Saeed 
(B). Mariana Babar
(C). Illina Khan
(D). Nirupama Rao
Ans. (A)
39-. Who has been appointed as an adviser to the Prime Minister on skills development with Cabinet rank?
(A). Kaushik Basu
(B). Subramaniam Ramadorai
(C). Jayati Ghosh
(D). Prabhat Patnaik
Ans. (B)
40-. Scientists at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, have successfully extended the life of Fast Breeder Test Reactor (FBTR) by another 20 years. This Centre is located in:
(A). Karnataka
(B). Gujarat
(C). Maharashtra
(D). Tamil Nadu
Ans. (D)
41-. 34th National Games in Feb 2011 was held in
(A). Goa
(B). Assam
(C). Jharkhand 
(D). Kerala
Ans. (C)
42-. According to Union Budget (2011-12), from 1 April, 2011, remuneration for Anganwadi workers has been increased from Rs. 1,500 to Rs. 3,000 a month and for Anganwadi helpers from Rs. 750 to Rs._________a month.
(A). 1,000
(B). 1,200
(C). 1,500 
(D). 2,000
Ans. (C)
43-. Hosni Mubarak is associated with which country?
(A). Tunisia
(B). Sudan
(C). Libya
(D). None of these
Ans. (D)
44-. Government has decided to stop the circulation of 25 paise coin w.e.f. -
(A). April 1, 2011
(B). June 1, 2011
(C). June 30, 2011 
(D). September 30, 2011
Ans. (C)
45-. Who was the Chairman of the panel constituted to study the recommendation of National Advisory Council (NAC) on the proposed Food Security Bill?
(A). Montek Singh Ahluwaliah
(B). Pranab Mukherjee
(C). C. Rangarajan 
(D). Deepak Parikh
Ans. (C)
46-. The third summit of BRIC is scheduled to be organised in China in -
(A). April 2011 
(B). May 2011
(C). June 2011
(D). July 2011
Ans. (A)
47-. India recently hosted the largest-ever gathering of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Ministers in New Delhi. According to United Nations, LDC status applies to how many countries at present?
(A). 45
(B). 46
(C). 47
(D). 48
Ans. (D)
48-. Citing health hazards, which State Government has banned use of the pesticide Endosulfan with immediate effect?
(A). Kerala
(B). Karnataka
(C). Maharashtra
(D). Andhra Pradesh
Ans. (B)
49-. The Asian development Bank (ADB) in February 2011 announced to extend _____ assistance to India for developing the country’s infrastructure.
(A). $ 5 billion
(B). $ 5.9 billion
(C). $ 6.3 billion
(D). $ 7.4 billion
Ans. (D)
50-. Indian Army’s Operation Saiyam (Patience) was related to -
(A). Kashmir
(B). Scrap Ammunition
(C). North East
(D). None of the above
Ans. (B)
51-. Who will be the first president of Southern Sudan?
(A). Salva Kiir Mayardit 
(B). Dr Riek Machar
(C). Omar al-Bashir
(D). Johan Kufour
Ans. (A)
52-. With reference to the NRIs getting the voting rights in India, as per the law so far, the name of an NRI would be deleted from the voters’ list if he or she did not stay at their residence in India for ________ at a stretch.
(A). Six months 
(B). Eight months
(C). Ten months
(D). One year
Ans. (A)
53-. The Mascot of World Cup Cricket (2011) is
(A). Dumpy
(B). Stumpy
(C). Appy
(D). Buppy
Ans. (B)
54-. Recently, more than a dozen Indian students were radio tagged with tracking devices after being scammed by a dodgy university in US. The sham Tri-Valley University was located in which State of US?
(A). Ohio
(B). California
(C). Atlanta
(D). Washington
Ans. (B)
55-. The Union Government has recently approved Project-15 B which is related toll
(A). Defence Proramme 
(B). Social Programme
(C). Initiating Dialogue with J&K separatists
(D). Telangana Issue
Ans. (A)
56-. With more than 99% of voters in the south opting to secede from the Sudan’s north, how many countries will constitute the African continent after July 9, 2011?
(A). 53
(B). 54
(C). 55
(D). 56
Ans. (B)
57-. Name the Hezbollah-backed man who has been appointed as the new PM of Lebanon.
(A). Wajib Mikati 
(B). Rafik Hariri
(C). Omar Suleiman
(D). Asma Mahfouz
Ans. (A)
58-. The government in February 2011 banned the export of milk powder and its product to –
(A). Check rising price 
(B). protect domestic Industry
(C). check quality
(D). All of these
Ans. (A)
59-. Which country has emerged as the top Migrant Destination Country?
(A). U.S.A. 
(B). Russia
(C). Japan
(D). Australia
Ans. (A)
60-. President Ali Abdullah Saleh, ruling since 1978, is under pressure as violent protests are raging in capital Sanaa. The country in question is:
(A). Bahrain
(B). Yemen
(C). Algeria
(D). Tunisia
Ans. (B)
61-. The government in February 2011 setup a task force to create a way to directly transfer cash to the ultimate beneficiaries of various Subsidy schemes. The task force will be headed by –
(A). Nandan Nilekani 
(B). Apoorva Sinha
(C). Sangam Chitra
(D). All of these
Ans. (A)
62-. Which of the following Academy Award winners for 2011 is wrongly matched
(A). Best Director – Tom Hooper
(B). Best Music Score – A.R. Rahman
(C). Best Motion Picture – The King’s Speech
(D). Best Foreign Film – A Better World
Ans. (B)
63-. ‘WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy” is the biography of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, written by journalists David Leigh and Luke Harding. These two journalists are associated with which of the following newspapers?
(A). Guardian 
(B). Los Angeles Times
(C). Washington Post
(D). The Times
Ans. (A)
64-. Consider the following statements:
A. Muammar Gaddafi came to power in a bloodless military coup in 1959
B. Tripoli is the capital of Libya.
Which of the above statements are true?
(A). Only (a)
(B). Only (b)
(C). Both (a) and (b) 
(D). Neither (a) nor (b)
Ans. (C)
65-. Which of these countries has been added in the ‘BRIC (Brazil-Russia-lndia-China) grouping of emerging economies?
(A). South Korea
(B). Venezuela
(C). South Africa 
(D). Russia
Ans. (C)
66-. Who has been appointed as the head of the reconstituted National Security Advisory Board (NSAB)?
(A). Shyam Saran
(B). Anil Kakodkar
(C). C Rajamohan
(D). Naresh Chandra
Ans. (D)
67-. The Upper House of Egyptian Parliament is known as which among the following?
(A). Shura Council 
(B). Majilis Al-Sha’ab
(C). Dewan Rakyat
(D). Majlis al-Nuwaab
Ans. (A)
68-. State run Nuclear Power Corp. of India Ltd. has set up a joint venture company with ________ for developing atomic power projects in the country.
(A). ONGC
(B). NTPL
(C). SAIL
(D). RIL
Ans. (B)
69-. Civil Aviation Ministry has declared to celebrate its Centenary Year during
(A). 2010-11
(B). 2011-12
(C). 2012-13
(D). 2011
Ans. (B)
70-. Railway minister has proposed non-lapsable fund for socially desirable projects under the name of
(A). Pradhan Mantri Rail Vikas Yojana 
(B). Sonia Gandhi Rail Vikas Yogana
(C). Mamta Banerjee Rail Vikas Yojana
(D). Rajeev Gandhi Rail Vikas Yojana
Ans. (A)
71-. India’s Youngest Grand Master (Chess) is
(A). Sourav Ghosal
(B). Parimarjan Negi
(C). S.P. Sethuraman 
(D). None of the above
Ans. (C)
72-. ‘Nomadic Elephant’ was the Joint military exercise recently held In India between India and -
(A). Malaysia
(B). Mongolia
(C). Indonesia
(D). Sri Lanka
Ans. (B)
73-. What is India’s position in current FIFA rankings?
(A). 120th
(B). 132nd
(C). 144th 
(D). 150th
Ans. (C)
74-. Thousands of people, inspired by the Egyptian Revolution of 2011, have taken to the streets of Algiers to protest against their own regime and to call for the removal of their President. The President of Algeria is
(A). Abdelaziz Bouteflika 
(B). Ahmed Ouyahia
(C). Ali Osman
(D). Omar Bashir
Ans. (A)
75-. Wages paid to Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme has now been linked with -
(A). Wholesale Price Index
(B). Consumer Price Index for Agricultural Labour
(C). Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers
(D). Food Inflation
Ans. (B)
76-. The International Press Institute (IPI), India Chapter, has conferred their Excellence in Journalism award for the year 2010 to________. The award was given to the magazine for the expose on the cold-blooded killing of a young man by the security forces in Manipur.
(A). Tehelka 
(B). Cobra Post
(C). Outlook
(D). India Today
Ans. (A)
77-. “Pro-democracy activists are camping at Pearl Square in capital Manama”. The country in question is:
(A). Jordon
(B). Morocco
(C). Bahrain  
(D). Yemen
Ans. (C)
78-. Who has been appointed as India’s first woman finance secretary?
(A). Sushma Nath 
(B). Kavita Choudhry
(C). Chokila Iyer
(D). Arundhati Ghosh
Ans. (A)
79-. Consider the following statements are true ?
A. Direct cash transfers may help check leakage of subsidy
B. Pitches for no cap on micro-finance institutions
C. Supports Bill to boost pensions business, wants government to push new Pension Scheme
Which of the above statements are true ?
(A). Only (a)
(B). Only (a) and (b)
(C). Only (a) and (c) 
(D). All of the above
Ans. (C)
80-. A _____ physicist and two USA Scientists have solved a 400 year old mystery on the working of the Sun offering a solution that could help predict space weather and plan space missions.
(A). Delhi
(B). Patna
(C). Kolkata 
(D). Chennai
Ans. (C)
81-. On March 11, 2011, a ferocious tsunami spawned by one of the largest earthquake ever recorded slammed Japan’s ________ coast, killing thousands of people.
(A). Northern
(B). Eastern
(C). Southern
(D). Western
Ans. (B)
82-. Which of the following Trophy has been given to the winner of 34th National Games?
(A). Raja Bhalendra Trophy 
(B). Raja Ranjeet Singh Trophy
(C). Birsa Munda Trophy
(D). Arjun Gaurav Samman
Ans. (A)
83-. India recently applied to the European Organization for Nuclear Research at Geneva in _________ for associate membership.
(A). Switzerland 
(B). France
(C). Germany
(D). Poland
Ans. (A)
84-. David Paget, a London Court judge has sentenced _________, a law student who posted Islamic terrorist propaganda on the Internet to five years in jail.
(A). Amir Akhtar
(B). Imran Butt
(C). Suleiman Farid
(D). Mohammed Gul
Ans. (D)
85-. Yoweri Museveni, the long-time president of________, on February 20, 2011, won another term in Kampala, allowing him to extend his 25-year hold on power.
(A). Uganda 
(B). Botswana
(C). Cameroon
(D). Congo
Ans. (A)
86-. Which woman politician is the member of the JPC on the 2G spectrum scam from the Rajya Sabha.
(A). Mohsina Kidwai
(B). Jayanthi Natarajan
(C). Mamta Banerjee
(D). Jaya Bachan
Ans. (B)
87-. Environment Ministers of Brazil, South Africa, India and China met at the sixth BASIC Ministerial meeting on Climate Change in ____
(A). Beijing
(B). Rio de Janeiro
(C). New Delhi 
(D). Cape Town
Ans. (C)
88-. Nursultan Nazarbayev has been re-elected president of which of the following countries for the third term?
(A). Kazakshtan 
(B). Ukraine
(C). Kyrgyzstan
(D). Syria
Ans. (A)
89-. Which of the following country was the host of First Asian Yoga Championship held recently?
(A). Thailand
(B). Cambodia
(C). Vietnam
(D). Laos
Ans. (D)
90-. The World Bank in March 2011 approved financial assistance of ___ to India.
(A). $10billion
(B). $12billion
(C). $13billion
(D). $14billion
Ans. (D)
91-. The third National Convention on the Right to Information Act was held in _____ in March 2011?
(A). Dispur
(B). Kohima
(C). Shillong 
(D). Aizawl
Ans. (C)
92-. The ASEAN agreed to deploy _______ observers in Cambodia and Thailand along their border near the mediaeval Preah Vihear Hindu temple.
(A). Malaysian
(B). Indonesian
(C). Philippine
(D). Singapore
Ans. (B)
93-. Christine Lagarde, who recently headed the G-20 meeting of Finance Ministers and Governors of central Banks is Finance Minister of which among the following countries?
(A). France 
(B). Australia
(C). Brazil
(D). South Africa
Ans. (A)
94-. Which state in 2009-10 recorded the highest per capita income?
(A). Goa 
(B). Delhi
(C). Kerala
(D). Punjab
Ans. (A)
95-. Eminent astrophysicist _____ known for his work on pulsars, passed away in Bangalore on March 2, 2011?
(A). Shekhar Kartik
(B). Murli Davangere
(C). Venkatraman Radhakrishnan 
(D). Venkitaraman Pillai
Ans. (C)
96-. The Securities and Exchange Board of India in March 2011 decided to allow _____ to visit Sebi Bhavan to help them learn about the capital market regulator.
(A). Students 
(B). Foreign Investors
(C). Tourists
(D). Press
Ans. (A)
97-. The High Court of Bangladesh, on March 8, 2011, dismissed the challenge of ____ to the Bank of Bangladesh’s order removing him as MD of the Grameen Bank.
(A). Ismail Farooq
(B). Muhammad Yunus
(C). Ismail Sheikh
(D). Yawar Khan
Ans. (B)
98-. India the world’s second biggest wheat grower in March 2011 decided to donate 100,000 tonnes to grains to ____.
(A). Pakistan
(B). Bangladesh
(C). Afghanistan 
(D). Bulgaria
Ans. (C)
99-. Kuno Palpur Wildlife Sanctuary, which is being proposed as a new home for some relocated Gir lions from Gujarat, is located in which among the following states?
(A). Maharashtra
(B). Orissa
(C). Madhya Pradesh 
(D). Rajasthan
Ans. (C)
100-. Which Indian city hosted the second Vishwa Kannada Sammelan in March 2011?
(A). Bangalore
(B). Mangalore
(C). Belgaum 
(D). New Delhi
Ans. (C)
101-. The United States government finally imposed unilateral sanctions against the regime of Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi on______2011 ?
(A). March 16
(B). February 28
(C). March 1
(D). February 25
Ans. (D)
102-. ______ was, on March 1, 2011, selected for the prestigious Vyas Samman for 2010 for his collections of poems, ‘Phir Bhi Kuch Rah Jayega’.
(A). Abhijit Shukla
(B). Manish Pandey
(C). Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari
(D). Ashok Dhingra
Ans. (D)
103-. Russia successfully launched _________, its next-generation navigation satellite for its Glonass global communication system from the northern space centre.
(A). Vladivostok
(B). Kursk
(C). Plesetsk 
(D). Moscow
Ans. (C)
104-. The Supreme Court, in March 2011, appealed to Pakistan to consider granting remission to ____ an Indian prisoner detained in the Lahore central jail for about 27 years.
(A). Hiresh Duggal
(B). Manoj Sharma
(C). Akhil Kohli
(D). Gopal Dass
Ans. (D)
105-. Benga got the better of ____ in the final of the men’s football event of the 34th National Games at the Birsa Munda Stadium in Ranchi.
(A). Goa
(B). Nagaland
(C). Punjab 
(D). Uttar Pradesh
Ans. (C)
106-. Name the former Nepal Prime Minister and founding member of the Nepali Congress who died recently.
(A). Girija Prasad Koirala
(B). Ganesh Man Singh
(C). Krishna Prasad Bhattarai 
(D). Madhav Kumar Nepal
Ans. (C)
107-. Which of the following Academy Award (s) was/were won by the King’s Speech at the 82nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles on February 28,2011?
(A). Best Picture
(B). Best Director
(C). Best Actor
(D). All of the above
Ans. (D)
108-. Haryana, in March 2011, constituted an Inquiry Commission under retired Justice________to inquire into the killing of Sikhs in the November 1984 riots;
(A). T. P. Garg 
(B). A.S. Dahlya
(C). P.N. Parmar
(D). S.N. Dabas
Ans. (A)
109-. Which state government, on March 7, 2011, announced to undertake a detailed census of cancer patients in the state?
(A). Delhi
(B). Haryana
(C). Punjab 
(D). Orissa
Ans. (C)
110-. ____ of the IISER, Kolkata, in March 2011, used a computer model of solar activity to explain how the sun lost its spots and solar storms for a long period.
(A). Rohit Dey
(B). Ashish Ranjan
(C). Subhajit Saha
(D). Dibyendu Nandi
Ans. (D)
111-. Name Pakistan’s Minister for Minority Affairs who was gunned down near his residence. The assassination is being linked to the blasphemy issue that consumed the life of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer.
(A). Rahmat Masih
(B). Shahbaz Bhatti
(C). Yusuf Masih
(D). Isa Yakoob
Ans. (B)
112-. Which among the following sports is NOT a part of the London Olympics?
(A). Triathlon
(B). Taekwondo
(C). Table Tennis
(D). Baseball
Ans. (D)
113-. What is the Budget 2011 projections for inflation during 2011-12?
(A). 10 percent
(B). 8 percent
(C). 7 percent
(D). 5 percent
Ans. (D)
114-. Name the state govt which accepted eight of the 14 demands Maoists made for the release of Malkangiri Collector R. Vineel Krishna and Junior Engineer Pabitra Majhi.
(A). Orissa 
(B). Jharkhand
(C). Chhattisgarh
(D). Maharashtra
Ans. (A)
115-. The Central Government, In March 2011, took an initiative to set up separate High Courts In
(A). Tripura
(B). Manipur
(C). Meghalaya
(D). All of the above
Ans. (D)
116-. Name the first country to announce that it is officially recognising the Libyan National Council as the sole representative of the Libyan people.
(A). US
(B). France
(C). Britain
(D). Germany
Ans. (B)
117-. Budget 2011 has allotted _________ as a subsidy on major heads such as food, fertilizers and fuel.
(A). Rs. 80000 crore
(B). Rs. 100000 crore
(C). Rs. 143570 crore 
(D). Rs. 150000 crore
Ans. (C)
118-. The targeted gauge conversion in Railway Budget 2011-12 is ?
(A). 900 km
(B). 950km
(C). 990 km
(D). 1017 km
Ans. (D)
119-. The Chief Minister of which Indian state, on March 4, 2011, asked the state legislators to move a resolution for setting up a Truth and reconciliation commission?
(A). Chhattisgarh
(B). Manipur
(C). Goa
(D). Jammu & Kashmir
Ans. (D)
120-. Who among the following has been defeated by Saina Nehwal, who has won the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold title recently, becoming the First Indian to do so?
(A). Ji Hyun Sung 
(B). Wang Lin
(C). Kamilla Rytter Juhl
(D). Shinta Mulia Sari
Ans. (A)
121-. Which country has successfully launched a next-generation navigation satellite for its Glonass global communication system?
(A). China
(B). Poland
(C). Germany
(D). Russia
Ans. (D)
122-. Which West African state was witness to fighting in March 2011, with thousands of people fleeing across the border to Liberia?
(A). Senegal
(B). Morocco
(C). Ivory Coast 
(D). Guinea Coast
Ans. (C)
123-. A special fast track court in Ahmedabad sentenced 11 convicts to death and 20 others to life imprisonment in the 2002 ________ train burning case on March 1, 2011?
(A). Godhra 
(B). Bareilly
(C). Raipur
(D). Kolkatta
Ans. (A)
124-. Name the former President who will be awarded Russia’s highest medal, Order of St Andrew, for his service as the last Soviet leader.
(A). Mikhail Gorbachev 
(B). Boris Yeltsin
(C). Vladimir Putin
(D). Dmitry Medvedev
Ans. (A)
125-. The 35th National Games will be held in?
(A). Kerala 
(B). Goa
(C). Tamil Nadu
(D). Punjab
Ans. (A)
126-. On March 6, 2011, the Supreme Court held that __________ has ample powers to enact legislation with respect to extra-territorial aspects for the security of India?
(A). President
(B). Prime Minister
(C). Supreme Court
(D). Parliament
Ans. (D)
127-. Name one of the last of the mighty men who fought all odds to protect the tiger and who was conferred a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Worldwide Fund for Nature in Jaipur.
(A). Fateh Singh Rathore 
(B). Sunita Narain
(C). Vandana Shiva
(D). Deep Joshi
Ans. (A)
128-. Jharkhand men’s team lost to ______ in the hockey finals of the 34th Jharkhand National Games in Ranchi.
(A). Tamil Nadu
(B). Kerala
(C). Punjab 
(D). Delhi
Ans. (C)
129-. Who is the Libyan leader who has been fighting against the NATO forces to save his reign?
(A). Hosni Mubarak
(B). Zainul Abeden Ben Ali
(C). Muammar Qadhafi 
(D). Hafiz Al Basher
Ans. (C)
130-. In which city were twenty-one Roman Catholic priests suspended after being linked to an investigation into widespread child molestation.
(A). Denver
(B). Darwin
(C). Philadelphia 
(D). Toronto
Ans. (C)
131-. Lee Chong Wei on March 13, 2011, won the All-England Open men’s singles title, beating ________ , the Olympic champion from China.
(A). Ming Sung
(B). Tai Lin
(C). Jet Chang
(D). Un Dan
Ans. (D)
132-. On March 3, 2011, the Union Cabinet cleared the Protection of _______ from Sexual Offences Bill, 2011?
(A). Children
(B). Sex-workers
(C). Working Women
(D). Minors
Ans. (A)
133-. Which country has appointed Brigadier General Ravinder Singh as its next Army chief, the first Sikh in nearly 30 years to be given the force’s batton.
(A). Thailand
(B). Singapore
(C). Malaysia
(D). Indonesia
Ans. (B)
134-. Arjun Singh, who died recently, was the former Chief minister of
(A). Chhattisgarh
(B). MP
(C). UP
(D). Rajasthan
Ans. (B)
135-. Anant Pai, better known as ‘Uncle Pai’ , who recently died was the creator of which among the following comic series?
(A). Chacha Chaudhary
(B). Chandamama
(C). Indrajaal
(D). Amar Chitra Katha
Ans. (D)
136-. Name the retired diplomat who has replaced the late Richard Holbrooke as the United States special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan.
(A). Phillip Adams
(B). Marc Grossman
(C). Mark Zukerburg
(D). Julian Assange
Ans. (B)
137-. John Davison of _________ who became an overnight household name in 2003 by breaking the record for the fastest World Cup hundred, announced his retirement on March 2011 ?
(A). Ireland
(B). The Netherland
(C). Canada 
(D). Zimbabwe
Ans. (C)
138-. Who has been appointed as the new chairman of the National Minorities Commission (NCM)?
(A). Salman Khurshid
(B). Rahman Khan
(C). Wajahat Habibullah 
(D). Najeeb Jung
Ans. (C)
139-. Martin Kaymer of ____ became the new World number one is golf on March 1, 2011, taking over from Lee Westwood who deposed Tiger Woods on October 31, 2011 ?
(A). Britain
(B). Switzerland
(C). Germany 
(D). Russia
Ans. (C)
140-. Who is the author of the book Matters of Discretion?
(A). IK Gujral 
(B). HD Devegowda
(C). Manmohan Singh
(D). AB Vajpayee
Ans. (A)
141-. Oil and Natural Gas Crop. Ltd. in March 2011 made a significant gas discovery in___.
(A). Tripura 
(B). Assam
(C). Meghalaya
(D). Orissa
Ans. (A)
142-. Which country, on March 5, 2011, advocated a closer security relationship with India to check money-laundering and drug-trafficking?
(A). Myanmar
(B). Thailand
(C). Indonesia
(D). Nepal
Ans. (B)
143-. The Centre, on March 8, 2011, approved a grant of Rs. 5 crore to the ASI to make five of its World Heritage Sites accessible to ________
(A). Children
(B). Old people
(C). Persons with disabilities
(D). All of the above
Ans. (D)
144-. India during 2006-10 overtook China, as the world’s largest arms importer, receiving ____ of the volume of global arms transfers.
(A). 2 percent
(B). 4 percent
(C). 6 percent
(D). 9 percent
Ans. (D)
145-. According to the provisional data of Census 2011 released on March 31, 2011 India’s population is
(A). 1.12 billion
(B). 1.21 billion
(C). 1.32 billion
(D). 1.26 billion
Ans. (B)
146-. Name the country in which the king has ordered that each family in the tiny Gulf monarchy be given $3,000 to mark the 10th anniversary of a national charter for reforms.
(A). Oman
(B). Bahrain
(C). Jordan
(D). Saudi Arabia
Ans. (B)
147-. Which among the following state has been selected for The India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO)?
(A). Tamil Nadu 
(B). Karnataka
(C). Kerala
(D). Andhra Pradesh
Ans. (A)
148-. Alberto Granado, who accompanied ______________ on a motorcycle in 1952 on a journey of discovery across Latin America, died in Cuba on March 5, 2011 ?
(A). Fidel Castro
(B). Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara
(C). Both of these
(D). None of these
Ans. (B)
149-. In the Review of the economy 2010-11 released in New Delhi by C. Rangarajan, the Indian economy was projected to grow by _____ percent in 2010-11 ?
(A). 7.2
(B). 8.1
(C). 8.6 
(D). 9.6
Ans. (C)
150-. Which state, in March 2011, banned the practice of “bartan” system under which upper caste families extract work from barbers and washermen during family occasions?
(A). Orissa 
(B). Bihar
(C). Uttar Pradesh
(D). West Bengal
Ans. (A)
151-. Who among the following was appointed Chairperson of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR)?
(A). Andre Betallie
(B). Javerd Alam
(C). A Niigcshwnra Rao
(D). Sukhdeo Thorat
Ans. (D)
152-. The _____ Cabinet, on March 9, 2011, gave its nod to increase in local body polls from 33 to 50 percent.
(A). West Bengal
(B). Maharashtra
(C). Bihar
(D). Orissa
Ans. (B)
153-. Which was the sole nation to veto a U.N. resolution condemning Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank and East Jerusalem recently?
(A). India
(B). Canada
(C). USA 
(D). Britain
Ans. (C)
154-. Strengthening its missile prowess, India on Mar 11 successfully test-fired two indigenously developed, nuclear-capable _____and ________ballistic missiles, both having 350-km strike range, from separate locations off the Orissa coast.
(A). Agni II, Akash-II
(B). Nag, Surya
(C). Dhanush, Prithvi-II 
(D). Trishul, Nag
Ans. (C)
155-. A tri-nation monitoring group of diplomats was established in __on March 15, 2011, to brain storm ways of rescuing sailors on board ships that Somali pirates had hijacked.
(A). New Delhi
(B). Beijing
(C). Dubai 
(D). Cairo
Ans. (C)
156-. 2011-12 has been declared by Railways as
(A). Year of Passenger Safety
(B). Year of Green Energy
(C). Year of Safety and Sanitation
(D). Year of Energy Saving
Ans. (B)
157-. Who is the captain of Sahara’s Pune Warriors that has made its debut in the fourth IPL season?
(A). Yuvraj Singh 
(B). Gautam Gambhir
(C). Kumar Sangakkara
(D). Zaheer Khan
Ans. (A)
158-. Tax incentives have been extended to attract foreign funds for the financing of
(A). Consumer sector
(B). Defence
(C). Infrastructure 
(D). Health
Ans. (C)
159-. Women’s SHGs (Self-Help Groups) Development Fund is to be created with a corpus of
(A). Rs. 100cr
(B). Rs. 200cr
(C). Rs. 500cr 
(D). Rs. 700cr
Ans. (C)
160-. Government is committed to retaining at least ______ownership and management control of Central Public Sector Undertakings.
(A). 26%
(B). 49%
(C). 51% 
(D). 74%
Ans. (C)
161-. Which of these has surpassed McDonald’s to become the largest restaurant chain on the planet and is now spread out more globally than McDonald’s?
(A). Pizza Hut
(B). Subway
(C). Domino’s
(D). China Town
Ans. (B)
162-. Who won the Malaysia Grand Prix Gold Badminton tournament in Alor Setar in May, 2011?
(A). Saina Nehwal
(B). Xiang Xing
(C). Lin den
(D). Xin Wang
Ans. (B)
163-. Name the first woman army officer who has been selected for gallantry award.
(A). Rekha Singh
(B). Anju Bhatia
(C). Suman Rawat
(D). Mitali Madhumita
Ans. (D)
164-. The winner of Asia Cup (Football) this year is
(A). North Korea
(B). South Korea
(C). Japan 
(D). Indonesia
Ans. (C)
165-. Overruling the Centre’s objection, the Supreme Court has appointed UU Lalit as special public prosecutor in the
(A). Commonwealth Games scam case
(B). 2G scam case
(C). TPDS scam case
(D). Adarsh housing scam case
Ans. (B)
166-. India recently finalized deal on the sharing of Teesta and Feni River water with-
(A). Myanmar
(B). Bangladesh
(C). Pakistan
(D). Nepal
Ans. (B)
167-. Who among the following well known economists is the Chairperson of the International Advisory Panel (IAP) that reviewed the functioning of the National Rural Health Mission recently?
(A). Amartya Sen
(B). Paul Krugman
(C). Hemando de Soto
(D). Jeffery D Sachs
Ans. (D)
168-. Which of the following World’s top golfer and his home country is wrongly matched?
(A). Martin Kaymer – Germany
(B). Lee Westwood – Canada
(C). Phil Mickelson – US
(D). Ernie Els – South Africa
Ans. (B)
169-. Name the Indian novelist who has been chosen for the 2011 International Indu Sharma Katha Samman for his novel McCluskieganj.
(A). Prabhat Kumar Jha
(B). Mamta Kalia
(C). Vikas Kumar Jha 
(D). Ravindra Kalia
Ans. (C)
170-. The best male FIFA football player for the year 2010 is
(A). Didier Drogba
(B). Lionel Messi
(C). Diego Forlan
(D). Iker Casillas
Ans. (B)
171-. With which of the following G7 countries has India signed the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) recently?
(A). Italy
(B). UK
(C). Japan 
(D). France
Ans. (C)
172-. Which of the following has decided to collaborate with the National Skill Development Council (NSDC) to create jobs for over five lakh employable graduates in the country over the next 10 years, recently ?
(A). NIIT
(B). Gyanodaya
(C). TeamLease Services Pvt. Ltd.
(D). Talent Management International
Ans. (D)
173-. Name the country whose leader Alassane Ouattara’s forces, backed by French and UN troops, captured his besieged rival Laurent Gbagbo at the climax of a deadly months-long crisis.
(A). Nigeria
(B). Sudan
(C). Ivory Coast 
(D). Tanzania
Ans. (C)
174-. According to the latest edition of The Times Higher Education, the world reputation ranking report, which University has come at the top?
(A). Harvard 
(B). California Institute of Technology
(C). Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(D). Stanford University
Ans. (A)
175-. Which of the following is the greenest city in Asia as per the Asian Green City Index unveiled recently?
(A). Taipei
(B). Singapore
(C). Tokyo
(D). Hong Kong
Ans. (B)
176-. The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has chosen one of the living legends of mathematics, John Willard Milnor of the Institute for Mathematical Sciences in the University of Stony Brook, USA, for the award of its presitigious __________ for the year 2011 ?
(A). Abel Prize 
(B). Alternative Nobel Prize
(C). Ramanujam Award
(D). Newton Award
Ans. (A)
177-. India summoned the ___________ ambassador in New Delhi and conveyed its “serious unhappiness” over golfer Jeev Milkha Singh’s coach being asked to take off his turban during a security check.
(A). US
(B). British
(C). French
(D). Italian
Ans. (D)
178-. Which of the following statements about India’s production of iron and steel is/are correct?
I. India produced over 75 million tonnes of steel in 2010.
II. India is the fifth largest producer of steel in the world
III. India is the largest producer of sponge iron in the world
(A). I only
(B). I and II only
(C). II and III only 
(D). I, II and III only
Ans. (C)
179-. Which of the following statements about the report titled “Adolescence : An Age of Opportunity” is/are correct ?
I. The report has been prepared by UNICEF
II. India has the highest number of adolescents in the world.
III. More than half among adolescent girls in India are anemic.
(A). I only
(B). I and II only
(C). II and III only
(D). I, II and III
Ans. (D)
180-. Which country holds the Presidency of G20 in 2011 ?
(A). South Africa
(B). Mexico
(C). Argentina
(D). France
Ans. (D)
181-. Which state has been able to improve enrollment of girls in schools because of its “Mukhya Mantri Balika Cycle Yojana” that gives Rs. 2,000 to every girl to buy herself a bicycle ?
(A). Rajasthan
(B). Bihar
(C). Jharkhand
(D). Chhattisgarh
Ans. (B)
182-. Arunachal Pradesh Chief minister ________ died in a chopper crash on Apr 30, 2011 ?
(A). Tarun Gogoi
(B). Mukul Sangma
(C). Lal Thanhawla
(D). Dorjee Khandu
Ans. (D)
183-. The Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) has projected a growth rate of _______ for 2011-12 in its latest review of the country’s economy recently.
(A). 7.4%
(B). 8.2%
(C). 8.8% 
(D). 9.2%
Ans. (C)
184-. Which state had the highest and lowest growth in gross state domestic product (GSDP) among the states and union territories in the country in 2009-10 ?
(A). Arunachal Pradesh, Rajasthan 
(B). Mizoram, Andaman and Nicobar
(C). Goa, Karnataka
(D). Gujarat, Orissa
Ans. (A)
185-. Name the noted poet who has been selected for the Bihari Puraskar for 2010 for his poetry collection. He was chosen for his collection of poems Anta Ke Sanshaya.
(A). Uday Prakash
(B). Abdul Bismillah
(C). Girdhar Rathi 
(D). Asghar Wajahat
Ans. (C)
186-. Recently in news, Maheshwar Dam is related to ?
(A). Bihar
(B). Uttar Pradesh
(C). Madhya Pradesh 
(D). Rajasthan
Ans. (C)
187-. Which country has conferred one of its highest honours, Grand Commander of the Order of the Star and the Key of the Indian Ocean (GCSK), on Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed?
(A). Sri Lanka
(B). Myanmar
(C). Fiji
(D). Mauritius
Ans. (D)
188-. Abidjan is the capital of ?
(A). Ivory Coast 
(B). Nigeria
(C). Libya
(D). Syria
Ans. (A)
189-. The Union Cabinet has approved amendments in the Coinage Bill 2009 that seeks to amalgamate four existing Acts relating to coin age recently. Which of the following Acts is the oldest ?
(A). The Indian Coinage Act
(B). The Small Coins (Offences) Act
(C). The Metal Token Act 
(D). The Bronze Coin (Legal Tender) Act
Ans. (C)
190-. ‘Swabhiman’ scheme launched is associated with —
(A). Rural Women Rights
(B). Rural Old People Care
(C). Rural Banking 
(D). Rural Food Security
Ans. (C)
191-. US State Department spokesman PJ Crowley resigned after criticising the Pentagon’s treatment of the man accused of leaking secret cables to WikiLeaks. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said he would be replaced by ______.
(A). Michael Hammer 
(B). Robert Gates
(C). Ross Stein
(D). Kenneth Hudnut
Ans. (A)
192-. The government unveiled two new coins to commemorate an anniversary of the Income Tax department recently. Which of the following statements is/are correct ?
I. The coins were issued to commemorate 125 years of Income Tax in India.
II. The coins are in denomination of Rs. 150 and Rs. 5.
III. The reverse faces of the coins bear the portrait of “Chanakya’.
(A). I only
(B). I and II only
(C). II and III only 
(D). III and I only
Ans. (C)
193-. Name the prominent cleric and Jamat Ahle Hadees President who was assassinated in Srinagar recently. He had been critical of stone-pelters, calling their action un-Islamic.
(A). Shabbir Shah
(B). Showket Ahmad Shah
(C). Umar Farooq
(D). Ghulam Shah Jilani
Ans. (B)
194-. The provisional data of the 2011 census released recently gave the country good tidings on the literacy front, as the literacy level has increased by 9.21 percentage points in the past decade to touch
(A). 70.4 percent
(B). 7(D).4 percent
(C). 78.1 percent
(D). 8(A).7 percent
Ans. (B)
195-. Joseph Lelyveld’s book Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and his struggle with India created a furore and was banned in
(A). Gujarat
(B). Maharashtra
(C). Gujarat and Maharashtra 
(D). All over India
Ans. (C)
196-. In a path-breaking judgement, the Supreme Court has allowed ‘passive euthanasia’ of withdrawing life support to patients in permanently vegetative state. Which was the first country to legalise euthanasia?
(A). Mexico
(B). Netherlands
(C). Switzerland
(D). Belgium
Ans. (B)
197-. Who has been presented Yashwantrao Chavan National award recently?
(A). Mannu Bhandari
(B). Rajendra Yadav
(C). Ashok Vajpeyi
(D). Mahasweta Devi Verma
Ans. (D)
198-. Name the first president of the CPM’s student outfit SFI who died recently.
(A). Prakash Karat
(B). Sitaram Yechuri
(C). Mohammad Salim
(D). C Bhaskaran
Ans. (D)
199-. In order to mitigate cyclonic impact in India, India recently signed a pact with -
(A). IMF
(B). World Bank
(C). Asian Development Bank
(D). None of the above
Ans. (A)
200-. Cisse Mariam Kaidama has been appointed the first female prime minister of ________ .
(A). Ghana
(B). Mali
(C). Angola
(D). Namibia
Ans. (B)
201-. To mark the 100th anniversary of International Women’s day, the United Nations Women has announced a new regional programme to address the needs of widows in three Asian countries. Which of these countries is not one of those?
(A). Sri Lanka
(B). Nepal
(C). India
(D). Pakistan
Ans. (D)
202-. Recently in news, Bhatta-Parsaul village situated in ______
(A). Noida, Uttar Pradesh 
(B). Mehrauly, Delhi
(C). Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
(D). Gaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
Ans. (A)
203-. Name the former German chancellor who has been chosen for the Henry A Kissinger Prize for his role in the reunification of Germany.
(A). Angela Merkel
(B). Rory-Cellan Jones
(C). Helmut Kohl 
(D). John Major
Ans. (C)
204-. US President Barack Obama appointed Indian-American ________, Associate Professor of Law at University of Wisconsin Law School, as member of the Foreign Claims Settlement Committee.
(A). Anuj C Desai 
(B). Vikram Pandit
(C). Sanjay Jha
(D). Sara Mathew
Ans. (A)
205-. Russia has successfully launched a next-generation navigation satellite for its Glonass global communication system. Which among the following statements in this reference is/ are correct?
A. Glonass will not be integrated with the US Global Positioning System (GPS).
B. Under an accord, Russia has agreed to share the Glonass Signal with India.
(A). A only
(B). B only
(C). Both A nor B
(D). Neither A nor B
Ans. (B)
206-. The International Magicians Society, US, has conferred the Merlin Award on Gopinath Muthukad. He is the second Indian magician to receive the honour after ?
(A). PC Sorcar Sr
(B). PC Sorcar Jr
(C). KC Paul
(D). Badal Sorcar
Ans. (B)
207-. India is the ________most powerful country in the world, says the latest National Security Index (NSI) designed by the country’s foremost security and economic experts.
(A). Second
(B). Fifth
(C). Sixth
(D). Tenth
Ans. (B)
208-. Which of these nuclear plants of India is located in the highly sensitive Seismic Zone IV?
(A). Narora, Uttar Pradesh 
(B). Kakrapur, Gujarat
(C). Tarapur, Maharashtra
(D). Kaiga, Karnataka
Ans. (A)
209-. Nursultan Nazarbayev has been re-elected as the President of
(A). Uzbekistan
(B). Tajikistan
(C). Kazakhstan 
(D). Armenia
Ans. (C)
210-. Where was the G20 annual Finance Minister and Central Bank Governors Meeting organised recently?
(A). Mexico City
(B). Canberra
(C). Paris 
(D). London
Ans. (C)
211-. Name the founder of the New Archaeology movement and one of the senior most figures in the world of archaeology who passed away recently at the ago of 80 ?
(A). William F Albright
(B). Robert Bruce
(C). Robert Gates
(D). Lewis Binford
Ans. (D)
212-. Fisheries and aquaculture provide livelihood to what percentage of world population, according a report of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) unveiled recently ?
(A). 3%
(B). 8%
(C). 12%
(D). 15%
Ans. (B)
213-. Which of the following has been chosen to head the recently appointed UN Counter Terrorism Committee?
(A). Japan
(B). India
(C). USA
(D). Australia
Ans. (B)
214-. Name the close aide of the former Communication Minister A Raja who allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself on Mar 16, 2011 ?
(A). Hassan Ali
(B). Shahid Balwa
(C). Sadiq Batcha 
(D). Abdul KarimTelgi
Ans. (C)
215-. O.N.V. Kurup who was recently honoured with Padma Vibhushan this year is a famous poet of
(A). Tamil language
(B). Kannad language
(C). Malyalam Language 
(D). Gujarati Language
Ans. (C)
216-. The District Information System for Education (DISE) report on Universal Elementary Education (UEE) was released recently. Which of the following statements is/are correct ?
I. More than 70% schools had Pucca Building
II. More than 60% schools had Girl’s Toilets
III. More than 15% schools had Com¬puter Facilities
(A). I only
(B). I and II only
(C). II only
(D). I and III only
Ans. (D)
217-. Name the co-founder and former managing director of the weekly newspaper Le Journal Hebdomadire who was presented the 2010 Gebran Tueni Award in Beirut on April 12, 2011 ?
(A). Aboubakr Jamal 
(B). Najam Sethi
(C). Abdullah Bakr
(D). Riz Khan
Ans. (A)
218-. Kannada writer SL Bhyrappa has been chosen for the prestigious ________for his novel Mandra.
(A). Bihari Puraskar
(B). Saraswati Samman
(C). Kabir Samman
(D). Tulsi Samman
Ans. (B)
219-. Who is the Chairman of Public Accounts Committee of the Union Parliament?
(A). Murli Manohar Joshi 
(B). Jashwant Singh
(C). Saifudin Soj
(D). Mohan Singh
Ans. (A)
220-. Which of the following statements about growth estimates in the Review of the Economy 2010-11 by Economic Advisory Council is/are correct?
I. Indian economy will have a higher growth rate in 2011-12 than 2010-12 .
II. Agriculture will have a lower growth rate in 2011 -12 than 2010-11 .
III. Industry and Services will have a higher growth rate in 2011-12 than 2010-11 .
(A). I only
(B). I and II only
(C). II and III only
(D). I, II and III
Ans. (D)
221-. Who among the following is the winner of Pantaloons Femina Miss India (PEMI) World 2011?
(A). Kanishtha Dhankhar 
(B). Ankita Shorey
(C). Hasleen Kaur
(D). Surabhi Rao
Ans. (A)
222-. The Supreme Court has extended by six months the tenure of the Justice Wadhwa Committee formed to probe into issues in the
(A). 2G scam
(B). Fake stamp paper scam
(C). Commonwealth Games
(D). Public Distribution System
Ans. (D)
223-. Which of these States recorded the highest per capita income among all States and Union Territories during 2009-10?
(A). Punjab
(B). Gujarat
(C). Goa 
(D). Karnataka
Ans. (C)
224-. The 16th National Youth Festival was held in_____
(A). Jaipur
(B). Udaipur
(C). Hyderabad
(D). Gandhinagar
Ans. (B)
225-. Name the country which on Apr 14 joined Russia in vaguely backing India’s quest for a permanent Security Council seat but there was no promise that it would vote for New Delhi’s inclusion on UN high table.
(A). Brazil
(B). South Africa
(C). China 
(D). Britain
Ans. (C)
226-. A five-membered committee has submitted final draft of National Policy on Senior Citizens 2011 to the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. Who headed this committee?
(A). Dr. Abha Sharma
(B). Dr. V Mohini Giri
(C). Dr. Madhu Gupta
(D). Dr. S Malathi Rao
Ans. (B)
227-. The Government constituted a Task Force to evolve a suitable mechanism for direct subsidies to individuals/families recently. Which of the following will be covered ?
I. Kerosens & LPG
II. Foodgrains
III. Petrol & diesel
IV. Fertilisers
(A). I and II only
(B). II and III only
(C). II and IV only
(D). I and IV only
Ans. (D)
228-. Salman Bashir is the foreign secretary of ________
(A). Iran
(B). Egypt
(C). Pakistan 
(D). Afghanistan
Ans. (C)
229-. Ambati Rayudu is related to
(A). Mumbai Indians 
(B). Deccan Chargers
(C). Pune Warriors
(D). Punjab Kings XI
Ans. (A)
230-. INS Deepak which was recently commissioned into the Navy is -
(A). The Italian built fleet tanker 
(B). American built fleet tanker
(C). Japanese built fleet tanker
(D). Chinese built fleet tanker
Ans. (A)
231-. The person who has been elected by the Sangeet Natak Akademi as its fellow is
(A). Girija Devi
(B). Nataraj Ramakrishna
(C). Both of the above  
(D). None of the above
Ans. (C)
232-. As a part of the wildlife conservation efforts in Nepal and India, a new association by the name SAVE was launched recently. The objective of SAVE is to conserve:
(A). Vultures 
(B). Tigers
(C). Parrots
(D). Elephants
Ans. (A)
233-. Which state government has decided to honour two players from the state in the victorious World Cup cricket team with the state’s highest sports award “Eklavya Puraskar”?
(A). Maharashtra
(B). Kamataka
(C). Gujarat 
(D). Tamil Nadu
Ans. (C)
234-. ‘Inside Central Asia’ is a book written by
(A). Tony Blair
(B). Dilip Hiro
(C). Khushwant Singh
(D). Hillary Clinton
Ans. (B)
235-. Which among the following statements is/ are correct?
A. NASA’s Messenger spacecraft created history when it entered the orbit of Mercury.
B. The spacecraft was launched in the year 2006.
(A). A only 
(B). B only
(C). Both A and B
(D). Neither A nor B
Ans. (A)
236-. The Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change has approved the Green India Mission, which aims at increasing India’s forest cover by _________ hectares over the next 10 years.
(A). two million
(B). five million
(C). eight million
(D). ten million
Ans. (B)
237-. Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupati won the Miami Masters (Tennis) for the first time as a team in
(A). 1995
(B). 1999
(C). 2003
(D). 2011
Ans. (D)
238-. The Indian Nuclear Society’s Homi Bhabha Lifetime Achievement Award has been conferred on___
(A). Anil Kakodkar 
(B). Madhavan Nair
(C). APJ Abdul Kalam
(D). None of the above
Ans. (A)
239-. Which of the following won the Ranji Trophy of circket recently?
(A). Uttar Pradesh
(B). Rajasthan
(C). Tamil Nadu
(D). Karnataka
Ans. (B)
240-. According to a latest study by the researchers of Stanford University, modern humans may have originated from ______ challenging the age-old view that people came from the eastern Africa.
(A). Western Africa
(B). Eastern Asia
(C). Northern Asia
(D). Southern Africa

Ans. (D)

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Ram Prasad ‘Bismil’ (राम प्रसाद ‘बिस्मिल’)(11 June 1897 – 19 December 1927) was an Indian revolutionary who participated in Mainpuri Shadyantra (en.Conspiracy) of 1918 and historical Kakori conspiracy Case of 1925 both against British Empire. Bismil was his pen-name. He was associated with Arya Samaj,Shahjahanpur where he got inspiration from Satyarth Prakash, a book written by Swami Dayanand Saraswati. He also got confidential connection with Lala Har Dayal through his guru Swami Somdev, who was a renowned preacher of Arya Samaj. Bismil was one of the founder members of the Hindustan Republican Association, a historical revolutionary organisation known for its ideology and constitution in black and white. He was a great poet-writer of Urdu & Hindi. Several inspiring patriotic verses are attributed to him. The famous poem Sarfaroshi ki Tamanna is also popularly attributed to him, although some of the so called progressive writers have remarked that ‘Bismil’ Azimabadi actually wrote the poem and Ram Prasad ‘Bismil’ immortalized it.But their remarks have no proof. A book titled as Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna (4-Volumes) published in the Bismil Centenary Year-1997 from India is now available in so many libraries.

Early life

Ram Prasad ‘Bismil’ was born on 11 June 1897 at Shahjahanpur, a historical city of Uttar Pradesh. He was a Tomar Rajput.His grand father Narayan Lal had migrated from his ancestral village Barbai and settled down at a very distant place Shahjahanpur in U.P. Barbai was situated on the bank of river Chambal in Tomardhar region of the then estate of Gwalior in British period. Nowadays this village comes under Murena district of Madhya Pradesh. Father of Bismil Murlidhar was living in Khirni Bag Mohalla of Shahjahanpur city, where Ram Prasad was born. In the childhood Ram Prasad was sent to a local Primary School but he was very much adamant to learn Hindi because of an Hindi alphabet u which was taught as ‘u’ for ‘owl’.When his father Murlidhar could not make him learn u in spite of every effort, he decided to educate Ram Prasad through Urdu medium and he was admitted in Islamia School of Shahjahanpur. As soon as he was grown up he played in the hands of filthy students and some bad habits of reading romantic poetry books and cheap novels spoiled his career. When he failed twice in 7th standard of Urdu, he was admitted to an English school called Mission School of the city. After passing 8th standard from Mission School in First Division, he got admission in the Government School, Shahjahanpur. While studying in this school, he kept his pen-name as ‘Bismil’ and continued writing the patriotic poetry.
When he was a student of 9th class, he read in newspaper a news about the death sentence of Bhai Parmanand, a famous scholar and companion of Lala Har Dayal. Ram Prasad was hardly 18 years old at that time. In those days he used to go to the Arya Samaj Temple of Shahjahanpur daily, where Swami Somdev – a friend of Bhai Paramanand was staying. A revengeful anger had burst out in the mind of Ram Prasad through this incident. He immediately composed a poem in Hindi titled as My Birth and showed it to Swami Somdev. In that poem he had shown his commitment to root out the British Empire from India.
Swamiji read the poem with a deep sigh and kept mum for few minutes. After being normal, he spoke – “Ram Prasad ! I know that you are very much hurt by heart and accordingly I have chosen your pen-name as ‘Bismil’. Your poem is also full of patriotic feelings and your views are very clear but, my dear child ! it is not so easy to fulfill the commitment until a solid determination does not sustain in your heart and mind.” In spite of arguments and counter-arguments from Swamiji , Ram Prasad did not deviate from his commitment. When Swamiji saw a burning flame of revolution in his eyes, he advised him to prepare himself politically and go to Lucknow to participate actively in the next Congress of 1916.
Next year Ram Prasad left the school and went to Lucknow with his friends. Liberal group was not prepared to allow Moderate group for any type of welcome of Tilak in the city. Bismil along with a senior student of M.A. laid down the car of Tilak and lead the overwhelming procession of Bal Gangadhar Tilak in whole of the city. Ram Prasad was highlighted there and so many youths from all over India became his fans. They organized a group of youths and decided to publish a book. The book was written on the history of American independence in Hindi and it’s title was given America Ki Swatantrata Ka Itihas with the consent of Swami Somdev. This book was published with a fictitious name of Babu Harivans Sahai, B.A. and it’s publisher’s name was given as Somdev Siddhgopal Shukla. As soon as the book was published, the then U.P. Govt. proscribed it to be sold anywhere in the state.

Revolutionary actions in Mainpuri

Ram Prasad ‘Bismil’ formed a revolutionary organization in the name of Matrivedi and contacted Pt. Genda Lal Dixit who was a school teacher at Auraiya. Both of them organised youths of Etawah, Mainpuri, Agra and Shahjahanpur districts of United Province (now Uttar Pradesh) to strengthen the organisation. On 28 January 1918 ‘Bismil’ published a pamphlet titled as A Message to Countrymen and distributed it amongst public along with his poem Vow of Mainpuri. In order to collect funds for the party 3 actions of loot were conducted in 1918. Police was searching them in and around Mainpuri while they were selling the book proscribed by U.P. Govt in Delhi Congress of 1918. When police reached there ‘Bismil’ absconded with the books unsold. When he was planning another action of loot in between Delhi and Agra, a police team arrived and firing started from both the sides, but ‘Bismil’ was very cautious. He immediately jumped into the river Yamuna and swam underground in the water. Police and his companions thought that he would have died in the encounter. Pt. Genda Lal Dixit was arrested alongwith his other companions and he was kept in Agra fort from where Dixit fled away and lived underground in Delhi. A criminal case was filed against them which is known as Mainpuri Conspiracy against British King Emperor in the history. On 1 November 1919 the Judiciary Magistrate of Mainpuri B. S. Chris announced the judgement against all accused and declared Genda Lal Dixit and Ram Prasad ‘Bismil’ as absconder, because they could not be arrested by the police in spite of all efforts.

Underground activities of Bismil

Cover page Kranti Geetanjali- the proscribed book of Pt. Ram Prasad ‘Bismil’

From 1919 to 1920 Bismil remained underground, for sometime in Rampur Jagir/Jahangir village of present Gautam Budh Nagar Distt, sometimes in Kosma of Mainpuri Distt, sometimes in Bah and Pinhat of Agra Distt. (all in the U.P. state). He also went to his paternal village Barbai in M.P. state to take some money from his mother. While living underground he wrote few books also. These books were Man Ki Lahar-a collection of poems, Bolshevikon Ki Kartoot-a revolutionary novel, Yogik Sadhan-a booklet of yoga defining how to create a firm resolve in one’s mind and Catherine or Swadhinta Ki Devi- a consigned autobiography of Catherine, the grand mother of Russian Revolution. Out of these books only Man Ki Lahar was a collection of poems written by ‘Bismil’ himself and his contemporary poets, whereas Bolshevikon Ki Kartoot and Yogik Sadhan were translated from Bangla and the Catherine or Swadhinta Ki Devi was fabricated from English. He also published all these books through his own resources under Sushilmala-a series of publication except one Yogik Sadhan which was given to a publisher who was absconded and could not be traced out . Now all these books have been searched by a scholar ‘Krant’ M. L. Verma and are available in the libraries. Catherine or Swadhinta Ki Devi and Yogik Sadhan are compiled and edited in Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna (Vol- 3) whereas Man Ki Lahar and Bolshevikon Ki Kartoot are published separately.Another book of Pandit Ram Prasad ‘Bismil’ was published in the year 1929 after his death which was proscribed by British Raj in 1931. The name of this book was Kranti Geetanjali. It was kept reserved in the Imperial Library under their catalogue no 891431-B-541-K. In this number B stands for the name of author and K for the name of book. Archives of India got this book under their Accession No 961. Now this book has been published in India and is available in the libraries.

Formation of Hindustan Republican Association

In February 1920, when all the prisoners of Mainpuri Conspiracy Case were released under govt. proclamation, ‘Bismil’ returned to his native place Shahjahanpur and met the District Authorities. They allowed Ram Prasad to live peacefully after taking an affidavit of undertaking from him declaring therein not to participate in any such revolutionary activity. He joined Bharat Silk Manufacturing Co as a manager for sometimes and after that started a business of silk sarees in the partnership of Banarsi Lal. Banarsi Lal and Ram Prasad ‘Bismil’ – both of them had been associated with the District Congress Committee of Shahjahanpur. Although Bismil earned name and fame in the business but he was not satisfied at all because his earlier commitment to get out British from India was not fulfilled.
In 1921 ‘Bismil’ attended Ahmedabad Congress along with a large number of volunteers from Shahjahanpur and occupied a place on the dias. A senior congressman Prem Krishna Khanna was also with him. He played an active role in the Congress with Maulana Hasrat Mohani and got the most debated proposal of Poorn Swaraj passed in the General Body meeting of Congress. Gandhiji, who was not in the favour of this proposal became quite helpless before the overwhelming demand of youths. It was another victory of Bismil against Liberal Group of Congress.He returned to Shahjahanpur and mobilised the youths of United Province for non-cooperation with the Govt. People of U.P. were so much influenced by the furious speeches and verses of Bismil that they became hostile against British Rule. In February 1922 some agitating farmers were killed in Chowri-Chowra by the police. This was the main cause which infuriated the general public. The police station of Chowri-Chowra was attacked by the move and 22 policemen were burnt alive. Gandhiji, without ascertaining the fact behind this incident, declared to stop the non-cooperation movement immediately. He did not take even a single executive committee member of the Congress into his confidence and acted as a party dictator. Ram Prasad ‘Bismil’ along with his group of youths strongly opposed Gandhiji in Gaya Congress of 1922. When Gandhiji resisted not to take back his decision the Congress party was divided into two groups- one liberal and the other rebellion. In January 1923, the rich group of party formed a new Swaraj Party under the joint leadership of Pt. Moti Lal Nehru and Chitt Ranjan Das whereas the young group who was representing the common public declared to form a Revolutionary Party under the leadership of Ram Prasad ‘Bismil’.
With the consent of Lala Har Dayal, Ram Prasad ‘Bismil’ went to Allahabad where he drafted the Constitution of Party with the help of Shachindra Nath Sanyal and another revolutionary of Bengal Dr. Yadu Gopal Mukherji. The name, aim, frame and claim of the organisation were typed on a Yellow Paper and a Constitutional Committee Meeting was conducted on 3 October 1924 at Kanpur in U.P. under the Chairmanship of Shachindra Nath Sanyal. In this meeting the name of the party was decided as Hindustan Republican Association and after a long discussion from others Ram Prasad ‘Bismil’ was declared the District Organiser of Shahjahanpur and Chief of Arms Division. An additional responsibility of Provincial Organiser of United Province (Agra and Oudh) was also entrusted to him. Shachindra Nath Sanyal, was anonymously nominated as National Organiser and another senior member Yogesh Chandra Chatterji, was given the responsibility of Coordinator, Anushilan Dal. After attending the meeting in Kanpur, both Sanyal and Chatterji left the U.P. and proceeded to Bengal.
A pamphlet titled The Revolutionary was published in January 1925 by a fictitious name of Vijay Kumar from some unknown place and was circulated all over India. It was a pamphlet of 4 pages wherein the programme or manifesto of the revolutionaries was declared with a promise to Indian public for equal opportunity to every man irrespective of social status high or low, rich or poor. Policies of Mahatma Gandhi were openly criticised and youths were called to join the organisation. Police was astonished to see the language of pamphlet and was searching its leader in Bengal. Shachin Nath Sanyal had gone to despatch this pamphlet in a bulk and was arrested in Bankura, West Bengal. Before Shachin’s arrest Yogesh Chandra Chatterji had also gone in the hands of police at Hawrah railway station of Calcutta in Bengal.

Kakori conspiracy/Kakori train robbery

After arrest of both the senior organiser of ‘H.R.A.’ total responsibility to run the party had come on the shoulders of Ram Prasad ‘Bismil’. The District Organisers were demanding money. They were writing very sensitive letters to ‘Bismil’-“Pandit Ji ! we are dying with hunger, please do something.” Bismil was feeling himself guilty for their pitiable condition. He decided to collect money like Irish Revolutionaries through forcibly snatching from the rich people of society. So he executed two actions of looting the money, one at Bichpuri in Pilibhit Distt. and the other at Dwarkapur in Pratapgarh Distt of U.P., but not enough money was received in either of these actions.

These Mauser Pistols with wooden stock were used in Kakori Train Dacoity by Pandit Ram Prasad Bismil and his fellow partymen

Bismil executed a meticulous plan for looting the government treasury carried in a train at Kakori, near Lucknow in U.P. This historical event happened on August 9, 1925 and is known as the Kakori Train Robbery. Only 10 revolutionaries stopped the 8 Down Saharanpur-Lucknow passenger train at Kakori- a station just before the Lucknow Railway Junction. German made Mauser C96 semi-automatic pistols were used in this action. Ashfaq Ullah Khan, the lieutinent of the H.R.A. Chief Ram Prasad Bismil gave away his Mauser to Manmath Nath Gupta and engaged himself to break open the cash chest. Eagerly watching a new weapon in his hand, Manmath Nath Gupta fired the pistol and incidently a passanger Ahmed Ali was killed in this rapid action.The incident created a great upheaval in British India. The retribution was severe when more than 40 revolutionaries were arrested from all over India. As per official record of the British Govt, a criminal conspiracy case was filed against 28 active members of H.R.A. by the Special Magistrate Ainuddin after a long time. 21 persons were presented before Session Court of Special Judge A. Hamilton on 21 May 1926. Abbas Salim Khan, Banvari Lal Bhargava, Gyan Chattarji and Mohd. Ayuf were the assessors (legal advisors) of the Judge. On April 6, 1927 the verdict of court came out of the special court of Lucknow. This special court was established by the then British Government in the Ring Theatre- a famous building of Lucknow. That historical place was also demolished by the British Government later on in 1929 and the General Post Office was built over the land in 1929-1932.Court’s verdict was published in 115 pages and the charges were proved in such a manner that no body could escape from punishment.
Another supplementary case was filed against Ashfaq Ullah Khan and Shachindra Nath Bakshi in the court of Special Judge J.R.W.Vuynot. An appeal was filed in the then Chief Court of Oudh (now in U.P.) on 18 July 1927. A very senior advocate Pt. Jagat Narayan Mulla pleaded the case as public prosecutor on behalf of Govt whereas Ram Prasad ‘Bismil’ defended his case himself. He did not take any help from the Govt. On 22 August 1927 the Chief Court endorsed the original judgement with an exception of one or two punishments. A mercy appeal was filed in due course before the Provincial Governor of U.P. by the members of legislative council which was dismissed. Ram Prasad ‘Bismil’ wrote a letter to Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya on 9 September 1927 from Gorakhpur Jail. Madan Mohan Malviya sent a memorandum to the then Viceroy and Governor-General of India Edward Fredrick Lindley Wood with the signatures of 78 Members of Central Legislature, which was also turned down. On 16 September 1927 the final mercy appeal was forwarded to Privy Council at London as well as to the King Emperor through a famous lawyer of England Mr S.L.Polak but the British Government, who had already decided to hang them, sent their final decision to the India office of Viceroy that all the four condemned prisoners are now to be hanged till death by 19 December 1927 positively.
In an 18-month long drawn case, Pt.Ram Prasad ‘Bismil’, Ashfaq Ullah Khan, Thakur Roshan Singh and Rajendra Lahiri were sentenced to death under section 121(A), 120(B), 302 and 396 of Indian Penal Code. Pt. Ram Prasad ‘Bismil’ was hanged by the British Authorities on 19 December 1927 in the morning at Gorakhpur Jail, Ashfaq Ullah Khan at Faizabad Jail and Thakur Roshan Singh at Naini (Allahabad) Jail whereas fourth Rajendra Lahiri was hanged on 17 December 1927 (2 days before the scheduled date) at Gonda Jail all located in the present Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The dead body of Pt. Ram Prasad ‘Bismil’ was handed over to his parents Murlidhar and Moolmati. A huge rush of about 1.5 lakhs of people gathered from all over the country. They took the dead body of Bismil and carried it to the bank of Rapti under a grand procession, where the last funeral of this great martyr was performed under the proper Vedic Cremation System. The place, where the ritual obligations of Bismil were done was named by public as Rajghat. A new Transport Nagar has been developed in the side bye area of this place.

Books of Bismil released in his Centenary Year

Atal Bihari Vajpayee-Ex.Prime Minister of India releasing the Books of Ram Prasad ‘Bismil’ titled as Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna on 19.12.1996 in Delhi

Ram Prasad Bismil was born in 1897 and was hanged by the cruel British Empire in 1927, thus he lived a very short life of 30 years. Out of this 30 year, he dedicated 11 years of his valuable life in the selfless service of his fellow countrymen to make their life better. He wrote so many books but only 11 books could be published, but all of those books were proscibed by the British Raj. Some of them were kept hidden in the rare and old libraries. A free lance research scholar Krant M.L.Verma tried to bring out those books and the success came to his hands when he could search 5 books and almost 200 poems written by Bismil. A Delhi based publisher Praveen Prakashan published the research work in 4 volumes under a title of Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna. The Books of Bismil were released on the eve of Bismil Centenary Year i.e. 19 Dec 1996 (Bismil was born on 19 Dec 1897) by Ex. Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Speaking on the occasion Vajpayee said that we have not done justice with the revolutionaries who had given everything of their life for our betterment. The excessive propagada of non-violence has spoiled the contribution of revolutionaries in the Indian Independence Movement. If Bismil had not taken the initiative after 1922’s Chauri Choura incidence and the Indian Naval Army had not revolt after Second World War in 1946, the Britishers would have never left India. He commented the task of the author as a Monumental Work.

Literary works

Ram Prasad ‘Bismil’ was known for his inspiring poems that acted as motivation for his fellow revolutionaries. Among them, Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna is the most well-known. It’s unknown whether Bismil actually wrote it, as some  attribute it to Bismil Azimabadi but now this miserable episode is over because a number of research books are available in the libraries to verify the Encyclopedic contents. An image of the original and rare photo of ‘Bismil’ can also be seen hereinabove as well as in Hindi Wikipedia.
A deep and passionate love for the motherland and an urge to sacrifice for the nation was the hallmark of Bismil’s works. In one poem he prays: “Even if I have to face death a thousand times for the sake of my Motherland, I shall not be sorry. Oh Lord! Grant me a hundred births in Bharat. But grant me this, too, that each time I may give up my life in the service of my Mother land.”
In Hindi he had written: “yadi desh hit maranaa paDe mujhako sahasroM baar bhii, to bhii n maiM is kashT ko nij dhyaan meM laaooMM kabhii. he iish bhaaratavarshh meM shat vaar mera janm ho, kaaraN sadaa hii mRtyu kaa deshopakaarak karm ho.”
In another poem written just before going to the gallows, he prays: “Oh Lord! Thy will be done. You are unique. Neither my tears nor I will endure. Grant me this boon, that to my last breath and the last drop of my blood, I may think of you and be immersed in your work.”
In Urdu he had written: “maalik terii rajaa rahe aur too hi too rahe, baakii n maiM rahooMM n merii aarajoo rahe, jab tak ki tan meM jaan ragoM meM lahoo rahe, teraa hi jikr ho au’ teri justajoo rahe.”
Pandit Ram Prasad ‘Bismil’ had written his Autobiography while he was at Gorakhpur jail, 3 days before he was hanged to death. The full text of his original autobiography is given in Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna (Vol- 3) from page 7 to page 92 whereas other informations about his published literature are available now on Hindi Wikipedia also.

Film Adaptations/Depictions

In the Bollywood movie The Legend of Bhagat Singh, Pt. Ram Prasad ‘Bismil’ is depicted as a visionary who ignites in Bhagat Singh the fire of freedom. The character was played by Ganesh Yadav.
In another film Rang De Basanti, Pt. Ram Prasad ‘Bismil’ was a more significant character played by Atul Kulkarni.
Some of the famous songs written by Pt. Ram Prasad ‘Bismil’ were also featured in the film Shaheed of veteran film actor-director Manoj Kumar. This historical film was released in the year 1965.

 
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