Today in Indian History

1764 - At the Battle of Buxar, forces of British East India Company led by Hector Munro defeated the combined Muslim army of Mir Qasim (Nawab of Bengal), Shujauddaula ( Nawab of Awadh) and the Mughal King Shah Alam II.

2012 - Poet and novelist Sunil Gangopadhyay died.

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