Today in Indian History

1311 - General Malik Kafur returned to Delhi after campaign in South India.

1929 - Rajkumar (Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju) was born. He was the most famous Kannada film actor and singer. He received Padma Bushan and Dada Saheb Phalke Award.

1942 - Dinanath Mangeshkar died at the age of 41 in Pune. He was a prominent Marathi theatre actor, Natya Sangeet musician and Hindustani classical vocalist. He is the father of famous Bollywood singers Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle.

1973 - Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar was born. He is a cricketer widely recognized as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He is also a member of Rajya Sabha of Parliament of India. He received Padma Vibushan and Rajiv Khel Ratna Awards from the Government of India.

2011 - Sri Sathya Sai Baba (born as Sathyanarayana Raju) died in Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh at the age of 84. He was a spiritual guru. He claimed to be the reincarnation of Sai Baba of Shirdi. He had ashrams in 126 countries and also ran a network of hospitals, clinics and schools that were often free.