Today in Indian History

1712 - Bahadur Shah died in Lahore at the age of 68 while making alterations to the Shalimar Gardens. He was a Mughal Emperor who ruled India from 1707 to 1712.

1803 - Great fire in Bombay

1912 - Lawrence George Durrell was born in Jalandar. He was an expatriate British novelist, poet, dramatist, and travel writer. His most famous work is the tetralogy the Alexandria Quartet.