Today in Indian History

2008 - Baba Amte (Dr. Murlidhar Devidas Amte) died at the age of 94 at Anandwan, Maharashtra. He was a social worker and social activist who worked for the rehabilitation of the poor people suffering from leprosy.

1979 - Balai Chand Mukhopadhyay (pen name Banaphul) died at Calcutta at the age of 79. He is a famous Bengali author, playwright and poet. He is most noted for his short vignettes, often just half page long.

2011 - Parents of slain teenager Aarushi Talwar--Rajesh and Nupur--have been ordered to face trial in the murder of their daughter and servant Hemraj more than two years ago after local court rejected agency's closure report.

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