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1912 - Madurai Mani Iyer was born in Madurai. He was a Carnatic music singer, who was famous for his unique style. He was famous for his adept skills at singing kalpana swarams, neraval, and raga alapana.

2003 - Pandurang Vaijnath Shastri Athavale died at the age of 83 in Mumbai. He was a philosopher, spiritual leader, social reformer and Hinduism reformist. He founded the Swadhyay Parivar organization. He received Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion, the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership, and Padma Vibhushan.

1670 - Moropant captures Trimbak.

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