Events, Births, and Deaths occured in year 1879

Historical Events

Textile company The Bombay Dyeing and Mfg. Co. Ltd. was established.

May 14 - The first group of 463 Indian indentured labourers arrived in Fiji abroad the Leonidas.

Famous Births

K. Narayana Sivaraja Pillai was born. He was a historian, dravidologist and professor from the erstwhile Madras Presidency. Sivaraja Pillai was regarded as a pioneer of the study of ancient verbal terminations.

December 30 - Spiritual master Ramana Maharshi (Venkataraman Iyer) was born in Tiruchuzhi, Madurai, Tamil Nadu. The ashram that grew around him, Sri Ramana Ashram, is located at Tiruvannamalai.

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