January 19 - Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar (V. S. Sakharam Khandekar) was born. He was a prominent Marathi writer. He was honored with Padma Bhushan Award and Sahitya Akademi Fellowship.
November 25 - Debaki Bose (Debaki Kumar Bose) was born in Akalpoush, Burdwan, Bengal, British India. He was a top director, writer, actor of Bengali cinema. He is known for his innovative use of sound and music in Indian Cinema.
December 2 - Indra Lal Roy was born. He was the first Indian flying ace. He served in the First World War with the Royal Flying Corps and its successor, the Royal Air Force. He was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC).
March 27 - Sir Syed Ahmad Khan (Syed Ahmad Taqvi or Sir Taqvi) died. He was a philosopher and social activist.