October 10 - Kota Shivaram Karanth was born in Saligrama, Udupi district, Karnataka. He was a prominent Kannada writer, social activist, environmentalist, Yakshagana artist, and film maker. He was honored with Padma Bhushan by Government of India, which later he returned in protest against the Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi.
December 23 - Former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh was born in Noorpur, British India. He was the fifth Prime Minister serving from 28 July 1979 until 14 January 1980. He has also held the positions of Minister of Finance, Deputy Prime Minister of India, Minister of Home Affairs and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.
July 4 - Swami Vivekananda (Narendra Nath Datta) was died at the age of 39 in Belur Math near Calcutta. He was a Hindu monk and was remembered for his role in the introduction of Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the western world.