January 1 - Edward VII of the United Kingdom was proclaimed Emperor of India.
April 3 - Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay was born in Mangalore, Karnataka. She was a social reformer and freedom fighter. Several cultural institutions in India today are established due to her efforts, like the National School of Drama, Sangeet Natak Akademi, Central Cottage Industries Emporium, and the Crafts Council of India. She received Ramon Magsaysay Award, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Vibhushan.
May 30 - Gopi Krishna was born near the city of Srinagar in the Jammu and Kashmir. She was a yogi, mystic, teacher, social reformer, and writer. His autobiography is known under the title Kundalini: The Evolutionary Energy in Man.