Kochi legislative assembly was constituted. The assembly consisted of 45 members, 10 of who were officially nominated.
February 3 - The first ever electric train of India completed its journey from Victoria Terminus to Kurla.
March 9 - During Pink's War Royal Air Force of British operated against tribesmen in Waziristan (present day Pakistan). It continued until 1 May 1925.
December 26 - Communist Party of India was founded at Kanpur.
January 4 - Pradeep Kumar (Pradeep Batabyal) was born. He was a Bengali and Hindi actor.
January 8 - Mohan Rakesh was born in Amritsar, British India. He was one of the pioneers of the Nai Kahani (New Story) literary movement of the Hindi literature in the 1950s. He made significant contribution to novel, short story, travelogue, criticism, memoirs and drama. He was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award.
January 28 - Raja Ramanna was born. He was a prominent nuclear scientist and physicist. He had a major role in the development of Indian nuclear programme in its early stages.
May 8 - G. S. Amur (Gururaja Shyamacharya Amur) was born. He is a professor of literature, writer and critic in Kannada and English. He received Sahitya Akademi Award.
July 9 - Guru Dutt (Vasanth Kumar Shivashankar Padukone) was born. He was a legendary Bollywood film director, producer and actor.
July 22 - Daasaradhi (Daasaradhi Krishnamacharyulu) was born in Warangal, Andhra Pradesh. He was a famous Telugu Poet and Writer. He received Sahitya Akademi Award. He was the Aastana Kavi of the Andhra Pradesh Government.
August 7 - M. S. Swaminathan (Mankombu Sambasivan Swaminathan) was born. He is an geneticist and international administrator known for his prominent role in India’s Green Revolution.
August 31 - Arudra (Bhagavatula Sadasiva Shankara Sastry) was born. He is a famous Telugu poet, lyricist, songwriter, translator and writer. He wrote stories, dialogues and lyrics for many Telugu films.
Gokulchandra Nag died. He was a Bengali writer and artist. He is one of the founding members of the Kallol literary group and circle.
March 20 - George Nathaniel Curzon was died. He was a British Conservative statesman who was Viceroy of India. The Curzon Line was named after him.
July 23 - Subramaniya Siva died. He was a freedom fighter and prolific writer. He was arrested many times between 1908 and 1922 for his anti-imperialist activities.