January 13 - Pandit Shivkumar Sharma was born in Jammu. He is a Santoor player. He received Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Padma Shri, and Padma Vibhushan.
January 15 - Chuni Goswami (Subimal Goswami) was born in Kishoreganj District of undivided Bengal (now in Bangladesh). He is a international footballer and first class cricketer. He played 50 international football matches representing India. As a first class cricketer, he played Ranji Trophy for Bengal.
January 16 - Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay died at the age of 61 in Kolkata, Bengal, British India. He was one of the most popular Bengali novelists and short story writers. His works have been made into about fifty films in many Indian languages, particularly his novel Devdas.
April 21 - Sir Muhammad Iqbal (Allama Iqbal) died. He was a philosopher, poet and politician who is widely regarded as having inspired the Pakistan Movement. He is considered one of the most important figures in Urdu literature.
September 25 - Paul Olaf Bodding died. He was a Norwegian missionary, linguist and folklorist. He served in India for 44 years and operated mainly from the town Dumka in the Santhal Parganas-district. Bodding created the first alphabet and wrote the first grammar for the Santali-speaking native people in eastern India. In 1914 he also completed the translation of the Bible into the Santali language.
November 14 - Lala Hansraj (also known as Mahatama Hansraj) died. He was an educationist and a follower of Arya Samaj movement founder, Swami Dayanand. He founded Dayanand Anglo-Vedic Schools System (DAV) in Lahore.