Allwyn Metal Works was established in Hyderabad.
The Sirpur Paper Mills Limited (SPM) an integrated pulp and paper mill situated at Sirpur-Kaghaznagar, Adilabad, Andhra Pradesh began production.
August 8 - Quit India resolution was passed by the Bombay session of the All India Congress Committee, which led to the start of a historical civil disobedience movement across India.
August 9 - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was arrested in Bombay by British forces.
October 16 - Hurricane and flooding in Bombay killed 40,000 people.
December 29 - Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna (Jatin Khanna) was born in Burewala, West Punjab, British India. He was an actor, film producer and politician. He is regarded as the first superstar and the original superstar of Indian cinema.
April 24 - Dinanath Mangeshkar died at the age of 41 in Pune. He was a prominent Marathi theatre actor, Natya Sangeet musician and Hindustani classical vocalist. He is the father of famous Bollywood singers Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle.