May - Praga Tools Limited was established as Praga Tools Corporation Limited to manufacture machine tools with its head quarters at Kavadiguda, Secunderabad, Hyderabad.
December 30 - Subhas Chandra Bose raised the flag of Indian independence at Port Blair.
January 1 - Ramesh Mashelkar (Raghunath Anant Mashelkar) was born at Mashel, Goa. He is the former Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). He received Padma Bhushan and Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards.