February 22 - Kasturba Mohandas Gandhi was born. She was the wife of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
January 11 - Shibu Soren was born in Nemra village of Ramgarh district, Jharkhand. He is the former Chief Minister of Jharkhand state. He is the president of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) political party.
Rai Rajeshwar Bali died. He was the Taluqdar of Daryabad, which was a princely state in India. He was an intellectual reformist. He also held the position of education minister of UP from 1924 to 1928.
September 13 - Noor Inayat Khan (also known as Nora Baker and Madeleine) was died in Dachau concentration camp, Germany at the age of 30. She was of Indian Muslim origin. As a British Special Operations Executive agent during the Second World War, she became the first female radio operator to be sent into occupied France to aid the French Resistance.