December 15 - The first election to the Representative Assembly of French India was held in Pondichery, Karaikal, Chandernagor, Mahe and Yanaon.
January 4 - S. Rajasekharan was born in Cherthala, Alappuzha, Kerala. He is a literary critic and poet in the Malayalam language. He was the Pro-Vice Chancellor of Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit in Kalady, Kerala.
January 16 - Kabir Bedi was born in Punjab. He is a film, television and theatre actor who acted in Bollywood and International films.
February 6 - Rai Bahadur Sir Upendranath Brahmachari died. He was an Indian scientist and a leading medical practitioner.
February 11 - Malayapuram Singaravelu Chettiar died at the age of 85 in Chennai. He founded the first trade union in India. He was a freedom fighter initially under the leadership of Gandhi, later joined the communist movement.