December - Ajmer-Merwara province became the Ajmer State.
December - Kutch was created a state within the union of India.
January 1 - Deepa Mehta was born in Amritsar. She is an Indo-Canadian film director and screenwriter best known for her films Fire, Earth, and Water. She was awarded Genie Award.
January 14 - Jagadguru Rambhadracharya (Giridhar Mishra) was born in Shandikhurd, Jaunpur district, Uttar Pradesh. He is a Hindu religious leader. He is one of the four incumbent Jagadguru Ramanandacharya, and has held this title since 1988.
December 16 - India had military victory over Pakistan in 1971 during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. This day is celebrated as Vijay Diwas (Victory Day) every year.
April 14 - Spiritual master Ramana Maharshi (Venkataraman Iyer) was died at Sri Ramana Ashram in Arunachala at age 70.
June 24 - Darwan Singh Negi VC was born. He received Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry to be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. He was a Naik in the 1st Battalion, 39th Garhwal Rifles, British Indian Army during the First World War.
December 5 - Sri Aurobindo (Aurobindo Ghosh) died at the age of 78 in Pondicherry, French India. He was a nationalist, freedom fighter, philosopher, yogi, guru, and poet. In 1926, with the help of his spiritual collaborator, Mirra Alfassa, he founded the Sri Aurobindo Ashram.
December 15 - Sardar Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel was died in Mumbai at the age of 75. He was freedom figher and deputy prime minister of India and Minister of Home Affairs.
December 15 - Sardar Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel died. He was a barrister and statesman, leader of the Indian National Congress and one of the founding fathers of the Republic of India. He held the positions of Deputy Prime Minister of India and Minister of Home Affairs.