Events, Births, and Deaths occured in year 1956

Historical Events

October 31 - Sambhajirao Appasaheb Ghatge's term as Chief Commissioner of Kutch State ended.

November 1 - Ajmer state became part of Rajasthan state.

November 1 - Kutch State was merged with Bombay state.

November 1 - States Reorganisation Act inaugurated a new state Kerala incorporating Travancore-Cochin, Malabar District, and the taluk of Kasargod, South Kanara.

November 1 - The State of Hyderabad was divided between newly created Andhra Pradesh, Bombay state (later Maharashtra), and Karnataka.

Famous Births

January 15 - Mayawati was born in New Delhi. She served four terms as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. She is the head of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).

December 24 - Bollywood hero Anil Kapoor was born at Chembur Mumbai, Maharashtra. He has acted in many Bollywood super hit films and more recently in some international films.

Famous Deaths

December 6 - Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar died at the age of 65 in Delhi. He was a jurist, political leader, philosopher, anthropologist, historian, orator, economist, teacher, editor, writer, revolutionary and a revivalist for Buddhism in India. He was the chief architect of the Indian Constitution.

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