May 27 - Jawaharlal Nehru died at the age of 74 in New Delhi. He was a prominent freedom fighter and the first Prime Minister of India.
October 2 - Rajkumari Amrit Kaur was born. She was the health minister in the Indian Cabinet. She was a Gandhian, freedom fighter, and a social activist.
October 10 - Guru Dutt (Vasanth Kumar Shivashankar Padukone) died at the age of 39 in Mumbai. He was a legendary Bollywood film director, producer and actor.