December 25 - 42 Dalits were burned alive in Kilavenmani village, Tamil Nadu, a retaliation for a campaign for higher wages by Dalit labourers.
December 25 - Madan Mohan Malaviya was born in Allahabad. He was an educationist and freedom fighter. He was the President of the Indian National Congress on four occasions. He is the founder of the largest residential university in Asia, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) at Varanasi in 1916.
February 1 - Ambale Ramakrishna Krishnashastry (A. R. Krishnashastry) died in Bangalore. He was a famous writer, researcher and translator in Kannada language.
June 8 - Madurai Mani Iyer died. He was a Carnatic music singer, who was famous for his unique style. He was famous for his adept skills at singing kalpana swarams, neraval, and raga alapana.