December - Bajaj Auto rolled out its 100,000th vehicle.
September 7 - Maharashtra Pollution Control Board is established under the provisions of Maharashtra Prevention of Water Pollution Act, 1969.
June 24 - Sawai Man Singh II (Mor Mukut Singh) died at the age of 58. He was the last ruling Maharaja of Jaipur State belonging to Kachwaha clan of Rajputs. He ruled the princely state between 1922 and 1949, when the state acceded unto the Dominion of India. Later he also served as Ambassador of India to Spain.
July 24 - Peter de Noronha (Chevalier Peter Bertram Cypriano Castellino de Noronha) died. He was a businessman, philanthropist and civil servant from Kanpur. He was knighted by Pope Paul VI in 1965 for his work for the Christian community.
November 21 - Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman died in Bangalore at the age of 82. He was a physicist whose work was influential in the growth of science in India. He received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1930 for the discovery that when light traverses a transparent material, some of the light that is deflected changes in wavelength. This phenomenon is now called Raman scattering and is the result of the Raman effect.