Events, Births, and Deaths occured in year 1971

Historical Events

January 25 - Himachal Pradesh became the 18th Indian state and East Punjab is reduced to its current form as Doaba.

April 19 - The provisional government of Bangladesh exiled fleed to West Bengal.

August 25 - East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) and eastern Bengal are flooded and thousands of people flee the area.

September 29 - A cyclone in the Bay of Bengal in Orissa State caused death of 10,000.

December 3 - The Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 began as Pakistan attacks nine Indian airbases. The next day India launched a massive invasion of East Pakistan.

Famous Births

December 18 - Barkha Dutt, a television journalist and columnist was born in New Delhi. She is currently the group editor with NDTV (as of December 2012). She received Padma Shri Award in 2008.

Famous Deaths

December - Keshavrao Date died. He was an actor who worked in both silent and sound movies.

November 17 - Debaki Bose (Debaki Kumar Bose) died on 17 November 1971 in Calcutta. He was a top director, writer, actor of Bengali cinema. He is known for his innovative use of sound and music in Indian Cinema.

December 30 - Vikram Sarabhai (Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai) was died at Halcyon Castle in Thiruvananthapuram at age 52. He was a physicist. He is considered to be the father of the Indian space program. He received Padma Bhushan in 1966 and Padma Vibhushan (posthumously) in 1972.

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