Events, Births, and Deaths occured in year 1972

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Famous Births

January 12 - Priyanka Vadra (Priyanka Gandhi) was born in Delhi. She is the granddaughter of Feroze Gandhi and Indira Gandhi, daughter of Rajiv Gandhi and Soniya Gandhi. She is the wife of Robert Vadra.

January 18 - Vinod Kambli (Vinod Ganpat Kambli) was born in Mumbai. He is a former Indian cricketer who played for India as well as for Mumbai and Boland, South Africa. He is childhood friend of the Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.

December 17 - Bollywood hero John Abraham was born in Mumbai. After modeling for numerous advertisements and companies, he made his film debut with Jism in 2003.

December 21 - Y.S. Jagan (Yeduguri Sandinti Jaganmohan Reddy) was born in Pulivendula village of Kadapa District, Andhra Pradesh. He is the president of YSR Congress. He is member of Parliament from Kadapa constituency. He is the son of former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Late Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy.

Famous Deaths

January 3 - Mohan Rakesh was died in Delhi at the age of 46. He was one of the pioneers of the Nai Kahani (New Story) literary movement of the Hindi literature in the 1950s. He made significant contribution to novel, short story, travelogue, criticism, memoirs and drama. He was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award.

May 29 - Prithviraj Kapoor died. He was a theatre and film actor. He started his career as an actor, in the silent era of Hindi cinema and founded the Prithvi Theatres. He is the father of legendary Bollywood hero Raj Kapoor.

August 24 - Venkatarama Ramalingam Pillai died at the age of 83. He was a Tamil poet and freedom fighter. He is well known for his poems about independence.

December 25 - Chakravarti Rajagopalachari (Rajaji or C. Rajagopalachari) died. He was a lawyer, freedom fighter, politician, and writer. He was the last Governor-General of India. He also held the positions of Premier of the Madras Presidency, Governor of West Bengal, Minister for Home Affairs and Chief Minister of Madras state. He was awarded Bharat Ratna.

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