December - The Government of Madhya Pradesh renamed the University of Jabalpur as Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya in the memory of Gond Kingdom ruler Rani Durgavati.
January 9 - Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao first term as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh begins.
February 1 - Babasaheb Anantrao Bhosale's term as Chief Minister of Maharashtra ends.
January 9 - Sharad Malhotra was born in Mumbai. He is a Bollywood and television actor. He played Sagar and then Amar in telivision series Banoo Main Teri Dulhann.
January 13 - Imran Khan was born in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S. He is a Bollywood act. Imran Khan is the nephew of Bollywood hero Aamir Khan, director-producer Mansoor Khan and the grandson of Nasir Hussain, a director and producer.
December - Fatima Begum died at the age of 91. She was one of the early actors in Indian cinema and India's first female film director.
January 11 - Ghanshyam Das (G.D. Birla) was died. He was a businessman and member of the Birla Family. Birla was a close associate and a supporter of Mahatma Gandhi.