Events, Births, Deaths occured on April 17

Historical Events

2011 - The debate over an alleged CD involving eminent lawyer Shanti Bhushan intensifies with his son Prashant claiming the disc was doctored using 2006 conversations of Mulayam Singh Yadav and says he will move Supreme Court on the ground it was intended to influence judgements in 2G and Amar Singh tape cases.

2012 - Reserve Bank of India cuts repo rate by 50 basis points first time in three years.

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Famous Deaths

1975 - Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan died at the age of 86 in Chennai. He was the first Vice President of India and the second President of India. Radhakrishan was awarded the Bharat Ratna. His birthday is celebrated in India as Teachers' Day on 5 September.

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