Events, Births, Deaths occured on August 12

Historical Events

2011 - President Pratibha Patil rejects the clemency petitions of three killers of Rajiv Gandhi whose death sentences were confirmed by the Supreme Court in 2000.

2011 - Bollywood film "Aarakshan" directed by Prakash Jha starring Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Manoj Bajpai, Deepika Padukone and Prateik Babbar was released.

2011 - Bollywood film "Phhir" directed by Girish Dhamija starring Rajneesh Duggal, Adah Sharma and Roshni Chopra was released.

Famous Births

1919 - Vikram Sarabhai (Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai) was born in Ahmedabad. 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.

Famous Deaths

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