Events, Births, Deaths occured on August 21

Historical Events

2010 - The Nalanda University Bill, 2010 was passed in Rajya Sabha.

Famous Births

1912 - Sawai Man Singh II (Mor Mukut Singh) was born. He was the last ruling Maharaja of Jaipur State belonging to Kachwaha clan of Rajputs. He ruled the princely state between 1922 and 1949, when the state acceded unto the Dominion of India. Later he also served as Ambassador of India to Spain.

1921 - Devarakonda Balagangadhara Tilak was born. He was a Telugu poet, novelist and short story writer.

Famous Deaths

1995 - Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, FRS died at the age of 84 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He was an Indian-American astrophysicist who, with William A. Fowler, won the 1983 Nobel Prize for Physics for key discoveries that led to the currently accepted theory on the later evolutionary stages of massive stars. The Chandrasekhar limit is named after him. He was the nephew of Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1930.

2006 - Ustad Bismillah Khan died at the age of 90. He was a musician who popularised the shehnai. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 2001.

2007 - Qurrat-ul-Ain Haider died at the age of 79 in Noida. She was a Urdu novelist and short story writer. She is famous for her novel "Aag Ka Darya".

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