Events, Births, Deaths occured on December 11

Historical Events

1911 - Coronation of George V of the United Kingdom and Mary of Teck in New Delhi as Emperor of India and Empress consort respectively.

Famous Births

1882 - Chinnaswami Subramania Bharati was born. He was a Tamil writer, poet, journalist, freedom fighter and social reformer. He is popularly known as Mahakavi Bharathiyar. He is a pioneer of modern Tamil poetry.

1922 - Dilip Kumar (Muhammad Yousuf Khan) was born. He is legendary Bollywood actor who has acted in many superhit Bollywood films. He received Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Padma Bhushan, and Nishan-e-Imtiaz (highest civilian award in Pakistan).

Famous Deaths

1949 - Krishna Chandra Bhattacharya died. He was a philosopher at the University of Calcutta who studied one of the central questions of Hindu philosophy, which is how mind, life or consciousness creates an apparently material universe.

2004 - M. S. Subbulakshmi (Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi died at the age of 88 in Chennai. She is classical and semi-classical singer. She received Padma Bhushan, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Ramon Magsaysay award, Padma Vibhushan and Bharat Ratna.

2012 - Pandit Ravi Shankar died in La Jolla, San Diego, California, United States at the age of 92. He was an musician and composer of sitar. He received Bharat Ratna and three Grammy Awards.

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