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Famous Births

1923 - Satyananda Saraswati was born. He was a yoga teacher and spiritual guru. He founded the International Yoga Fellowship and the Bihar School of Yoga. He wrote Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha, which is one of the most systematic yoga manuals.

1924 - Bollywood playback singer Mohammad Rafi was born in Kotla Sultan Singh, Punjab, British India. He received National Film Award, Best National Singer Award and six Filmfare Awards. He also received Padma Shri Award.

1924 - Narayan Desai was born. He is the son of Mahatma Gandhi's personal secretary and biographer Mahadev Desai. He is a writer and received Sahitya Akademi Award for Gujarati for the biography of his father Mahadev Desai.

1956 - Bollywood hero Anil Kapoor was born at Chembur Mumbai, Maharashtra. He has acted in many Bollywood super hit films and more recently in some international films.

Famous Deaths

1987 - MGR (Marudhur Gopalan Ramachandran) died at the age of 70. He was a film actor, director, producer, and politician who served as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for three terms. MGR was posthumously honoured with the Bharat Ratna.

1988 - Jainendra Kumar died at the age of 83. He was a prominent Hindi writer of 20th century. He was awarded Padma Bhushan and Sahitya Akademi Award and the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship.

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