Events, Births, Deaths occured on February 15

Historical Events

1670 - Tanaji captures Kondhana from Mughal.

2011 - Supreme Court upholds death sentence to Nithari serial killer Surinder Koli for murdering 14-year-old Rimpa Haldar, one of his first victims in the serial rape-cum-killing episode six years back.

Famous Births

1899 - Guru Mani Madhava Chakyar was born. He was a master performance artist and Sanskrit scholar. He is regarded as the greatest Chakyar Koothu and Koodiyattam (ancient Sanskrit drama theatre tradition) artist of modern times. He received Padma Sri Award, Sangeet Natak Akademy Award and Sangeet Natak Akademy Fellowship.

1922 - Lakshmi Kant Verma was born. He was a author.

Famous Deaths

1951 - Stephen Hector Taylor-Smith died at the age of 60. He was a rocket scientist who developed techniques in delivering mail by rocket. He was the most innovative of the early rocket pioneers.



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