Events, Births, Deaths occured on February 2

Historical Events

1509 - The Battle of Diu took place near Diu (now part of Diu and Daman) between Portugal and Turkey.

1835 - Madras Medical College was established.

2011 - A Raja, who as telecom minister had allegedly manipulated procedures in allocation of 2G spectrum is arrested along with two officials by CBI.

2012 - Supreme Court cancels all 122 licences given by A Raja in 2G spectrum scam.

Famous Births

1889 - Rajkumari Amrit Kaur was born. She was the health minister in the Indian Cabinet. She was a Gandhian, freedom fighter, and a social activist.

1915 - Khushwant Singh was born. He is a famous novelist and journalist. He is a recipient of the Padma Vibhushan.

Famous Deaths

1960 - Jagadguru Swami Sri Bharati Krishna Tirthaji Maharaja passed away. He was the Sankaracharya of the Govardhana matha of Puri during 1925-1960. He is famous for his book Vedic Mathematics.

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