Events, Births, Deaths occured on February 23

Historical Events

1889 - The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was established by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in Qadian India.

1889 - Claiming to be the Promised Messiah and Mahdi, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad founded the Ahmadiyya Muslim community in India.

2012 - Bollywood film Agent Vinod directed by Sriram RAghavan starring Saif Ali Kha and Kareen Kapoor was released.

2012 - Bengali film Adhikar directed by Rajat Das starring Amitabh Bhattacharjee was released.

2012 - Kannada film Narasimha directed by Mohan Shankar starring V. Ravichandran, Nikesha Patel and Sanjjanaa was released.

2012 - Kannada film Prasad directed by Manoj Sathi starring Arjun Sarja, Madhuri Bhattacharya and Sankalp was released.

2012 - Kannada film Silence directed by Venugopal starring Thriller Manju, Surekha Pallavi and Kumar was released.

2012 - Kannada film Aa Marma directed by Madhusudhan starring Saikumar, Jackie Shroff and Rami Reddy was released.

Famous Births

1916 - Harkishan Singh Surjeet was born. He was the General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) from 1992 to 2005 and was a member of the party's Political Bureau from 1964 to 2008.

Famous Deaths

1931 - Sukhdev Thapar was hanged in Lahore jail with his fellow comrades Bhagat Singh and Rajguru. He was a freedom fighter who was a member of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association. He was accompanying with Bhagat Singh and Shivaram Rajguru who were involved in the assassination of Deputy Superintendent of Police J.P. Saunders.

1931 - Bhagat Singh was hanged on 23 March 1931 in Lahore jail with his fellow comrades Rajguru and Sukhdev. He was one of the most famous revolutionaries of the Indian independence movement. He is an idol for youngsters as well as the inspiration for several films.

1931 - Shivaram Rajguru (Shivaram Hari Rajguru) was hanged by British. He was a freedom fighter. He along with Bhagat Singh and Sukhdev took part in the murder of a British police officer J.P. Saunders.

2002 - Piara Singh Gill was born. He was a nuclear physicist who was a pioneer in cosmic ray nuclear physics and worked on the American Manhattan project. He was the first Director of Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) of India.



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