Events, Births, Deaths occured on February 26

Historical Events

1527 - As a boon to his Muslim followers and subjects Mughal Emperor gave up the Temgha or Stamp duty in all his dominions so far as concerned Muslims and published a Firman to that effect.

Famous Births

1908 - Leela Majumdar was born in Kolkata. She was a Bengali writer. She received Rabindra Puraskar.

Famous Deaths

1887 - Anandi Gopal Joshi A (Anandibai Joshi) died at the age of 21. She was one of the two first Indian women to obtain a medical degree through training in Western medicine.

2004 - Shankarrao Bhavrao Chavan died at the age of 83. He was Chief Minister of Maharashtra for two terms. He also served as Finance Minister of India and Home Minister of India.

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