Events, Births, Deaths occured on January 12

Historical Events

1924 - Gopinath Saha shot a man mistakenly thinking that he was the Police commissioner of Calcutta Charles Augustus Tegart.

2011 - China begun issuing visas to residents of Arunachal Pradesh, over which it lays claim, but they are stapled to passports as in case of people from Jammu-Kashmir.

Famous Births

1863 - Swami Vivekananda (Narendra Nath Datta) was born in Calcutta. He was a Hindu monk and was remembered for his role in the introduction of Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the western world.

1889 - Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad better known by the Ahmadiyya community as The Promised Son was born in Qadian, British India. He was Khalifatul Masih II, head of the Ahmadiyya Community.

1895 - Yellapragada Subbarao was born. He was a biochemist who discovered the function of adenosine triphosphate as an energy source in the cell, and developed methotrexate for the treatment of cancer.

1918 - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (Mahesh Prasad Varma) was born in Jabalpur, British Raj. He developed the Transcendental Meditation technique and was the leader and guru of a worldwide organization that has been characterized in multiple ways including as a new religious movement and as non-religious.

1972 - Priyanka Vadra (Priyanka Gandhi) was born in Delhi. She is the granddaughter of Feroze Gandhi and Indira Gandhi, daughter of Rajiv Gandhi and Soniya Gandhi. She is the wife of Robert Vadra.

Famous Deaths

2005 - Amrish Puri (Amrish Singh Puri) died at the age of 72 in Mumbai. He was a famous theater and film actor from India. He has acted in many Bollywood films in negative roles. He has also acted into other regional language films and Hollywood films. He received Sangeet Natak Academy Awards and many Filmfare Awards.

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