Events, Births, Deaths occured on January 13

Historical Events

2011 - A special court grants permission to CBI for reinvestigating the 2006 Malegaon blast probe case in wake of confession statements made by Swami Aseemanand linking Hindu groups to terror acts.

2012 - 50 lakh students perform Surya Namaskar in Madhya Pradesh.

2012 - Bollywood film "Chaalis Chauraasi 4084" directed by Hriday Shetty starring Naseeruddin Shah, Atul Kulkarni, Kay Kay Menon, and Ravi Kissen was released.

2012 - Bollywood film "Ghost" directed by Puja Jatinder Bedi starring Shiney Ahuja, Sayali Bhagat, and Deepraj Rana was released.

2012 - Bengali film "Khokababu" directed by Shankar Aiyya starring Dev, Subhashree, Ferdous, Laboni Sarkar and Biswajit Chakraborty was released.

2012 - Kannada film Sidlingu directed by Vijayendra Prasad starring Yogesh, Ramya and Suman Ranganathan was released.

2012 - Kannada film Ko Ko directed by R. Chandru starring Srinagar Kitty, Priyamani and Srihari was released.

Famous Births

1926 - Shakti Samanta was born in Burdwan, British India. He was a film director and producer who founded Shakti Films and produced many super hit Bollywood films.

1927 - Bhau Kalchuri (Vir Singh Kalchuri) was born. He is an author, poet, trust administrator, and one of Meher Baba's mandali (close disciples). Bhau Kalchuri is the principal biographer of Meher Baba's life.

1938 - Pandit Shivkumar Sharma was born in Jammu. He is a Santoor player. He received Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Padma Shri, and Padma Vibhushan.

1949 - Wing Commander Rakesh Sharma, AC, Hero of the Soviet Union, was born Patiala, Punjab. He is a former Indian Air Force test pilot. Sharma is the first Indian to travel in space.

1978 - Ashmit Amit Patel was born. He is a Bollywood actor. He is the younger brother of Amisha Patel.

1983 - Imran Khan was born in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S. He is a Bollywood act. Imran Khan is the nephew of Bollywood hero Aamir Khan, director-producer Mansoor Khan and the grandson of Nasir Hussain, a director and producer.

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