Events, Births, Deaths occured on January 2

Historical Events

1626 - After an unsuccessful battle by Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb and Dara were held as hostages under Nur Jahan at his grandfather's court in Lahore.

1757 - British troops occupied Calcutta.

2012 - India and Pakistan exchange a list of their nuclear installations.

Famous Births

1905 - Jainendra Kumar was born in Kodiyaganj, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. He was a prominent Hindi writer of 20th century. He was awarded Padma Bhushan and Sahitya Akademi Award and the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship.

1914 - Noor Inayat Khan (also known as Nora Baker and Madeleine) was born in Moscow, Russian Empire. She was of Indian Muslim origin. As a British Special Operations Executive agent during the Second World War, she became the first female radio operator to be sent into occupied France to aid the French Resistance.

1940 - S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan (Sathamangalam Ranga Iyengar Srinivasa Varadhan) FRS was born in Madras, British India. He is an Indian American mathematician who is known for creating a unified theory of large deviations in probability. He received Padma Bhushan Award in 2008 and many other International awards.

1959 - Kirti Azad (Kirtivardhan Bhagwat Jha Azad) was born in Purnea, Bihar. He is a former cricketer who played for India in seven Tests and 25 ODIs. He is the son of Bhagwat Jha Azad, former Chief Minister of Bihar. He is currently serving his second term in the Lok Sabha and previously he was an MLA.

1960 - Raman Lamba was born in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. He was cricketer who played for India in four Tests and 32 ODIs. He died after he was hit on the forehead by cricket ball while fielding in a club match in Dhaka.

Famous Deaths

1989 - Safdar Hashmi was died in Delhi at the age of 34. He was a Communist playwright, actor, director, lyricist, and theorist, chiefly associated with Street theatre. He was a founding member of Jana Natya Manch. He was murdered in Delhi while performing a street play named Halla Bol.



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