Events, Births, Deaths occured on January 24

Historical Events

1857 - University of Calcutta was founded through the Calcutta University Act.

Famous Births

1927 - J. Om Prakash was born. He is a Bollywood producer. He is the father-in-law of Bollywood actor, director and producer Rakesh Roshan and grandfather of Bollywood hero Hrithik Roshan.

1945 - Subhash Ghai was born in Nagpur. He is an Bollywood film director, producer and screenwriter. He has produced and directed many blockbuster Hindi films.

Famous Deaths

2011 - Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi died at the age of 88 in Pune. He was a famous singer in the Hindustani classical tradition. He was a member of the Kirana Gharana and famous for bhajans and abhangs. He received Sangeet Natak Academy Award, Padma Shri, Padma Bushan, Padma Vibushan, and Bharat Ratna.

2012 - Sukumar Azhikode died at the age of 85 in Thrissur, Kerala. He was a writer, critic and orator. He was a scholar in Sanskrit, Malayalam, and English languages.

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