1670 - Lohgad captured by Shivaji Maharaj.
2007 - Mayawati's fourth term as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh begins.
2011 - Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal and Jayalalithaa in Tamil Nadu were victorious in the assembly elections.
2011 - Bollywood film "Ragini MMS" directed by Pawan Kripalani starring Kainaz Motivala and Raj Kumar Yadav was released.
2011 - Bollywood film "Shagird" directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia starring Nana Patekar, Anurag Kashyap and Mohit Alawat was released.
2011 - Bollywood film "Stanley Ka Dabba" directed by Amole Gupte starring Partho ad Divya Dutta was released.
2012 - Indian parliament celebrated 60th anniversary.
1967 - Dr. Zakir Hussain was born. He was the third President of India from 13 May 1967 until his death on 3 May 1969. He also held the positions of Governor of Bihar and Vice President of India.
1947 - Sukanta Bhattacharya died at the age of 20 in Calcutta. He was a Bengali poet and playwright. He is one of the prominent figures of modern Bengali poetry.
2001 - R. K. Narayan (Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami) died at the age of 94 in Chennai. He was a author of the famous series of books about people and their interactions in an imagined town in India called Malgudi. He received Padma Vibhushan, Sahitya Akademi Award, AC Benson Medal, and Padma Bhushan.