Events, Births, Deaths occured on May 19

Historical Events

1659 - Aurangzeb had his brother Dara executed for trying to overthrow him and get control over the entire empire.

Famous Births

1910 - Nathuram Godse (Nathuram Vinayak Godse) was born. He was the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi.

2008 - M. G. K. Menon (Mambillikalathil Govind Kumar Menon) was born. He is a physicist and policy maker. He had a prominent role in Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.

Famous Deaths

1979 - Acharya Hazari Prasad Dwivedi died at the age of 71 in Delhi. He was a Hindi novelist, literary historian, essayist, critic and scholar. He received Sahitya Akademi Award and Padma Bhushan.

2004 - E. K. Nayanar (Erambala Krishnan Nayanar) died at the age of 85. He was the Chief Minister of Kerala for three times. He is the longest serving Chief Minister of Kerala. He was a member of the Politburo of CPI(M).

2008 - Vijay Tendulkar died at the age of 80 in Pune. He was a Marathi playwright, movie and television writer, literary essayist, political journalist, and social commentator. He received Padma Bhushan, Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship, and National Film Award for Best Screenplay for the film Manthan.

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