Events, Births, Deaths occured on October 16

Historical Events

1942 - Hurricane and flooding in Bombay killed 40,000 people.

2011 - Rajasthan Minister Mahipal Maderna, suspected to be involved in the case of disappearance of nurse Bhanwari Devi, is sacked by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.

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Famous Deaths

1952 - Syed Ghulam Bhik Nairang (Meer Nairang) died. He was a lawyer, poet and prominent Indian Muslim leader. He held office with the All-India Muslim League in pre-partition India.

1974 - Edasseri Govindan Nair died. She was a prominent Malayalam poet. His works include 19 books and over 300 poems in 10 anthologies, 6 books of plays and a collection of essays.

1974 - Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar died. He was a Carnatic music singer known by his village name Chembai, or simply as Bhagavatar. Some of his famous disciples include Yesudas, T. V. Gopalakrishnan, V.V.Subramaniam, P.Leela, among others.

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