Events, Births, Deaths occured on October 17

Historical Events

1670 - Battle of Dindori.

Famous Births

1817 - Sir Syed Ahmad Khan (Syed Ahmad Taqvi or Sir Taqvi) was born. He was a philosopher and social activist.

1892 - Sir Ramasamy Chetty Kandasamy Shanmukham Chetty was born. He was a lawyer, economist and politician. He was the first finance minister of India after Independence. He was the Diwan of Cochin kingdom from 1935 to 1941.

Famous Deaths

1890 - Mahatma Lalon Fakir died in Cheuriya, Kushtia, Bengal (present-day Bangladesh). He was a Bengali saint, mystic, and songwriter. He influenced many people including Rabindranath Tagore.

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