Today in Indian History

Historical Events

1556 - Origin of Fasli Era in India.

2006 - President of India A.P.J. Abdul Kalam proposed the idea while addressing the Joint Session of the Bihar Vidhan Mandal for revival of Nalanda university.

2011 - Parliament's Public Accounts Committee calls leading industrialists, including Ratan Tata and Anil Ambani, and corporate lobbyist Niira Radia to appear before the panel in connection with 2G spectrum scam.

Famous Births

1904 - Chitturu Nagayya (Vuppaladadiyam Nagayya) was born in Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh. He was a actor, composer, director, producer, writer and playback singer of Telugu film industry. He also acted in Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi films. He was awarded Padmashri.

Famous Deaths

1941 - "Khan Bahadur" Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara died. He was the first Indian to become the Deputy Commissioner of Police of the Mumbai Police in 1928.

2006 - Bansi Lal was died in Delhi. He was a freedom fighter and Chief Minister of Haryana. He served three separate terms as Chief Minister of Haryana.



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