February 21 Today in Indian History

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1999 Lahore Declaration signed between India’s Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Pakistan’s Navaz Sharif on use of nuclear weapons

10th Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee
10th Indian Prime Minister
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
  • 2013 21 people are killed and 54 are injured in a bombing in Hyderabad, India

  • 2018 Indian film star Kamal Haasan launches a new political party – Makkal Needhi Mayyam in Tamil Nadu state

Famous Birthdays

  • 1878 Mirra Richard [The Mother], French-born Indian spiritual leader (Sri Aurobindo), born in Paris, France (d. 1973)
  • 1915 Godfrey Brown, British athlete, 4 X 400m runner (Olympic gold 1936), born in Bankura, India (d. 1995)
  • 1961 Abhijit Banerjee, American economist, 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics, born in Mumbai, India
  • 1980 Parthiva Sureshwaren, Indian racing driver, born in Chennai, India

Famous Deaths

  • 1933 Acacio Gabriel Viegas, Indian physician who identified the plague in Bombay, dies at 76
  • 1949 Ernest Walker, British composer, dies at 78
  • 1991 Nutan Bahl, Indian actress (Seema, Bandini), dies of breast cancer at 54

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