April 10 Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 2016 Explosions and a fire caused by fireworks at Puttingal Temple in Kerala, India, kills more than 100 and injures nearly 400

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1880 Mohammed Nadir Shah, King of Afghanistan (1929-33), born in Dehra Dun, British India (d. 1933)
  • 1894 Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian industrialist and educator, born in Pilani, Rajputana, India (d. 1983)
  • 1930 Shujauddin Butt, Pakistani cricketer (batted in 19 Tests for Pakistan 1954-62), born in Lahore, Punjab (d. 2006)
  • 1932 Kishori Amonkar, Indian classical Hindustani singer, born in Bombay (d. 2017)
  • 1933 Robert Rhodes James, British politician historian (Gallipoli), born in India (d. 1999)
  • 1986 Ayesha Takia, Indian actress (Taarzan: The Wonder Car), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Famous Deaths

  • 1760 Gerard George Clifford, head of East-Indian Company, dies at 75
  • 1995 Morarji Desai, Indian politician and activist, 4th Prime Minister of India (1977-79), dies at 99

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