April 14 Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1699 Khalsa: Birth of Khalsa, the brotherhood of the Sikh religion, in Northern India in accordance with the Nanakshahi calendar
  • 1944 Freighter “Fort Stikene” explodes in Bombay India, killing 1,376

COVID-19 Pandemic

2020 PM Narendra Modi extends India’s COVID-19 lockdown until May 3

Narendra Modi
15th Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1872 Abdullah Yusuf Ali, British-Indian Islamic scholar and translator (translated Qu’ran into English), born in Bombay, British India (d. 1953)

B.R. Ambedkar

1891 B.R. Ambedkar [Baba Saheb], Indian politician, jurist (architect of the Constitution of India) and social reformer who inspired the Dalit Buddhist Movement, born in Mhow, India (d. 1956)

B.R. Ambedkar
Jurist and Social Reformer B.R. Ambedkar
  • 1922 Ali Akbar Khan, Indian classical musician, born in Comilla, East Bangladesh (d. 2009)

Julie Christie

1941 Julie Christie, British actress (Darling, Doctor Zhivago), born in Chukua, Assam, India

Julie Christie
Actress Julie Christie

Famous Deaths

  • 1950 Sri Ramana Maharshi, Indian philosopher (b. 1879)

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