April 21 Today in Indian History

Historical Events

First Battle of Panipat

1526 First Battle of Panipat: Central Asian conqueror Babur defeats Sultan Ibrahim Lodi, establishing the Mughal Empire in India

The Battle of Panipat, fought between the invading forces of Babur and the Lodi Kingdom
  • 1962 9th National Film Awards (India): “Bhagini Nivedita” wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1997 I. K. Gujral sworn in as Prime Minister of India

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1651 Joseph Vaz, Oratorian priest and missionary in Ceylon, born in Benaulim, Goa, Portuguese India (d. 1711)

Famous Deaths

  • 1938 Muhammad Iqbal, British East Indies lawyer and Pakistan national hero, dies at 65
  • 1938 Allama Iqbal, Indian philosopher and poet, dies at 60
  • 2006 T.K. Ramakrishnan, Indian politician (b. 1922)

Shakuntala Devi

2013 Shakuntala Devi, Indian writer and mental calculator known as the “Human Computer”, stops calculating at 83 due to complications from severe respiratory problems

Shakuntala Devi
Writer and Mathematician Shakuntala Devi

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