April 30 Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1888 1888 Moradabad hailstorm: hail stones allegedly as big as oranges kill 246 people and some 1600 sheep and cattle in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh
  • 1955 Imperial Bank of India nationalized

  • 2012 Overloaded ferry in the Brahmaputra River, India, killing 103 people
  • 2013 Bollywood actor Rajesh Khanna is declared “The First Superstar of Indian cinema” at the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1823 George Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll and Secretary of State for India (1868-74, 1880-85), born in Ardencaple Castle, Dunbartonshire (d. 1900)
  • 1896 Anandamayi Ma [Nirmala Sundari], Indian spiritual leader, born in Kheora, British India (now Bangladesh)
  • 1981 Kunal Nayyar, British-Indian actor and writer (Dr. Raj Koothrappali – The Big Bang Theory), born in London
  • 1983 Yamini, Tamil Singer
  • 1997 Ayaan Chawla, Indian entrepreneur

Famous Deaths

  • 2011 Dorjee Khandu, Indian, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh (b. 1955)
  • 2020 Rishi Kapoor, Indian Bollywood actor and director (Bobby, Do Dooni Chaar), dies at 67
  • 2020 Chuni Goswami, Indian soccer striker and captain (30 caps; Mohun Bagan) and cricket all-rounder (captain Bengal), dies from cardiac arrest at 82

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