February 14 Today in Indian History

Historical Events

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1989 Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini issues a fatwa calling for the death of Salman Rushdie and his publishers due to his novel “Satanic Verses”. A bounty is also placed on his head.

Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Salman Rushdie
Novelist Salman Rushdie
  • 2019 Explosive-packed vehicle rams paramilitary convoy in Indian-controlled Kashmir killing at least 40. Islamic group Jaish-e-Mohammad claim responsibility.

More Indian History

Famous Birthdays


1483 Zahir-ud-din Muhammad Babur, Timurid founder and 1st Emperor of the Mughal dynasty in the Indian Subcontinent (1526-30), born in Andijan, Timurid Empire (present-day Uzbekistan) (d. 1530)

Founder of the Mughal Empire Babur
  • 1885 Syed Zafarul Hasan, Indian-Pakistani Prominent Muslim philosopher (d. 1949)
  • 1933 Madhubala [Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dehlavi], Indian actress regarded as “The Venus of Indian Cinema”, born in Delhi, India (d. 1969)

Famous Deaths

  • 1980 Luitkonwar Rudra Baruah, Assamese composer and actor

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