February 19 Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1949 Mass arrests of communists in India

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1630 Shivaji Bhonsle [Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj], Indian warrior and founder of the Maratha Empire (disputed birth date; 1630-02-19 accepted by Indian government), born at Shivneri fort (d. 1680)
  • 1911 Merle Oberon, British actress (That Uncertain Feeling, Wuthering Heights), born in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India (d. 1979)
  • 1947 Ferdousi Priyabhashini, Bangladeshi sculptor (Independence Day Award-2010), born in Khulna District, British India (d. 2018)
  • 1964 Sonu Walia, Indian actress

Famous Deaths

  • 1915 Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Indian social reformer and leader of Indian Independence Movement, dies at 48
  • 1996 Madhaviah Krishnan, Indian naturalist and wildlife photographer, dies at 83

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