February 1 Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1984 Indian diplomat Ravindra Mhatre kidnapped and murdered by Kashmiri terrorists in Birmingham, England
  • 2018 The Indian government announces plan to give 500 million people free healthcare

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1910 Jahangir Khan, Indian cricket fast bowler (4 Tests India; Pakistan selector), born in Jalandhar, Punjab, India (d. 1988)
  • 1914 A K Hangal, Indian freedom fighter and Bollywood character actor (Aaina, Sholay), born in Sialkot, Punjab, British India (d. 2012)
  • 1956 Brahmanandam, Indian film actor & comedian, born in Sattenapalle, India
  • 1958 Jackie Shroff, Indian actor, born in Udgir, India
  • 1967 Patle Shishupal Natthu, Indian politician, born in Bhandara, India

Famous Deaths

  • 2003 Kalpana Chawla, American astronaut (STS 87) and the first woman of Indian descent to go to space, dies in Space Shuttle Columbia disaster at 40

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