February 24 Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1739 Battle of Karnal: Army of Iranian ruler Nadir Shah defeats the forces of the Mughal emperor of India, Muhammad Shah

Appointment of Interest

1786 Charles Cornwallis appointed governor-general of India

Charles Cornwallis
General and Colonial Administrator Charles Cornwallis

Historic Event

1924 Mahatma Gandhi released from jail

Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi

Sports History

2010 Sachin Tendulkar scores the first double century in One Day International cricket

Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
  • 2019 At least 133 people have died and 200 treated in hospital after drinking toxic bootleg alcohol in Golaghat district, north-eastern India

Historic Event

2020 US President Donald Trump begins a 2 day trip to India meeting Indian PM Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi
15th Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi
Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump

More Indian History

Famous Birthdays

  • 1948 Jayaram Jayalalitha, Indian actress and politician, chief minister of Tamil Nadu, born in Mysore State (d. 2016)
  • 1963 Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Indian Bollywood director (Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas), born in Mumbai, India

Famous Weddings

Ajay Devgan

1999 Bollywood actor Ajay Devgan (29) weds actress Kajol Mukherjee (24) on a traditional Maharashtrian style ceremony in Juhu, Varsha

Ajay Devgan
Actor & Bollywood Star Ajay Devgan

Famous Deaths

  • 2011 Anant Pai, Indian educationalist and creator of comics (b. 1929)

Sridevi Kapoor

2018 Sridevi Kapoor [Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan], Indian actress and film producer referred to as Indian cinema’s “first female superstar” (Himmatwala, Solva Sawan), drowns at 54

Sridevi Kapoor
Actress and Film Producer Sridevi Kapoor

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