February 25 Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1910 Dalai Lama flees Tibet for British India to escape Chinese troops
  • 1962 India Congress Party wins elections

  • 1995 Bomb attack on train in Assam India (27 soldiers killed)


2012 World Health Organization removes India from the list of polio endemic countries

Children with polio in a US hospital, inside an iron lung. In about 0.5% of cases, patients suffered from paralysis, sometimes resulting in the inability to breathe. More often, limbs would be paralyzed.

More Indian History

Famous Birthdays

  • 1894 Meher Baba, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1969)
  • 1948 Danny Denzongpa, Indian actor
  • 1974 Divya Bharti, Indian actress who starred in Hindi and Telugu movies in the early 1990s (Shola Aur Shabnam, Deewana), born in Mumbai, Maharastra, India (d. 1993)
  • 1981 Shahid Kapoor, Indian actor (Ishq Vishk), born in New Delhi, India

Famous Deaths

  • 2008 Hans Raj Khanna, Judge of the Supreme Court of India (b. 1912)

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