January 26 Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1929 Indian National Congress proclaims goal for India’s independence
  • 1950 Constitution of independent India comes into effect, Rajendra Prasad elected India’s first president

  • 1957 India annexes Kashmir
  • 2001 An earthquake hits Gujarat, India, causing more than 20,000 deaths.

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1926 Farman Fatehpuri [Syed Dildar Ali], Urdu scholar, linguist, critic and author, born in Fatehpur, Uttar Pradesh, British India (d. 2013)
  • 1967 Pradip Somasundaran, Indian playback singer, born in Thrissur, India
  • 1968 Ravi Teja, Indian film actor, born in Jaggampeta, India

Famous Deaths

  • 1831 Sangolli Rayanna, Indian military chief warrior, dies at 32

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