January 30 Today in Indian History

Historical Events

Assassination

1948 Mahatma Gandhi assassinated by Hindu extremist Nathuram Godse

Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi

World Record

1994 Kapil Dev takes 2/41 as India beats Sri Lanka by an innings and 95 runs in 2nd Cricket Test in Bengaluru; equals Sir Richard Hadlee’s world record of 431 Test wickets

Kapil Dev
Cricketer Kapil Dev
Richard Hadlee
Cricketer Richard Hadlee

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Famous Birthdays

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  • 1910 Chidambaram Subramaniam, Indian politician, born in Pollachi taluk (d. 2000)
  • 1913 Amrita Sher-Gil, Hungarian-Indian painter described as the “Indian Frida Kahlo” and “one of the greatest avant-garde women artists of the early 20th century”, born in Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1941)

Famous Deaths

AssassinationMahatma Gandhi

1948 Mahatma Gandhi [Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi], Indian independence activist and spiritual leader, assassinated in New Delhi by Hindu extremists at 78

Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi

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