June 27Today in Indian History

Historical Events

Historic Event

1990 Salman Rushdie, condemned to death by Iran, contributes $8600 to help their earthquake victims

Salman Rushdie
Novelist Salman Rushdie
  • 2020 Locust invasion labelled ‘Swarmageddon’ by The Times of India as it reaches Delhi

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1838 Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Indian novelist (Anandamath), born in Naihati, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 1894)
  • 1911 V. K. Narayana Menon, Indian classical dance scholar, born in Kerala, India (d. 1997)
  • 1939 R. D. Burman, Indian film score composer (1942: A Love Story), born in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 1994)
  • 1961 Meera Syal, British-Indian comedienne and actress (Goodness Gracious Me), born in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England

Famous Weddings

  • 2016 27th and present titular Maharaja of Mysore Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar (34) weds Trishika Kumari Singh in Mysore, India

Famous Deaths

  • 2008 Sam Manekshaw, Indian Field Marshal (b. 1914)

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