March 20 Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1739 Iranian ruler Nadir Shah occupies Delhi in India and sacks the city, stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne
  • 1965 Venkataraghavan takes 8-72 v NZ at Delhi

Election of Interest

1977 Premier Indira Gandhi loses election in India

Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
  • 2010 56th National Film Awards (India): “Antaheen” wins the Golden Lotus
  • 2017 Indian rivers Yamuna and the Ganges declared “living entities” by court in the state of Uttarakhand
  • 2020 India hangs four men for 2012 gang rape and murder of woman on a bus in New Delhi, country’s first hanging since 2013

More Indian History

Famous Birthdays

  • 1952 Anand Armitraj, India, tennis player (Brother of ViJay)
  • 1966 Alka Yagnik, Indian singer

Famous Weddings

  • 1963 Sikkim crown prince Paldan Thondup Namgyal marries Hope Cooke

Famous Deaths

  • 1351 Mohammed ibn-Tughluq, sultan of Delhi India, dies
  • 2008 Shoban Babu, Indian actor (b. 1937)

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