March 31 Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1961 8th National Film Awards (India): “Anuradha” wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1992 Ranji Trophy Cricket Final, Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi: Delhi (Ajay Sharma 175 in 532) beats Tamil Nadu (449) on 1st innings

  • 1995 Ranji Trophy Cricket Final, Wankhede Stadium, Bombay: Bombay (Sanjay Manjrekar 224 in 6/690) beats Punjab (Vikram Rathour 177 in 372) on 1st innings
  • 1996 Ranji Trophy Cricket Final, MA Chidambaram Stadium, Madras: Karnataka (Vijay Bharadwaj 146 of 8/620) beats Tamil Nadu (370) on 1st innings

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1504 Guru Angad Dev, second Sikh guru, born in Matte Di Sarai, Muktsar, Panjab (d. 1552)
  • 1938 Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi
  • 1946 Aftab Gul, Pakistani cricket batsman (6 Tests @ 22.75), born in Gujar Khan, Punjab
  • 1979 Amey Date, Indian playback singer
  • 1987 Humpy Koneru, Indian chess player (youngest woman to achieve title of grandmaster), born in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh

Famous Deaths

  • 1972 Meena Kumari, Indian film actress (Parineeta), dies at 38

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