May 13Today in Indian History

Historical Events

Historic Event

1952 Jawaharlal Nehru becomes premier of India

Jawaharlal Nehru
1st Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru
  • 1952 The Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, holds its first sitting
  • 1967 Zakir Husain is elected the third President of India
  • 1998 India carries out two nuclear tests at Pokhran, in addition to the three conducted on May 11. The United States and Japan impose economic sanctions on India.

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  • 1905 Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, Indian leader and 5th President of India (1974-77), born in Delhi, British India (d. 1977)
  • 1956 Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Indian spiritual leader and founder of the Art of Living Foundation, born in Papanasam, India
  • 1981 Sunny Leone, Canadian born Indian American model and actress, born in Sarnia, Ontario

Famous Deaths

R.K. Narayan

2001 R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (Malguidi Days), dies at 94

R.K. Narayan
Novelist R.K. Narayan

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