May 21Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 2001 The Enron Corporation’s power generating venture in India, the Dabhol Power Company, serves formal notice that it will terminate its power supply contract and pull out
  • 2017 IPL Cricket Final, Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Hyderabad: Mumbai Indians beat Rising Pune Supergiant by 1 run; Krunal Pandya 47 (38)

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1947 Jiggs Kalra, Indian food writer “Czar of Indian cuisine”, born in Punjab region, India (d. 2019)
  • 1960 Mohanlal, Indian actor, born in Elanthoor, India
  • 1975 Abbas [Mirza Abbas Ali], Indian Tamil film actor and model (Kadhal Desam), born in Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Famous Deaths

  • 1990 Moelvi Mohammed Farouk, Indian spiritual leader, murdered

AssassinationRajiv Gandhi

1991 Rajiv Gandhi, Indian Prime Minister (1984-89), assassinated at 46 by a suicide bomber from the LTTE

Rajiv Gandhi
Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi

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