May 25Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1904 38th Belmont: George Odom aboard Delhi wins in 2:06.6
  • 1941 5,000 drown in a storm at Ganges Delta region in India

  • 1965 Fighting along the Indian and Pakistan border

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1458 Mahmud Begada, Sultan of Gujarat (successfully captured Pavagadh and Junagadh forts in battles), born in Ahmedabad, India (d. 1511)
  • 1886 Rash Behari Bose, Indian revolutionary leader against the British Raj in India, born in Bengal, India (d. 1945)
  • 1899 Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, musician, revolutionary and philosopher, born in Asansol, Burdwan, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 1976)
  • 1936 Rusi Surti, Indian cricketer (Indian slow lefty, hat-trick for Qld 1969), born in Surat, Gujarat, India (d. 2013)
  • 1983 Kunal Khemu, Indian actor (Kalyug), born in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Famous Deaths

  • 1924 Ashutosh Mukherjee, Bengali educator, jurist, barrister and mathematician described as the “Banglar Bagh” (Tiger of Bengal), dies abruptly at 59
  • 2005 Sunil Dutt, Indian Bollywood director, actor and politician (Yaadein, Mother India, Khandaan), dies at 75
  • 2020 Balbir Singh Snr., Indian field hockey centre forward (Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56) and coach (World Cup gold 1975), dies at 96

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