Today In History – 16th March

Today in Indian History
Events for March 16

16-March-1527 Rana Sangram Singh, King of Mewad, attacked on Mughal Emperor Babur near Kanwa at Agra.
16-March-1556 Amarsingh, Rajput king of Mewar, was born.
16-March-1599 Shahaji Raje Bhosale, father of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, was born.
16-March-1832 Sarfoji Bhosle, King of Tanjawar, passed away.
16-March-1860 Dr. W.M. Haffkine, great scientist, bacteriologist and professor, was born at Odessa in Russia.
16-March-1877 Nanalal Dalpatram Kavi, famous poet, Gujarati litterateur and Headmaster, was born.
16-March-1880 Parshuram Rajshekhar Basu, famous Bengali writer, was born.
16-March-1901 Pralhad Balacharya Gajendragadkar, Chief Justice of Supreme Court of India, was born.
16-March-1902 A. Appadorai, educationist and author, was born at Angadipuram, Kerala.
16-March-1910 Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, cricketer (Nawab of Pataudi sr, England & India), was born in Pataudi, Punjab.
16-March-1912 Gandhiji commends Gokhale’s attempts for abolition of indenture system.
16-March-1924 Bhupendranath Basu, great freedom fighter, President of Congress and fluent orator, passed away.
16-March-1928 C.V. Raman announced his discovery of ”new radiation” to an assembly of scientists at Bangalore.
16-March-1939 Subroto Mukherjee became the first Indian Officer to command a squadron when he took over No.1.
16-March-1945 Ganesh Damodar Savarkar, who was a revolutionary and brother of Swatantriya Veer Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, passed away.
16-March-1946 India calls Attlee’s independence offer contradictory, ‘a propaganda move’.
16-March-1946 Alladiya Khan, famous singer of Kolhapur Darbar, passed away.
16-March-1966 Judge Amal Kumar Sarkar became the Chief Justice of India. He held this office till 29/06/1966.
16-March-1977 Sixth General Election of India begins.
16-March-1986 Internationally wanted criminal Charles Sobharaj and 6 other prisoners escape from Tihar Jail.
16-March-1992 Satyajit Ray, veteran film producer and director, was presented the honorary Oscar by a three-member Oscar committee at a Calcutta nursing home.
16-March-1993 Bomb blast in a multi-storey building in Calcutta kills 70 people.
16-March-1993 Central government introduces pension scheme for 170 million EPF subscribers.
16-March-1995 K. Karunakaran resigns as CM of Kerala; Finance Minister presents Central Budget.
16-March-1995 World’s best 7th wkt stand of 461 runs by Bhupinder Singh Jr. & P. Dharmani.
16-March-1997 The first batch of three Russian-made Sukhoi-30 combat aircraft reaches India.
16-March-1997 Saidian Shafi, correspondent, Ankhon Dekhi’, TV news magazine, and his personal security officer killed by militants in Srinagar.
16-March-1998 Sonia Gandhi is elected chairperson of the Congress(I) Parliamentary Party.
16-March-1999 Amarjeet Kaypee of Haryana, during an innings of 148 against Madhya Pradesh in the super-league match at Rajnandgaon, overtook Ashok Malhotra’s 7,274 runs and became the highest run-getter in Ranji Trophy.
16-March-1999 The Shiromani Akali Dal creates a record by unanimously electing Bibi Jagir Kaur Begowal as the first woman president of the SGPC.
16-March-2000 Rabri Devi, Bihar Chief Minister, wins trust vote.

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