Today In India – 29th March

Today in Indian History
Events for March 29

29-March-1561 Akbar attacked on Malwa at Sarangpur and defeated Bajbahadar.
29-March-1849 Maharaj Dulip Singh left the throne of Punjab that once belonged to his late father Ranjit Singh and was then occupied by the East India Company. The Britishers had captured it after defeating the Sikh Army at Amritsar.
29-March-1857 Sepoy Mangal Pandey shot the first bullet of 1857 Indian mutiny in the barracks of Barrackpur near Calcutta against British Empire. This was the starting of the mutiny.
29-March-1869 Sir Edwin Lutyens, Builder of Rashtrapati Bhavan and England’s most outstanding architect of his time, was born.
29-March-1914 Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram came in India.
29-March-1914 Sudhir Gupta, famous Hindi poet and educationist, was born in Kalasgram, Bangladesh.
29-March-1932 Sundaram Gundibalirama, right-hand batsman and right-arm medium fast bowler, was born at Udipi in Karnataka.
29-March-1939 Hanumant Singh, cricketer (14 Tests for India-century on debut), was born in Banswara.
29-March-1942 Britain offered dominion status to India after the war if it cooperated now.
29-March-1943 Shaheed Laxman Nayak, freedom fighter and leader, was hanged at Berhampur Jail.
29-March-1952 India enters into a war with Japan.
29-March-1954 Indian Institute of Public Administration inaugurated.
29-March-1963 Siyaramsharan Gupt, great autor of Hindi language, died.
29-March-1970 Union Government revises the percentage of reservation in service for SC\STs from 12.5\% to 15\%. Orders to be effective from 25 March.
29-March-1977 S. N. Mathur became the director of Central Bureau of Investigation (till 02/05/77).
29-March-1978 Jayasinghrao Mansinghrao Ghorpade, cricketer, 8 Tests for India and 229 runs, passed away.
29-March-1979 Delhi beat Karnataka by 399 runs to win Cricket’s Ranji Trophy.
29-March-1982 Delhi (707) beat Karnataka (705) on 1st innings to win Ranji Trophy.
29-March-1989 Central Institute of Fisheries Education gets the distinction of becoming the first Fisheries University in India.
29-March-1990 Adoor Bhasi, Malayalam film actor, passed away.
29-March-1992 Centenary celebrations of Tansa Dam held at Tansa. No of Seats of the Standing Committee and Education Committee increased from 20 to 27and 20 to 26 respectively and that of the B.E.S. & T. Committee from 12 to 17 (Vide Maharashtra Act XXI of 1992) (CIVIC).
29-March-1992 The expert committee recomends an autonomous council for the Jharkhand region of Bihar.
29-March-1992 Shri Anand Rishiji Maharaj 1008 , Acharya Samrat of ‘Jain Shraman Sangh’, passed away.
29-March-1995 Harindra Dave, chief editor of Janmabhumi Group and Gujrati author, passed away.
29-March-1996 SC asks All India Indira Congress to modify its name as All Indira Congress (Tiwari).
29-March-1998 The new govt. wins the vote of confidence in the Lok Sabha.
29-March-1999 A massive earthquake in the Garhwal region of Uttar Pradesh in the inner Himalayas claims 85 lives and more than 130 injured.
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