Today in Indian History
Events for April 30

30-April-1030 Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni passed away in his capital.
30-April-1843 Ramchandra Bhikaji Gunjikar, marathi novelist and editor, was born.
30-April-1863 Naval Force East India Comapny was merged with the British Naval Fleet.
30-April-1870 Dadasaheb Phalke alias Dhundiraj Gobind Phalke was born at Trymbakeshwar near Nasik, Maharashtra. He is remembered as the ‘Father of Indian Cinema’. He produced India’s first feature Film, ‘Raja Harishchandra’ and founded Phalke & Co. at Bombay. He was a director, producer, writer, editor & laboratorian, portrait photographer and also a scene-painter.
30-April-1888 Hailsones kill 246 in Moradabad.
30-April-1896 Maa Anandamayee (1896-1982), God-intoxicated yogini and mystic Bengali saint, was born at Kheora. Her spirit lives on in devotees.
30-April-1908 Khudiram Bose along with Prafulla Chaki had planned to throw a bomb at a carriage supposed to be carrying the tyrannical magistrate Kingsford. Unfortunately he was betrayed and was caught and finally was sentenced to death.
30-April-1909 R. Shankar, politician, journalist and former Chief Minister of Kerala, was born.
30-April-1909 Kirpal Prem Nath, educationist, was born at Moga (Punjab).
30-April-1909 Sant Tukdoji Maharaj, great saint, patriot and social worker, was born at Yawali, district Amravati.
30-April-1936 Mahatma Gandhi started staying in Sevagram Ashram at Wardha in the Central Provinces, making it his headquarters.
30-April-1947 The entire nation is stirred by religious strife
30-April-1958 Shiekh Abdulla taken into custody.
30-April-1977 Nine Congress-ruled states placed under President’s rule. Janata Party formed.
30-April-1981 C. R. Krishnaswamy Rao was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 08-02-1985
30-April-1988 Raj Kapoor gets Dada Saheb Phalke award for 1988.
30-April-1991 BJP election manifesto promises Presidential form of government.
30-April-1992 Import duty on gold halved; minor concessions in direct taxes.
30-April-1992 Over 7 years after the gas disaster, a Bhopal court orders attachment of Carbide properties in India.
30-April-1996 CBI concludes after 11 1/2 years of investigation that no espionage has taken place in what was dubbed the `ISRO spy scandal case’.
30-April-1996 Re-polling in 445 stations in six states.
30-April-1998 Anna Hazare, social worker, was awarded the CARE International humanitarian award for 1998.
30-April-1998 Sukh Ram, former Union Minister, decides to resign as a Minister in the Himachal Pradesh Government.
30-April-1999 Jessica Lal, model and TV personality, was murdered in a crowded south Delhi restaurant.

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