25th MAY – TODAY IN HISTORY

Today in Indian History
Events for May 25

25-May-1606 Guru Arjun Dev, spiritual leader of Sikhs and Hindus, was massacred at the instruction of Emperor Jahangir.
25-May-1611 Emperor Jahangir married Meherunnisa, widow of Sher Afghan. She recieved the title Noor Jahan.
25-May-1877 Sir John Lawrence–passenger steamer of McLean & Co. of Calcutta–sank near the coastline of Orrisa in a storm. This ship carried 732 passengers.
25-May-1886 Rash Behari Basu, great revolutionary, freedom fighter, social reformer and leader, was born at Palara Bighati village, West Bengal.
25-May-1894 Biharilal Chakravorty, bengali poet, passed away.
25-May-1899 Nazrul Islam, revolutionary and Bengali poet, was born in Churulia village of Burdwan district.
25-May-1915 Mahatma Gandhi established Sabarmati Ashram near Ahmedabad.
25-May-1917 Abdul Vavakunju Ummasalumma Khader, freedom fighter, was born in Kerala. He was hanged on September 10, 1943.
25-May-1924 Ashutosh Mukerjee, famous educationalist, passed away in Dumraon at Bihar .
25-May-1933 All young Hindus aged between 12 and 25 years were forced to carry identity cards to prevent spread of terrorism.
25-May-1936 Rusi Framroz Surti, cricketer (Indian slow lefty, hat-trick for Qld 1969), was born in Surat, Gujarat.
25-May-1937 Munshi Ajmeri passed away.
25-May-1941 5,000 drown in a storm at Ganges Delta region in India.
25-May-1941 Sagarmal Gopa, a devoted patriot and freedom fighter, was arrested in Jaisalmer. He wrote two books “”Jaisalmer Rajya ka Gunda Shasan”” and “”Raghunath Singh Ka Mukadma”” for which he was prohibited to enter in Ja
25-May-1954 Maharshee Rajratna ‘Manikrao’ (Gajanan Yashwant Manik), physical expert, passed away.
25-May-1961 Woorkeri Venkar Raman, left-hand batsman and slow-spin bowler, was born in Madras.
25-May-1965 Independent India had further clashes with Pakistan in 1965 and 1971, one over the intractable Kashmir dispute and the other over Bangladesh. A border war was also fought with China in 1962 in the North-Eastern region, which resulted in the loss of Aksai Chin in Ladakh and smaller areas in the North-east. India continues to dispute sovereignty over these areas.
25-May-1979 Commercial Unity Day started.
25-May-1990 Jag Mohan, J&K Governor, resigns. Girish Chandra Saxena appointed new Governor.
25-May-1991 Indian, UN Angola Verification Mission – I ended (UNAVEM – I June 89 – May 91)
25-May-1993 Kazakhstan offers Baikonur facilities to India.
25-May-1995 Parliament gives assent to Budget and passes Finance Appropriation Bill.
25-May-1995 Voting on the Criminal Law Bill differed again in Rajya Sabha.
25-May-1996 DMK-led coalition ministry headed by R.V. Janakiraman sworn in Pondicherry.
25-May-1996 Kathapurushan’ wins best film national award.
25-May-1996 Maharashta govt. announces decision to revive Sri Krishna Commission set up to probe the 1993 Mumbai riots.
25-May-1997 In a bid to break the deadlock on naming transport corporation after caste leaders in southern districts, Tamil Nadu Government agrees to create a new bus corporation named after Pulithevan.
25-May-1997 Seven Pakistani infiltrators are killed in an encounter with BSF in Ranbir Singh Pora.
25-May-1999 India blasts its way into the global satellite launch vehicle market with the PSLV-C2 deploying two foreign satellites besides the Indian remote sensing satellite, IRS-P4.
25-May-1999 The Prime Minister declares the Centre will take all possible steps to push back infiltrators in Kargil.
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