29th MAY – TODAY IN HISTORY

Today in Indian History
Events for May 29

29-May-1658 Dara Shukoh was utterly defeated by Aurangzeb in the battle of Samugarh near Agra.
29-May-1906 Terence Hanbury White, novelist (England Have My Bones), was born in Bombay.
29-May-1915 Sita Ram Surajmal Jajoo, social reformer and politician, was born at Neemuch Cantt, M.P.
29-May-1933 Gandhi ends his 21-day fast, his second for the cause of the ‘untouchables.’
29-May-1933 Kishorilal Goswami, famous Hindi novelist, passed away.
29-May-1936 Gandhi’s eldest son creates a controversy as he converts to the Muslim faith.
29-May-1947 Establishment of Indian Standard Institution.
29-May-1952 The Socialist Party and Krishak Mazdoor Praja Party decide to form a single parliamentary party.
29-May-1953 Mount Everest conquered by Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay.
29-May-1953 Ranji Nanan, cricketer (Trinidad off-spinner, 1 Test v Pakistan 1981), was born.
29-May-1957 Satish Kumar Sareen graduated from the first batch of the JSW and went onto the AFFC for flying training.
29-May-1965 Indian Everest team sets a world record by climbing the Everest for the fourth time.
29-May-1967 First blowdown of the 4 ft trisonic tunnel; the tunnel with all auxiliary facilities such as compressor system, electrical sub-station, design office and model fabrication shop is formally set up and commissioned by National Aeronautical Laboratory.
29-May-1968 Dara Singh becomes the world wrestling champion.
29-May-1972 Prithviraj Kapoor, famous film actor, passed away.
29-May-1973 Jo Paul Ancheri, Indian Soccer(Football) player, was born in Trichur, Kerala. He was recognised as Indian Player of the Year in 1994.
29-May-1977 Dr. Suniti Kumar Chatterji, president of Sahitya Academy, National Professor and eminent linguist, passed away.
29-May-1979 Perminder Singh Sangha, Soccer(Football) player, was born in Oslo, Norway.
29-May-1982 Naval Academy at Ezhimala, Kerala, was approved by Union Cabinet.
29-May-1987 Chaudhary Charan Singh, former Prime Minister, leader of farmers and freedom fighter, passed away at the age of 85 yrs.
29-May-1991 P.V. Narasimha Rao elected President of Congress (I).
29-May-1992 Agni-India’s IRB missile successfully test-fired from Orissa coast for the first time since May 22, 1989.
29-May-1993 Ramesh More, Shiv Sena MLA, was murdered.
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