Today in Indian History
Events for August 23

23-August-1573 Akbar left for Agra when he received the report of widespread rebellion. He arrived in Ahmedabad by forced marches on the eleventh day.
23-August-1872 Tanguturi Prakasam, great lawyer, journalist, nationalist, politician, leader, social reformer and former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, was born at Kanuparthi village in Ongole district in Andhra Pradesh.
23-August-1933 Mahatma Gandhi was released from government detention in the Poona Civil Hospital after doctors warned that his fast was endangering his life. Gandhi, who undertook the fast eight days ago in protest over being arrested again by British authorities, weighed 90 pounds at the time of his release. There was considerable speculation over what the nationalist leader would do upon regaining his strength, but the common assumption was that he would be arrested again by the British authorities if he resumed his civil disobedience.
23-August-1942 Gorabai Katiya, freedom fighter, was shot by police while participating in a procession for freedom movement in Narsihapur.
23-August-1947 Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was sworn is as the Deputy Prime Minister of India.
23-August-1958 Marathwada University was started.
23-August-1986 B. G. Deshmukh was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 27th March, 1989.
23-August-1989 Pandit Krishnarao Shankarrao, great singer of ‘Gwalher Gharana’, passed away.
23-August-1994 Former prime minister Mian Nawaz Sharif said that Pakistan possessed a nuclear bomb and warned that an attack by India could start a nuclear war in Pakistan.
23-August-1994 Arati Gupta (Saha) succumbed to an incurable jaundice. (29-9-99).
23-August-1995 First ever cellular phone service begins in Calcutta.
23-August-2000 India, Japan unveil new global partnership and agree to start a formal security dialogue. Sanctions status quo on CTBT.
23-August-2000 Pronindranath Rangarajan Kumaramangalam, Union Power Minister, dies of a massive heart attack at the AIIMS, New Delhi.

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