2nd OCTOBER TODAY IN HISTORY – DINVISHESH GHADAMODI

Today in Indian History
Events for October 2

2-October-1422 Firuz Shah Bahmani died.
2-October-1845 First Shipping Company of India started.
2-October-1869 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) born to a Bania (trading caste) family at Porbander, Kathiawar. He was the youngest of the three sons of Karamchand alias Kaba Gandhi, Prime Minister successively in Porbunder, Rajkot and Vankaner States, and his fourth wife Putlibai.
2-October-1904 Lal Bahadur Shastri, the second Prime Minister of India (1964-66), was born in Mughalsarai near Benaras in Uttar Pradesh.
2-October-1906 Raja Ravi Verma died at Attingal near Trivandrum, Kerala. He is remembered for his artistic work in ‘Ram Panchayatan’, ‘Vishwamitra-Menaka’, ‘Shakuntala writing a letter’, ‘Shiv Parvati’. A commemorative stamp was issued by the Postal Department on April 29, 1971 in his honour.
2-October-1910 Frank C. Brown, educationist and social worker, was born.
2-October-1910 D. Arkasomayaji, educationist, was born at Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh.
2-October-1911 Ambat Menon, great educationist, was born at Chittore, Kerala .
2-October-1929 Mahatma Gandhi made the Navjivan publication a charitable trust.
2-October-1930 Jayasinghrao Mansingrao Ghorpade, cricketer (8 Tests for India 1952-59 with little impact), was born in Panchgani, Maharashtra.
2-October-1934 Indian Naval Force was established.
2-October-1939 Budhisagar Krishnappa Kunderan, cricketer (Indian keeper-batsman of 60’s), was born in Mangalore.
2-October-1942 Menka Devi, freedom fighter, was arrested by the police when she and her friends were carrying out Gandhi Jayanti procession. She was tortured with cigar butts and the administration set her house on fire.
2-October-1944 Gandhiji was presented a purse of Rs 110 lakhs (£ 8,25,000) for Kasturba Memorial on his 75th birthday.
2-October-1950 Persis Khambatta, famous actress (Star Trek, Megaforce), was born in Bombay.
2-October-1951 Dr. Shyamprasad Mukharjee established Bhartiya JanSangh Party.
2-October-1952 Community Development Programme started.
2-October-1954 Chandernagar, former under French possession, was made a part of West Bengal.
2-October-1955 Nehru inaugurated an Integral Coach factory at Perambur.
2-October-1957 All India Scheduled Caste Federation formally dissolved and a new political party ‘Republican Party of India’ was formed.
2-October-1961 Indian Limited Shipping Transport Corporation established.
2-October-1969 Gandhi’s birth centenary celebrated all over the country.
2-October-1971 Gandhi Sadan was handed over to the nation.
2-October-1972 Broadcasting of Mumabi Doordarshan started.
2-October-1975 Kumaraswami Kamaraj, great freedom fighter, social reformer, political leader and member of the Lok Sabha, died in Madras.
2-October-1979 Operation (Milk) Flood-II launched.
2-October-1982 Chintaman Dwarkanath Deshmukh, former Finance minister of India, died.
2-October-1986 Rajiv Gandhi survives assassination attempt made by Sikh extremists at Raj Ghat.
2-October-1993 Prime Minister’s employment project started in urban areas.
2-October-1994 Five die of pneumonic plague in Delhi. Surat toll rose to 47.
2-October-1994 Gandhi Peace Prize instituted on the lines of Nobel Peace Prize on the great leader’s 125th birth anniversary.
2-October-1996 Mother Teresa made honorary US citizen.
2-October-1997 At least 50 Pakistan soldiers were killed and several injured in a retaliatory firing by Indian troops in Nowgam, Uri and Kupwara sectors. Firing had been intermittent along LoC.
2-October-1998 Santanu Deb Barma of Tripura was chosen for Kabir Puraskar for her role in preventing violence and riots in some areas of the state in 1997.
2-October-1999 Ban orders in Madhepura Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar.
2-October-1999 Home Minister L. K. Advani said that the BJP was ready to provide letters of support.
2-October-2000 Mukesh Kumar, India hockey player, retires from international hockey.
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