15th OCTOBER TODAY IN HISTORY – DINVISHESH GHADAMODI

Today in Indian History
Events for October 15

15-October-1542 Akbar Abul-Fath Djalaluddin, third Mughal Emperor of India (1556-1605), was born at Amarkot in Sind under the protection of Rana Virsal. Humayun had also taken refuge at Amarkot.
15-October-1676 King of England permitted the East India Company to mint the Rupee and Paisa coins at Bombay.
15-October-1686 Aurangzeb attacked and conqured Bijapur and this was the end of the Muslim Adilshahi’s era.
15-October-1866 Vasudevacharya Kerur, famous Kannad novelist, playwright and journalist, was born.
15-October-1888 Gopal Ganesh Agarkar started daily newspaper ‘Sudharak’.
15-October-1899 Menka (Lady Lila Sokhi), famous Indian dancer, was born.
15-October-1902 Bhaurao Krishnarao Gaekwad, great leader, was born. He was a colleagu of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar.
15-October-1915 Dr. I. Gopalkrishnan, Cricket Test Umpire for 7 tests from 1960-67, was born in Tamil Nadu.
15-October-1918 Shirdi ke Saibaba’ better known as ‘Saibaba’ passed away at Shirdi near Nashik, Maharashtra. He was around 70. Born in a Brahmin family at Patri village in Hyderabad, he was saint to all caste and creed people.
15-October-1921 Gul Muhammad, cricketer (Indian & Pakistani batsman), was born in Lahore.
15-October-1921 Suryanarayannamurty Rebbapragada, social reformer, college principal and journalist, was born at Rajahmundry in A.P.
15-October-1931 Avil Pakir Jalaluddin Abdul Kalam better known as “”APJ””, famous Indian scientist, was born in the temple town of Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu. He is the pioneer of India’s missile programme and was awarded the country’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna, in 1997, for his immense and valuable contribution to scientific research and modernisation of defence technol
15-October-1932 First Indian commercial airliner service ‘Tata Sons Ltd’ started. (Tata Airlines)
15-October-1943 Baba Kanshi Ram, freedom fighter and social reformer, passed away.
15-October-1946 Muslim League decides to participate in the Interim Government.
15-October-1946 Victor Banerjee, actor (A Passage to India), was born in Calcutta, India.
15-October-1949 Process of the integration of the Indian State was completed when the last three states – Tripura, Manipur and Banaras were merged.
15-October-1961 Suryakant Tripathi ‘Nirala’, famous Hindi poet, writer, editor, social worker and litterateur, died in Allahabad.
15-October-1972 Nirmalkumar Bose, great Indian human scientist, died.
15-October-1977 The Congress party denies bid by Indira Gandhi to regain leadership.
15-October-1987 Times Eye Research Foundation was established in Amritsar, India.
15-October-1990 Bharat Ratna, India’s highest award, was given to Dr. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (b-1918), the South African black nationalist leader who arrived in India on a five-day visit. He is the first non-Asian to get this honour.
15-October-1992 Talwinder Singh Parmar, the Babbar Khalsa founder who masterminded the Kanishka jumbo explosion of 1985, was shot by security forces in Punjab.
15-October-1994 SROSS-C2, Indian Remote Sensing Satellite (IRS-P2), which carried remote sensing payload, was placed in orbit. It was the second developmental launch of PSLV.
15-October-1995 PM leaves for a 12-day tour of Egypt, NAM Summit at Cartagena in Columbia and 50th year United Nations celebrations at New York.
15-October-1996 H.D. Deve Gowda, Prime Minister, launched the concluding ceremony of the 85th year of ICMR at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. He also gave away the ICMR Prizes and Awards (1994-95) to outstanding bio-medical scientists of India.
15-October-1996 Dengue fever in Delhi takes 156 lives.
15-October-1996 Kerala CM Nayanar says Governors are not necessary in states.
15-October-1997 Arundhati Roy (37), Delhi-based author wins Britain’s most prestigious literary award ‘Booker Prize’ for her novel “”The God of Small Things’
15-October-1999 Maharashtra Governor P. C. Alexander asks both the BJP-Shiv Sena combine and the Congress(I) for proof.
15-October-2000 Sachin Tendulkar becomes the highest run-getter in one-day internationals (9379 runs) during his innings of 69 in the final of the ICC cricket tournament against New Zealand.
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