ON THIS DAY:15 MARCH (major events, birthdays, death aniversaries)

ON THIS DAY :15 MARCH


 


15-march-1919

Osmania University was established at Hyderabad.


15-March-1920

Ranganandhan Francis, field hockey (Olympic-gold-1948, 52, 56), was born.


15-March-1931

M.I.Mohammad Ghose, cricket test umpire for 8 tests from 1976-80, was born in Tamil Nadu.


15-March-1936

Vasudevrao Apurao Changre, leader in Maharashtra, was born.


15-March-1941

Gorkha Rifles Battalion Group (INDBATT) unit was raised as the 4th Battalion, the 2nd King Edward VII's own Gorkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles) by Lt Col O'de T Lovett at Deharadun.


15-March-1946

Attlee offers India full independence after agreement on constitution in London.


15-March-1950

Planning Commission Day.


15-March-1969

Indian Navy's first Helicopter Squadron was commissioned in Goa.


15-March-1983

Karnataka beat Bombay in 1st innings to win cricket Ranji Trophy.


15-March-1983

Farukh Abdul Latif, great politician and journalist, was born.


15-March-1992

Dr. Rahi Masum Raza, film screenplay, story and dialogue writer, passed away at the age of 64 years.


15-March-1993

Vinod Kambli scores 227 vs Zimbabwe. This was his second consecutive Test 200.


15-March-1996

Kashmiri militants and Central govt. hold talks on ending violence and to initiate the democratic process in J&K.


15-March-1997

Lok Sabha passes Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, 1997.

15-March-1998

Mr. Vajpayee is appointed Prime Minister.

15 March – Birthdays

  • Birth anniversary of Indian politician Kanshi Ram who was also a social reformer and activist. He worked for the betterment of people at the bottom of the pyramid who were considered untouchable under the Indian caste system.
  • Birthday of Sunetra Gupta who is a novelist and a professor of epidemiology at Oxford University. 
  • Birth anniversary of Guru Hanuman- Guru Hanuman birth name was Vijay Pal. He was one of the most legendary coaches of wrestling in India and was responsible for coaching some of the most successful wrestlers

15 March – Death anniversaries

  • Death anniversary of Radha Krishna Chaudhary who was historian and an author.
  • Death anniversary of kallam Anji Reddy who was the founder chairman of Doctor Reddy’s Laboratories
  • Death anniversary of Narayan Desai who was a Gandhinian and an Indian author. He was rewarded with Sahitya Academy Award and the jamnalal Bajaj award for his contribution to Indian literature.
  • Death anniversary of Rahi Masoom Raza who was an Urdu poet.

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