Famous persons Death in Indian history

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1351-03-20 – Mohammed ibn-Tughluq, sultan of Delhi India, dies
1510-03-01 – Francisco d’Almeida, viceroy of India, dies in battle at about 59
1539-03-05 – Nuno da Cunha, Portuguese governor in India (b. 1487)
1605-10-15 – Abul-Fath Djalal-ud-Din, Mogol keizer of India (1556-1605), dies at 63
1627-10-28 – Djehangir/Jahangir, great mogol of India, dies
1629-04-19 – Sigismondo d’India, Italian composer
1631-06-07 – Mumtax Mahal, wife of Shah Jahan of India, her tomb (Taj Mahal)
1666-02-01 – Sjihab al-Din Sultan C Shah Djahan, mogol of India (Taj-Mahal), dies
1680-04-03 – Shivaji, founder of the Maratha Empire, India (b. 1630)
1680-04-17 – Kateri Tekakwitha, first American Indian to receive beatification (b. 1656)
1699-06-22 – Josiah Child, English Governor of the East India Company (b. 1630)
1707-02-20 – Aurangzeb, Mogul emperor of India (1658-1707), dies
1707-03-03 – Aurangzeb, Emperor of India (1658-1707), dies at 88
1713-02-11 – Jahandar Shah, Mughal emperor of India (b. 1664)
1754-10-04 – Tanacharison, Catawba Indian chief
1755-07-09 – E Braddock, British Gen, mortally wounded during French & Indian War
1760-04-10 – Gerard George Clifford, head of East-Indian Company, dies at 75
1773-11-22 – Robert Clive, English occupier (India), dies at about 48
1781-05-18 – Túpac Amaru II, Peruvian Indian revolutionary, a descendant of the last Inca ruler, Túpac Amaru (b. 1742)
1799-05-04 – Tipu Sultan, Indian military leader (b. 1750)
1815-09-24 – John Sevier, indian fighter (Gov/Rep-Tn), dies at 70
1818-08-22 – Warren Hastings, 1st governor-general of India (1773-84), dies at 85
1843-12-18 – Thomas Graham, Lord Lynedoch, British Viceroy of India (b. 1748)
1856-09-24 – Henry, 1st viscount Hardinge of Lahore, gov-gen of India, dies
1857-04-08 – Mangal Pandey, Indian soldier (b. 1827)
1858-06-17 – Rani Lakshmibai, queen of Jhansi in North India, one of the leading figures of the Indian rebellion of 1857 (b. 1828)
1860-10-12 – Henry G W Smith, leader of British-Indian forces, dies at 73
1868-05-23 – Kit Carson, American trapper, scout, and Indian agent (b. 1809)
1869-02-15 – Mirza Ghalib, Indian poet (b. 1796)
1871-03-18 – Augustus De Morgan, Indian-born British mathematician and logician (b. 1806)
1871-06-08 – Satank, Kiowa indian chief, shot to death
1881-07-17 – Jim Bridger, American mountain man, Indian fighter, and explorer (b. 1804)
1883-02-17 – Vasudeo Balwant Phadke, Indian revolutionary (b. 1845)
1890-12-10 – Ludolf AJW Sloet van de Beele, gov-gen (Net India 1861-66), dies at 84
1893-11-07 – Constantly Lievens, Flemish missionaries in India, dies at 37
1898-03-01 – George Bruce Malleson, English officer in India, author (b. 1825)
1898-03-27 – Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian Muslim intellectual (b. 1817)
1902-07-04 – Swami Vivekananda, Indian spiritual leader (b. 1863)
1905-01-19 – Debendranath Tagore, Indian philosopher (b. 1817)
1908-08-11 – Khudiram Bose, Indian freedom fighter (b. 1889)
1915-02-19 – Gopal Krishna Gokhale, India’s social reformer/politician, dies
1918-07-22 – Indra Lal Roy, Indian pilot (b. 1898)
1918-10-15 – Sai Baba of Shirdi, Indian saint (b. circa 1838)
1919-05-27 – Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Indian social activist (b. 1848)
1920-04-26 – Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician (b. 1887)
1920-08-01 – Bal Gangadhar Tilak, British-Indian hindu leader, dies
1925-06-16 – Chittaranjan Das, Indian patriot and freedom fighter (b. 1870)
1927-02-05 – Inayat Khan, Indian sufi
1927-06-13 – Henry CK “Clan” Petty-Fitzmaurice, gov of India (1888-94), dies at 82
1928-11-17 – Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian author, politician, & freedom fighter (b. 1865)
1931-03-23 – Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev Indian freedom fighters
1936-09-19 – Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Indian musician (b. 1860)
1937-11-23 – Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1858)
1938-04-21 – Allama Iqbal, Indian philosopher and poet (b. 1877)
1940-01-01 – Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)
1941-03-28 – Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara, Indian Police Commissioner (b. 1877)
1941-08-07 – Radindranath Tagore, Indian philosopher/poet/writer, dies at 80
1948-01-30 – Mahatma Gandhi, India’s political and spiritual leader, assassinated in New Delhi
1948-01-30 – Mahatma Ghandi, murdered by Hindu extremists in India
1950-04-14 – Sri Ramana Maharshi, Indian philosopher (b. 1879)
1950-08-08 – Ernest F E Douwes Dekker, founder National-India Party, dies
1950-12-05 – Shri Aurobindo, Indian guru (b. 1872)
1950-12-15 – Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Indian political leader, Iron Man of India (b. 1875)
1951-12-05 – Abanindranath Tagore, Indian writer (b. 1871)
1952-01-05 – Victor Alexander John Hope, viceroy of India (1936-43), dies at 64
1952-03-07 – Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (b. 1893)
1953-12-10 – Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Indian-born scholar and translator (b. 1872)
1955-09-16 – Leopold C M S Amery, Brit minister of Colonies (India), dies at 81
1956-12-06 – Dr. Bhimji Ramji Ambedkar, Indian Minister of Law and architect of The Constitution of India (b. 1891)
1958-06-27 – Robert Greig, actor (Devil Doll, Indian Love Call), dies at 78
1959-12-23 – Edward FLW Halifax, English viscount/viceroy of India, dies at 78
1962-04-12 – Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, Indian politician and engineer (b. 1861)
1963-02-28 – Rajendra Prasad, First President of India (b. 1884)
1964-05-27 – Jawaharial Nehru, Independent India’s 1st PM, dies at 74
1966-01-11 – Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indian premier (1964-66), dies at 61
1966-01-24 – Homi J. Bhabha, Indian physicist (b. 1909)
1966-02-26 – Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Indian freedom fighter and writer (b. 1883)
1967-10-12 – Ram Manohar Lohia, Indian Socialist politician leader
1969-01-31 – Meher Baba, Indian guru (b. 1894)
1969-05-03 – Zakir Hussain, 3rd President of India, (b. 1897)
1969-06-24 – Ted Hecht, actor (Time to Kill, Song of India, Gangster), dies
1970-06-07 – Edward M Forster, Brit writer (Maurice, passage to India), dies at 91
1970-07-24 – Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman (b. 1897)
1970-11-21 – Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Indian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1888)
1971-12-31 – Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist (b. 1919)
1972-03-31 – Meena Kumari, Indian actress (b. 1932)
1972-05-28 – Edward VIII, King of Gr Brit/N Ireld/emperor (India 1936), dies at 77
1972-07-28 – Charu Majumdar, Indian revolutionary leader (b. 1918)
1972-09-27 – S. R. Ranganathan, Indian mathematician (b. 1892)
1973-09-11 – Neem Karoli Baba, Indian guru
1974-02-04 – Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1894)
1975-04-17 – Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Indian philosopher (b. 1888)
1975-10-02 – Kumaraswami Kamaraj, Indian political leader, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (b. 1903)
1975-10-31 – SD Burman, Indian musician (b. 1906)
1976-08-27 – Mukesh, Indian playback singer (b. 1923)
1977-03-22 – A.K. Gopalan, Indian communist leader (b. 1904)
1979-12-03 – Dhyan Chand, Indian field hockey player (b. 1905)
1980-06-23 – Sanjay Gandhi, Indian politician, dies
1980-06-23 – Varahagiri Venkata Giri, Fourth President of India (b. 1894)
1980-07-24 – Uttam Kumar, Indian actor (b. 1926)

1980-07-31 – Mohd. Rafi, Indian playback singer (b. 1924)
1981-02-05 – Kuda Bux, Indian mystic (I’d Like to See), dies at 75
1981-12-26 – Savithri, Indian actress (b. 1937)
1982-02-22 – Josh Malihabadi, Urdu poet of India and Pakistan (b. 1898)
1983-01-11 – Shri Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian industrialist and educator (b. 1894)
1984-02-03 – Ravindara Mhatrem, Indian diplomat, killed in England
1984-02-09 – Balasaraswathi, Indian classical dancer, dies in Madras
1984-10-31 – Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, assassinated by two of her bodyguards at 66
1984-11-27 – Percy Norris, deputy high commissioner of India, shot dead
1985-03-15 – Radha Krishna Choudhary, Indian historian and writer (b. 1921)
1986-02-17 – Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (Kingdom Happiness), dies at 90
1986-06-06 – Bhavana Balachandran, Indian actress
1986-07-06 – Jagjivan Ram, Indian politician (b. 1908)
1987-10-09 – Guru Gopinath, Indian classical dancer (b. 1908)
1987-10-13 – Kishore Kumar, Indian Singer (b.1929)
1987-12-11 – G. A. Kulkarni, Indian (Marathi) writer (b. 1923)
1990-01-19 – Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, indian guru, dies at 58
1990-05-21 – Moelvi Mohammed Farouk, Indian spiritual leader, murdered
1990-11-07 – Lawrence Durrell, Indian/English author (Alexandria Quartet, Mount Olive), dies at 78
1991-03-23 – Parkash Singh, Indian soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1913)
1991-05-21 – Rajiv Gandhi, Indian Prime Minster (1984-91), assassinated at 46
1991-06-14 – Peggy Ashcroft, British actress (A passage to India), dies at 83
1992-04-23 – Satyajit Ray, Indian director (Distant Thunder/Agantuk), dies at 70
1993-04-06 – Divya Bharati, “Baby Doll” Indian Bollywood actress (Diwana), dies at 19 by mysteriously falling from her husband’s apartment
1993-11-29 – JRD Tata, Indies industrialist (Air-India), dies at 89
1993-11-30 – Sebastian Kappen, Indian theologian (b. 1924)
1994-01-04 – RD Burman, Indian musician (b. 1939)
1994-12-25 – Zail Singh, president of India (1982-87), dies at 78
1995-04-10 – Morarji Desai, PM of India (1977-79), dies
1995-08-31 – Beant Singh, PM of Punjab province of India, assassinated at 73
1996-01-18 – N T Rama Rao, PM of Andhra Pradesh India (1983-84, 84-89, 94-95), dies
1996-01-18 – Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, Indian actor (b. 1923)
1996-04-22 – Hiteshwar Saikia, PM of Indian state of Assam (1991-96), dies
1996-05-20 – Janaki Ramachandran, PM of Indian state of Tamil Nadu (1988), dies
1996-05-31 – Neela Sanjiva Reddy, president of India (1977-82), dies
1996-06-01 – Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, president of India, dies at 83
1998-01-15 – Gulzarilal Nanda, temporary PM of India (1964, 66), dies
1998-08-18 – Persis Khambatta, Indian actress (b. 1950)
1999-07-07 – Captain Vikram Batra, Indian Army officer, awarded Param Vir Chakra (September 9,1974)
1999-08-01 – Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Indian-born writer (b. 1897)
1999-08-10 – Padma Bhushan Acharya Baldev Upadhyaya, Eminent Sanskrit Scholar in India (b. 1899)
1999-12-26 – Shankar Dayal Sharma, President of India (b. 1918)
2000-07-10 – Vakkom Majeed, Indian Freedom fighter, Travancore-Cochin Legislative member (b. 1909)
2000-11-07 – Chidambaram Subramaniam, Indian politician (b. 1910)
2000-12-23 – Noor Jehan, Indian singer and actress (b. 1926)
2001-05-13 – R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (b. 1906)
2001-07-21 – Sivaji Ganesan, South Indian Tamil actor (b. 1927)
2001-12-01 – Ellis R Dungan, American born Indian film director (b. 1909)
2001-12-10 – Ashok Kumar, Indian actor (b. 1911)
2002-07-06 – Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian businessman (b. 1932)
2002-07-07 – Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian business tycoon (b. 1933)
2002-10-11 – Dina Pathak, Indian Actress (b. 1922)
2003-10-31 – Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Indian singer (b. 1908)
2003-11-09 – Binod Bihari Verma, Indian Maithili literateur (b.1937)
2004-02-23 – Vijay Anand, Indian film director (b. 1934)
2004-02-26 – Shankarrao Chavan, Indian politician (b. 1920)
2004-04-17 – Soundarya, Indian actress (b. 1971)
2004-06-26 – Yash Johar, Indian film producer (b. 1929)
2004-07-23 – Mehmood, Indian actor (b. 1932)
2004-08-15 – Amarsinh Chaudhary, Indian politician (b. 1941)
2004-08-30 – Indian Larry, American motorcycle builder and stuntman (b. 1949)
2004-10-18 – Veerappan, Indian bandit and smuggler (b. 1945)
2004-12-11 – M.S. Subbulakshmi, Indian singer (b. 1916)
2004-12-21 – Autar Singh Paintal, Indian medical scientist (b. 1925)
2004-12-23 – P. V. Narasimha Rao, Prime Minister of India (b. 1921)
2005-01-03 – JN Dixit, Indian government official (b. 1936)
2005-01-12 – Amrish Puri, Indian actor (b. 1932)
2005-01-21 – Parveen Babi, Indian actress (b. 1955)
2005-03-30 – O. V. Vijayan, Indian author and cartoonist (b. 1930)
2005-04-25 – Swami Ranganathananda, Indian monk (b. 1908)
2005-05-25 – Sunil Dutt, Indian actor and politician (b. 1929)
2005-07-27 – Swami Shantanand, Mahasamadhi Day, Indian Saint, Philosopher (b. 1934)
2005-10-30 – Shamsher Singh Sheri, Indian communist leader (b. 1942)
2005-11-09 – K. R. Narayanan, President of India (b. 1921)
2006-02-09 – Nadira, Indian actress (b. 1932)
2006-02-23 – Telmo Zarraonaindía, Spanish footballer (b. 1921)
2006-03-26 – Anil Biswas, Indian politician (b. 1944)
2006-04-12 – Dr. Rajkumar, Kannada language film actor/singer (India)(b. 1929)
2006-04-21 – T.K. Ramakrishnan, Indian politician (b. 1922)
2006-05-03 – Pramod Mahajan, Indian politician (b. 1949)
2006-05-05 – Naushad Ali, Indian composer (b. 1919)
2006-05-27 – Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Indian actor (b. 1944)
2006-08-21 – Ustad Bismillah Khan, Indian musician (b. 1916)
2006-08-27 – Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Indian film director (b. 1922)
2007-02-02 – Vijay Arora, Indian film and television actor (b. 1944)
2007-03-04 – Sunil Kumar Mahato, Indian parliamentarian (b. 1966)
2007-03-22 – Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (b. 1918)
2007-04-16 – G. V. Loganathan, Indian American professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (b. 1954)
2007-06-30 – Sahib Singh Verma, Indian politician and former Chief Minister of Delhi (b. 1943)
2007-10-03 – M.N. Vijayan, Indian writer, orator, and academic
2008-01-01 – Pratap Chandra Chunder, union minister of India (b. 1919)
2008-02-05 – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian guru, founder of Transcendental Meditation (b. ca. 1917)
2008-02-25 – Hans Raj Khanna, Judge of the Supreme Court of India (b. 1912)
2008-03-20 – Shoban Babu, Indian actor (b. 1937)
2008-05-19 – Vijay Tendulkar, Indian playwright, (b. 1928)
2008-06-27 – Sam Manekshaw, Indian Field Marshal (b. 1914)
2008-07-29 – Ishmeet Singh Sodhi, Indian Playback Singer (b. 1989)
2008-08-01 – Harkishan Singh Surjeet, Indian politician (b. 1916)
2008-09-27 – Mahendra Kapoor, Indian singer (b. 1934)
2009-01-27 – R. Venkataraman, 8th President of India (b. 1910)

2009-01-31 – Nagesh, Indian comedian actor in Kollywood (b. 1933)
2009-04-27 – Feroz Khan, Indian actor (b. 1939)
2009-05-03 – Ram Shewalkar, Indian Marathi writer, cardiac arrest.(b.1931)
2009-06-28 – A. K. Lohithadas, Indian screenwriter, director, and producer (b. 1955)
2009-07-29 – Gayatri Devi, Ex-Maharani of Indian state Jaipur. (b. 1919)
2009-09-02 – Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, India (b. 1949)
2009-11-11 – Dhanpat Rai Nahar, Indian labour leader (b. 1919)
2010-01-17 – Jyoti Basu, Indian politician (b. 1914)
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