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What is today in history India 20 May

Famous people that have birthdays on this day in history 20 May

1955-Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry, Indian poet, and lyricist known for his work in Telugu cinema.

1958-L. A. Ravi Subramanya, Indian politician and member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

1964-A. M. Ariff, Member of Parliament representing Alappuzha constituency.

1968-Anant Kumar Hegde, Indian politician, the former Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

1974-Shiboprosad Mukherjee, Indian Bengali filmmaker, writer and actor.

1977-Anjum Chopra, Indian cricketer.

1983- N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Indian film actor and television personality known for his works in Telugu cinema.

1989-Vishnu Vijay, Indian music composer and a prolific flautists in the South Indian film industry.

1996-Sandhiya Ranganathan, Indian women professional footballer from Tamil Nadu.

Today in history India 20 May

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Famous people that had birthdays on this day in history 20 May

1885- Narayan Maharaj was a Hindu Indian spiritual master considered by his followers to be a sadguru.
1894-Chandrashekarendra Saraswati was the 68th Jagadguru of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham.
1900-Sumitranandan Pant was an Indian poet.
1939- Balu Mahendra was a Sri Lankan born Indian cinematographer, director, screenwriter and film editor.

Today in history India 20 May

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Famous people that have death anniversaries on this day in history 20 May

1766-Malhar Rao Holkar was a noble of the Maratha Empire
1932-Bipin Chandra Pal was an Indian nationalist, writer, orator, social reformer and Indian independence movement activist.
1953-Brahmananda Saraswati was the Shankaracharya of the Jyotir Math monastery in India.
1957-Tanguturi Prakasam was an Indian politician and freedom fighter.
1983-Prithipal Singh  was an Indian field hockey player.
2008-Arvind S. Nadkarni was a Kannada poet from Andheri, who was awarded the Karnataka Sahitya Akademi.

Events that took place on this day in history 20 May

1489-Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calicut, India becoming the first European to reach India by sea.

1992-India launches its 1st satellite independently.

World Bee Day is celebrated on 20 May to raise awareness of the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development.

World Metrology Day is celebrated on 20 May. The date is the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875.

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