Check out below, what today in history India 22 March marks. On this day in history 22 March, you are likely to find birthdays, events, death anniversaries and more…
What is today in history India 22 March
Famous people that have birthdays on this day in history 22 March
1961 – Jual Oram is a member of the 17th Lok Sabha of India. He represents the Sundargarh constituency of Odisha and is a member of BJP. He was also a member of the 12th, 13th, 14th Lok Sabha and the 16th Lok Sabha and was chosen as one of the Cabinet Ministers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
1988 – Aditya Seal is an Indian model, film, and television actor who made his film debut with Ek Chhotisi Love Story.
1998 – Dhvani Bhanushali is an Indian singer, known for her single “Vaaste” which crossed over 700 million views on YouTube. She is also the youngest singer to hit 1 billion views on YouTube through her two singles, “Vaaste” and “Leja Re”, at age 21.
Famous people that had birthdays on this day in history 22 March
1885 – Ghulam Yazdani was an Indian archaeologist. He was one of the founders of the Archaeological Department of His Exalted Highness The Nizam’s Dominions. Apart from this, he also edited the Arabic and Persian Supplement of Epigraphia Indica from 1913 to 1940. He was also awarded with the Padma Bhushan Award by the Indian government in 1959 for his contributions in restoration of some of the most iconic archaeological sites in India including the Ajanta Caves, Bidar Fort, and Daulatabad.
1894 – Surya Sen was an Indian revolutionary who was influential in the Indian independence movement against the British rule in India. He is best known for leading the 1930 Chittagong armoury raid and was a school teacher by profession, popularly known as Master Da. Movies including ‘Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey’ and ‘Chittagong’ are based on his life.
Famous people that have death anniversaries on this day in history 22 March
1971 – Hanuman Prasad Poddar was an Indian freedom fighter, litterateur, magazine editor, and philanthropist. He was also one of the trustees of gita press by Ghanshyam Jalan and Jay Dayal ji Goeyendka-Sethji.
1977 – Ayillyath Kuttiari Gopalan, popularly known as A. K. Gopalan or AKG, was an Indian communist leader, serving CPI with 16 members out of 489 since the first Lok Sabha in 1952.
2004 – Vithal Mahadeo Tarkunde was a prominent Indian lawyer, civil rights activist, and humanist leader who is also referred to as the “Father of the Civil Liberties movement” in India.
2005 – Ramasamy Ganesan, better known by his stage name, Gemini Ganesan, was an Indian actor who worked mainly in Tamil cinema. He was nicknamed “Kadhal Mannan” for his romantic roles that he played in films.
2007 – Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti, known as U. G. Krishnamurti, or just U.G., was an Indian speaker who questioned the state of enlightenment. Although many considered him an “enlightened” person, U.G. often referred to his state of being as the “natural state”.
2014 – Yashwant Vithoba Chittal was a Kannada fiction writer. He was a chemical engineer with lots of interest in literature. His short stories were also extremely popular and he also won the Sahitya Academy Award for his contribution to Indian literature.
Events that took place on this day in history 22 March
1739 – Nadar Shah occupied Delhi and sacked the city, stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne.
1957 – The Indian government adopted the Saka Era calendar with Chaitra as its first month along with the Gregorian calendar for official purposes.
1977 – Indira Gandhi resigned as the Prime Minister of India.
World Water Day is an annual UN observance day that highlights the importance of freshwater. This day is used to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
2020 – India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi announced the country’s largest ever self-imposed curfew, called ‘Janata Curfew’. This came in response to fight the spread of the coronavirus.
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