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21st September - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 21st September. Significant historical events, Famous Birthdays and Death Anniversaries on this day.
Celebrations/Observations on September 21
  • International Coastal Cleanup Day
  • Attend: Odisha Literary Festival 2019 Bhubaneswar

21st September in the history of India
  • 2022 - India cricket Women team on 21st September, 2022, recorded their highest-ever ODI total on England soil by registering 333/5 in their 50 overs in second ODI at St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury. India Women cricket team captain Harmanpreet Kaur top-scored with 143*(111), including 18 fours and four sixes. India Women cricket team's previous highest ODI total on England soil was 281/3, registered on June 24, 2017 in Derby.
  • 2022 - Veteran Industrialists Ratan Tata, former Supreme Court Judge KT Thomas and former deputy Lok Sabha speaker Kariya Munda have been nominated as trustees of the PM Cares Fund.
  • 2022 - The ICC on 21st September 2022, released the latest rankings for T201 batters, with India's Suryakumar Yadav overtaking Pakistan's Babar Azam. Suryakumar is now ranked third with 780 rating points, while Babar is fourth with 771 rating points. Pakistan's Muhammad Rizwan leads the rankings with 825 rating points. Suryakumar is the only Indian in the top 10.
  • Inshorts Co-founder and CEO Azhar Iqubal has been named 'Entrepreneur of the Year' on 21at September 2022, in the media category at Entrepreneur Awards 2022 organised by Entrepreneur India magazine.
  • 2019 - Air India's AI467 flight from Delhi to Vijayawada suffered damages and its crew members suffered injuries after the aircraft weathered a severe thunderstorm. No passengers were hurt.
  • 2019 - Deepak Punia 4th Indian wrestler to qualify for the 2020 Olympics.
  • 2019 - 'Gully Boy' chosen as India's official entry to Oscars 2020.
  • 2019 - Madras High court gets Vineet Kothari as acting chief justice, following the resignation of VK Tahilramani
  • 2019 - First Indian-origin woman candidate for US presidential elections Tulsi Gabbard,  extended a warm welcome to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his visit to the US for the 'Howdy Modi' event.
Famous Birthdays on 21st September
  • 1980 - Kareena Kapoor, Indian actress
  • 1975 - Alka Lamba, Indian Politician, served Indian National Congress for 20 years till 2015, joins Aam Aadmi Party briefly for a few years and then return back to the base party INC. 
  • 1939 - Agnivesh popularly referred to as Swami Agnivesh was an Indian social activist and a former cabinet minister in the state of Haryana. He is best known for his work against bonded labour through the Bonded Labour Liberation Front, which he founded in 1981.
  • 1882 – Geevarghese Ivanios, Indian metropolitan (d. 1953)
Death Anniversaries on September 21
  • 2022 - Actress Bharti Jaffrey, daughter of legendary actor Ashok Kumar passed away after a prolonged illness on 21st September 2022.
  • 2022 - Popular Indian Comedian Raju Srivastav dies at 58 on 21st September 2022. He was admitted to Delhi's AIIMS hospital on 10th August after he suffered a heart attack.
  • 2022 - Former Kerala MLA and Congress leader  K Mohammad Ali passed away at the age of 76, he was suffering from Kidney related ailments.
  • 1992 – Tarachand Barjatya, Indian film producer, founded Rajshri Productions (b. 1914)
  • 1983 – Bada Rajan, Indian mobster.
  • 1743 – Jai Singh II, Indian king (b. 1688)

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