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26th September - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 26th September. Significant historical events, Famous Birthdays and death anniversaries on this day.

26th September in the history of India

2022
  • Former Rajya Sabha member from Congress Ghulam Nabi Azad announces the name and unveils the party flag for his new political party on 26th September 2022. Azad's new party is named as "Democratic Azad Party".
  • Our solar system's largest planet Jupiter has made the closest approach to our earth since 1963 or almost 60 years ago. It's visible on the Night Sky from 5:30PM 26th September to 5:31AM 27th September, Indian time (IST).
  • Alliance air on 26th September 2022, recommences its maiden regional connectivity scheme (RCS) route Delhi-Shimla-Delhi to enhance the connectivity in north india. the introductory all-inclusive fares for Delhi-Shimla and Shimla-Delhi will be ₹2,141. 

2020
  • 2020 - One of the oldest alliances of the BJP Shiromani Akali Dal quit NDA on BJP's controversial farm bills which led to huge protests across Punjab and Haryana.
  • 2019 - Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath laid the foundation stone of the Bhopal Metro project. The first run of the Bhopal Metro is expected to start by 2023. Kamal Nath said, the metro service in Bhopal would have two sections and would be called the Bhoj-Metro after Parmar King Raja Bhoj.
  • 2019 - Speaker Om Birla has nominated Shashi Tharoor as a member of the Parliamentary standing committee on external affairs, which the Congress MP had chaired in the previous Lok Sabha.
  • 2019 - Olympic medallist wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt and former Indian Hockey captain Sandeep Singh joined BJP.
  • 2019 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Belgium Prime Minister Charles Michel at #UNGA74 (74th session of UN General Assembly) on 26th September 2019 and shared their views on improving ties between India and Belgium and European Union.
  • 1910 – Indian journalist Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai is arrested after publishing criticism of the government of Travancore and is exiled.
Birthdays of 26th September
  • 1820 – Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Indian philosopher, painter, and academic (d. 1891)
  • 1876 – Ghulam Bhik Nairang, Indian poet, lawyer, and politician (d. 1952)
  • 1923 – Dev Anand, Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2011)
  • 1931 – Vijay Manjrekar, Indian cricketer (d. 1983)
  • 1932 – Manmohan Singh, Indian economist and politician, 13th Prime Minister of India.
  • 1962 – Chunky Pandey, Indian actor
  • 1966 – Rakesh Jhaveri, Indian Jain Leader
Deaths on this day of 26th September
  • 1977 – Uday Shankar, Indian dancer and choreographer (b. 1900)
  • 1989 – Hemanta Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Indian singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1920)
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Arvind Kejriwal Tweeted some clicked pictures of Clear Blue Skies over Delhi on 26th September, saying it's rare sight to see in Delhi.


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