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26th September - A Day in the life of India

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26th September in the History of India
  • 1910 – Indian journalist Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai is arrested after publishing criticism of the government of Travancore and is exiled.
  • 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.
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)
Tweeter #trend of the Day
Arvind Kejriwal Tweeted some clicked pictures of Clear Blue Skies over Delhi 26th September, saying its rare sight to see in Delhi.


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