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21st October - A Day in the life of India

DayMonday, 21 October 2019
Festivals, ObservationsIndian Police Commemoration Day
21st October in History of India
  • 2019 - Defence Minister Rajnath Singh announced today (21st October 2019) that the Siachen area has been opened for tourist and tourism. From Siachen base camp to Kumar Post, the entire area has been opened for tourists. The Siachen Glacier, the highest battlefield in the world, is a part of Ladakh.
  • 1987 – The Jaffna hospital massacre is carried out by Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka, killing 70 ethnic Tamil patients, doctors and nurses.
  • 1943 – World War II: The Provisional Government of Free India is formally established in Japanese-occupied Singapore.
  • 1867 – The Medicine Lodge Treaty is signed by southern Great Plains Indian leaders. The treaty requires Native American Plains tribes to relocate to a reservation in western Oklahoma.

Birthdays on 21st October

  • 1972 – Ashutosh Agashe, Indian businessman and cricketer
  • 1937 - Farooq Abdullah is a Kashmiri politician and chairman of Jammu & Kashmir National Conference. He has served as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir on several occasions since 1982, and as the union minister for New and Renewable Energy between 2009 and 2014.
  • 1931 – Shammi Kapoor, Indian actor and director (d. 2011)
  • 1887 – Krishna Singh, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Chief Minister of Bihar (d. 1961)

Deaths on 21st October

  • 1835 – Muthuswami Dikshitar, Indian poet and composer (b. 1775)
  • 1990 – Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar, Indian philosopher and author (b. 1921)
  • 2010 – A. Ayyappan, Indian poet and translator (b. 1949)
  • 2012 – Yash Chopra, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1932)

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