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24th October - A Day in the life of India

DayThursday, 24 October 2019
Festivals, ObservationsWorld Polio Day, International Day of Climate Action, UN Day
24th October in the history of India
  • 2019 - Election results of Maharashtra and Haryana - BJP & Shiv Sena Coalition to form Govt. in Maharashtra with 159 seats. Haryana election result didn't give any clear mandate to any party. BJP is 40, INC is 31, JJP is 10 and Others 9.

Birthdays on 24th October

  • 1935 – Mark Tully, Indian-English journalist and author
  • 1921 – R. K. Laxman, legendary cartoonist and illustrator (d. 2015)
  • 1914 – Lakshmi Sahgal, Indian Independence movement revolutionary and Officer of Indian National Army (d. 2012)
  • 1903 - Pramathesh Barua, was an Indian actor, director, and screenwriter of Indian films in the pre-independence era, born in Dhubri, Assam. Devdas a 1935 Bengali film was directed by Pramathesh Barua.
  • 1894 – Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, Indian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1987)
  • 1890 - Sisir Kumar Mitra, was an Indian physicist, There is a crater on the moon, which is named after this luminary scientist.

Deaths on 24th October

  • 2017 – Girija Devi, Indian classical singer, a thumri legend (b. 1929)
  • 2014 – S. S. Rajendran, Indian actor, director, and producer (b. 1928)
  • 2013 - Prabodh Chandra Dey known by his stage name Manna Dey, was an internationally acclaimed Indian playback singer, music director, musician and Indian classical vocalist. He is considered one of the most versatile and celebrated vocalists of the Hindi film industry. He was awarded 'Vishes Sangeet Mahasamman' by West Bengal Govt in the year 2013.
  • 1991 – Ismat Chughtai, Indian author and screenwriter (b. 1915)
  • 1954 - Rafi Ahmad Kidwai, was a politician, an Indian independence activist and a socialist, sometimes described as an Islamic socialist He hailed from Barabanki District of United Provinces, now Uttar Pradesh, in north India.

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