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7th October - A Day in the life of India

DayMonday, 7 October 2019
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7th October in History of India
  • 1987 - Sikh nationalists declare the independence of Khalistan from India; it is not internationally recognized.
  • 2019 - Afghan Taliban frees three hostage Indian Engineers in exchange to their Top 11 militant members with India.
Birthdays on 7th October
  •  1914 - Begum Akhtar or Akhtari Bai Faizabadi (Mustri Bai), was an Indian actress and singer. Dubbed "Mallika-e-Ghazal" (Queen of Ghazals), she is regarded as one of the greatest singers of ghazal, Dadra, and thumri genres of Hindustani classical music. Akhtar received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1972) for vocal music, and was awarded Padma Shri(1968) and later, Padma Bhushan(1975), posthumously by the government of India. She died at the age of 60 on 30th October 1974.
  • 1978 - Zaheer Khan is an Indian former cricketer who played all forms of the game for the Indian national team from 2000 till 2014. He was the second-most successful Indian pace bowler in Test cricket, behind Kapil Dev. Khan started his domestic career by playing for Baroda. Khan was selected as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 2008. Zaheer Khan announced his retirement from international cricket in October 2015.
Deaths
  • 1708 – Guru Gobind Singh, Indian 10th Sikh guru (b. 1666)
  • 1992 – Babu Karam Singh Bal, Indian businessman and politician (b.1927)

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