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8th October - A Day in the life of India

DayTuesday, 8 October 2019
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8th October in History of India
  • 2019 - Defence Minister of India Rajnath Singh to receive Indian Air Force's (IAF's) first Rafale Jet from France on 8th October 2019
Birthdays on 8th October
  •  1924 - Thirunalloor Karunakaran, Indian poet and scholar (d. 2006)
  • 1926 - Raaj Kumar, born as Kulbhushan Pandit, was an Indian film actor. He worked as sub-inspector of Mumbai Police in the late 1940s before he turned to acting with the 1952 Hindi film "Rangeeli". Raaj Kumar got popular for his films like Tirangaa, Saudagar, Mother india. From his screen debut in Rangili in 1952 to his last film God & Gun in 1995, he played memorable characters in 60-odd films.
  • 1930 - Alasdair Milne, Indian-English director and producer (d. 2013)
  • 1983 - Abhishek Nayar, Indian cricketer
Deaths
  • 1936 – Premchand, Indian author and screenwriter (b. 1880)
  • 1979 – Jayaprakash Narayan, Indian politician (b. 1902)
  • 2012 – Varsha Bhosle, Indian singer and journalist (b. 1956)
  • 2012 – Nawal Kishore Sharma, Indian politician, 20th Governor of Gujarat (b. 1925)

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