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20th November - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 20th November in the history of India, Major historical events on this day and famous Birthdays of eminent personalities and celebrities on this day. If you have your Birthday today, A Very Happy Birthday to you. Today you are sharing your Birthday with Tiger of Mysore Tipu Sultan, Bollywood director Rajkumar Hirani and Bollywood actor Tusshar Kapoor.

Today is World Children’s Day, it was first established in 1954 as Universal Children's Day and is celebrated on 20th November each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare.

Festivals/Observations on 20th November

Birthdays on 20th November

  • 1989 - Babita Kumari, is an Indian female wrestler, who won the gold medal in 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games along with silver medals in 2010 Commonwealth Games and a bronze medal at the 2012 World Wrestling Championships. She joined politics later and contested Haryana assembly election on BJP ticket in 2019 but lost from Dadri.
  • 1979 - Shalini AjithKumar or Shalini Babu, also known simply as Shalini, is a former Indian actress who predominantly worked in Malayalam films along with a few Tamil films. She debuted at the age of three as a child artist in the Malayalam film Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku, which was produced by Navodaya Studio. 
  • 1976 – Tusshar Kapoor is an Indian Bollywood actor, producer and son of veteran actor Jeetendra and the younger brother of Ekta Kapoor. He was also the co-owner of Balaji Telefilms and Balaji Motion Pictures from (2001-2019). His notable work include Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai (2001), Khakee (2004), Kyaa Kool Hai Hum (2005), Golmaal - Fun Unlimited (2006), Dhol (2007) and Golmaal Returns (2008).
  • 1962 – Rajkumar Hirani (born 20 November 1962) is an Indian film director and editor. Hirani is known for directing the Hindi films Munna Bhai M.B.B.S (2003), Lage Raho Munnabhai (2006), 3 Idiots (2009), PK (2014) and Sanju (2018). All of his films have been commercial and critical successes. He has won 11 Filmfare Awards.
  • 1905 – Minoo Masani, Indian lawyer and politician (d. 1998)
  • 1750 – Tipu Sultan also known as Tipu Sahab or the Tiger of Mysore, was a ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore and a pioneer of rocket artillery.
Deaths on 20th November
  • 2017 - Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi was a noted Congress politician, former Union Minister and a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represented the Raiganj of West Bengal and was a member of the Indian National Congress party. After nine years in coma after a massive stroke, he died at the age of 72.

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