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26th November - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 26th November. November 26 is observed as Constitution Day in India. Read about the major historical events on this day. Famous Birthdays on this day and Death Anniversaries on this day.

26th November Mumbai attacks 2008
26th November, Mumbai attacks 2008

Festival/Observations on November 26

  • Constitution Day (India)

26th November in the history of India

  • 2008 - 26/11 Mumbai attacks, A series of terrorist attacks that took place in November 26, 2008, when 10 members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, an Islamic terrorist organisation based in Pakistan, carried out 12 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks lasting four days across Mumbai, began on Wednesday 26 November and lasted until Saturday 29 November 2008. At least 174 people died, including 9 attackers.
  • 1998 – The Khanna rail disaster takes 212 lives in Khanna, Ludhiana, India.
  • 1949 – The Constituent Assembly of India adopts the constitution presented by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.

Famous Birthdays on 26th November

  • 1972 – Arjun Rampal, Indian actor and producer
  • 1961 – Karan Bilimoria, Baron Bilimoria, Indian-English businessman, co-founded Cobra Beer
  • 1956 – Keith Vaz, Indian-English lawyer and politician, Minister of State for Europe
  • 1926 – Rabi Ray, Indian activist and politician, 10th Speaker of the Lok Sabha (d. 2017)
  • 1924 – Jasu Patel, Indian cricketer (d. 1992)
  • 1923 – V. K. Murthy, Indian cinematographer (d. 2014)
  • 1921 – Verghese Kurien, Indian engineer and businessman, founded Amul (d. 2012)
  • 1919 – Ram Sharan Sharma, Indian historian and academic (d. 2011)
  • 1904 – K. D. Sethna, Indian poet, scholar, writer, philosopher, and cultural critic (d. 2011)

Death Anniversary on 26th November

  • 2012 – M. C. Nambudiripad, Indian author and translator (b. 1919)
  • 2008 – Victims of the 2008 Mumbai attacks including:
    • Gavriel Holtzberg, Israeli-American rabbi (b. 1979)
    • Ashok Kamte, Indian police officer (b. 1965)
    • Hemant Karkare, Indian police officer (b. 1954)
    • Tukaram Omble, Indian police officer
    • Vijay Salaskar, Indian police officer

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