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2nd November - A Day in the life of India

Today 2nd November is an important day for India, one of the biggest festival "Chhath Puja" will be celebrated mostly in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. On 2nd November many personalities have their Birthdays like "King of Bollywood Shahrukh Khan", Esha Deol, Politician Arun Shourie, Bengali author Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay etc. 

Let's learn about the importance of 2nd November in the history of India, major events happened on 2nd November, Birthdays of Indian personalities and deaths if any.

Today is also "International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists".


Happy Birthday Shahrukh Khan
Shahrukh Khan


2nd November in the history of India


  • 2019 - The Ministry of Home Affairs released a new political map of Union Territory Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.

Birthdays on 2nd November

  • 1995 - Nivetha Thomas is an Indian film actress who appears in Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil language films. She is best known for Ninnu Kori and Gentleman. Thomas made her debut with the 2008 Malayalam film Veruthe Oru Bharya, for which she won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist.
  • 1981 – Esha Deol, Indian film actress and model
  • 1965 – Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood film actor, producer and television host. According to a study, Shahrukh Khan is the most popular celebrity in the world being known to 3.5+ billion people that account for 43% of the entire population of the earth.
  • 1941 – Arun Shourie, fearless journalist and former Union Minister, economist, and politician, former Indian Minister of Communications.
  • 1935 – Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, Indian author. He is known for travelogues to fantasy stories, comic stories to detective thrillers - his vast range of writing is a treasure for Bengali literature.
  • 1877 – Aga Khan III, Indian 48th Shia Imam (d. 1957)
  • 1833 – Mahendralal Sarkar, physician and academician, a homoeopath doctor, social reformer and propagator of scientific studies (d. 1904)

Deaths on 2nd November

  • 2012 – Kinjarapu Yerran Naidu, Indian politician (b. 1957)
  • 2012 – Shreeram Shankar Abhyankar, Indian-American mathematician and academic (b. 1930)

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