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12th December - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 12th December Read about major historical events on this day. Famous Birthdays on this day and Death Anniversaries on this day.

12th December in the history of India

  • 1975 - Pushpa Dave a social worker and trustee of "Social Gratitude Fund" was house arrested as Indira Gandhi visited the city, Bombay.
  • 1941 – World War II: The United Kingdom declares war on Bulgaria. Hungary and Romania declare war on the United States. India declares war on Japan.
  • 1911 – King George V of the United Kingdom and Mary of Teck are enthroned as Emperor and Empress of India.
  • 1911 – Delhi replaces Calcutta as the capital of India.

Famous Birthdays on 12th December

  • 1981 - Yuvraj Singh is a former Indian cricketer who played in all forms of the game. An all-rounder who bats left-handed in the middle order and bowls slow left-arm orthodox, Yuvraj is the son of former Indian fast bowler and Punjabi actor Yograj Singh. One of the greatest limited over players to play for India, Yuvraj was particularly noted for his hitting of the ball and his fielding. He was the Man of the Tournament in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, and one of the top performers at the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, both of which India won. In 2012, Yuvraj was conferred with the Arjuna Award, India's second highest sporting award by the Government of India. In 2014, he was awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour. At the 2014 IPL auction Royal Challengers Bangalore bought Yuvraj for an all-time high price of ₹14 crore and, in 2015, the Delhi Daredevils bought him for ₹16 crore making him the most expensive player ever to be sold in the IPL. On 10 June 2019, Yuvraj announced his retirement from International cricket. He last represented India in June 2017, against the West Indies.
  • 1950 – Rajinikanth is an Indian actor who works primarily in Tamil cinema. He began acting in plays while working in the Bangalore Transport Service as a bus conductor. In 1973, he joined the Madras Film Institute to pursue a diploma in acting. Following his debut in K. Balachander's 1975 Tamil drama Apoorva Raagangal, his acting career commenced with a brief phase of portraying antagonistic characters in Tamil films. As of 2019, Rajinikanth has won six Tamil Nadu State Film Awards—four Best Actor Awards and two Special Awards for Best Actor—and a Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award. The Government of India has honored him with the Padma Bhushan (2000) and the Padma Vibhushan (2016). At the 45th International Film Festival of India (2014), he was conferred with the "Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year".
  • 1949 – Gopinath Munde, Indian lawyer and politician, 3rd Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 2014)
  • 1940 – Sharad Pawar is an Indian politician from Maharashtra with over 50 years of public service. He holds a position of prominence in politics of India as well as the regional politics of Maharashtra. During his long career, Pawar has served as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra on three occasions and held the posts of Minister of Defence and Minister of Agriculture in the Government of India. He is president of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), which he founded in 1999, after separating from the Indian National Congress.
  • 1925 – Dattu Phadkar, was an all-rounder who represented India in Test cricket. Phadkar was an attacking middle order batsman, a medium pace bowler who could swing the ball both ways and extract life from the wicket, and usually fielded in the slips. He was one of the cricketing heartthrobs of his day(Dattatraya Gajanan or "Dattu" Phadkar died at the age of 59 on 17th March 1985).

Death Anniversaries on 12th December

  • 2015 – Sharad Anantrao Joshi, Indian farmer and politician (b. 1935)
  • 2012 – Nityanand Swami, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Chief Minister of Uttarakhand (b. 1927)
  • 2005 – Ramanand Sagar, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1917)
  • 1964 – Maithili Sharan Gupt, Indian poet and playwright (b. 1866)

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