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15th February - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 15th February in the history of India, Major historical events on this day. Famous Birthdays on February 15 and death anniversaries on this day.

15th February in the history of India


  • 1942 – World War II: Fall of Singapore. Following an assault by Japanese forces, the British General Arthur Percival surrenders. About 80,000 Indian, United Kingdom and Australian soldiers became prisoners of war, the largest surrender of British-led military personnel in history.

Famous Birthdays on February 15


  • 1964 - Ashutosh Gowariker is an Indian film director, actor, screenwriter and producer. He is known for directing films "set on a huge canvas while boasting of an opulent treatment". His works include Lagaan, Swades, Jodhaa Akbar, What's Your Raashee?, Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey and Mohenjo Daro.
  • 1952 - Hardeep Singh Puri is an Indian politician, former diplomat who is the current Civil Aviation Minister of India and Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in India. He is a 1974 batch Indian Foreign Service officer who served as the Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations from 2009 to 2013.
  • 1947 - Randhir Kapoor is an Indian film actor, producer and director, who works in the Hindi film industry. He was an established actor of the 1970s and a two-time Filmfare Award nominee. Part of the Kapoor family, he is the son of actor–filmmaker Raj, grandson of actor Prithviraj and the brother of actor Rishi.
  • 1935 - Bashir Badr was an Indian poet of Urdu.


Death Anniversaries on February 15


  • 1869 – Ghalib, Indian poet and educator (b. 1796)

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