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22nd March - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 22nd March in the history of India. Major historical events on this day, Famous Birthdays on this day and Death Anniversaries on this day.

Celebrations/Observations on March 22
World Water Day
Bihar Diwas/Bihar Day

22nd March in the history of India

  • 2020 - On the call made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, people across the country supported #JanataCurfew, a self imposed curfew for 14 hours from 7AM to 9PM. People also blown thalis, bells, claps and shankhnaad to mark the beginning of fight against Coronavirus.
  • 1739 – Nadir Shah occupies Delhi in India and sacks the city, stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne.

Famous Birthdays on March 22

  • 1998 - Dhvani Bhanushali is an Indian singer. Born in Mumbai and educated in Dehradun, she is mostly known for her single "Vaaste" which has crossed over 700 million views on YouTube. She is also the youngest singer to hit 1 billion views on YouTube through her two singles, "Vaaste" and "Leja Re", at age 21.
  • 1972 - Sanjay Singh is an Indian politician. He is the national spokesperson and current Rajya Sabha from the Aam Aadmi Party. Singh has been a senior leader of the party since its inception in November 2012, and is a member of the party's foremost decision-making body, the Political Affairs Committee.
  • 1973 - Ajay Data is an Indian entrepreneur and elected Chair of Universal Acceptance Steering Group. Data is arguably the creator of world's first linguistic email address mobile app and email solution for Internationalized Domain Names domains. 

Death Anniversaries on March 22

  • 2014 – Yashwant Vithoba Chittal, Indian author (b. 1928)
  • 2007 – U. G. Krishnamurti, Indian-Italian philosopher and educator (b. 1918)
  • 2005 – Gemini Ganesan, Indian film actor (b. 1920)
  • 2004 – V. M. Tarkunde, Indian lawyer and civil rights activist (b. 1909)
  • 1977 – A. K. Gopalan, Indian educator and politician (b. 1904)


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