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10th April - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of April 10 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 April 10

April 10 in the history of India

  • 2016 – An earthquake, of 6.6 magnitude, strikes 39 km west-southwest of Ashkasham, shakes up India, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Srinagar and Pakistan.
  • 1868 – At Arogee in Abyssinia, British and Indian forces defeat an army of Emperor Tewodros II. While 700 Ethiopians are killed and many more injured, only two British/Indian troops die.


Famous Birthdays on April 10

  • 1975 – Terrence Lewis, Indian dancer and choreographer
  • 1952 – Narayan Rane, Indian politician, 16th Chief Minister of Maharashtra
  • 1931 – Kishori Amonkar, Indian classical vocalist (d. 2017)
  • 1917 – Jagjit Singh Lyallpuri, Indian politician (d. 2013)
  • 1901 – Dhananjay Ramchandra Gadgil, Indian economist (d. 1971)
  • 1897 – Prafulla Chandra Sen, Indian accountant and politician, 3rd Chief Minister of West Bengal (d. 1990)


Death Anniversaries on April 10

  • 1995 – Morarji Desai, Indian politician, 4th Prime Minister of India (b. 1896)


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There is a saying in Hindi "Lakhon Mein Ek" (Which loosely translates to "One among Millions" in English), but for legends like Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who is an inspiration to almost entire population of earth, this Hindi colloquial proverb should change to "Arbon Mein Ek" ("One among Billions").

To start with, let me share my favourite Quote of Mahatma Gandhi, although some say Gandhi never said this, but this quote is attributed to him only.
"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."


"Be the change that you wish to see in the world.""Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.""An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.""Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.""When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There h…