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31st May - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 31st May in the history of India. Major historical events, famous Birthdays and death anniversaries on this day. 31st May in the history of India Famous Birthdays on May 31 1928 – Pankaj Roy, Indian cricketer (d. 2001) 1863 – Francis Younghusband, Indian-English captain and explorer (d. 1942) Death Anniversaries on May 31 2002 – Subhash Gupte, was one of the finest spin bowler in Indian cricket team (b. 1929) 1987 – John Abraham, Malayali Indian filmmaker, director, short story-writer and screenwriter (born: 1937)

30th May - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 30th May in the history of India. Major historical events, famous Birthdays and death anniversaries on this day. 30th May in the history of India 1845 – The Fatel Razack coming from India, lands in the Gulf of Paria in Trinidad and Tobago carrying the first Indians to the country. Famous Birthdays on May 30 1950 – Paresh Rawal, Indian actor, producer, and politician 1940 – Jagmohan Dalmiya, Indian cricket administrator (d. 2015) Death Anniversaries on May 30 2007 – Gunturu Seshendra Sarma, Indian poet and critic (b. 1927)

29th May - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 29th May in the history of India. Major historical events, famous Birthdays and death anniversaries on this day. 29th May in the history of India Famous Birthdays on May 29 1914 – Tenzing Norgay, Nepalese-Indian mountaineer (d. 1986) 1906 – T. H. White, Indian-English author (d. 1964) Death Anniversaries on May 29 2020 - Bejan Daruwalla was an Indian astrology columnist. He has also served as a professor of English in Ahmedabad. Despite being of Parsi heritage, he was known to be an ardent follower of Lord Shri Ganesh. He died of Covid19 complications in Ahmedabad.  2020 - Ajit Pramod Kumar Jogi was an Indian politician, who served as the first chief minister of the state of Chhattisgarh, India. He was a member of the Indian National Congress political party. Jogi studied Mechanical Engineering at the Maulana Azad College of Technology, Bhopal, winning the University Gold Medal in 1968. 1987 - Charan Singh, Indian politician, 5th Prime Mini

28th May - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 28th May in the history of India. Major historical events, famous Birthdays and death anniversaries on this day. Celebrations/Observations on this Day Menstrual Hygiene Day 28th May in the history of India 2010 – In West Bengal, India, the Jnaneswari Express train derailment and subsequent collision kills 148 passengers. 1998 – Nuclear testing: Pakistan responds to a series of nuclear tests by India with five of its own codenamed Chagai-I, prompting the United States, Japan, and other nations to impose economic sanctions. Pakistan celebrates Youm-e-Takbir annually. Famous Birthdays on May 28 1946 – K. Satchidanandan, Indian poet and critic 1923 – Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, popularly known as NTR, was an Indian actor, producer, director, film editor and politician who served as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh for seven years over three terms, he was the 10th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (died. 1996) 1921 – D. V. Paluskar, Indian Hindus

27th May - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 27th May in the history of India. Major historical events, famous Birthdays and death anniversaries on this day. 27th May in the history of India Famous Birthdays on May 27 1962 – Ravi Shastri, Indian cricketer and sportscaster 1957 – Nitin Gadkari, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Transport Death Anniversaries on May 27 2013 – Jagjit Singh Lyallpuri, Indian politician (b. 1917) 1998 – Minoo Masani, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1905) 1986 – Ajoy Mukherjee, Indian politician, Chief Minister of West Bengal (b. 1901) 1964 – Jawaharlal Nehru, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of India (b. 1889) 1919 – Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Indian author and activist (b. 1848)

26th May - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 26th May in the history of India. Major historical events, famous Birthdays and death anniversaries on this day. 26th May in the history of India 1830 – The Indian Removal Act is passed by the U.S. Congress; it is signed into law by President Andrew Jackson two days later. Famous Birthdays on May 26 1961 – Tarsem Singh, Indian-American director, producer, and screenwriter 1945 – Vilasrao Deshmukh, Indian lawyer and politician, 17th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 2012) 1938 – K. Bikram Singh, Indian director and producer (d. 2013) 1937 – Manorama, Indian actress and singer (d. 2015) 1930 – Karim Emami, Indian-Iranian lexicographer and critic (d. 2005) Death Anniversaries on May 26 1908 – Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Indian religious leader, founded the Ahmadiyya movement (b. 1835)

25th May - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 25th May in the history of India. Major historical events, famous Birthdays and death anniversaries on this day. 25th May in the history of India 2013 – Suspected Maoist rebels kill at least 28 people and injure 32 others in an attack on a convoy of Indian National Congress politicians in Chhattisgarh, India. Famous Birthdays on May 25 1972 – Karan Johar, Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter 1954 – Murali, Indian actor, producer, and politician (d. 2009) 1939 - Subramaniyan Karuppaiya, known by his stage name Goundamani, is an Indian film actor and legendary Tamil comedian. He is known for his comic duo partnership in Tamil films with fellow actor Senthil. 1936 – Rusi Surti, Indian cricketer (d. 2013) 1886 – Rash Behari Bose, Indian soldier and activist (d. 1945) Death Anniversaries on May 25 2020 - Balbir Singh Sr. The first sportsperson to receive the Padma Shri, the legacy of the three-time Olympic gold champion conti

24th May - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 24th May in the history of India. Major historical events, famous Birthdays and death anniversaries on this day. 24th May in the history of India 2019 – Nineteen students died in a fire in Surat (India). Famous Birthdays on May 24 1977 – Jeet Gannguli, Indian score composer, music director and singer 1973 – Shirish Kunder, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter 1955 – Rajesh Roshan, Indian composer Death Anniversaries on May 24 2011 – Hakim Ali Zardari, Indian-Pakistani businessman and politician (b. 1930) 2000 – Majrooh Sultanpuri, Indian poet and songwriter (b. 1919)

23rd May - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 23rd May in the history of India. Major historical events, famous Birthdays and death anniversaries on this day. 23rd May in the history of India Famous Birthdays on May 23 1945 – Padmarajan, Indian director, screenwriter, and author (d. 1991) 1942 – Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao, Indian director, screenwriter, and choreographer 1926 – Basil Salvadore D'Souza, Indian bishop (d. 1996) 675 – Perumbidugu Mutharaiyar II, King of Mutharaiyar dynasty, Tamil Nadu, India Death Anniversaries on May 23 2014 – Madhav Mantri, Indian cricketer (b. 1921)

How to perform Eid Ul Fitr Salah at home under lockdown

There are thousands of questions floating in mind like Can Eid prayers be performed at home?  How to pray Eid al-Fitr 2020 in lockdown?  Is it not a sin to perform Eid-Ul-Fitr Namaz at home?  Does Islam allows Namaz at home for men?  Should we pray at Eidgah maintaining social distancing or at home?  Is it trying times for Muslims in the world, by not able to pray Eid-Ul Fitr Namaz at Eid?  Is it true if Muslims are barred to visit places if its infected with plague?  What to do if the place I stay is infected by plague/coronavirus? To all such questions and many more, I have tried to compile the answers as per what Ulemas are saying on this. 1. What to do if the place I stay is infected by plague/coronavirus pandemic? If you are living in a place which is infected by plague or at current time this Coronavirus pandemic, you are strictly advised not to leave the place and stay at home safely. Never ever go out unless its medical emergency. “When you hear that [a plagu

22nd May - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 22nd May in the history of India. Major historical events, famous Birthdays and death anniversaries on this day. 22nd May in the history of India 2010 – Air India Express Boeing 737 crashes over a cliff upon landing at Mangalore, India, killing 158 of 166 people on board, becoming the deadliest crash involving a Boeing 737. 1987 – Hashimpura massacre occurs in Meerut, India. Famous Birthdays on May 22 2000 - Suhana Khan is an actress and daughter of Bollywood actor, producer Shahrukh Khan and Gauri Khan. 1994 -  Utkarsh Sharma  is an Indian actor. The son of director Anil Sharma, he made his first screen appearance as a child in the 2001 Blockbuster film Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, which starred Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel. As an adult and lead actor, he made his debut with action thriller film Genius. 1959 – Mehbooba Mufti , Indian politician 1948 – Nedumudi Venu , Indian actor and screenwriter 1772 – Ram Mohan Roy , Indian philosopher a

21st May - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 21st May in the history of India. Major historical events, famous Birthdays and death anniversaries on this day. 21st May in the history of India 1991 – Former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi is assassinated by a female suicide bomber near Madras. Famous Birthdays on May 21 1974 – Aditi Gowitrikar, Indian model, actress, and physician, Mrs. World 2001[49] 1960 – Mohanlal, Indian actor 1958 – Naeem Khan, Indian-American fashion designer 1915 – Chakravarthi V. Narasimhan, Indian Civil Service Officer and former Under Secretary-General of the UN, serving twenty-two years. (d. 2003) Death Anniversaries on May 21 1991 – Rajiv Gandhi, Indian politician, 6th Prime Minister of India (b. 1944)

20th May - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 20th May in the history of India. Major historical events, famous Birthdays and death anniversaries on this day. 20th May in the history of India 1498 – Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama discovers the sea route to India when he arrives at Kozhikode (previously known as Calicut), India. Famous Birthdays on May 20 1974 – Shiboprosad Mukherjee, Indian film director, writer and actor 1939 – Balu Mahendra, Sri Lankan-Indian director, cinematographer, and screenwriter (d. 2014) 1900 – Sumitranandan Pant, Indian poet and author (d. 1977) 1894 – Chandrashekarendra Saraswati, Indian guru and scholar (d. 1994) Death Anniversaries on May 20 2012 – Leela Dube, Indian anthropologist and scholar (b. 1923)

19th May - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 19th May in the history of India. Major historical events, famous Birthdays and death anniversaries on this day. 19th May in the history of India Famous Birthdays on May 19 1974 – Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Indian actor 1934 – Ruskin Bond, Indian author and poet 1913 – Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, Indian lawyer and politician, 6th President of India (d. 1996) 1908 – Manik Bandopadhyay, Indian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1956) Death Anniversaries on May 19 2008 – Vijay Tendulkar, Indian playwright and screenwriter (b. 1928) 1958 – Jadunath Sarkar, Indian historian (d. 1870) 1904 – Jamsetji Tata, Indian businessman, founded Tata Group (b. 1839)

18th May - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 18th May in the history of India. Major historical events, famous Birthdays and death anniversaries on this day. 18th May in the history of India 1974 – Nuclear weapons testing: Under project Smiling Buddha, India successfully detonates its first nuclear weapon becoming the sixth nation to do so. 1912 – The first Indian film, Shree Pundalik by Dadasaheb Torne, is released in Mumbai. Famous Birthdays on May 18 1933 – H. D. Deve Gowda, Indian farmer and politician, 11th Prime Minister of India Death Anniversaries on May 18 1998 – Obaidullah Aleem, Indian-Pakistani poet and author (b. 1939)

17th May - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 17th May in the history of India. Major historical events, famous Birthdays and death anniversaries on this day. Celebrations/Observations on 17th May World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is an international day proclaimed in November 2006 by the International Telecommunication Union Plenipotentiary Conference in Antalya, Turkey, to be celebrated annually on 17 May Famous Birthdays on May 17 1945 – B.S. Chandrasekhar, Indian cricketer Death Anniversaries on May 17 2014 – C. P. Krishnan Nair, Indian businessman, founded The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts (b. 1922) 2007 – T. K. Doraiswamy, Indian poet and author (b. 1921) 1951 – William Birdwood, Anglo-Indian field marshal (b. 1865)

16th May - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 16th May in the history of India. Major historical events, famous Birthdays and death anniversaries on this day. Famous Birthdays on May 16 1931 – K. Natwar Singh, Indian scholar and politician, Indian Minister of External Affairs Death Anniversaries on May 16

15th May - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 15th May in the history of India. Major historical events on this date and Famous Birthdays and Death Anniversaries on this day. 14th May in the history of India Celebrations/Observations on this day Famous Birthdays on May 15 1985 – Tathagata Mukherjee, Indian actor 1967 – Madhuri Dixit, Indian actress 1907 – Sukhdev Thapar, Indian activist (d. 1931) 1817 – Debendranath Tagore, Indian philosopher and author (d. 1905) Death Anniversaries on May 15

14th May - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 14th May in the history of India. Major historical events on this date and Famous Birthdays and Death Anniversaries on this day. 14th May in the history of India Celebrations/Observations on this day Famous Birthdays on May 14 1981 – Pranav Mistry , Indian computer scientist, invented SixthSense 1948 – Bob Woolmer , Indian-English cricketer and coach (d. 2007) 1923 – Mrinal Sen , Bangladeshi-Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2018) 1657 - Sambhaji Shivaji Bhosale was the second ruler of the Maratha kingdom. He was the eldest son of Shivaji, the founder of the Maratha Empire and his first wife Saibai. He was successor of the realm after his father's death, and ruled it for nine years. (d. 1689) Death Anniversaries on May 14 2013 – Asghar Ali Engineer , Indian author and activist (b. 1939) 1923 – N. G. Chandavarkar , Indian jurist and politician (b. 1855)

13th May - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 13th May in the history of India. Major historical events on this date and Famous Birthdays and Death Anniversaries on this day. 13th May in the history of India 1998 – India carries out two nuclear tests at Pokhran, following the three conducted on May 11. The United States and Japan impose economic sanctions on India. 1967 – Dr. Zakir Husain becomes the third President of India. He is the first Muslim President of the Indian Union. He holds this position until August 24, 1969. 1952 – The Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, holds its first sitting. 1861 – Pakistan's (then a part of British India) first railway line opens, from Karachi to Kotri. Celebrations/Observations on this day Famous Birthdays on May 13 1984 – Benny Dayal, Indian singer 1951 – Anand Modak, Indian composer and director (d. 2014) 1918 – Balasaraswati, Indian dancer and instructor (d. 1984) 1916 – Sachidananda Routray, Indian Oriya-language

12th May - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 12th May in the history of India. Major historical events on this date and Famous Birthdays and Death Anniversaries on this day. 12th May in the history of India Celebrations/Observations on this day International Nurses Day Famous Birthdays on May 12 1926 – Viren J. Shah, Indian politician, 21st Governor of West Bengal (d. 2013) 1895 – Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian-American philosopher and author (d. 1986) Death Anniversaries on May 12 2014 – Sarat Pujari, Indian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1934)

11th May - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 11th May in the history of India. Major historical events on this date and Famous Birthdays and Death Anniversaries on this day. 11th May in the history of India 1998 – India conducts three underground atomic tests in Pokhran. Celebrations/Observations on this day National Technology Day Famous Birthdays on May 11 1986 - Chitra Tripathi, Indian Journalist, winner of Ramnath Goenka awards 2015 in journalism. 1950 – Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Indian actor (d. 2014) 1912 – Saadat Hasan Manto, Indian-Pakistani author and screenwriter (d. 1955) 1888 - Asaf Ali was an Indian independence fighter and noted Indian lawyer. He was the first Indian Ambassador to the United States. He also worked as the Governor of Odisha.  Death Anniversaries on May 11 2009 – Sardarilal Mathradas Nanda, Indian admiral (b. 1915)

10th May - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 10th May in the history of India. Major historical events on this date and Famous Birthdays and Death Anniversaries on this day. 10th May in the history of India 1857 – Indian Rebellion of 1857: In India, the first war of Independence begins. Sepoys mutiny against their commanding officers at Meerut. 1773 – The Parliament of Great Britain passes the Tea Act, designed to save the British East India Company by reducing taxes on its tea and granting it the right to sell tea directly to North America. The legislation leads to the Boston Tea Party. Famous Birthdays on May 10 1971 – Monisha Kaltenborn, Indian-Swiss lawyer and businesswoman 1927 – Nayantara Sahgal, Indian author 1855 – Yukteswar Giri, Indian guru and educator (d. 1936) Death Anniversaries on May 10 2020 - Hari S Vasudevan, Indian historian, he used to look after writing of NCERT books. He died of infections at the age of 68. 2015 – Ninad Bedekar, Indian historian, author,

9th May - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 9th May in the history of India. Major historical events on this date and Famous Birthdays and Death Anniversaries on this day. Celebrations/Observations on 9th May Maharana Pratap Jayanti Famous Birthdays on May 9 1866 – Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Indian economist and politician (d. 1915) 1540 – Maharana Pratap, Indian ruler (d. 1597) Death Anniversaries on May 9 2014 – Nedurumalli Janardhana Reddy, Indian politician, 12th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (b. 1935) 1998 – Talat Mahmood, Indian singer and actor (b. 1924) 1959 – Bhaurao Patil, Indian activist and educator (b. 1887)

8th May - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 8th May in the history of India. Major historical events on this day. Famous Birthdays and death anniversaries on May 8. Celebrations/Observations on May 8 World Red Cross Day May 8 in the history of India Famous Birthdays on May 8 1989 -  Dinesh Patel , Indian baseball player 1982 - Divya Prakash Dubey is an Indian Hindi author, songwriter and has a couple of short films too credited to his name. 1938 - Javed Burki , Indian-Pakistani cricketer 1929 - Girija Devi , Indian classical singer (d. 2017) 1916 - Ramananda Sengupta , Indian cinematographer (d. 2017) 1916 - Chinmayananda Saraswati , Indian spiritual leader and educator (d. 1993) 1825 - George Bruce Malleson , English-Indian colonel and author (d. 1898) Death Anniversaries on May 8 1960 – J. H. C. Whitehead, Indian-English mathematician and academic (b. 1904)

7th May - A Day in the life of India

Today is 7th May, very special day for India and Bangla in particular, as 7th May is the Birth Anniversary of the first Indian Nobel Laureate Shri Rabindranath Tagore Ji. Let's learn more about this day, importance of 7th May in the history of India, major events happened on this day, Birthdays on 7th May, Deaths if any on 7th May. Famous Birthdays on 7th May 1961 - Rabindra Nath Tagore , First Indian Nobel Laureate from India, Author of Geetanjali and National Anthem of India "Jana Gana Mana" 1912 – Pannalal Patel, Indian author (d. 1989) Death Anniversaries on May 6 1924 – Alluri Sitarama Raju, Indian activist (b. 1897/1898)

6th May - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 6th May in the history of India. Major historical events on this day. Famous Birthdays and death anniversaries on this day. 6th May in the history of India 1857 – The British East India Company disbands the 34th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry whose sepoy Mangal Pandey had earlier revolted against the British and is considered to be the First Martyr in the War of Indian Independence. 1542 – Francis Xavier reaches Old Goa, the capital of Portuguese India at the time. Famous Birthdays on May 6 1861 – Motilal Nehru, Indian lawyer and politician, President of the Indian National Congress (d. 1931) Death Anniversaries on May 6

5th May - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 5th May in the history of India. Major historical events on this day. Famous Birthdays and death anniversaries on this day. Famous Birthdays on May 5 1916 - Zail Singh, Indian politician, 7th President of India (d. 1994) 1911 - Pritilata Waddedar, A freedom fighter, Protege of Surya Sen and Martyr 1883 – Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell, English general and politician, 43rd Governor-General of India (d. 1950) 1479 – Guru Amar Das, Indian 3rd Sikh Guru (d. 1574) Death Anniversaries on May 5 2012 – Surendranath, Indian cricketer (b. 1937) 2006 – Naushad Ali, Indian composer and producer (b. 1919)

4th May - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 4th May in the history of India. Major historical events on this day. Famous Birthdays and death anniversaries on May 4. May 4 in the history of India Famous Birthdays on May 4 1973 - Neelesh Misra is an Indian Journalist, Author, Radio Story teller, Script writer and lyricist. He is the founder of @TheSlowMovement and India's rural Newspaper @GaonConnection. 1943 – Prasanta Pattanaik , Indian economist and academic 1767 – Tyagaraja , Indian composer (d. 1847) 1649 – Chhatrasal , Indian ruler (d. 1731) Death Anniversaries on May 4 2021 - Abhilasha Patil , featured in Sushant Singh Rajput starrer ‘Chhichhore’ and was also a part of Bollywood hits like ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ and Akshay Kumar-Kareena Kapoor Khan starrer ‘Good Newwz’. She passed away on May 4 after she tested positive for COVID-19.

3rd May - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 3rd May in the history of India. Major historical events on this day. Famous Birthdays and death anniversaries on May 3. Celebrations/Observations on May 3 World Press Freedom Day May 3 in the history of India 2002 – An Indian Air Force MiG-21 crashes into a bank in Jalandhar, killing eight and injuring 17. 1939 – The All India Forward Bloc is formed by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. 1913 – Raja Harishchandra the first full-length Indian feature film is released, marking the beginning of the Indian film industry. Famous Birthdays on May 3 1959 – Uma Bharti, Indian activist and politician, 16th Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh 1951 – Ashok Gehlot, Indian politician, 21st Chief Minister of Rajasthan 1896 – V. K. Krishna Menon, Indian lawyer, jurist, and politician, Indian Minister of Defence (d. 1974) Death Anniversaries on May 3 2009 – Ram Balkrushna Shewalkar, Indian author and critic (b. 1931) 2006 – Pramod Mahajan, Indian politici

2nd May - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 2nd May in the history of India. Major historical events on this day. Famous Birthdays and death anniversaries on May 2. Celebrations/Observations on May 2 May 2 in the history of India Famous Birthdays on May 2 1921 – Satyajit Ray, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1992) 1921 – B. B. Lal, Indian archaeologist 1920 – Vasantrao Deshpande, Indian singer and sitar player (d. 1983) 1567 – Sebald de Weert, Dutch captain, vice-admiral of the Dutch East India Company (d. 1603) Death Anniversaries on May 2 1991 – Gauri Shankar Rai, Indian Politician(b.1924)

1st May - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 1st May in the history of India. Major historical events on this day. Famous Birthdays and death anniversaries on May 1. Celebrations/Observations on May 1 Commemoration of the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat following the foundation of Samyukta Maharashtra Samiti Gujarat Day Maharashtra Day May 1 in the history of India 1960 – Formation of the western Indian states of Gujarat and Maharashtra; also known as "Maharashtra Day". Famous Birthdays on May 1 1971 – Ajith Kumar , Indian film actor in Tamil cinema and race car driver 1967 - Vishal Sikka is the Founder and CEO of Vianai, a startup that provides advanced technological software and services in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to large companies around the world. Vishal Sikka currently also serves on the board of the BMW Group and as an advisor to the Stanford Institute of Human-Centered AI. Prior to founding Vianai, Sikka served as Executive Vice Chairman o