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26th July - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 26th July in the history of India. Major historical events, Famous Birthdays and death anniversaries on this day.

Celebrations/Observations on July 26
  • Kargil Victory Day or Kargil Vijay Diwas (India)

26th July in the history of India
  • 2008 – Fifty-six people are killed and over 200 people are injured, in the Ahmedabad bombings in India.
  • 2005 – Mumbai, India receives 99.5cm of rain (39.17 inches) within 24 hours, resulting in floods killing over 5,000 people.
  • 1999 – Celebrated as Kargil Vijay Diwas. Kargil conflict officially comes to an end. The Indian Army announces the complete eviction of Pakistani intruders.
  • 1897 – Anglo-Afghan War: The Pashtun fakir Saidullah leads an army of more than 10,000 to begin a siege of the British garrison in the Malakand Agency of the North West Frontier Province of India.
  • 1892 – Dadabhai Naoroji is elected as the first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain.

Famous Birthdays on July 26
  • 1928 – Ibn-e-Safi, Indian-Pakistani author and poet (d. 1980)
  • 1927 – Gulabrai Ramchand, Indian cricketer (d. 2003)
  • 1865 – Rajanikanta Sen, Indian poet and composer (d. 1910)

Death Anniversaries on July 26
  • 2015 – Bijoy Krishna Handique, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Mines (b. 1934)
  • 2010 – Sivakant Tiwari, Indian-Singaporean politician (b. 1945)

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