1 September in Indian and World History

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1 September in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons.1 September is the birth anniversary of Swami Prabhupada, K. N. Singh, Poorna Ajitak Sangma, and Padma Parvati Lakshmi Vaidyanathan.

1 September is also observed as the death anniversary of Guru Amardas.

Birth Anniversary

1 September in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:

Swami Prabhupada (1 September 1896 – 14 November 1977), a famous Gudiya Vaishnava guru and preacher. He kept his thoughts on Vedanta, Krishna Bhakti, and its related fields and worked to bring Krishna consciousness to the western world. He was a disciple of Bhaktisiddhanta Thakura Saraswati, who inspired and encouraged him to spread Vedic knowledge through English. Swami Prabhupada founded ISKCON and published and edited many Vaishnava religious texts. The authenticity, depth, and reflectivity of Srila Prabhupada’s texts are highly appreciated in his study. The practice of establishing Krishna as the sovereign of the universe and always chanting “Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare, Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare” on the faces of the followers was established by him. He was Born on 1 September 1896 in Utter Pradesh.

K. N. Singh (1 September 1908 – 31 January 2000). He was a well-known actor in Indian cinema. He studied every role well. His full name was Krishna Niranjan Singh. His father Chandi Das was a well-known criminal lawyer and was also the king of some provinces in Dehradun. He also wanted to become a lawyer like him, but the unforeseen cycle of events pulled him towards films. On the strength of seasoned acting, K. N. Singh became a character actor and established himself as a villain. Of. N. Singh’s wife Praveen Pal was also a successful character actress. He had no children of his own. His younger brother was Vikram Singh, who was editor of the famous English magazine Filmfare for many years. His son Pushkar was named K.N. The Singh couple considered their son. He was the eldest of his 6 siblings. He was Born on 1 September 1908 in Dehradun Uttarakhand.

Poorna Ajitak Sangma (1 September 1947 – 4 March 2016), an Indian politician. He has been the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, the co-founder of the Nationalist Congress Party, and the Speaker of the Lok Sabha. He has been a member of the Lok Sabha eight times. At the time of his death, he was MP from Tura (Scheduled Tribe) Lok Sabha seat. From 1980-1988, P.A. Sangma worked in various positions under the Central Government. He was also the Chief Minister of Meghalaya from 1988-1991. After being expelled from the Congress in 1999, along with Sharad Pawar and Tariq Anwar, P.A. Sangma founded the National Congress Party. As Sharad Pawar grew closer to the Indian National Congress President Sonia Gandhi, P.A. Sangma merged his party with Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress party to form the Nationalist Trinamool Congress. He was Born on 1 September 1947 in Meghalaya.

Padma Parvati Lakshmi Vaidyanathan, an American author, actress, model, and television host. She is the host of the US cooking competition program Top Chef. Padma Parvathi Lakshmi Vaidyanathan was born into a middle-class Tamil family in Madras (now Chennai), India. Her mother Vijaya is a retired nurse. His father is a retired executive of the pharmaceutical company Pfizer. When she was two years old, her parents divorced. Both his parents later remarried, and he has a younger half-brother and half-sister from his father’s side. She was Born on 1 September 1970 in Tamilnadu.

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Death Anniversary

1 September in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:

Guru Amardas (5 April 1479 – 1 September 1574), the third Sikh Guru, was appointed Guru at the age of 73. He held the position of Guru from March 26, 1552, to September 1, 1574. Guru Amardas became famous for his plan to divide Punjab into 22 Sikh provinces and to send out missionaries. He was highly respected for his intelligence and piety. It was said that the Mughal emperor Akbar used to take advice from him, and Akbar took food in his caste-neutral langar. The city of Goindwal became a center of Sikh studies under the guidance of Guru Amardas. To remove the evils like untouchables, ‘Langar Parampara’ was started. Guru Amardas was of Vaishnavism in the beginning and used to earn his livelihood from agriculture and trade. Once he got to hear the post of Guru Nanak. Impressed by this, Amardas went to Angad, the second Guru of the Sikhs, and became his disciple. Guru Angad bestowed him with Gurupad in his last time in 1552. He died on 1 September 1574 in Panjab.

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Notable events on 1 September in Indian and World History

1 September 1770  Hannah Glasse, an English cookery writer of the 18th century, died.

1 September 1904 – Aya Kōda – a Japanese writer of novels, short stories and essays – was born.

1 September 1908 – Filopimin Finos – a Greek film producer – was born.

1 September 1930 – Fatima Surayya Bajia – a renowned Pakistani playwright, author, and drama writer– was born.

1 September 1940 – Annie Ernaux, a French writer, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

1 September 1947 – Indian Standard Time was adopted on this day.

1 September 1956 – Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) was established.

1 September 1956 – After the reorganization of the states, Tripura became a union territory.

1 September 1962 – Establishment of Shivaji University in Kolhapur, Maharashtra.

1 September 1964 – Indian Oil Corporation was formed by the merger of Indian Oil Refinery and Indian Oil Company in 1964.

1 September 1970 – Francois Mauriac, a French novelist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, died.

1 September 1877 – Francis William Aston, a British scientist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

1 September 1988 – Luis Walter Alvarez, an American experimental physicist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, died.

1 September 2008 – The then Finance Minister P. Chidambaram announced the appointment of D. Subbarao as the 22nd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.

1 September 2009 – Vice Admiral Nirmal Kumar Verma was appointed as the Chief of the Indian Navy.

1 September 2009 – The Supreme Court gave notice to the state government in the matter of banning Jaswant Singh’s book in Gujarat.


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