10 May in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 10 May is the birth anniversary of Alfred John Webb, Pankaj Malik, Subhash C. Kashyap, and Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav.

10 May is also observed as the death anniversary of Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj, and Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari.

Birth Anniversary

10 May in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:

Alfred John Webb (10 May 1834 – 1908), an Irish Quaker from a family of activist printers. He was an Irish Parliamentary Party politician and Member of Parliament (MP). He was the third non-Indian to become the President of the Indian National Congress. He was also a member of the British Parliament. He was born on 10 May 1834 in Ireland.

Pankaj Malik (10 May 1905 – 19 February 1978) was a success in Bengali music and films as well as in Hindi films. He was an expert in classical music. His full name was ‘Pankaj Kumar Malik’. He was such a musician and singer, whose magic of voice has captivated millions of his fans even today. Apart from music and singing, Pankaj Malik, a multi-talented person, was also proficient in acting. He was successful whenever he appeared on the screen. He was born on 10 May 1905 in Calcutta, British India.

Subhash C. Kashyap (10 May 1929), an expert on the Indian Constitution. He is a connoisseur of the Constitution, which is the watchdog of this country. He became the General Secretary of Lok Sabha on 31 December 1983 and remained in this post till 20 August 1990. After that, he was associated with Parliament for 37 years. He has also been honored with ‘Padma Bhushan’. He was born on 10 May 1929 in Chandpur, Bijnor.

Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav, an Indian person awarded the Param Vir Chakra. He received this honor in 1999. The list of soldiers who sacrificed their lives while rescuing the enemy’s sixes on the battlefront is a long one, who brought alive the nation’s excellent gallantry tradition. Four brave soldiers of the Indian Army were awarded the Param Vir Chakra after the Kargil War. One of them is Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav. He was born on 10 May 1980.

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Death Anniversary

Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj (26 July 1874 – 10 May 1922), known as a true democrat and social reformer in India. He is still famous as a priceless gem in the history of Kolhapur. Chhatrapati Sahu Maharaj was such a person who, despite being a king, understood the suffering of the downtrodden and oppressed class and always kept closeness to them. He started the process of providing free education to the children of the downtrodden class. 10 May 1922 in Mumbai.

Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari (25 December 1880, Ghazipur – Died: 10 May 1936, New Delhi) was a renowned physician, a well-known nationalist Muslim leader who participated in the Indian National Movement and lived in Varanasi (formerly Banaras). Contributed in establishing the Nationalist University Kashi Vidyapeeth and Jamia Millia in Delhi. He was born on 25 December 1880 in Ghazipur.

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Notable events on 10 May in Indian and World history

10 May 1503 – The Italian explorer and navigator Columbus discovered the island of Cayman.

10 May 1526 – After victory in the First Battle of Panipat, Babur entered the then capital of India, Akbarabad (Agra).

10 May 1534 – French navigator Jacques Cortier reached Newfoundland.

10 May 1655 – British forces captured Jamaica.

10 May 1774 – After the death of Louis 15th, Louis 16th became King of France.

10 May 1796 – Napoleon defeated Austria at the Battle of Lodi Bridge.

10 May 1824 – The National Gallery of London was opened to the public.

10 May 1857 – India’s first freedom struggle started on this day.

10 May 1857 – In the first battle against the British in Meerut, about 60 km from Delhi, the heroes of Bharat Mata, who served in the British army, killed 50 British soldiers.

10 May 1878 – Gustav Stresemann was a German statesman. In 1926, Gustav Stresemann was awarded the Nobel Prize ,was Born.

10 May 1891 – Mahmoud Mokhtar – an Egyptian sculptor – was born.

10 May 1916 – The historic Ship Port Museum opened in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands.

10 May 1917 – Dr. Sulianti Saroso – Indonesia’s first female doctor – was born.

10 May 1933 – Dr. Tôn Thất Tùng – a Vietnamese physician and humanitarian – was born.

10 May 1940 – Germany invaded Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

10 May 1945 – The Russian army captured Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic.

10 May 1959 – Soviet troops reached Afghanistan.

10 May 1972 – The US conducted a nuclear test in Nevada.

10 May 1980 – The occupation of the Iranian Embassy in London ended.

10 May 1981 – For the first time a cricket match was played at night in Bombay (present-day Mumbai).

10 May 1993 – Santosh Yadav became the first woman mountaineer in the world to reach the world’s highest mountain peak Everest twice.

10 May 1994 – Nelson Mandela was sworn in as the President of South Africa in a historic ceremony in Pretoria.

10 May 2000  Kiyoshi Kuromiya – a Japanese American author and civil rights, anti-war, gay liberation, and HIV/AIDS activist – died.

10 May 2005 – India and Pakistan agreed to start the Lahore-Amritsar bus service.

10 May 1987 – Oscar Arias, a Nobel laureate, was again sworn in as the President of Costa Rica.

10 May 2007 – The International Labor Organization released a report on discrimination in the workplace.

10 May 2012 – two bombings in the Syrian capital Damascus killed 55 people and injured 370 others.

10 May 2014 – The African National Congress won the 2014 general election in South Africa.

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