13 June in Indian and World History

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13 June in Indian and World History

13 June in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 13 June is the birth anniversary of Ganesh Damodar Savarkar, E.M.S Namboodiripad, Piyush Goyal, Maninder Singh, and Disha Patani.

13 June is also observed as the death anniversary of Sir Gopathi Narayanaswami Chetty, Kirti Choudhary, and Mehdi Hasan Khan.

Birth Anniversary

13 June in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:

Ganesh Damodar Savarkar (13 June 1879 – 16 March 1945), an Indian freedom fighter, nationalist, and founder of the Abhinav Bharat Society. He led an armed movement against the British colonial government in India. He was born on 13 June 1879 in Bhagur, Bombay Presidency, British India (present-day Maharashtra, India).

E.M.S Namboodiripad (13 June 1909 – 19 March 1998), an Indian communist politician and theorist, who served as the first Chief Minister of Kerala state in 1957 – 59 and then again in 1967 – 69. As chief minister, EMS pioneered radical land and educational reforms in Kerala, which helped it become the country’s leader in social indicators. He was born on 13 June 1909 in Perinthalmanna, Madras Presidency, British India (Present-day Malappuram district, Kerala, India).

Piyush Goyal, an Indian politician and cabinet minister of the Government of India holdings the ministry such as Minister of Railways, Minister of Commerce and Industry, and Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution. Before that, he was Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy (2014–2017), and Mines (2016–17). Goyal leads the BJP’s Information Communication Campaign Committee for the Indian General Elections 2014. He was born on 13 June 1964 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India (present-day Mumbai, Maharashtra).

Maninder Singh, a former Indian cricket player, and a cricket commentator. He has represented India in 35 Test matches and 59 One Day Internationals. Maninder’s bowling style was a slow left-arm orthodox spin, and he was considered as a successor to Bishan Singh Bedi, who then held the record as India’s leading spinner in terms of wickets. He was born on 13 June 1965 (age 55) in Pune, India.

Disha Patani, an Indian actress who works primarily in Hindi films. She started her acting career with the Telugu film Loafer (2015) and later made her debut in Hindi films in the sports biopic M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016). Disha’s successful Hindi action films include Baaghi 2 (2018), Bharat (2019), and Malang (2020). She was born on 13 June 1992 in Bareilly Uttar Pradesh, India.

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Death Anniversary

13 June in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:

Sir Gopathi Narayanaswami Chetty (28 September 1881 – 13 June 1950), an Indian merchant, landlord, politician, legislator, and economist. He served as a member of the Council of State, Imperial Legislative Council of India, from 1930 to 1936. Chetty also served as the President of the Madras Corporation. He was a member of the Joint Select Committee of the Reserve Bank of India Bill and played a crucial role in the formation of the Reserve Bank of India. He died on 13 June 1950 at the age of 68 in Madras, India.

Kirti Choudhary (1 January 1934 – 13 June 2008), a famous poetess of Tar Saptak. Literature was inherited by her. She did research on a topic like “the plot element of the novel”. Kirti Choudhary died on 13 June 2008 in London.

Mehdi Hasan Khan (18 July 1927 – 13 June 2012), a Pakistani ghazal singer and playback singer for Lollywood. He was first got recognition as a singer in 1957 on Radio Pakistan as a thumri singer. From here his journey of success started. This ghazal was sung by Mehdi Hassan with classical inputs and after that he did not look back. His Ghazal programs started being organized all over the world. Khan sahib left playback singing due to ill health in the 1980s and kept his distance from music for a long time. In October 2012, HMV Company released his album ‘Sarhaden’, in which he also sang the song Duet with Lata Mangeshkar for the first and last time. Mehdi Hassan sang about 54,000 Ghazals, Geet and Thumri. He was honored with many awards General Ayub Khan honored him with ‘Tamga-e-Imtiaz’, General Zia-ul-Haq with ‘Pride of Performance’, and General Pervez Musharraf with ‘Hilal-e-Imtiaz’ award. Apart from this, the Government of India honored him with the ‘Sehgal Award’ in 1979. He died on 13 June 2012 at the age of 84 in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.

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Notable events on 13 June in Indian and World history

13 June 1420 – Jalaluddin Firoz Shah ascended the throne of Delhi on this day.

13 June 1757 – Robert Clive of the East India Company traveled to Murshidabad to fight against Siraj-ud-Daulah.

13 June 1774 – Road Ireland, the first colony of British America to ban slavery on this day.

13 June 1866 – Aurélia de Souza – a Portuguese painter – was born.

13 June 1870 – Jules Bordet, a Belgian immunologist, microbiologist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

13 June 1911 – Luis Walter Alvarez, an American experimental physicist, inventor, professor, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

13 June 1922 – Theodosia Okoh – a Ghanaian teacher and artist known for designing Ghana’s national flag in 1957 – was born.

13 June 1927 – The American flag was displayed for the first time in America with the right-hand side of the Statue of Liberty.

13 June 1928 – John Forbes Nash Jr., an American mathematician, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

13 June 1932 – England and France signed a peace treaty on this day.

13 June 1940 – Indian Udham Singh, who avenged the murder of Michael O’Dwyer, who was the governor of Punjab at the time of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, was hanged in London.

13 June 1943 – Freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose started his journey from Germany to Tokyo by submarine.

13 June 1944 – Nazi Germany launched an attack with V-1 bombs on this day.

13 June 1946 – Paul Lawrence Modrich, an American biochemist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

13 June 1956 – After being under its control for 72 years, Britain handed over control of the Suez Canal to Egypt.

13 June 1865 – William Butler Yeats an Irish poet, dramatist, writer, and Nobel Laureate, was born.

13 June 1972 – Georg von Bekesy, a Hungarian-American biophysicist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, died.

13 June 1976 – the United Nations Security Council rejected the demand of the Soviet Union to vote on Israel by bringing a resolution.

13 June 1888 – Fernando Pessoa – a Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher, and philosopher – was born.

13 June 1992 –  Pumpuang Duangjan – a Thai megastar – died.

13 June 1993 – Kim Campbell became the first female prime minister of Canada on this day.

13 June 1997 – fire broke out at Uphaar Cinema in Delhi, killing 59 people and injuring over 100.

13 June 2003 – Daniil Akhmitov was appointed as the new Prime Minister of Kazakhstan.

13 June 2005 – Iran agreed to export liquefied natural gas to India for 25 years from the end of 2009.

13 June 2005 – Pop singer Michael Jackson was acquitted in 2005 of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old child.

13 June 2008 – China and Taiwan signed a historic agreement to start the airline on this day.

13 June 2010 – Asteroid Explorer Hayabusa Returns to earth.

13 June 2012 Mehdi Hassan – a Pakistani ghazal singer and playback singer for Lollywood  – died.

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