13 May in Indian and World History

13 May in Indian and World History

13 May in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 13 May is the birth anniversary of Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, Asaduddin Owaisi, Ravi Shanker, and Benny Dayal.

13 May is also observed as the death anniversary of Joseph Henry, Sukanta Bhattacharya, and R.K.Narayan.

Birth Anniversary

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

Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed (13 May 1905 – 11 February 1977), an Indian Lawyer and Politician who served as the Fifth President of India from 1974 to 1977. He was also the second President of India to Die in Office. He was born on 13 May 1905, Delhi, India.

Asaduddin Owaisi an Indian politician, and the president of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen. He is a four-time Member of Parliament representing the Hyderabad Constituency in Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian Parliament. He is born on 13 May 1969, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Ravi Shanker an Indian Spiritual Leader. He is frequently referred to as “Sri Sri’’, Guru Ji, or Gurudev. He founded the “Art of Living Foundation’’ in 1981, a volunteer – based on NGO providing social support to the people. He was honoured with the Padma Vibhushan, India’s Second Highest Civilian Award. He is born on 13 May 1956, Madras, Tamil Nadu, India.

Benny Dayal an Indian Playback Singer. He is a prominent singer in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati and Marathi Languages. He is a Member of the band S5 launched by SS Music TV channel. He is born on 13 May 1984, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

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Death Anniversary

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

Joseph Henry (17 December 1797 – 13 May 1878), an American scientist who served as the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. He was a member of the United States Lighthouse Board from 1852 until his death. He was appointed chairman in 1871 and served in that position the remainder of his life. He was the only civilian to serve as chairman. He died on 13 May 1878, Washington, D.C, U.S.

Sukanta Bhattacharya (15 August 1926 – 13 May 1947), a Bengali poet and Playwright. He passed away from tuberclusios, three months before India Achieved independence. He died on 13 May 1947, Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India.

R.K.Narayan (10 October 1906 – 13 May 2001), an Indian writer known for his work set in the fictional South Indian town of Malgudi. He received Sahitya Academy Award, Filmfare Award, and Padma Bhushan. He died on 13 May 2001, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Notable events on 13 May in Indian and World history

13 May 1568 – Mary Queen of Scots is defeated at Battle of Langside.

13 May 1913 – 1st four-engined aircraft built and flown (Igor Sikorsky, Russia).

13 May 1952 – Jawaharlal Nehru becomes premier of India.

13 May 1967 – Zakir Husain is elected the third President of India.

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