14 April in Indian and World History

Saurav Singh
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14 April in Indian and World History

14 April in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 14 April is the birth anniversary of Prabhashankar Patni, Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, Puranchand Joshi, and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.

14 April is also observed as the death anniversary of Manju Singh, Girish Chandra Saxena, and Jamshedji Jijabhai.

Birth Anniversary

14 April is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personality:

Prabhashankar Patni (14 April 1862 – 16 October 1938) was a prominent public activist in Gujarat. He was close to Gandhiji. In Bhavnagar, Prabhashankar Patni carried forward the constructive works of Harijan Uddhaar, Mahila Jagran, etc. Prabhashankar Patni was a member of the Governor’s Executive in Mumbai and the Viceroy’s Executive in Delhi. He was born on 14 April 1862 in Saurashtra.

Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (14 April 1891 – 6 December 1956) was a Bahujan political leader and also a Buddhist revivalist. He is also known as Babasaheb. Ambedkar spent his entire life fighting against the Chaturvarna system of Hinduism and the caste system prevalent in Indian society. He is also credited with starting the Dalit movement of the Buddhist superpowers. Ambedkar has also been awarded the Bharat Ratna which is India’s highest civilian award. As a result of his important achievements and invaluable service to the country. He was born on 14 April 1891.

Puranchand Joshi (14 April 1907 – 9 November 1980) was a freedom fighter and a founding member of the Communist Party of India. He was popularly known as Joshi. Puran Chand Joshi was also punished in the Meerut Conspiracy Case in 1929. He became the General Secretary of the Communist Party in 1936 and in 1951, the magazine ‘India Today’ was brought out from Allahabad. He was born on 14 April 1907 in Almora district, Uttaranchal.

Ustad Ali Akbar Khan (14 April 1922 – 18 June 2009) was a musician and sarod player. Ustad Khan was active in presenting Indian music to Western audiences. His music was rooted in the Hindustani (Northern) tradition of Indian music. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1971 and the Padma Vibhushan in 1988 by the Government of India and has kept the Indian classical music flag flying high in the world for the past five decades. Ustad Ali Akbar Khan was born on 14 April 1922.

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Death Anniversary

14 April is also observed as the death anniversary of the following personality:

Manju Singh (1948 – 14 April 2022) was a well-known actress in Indian Hindi cinema and also a good producer. He had produced many shows for which he was highly appreciated. Manju Singh made her small screen debut in the early 1980s with the first sponsored program ‘Show Theme’. Significantly, Manju Singh was especially known for Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s 1979 release ‘Golmaal’. She played the character of a girl named ‘Ratna’ in this film. Apart from this, she was also a well-known name in the TV industry. She died on 14 April 2022.

Girish Chandra Saxena (5 January 1928 – 14 April 2017) was the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. He joined the IPS and held several positions in the police. Retired as the director of the ‘Research and Analysis Wing’, India’s top intelligence agency. Girish Chandra Saxena took over as the head of state for the second time on 2 May 1998. He died on 14 April 2017.

Jamshedji Jijabhai (15 July 1783 – 14 April 1859) was a very wealthy philanthropist from his business. Jamshed ji Jijabhai’s name is mostly because of his charity. He died on 14 April 1859.

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Notable events on 14 April in Indian and World History

14 April 1126 – Averroes, a medieval Muslim polymath who made significant contributions in various fields, including philosophy, medicine, law, and astronomy, was born.

14 April 1629 – Christiaan Huygens, a Dutch mathematician, physicist, engineer, astronomer, and inventor, was born.

14 April 1832 – Wilhelm Busch, a German humorist, poet, illustrator, and painter, was born.

14 April 1995 – Announcement of closure of Chornobyl nuclear power plant located in Ukraine by the year.

14 April 1935 Emmy Noether, a German mathematician who made many important contributions to abstract algebra, died.

14 April 1896 – Alfredo Volpi, a renowned Italian-Brazilian artist known for his contributions to Brazilian modern art, was born.

14 April 1912 – Robert Doisneau, was a French photographer. From the 1930s, he photographed the streets of Paris, was born.

14 April 1919 – Sanda Bunsidth, skilled and creative weaver, was born.

14 April 1947 – Oliver De Coque, was a Nigerian musician, singer, and songwriter, was born.

14 April 1964  Rachel Louise Carson – an American marine biologist, writer, and conservationist – died.

14 April 1980 – Gianni Rodari an Italian writer and journalist renowned for his exceptional contributions to children’s literature – died.

14 April 2000 – India became Asia Cup cricket champion for the fourth time.

14 April 1999 – Malaysia’s ousted Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim was sentenced to six years imprisonment in a corruption case.

14 April 2000 – The Parliament of Russia approved the ‘Start-2’ nuclear arms reduction treaty between the United States and Russia.

14 April 2002 – Death of Serbian leader facing trial in International Court.

14 April 2003 – Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon agreed to remove some Jewish settlements from the West Bank.

14 April 2004 – US President George Bush announced not to allow Iraq to become another Vietnam.

14 April 2005 – India and America made a historic agreement to open their respective flight areas to each other’s airlines.

14 April 2006 – First Buddhist World Conference started in China.

14 April 2010 – 123 people died in a cyclonic storm in West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Orissa.

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