15 September in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons.15 September is the birth anniversary of Dr. Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, and C.N. Annadurai.

15 September is also observed as the death anniversary of Kuppahalli Sitaramayya Sudarshan, and Kadiri Venkata Reddy.

Birth Anniversary

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

Dr. Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya (15 September 1861 – 14 April 1962) is still remembered with great respect as the “Vishvakarma of modern India”. Dr. Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, who devoted his life in the service of the country as a great engineer, scientist, and builder of his time, is counted among the great talents not only in India but in the world. He was born on 15 September 1861 in Karnataka.

Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay (15 September 1876 – 16 January 1938), an immortal Bengali novelist. The form in which the story-literature of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay was presented, the element of popularity has only increased his reader’s taste. Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay is also the only Indian story writer, whose films were made on most of his classic works and many serials were also made. This has happened again and again with his works Devdas, Characterless and Shrikant. He was born on 15 September 1876 in a village Devanandpur in Hooghly district, West Bengal.

C.N. Annadurai (15 September 1909 – 3 February 1969), a very important influence in Tamil Nadu politics. He was addressed as ‘Anna’ meaning ‘elder brother’. C. N. Annadurai was a popular leader of Tamil Nadu, the first non-Congress Chief Minister of India and the founder of the ‘Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’ party. The story of modern Tamil Nadu is associated with Annadurai, with tobacco-hewn teeth, a stubby beard and a breathtakingly dry voice. C. N. Annadurai was the first leader who had no role in the country’s freedom struggle. Annadurai was never against Indian politics, but he wanted more autonomy for his state in the ‘Indian Constitution’.

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Death Anniversary

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

Kuppahalli Sitaramayya Sudarshan (18 June 1931 – 15 September 2012), the fifth Sarsanghchalak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). In March 2009, Mohan Bhagwat was voluntarily relieved by appointing him as the sixth Sarsanghchalak. He died on 15 September 2012 in Raipur, Chhattisgarh.

Kadiri Venkata Reddy (1 July 1912 – 15 September 1972), an Indian film director, writer, producer and production manager in Telugu cinema, known for his pioneering work in folklore, social and fantasy films.

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Notable events on 15 September in Indian and World history

15 September 1812 – Under the leadership of Napoleon, the French army reached the Kremlin in Moscow.

15 September 1894 – In the Battle of Pyongyang, Japan defeated China.

15 September 1916 – In World War I, tanks were used for the first time in the Battle of the Somme on this day.

15 September 1923  Sayed Darwish, an Egyptian composer, singer, and songwriter, died.

15 September 1929 – Murray Gell Mann, an American physicist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

15 September 1931 – Gandhi-Irwin Pact was signed on this day.

15 September 1937 – Robert Lucas Jr, an American economist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

15 September 1940 – During World War II the British Air Force claimed that it had defeated Hitler’s German Air Force.

15 September 1948 – Independent India’s first flagship INS arrived at the port of Bombay (now Mumbai).

15 September 1959 – Russian leader Nikita Khrushchev became the first leader of the Soviet Union to visit America.

15 September 1959 – India’s national broadcasting service Doordarshan was started on this day.

15 September 1971 – Committed to building a green and peaceful world, Green Peace was established.

15 September 2000 – The 27th Olympic Games started in Sydney.

15 September 2001 – the US Senate approved military action on Afghanistan to the President.

15 September 2003 – WTO negotiations failed in after developing countries erupted over the Singapore issue.

15 September 2004 – British citizen Gurinder Chadha was awarded ‘Woman of the Year’.

15 September 2008 – Crampton Gibbs acquired MSI Group Company of America.

15 September 2008 – Lehman Brothers, one of the largest US banks, declared itself bankrupt. It was by far the largest bankruptcy in American history.

15 September 2017 – The Cassini spacecraft collided with Saturn’s satellite Titan.

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