17 July in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 17 July is the birth anniversary of Ravi Kishan Shukla, Nirmaljit Singh Sekhon, and Admiral Sunil Lanba.

17 July is also observed as the death anniversary of Lalmani Mishra, and Kanan Devi.

Birth Anniversary

17 July in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:

Ravi Kishan Shukla, popularly known as Ravi Kishan, is an Indian actor and television personality who works in Hindi cinema and Bhojpuri cinema. he participated in Bigg Boss in 2006. Ravi Kishan’s upcoming film Batla House which is a Bollywood film. and Subway which is a Bhojpuri film. Elected MP from Gorakhpur seat of Uttar Pradesh in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Shukla was Bron on 17 July 1971 (age 49) in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh.


Nirmaljit Singh Sekhon (17 July 1943 –14 December 1971), an Indian person awarded the Param Vir Chakra. He received this honor posthumously in 1971. Flying Officer Nirmaljit Singh Sekhon, the only winner of the Param Vir Chakra from the Indian Air Force, was martyred in that warfighting against Pakistan in 1971. In which India was victorious and an eastern part of it broke away from Pakistan, becoming an independent nation by the name of Bangladesh. At this time Nirmaljit Singh was promptly posted at Srinagar Air Force airport and Nirmaljit Singh was considered a maestro for his charisma on net airplanes. He was Bron 17 July 1943 in Panjab.

Admiral Sunil Lanba, a retired Indian naval officer Sunil Lanba. who served as the 23rd Chief of the Naval Staff of the Indian Navy? He assumed office on 31 May 2016 after Admiral Robin K. Dhowan and demitted office three years later on 31 May 2019. During this time, he also served as Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee and Honorary Aide-de-Camp to the President of India. He got Award Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Ati Vishist Seva Medal. Lanba was Bron on 17 July 1957 in Palwal Panjab.



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Death Anniversary

17 July in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:

Lalmani Mishra (11 August 1924 – 17 July 1979), a sage of the Indian music world, was as well known for his scholarship as his art. Dr. Lalmani Mishra, rich in versatility, while listening to Ustad Abdul Aziz Khan of Patiala, secretly developed the instrumental technique for the bizarre Veena, as well as researched the history and development sequence of Indian musical instruments. For the first time in human history, it was possible to listen to the twenty-two Shrutis ordained by Bharata Muni on the Shruti-Veena, a musical instrument created by Dr. Mishra. He died on 17 July 1979.

Kanan Devi (22 April 1916 – 17 July 1992), was an Indian actress and singer. Kanan is among the early singing stars of Indian cinema and is credited popularly as the first star of Bengali cinema. Kanan Devi, as the first lady of the Bengali screen, received many honors for her contribution to Indian cinema. An honorary degree from Vishwabharati, the Padma Shree in 1968, and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1976. She died on 17 July 1992.



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Notable events on 17 July in Indian and World History

17 July 1588  Mimar Sinan, a renowned Ottoman architect and civil engineer who is widely considered one of the greatest architects in history, died.

17 July 1850 – Harvard Observatory took the first photograph of the star on this day.

17 July 1888 – Shmuel Yosef Agnon an Israeli writer, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

17 July 1893 – Arthur Shrewsbury of England became the first cricketer to score 1000 runs in Test cricket.

17 July 1898 – Spain-America War, Spanish army surrenders to the United States in the Santiago region of Cuba.

17 July 1912 – The International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAF) was founded in Sweden.

17 July 1917 – George V changed the family surname to Windsor in 1917. Earlier this royal family was known as the German royal house ‘Sachs Coburg und Gotha’.

17 July 1921 – Toni Stone, the first of three women to play professional baseball full-time for the Indianapolis Clowns, was born.

 17 July 1947 – The Indian passenger ship Ramdas got stuck in a storm near Mumbai and sank. 625 people died.

17 July 1948 – Women in the country were declared eligible for any kind of civil services, including the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service.

17 July 1950 – India’s first plane crashed in Pathankot.

17 July 1972 – For the first time, two women began training in Chantico as US intelligence agency FBI agents.

17 July 1974 – The bombing at the Tower of London injured 41 people.

17 July 1976 – The 21st Modern Olympic Games were held in Montreal on this day.

17 July 1994 – The first fragment of the comet Shumaker Levi-9 collided with Jupiter.

17 July 1995 – Forbes magazine named Microsoft founder Bill Gates as the richest man in the world.

17 July 2006 – The Discovery spacecraft landed safely on Earth completing its 13-day space journey at the Space Center in Cape Canaveral (Florida).

17 July 2008 – NATO forces living in Afghanistan attacked terrorists hiding in Pakistan with missiles and helicopters.

17 July 2013 – Floods killed 58 people in China’s Sichuan province on this day.

17 July 2014 – Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed killing 283 passengers and 15 crew.

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