19 January in Indian and World History

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19 January in Indian and World History

19 January in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 19 January is the birth anniversary of Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar, Kaifi Azmi, and Soumitra Chatterjee. 19 January is also observed as the death anniversary of Maharana Pratap, Devendranath Tagore, Osho Rajneesh, and Upendranath Ashk.

Birth Anniversary

19 January in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:

Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar (19 January 1898 – 2 September 1976), one of the well-known writers of the Marathi language. His fine essays are very much liked due to his language style etc. In addition to novels and short stories, he wrote plays, essays, and critical essays. Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar was also honored with the ‘Sahitya Akademi Award’, ‘Padma Bhushan’ and ‘Jnanpith Award’ (1974). He was born on 19 January 1898 in Sangli, Maharashtra.

Kaifi Azmi (19 January 1919 – 10 May 2002), a famous Urdu poet in the film industry. The original name of Kaifi Azmi was Akhtar Hussain Rizvi. Kaifi Azmi had a natural poetic talent and he started doing poetry at a young age. He was born on 19 January 1919.

Soumitra Chatterjee (19 January 1935 – 15 November 2020), a famous Bengali actor. Noted Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee, who declined the National Award in 2001, was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest honor of Indian cinema, in 2011. He was selected for the award, giving preference to actors Pran, Manoj Kumar, and actress Vyjayanthimala. Soumitra Chatterjee was the first Bengali person to receive the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. He was born on 19 January 1935.

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Death Anniversary

19 January in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:

Maharana Pratap (9 May 1540 – 19 January 1597), immortalized in Indian history for valor and determination. He was the king of the Sisodia dynasty in Udaipur, Mewar. Blessed is the date when ‘Mewar-Mukut Mani’ Rana Pratap was born on the brave land of Mewar. He was the only hero who did not accept the subordination of the Mughal emperor Akbar in any way. He was always engrossed in safeguarding the pride of the Hindu clan. He died on 19 January 1597 in Chavand, Mewar.

Devendranath Tagore (15 May 1817 – 19 January 1905), the son of Dwarkanath Thakur, a resident of Calcutta, who was an eminent scholar and religious leader. Due to his charity, he received the title of ‘Prince’. He had inherited high social status and debt from his father. Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore was the son of Devendranath Thakur. He died on 19 January 1905.

Osho Rajneesh (11 December 1931 – 19 January 1990), his full name is Chandra Mohan Jain who is better known as ‘Osho Rajneesh’. He became famous for his controversial new religious (spiritual) movement and lived in India and the United States.

Upendranath Ashk (14 December 1910 – 19 January 1996), a novelist, essayist, writer, story writer. Ashk ji composed idealistic, imaginative, or plain romantic compositions. He died on 19 January 1996.

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Notable events on 19 January in Indian and World History

19 January 1668 – The Treaty on the Partition of Spain was signed by Emperor Leopold I and King Louis XIV.

19 January 1812 – Spain captured several important cities under the leadership of the Duke of Bellington.

19 January 1839 – The British East India Company conquered Yemen’s city of Aden.

19 January 1839 – Cezanne, a French painter and Post-Impressionist artist, was born.

19 January 1889 – Sophie Taeuber-Arp, a Swiss artist, painter, sculptor, was born.

19 January 1910 – The commercial and friendly agreements of Bolivia and Germany ended.

19 January 1912 – Leonid Kantorovich a Russian mathematician, economist, and Nobel Laureate, was born.

19 January 1918 – Bolévico dissolved the Constituent Assembly in Petrogad.

19 January 1920 – In France, Alexander Millarand formed the government.

19 January 1921 – The Central American countries of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Costa Rica signed the agreement.

19 January 1926 – José Alfredo Jiménez, a Mexican singer-songwriter and actor, was born.

19 January 1927 – Britain took the decision to send its army to China.

19 January 1938 – Troops supporting General Francisco Franco bombed the cities of Wallacea and Barcelona, killing 900 people.

19 January 1941 – The British army captured Kasalf in the African country of Sudan.

19 January 1942 – Japan occupied Burma (present-day Myanmar) during the Second World War.

19 January 1949 – Israel was recognized by the Caribbean country of Cuba.

19 January 1956 – Sudan became the ninth member of the Arab League.

19 January 1960 – A mutual security agreement was signed between Japan and America.

19 January 1966 – Indira Gandhi, the only daughter of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, was elected the third Prime Minister of India on this day.

19 January 1976  Hidetsugu Yagi, a Japanese electrical engineer from Osaka, died.

19 January 1977 – the city of Miami, which is famous for its beaches, received snow for the first time.

19 January 1981 – Under the agreement between Iran and the US, 55 American hostages were released.

19 January 1994 – the United Nations authorities suspended the evacuation of people from Sarayevo after an attack on a transport plane.

19 January 1995 – Chechnya separatists escaped from Rashtrapati Bhavan and were destroyed by Russian artillery.

19 January 2003 – Sudhir Vyas, an Indian diplomat in Pakistan, was tortured.

19 January 2005 – Sania Mirza became the first Indian woman to reach the third round of the Australian Open in lawn tennis.

19 January 2007 – The decision to confer the Jawaharlal Nehru Award to the Sultan of Oman, Qaboos bin Said bin Taimur Al Said.

19 January 2009 – In 2009 ‘Suryasekhar Ganguly’ won the ‘Parshwanath Chess Title’.

19 January 2013 – Four climbers were killed in an avalanche in Glen Coe, Scotland.

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