19 March in Indian and World History

19 March in Indian and World History

19 March in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 19 March is the birth anniversary of Dilawar Hussain, Zafar Rashid Futehally, Sai Parānjpye, Abbas Ali Baig, and Dorjee Khandu.

19 March is also observed as the death anniversary of Madabhushi Ananthasayanam Ayyangar, Jivatram Bhagwandas Kripalani, and Elamkulam Manakkal Sankaran Namboodiripad.

Birth Anniversary

19 March is the birth anniversary of Dilawar Hussain, Zafar Rashid Futehally, Sai Parānjpye, Abbas Ali Baig, and Dorjee Khandu.

Dilawar Hussain (19 March 1907 – 26 August 1967), an Indian Test cricketer. In later years, he took a doctorate in Philosophy and was a double MA degree holder. He served as the Principal of the Government College, London, and the Muslim Anglo-Oriental College in Lahore. He was a founder member of the Cricket Control Board in Pakistan and a selector. He was born on 19 March 1907.

Zafar Rashid Futehally (19 March 1920 – 11 August 2013), an Indian naturalist and conservationist. He was honoured with Padma Shri, India fourth – highest civilian award, by the Government of India in the year 1971. Zafar Futehally was born on 19 March 1920 in Andheri, Bombay, British India.

Sai Parānjpye, a movie director and screenwriter. She is the director of the award-winning movies Sparsh, Katha, Chasme Buddoor and Disha. In 2006, the Government of India honoured her with Padma Bhushan, India third highest civilian award for her contribution. Sai Paranjpye was born on 19 March 1938 in Mumbai.

Abbas Ali Baig, an Indian former cricketer. He coached the Indian cricket team during its tour to Australia in 1991 – 92 and the 1992 Cricket World Cup. He was born on 19 March 1939 in Hyderabad, British India.

Dorjee Khandu (19 March 1955 – 30 April 2011), an Indian politician who served as Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. He was re-elected in the 2009 Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections. He was born on 19 March 1955.

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Death Anniversary

19 March is also observed as the death anniversary of Madabhushi Ananthasayanam Ayyangar, Jivatram Bhagwandas Kripalani, and Elamkulam Manakkal Sankaran Namboodiripad.

Madabhushi Ananthasayanam Ayyangar (4 February 1891 – 19 March 1978), the First Deputy Speaker and then-Speaker of the Lok Sabha in the Indian Parliament. He was Governor of Bihar also.  He died on 19 March 1978 in Andhra Pradesh, India at an age of 87.

Jivatram Bhagwandas Kripalani (11 November 1888 – 19 March 1982), popularly known as Acharya Kripalani, was an Indian politician, noted particularly for holding the presidency of the Indian National Congress during the transfer of power in 1947. Kripalani was a Gandhian socialist, environmentalist, mystic and independence activist. He died on 19 March 1982.

Elamkulam Manakkal Sankaran Namboodiripad (13 June 1909 – 19 March 1998), an Indian communist politician and theorist, who served as the first Chief Minister of Kerala state in 1957 – 59 and then again in 1967 – 69. As chief minister, EMS pioneered radical land and educational reforms in Kerala, which helped it become the country’s leader in social indicators. He died on 19 March 1998 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

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Notable events on 19 March in Indian and World history

19 March 1972 – The India–Bangladesh Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Peace was a 25-year treaty that was signed. The treaty was also known as the Indira–Mujib Treaty, after the signatories of the treaty the Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi and the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

19 March 2013Iraq attacks were a series of coordinated bombings and shootings across the capital Baghdad and several major cities in the north and central parts of the country. At least 98 people were killed, and more than 240 others injured in the wave of violence, which took place on the tenth anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War.

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