2 March in Indian History

2 March in Indian History

2 March in Indian history is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 2 March the birth anniversary of Vidyasagar, Gayatri Asokan, and Anandji Virji Shah. 2 March is also observed as the death anniversary of Sarojini Naidu and Chandra Kumar Agarwala.

Birth Anniversary

2 March in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:

Anandji Virji Shah, an Indian music director. Together with his brother he formed the Kalyanji-Anandji duo and won the 1975 Filmfare Award for Best Music Director, for Kora Kagaz. He is a recipient of the civilian honour of Padma Shri. He was born on 2 March 1933 in Gujarat, India.

Vidyasagar, an Indian composer, musician, and singer. He works in the Malayalam, Telugu, and Tamil film industries. He is nicknamed “The Melody King”. He worked in over 220 films. He is the recipient of the National Award and five Filmfare Awards. He was named after the 19th-century social reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar. He was born on 2 March 1963 in Andhra Pradesh, India.

Gayatri Asokan, a playback singer. She works in Malayalam cinema. She was born on 2 March 1979.

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Death Anniversary

2 March in Indian history is remembered as death anniversary of following personalities:

Chandra Kumar Agarwala, an eminent writer, poet, journalist from Assam. Agarwala was titled as Pratimar Khonikor in Assamese literature. He died on 2 March 1938 in Assam, India.

Sarojini Naidu (13 February 1879 – 2 March 1949), a political activist and ardent supporter of Civil rights and women’s emancipation. She was famously known for her struggle during the Indian independence movement. She was bestowed upon the title of “Nightingale of India” or “Bharat Kokila” by Mahatma Gandhi because of her lyrical quality. She was born in Hyderabad. She got her education in various parts of the World including Madaras, London, and Cambridge. After completing her education, she joined the Indian National Congress and became a follower of Mahatma Gandhi. She was elected as President of the Indian National Congress in 1925 and later became Governor of the United Province in 1947, becoming the first woman to hold the office of Governor in the Dominion of India. She died of cardiac arrest on 2 March 1949 at the Government House in Lucknow.

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Notable events on 2 March in Indian and World history

2 March 1941 First German military units enter Bulgaria after it joins the Axis Pact.

2 March 1952 – The Indian Prime Minister at the time, Jawahar Lal Nehru formally inaugurated the Ammonium Sulphate of Sindri factory. It was the first Government-owned company.

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