21 July in Indian and World History

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21 July in Indian and World History

21 July in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 21 July is the birth anniversary of Umashankar Joshi, Chetan Pratap Singh Chauhan, and Aditya Srivastava.

21 July is also observed as the death anniversary of Womesh Chandra Banerjee, and Gangubai Hangal.

Birth Anniversary

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

Umashankar Joshi (21 July 1911 – 19 December 1988), a Jnanpith awardee and a famous writer of the Gujarati language. His nickname is ‘Vasuki’. His formal education was completed in blocks. Left school in 1930 to participate in the non-cooperation movement. The major works of Umashankar Joshi are- Vishwashanti (in 6 volumes) Gangotri, Nishith, Gulepoland, Pratika, Aasthya, and Vasant Varsha, Mahaprasthan (poetry texts), Abhigya (one single); dreamy, He holds the top position among the writers of modern and Gandhi era. Joshi was Bron on 21 July 1911 in Sabarkantha District, Gujarat.

Chetan Pratap Singh Chauhan (21 July 1947 – 16 August 2020), an Indian cricketer who played 40 Test cricket matches for the Indian cricket team. He played most of the cricket matches in the 1970s, opening the innings with former cricketer Sunil Gavaskar. He was admitted to the hospital after being found corona infected. Meanwhile, kidney infection increased, and he was referred to Medanta Hospital in Gurugram. Here he died on Sunday during treatment. Chauhan was 72 years old. Chauhan was Bron on 21 July 1947 in up.

Aditya Srivastava, a theater artist, Indian film, and television actor. Aditya is best known for his role as Senior Inspector Abhijeet in India’s longest-running television police procedural C.I.D. After a hiatus owing to his tight schedule in the television industry, he is back to the big screen. As for 2016, his movies Julie 2 and Brina are due to release. He was Born on 21 July 1968 (age 52) in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Death Anniversary

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

Womesh Chandra Banerjee (29 December 1844 – 21 July 1906), the first President of the Indian National Congress and a prominent lawyer of the Calcutta High Court. They were influenced by the British rule in India and considered it good for the country. He was elected president of the first session of the Indian National Congress in 1885. He was again made the President of the Congress session held in Allahabad in 1892 AD. In 1902 AD, he settled in England. He continued to promote the movement of the Indian National Congress till his death in 1906. He died on 21 July 1906.

Gangubai Hangal (5 March 1913 – 21 July 2009), a famous Khayal singer from India. Representing the Kirana Gharana of Indian Classical Music, Gangubai Hangal has contributed to the music field for more than half a century by crossing caste barriers. Gangubai never gave up and remained steadfast in her musical path and carved a place for herself among the stalwarts of Hindustani classical music. By the year 1945, he gave several public performances in different cities across the country based on kayaks, bhajans, and thumris. She was also a regular voice on All India Radio. Gangubai Hangal received many honors and awards from the state of Karnataka and the Government of India. He was awarded the Karnataka Sangeet Nritya Akademi Award in 1962, Padma Bhushan in 1971, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1973, Dinanath Pratishthan in 1997, and Padma Vibhushan in 2002. She died on 21 July 2009.

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Notable events on 21 July in Indian and World History

21 July 1796  Robert Burns, a Scottish poet and lyricist, died.

21 July 1831 – The day is considered to mark the start of the modern Kingdom of Belgium.

21 July 1899 Ernest Hemingway, an American novelist, short-story writer, journalist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

21 July 1904 – After 13 years of construction work, Russia completed the 4607 km long Trans-Siberian Rail Linework.

21 July 1911 – Marshall McLuhan –  a Canadian professor, philosopher, and communication theorist who became one of the most influential media theorists of the 20th century– was born.

21 July 1923 – Rudolph A. Marcus, a Canadian-born chemist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

21 July 1944 – Jovelina Pérola Negra – a Brazilian samba singer and songwriter – was born.

21 July 1947 – The Constitution adopted the national flag on this day.

21 July 1960 – in Sri Lanka (then Ceylon), Sirimavo Bandaranaike became the world’s first female prime minister.

21 July 1962 – There was a war on the border between India and China.

21 July 1963 – Kashi Vidyapeeth got university status on this day.

21 July 1967Albert Lutuli, a prominent South African leader, and Nobel Prize Laureate, died.

21 July 1969 – Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon on this day.

July 1988 21 – INSAT-1C was launched from Koru to 93.5° East position in 1988 to make the INSAT system fully capable.

21 July 2004 Edward Butts Lewis, an American geneticist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, died.

21 July 2007 – Pratibha Patil became the first woman President of India.

21 July 2008 – Rambaran Yadav, a senior leader of the Nepali Congress, was elected the first President of Nepal.

21 July is observed as International Drug Users’ Remembrance DayIt is aimed to remember those who have died as a direct or indirect result of drug use, bad policy or unjust drug law. Often, people’s lives are cut short due to the criminalization and stigmatization because of using drugs.

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