23 November in Indian and World History

23 November in Indian and World History

23 November in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 23 November is the birth anniversary of Nirad Chandra Chaudhuri, Krishna Chander, and Geeta Dutt.

23 November is also observed as the death anniversary of Sakharam Ganesh Deuskar, and Jagdish Chandra Bose.

Birth Anniversary

23 November in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:

Nirad Chandra Chaudhuri (23 November 1897 – 1 August 1999), an Indian-born Bengali and English writer and scholar, whose last book was ‘Three Horsemen of the New Apocalypse’ was published just days before his hundredth birthday. He was born on 23 November 1914 in Kishoreganj, East Bengal.

Krishna Chander (23 November 1914 – 8 March 1977), a prominent Hindi story writer. He was a story writer in Hindi and Urdu. He was honored with ‘Padma Bhushan’ in 1969 by the Government of India in the field of literature and education. He wrote mainly in Urdu, but after the independence of India wrote mainly in Hindi. He was born on 23 November 1914 in Wazirabad, Gujranwala (now in Pakistan).

Geeta Dutt (23 November 1930 – 20 July 1972), a well-known playback singer in Indian cinema, enthralled millions of listeners for nearly three decades with her captivating voice. The famous actor, producer-director Guru Dutt was the husband of the playback singer Geeta Dutt, who gave voice to the songs of this film at the end of the classic film ‘Pyaasa‘. He was born on 23 November 1930 in Faridpur, Bangladesh.

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Death Anniversary

23 November in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:

Sakharam Ganesh Deuskar (17 December 1869 – 23 November 1912), a revolutionary writer, historian, and journalist. He was such a thinker of Indian awakening, whose thinking and writing had a wonderful confluence of locality and all-India. He was a staunch follower of Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak and was known as ‘Tilak of Bengal’ due to public awareness in Bengal. He also made constant efforts for the promotion of Hindi. He died on 23 November 1912.

Jagdish Chandra Bose (30 November 1858 – 23 November 1937), an Indian physicist and phytologist. He has also written many great texts, some of which are based on the following topics, such as Reactions of living and non-living (1902), Reaction of plants (1906), Motivational mechanics of plants (1926), etc. Bose died on 23 November 1937.

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Notable events on 23 November in Indian and World history

23 November 1165 – Pope Alexander III returned to Rome after the exile.

23 November 1744 – British Prime Minister John Cartery resigned.

23 November 1873 – The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi, was taken over by French troops.

23 November 1890 – General elections were held in Italy.

23 November 1892 – Belgium defeated Arabia in the Battle of Lomani Congo.

23 November 1904 – The conclusion of the third Olympic Games in St. Louis, USA.

23 November 1923 – The coalition government of Germany’s Gustav Stresemann collapsed.

23 November 1946 – a massive fire broke out on a French Navy ship in Haipyong city of Vietnam, killing six thousand people.

23 November 1983 – The first Commonwealth Summit was held in India.

23 November 1984 – a fire at Oxford Circus station, London’s busiest, killed nearly a thousand people.

23 November 1996 – A hijacked Ethiopian plane crashed into the Indian Ocean when it ran out of fuel. A total of 175 people, including the crew, were on board the plane, of whom at least 100 were killed.

23 November 1997 – Sahitya Akademi Award winner Nirad C Chaudhary completed 100 years of his life.

23 November 2002 – The G-20 meeting started in New Delhi.

23 November 2006 – The US lifted sanctions on Russian jet manufacturing company Sukhoi.

23 November 2007 – The Labor Party won the election in Australia.

23 November 2009 – 32 media persons were killed in the Philippines.

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