23 September in Indian and World History

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23 September in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons.23 September is the birth anniversary of Yusuf Meherali, Ramdhari Singh ‘Dinkar’, and Prem Chopra.

23 September is also observed as the death anniversary of Rao Tularam Singh, and Satyanarayan Shastri.

Birth Anniversary on 23 September

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

Yusuf Meherali (23 September 1903 – 2 July 1950), a freedom fighter and social reformer. Yusuf contributed to the strengthening of the workers and peasant’s organization and due to this he was imprisoned eight times during the freedom struggle. Meher Ali was one of the founders of the Congress Socialist. Yusuf Mehrali took part in the Salt Satyagraha of 1930. In 1934, he was arrested for conspiring against the British Raj and sentenced to two years’ rigorous imprisonment. Meher Ali was one of the founders of the Congress Socialist. He took part in the Vishisht Satyagraha of 1940 and was arrested and put behind the bars on both the occasions. He was Born on 23 September 1903 in Mumbai.

Ramdhari Singh ‘Dinkar’ (23 September 1908 – 24 April 1974), a famous Hindi writer, poet and essayist. ‘Rashtrakavi Dinkar’ is established as the poet of the best heroic rasa of the modern era. He gained immense popularity due to his powerful poems that inspired the revolutionary struggle, filled with national sentiments. Dinkar ji studied History, Philosophy and Political Science from Patna University. In the form of literature, he studied Sanskrit, Bengali, English and Urdu in depth. In the year 1934, he accepted the post of ‘Sub-Registrar’ under the Government of Bihar and remained in this post for about nine years. Satyanarayan Shastri was also the president of ‘All India Saryuparin Pandit Parishad’ and ‘Kashi Shastratha Mahasabha’, patron of ‘Kashi Vidyaparishad’ and ‘Vidvat Pratinidhi Sabha’. He was also the permanent president of ‘Varanasaya Shastratha Mahavidyalaya’ and the founder of ‘Arjuna Darshananand Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya’, Varanasi. He was Born on 23 September 1908 in Bihar.

Prem Chopra, is an Indian actor in Hindi and Punjabi films. He has acted in 380 films over a span of over 60 years. He has a soft-spoken diction despite being a villain in most films. His 19 films, with him as antagonist and Rajesh Khanna in the lead role remain popular with audiences and critics. He became estranged with two of his four brothers in the late 1980s. Chopra had bought a bungalow in 1980 in Delhi, which was jointly owned by him and his father, and his father and one brother used to stay there. Chopra had gotten his brother a job in Delhi and made him stay at the bungalow. But his father, a day before his death, was made to sign a will favouring one of his brothers, taking away Chopra’s rights to the bungalow. Later, an income tax raid happened in that same house, and his brother said in the raid that Chopra had given them the bungalow, but the house still was in name of Prem Chopra. Chopra had two other houses in Bombay as well, which were sold off cheaply by his other brothers without telling him, as they needed the money. He was born on 23 September 1935 in India.

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Death Anniversary on 23 September

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

Rao Tularam Singh (9 December 1825 – 23 September 1863), an Yaduvanshi Ahir King or chieftain of Rewari. He was one of the key leaders of the Indian rebellion of 1857 in Haryana, where he is considered a state hero. On 17 May 1857 he along with his cousin, Rao Gopal Dev, and four to five hundred followers, deposed the local tehsildar and occupied Rewari. He raised a force of about 5000 soldiers and set up a workshop for manufacturing the guns and other ammunition. Rao Tula Ram helped Emperor Bahadur Shah and other rebel forces who were waging war against British in Delhi. The British successfully retaliated and after the battle of Narnaul Rao Tularam moved into Rajasthan and joined the force of Tantia Tope for one year but the forces of the Tantia Tope were defeated by British forces in the battle of Sikar in Rajasthan. Rao Tularam’s estates were confiscated by the British in 1859, though proprietary rights of his two wives were retained. In 1877, his title was restored to his son Rao Yudhister Singh, who was made head of the Ahirwal area. He died on 23 September 1863.

Satyanarayan Shastri (1887 – 23 September 1969), an eminent pandit and medical practitioner of modern Ayurveda. You worked throughout your life to keep alive the Dhaval tradition of Ayurveda. In 1950 AD, this personal doctor was appointed by the first President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad. He was awarded the ‘Padma Bhushan’ in the year 1954 for his contribution in the field of medical science. In 1955, Satyanarayan Shastri was honored with the decoration of ‘Padma Bhushan’, but during the Hindi movement in 1967, you abandoned this decoration. He died on 23 September 1969.

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Notable events on 23 September in Indian and World History

Some of the Notable events on 23 September in World History are mentioned below:

23 September 1872 – Solomiya Krushelnytska was a renowned Ukrainian opera singer, celebrated for her exceptional vocal talent and dramatic performances on the world’s most prestigious stages.

23 September 1901 – Jaroslav Seifert was a prominent Czech poet and writer whose literary contributions left an indelible mark on Czech and world literature.

23 September 1915 – Clifford Shull, an American physicist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

23 September 1915 – Romy Schneider was a beloved Austrian-French actress who enchanted audiences with her beauty, talent, and versatility on the silver screen.

23 September 1917 – Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta better known by his stage name El Santo, was a legendary Mexican professional wrestler and film actor

23 September 1917 – Asima Chatterjee a pioneering Indian chemist celebrated for her groundbreaking contributions to the fields of organic chemistry and medicinal chemistry was born.

23 September 1930 –Ray Charles Robinson known simply as Ray Charles, was an iconic American musician who revolutionized the world of music.

23 September 1939 – The world-famous neurologist Sigmund Freud passed away on this day.

23 September 1929 – The Child Marriage Restraint Bill (Sharda Act) was passed.

23 September 1929 – Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, an Austrian-born chemist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, died.

23 September 1955 – Pakistan signed the Baghdad Accord on this day.

23 September 1965 – The ceasefire order between India and Pakistan on this day.

23 September 1973 – Pablo Neruda a Chilean poet-diplomat, politician, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

23 September 2001 – Firing between British and Taliban forces, United States lifted sanctions on India and Pakistan.

23 September 2003 – Drafting of a democratic constitution in Bhutan on this day.

23 September 2006 – Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf invited Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh for talks.

23 September 2009 – The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) put seven satellites into orbit including the Indian satellite Ocean Sat-2.  C d

23 September Historical Significance

The date of September 23rd holds a rich tapestry of historical events across various eras and regions. For instance, in 1122, the Concordat of Worms was agreed upon, marking a significant development in the resolution of the Investiture Controversy between the church and the Holy Roman Emperor. In 1459, the Battle of Blore Heath, the first major battle of the English Wars of the Roses, took place, shaping the course of English history. Fast forward to 1806, and we have the return of the Lewis and Clark expedition to St. Louis from their groundbreaking exploration of the Pacific Northwest. Additionally, this date in 1846 is noted for the discovery of Neptune, expanding our knowledge of the solar system. Each event that occurred on this day contributed to the historical and cultural fabric of their time, reflecting the dynamic nature of history itself.

Important Days of 23 September in History

Some of the Notable events on 23 September in History are mentioned below:

  • International Day of Sign Languages (Worldwide): A day recognized to support and protect the linguistic identity and cultural diversity of all sign language users.
  • Autumnal Equinox Day (Japan): Marks the day when the day and night are of equal length, signifying the start of autumn.
  • National Great American Pot Pie Day (United States): Celebrates a classic American comfort food, the pot pie.
  • National Public Lands Day (United States): The nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands.
  • International Rabbit Day (Worldwide): Observed on the fourth Saturday of September to promote the protection and care of rabbits both domestic and wild.
  • Saudi Arabia bursts into a festival of green and white as the nation celebrates Saudi National Day.