24 March in Indian and World History

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24 March in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 24 March is the birth anniversary of Satyendra Prasanno Sinha, Haribhau Upadhyay, and Galla Jayadev.

24 March is also observed as the death anniversary of Queen Elizabeth I, and Radhikaraman Prasad Singh.

Birth Anniversary

24 March is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personality:

Satyendra Prasanno Sinha (24 March 1863 – 4 March 1928) was a famous Indian advocate and politician, whose legal career was very successful. He was also made the Advocate General of Bengal. He was the first Indian to have the honor of entering the Viceroy’s Council as a Law Member. Satyendra Prasano Sinha was given the title of ‘Lord’ after the First World War. He was born on 24 March 1863 in Birbhum district, Bengal.

Haribhau Upadhyay (24 March 1892 – 25 August 1972) was a famous writer and nationalist of India. His special contribution to Hindi literature is the adaptation of valuable books by him. In addition to many original works, he translated Jawaharlal Nehru’s ‘Meri Kahani’ and History of Congress written by Pattabhi Sitaramaiya into Hindi. Many books of Haribhau ji have been received by the Hindi literary world today. Influenced by Mahatma Gandhi, He jumped into the national movement. He had to go to jail several times in the old Ajmer princely state. After attaining independence, he was elected the Chief Minister of Ajmer. Haribhau ji was born on 24 March 1892 in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.

Galla Jayadev is a famous politician and industrialist from Andhra Pradesh. He is also known as Jaidev Galla, Jai Galla, or Galla Jaydev. He is the Managing Director of Amara Raja Group. Galla Jayadeva is a member of the 16th Lok Sabha of India representing the Guntur Lok Sabha constituency. He is a member of the Telugu Desam Party. He was born on 24 March 1966.

Read More: 23 March in Indian and World History

Death Anniversary

24 March is also observed as the death anniversary of the following personality:

Queen Elizabeth I was the Queen of England. The East India Company, which ruled India for a long time, was started as a result of the charter granted by Queen Elizabeth I on the last day of the year 1600 AD. In this charter, the Company was given the right to trade in the East Indies. She died on 24 March 1603 in Surrey, England.

Radhikaraman Prasad Singh (10 September 1890 – 24 March 1971) has a prominent place among modern Hindi prose writers. He created literature in all the disciplines of story, prose, poetry, novel, memoir, and drama. He was associated with many literary, cultural, and educational institutions in the country. He died on 24 March 1971.

Read More: 22 March in Indian and World History

Notable events on 24 March in Indian and World History

24 March 1834 – William Morris, a British textile designer, poet, writer, and socialist activist, was born.

24 March 1874 – Harry Houdini, a Hungarian-American escape artist, magic man, and stunt performer, was born.

24 March 1881 – Béla Bartók, a Hungarian composer, pianist, and ethnomusicologist, was born.

24 March 1884 – Peter Debye a Dutch American physicist chemist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

24 March 1906 – Klavdiya Shulzhenko, a Soviet popular female singer and actress, was born.

24 March 1906 – Kitty O’Neil, once crowned the fastest woman in the world, was born.

24 March 1912 – Dorothy Irene Height, an American civil rights and women’s rights activist who dedicated her life to fighting for equality and justice, was born.

24 March 1917 – John Kendrew a British biochemist, crystallographer, and Nobel Prize Laureate was born.

24 March 1926 – Dario Fo, an Italian playwright, actor, director, political activist,  and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

24 March 1996  Lola Beltrán – a Mexican actress and singer – died.

23 March 1998 – 250 people were killed and 3000 were injured due to a strong storm in the medium of Dantan in India.

23 March 1999 – P.N. Bhagwati (India) has been elected as the Vice-Chairman of the United Nations Human Rights Committee for the second consecutive term.

24 March 2002 – Cesar Milstein an Argentine-born biochemist and Nobel Prize Laureate, died.

23 March 2003 – World Tuberculosis Day was celebrated around the world to raise public awareness for the prevention of tuberculosis and to continue its control efforts.

23 March 2007 – Matthew Hayden of Australia scored the fastest century of the World Cup.

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