24 May in Indian and World History

24 May in Indian and World History

24 May in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 24 May is the birth anniversary of Krishna Mohan Banerjee, Kartar Singh Sarabha, K. Jana Krishnamurthi, Bachendri Pal, Rajesh Roshan Lal Nagrath, and Rajdeep Sardesai.

24 May is also observed as the death anniversary of  Tapen Chatterjee, and Shyamanand Jalan.

Birth Anniversary

24 May in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:

Krishna Mohan Banerjee (24 May 1813 – 11 May 1885), a 19th-century Indian thinker who attempted to rethink Hindu philosophy, religion, and ethics in response to the stimulus of Christian ideas. He was born on 24 May 1813 in Calcutta, Bengal, British India.

Kartar Singh Sarabha (24 May 1896 – 16 November 1915), an Indian revolutionary. He became a member of the Ghadar Party at just 15-years-old, and then he became a leading luminary member and started fighting for the Indian independence movement. He was one of the most active members of the movement. In November 1915 in Lahore, he was executed for his role in the movement when he was 19 years old. He was born on 24 May 1896 in Sarabha, Punjab Province, British India.

K. Jana Krishnamurthi (24 May 1928 – 25 September 2007), an Indian political leader who rose to be the President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2001. A former Union Law Minister, and a member of the Parliament of India. He was born on 24 May 1928.

Bachendri Pal, the first Indian woman to climb Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. Bachendri Pal is the 5th female mountaineer in the world to touch the height of Mount Everest, the highest mountain peak in the world. She did this feat on May 23, 1984, at 1:15 pm. Shortly after the ascent of Mount Everest as a member of the Indian expedition team, she successfully led the expedition of a team of women climbing this summit. Similarly, in the year 1994, Bachendri led a 2,500 km long ferry expedition with women from Haridwar to Kolkata in the Ganges River. In 1984, the Gold Medal was awarded for excellence in mountaineering by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation. Bachendri Pal also got many awards such as ‘Padma Shri’ by the government of India in the year 1984, ‘Arjuna Award’ in the year 1986, and the Gold Medal was awarded for excellence in mountaineering by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation in 1984. She was born on 24 May 1954 in Nakuri, Uttarkashi district, Uttarakhand, India.

Rajesh Roshan Lal Nagrath, a Hindi cinema music director and composer, and the son of music director Roshan. He was born on 24 May 1955 in Bombay, Bombay State, India.

Rajdeep Sardesai, an Indian news anchor, journalist, and author. He was a consulting editor and an anchor of India Today Television. Sardesai worked with The Times of India for six years, after joining it in October 1988. He entered television journalism in 1994 as Political Editor of New Delhi Television (NDTV). He was the Managing Editor of both NDTV 24X7 and NDTV India. He hosted popular shows like The Big Fight at NDTV. Sardesai also got The Padma Shri, awarded by the Govt of India in 2008, The International Broadcasters award for coverage of the 2002 Gujarat riots, and the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism award for 2006. He was born on 24 May 1965 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

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Death Anniversary

24 May in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:

Tapen Chatterjee (3 September 1937 – 24 May 2010), a Bengali actor from India who played several roles in Satyajit Ray’s films. He was known for his acting as Goopy Gyne in Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (1968), and its sequels Heerak Rajar Deshe (1980) and Goopy Bagha Phire Elo (1991). He died on 24 May 2010 at the age of 72 in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

Shyamanand Jalan (13 January 1934 – 24 May 2010), an influential Kolkata-based Indian thespian, theatre director, and actor. He is credited for the renaissance period of modern Indian theatre and especially the Hindi theatre in Kolkata from the 1960s to 1980s. Jalan was the Vice-Chairman Sangeet Natak Akademi (1999–2004). He was Founder-director Padatik (1972) a theatre group. Jalan died on 24 May 2010 at the age of 76 in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

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Notable events on 24 May in Indian and World history

24 May 1653 – The German Parliament declared Ferdinand II as King of Austria

24 May 1830 – The first passenger railroad service began in America in 1830.

24 May 1875 – Syed Ahmad Khan founded the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental School in Aligarh which is currently known as Aligarh Muslim University.

24 May 1883 – The Brooklyn Bridge, connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan, opened to traffic.

24 May 1915 – The Thomas Alva Edition invented the telecrib.

24 May 1930 – a woman named Amy Johnson flew alone from London to Australia.

24 May 1931 – The first air-conditioned passenger train was run on America’s Waltmore Ohio route.

24 May 1985 Death of ten thousand people due to cyclonic storm in Bangladesh.

24 May 1986 – Margaret Thatcher becomes Britain’s first Prime Minister to visit Israel.

24 May 2003 – the Prime Minister of Israel, Ariel Sharon, accepted the West Asia Peace Plan.

24 May 2004 – North Korea banned mobile phones.

24 May 2013 – Rafael Correa was sworn in as the Ecuadorian President for the third time.

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