25 April in Indian and World history
25 April in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 25 April is the birth anniversary of Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna, Krishnananda Saraswati, Al Pacino, Haidar al-Abadi, Dinesh D’ Souza, Arijit Singh, and Kamal Khan.
25 April is also observed as the death anniversary of Anders Celsius, Mir Sultan Khan, Swami Ranganathananda, and Brij Bhushan Tiwari.
25 April in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:
Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna (25 April 1919 – 17 March 1989), an Indian National Congress Leader and also became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh in 1973 for a short period of time. He was jailed as a part of the Quit India movement from 1942 to 1946. He was born on 25 April 1919 in Bughani, Uttar Pradesh.
Krishnananda Saraswati (25 April 1922 – 23 November 2001), a follower of Sivananda Saraswati and served as the General Secretary of the Divine Life Society in Rishikesh. He worked as an editor of the Divine Life Society’s monthly paper, Divine Life. He followed Vedanta’s philosophy. He was born on 25 April 1922 in Puttur, Uttar Pradesh.
Al Pacino is an American actor and filmmaker. Pacino made his film debut in 1969 with a brief appearance in “Me, Natalie”. Pacino has been nominated and has won many awards during his acting career, including nine Oscar nominations in which he won one. Pacino has won four Golden Globe awards, one BAFTA award, two Primetime Emmy Awards for his work on television, and two Tony Awards for his stage work. Some of his best films are The Godfather (1972), The Godfather part II (1974), The Insider (1999), The Merchant of Venice (2004), Paterno (2018), etc. He was born on 25 April 1940 in New York, U.S.
Haidar al-Abadi, an Iraqi politician who became the Prime Minister of Iraq from September 2014 to October 2018. Al-Abadi was included in Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2018. Al-Abadi was awarded a grant from the UK Department of Trade and Industry in 1998. He was born on 25 April 1952.
Dinesh D’Souza, an Indian American right-wing political commentator, provocateur, conspiracy theorist, filmmaker, and author. He belongs to the Republican party. D’Souza has written dozens of books some of the famous books are The End of Racism (1995), What’s So Great About America (2002), The Roots of Obama’s Rage (2010, America: Imagine The World Without Her (2014). He was born on 25 April 1961 in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Arijit Singh, an Indian singer and music composer, and music producer. Arijit got his fame and recognition after the release of the Tum Hi Ho song (Aashiqui 2), before this he also participated in the reality show Fame Gurukul (2005) at the age of 18. He is a versatile singer who can sing almost every type of song. He was born on 25 April 1987 in Jiaganj, Murshidabad, West Bengal.
Kamal Khan is a Bollywood playback singer. His career turnaround came in 2010; he won the singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma singing superstar. Kamal was born on 25 April 1989 in Reeth Kheri village, near Patiala, Punjab.
25 April in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:
Anders Celsius (27 November 1701 – 25 April 1744), a Swedish astronomer, physicist, and mathematician. Celsius proposed an inverted form of Swedish astronomer the Centigrade Temperature scale which was later renamed Celsius in his honour. His thermometer was calibrated with a value of 0 for the freezing point of water and 100 for the boiling point. He died on 25 April 1774.
Mir Sultan Khan (1903 – 25 April 1966), the Chess Master of Asia. He won the trophy of the British Chess Championship (1932) Sultan Khan rose to the top of the chess world, playing on even terms with the world’s best players. He died on 25 April 1966 at the age of 63.
Swami Ranganathananda (15 December 1908 – 25 April 2005), a popular teacher and lecturer on Indian spiritual culture. His philosophy was Vedanta. He has authored more than 50 books. His famous book includes Eternal Values for a Changing Society and commentaries on the messages of the Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads. He died at the Woodlands Medical Centre, Kolkata on 25 April 2005.
Brij Bhushan Tiwari (13 October 1941 – 25 April 2012), a politician and National vice president of the Samajwadi Party. He also becomes a Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha representing Uttar Pradesh. He died on 25 April 2012 at the age of 70.
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Notable events on 25 April in Indian and World history
25 April 1719 – Deniel Defoe publishes “Robinson Crusoe” regarded as the 1st English novel.
25 April 1941 – Hitler signed Directive 28, ordering the invasion of Crete. German engineers landed near the bridge in gliders, while parachute infantry attacked the perimeter defence. The bridge was damaged in the fighting, which slowed the German advance and gave the Allies time to evacuate 18,000 troops to Crete and 23,000 to Egypt, albeit with the loss of most of their heavy equipment.
25 April 1953 – Francis Crick and James Watson’s discovery of the double-helix structure of DNA is published in “Nature” magazine.
25 April 1954 – The first solar battery is made from silicon, it was 6% efficient.
25 April 1975 – USSR performs an underground nuclear test.
25 April 1982 – Color broadcasting started on television in Delhi for the first time.
25 April 2005 – 107 die in the Amagasaki rail crash in Japan.
World Malaria Day
World Malaria Day is an opportunity to highlight the need to continue investment and political commitment to malaria prevention and control. The initiative was initiated by the WHO Member States at the 2007 World Health Assembly. World Malaria Day is celebrated on the 25th of April since 2007 when it was established. The day was established to provide “education and understanding of malaria” and spread information on national malaria-control strategies, including community-based activities for malaria prevention and treatment in different areas.