25 February in Indian History

25 February in Indian History

25 February in Indian history is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. Today is the birth anniversary of Ravishankar Vyas,Meher Baba, Farokh Engineer, and Danny Denzongpa. Today, 25 February, is also observed as the death anniversary of Hans Raj Khanna.

Birth Anniversary

Today, 25 February, in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:

Ravishankar Vyas (25 February 1884 – 1 July 1984), an Indian independence activist, a social worker. He had an influence from Arya Samaj. He worked with Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel. He left his rights on ancestral property and joined the Indian Independence Movement in 1921. 1942, he also participated in Quit India Movement. After Independence, he continued working for social welfare. Until his death, it was a tradition that every newly appointed Chief Minister of Gujarat visits him for blessings after taking the oath of office. He was born on 25 February 1884 in Gujrat, India.

Meher Baba (25 February 1894 – 31 January 1969), an Indian spiritual master. He was an icon of spiritualism and a core figure in the “Meher Baba Movement”. He had millions of followers, primarily concentrated in India. He also had followers from the United States, Europe, and Australia. He was born to Irani Zoroastrian parents in 1894 in Pune, India.

Farokh Engineer, a former Indian batsman and wicketkeeper.  He played 46 Tests for India, and he played first-class cricket for Bombay in India from 1959 to 1975 and for Lancashire in England from 1968 to 1976.   He was born in a Parsi family in Mumbai on 25 February 1938.

Danny Denzongpa, an Indian actor, singer, and film director. He acted in around 190 Hindi films since 1971. He also worked in Bengali, Nepali, Tamil, and Telugu films. Danny is known for numerous roles as a villain and remarkable career for more than 4 decades. He also starred in the movie ‘Seven Years in Tibet’ alongside Brad Pitt. In 2003, he was honoured with Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award in India. He was born on 25 February 1948 to a Buddhist family in  Sikkim, India.

Death Anniversary

Today, 25 February, in Indian history is remembered as death anniversary of following personalities:

Hans Raj Khanna (3 July 1912 – 25 February 2008), an Indian judge. He entered the Indian judiciary in 1952 as an Additional District and Sessions Judge and subsequently was elevated as a judge to the Supreme Court of India in 1971 where he continued till his resignation in 1977. In 1982 Khanna was nominated for President of India, as a combined opposition candidate supported by as many as nine opposition parties.[3] However, the Congress Party had a huge majority numerically and he lost to Giani Zail Singh. In 1999, he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in recognition of his career in judicial service, the second-highest civilian honor given by the Government of India. He died on 25 February 2008 in New Delhi, India, at an age of 95.

Notable events on 25 February in Indian and World history

25 February 1980 – The Surinamese Armed Forces (SKM) led by Dési Bouterse overthrew the government of Prime Minister Henck Arron. It is observed as “day of revolution” in Suriname.

25 February 1910 – The 13th Dalai Lama fled from the Chinese and took refuge in India.

25 February 1932 – Hilter being stateless for seven years, obtained German citizenship. He terminated his Austrian citizenship in 1925 and did not acquire German citizenship for almost seven years. He remained stateless for the duration. On 25 February 1932, the interior minister of Brunswick, Dietrich Klagges, who was a member of the Nazi Party, appointed Hitler as administrator for the state’s delegation to the Reichsrat in Berlin, making Hitler a citizen of Brunswick and thus of Germany.

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