25 June in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 25 June is the birth anniversary of Chandrashekhar Pandey, Sucheta Kriplani, Vishwanath Pratap Singh, Karisma Kapoor, and Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey.

25 June is also observed as the death anniversary of Nawab Bahadur Yar Jung, Swami Sahajanand Saraswati, and Michael Jackson.

Birth Anniversary

25 June in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:

Chandrashekhar Pandey (25 June 1903 – 1949), one of the famous litterateurs. He had composed many important works, in which ‘Modern Hindi Poetry’ and ‘Raskhan’ are notable poetry. He was born on 25 June 1903 in Banaras, Uttar Pradesh.

Sucheta Kriplani (25 June 1908, Ambala – 1 December 1974) a famous Indian freedom fighter and politician. She was the fourth woman Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and the first woman of India. The committee that gave shape to the Constitution of India included 15 women. She also played an important role in the formation of Indian society along with the constitution. Sucheta Kriplani was born on 25 June 1908 in Ambala, Haryana.

Vishwanath Pratap Singh (25 June 1931 – 27 November 2008), an Indian politician who was the 7th Prime Minister of India from 1989 to 1990 and the 41st Raja Bahadur of Manda. He was given various cabinet posts, including Minister of Finance and Minister of Defence during the Rajiv Gandhi ministry. Singh was also the Leader of the Rajya Sabha from 1984 to 1987. He joined the Indian National Congress party in 1969 and was elected as an Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly member. He was born on 25 June 1931 in Allahabad, United Provinces, British India (present-day Uttar Pradesh, India).

Karisma Kapoor, an Indian film actress. She was one of the most popular Hindi film actresses of the 1990s and 2000s. Kapoor contributed to several box office hits by her acting including the dramas Jigar (1992) and Anari (1993), the comedies Raja Babu (1994), Coolie No. 1 (1995) and Saajan Chale Sasural (1996), the thriller Jeet (1996), Raja Hindustani (1996), Dil To Pagal Hai (1997). She won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for Raja Hindustani, and Dil To Pagal Hai, she won the Filmfare Award and the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress. Karisma was born on 25 June 1974 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India.

Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey (25 June 1975 – 3 July 1999) an officer of the Indian Army who was posthumously awarded India’s highest military honor, the Param Vir Chakra, for his audacious courage and leadership during the Kargil War in 1999. The Kargil war with Pakistan is called special for many reasons. On the one hand, this war was fought on very difficult and high peaks, which were covered with snow and inaccessible, as well as this war was the result of long preparations of Pakistan, whose plan was in its mind for years. One of the difficult fronts of this war was that of Khalubar, which Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey, leading his 1/11 Gorkha Rifles, fought against the enemy, and agreed to win. Even though, he had to sacrifice his life in this endeavor. He was born on 25 June 1975 in Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh, India.

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Death Anniversary

25 June in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:

Nawab Bahadur Yar Jung (3 February 1905 – 25 June 1944), a foremost Muslim leader in the princely state of Hyderabad in British India, and the founder of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen and the branches of Khaksars in Hyderabad and was known as a powerful religious preacher. In 1938, he was elected the President of Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen in 1938. He died on 25 June 1944 in Hyderabad, Hyderabad State, British India.

Swami Sahajanand Saraswati (22 February 1889 – 25 June 1950), an Indian nationalist leader and freedom fighter. Swamiji was the father of the ‘peasant movement’ in India. He was a Dandi Sanyasi of the ‘Dasnami Sanyasi’ Akhara of the Adi Shankaracharya sect. He was an intellectual, writer, social reformer, revolutionary, historian and farmer-leader. Saraswati died on 25 June 1950 in Patna.

Michael Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009), an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. His contributions to music, dance, fashion, and philanthropy, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture. He died on 25 June 2009 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Notable events on 25 June in Indian and World history

25 June 1529 – The Mughal ruler Babur returned to his capital Agra after conquering Bengal.

25 June 1788 – Virginia became the 10th state to adopt the US Constitution.

25 June 1864 Walther Nernst, a German chemist, and Nobel Prize in Chemist , was born.

25 June 1907 – J. Hans D. Jensen a German nuclear physicist, and Nobel Laureate, was born.

25 June 1911 – William Howard Stein an American biochemist, and Nobel Laureate, was born.

25 June 1913 – The Ghadar Party was formed under the chairmanship of Baba Sohan Singh.

25 June 1928 – Alexei Abrikosov, a Soviet-Russian physicist and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

25 June 1941 – Finland declared an attack on the Soviet Union.

25 June 1947 – Ann Frank’s “Diary of a Young Girl” was published on this day. It sold 30 million copies and was translated into 67 languages.

25 June 1950 – The Korean Civil War began on this day. This civil war, which started between North and South Korea fighting for independence, later took the form of an international cold war.

25 June 1960 – Madagascar became independent from France on this day.

25 June 1975 – On the advice of the Congress government led by Indira Gandhi, the President of India, Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, declared a state of emergency on this day.

25 June 1983 – India defeated the West Indies by 43 runs to win the Cricket World Cup title for the first time.

25 June 1993 – Kim Campbell became the 19th Prime Minister of Canada.

25 June 1999 – the United States announced a $5 million reward for information on the arrest of Yugoslavian President Slobodan Milosevic.

25 June 2004 – Russia’s decision to increase strategic partnership with India was taken.

25 June 2008 – the Government of Uttar Pradesh reduced the stamp duty on the house and plot from 8% to 5% by making the registry cheaper.

25 June 2017 – Srikanth won the Australia Open Super Series title.

25 June 2023 – John B. Goodenough, an American materials scientist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, died.

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