25 March in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 25 March is the birth anniversary of Bapulal Nayak, S. M. Pandit, Usha Mehta, Kishori Sinha, Rajo Singh, Birender Singh, and Farooq Sheikh.
25 March is also observed as the death anniversary of Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi.
25 March in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:
Bapulal Nayak (25 March 1879 – 4 December 1947), an Indian stage actor and director. He was born on 25 March 1879 in Mehsana, Baroda State, British India.
S. M. Pandit (25 March 1916 – 30 March 1993), one of the most popular and sought-after painters of his time. In his paintings, Pandit depicted his subjects as handsome, muscular, valorous men and sensuously beautiful, voluptuous women set in surroundings suggestive of cinema settings and sceneries. He was born on 25 March 1916.
Usha Mehta (25 March 1920 – 11 August 2000), a Gandhian and freedom fighter of India. She is known for organizing the Congress Radio, also called the Secret Congress Radio, an underground radio station, which functioned for a few months during the Quit India Movement of 1942. In 1998, the Government of India conferred on her Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian award of the Republic of India. She was born on 25 March 1920 in Gujarat, British India.
Kishori Sinha (25 March 1925 – 19 December 2016) was an Indian politician, social activist, a lifelong advocate of women’s empowerment. She was a former two-term Member of Parliament from the Vaishali constituency. She was born on 25 March 1925 in Dumra, Bihar and Orissa Province, British India.
Rajo Singh (25 March 1928 – 9 September 2005), a politician from Bihar. He remained active in electoral politics at the state and national levels for over 50 years. He was born on 25 March 1928.
Birender Singh, a senior Indian political leader. He served as Minister of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Sanitation & Drinking Water as well as the Union Minister of Steel from 2016 to 2019 in the Narendra Modi-led NDA Government in India. He was born on 25 March 1946.
Farooq Sheikh (25 March 1948 − 28 December 2013), an Indian actor, philanthropist, and television presenter. He worked with directors like Satyajit Ray, Muzaffar Ali, Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Ketan Mehta. He won the 2010 National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for Lahore. He was born on 25 March 1948 in Vadodara, Gujarat, India.
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25 March in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:
Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi (26 October 1890 – 25 March 1931), an Indian journalist, a leader of the Indian National Congress. He was an important figure in the non-cooperation movement and the freedom movement of India. He translated Victor Hugo’s novel Ninety-Three and is also known as the founder-editor of the Hindi language newspaper, Pratap. He died on 25 March 1931.
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Notable events on 25 March in Indian and World history
25 March 1611– Evliya Çelebi, a renowned Ottoman explorer, traveler, and writer, was born.
25 March 1863 – Adalbert Czerny, a pioneering pediatrician and neonatologist from Austria, was born.
25 March 1914 – Norman Borlaug, an American agronomist, humanitarian, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.
25 March 1914 – Frederic Mistral, a French writer, poet, and Nobel Prize Laureate, died.
25 March 1918 – Emma Godoy, a Mexican writer, feminist, and activist, was born.
25 March 1931– Ida B. Wells – a Turkish classical music performer – died.
25 March 1971 – Pakistan Army launched Operation Searchlight.