26 April in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 26 April is the birth anniversary of Krushna Chandra Gajapati, Nitin Bose, Jagannath Prasad Das, Lakshminarayana Shankar, Khirod Chandra Malick, Melania Trump, and Rex Vijayan.
26 April is also observed as the death anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan, Jawad Hussain, and Prabha Rau
26 April in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:
Krushna Chandra Gajapati (26 April 1892 – 25 May 1974), an architect of modern Odisha. He was twice elected as Prime Minister of Odisha. He was a Social Reformer, Educationist, Freedom Fighter, and considered a champion of the poor. Gajapati was also the Honorary captain in First World War. He was born on 26 April 1892 in paralakhemundi, Odisha (British India).
Nitin Bose (26 April 1897 – 14 April 1986), an Indian film director, screenwriter, and cinematographer. He directed under the banners Bombay Talkies and Filmistan. Bose is well known for his work in the film Ganga Jamuna. He started his film career as a cinematographer in 1926 in the movie Punarjanma. He was born on 26 April 1897 in Dashnagar, Calcutta, Bengal presidency.
Jagannath Prasad Das, an Indian poet, writer, and novelist. He mainly writes plays, novels, essays, children’s poems, poetry, etc. he uses to write these in Odia. At the starting of his career, he was a professor at the University of Allahabad. He was born on 26 April 1936 in Puri Orrisa.
L.Shankar, an Indian violinist and singer. He worked as a teacher at the Jaffana College of Music. He was born on 26 April 1950 in Madras, India.
K.C. Malick, the founder of the NGO Bharat Integrated Social Welfare Agency (BISWA). Also worked in the State Bank of India for a long period of 26 years before joining NGO. He was born on 26 April 1958 in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Melania Trump, is a Slovene-American model and businesswoman, wife of Donald Trump. She was the first lady of the U.S. from (2017 to 2021) during the Presidency of her husband Donald Trump. In 2018 she launched the Be Best initiative, which focused on children. Its main objective is to end cyberbullying. She was born on 26 April 1970 in Novo Mesto, Slovenia.
Rex Vijayan, an Indian singer, composer, guitarist, and multi-instrumentalist. He started his career as a composer in the Malayalam film industry in the film Kerala Café. He was born on 26 April 1983 in Kollam, Kerala, India.
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26 April in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:
Srinivasa Ramanujan (22 December 1887 – 26 April 1920), an Indian Mathematician. In his short life span, he has given many formulae for infinite series, number series, etc. He also got the Fellow of The Royal Society award. He died on 26 April 1920 at the age of just 32.
Jawad Hussain (20 April 1939 – 26 April 2008), an Indian Cricketer. He played from Tamil Nadu. He died on 26 April 2008.
Prabha Rau (4 March 1935 – 26 April 2010), an Indian politician and the governor of Rajasthan She was a Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha and was elected from Wardha in Maharashtra. She was also an athlete who represented Maharashtra in the running, high jump, long jump, hurdles, and discus throw. Rau also held a master’s degree in Politics and Music. She died on 26 April 2010 due to a heart attack.
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Notable events on 26 April in Indian and World history
26 April 1514 – Corpernicus makes his 1st observation about the planet of Saturn.
26 April 1564 – William Shakespeare – an English playwright, poet and actor – was born.
26 April 1841 – “Bombay Gazette” starts publishing of Silk.
26 April 1879 – Owen Willans Richardson, a British physicist, and Nobel Prize Laureate was born.
23 April 1895 – Ngaio Marsh – a New Zealand mystery writer and theatre director – was born.
26 April 1898 – Vicente Aleixandre, a Spanish poet, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.
26 April 1932 – Michael Smith, a Canadian biochemist, and Nobel Prize Laureate was born.
26 April 1940 – Carl Bosch, a German chemist and Nobel Prize Laureate, died.
26 April 1966 – An earthquake of magnitude 7.5 destroys Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
26 April 1993 – Boeing 737 airplane crashes at Aurangabad in which 56 died.
26 April 2007 – Japanese company Sony set a business target of 2 billion dollars in India by the year 2010.
26 April 2008 – Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh dedicated 390 MW hydropower projects in Jammu and Kashmir.
World Intellectual Property Day Each year, on 26 April, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) celebrates ‘World Intellectual Property Day to discuss the role that intellectual property (IP) rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity. It aims to increase people’s awareness and understanding of intellectual property and SMEs.