26 July in Indian and World History

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26 July in Indian and World History

26 July in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 26 July is the birth anniversary of Gurudas Banerjee, Vidyavati ‘Kokil’, Budaguru Ramakrishnaiah Panthulu, and Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj.

26 July is also observed as the death anniversary of Vasudev Sharan Agrawal.

Birth Anniversary

26 July in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:

Gurudas Banerjee (26 July 1844 – 2 December 1918), a prominent educationist and judge of India. He was educated at Heyer School, Presidency College, and the University of Calcutta in Calcutta. In 1888, he was appointed as a judge of the Calcutta High Court. From 1890-1893, he was the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kolkata. In 1902, he was made a member of the “Indian Universities Commission”. He retired from government service in 1904 and was awarded a knighthood (“Sir”) in the same year. He authored the book “A Few That’s on Education”. He was Born on 26 July 1844 in Kolkata.

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Vidyavati ‘Kokil’ (26 July 1914 – 27 October 1962), the famous poet of India. The first poetry collection of his early works was published in the form of a collection of heartfelt songs of love, progress, and life experience. Kokil Ji was originally a lyricist. The innate fluidity of the geet-tattva is the intrinsic feature of his poems. Suhaag Geet’ (Folk Songs Collection) was published in the year 1953. ‘Reunion’ came out in 1956. In these songs, the author has got the touch of the real union of that beloved, behind whose shadow she has run all her life. Published in November 1957, the play ‘Frame Bina Chitra’ is a dramatization of a truthful English kumari. She was Born on 26 July 1914 in Uttar Pradesh India.

Budaguru Ramakrishnaiah Panthulu (26 July 1910 — 8 October 1974), an Indian film director, producer, and actor. He is best known for directing films in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi. His most popular films are Sri Krishnadevaraya, School-Master, Kittur Channamma, Karnan, and Veerapandiya Kattabomman. He made his debut as an actor in the 1936 Kannada film Samsara Nauka, an adaptation of the play he acted in. It was produced by Devi Films, based in Chennai. He has produced and directed 57 films in all South Indian languages under the banner of Padmini Pictures. Panthulu was Born on 26 July 1910 in Karnataka.

Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj (26 July 1874 – 10 May 1922), a true democrat and social reformer in India. He is still famous as a priceless gem in the history of Kolhapur. Chhatrapati Sahu Maharaj was such a person who, despite being a king, understood the suffering of the downtrodden and the oppressed class and always kept closeness to them. Sahu Maharaj was influenced by Jyotiba Phule and was also under the patronage of ‘Satya Shodhak Samaj’, an organization formed by Phule for a long time. He did not have any kind of hatred towards any section of society. Sahu Maharaj had a deep affection for the downtrodden class. The revolutionary measures he took towards social change will be remembered in history. He was Bron on 26 July 1874 in Mumbai.

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Death Anniversary

26 July in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:

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Vasudev Sharan Agrawal (7 August 1904 – 26 July 1966), a famous scholar of India. He was an expert in the history, culture, art, literature, and oriental science of India. Vasudev Sharan Agrawal was a prominent member of ‘Hindi Encyclopedia Editorial Board’. In his famous book ‘Paninikal Bharatvarsha’, India’s culture, art, and literature, etc. have been highlighted. He was also awarded by Sahitya Akademi. Vasudev Sharan Agrawal was a scholar of the history, culture, art, and literature of India. He was a Hindi prose writer awarded by ‘Sahitya Akademi’. He has re-researched India with the help of literature, in which he has used scientific and reasoned methods. Vasudev Sharan Agarwal died on 26 July 1966.

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Notable events on 26 July in Indian and World History

26 July 1684  Elena Cornaro Piscopia – a Venetian philosopher of noble descent who in 1678 became one of the first women to receive an academic degree from a university – died.

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26 July 1856 – George Bernardan Shaw Irish playwright, critic, polemicist and political activist. In 1925, George Bernard Shaw was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature ,was Born.

26 July 2002 – The first Chhattisgarh State Shooting Championship started.

26 July 2004 – Brazil won the Copa Cup by defeating Argentina on this day.

26 July 2005 – The launch of the NASA Shuttle Discovery took place.

26 July 2007 – Pakistan successfully test-fired the nuclear-powered cruise missile Babur Hatf-7.

26 July 2008 – European scientists discovered another new planet outside the solar system.

26 July 2008 – 21 blasts took place in Ahmedabad city of Gujarat. 56 people were killed and more than 200 were injured in this accident.

26 July 2012 – The violence in Syria that began killed nearly two hundred people in one day.

26 July 2013 – The bombings in Parachinar, Pakistan, 57 were killed on this day.

26th July is celebrated in India every year. On this day, the Kargil war took place between the armies of India and Pakistan in the year 1999, which lasted for about 60 days and ended on 26 July and India won in it. Kargil Vijay Diwas This day is celebrated to honor the Indian soldiers who were martyred in the war.

The International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem is celebrated annually on 26 July. It is aimed to raise and enhance awareness of the importance of mangrove ecosystems as “a unique, special and vulnerable ecosystem” and to promote solutions for their sustainable management, conservation, and uses.


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