26 March in Indian and World History

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26 March in Indian and World History

26 March in Indian and World Histor observed, and remembered for various reasons. 26 March is the birth anniversary of Mahadevi Varma, Bhikajirao Jijaba Khatal-Patil, Baba Hari Dass, Sant Thakar Singh, Avdhoot Shivanand, and Prakash Rai.

26 March is also observed as the death anniversary of Bommagani Dharma Bhiksham and Sukumari.

Birth Anniversary

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

Mahadevi Varma (26 March 1907 – 11 September 1987), an Indian Hindi-language poet and a novelist. She is considered as one of the four major pillars of the Chhayawadi era in Hindi literature. In 1956, she was honoured with Padma Bhushan by the government of India. She was also honoured with Jnanpith Award in 1982. Later in 1988, she was also awarded with Padma Vibhushan, India third-highest award. She was born on 26 March 1907 in Farrukhabad, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, British India.

Bhikajirao Jijaba Khatal-Patil (26 March 1919 – 16 September 2019), an Indian politician. He was a senior Maharashtra leader and a veteran Congressman. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra for over 20 years, also holding various Cabinet ministries in the Maharashtra Government. He was born on 26 March 1919 in Sangamner, Ahmednagar District, British India.

Baba Hari Dass (26 March 1923 – 25 September 2018), a yoga master, a silent monk, and a commentator of the Indian scriptural tradition of Dharma and Moksha. He was born on 26 March 1923 in Almora, British India.

Sant Thakar Singh (26 March 1929 – 6 March 2005), a spiritual teacher in the Sant Mat lineage of Sikh religious leaders. He was born on 26 March 1929.

Avdhoot Shivanand, an Indian spiritual leader and founder of ShivYog. He conducted a public discourse that was broadcast on multiple television channels. In September 2016, DY Patil University conferred the Honorary Degree of “Doctor Emeritus” to him for his contribution to modern spiritual science. He was born on 26 March 1955 in Rajasthan, India.

Prakash Rai, an Indian actor, film director, producer, television presenter, activist, and politician. He worked in numerous south Indian film Industry. He is the recipient of several accolades, including five National Film Awards. He was born on 26 March 1965 in Bangalore, Mysore State, India.

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Death Anniversary

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

Bommagani Dharma Bhiksham (15 February 1922 – 26 March 2011), a veteran leader of the Communist Party of India. He was a member of the 10th Lok Sabha and 11th Lok Sabha of India. He was born on 26 March 2011 in Suryapet, Hyderabad State, British India.

Sukumari (6 October 1940 – 26 March 2013) was an Indian film actress best known for her works in Malayalam and Tamil films. In 2003, she was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India for her contributions toward the arts. She won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the Tamil film Namma Gramam (2010).

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Notable events on 26 March in Indian and World History

26 March 1552 – Guru Angad appointed Amar Das as the third Guru of Sikhism.

26 March 1698 – Prokop Diviš, a Czech Catholic priest, theologian, and natural scientist, was born.

26 March 1824 – Julie Victoire Daubié, a French journalist and the first woman to have graduated from a French university, was born.

26 March 1908 – Saridjah Niung, an Indonesian musician, music teacher, and children’s songwriter, was born.

26 March 1911 – Bernard Katz, a German-born British biochemist, physiologist, and Nobel Prize laureate, was born.

26 March 1916 – Christian B. Anfinsen, an American biochemist and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

26 March 1943 – Sanmao, a Taiwanese writer and adventurer who gained popularity, was born.

26 March 1915 – Hwang Sun-won, a renowned South Korean writer, was born.

26 March 1931 – New Delhi replaces Calcutta as the capital of British Indies in 1931 by King George V, the then Emperor of India because it has had been the financial and political centre of many empires that had earlier ruled India.

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