27 March in Indian and World History

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27 March in Indian and World History

27 March in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 27 March is the birth anniversary of Lakshmi N. Menon, Leela Dube, Simon Britto Rodrigues, Dr Oscar Fernandes and Akhil Kumar.

27 March is also observed as the death anniversary of Syed Ahmad Khan, Kunwar Digvijay Singh, and Ṭhenphunga Sailo.

Birth Anniversary

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

Lakshmi N. Menon (27 March 1899 – 30 November 1994), was an Indian freedom fighter and politician. She was Minister of State from 1962 to 1966. She was born on 27 March 1899.

Leela Dube (27 March 1923 – 20 May 2012), was a renowned anthropologist and feminist scholar. In 2009 she was given the UGC’s Swami Pranavananda Saraswati Award for 2005. Also, in 2007, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Indian Sociological Society. She was born on 27 March 1923.

Simon Britto Rodrigues (27 March 1954 – 31 December 2018), is an Indian politician and writer. He was an Anglo-Indian member in the Kerala Legislative Assembly during the term of the Left Democratic Front government from 2006 to 2011. He was born on 27 March 1954 in Ponjikkara, Ernakulam District, Kerala, India.

Dr Oscar Fernandes, an Indian politician. He is affiliated with Indian National Congress (INC) as a senior member of the party. He was previously the AICC General Secretary, the Minister of State (Independent charge) of the Ministry of Labour and Employment in Dr Manmohan Singh’s first UPA government in India. He was born on 27 March 1941 in Udupi,  British India.

Akhil Kumar, an Indian boxer. He has won several international and national boxing awards. In 2005, the Indian government gave him the Arjuna Award for his achievements in international boxing. In March 2017, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, appointed Akhil Kumar along with Mary Kom as national observers for boxing. He was born on 27 March 1981 in Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.

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Death Anniversary

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

Syed Ahmad Khan (17 October 1817 – 27 March 1898), an Islamic pragmatist. Though initially espousing Hindu-Muslim unity, he became the pioneer of Muslim nationalism in India and is widely credited as the father of the Two-Nation Theory which formed the basis of the Pakistan movement. He died on 27 March 1898 in Aligarh, British India.

Kunwar Digvijay Singh (2 February 1922 – 27 March 1978), popularly known as K. D. Singh, an Indian field hockey player, who is regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport. He was known for his passing ability and was considered a great dribbler. Due to these great skills, he is compared with Dhyan Chand. After his retirement, He served as the coach for the Indian hockey team for the 1972 Munich Olympics. A street in Barabanki city connecting Chhaya Chauraha and Lucknow-Faizabad Road is named after him. He died of a gunshot wound from his own weapon while cleaning it on 27 March 1978 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Ṭhenphunga Sailo (1 January 1922 – 27 March 2015) was a Brigadier of the Indian Army, and the second and twice the Chief Minister of Mizoram, a state in northeast India. He was the creator of the Mizoram People’s Conference, one of the major political parties in Mizoram.

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Notable events on 27 March in Indian and World History

27 March 1845 – Tashiro Furukawa, a Japanese educator, was born.

27 March 1845 – Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen, a German physicist, and Nobel Prize Laureate was born.

27 March 1847 – Otto Wallach, a German chemist, and Nobel Prize Laureate was born.

27 March 1886 – Mies van der Rohe, a German-American architect, and designer is known for his modernist and minimalist approach to architecture was born.

27 March 1901 – Eisaku Sato, a Japanese politician, and Nobel Prize Laureate was born.

27 March 1905 – Raúl Soldi, an Argentine artist, painter, and set designer, was born.

27 March 1942 –John Edward Sulston, a British biologist, academic, and Nobel Prize Laureate was born.

27 March 1968  Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut who became the first human to journey into outer space, died.

27 March 1982  Fazlur Rahman Khan, a Bangladeshi-American structural engineer and architect, died.

27 March 2005Ahmed Zaki stands as an iconic figure in the annals of Egyptian cinema, leaving an indelible mark through his unparalleled talent and dedication.

27 March 2019 – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces the country is now a “space power” after successfully shooting down a satellite from space in a ballistic missile test.

27 March is observed as International whisk(e)y day. The name is used with the parenthesis to indicate support for Scottish, Canadian, and Japanese whiskies (no e) as well as Irish and American whiskeys (with an e). The day officially supports Parkinson’s disease research in addition to enjoying Whiskey.

27 March is also observed as World Theatre Day (WTD). It was initiated in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute.

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