29 March in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 29 March is the birth anniversary of Henry Chapman Pincher, Romesh Bhandari, Utpal Dutt, and Hanumant Singh.

29 March is also observed as the death anniversary of Laxman Naik and K. Bhaskaran Nair.

Birth Anniversary

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

Henry Chapman Pincher (29 March 1914 – 5 August 2014), an English journalist, historian, and novelist. His writing mainly focused on espionage and similar matters. He was born on 29 March 1914 in Ambala, Punjab.

Romesh Bhandari (29 March 1928 – 7 September 2013), an Indian Foreign Secretary. He was the former Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Delhi. He also acted as former governor of Tripura, Goa, and Uttar Pradesh. He was born on 29 March 1928 in Lahore, present-day Pakistan.

Utpal Dutt (29 March 1929 – 19 August 1993), an Indian actor and director. He initiated his carrier in Bengali Theatre and became a noted figure in Modern Indian theatre. He also acted in over 100 Bengali and Hindi films in a career spanning 40 years and remains most known for his roles in films such as Shome (1969), Agantuk (1991), and Padma Nadir Majhi (1993). He received National Film Award for Best Actor in 1970 and three Filmfare Best Comedian Awards. He was born on 29 March 1929in Bengal Presidency, British India.

Hanumant Singh (29 March 1939 – 29 November 2006), an Indian cricketer. He played in 14 Tests for the Indian cricket team from 1964 to 1969. He was later an International Cricket Council match referee in 9 Tests and 54 One Day Internationals from 1995 and 2002. He was born on 29 March 1939.

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Death Anniversary

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

Laxman Naik (22 November 1899 – 29 March 1943) was a tribal civil rights activist of South Odisha in eastern India. Nayak, an Odia folk-hero of Koraput of the southernmost part of Odisha and a cult-figure among its tribals. He was implicated in a case of murder and the death sentence was pronounced on him on 13 November 1942. He was hanged on 29 March 1943 in Berhampur Jail.

K. Bhaskaran Nair (1 March 1927 – 29 March 1990), an Indian film actor and film director. He was known by his stage name Adoor Bhasi. He was an eloquent English speaker and known for his rhetoric. He died on 29 March 1990.

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Notable events on 29 March in Indian and World History

29 March 1853 – Vincent van Gogh, a Dutch post-impressionist painter, was born.

29 March 1854 – Lasminingrat, a Sundanese author from Indonesia and scholar, was born.

29 March 1857 – Sepoy Mangal Pandey of the 34th Regiment, Bengal Native Infantry mutinies against the East India Company’s rule in India. It resulted in the Indian Rebellion of 1857, also known as the Sepoy Mutiny. Later Mangal Pandey was executed on 8 April 1857.

30 March 1900 – María Moliner, a Spanish librarian, lexicographer, and feminist was born.

29 March 1927 – John Vane, a British pharmacologist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

29 March 1939 – Novera Ahmed, a Bangladeshi sculptor, and painter, was born.

29 March 1941 – British Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy forces defeat those of the Italian Regia Marina off the Peloponnesian coast of Greece in the Battle of Cape Matapan.

29 March 1942 -The Bombing of Lübeck in World War II is the first major success for the RAF Bomber Command against Germany.

29 March 1945 – Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England.

29 March 1945 – The German 4th Army is almost destroyed by the Soviet Red Army.

29 March 1952 – Jorge Lafond, a Brazilian actor, drag queen, and comedian, was born.

29 March 2017 –  Alexei Abrikosov, a Soviet and Russian physicist and Nobel Prize Laureate, died.

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