29 May in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 29 May is the birth anniversary of Ramananda Chatterjee and Kanhaiyalal Mishra Prabhakar

29 May is also observed as the death anniversary of Lokram Nayanram Sharma, Prithviraj Kapoor, Suniti Kumar Chatterji, and Chaudhary Charan Singh.

Birth Anniversary

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

Ramananda Chatterjee (29 May 1865 – 30 September 1943), a pioneer in journalism. He was the founder, editor and owner of the magazine ‘Modern Review’ published from Kolkata. He is considered the “Father of Indian Journalism”. He worked especially in the field of journalism. Apart from this, he had worked as a teacher and principal. He was born on 29 May 1865 in Bankura district, Bengal.

Kanhaiyalal Mishra Prabhakar (29 May 1906 – 9 May 1995), a well-known Hindi essayist, who has written many essays related to political and social life. Kanhaiyalal has also edited the magazine ‘Gyanodaya’. Apart from your writing, you have inspired and encouraged your new writers. He was born on 29 May 1906.

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Death Anniversary

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

Lokram Nayanram Sharma (1890 – 29 May 1933), an Indian freedom fighter, journalist, and organizer. It was only when he was living in Varanasi (present-day Banaras) that he got acquainted with the anti-Bangladesh and Swadeshi agitators. Due to his efforts, the Congress session was held in Karachi in 1931. Lokram Nayanram Sharma also participated in the Salt Satyagraha of Mahatma Gandhi. He died on 29 May 1933.

Prithviraj Kapoor (3 November 1906 – 29 May 1972), a man of history in Hindi film and theatre acting, who founded the Prithvi Theatre in Bombay. He was the ‘epoch man of Indian cinema’, is remembered as an actor who ruled the hearts of the cine audience for almost four decades with his strong voice, overpowering expressions and strong acting. He died on 29 May 1972 in Bombay, Maharashtra.

Suniti Kumar Chatterji (25 November 1890 – 29 May 1977, Kolkata) is known as a famous linguist, litterateur and scholar of India. He was also a popular art lover. Seeing the Sanskrit merit of Suniti Kumar, she was given the ‘Jubilee Research Award’. He also gave many lectures on Indian art and culture abroad. He also had the association of Rabindranath Tagore. Suniti Kumar Chatterjee was a master of Greek, Italian, Latin, French, English, German, Persian, Sanskrit and dozens of modern Indian languages. He died on 29 May 1977 in Kolkata.

Chaudhary Charan Singh (23 December 1902 – 29 May 1987), the fifth Prime Minister of India. He was considered a strong leader who raised the voice of the farmers. His tenure as Prime Minister was from 28 July 1979 to 14 January 1980. He became the Prime Minister of the country with the help of Samajwadi Party and Congress (O). He was supported from outside by ‘Congress In’ and CPI, but he did not join his government. Apart from this, Chaudhary Charan Singh was the Home Minister of India (tenure- 24 March 1977 – 1 July 1978), Deputy Prime Minister (tenure – 24 March 1977 – 28 July 1979), and twice as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He died on 29 May 1987.

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Notable events on 29 May in Indian and World history

29 May 1727 – Peter-II became Tsar of Russia at the age of 11.

29 May 1860 – Isaac Albeniz – a Spanish virtuoso pianist, composer, and conductor – was born.

29 May 1892 – Alfonsina Storni – an Argentine poet and playwright of the modernist period – was born.

29 May 1911 – Leah Goldberg – a prolific Hebrew-language poet, author, playwright, literary translator, and comparative literary researcher – was born.

29 May 1919 – The Prikmarg Republic formally became independent from Hungary.

29 May 1920 – John Harsányi – was a Hungarian-American economist and the recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1994 – was born.

29 May 1921 – Norman Frederick Hetherington – an Australian artist, teacher, cartoonist (known as “Heth”), puppeteer, and puppet designer – was born.

29 May 1922 – British Liberal MP Horatio Bottomley was jailed for 7 years for fraud.

29 May 1933 – Abdul Rahman Munif a Saudi Arabian novelist, short story writer, memoirist, journalist, thinker, and cultural critic – was born.

29 May 1937– Hibari Misora – a Japanese singer, actress and cultural icon – was born.

29 May 1953 – Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first people to reach Mount Everest.

29 May 1970 – United Russia conducted underground nuclear test.

29 May 1979  Mary Pickford, a Canadian American stage and screen actress, died.

29 May 1985 – 39 sports fans died in riots over the final of the European Football Cup.

29 May 1990 – Boris Yeltsin was elected President of the Soviet Union.

29 May 1999 – Civil power in Nigeria was established.

29 May 2003 – British Prime Minister Tony Blair arrived in Basra to assess Iraq’s reconstruction efforts.

29 May 2004 – Cyclonic storm killed 140 people in Myanmar. Pakistan eased sanctions imposed on nuclear scientist Abdul Qadir Khan.

29 May 2007 – Ryo Mori of Japan became Miss Universe.

29 May 2008 – Bharatiya Janata Party leader VS Yeddyurappa took oath as the Chief Minister of Karnataka.

29 May 2010 – the US administration announced agreement on the aspect of reprocessing discarded nuclear fuel in the 123 Agreement between the US and India in September 2008.

29 May 2010 – The President of India, Pratibha Patil, inaugurated a Buddhist temple built in the Indian style at the ancient first-century Shvetashwa White Horse temple complex in Luoyang, Henan province.

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