29 November in Indian and World History

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29 November in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 29 November is the birth anniversary of Thakkar Bappa, Ali Sardar Jafri, and Gurbachan Singh Salaria.

29 November is also observed as the death anniversary of Alamgir II, Jahangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata, and Omkarnath Shrivastava.

Birth Anniversary

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

Thakkar Bappa (29 November 1869 – 20 January 1951), was famous for his service work. Remembering his service spirit, Dr. Rajendra Prasad said – “Whenever the selfless servants are remembered, the idol of Thakkar Bappa will stand in front of my eyes.” After the independence of the country, Thakkar Bappa was also a member of Parliament for some time. He was born on 29 November 1869 in district Bhavnagar, Gujarat.

Ali Sardar Jafri (29 November 1913 – 1 August 2000), was a famous Urdu language writer. He was awarded the Jnanpith Award in 1997 for his work. He was born on 29 November 1913 in Balrampur, Uttar Pradesh.

Gurbachan Singh Salaria (29 November 1935 – 5 December 1961), was an Indian soldier awarded the Param Vir Chakra. He received this honor posthumously in 1961. Captain Gurbachan Singh Salaria, who valiantly laid down his life on behalf of the Congo with the United Nations Peacekeeping Force against Belgium, received the Param Vir Chakra posthumously on 5 December 1961, for showing amazing valor while fighting at Elizabeth Villa. He was born on 29 November 1935 in Gurdaspur, Punjab.

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Death Anniversary

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

Alamgir II (6 June 1699 – 29 November 1759), was the 16th Mughal emperor, who ruled from 1754 to 1759 AD. He was the son of Jahandar Shah, the eighth Mughal emperor. After the abdication of Ahmad Shah, Alamgir II was declared the successor of the Mughal dynasty. He had no experience in administration. He was a very weak man, and he was a puppet in the hands of his vizier Ghaziuddin Imadulmulk. Alamgir II is also known as ‘Azizuddin‘. Alamgir II was assassinated by Vazir Ghaziuddin on 29 November 1759 AD in Kotla Fatehshah.

Jahangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata (29 July 1904 – 29 November 1993), was an Indian industrialist. Among the industrial figures who laid the foundation of modern India. He started the country’s first commercial airline ‘Tata Airlines, which later became India’s national airline ‘Air India’. For this reason, J. R. D. Tata is also called the father of civil aviation in India. He was the first licensed pilot in India. Tata laid the foundation stone of India’s first aviation service ‘Tata Airlines’. This airline became the national airline of India in 1946 as ‘Air India’. His father was a cousin of India’s leading industrialist Jamsetji Tata. J. R. D. Tata’s mother was French, so she spent most of her childhood in France, so French was her first language. He died on 29 November 1993.

Omkarnath Shrivastava (1932 – 29 November 2002), was a poet and writer. As a producer, he attended B.B.C. He was associated with Hindi Seva, London. He is a B.B.C. He was also the Deputy Chief of Hindi Seva. He did B.B.C. He played a very important role in shaping the language and style of Hindi service. 29 November 2002, London.

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Notable events on 29 November in Indian and World History

29 November 1759 – The assassination of the Emperor of Delhi, Alamgir II.

29 November 1775 – Sir James Jay invented invisible ink.

29 November 1830 – a rebellion broke out against the Russian rule in Poland.

29 November 1870 – In Britain, the Essential Education Act came into force.

29 November 1782 – Britain recognized American independence.

29 November 1874 Antonio Egas Moniz, a Portuguese neurologist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

29 November 1889 – The foundation stone of ‘Glass House’ was laid at Lalbagh Gardens in Bangalore.

29 November 1935 Gurbachan Singh Salaria, a brave Indian Army officer, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

29 November 1944 – Albania was liberated from Nazi occupation.

29 November 1947 – the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution to divide Palestine between Arabs and Jews.

29 November 1947 – After the partition of the Indian subcontinent, the Nizam wanted to remain independent rather than join India.

29 November 1948 – George Szirtes, a prominent British-Hungarian poet, translator, and writer, was born.

29 November 1948 – The then Soviet Union formed a separate government in East Berlin.

29 November 1949 – an explosion in a uranium mine in East Germany killed 3,700 people.

29 November 1961 – Yuri Gagarin, the world’s first cosmonaut, came to India.

29 November 1963 – A Canadian jet plane crashed minutes after takeoff. All 118 people present on the plane were killed in this horrific accident.

29 November 1970 – Haryana became the first Indian state to achieve the target of 100% rural electrification.

29 November 1989 – The then Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi resigned.

29 November 1990 – US President George proposed a US-Iraq meeting to avoid war.

29 November 1998 – The Indian contingent, led by Colonel Kuru Batasyal, replaced the Norwegian contingent in the United Nations Interim Force Unifish in Lebanon.

29 November 1999 – The world’s largest meterwave radio telescope opened at Narayan village in Maharashtra.

29 November 2004 – ASEAN countries finalized a trade deal with China.

29 November 2005 – Babulal Gaur was the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.

29 November 2006 – Pakistan successfully test-fired a medium-range missile ‘Hatf-4’, also known as Shaheen-I.

29 November 2008 – After 60 hours of operation, the commandos liberated Mumbai from terrorists. Indian boxer Mary Kom won the fifth Women’s AIBA World Boxing Championship.

29 November 2010  Bella Akhmadulina, a Soviet and Russian poet, short story writer, and translator, known for her apolitical writing stance, died.

29 November 2012 – the United Nations General Assembly granted the status of a non-member observer state to Palestine.

29 November Historical Significance

On November 29th, several significant events left their mark on history. One notable occurrence is the United Nations’ adoption of the Partition Plan for Palestine in 1947. This plan aimed to divide British-ruled Palestine into separate Jewish and Arab states, leading to the creation of the state of Israel the following year. Additionally, in 1963, President Lyndon B. Johnson established the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, shaping the course of American history and public discourse. Moreover, in 2001, George Harrison, the legendary guitarist of The Beatles, passed away, marking the end of an era in music history. These events on November 29th symbolize significant milestones in international relations, political investigations, and cultural legacies.

Important Days of 29 November in History

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People: This day is observed by the United Nations to raise awareness about the plight of the Palestinian people and to advocate for their rights and self-determination.

National Day in the Republic of Albania: November 29th marks the declaration of independence of Albania from the Ottoman Empire in 1912. It is celebrated as a national holiday in Albania.