4 May in Indian and World History
4 May in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 4 May is the birth anniversary of Tyagaraja, Jyotirindranath Tagore, Kyasamballi Chengaluraya Reddy, Anna Chandy, Gurcharan Singh Garewal, Balswaroop Raahi, and Trisha.
4 May is also observed as the death anniversary of Tipu Sultan, Richard Pike Bissell, and Kishan Maharaj.
4 May in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:
Tyagaraja (4 May 1767 – 6 January 1847), a renowned composer of Carnatic music which is a form of Indian classical music. He was prolific and highly influential in the development of India’s classical music tradition. He is regarded as the Trinity of Carnatic music. He was born on 4 May 1767 in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu.
Jyotirindranath Tagore (4 May 1849 – 4 March 1925), a Bengali playwright, musician, editor, and painter. He was the brother of the first non-European Nobel Prize winner, Rabindranath Tagore. Some of his Historical plays are Purubikram (1874), Sarojini (1875), Ashrumati (1879), Swapnamayi (1882). He was born on 4 May 1849 in Bengal.
Kyasamballi Chengaluraya Reddy (4 May 1902 – 27 February 1976), the first Chief Minister of Karnataka which is the Mysore State at that time. Initially, he belongs to the Praja Paksha party in Mysore State and further he joined Indian National Congress and participated in the Indian independence movement. After the independence of India in 1947, he led the Mysore Chalo movement seeking responsible state government in Mysore State and went on to become the first Chief Minister of the state. He served in this position from 1947 to 1952. Reddy later also served as the Governor of Madhya Pradesh. He was born on 4 May 1902 in Kyasamballi, Kolar, Kingdom of Mysore, British India.
Anna Chandy, the first female judge (1937) and then High Court judge (1959) in India. She was born on 4 May 1905 in the erstwhile kingdom of Travancore and raised in Trivandrum, Kerala.
Gurcharan Singh Garewal (May 4, 1911 – February 7, 1949), an Indian field hockey player who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics.
Balswaroop Raahi, a Hindi poet and lyricist of India. He is best known for his Geet and Ghazal. He has written many songs for Bollywood. Raahi also worked as Head of the Hindi department at Delhi University. He was born on 4 May 1936 in Village Timarpur New Delhi.
Trisha, an Indian actress, and model, primarily works in Tamil and Telugu language films. She became Miss Chennai in 1999. She made her Bollywood début in Khatta Meetha. She was born on 4 May 1983 (age 37) in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
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4 May in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:
Tipu Sultan (20 November 1750 – 4 May 1799), also known as Tipu Sahab or the Tiger of Mysore, was the Muslim ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore in South India. Tipu remained an implacable enemy of the British East India Company, sparking conflict with his attack on British-allied Travancore in 1789. Tipu Sultan was killed at the Hoally (Diddy) Gateway, in the Fourth Mysore War on 4 May 1799 at the age of 48 in Srirangapatna, present-day Mandya, Karnataka.
Kishan Maharaj (3 September 1923 – 4 May 2008), an Indian tabla player who belonged to the Benares Gharana of Hindustani classical music. He died on 4 May 2008 at the age of 84.
Richard Pike Bissell (June 27, 1913– May 4 1977), an American author of short stories and novels. He died on 4 May 1977.
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Notable events on 4 May in Indian and World history
4 May 1799 – Fourth Anglo-Mysore War: The Battle of Seringapatam: The siege of Seringapatam ends when the city is assaulted and the Tipu Sultan killed by the besieging British army, under the command of General George Harris.
4 May 1878 – Thomas Edison’s Phonograph shown for 1st time at Grand Opera House.
4 May 1962 – US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island.
4 May 1979 – NASA launches Fltsatcom-2, was a satellite communication system of the U.S. Navy that was used for UHF radio communications between ships, submarines, airplanes, and ground stations of the Navy.
4 May 1989 – NASA launches Magellan mission to Venus from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida
4 May 1989 – US space shuttle STS-30 launched. It was the 29th NASA Space Shuttle mission and the fourth mission for Space Shuttle Atlantis. It was the fourth shuttle launch since the Challenger Disaster and the first shuttle mission since the disaster to have a female astronaut on board.
4 May is observed as Coal Miners Day it is aimed to give honor to the coal miners, Coal Mining is one of India’s most dangerous professions.
4 May is also observed as International Firefighter’s Day, on this day we recognize and honor the sacrifices that firefighters make to ensure that their communities and environment are as safe as possible.