4 October in Indian and World History

Saurav Singh
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4 October in Indian and World History

4 October in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 4 October is the birth anniversary of Sarla Grewal, Ramchandra Shukla, Shyamji Krishna Varma, and Shripad Yesso Naik.

4 October is also observed as the death anniversary of Shakti Sinha, Nilamani Routray, and Bhagwat Jha Azad.

Birth Anniversary

4 October in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:

Sarla Grewal (4 October 1927 – 29 January 2002) was the second female officer of India in the ‘Indian Administrative Service’. He had worked on many important administrative posts under Punjab. Sarla Grewal was made the Deputy Commissioner of Shimla in 1956. She was the first woman officer to hold this post in the country. In 1963, she was appointed Secretary of the Health Department of the Punjab Government.


Ramchandra Shukla (4 October 1884 – 1941) was a prominent Hindi writer of the twentieth century. Among the books written by him, the history of Hindi literature is prominent, which has a prominent place in determining the Hindi curriculum.

Shyamji Krishna Varma (4 October 1857 – 31 March 1930) is one of those immortal sons of India who devoted his entire life for India’s independence. Fed up with the atrocities of the British government, Shyamji Krishna Verma, who left India for England, spent his entire life in creating an environment for India’s independence and inspiring the youth.

Shripad Yesso Naik is a Bharatiya Janata Party politician. In the Narendra Modi government, he was given the charge of ‘Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Homeopathy’, but after the expansion and reshuffle in the Modi cabinet on July 7, 2021, he was given the charge of ‘Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways’ and ‘ Has been given the responsibility of ‘Minister of State’ in the Ministry of Tourism. He was born on 4 October 1952 in Goa.


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Death Anniversary

4 October in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:

Shakti Sinha (English: Shakti Sinha, born- May 11, 1957; death- October 4, 2021) was an IAS officer of 1979 batch. He worked closely with former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee during 1996–1999 and wrote a memoir titled ‘Vajpayee: The Years that Changed India’.

Nilamani Routray (24 May 1920 – 4 October 2004) was an Indian politician and former Chief Minister of Orissa state.


Bhagwat Jha Azad (28 November 1922 – 4 October 2011) was one of the politicians of the Indian National Congress and former Chief Minister of Bihar. He was the Chief Minister of Bihar from 14 February 1988 to 10 March 1989.

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Notable events on 4 October in Indian and World History

4 October 1227 – Assassination of Caliph al-Adil.

4 October 1824 – Mexico becomes a republic.

4 October 1963 – Six thousand people died due to cyclone ‘Flora’ in Cuba and Haiti.

4 October 1996 – Pakistan’s 16-year-old batsman Shahid Afridi created a world record by scoring a century in 37 balls in a One Day International match.

4 October 1977 – India’s Foreign Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee addressed the United Nations General Assembly meeting in Hindi. This was the first address given in Hindi.

4 October 2000 – Chang Chun Shiung became the new Prime Minister of Taiwan.

4 October 2002 – Shaheen missile was tested in Pakistan.

4 October 2005 – Two suspects arrested in Bali bomb case.

4 October 2006 – Julian Assange founded WikiLeaks.

4 October 2008 – US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visited India for a day.

4 October 2011 – America identified Islamic State (IS) chief Abu Bakr al Baghdadi as a global terrorist and also placed a reward of 10 million dollars on him.

4 October 2012 – 19 people died after a landslide in China.

4 October 2012 – Formula One king Michael Schumacher retired.

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