6 April in Indian and World History

6 April in Indian and World History

6 April in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 6 April is the birth anniversary of Suchitra Sen and Dilip Balwant Vengsarkar.

6 April is also observed as the death anniversary of Jayanto Nath Chaudhuri.

Birth Anniversary

6 April in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:

Suchitra Sen (6 April 1931 – 17 January 2014), an Indian film actress who worked in Bengali and Hindi cinema. Sen was the second Indian actress to receive an award at an international film festival when, at the 1963 Moscow International Film Festival, she won the Silver Prize for Best Actress for Saat Pake Bandha. She was born on 6 April 1931 in Pabna, Bangladesh.

Dilip Balwant Vengsarkar, a former Indian cricketer and a cricket administrator. he was a key player in the Indian batting line up in the late 70s and early 80s. He went on to play till 1992. Dilip has also represented Bombay in the Ranji Trophy. He was born on 6 April 1956 in Mumbai, India.

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Death Anniversary

6 April in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:

General Jayanto Nath Chaudhuri (10 June 1908 – 6 April 1983), a General Officer in the Indian Army. He served as the 6th Chief of Army Staff from 1962 to 1966 and the Military Governor of Hyderabad State from 1948 to 1949. After his retirement from the Indian Army, he served as the Indian High Commissioner to Canada from 19 July 1966 until August 1969. He died on 6 April 1983.

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Notable events on 6 April in Indian and World history

6 April 1606 – Prince Khusro started a rebellion against his father, the Mughal ruler Jahangir.

6 April 1930 – The Dandi March ended. It was an act of nonviolent civil disobedience in colonial India that was led by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.

6 April 1941 – Nazi Germany launches Operation 25 (the invasion of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia) and Operation Marita (the invasion of Greece).

6 April 1942 – Japanese fighter ships bombed Indian territories for the first time.

6 April 1945 – Sarajevo is liberated from German and Croatian forces by the Yugoslav Partisans.

6 April 1945 – The Battle of Slater’s Knoll on Bougainville comes to an end.

6 April 1955 – The USA conducted a nuclear test.

6 April 1957 – The then Soviet Russia (now USSR) conducted a nuclear test.

6 April 1980 – The Bharatiya Janata Party was founded by Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Lal Krishna Advani.

OV Team