6 December in Indian and World History
6 December in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 6 December is the birth anniversary of Brijlal Viyani.
6 December is also observed as the death anniversary of Colonel Hoshiar Singh, Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, and Bina Rai.
6 December in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:
Brijlal Viyani (6 December 1896 – 27 September 1968), a prominent social and political activist. He was the founder of educational and voluntary organizations. He strongly opposed dowry, child marriage, etc. Brijlal Ji was the President of the State Congress and a member of the State Legislative Assembly and the Central Parliament. He was born on 6 December 1896 in Akola, Berar, Maharashtra.
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6 December in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:
Colonel Hoshiar Singh (5 May 1937 – 6 December 1998), an Indian person awarded the Param Vir Chakra. He received this honor in 1971. The Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 entitles two brave soldiers of India to the Param Vir Chakra. One was Second Lieutenant Arun Khetrapal of Poona Horse who lost his life and received the honor of the youngest Param Vir Chakra winner, second Major Hoshiar Singh who showed his amazing valor while leading 3 Grenadiers and the enemy had to face defeat. On the other side of Jammu and Kashmir, he conquered Jarwal’s front in the Pasari area of Shakargarh. He died on 6 December 1998.
Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (14 April 1891 – 6 December 1956), a Bahujan political leader and a Buddhist revivalist. He is also known as Babasaheb. Ambedkar spent all his life in the struggle against the Chaturvarna system of Hinduism and the caste system prevalent in Indian society. He is also credited with starting the Dalit movement of Buddhist superpowers. Ambedkar has also been awarded the Bharat Ratna which is India’s highest civilian award. Due to his important achievements and invaluable service to the country, Dr. Ambedkar was honored as the Manu of the modern era. He died on 6 December 1956.
Bina Rai (13 July 1932 – 6 December 2009), a famous Hindi film actress. His real name was ‘Krishna Sarin’. She was one of the finest actresses of the fifties. He started his film career in 1951 with the film ‘Kali Ghata’. After marriage, Bina Rai together with her husband Produced films like ‘Shagufa’ (1953), ‘Golconda Ka Qaidi’ (1954), and ‘Samundar’ (1957). She died on 6 December 2009.
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Notable events on 6 December in Indian and World history
6 December 1907 – The first incident of dacoity related to India’s freedom struggle occurred at Chingripota railway station.
6 December 1917 – Finland declared independence from Russia.
6 December 1926 – Firaq Gorakhpuri was made a political prisoner of the British government early in his literary career.
6 December 1958 – The construction of the world’s longest and most important tunnel in Italy began.
6 December 1978 – The constitution was adopted in the European country of Spain.
6 December 1983 – a bus bombing killed six civilians in the Israeli capital, Jerusalem.
6 December 1990 – Iraqi President Saddam Hussein ordered the release of all foreign hostages taken hostage in Iraq and Kuwait as part of efforts to avert war.
6 December 1992 – The controversial structure of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh), India, was demolished. Simultaneously, riots broke out in many parts of India.
6 December 1997 – International Climate Conference started in Kyoto (Japan).
6 December 1998 – Hugo Chavez was elected President of Venezuela.
6 December 1999 – 283 prisoners escaped from an Indonesian prison.
6 December 2001 – The Taliban agreed to lay down arms in Afghanistan.
6 December 2002 – Carlos Moya of Spain was named ‘ATP European Player of the Year’ in 2002.
6 December 2006 – NASA made public images taken by the Mars Global Surveyor.
6 December 2008 – the central bank cut the repo rate and reverse rate by one percent. Exercise Hand in Hand 2008, a joint exercise between the armies of India and China, began in Belgaum, Karnataka.
6 December 2012 – Seven people were killed and 770 were injured during protests in Egypt.