6 January in Indian and World History
6 January in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 6 January is the birth anniversary of Kamleshwar, Kapil Dev, A. R. Rahman, Naib Subedar Bana Singh, and Bharat Vyas.
6 January is also observed as the death anniversary of Tyagaraja, and Om Rajesh Puri.
6 January in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:
Kamleshwar (6 January 1932 – 27 January 2007), one of the most powerful writers of the twentieth century. He showed his writing talent in many genres like the story, novel, journalism, column writing, film script. He wrote screenplays for many Hindi films and wrote Darpan, Chandrakanta, Betaal Pachisi, Virat Yug, etc. for Indian television series. He also wrote the first authentic and historical mass-platform media story ‘Hindustan Hamara’ based on the Indian independence movement. He was born on 6 January 1932.
Kapil Dev, the captain of India’s first Cricket World Cup-winning team and the most successful all-rounder. Kapil Dev’s game and his statistics are proof of this. This famous cricketer of India was born in Haryana to a timber merchant. Kapil Dev entered first-class cricket in 1975. He was voted ‘Indian Cricketer of the Century by Wisden in 2002. He was also the coach of the Indian cricket team for 10 months. He was born on 6 January 1959.
A. R. Rahman, a famous musician. His full name is Alla Rakha Rehman. Apart from Hindi, Rahman, the king of music, has also composed music for films in many languages. Rahman had inherited music from his father. He was born on 6 January 1966.
Naib Subedar Bana Singh, an Indian person awarded the Param Vir Chakra. He received this honor in 1987. India’s four meetings with Pakistan took place on the battlefield, there are some other fronts, where the brave hearts of India have destroyed the plans of Pakistan. Siachen front is also one such front, in which Naib Subedar Bana Singh of 8 Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry got Param Vir Chakra for his cleverness, valor, and courage. He was born on 6 January 1949 in Kadyal village, Jammu and Kashmir.
Bharat Vyas (6 January 1918 – 4 July 1982), a famous lyricist of Hindi films. Poetry talent was visible in him since childhood. He started writing by the age of 17-18. After matriculating from Churu, he went to Calcutta. His first song was Aao Veero Hillmil Gaye Vande Mataram. A play named Ramu Channa was also written by him. After 1942, he came to Bombay, he also acted in some films but got fame through songwriting. He has written songs in films like Do Aankhye Barah Haath, Navrang, Boond Jo Ban Gayi Moti. He was born on 6 January 1918 in Bikaner.
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6 January in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:
Tyagaraja (4 May 1767 – 6 January 1847), a famous musician. He was the poet of Bhaktimarga. He composed devotional songs dedicated to Lord Shri Ram. His best songs are often sung at religious events. Tyagaraja had enriched art as well as society and literature. His scholarship is reflected in each of his works, although the work ‘Pancharatna’ is said to be his best. He used to describe Lord Rama as a friend, master, father, and helper in his works. He died on 6 January 1847.
Om Rajesh Puri (18 October 1950 – 6 January 2017), one of those famous actors of Hindi films, who could play any role with his acting ability. Every style of his acting impresses the audience. When Om Puri’s smiling face is seen on the silver screen, then the audience also feels his happiness and the audience is also sad in his pain. He was also honored with ‘National Film Award’, ‘Filmfare Award’ and ‘Padma Shri’ etc. for his valuable contribution to Hindi films. Om Puri was that star of Hindi cinema, whom people loved to see in every role. Be it artistic cinema or commercial cinema, he was able to make an impact everywhere. He died on 6 January 2017 in Andheri, Mumbai.
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Notable events on 6 January in Indian and World history
6 January 1838 – Alfred Weil and Samuel Morse successfully demonstrated the electric telegraph to the world.
6 January 1852 – Louis Braille, a French educator and inventor, died.
6 January 1861 – The country of Romania came into existence.
6 January 1861 – Victor Horta, the great Belgian architect, was born.
6 January 1872 – Juliano Moreira, a Brazilian psychiatrist, was born.
6 January 1907 – Maria Montessori opened the first school and day-care center for working-class children in Rome, Italy.
6 January 1912 – Alfred Wegener presented the theory of continental drift.
6 January 1918 – Germany recognized the independence of Finland.
6 January 1924 – Earl Scruggs, an American musician noted for popularizing a three-finger banjo picking style, was born.
6 January 1927 – Gaspar Henaine, a Mexican actor, was born.
6 January 1929 – Mother Teresa came to Kolkata to serve the sick and poor people in India.
6 January 1939 – The comic strip ‘Superman’, published daily in newspapers, started.
6 January 1946 – The first general elections in Vietnam were held.
6 January 1947 – The All-India Congress Committee accepted the Partition of India.
6 January 1950 – Britain recognized the Communist government of China.
6 January 1983 – The Indian National Congress had to face defeat in the Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka assembly elections for the first time.
6 January 1987 – Astronomers at the University of California saw the first glimpse of the formation of a galaxy 12 billion light-years away.
6 January 1989 – Satwant Singh and Kehar Singh, both the convicts of Indira Gandhi’s assassination, were hanged.
6 January 2010 – The operation of the Yamuna Bank-Anand Vihar section of metro trains in New Delhi started.
6 January 2012 – a suicide attack in the Syrian capital Damascus killed 26 people and injured 63.
6 January is observed as World Day of War Orphans. It is celebrated every year to create awareness about the plight of the war orphans and to address the traumatic conditions faced by them.