6 October in Indian and World History

Saurav Singh
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6 October in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 5 October is the birth anniversary of Jitan Ram Manjhi, Vinod Khanna, Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj, and Meghnath Saha.

6 October is also observed as the death anniversary of Arvind Trivedi, Babasaheb Bhosale, and Nana Saheb.

Birth Anniversary

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

Jitan Ram Manjhi is a politician of the political party Janata Dal (United) and former Chief Minister of Bihar. He was the Chief Minister of Bihar from 20 May 2014 to 20 February 2015. Jitan Ram Manjhi was the first Dalit person in Bihar politics to reach the post of Chief Minister.


Vinod Khanna (6  October 1946 – 27 April 2017) was a famous actor in Hindi films. He was also elected Lok Sabha MP twice from the Gurdaspur region of Punjab on behalf of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the years 1997 and 1999. He served as the Minister of Tourism and Culture in the Government of India led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Later he was also given the responsibility of Minister of State for External Affairs.

Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj (6 October 1922 – 15 November 2013) was a modern saint and spiritual guru. Kripalu Maharaj was born on October 6, 1922, in Mangarh village of Kunda tehsil of Pratapgarh district. The famous Bhakti Dham at Mangarh in Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh, and Prem Mandir at Vrindavan in Mathura district were built by Kripalu Maharaj. His spiritual education took place in Banaras.

Meghnath Saha (6 October 1893 – 6 February 16, 1956) was an Indian scientist who did important work in the field of mathematics and physics. It was due to his tireless efforts that the ‘Institute of Nuclear Physics’ was established. Dr. Meghnath Saha discovered the physical reasons for the close relationship between the temperature and spectrum of stars.


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Death Anniversary

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

Arvind Trivedi (8 November 1938 – 6 October 2021) was a famous small screen artist in Indian cinema. He played the role of Lankapati Ravana in the famous serial ‘Ramayana’ which aired on Doordarshan. ‘I am Lankadhipati Ravana…’ When the voice of Arvind Trivedi, who played the character of Lankesh in Ramanand Sagar’s much-talked-about serial Ramayana in the 90s, resonated, even the viewers would get goosebumps.

Babasaheb Bhosale (English: Babasaheb Bhosale, born: 15 January 1921 – died: 6 October 2007) was an Indian politician and freedom fighter, who served as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra from 21 January 1982 to 1 February 1983. He was associated with the Indian National Congress Party.


Nana Saheb (English: Nana Saheb, born- May 19, 1824, Venugram, Maharashtra; died- October 6, 1858) was the architect of the first war of Indian independence in 1857. His original name was ‘Dhondupant’. In the freedom struggle, Nana Saheb led the rebels against the British in Kanpur. Peshwa Bajirao Ballal Bhatt II had adopted Nana Saheb. In history, Nana Saheb has also been addressed as Balaji Bajirao.

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Notable events on 6 October in Indian and World History

6 October 1499 – King Louis of France captured Milan.

6 October 1723 – Benjamin Franklin arrived in Philadelphia at the age of 17.

6 October 1762 – British troops captured Manila in the Philippines.

6 October 1862 – The Indian Penal Code Act was passed and came into effect on January 1.

6 October 1903 –  Ernest Walton an Irish physicist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

6 October 1919 – Tambuliski became Prime Minister of Bulgaria.

6 October 1931 – Riccardo Giacconi, an Italian American astrophysicist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

6 October 1935 – Jeevan D Ghosh, India’s longest-serving umpire of 32 years, was born in Bengal.

6 October 1957 – The Soviet Union conducted a nuclear test in Novaya Zemlya.

6 October 1972 – 208 people died due to a train derailment in Mexico.

6 October 1980 – Guyana adopts the Constitution.

6 October 1981 – Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was assassinated by a military group during a military parade in Cairo.

6 October 1981 – Anwar El-Sadat an Egyptian politician, and Nobel Prize Laureate, died.

6 October 1983 – President’s rule was imposed in Punjab.

6 October 1987 – Fiji is declared a republic.

6 October 1994 – UNESCO declared the year 1995 to be celebrated as the United Nations Year of Tolerance.

6 October 1995 – Two Swiss scientists identified a planet outside Earth’s solar system for the first time.

6 October 1999 – The United Nations Disarmament Conference begins in Vienna, the capital of Australia.

6 October 2000 – Violence began after Israeli police forcibly entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque, President Milosevic fled the country amidst a bloodless popular revolution in Yugoslavia, opposition leader Kostunica declared himself President.

6 October 2002 – Nepal’s King Gyanendra Veer Vikram Shah Dev announced not to assume power.

6 October 2004 – America vetoed the proposal to stop Israeli military operations. Alkhanov became President of Chechnya.

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