7 March in Indian and World History

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7 March in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 7 March is the birth anniversary of Sachchidananda Hirananda Vatsyayan, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anupam Kher, and Nariman Jamshedji.

7 March is also observed as the death anniversary of Paramahansa Yogananda, Govind Ballabh Pant, Ravi Shankar Sharma, and G. Karthikeyan.

Birth Anniversary

7 March in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:

Sachchidananda Hirananda Vatsyayan (7 March 1911 – 4 April 1987), an Indian writer, poet, novelist, literary critic, and journalist. He did numerous experiments in Hindi literature and was considered the pioneer of the Prayogavaad (experimentalism) movements in modern Hindi literature. He was popularly known as Agyeya. He was honored with the Sahitya Akademi Award (1964), Jnanpith Award (1978), and the internationally reputed Golden Wreath Award for poetry. Agyeya was born Sachchidananda Vatsyayan in the Punjabi Brahmin family on 7 March 1911.

Ghulam Nabi Azad, an Indian politician of the Indian National Congress and was the Minister of Health and Family Welfare. He served as the Leader of opposition in the upper house of the Indian parliament until 2021 February. He has served as the Parliamentary Affairs Minister of India until 27 October 2005, when he was appointed as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. He also led the party successfully in the 2002 Assembly election in Jammu and Kashmir. Ghulam Nabi Azad was born on 7 March 1949 in Jammu and Kashmir, India.

Anupam Kher, an Indian actor and the former Chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India. He is the recipient of the National Film Awards and numerous Filmfare Awards. He has appeared in over 500 films predominantly in the Hindi language, and many plays. In 2004, he was honored with Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award, and also awarded with Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award in 2016 for his outstanding contribution in the field of cinema and arts. He was born on 7 March 1955 in Shimla India.

Nariman Jamshedji, a former cricket player, was a left-handed opening batsman. His professional career ended after a serious injury. At Lord’s in 1959, he broke two ribs in the first innings, despite which he scored 81. H was born on 7 March 1934 in Gujrat, India.

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Death Anniversary

7 March in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:

Paramahansa Yogananda (5 January 1893 –7 March 1952), an Indian monk, yogi, and guru who introduced millions to the teachings of meditation and Kriya Yoga. A chief disciple of the Bengali yoga guru Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri. He went to the west to spread the teachings of yoga to reach a balance between Western material growth and Indian spirituality. He published his book Autobiography of a Yogi in 1946. It is sold more than four million copies and rated as “100 best spiritual books of the 20th Century”. Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs had ordered 500 copies of the book for his own memorial, for each guest to be given a copy. He died on 7 March 1952 in Unites states, at an age of 59.

Govind Ballabh Pant (10 September 1887 – 7 March 1961), an Indian freedom fighter and one of the architects of modern India. He worked with Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru, and various other contemporary leaders. He was the key player in the unsuccessful movement to establish Hindi as the national language of the Indian Union. He was also the first chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. In 1957, He was honored with Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honor. He died on 7 March 1961 in New Delhi, India at an age of 73.

Ravi Shankar Sharma (3 March 1926 – 7 March 2012) is an Indian music director, who had composed music for several Hindi and Malayalam films. He died on 7 March 2012 in Mumbai India.

Karthikeyan(20 January 1949 – 7 March 2015), an Indian politician and the speaker of the Kerala Legislative Assembly. He was the Member of the Legislative Assembly from Aruvikkara, Thiruvananthapuram, who represented the Indian National Congress party. He died on 7 March 2015 in Bengaluru, India, at an age of 66.

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Notable events on 7 March in Indian and World History

7 March 1857 –  Julius Wagner-Jauregg  was an Austrian physician. In 1927, Julius Wagner-Jauregg was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine ,was Born.

7 March 1876 – Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for the telephone.

7 March 1911 – Agyeya, was an Indian writer, poet, and novelist, was born.

7 March 1932 – Lola Beltrán – a Mexican actress and singer – was born.

7 March 1938 – David Baltimore an American biologist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

7 March 1945 – American troops seize the Ludendorff Bridge over the Rhine river at Remagen.

7 March 1962 – Anna Burns, an author, and Booker Prize Winner, was born.

7 March 1987 Evelyn Dove, an acclaimed British singer, actress, died.

7 March 1997 – Edward Mills Purcell an American physicist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, died.

7 March 2006 – Bomb blast in Varanasi happened. These blasts happened in the Sankat Mochan Temple and on Varanasi Cantt railway station. The blasts left 28 people dead in their wake and the terrorist group Lashkar e Taiba had taken the responsibility for them

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