7 May in Indian and World History

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7 May in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 7 May is the birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, Pandurang Vaman Kane, Bala Singh, Keshav Prasad Maurya, Ashwini Bhave, and Sundeep Kishan.

7 May is also observed as the death anniversary of Pasupuleti Kannamba, Bhubaneswar Mishra, Malati Vishram Bedekar, and Prem Dhawan.

Birth Anniversary on 7 May

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

Rabindranath Tagore (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941) an Indian poet, writer, playwright, composer, philosopher, social reformer, and painter. India’s National Anthem, ‘Jana Gana Mana’, is adopted from the writings of the poet and playwright of Rabindranath Tagore. The lines of India’s National Anthem are taken from Rabindranath Tagore’s song, ‘Bharoto Bhagyo Bidhata’. He was the first non-European as well as the first lyricist to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. poet, writer, playwright, composer, philosopher, social reformer, and painter in 1913. He was born on 7 May 1861 in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India now Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

Pandurang Vaman Kane (7 May 1880 – 18 April 1972), a Sanskrit scholar and a notable Indologist. He was famous for his History of Dharmasastra which comes in five volumes consist of 6500 pages. He received India’s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna in 1963. He was born on 7 May 1880 in Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra.

Bala Singh (7 May 1952 – 27 November 2019), an Indian actor who appeared in Tamil language films. He was born on May 7, 1952, in Kaliyakkavilai, Kanyakumari District.

Keshav Prasad Maurya, the deputy chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. He belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party political party. He had contested in the 2014 Indian general elections from the Phulpur parliamentary constituency of Allahabad district and won it. He was declared as Bharatiya Janata Party chief of Uttar Pradesh on 8 April 2016. Maurya has also participated in the Ram Janmabhoomi movement and is active in gauraksha (cow-protection) movement. He is also associated with the RSS and the VHP-Bajrang Dal from an early age. He was born on 7 May 1969 in Sirathu, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Ashwini Bhave, an Indian model, and actress who works in both Hindi and Marathi-language films and television serials. She was born on 7 May 1972 in India and currently, she lives in San Francisco, California.

Sundeep Kishan, an Indian film actor who works mainly in Telugu and Tamil films. He was born on 7 May 1987 in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Death Anniversary on 7 May

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

Bhubaneswar Mishra (15 July 1927 – 7 May 1993), an Indian music director, composer, and classical violin player. He died on 7 May 1993 at the age of 65.

Pasupuleti Kannamba (5 October 1911 – 7 May 1964), an Indian actress, playback singer, and film producer of Telugu cinema, of Andhra Pradesh, India. She died on 7 May 1964 at the age of 52 in Madras, India.

Malati Vishram Bedekar (18 March 1905 – 7 May 2001), the first prominent feminist writer in Marathi literature and also used the pseudonym Vibhavari Shirurkar. She died on 7 May 2001 at the age of 96.

Prem Dhawan, an Indian lyricist, music composer, choreographer, and actor of Bollywood known for his patriotic songs. He is known for the lyrics and compositions of the 1965 Manoj Kumar starrer, Shaheed. He was a winner of the National Film Award for Best Lyrics in 1971 and was honored by the Government of India with Padma Shri in 1970. He died on 7 May 2001 at the age of 77 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Notable events on 7 May in Indian and World History

Some of the Notable events on 7 May in World History are mentioned below:

7 May 1833 – Johannes Brahms – a German composer, pianist, and conductor of the mid-Romantic period – was born.

7 May 1927 – Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, a British and American novelist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

7 May 1934 – World’s largest pearl (6.4 kg) found in Palawan, Philippines.

7 May 1943 – Peter Carey, an Australian novelist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

7 May 1998 – Allan McLeod Cormack a South African-born physicist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, died.

7 May 2013 – Bear attacks in Orissa, India in which 8 people are killed and a dozen are injured.

7 May 2017 – “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” becomes the highest-grossing Indian box office film ever earning $120 million.

7 May Historical Significance

May 7th is a day marked by numerous significant historical events. On this day in 558, the dome of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople collapsed, leading to immediate orders for its reconstruction by Justinian I. The Siege of Orléans was broken by Joan of Arc and the French army in 1429, a pivotal moment in the Hundred Years’ War. In 1664, Louis XIV of France inaugurated the Palace of Versailles, symbolizing the absolute monarchy of the Ancien Régime in France. The first US Presidential inaugural ball was held for George Washington in New York City in 1789, setting a precedent for future presidential inaugurations. Additionally, Ludwig van Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, often regarded as his greatest work, premiered in Vienna in 1824. Each of these events has left an indelible mark on the cultural, political, and architectural history of the world. May 7th also serves as a reminder of the dynamic nature of history and the significant changes that can occur on a single day.

Important Days of 7 May in History

Some of the Notable events on 7 May in History are mentioned below:

  • World Athletics Day (Internationally celebrated): A day to raise awareness about sports and physical activities, encouraging participation across the globe.
  • Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti (India): Commemorating the birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, a revered poet, writer, and philosopher.
  • National Barrier Awareness Day (United States): Dedicated to recognizing the efforts to remove physical and social barriers that restrict people with disabilities.
  • National Roast Leg of Lamb Day (United States): Celebrating a culinary tradition and encouraging the enjoyment of roast leg of lamb as a dish.
  • National Paste Up Day (United States): Acknowledging the historical method of graphic design layout, which involved pasting text and images onto a board before production.
  • National Babysitters Day (United States): A day to appreciate the hard work and dedication of babysitters across the nation.
  • National Fitness Day (United Kingdom): Encouraging people to highlight the role of physical fitness in maintaining health and well-being.
  • Astronomy Day (Internationally celebrated): Aimed at promoting public interaction and engagement with astronomy enthusiasts, groups, and professionals.
  • Bladder Cancer Awareness Day (Internationally celebrated): Focused on raising awareness about bladder cancer, its impact, and the importance of research and support.
  • Learn to Ride a Bike Day (United States): An initiative to encourage children and adults to learn how to ride a bike, promoting cycling as a healthy mode of transportation.
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