8 April in Indian and World History
8 April in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 8 April is the birth anniversary of Amit Trivedi.
8 April is also observed as the death anniversary of Mangal Pandey, and Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay.
8 April in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:
Amit Trivedi, an Indian music director, singer, and lyricist. As a contemporary music director. In 2010, he was awarded National Film Award for Best Music Direction. He was born on 8 April 1979.
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8 April in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:
Mangal Pandey was an Indian soldier who played a key part in the events immediately preceding the outbreak of the Indian rebellion of 1857. He was a sepoy (infantryman) in the 34th Bengal Native Infantry (BNI) regiment of the British East India Company. In 1984, the Indian government issued a postage stamp to remember him. His life and actions have also been portrayed in several cinematic productions. He was executed on 8 April 1857.
Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay (27 June 1838 – 8 April 1894), an Indian novelist, poet and journalist. He was the composer of Vande Mataram, originally in Sanskrit, personifying India as a mother goddess and inspiring activists during the Indian Independence Movement. Chattopadhyay wrote fourteen novels and many serious, satirical, scientific and critical treatises in Bengali. He is known as Sahitya Samrat (Emperor of Literature) in Bengali. He died on 8 April 1894.
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Notable events on 8 April in Indian and World history
8 April 1929 – At the Delhi Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt throw handouts and bombs to court arrest.
8 April 1945 – After an air raid accidentally destroys a train carrying about 4,000 Nazi concentration camp internees in Prussian Hanover, the survivors are massacred by Nazis.
8 April 1950 – India and Pakistan sign the Liaquat–Nehru Pact.