9 February in Indian and World History
9 February in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 9 February is the birth anniversary of Chittarath Poovakkatt Krishnan Nair, Vishnu Khare, Shyama Charan Gupta, and Parimarjan Negi.
9 February is also observed as the death anniversary of Balkrishna Chapekar, Baba Amte, and O.P. Dutta.
9 February in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:
Chittarath Poovakkatt Krishnan Nair (9 February 1922 – 17 May 2014), the founder and chairman of Emirates of Hotel Leelaventure. He started his career with the Indian Army, initially set up a textile unit. Later in the year 1981, he started a luxury hospitality chain named Leela Palace, a hotel and resort brand. In February 2013, he resigned as chairman of Hotel Leelaventure, handing over the reins of the business to his sons Vivek and Dinesh Nair. He was born on 9 February 1922 in Kannur, Kerala.
Vishnu Khare (9 February 1940 – 19 September 2018), an Indian Hindi poet, translator, literary and film critic, journalist, and scriptwriter. He wrote both in Hindi and English. He taught English literature at the university level, served as the Program Secretary of Sahitya Akademi, the National Academy of Letters in India, and was editor of the Hindi daily Navbharat Times in Lucknow, Jaipur, and New Delhi. He was born on 9 February 1940.
Shyama Charan Gupta, a Bharatiya Janata Party politician, the current MP from Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. He is a member of the 14th Lok Sabha and 16th Lok Sabha. He was born on 9 February 1945.
Rahul Roy (born 9 February 1968) is an Indian actor, producer, and former model. He plays a lot of characters in Hindi films and TV series.
Parimarjan Negi, a famous Grand Master player. He is the youngest Indian player to win the title of Grand Master. In 2005, Parimarjan Negi became the world’s youngest ‘International Master’. In 2002, Parimarjan achieved international success for the first time at the Under 10 Asian Championships in Tehran. He was born on 9 February 1993 in Uttarakhand, India.
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9 February in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:
Balkrishna Chapekar (1873 – 9 February 1899), a famous freedom fighter in Indian history. He was highly influenced by Bal Gangadhar Tilak. He had implemented the anti-plague campaign due to his ruthless behavior. He died on 9 February 1899.
Baba Amte (24 December 1914 – 9 February 2008), a social worker, mainly known for his service to leprosy ‘charities destroys’, With the motto of ‘Work creates’, he has shown dignity to thousands of lepers as well as a ray of hope to the homeless and displaced tribals. His full name was Murlidhar Devidas Amte. He died on 9 February 2008 in Maharashtra.
O.P. Dutta (1922 – 9 February 2012), an Indian filmmaker and writer. He began his career in 1948, as director for the film, ‘Pyar Ki Jeet’. The film catapulted her to a ‘Super Star’ sensation. He directed nine films until 1959, after which he got into writing dialogues, scripts, and stories for films. He died on 9 February 2012.
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Notable events on 9 February in Indian and World history
9 February 1962 – Jamaica signed the documents to become an independent country.
9 February 1667 – A peace treaty was signed between Poland and Russia.
9 February 1788 – Austria declared war on Russia on this day.
9 February 1801 – Austria and France signed the Luneville Peace Treaty.
9 February 1824 – The famous nineteenth-century Bengali poet and playwright Michael Madhusudan Dutta converted to Christianity.
9 February 1931 – In India, for the first time, a postage stamp with a picture in honor of a person was issued.
9 February 1941 – British forces captured the Libyan coastal city of Al Aghila.
9 February 1951 – the work of making a list was started for conducting the first census in independent India.
9 February 1971 – The Apollo 14 mission returned to Earth from the Moon.
9 February 1973 – Biju Patnaik was elected leader of the opposition in the state assembly of Orissa.
9 February 1975 – The Russian spacecraft “Soyuz 17” returned to Earth after 29 days from space.
9 February 1979 – The constitution was changed in the African country of Nigeria in 1979.
9 February 1991 – Voters in Lithuania voted for independence.
9 February 1999 – Indian director Shekhar Kapur’s film ‘Elizabeth’ was nominated for Oscar.
9 February 2007 – Pakistan’s opposition party Jamaati Ulema Islami removed Jinnah from the list of freedom fighters.
9 February 2009 – The Supreme Court gave notice to the UP government on illegal constructions in and around the Taj Mahal.
9 February 2016 – two trains collided in the German province of Bavaria, in which 12 people were killed and 85 people were badly injured.