9 May in Indian and World History

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9 May in Indian and World History

9 May in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 9 May is the birth anniversary of Maharana Pratap, Jahandar Shah, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, A.N. Krishna Rao, Dilipkumar Mansukhlal Gandhi, Deepakbhai Desai, and T. Rajendar.

9 May is also observed as the death anniversary of Bhaurao Patil, Shahoji II, Talat Mahmood, and Nedurumalli Janardhana Reddy.

Birth Anniversary

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

Maharana Pratap (9 May 1540 – 19 January 1597), The king of Mewar (a region in north-western India in the present-day state of Rajasthan). He was known for his participation in the Battle of Haldighati and Battle of Dewair to resist Mughal’s expansion. He was born on 19 January 1597 in Chavand, Mewar (Present-day Chavand, Udaipur District, Rajasthan, India).

Jahandar Shah (9 May 1661 – 12 February 1713), a Mughal Emperor who ruled for a brief period in 1712–1713. He was the son of Bahadur shah I and Nizam Bai. He was defeated in the battle at Agra on 10 January 1713 by Farrukhsiyar and then he fled to Delhi and lived in confinement for a month, until 11 February 1713, when professional stranglers were sent to murder him. He was born on 9 May 1661 in Deccan, Mughal Empire.

Gopal Krishna Gokhale (9 May 1866 – 19 February 1915), an Indian liberal political leader and a social reformer during the Indian Independence Movement. Gokhale was a senior leader of the Indian National Congress and the founder of the Servants of India Society. He was also a writer, economist, revolutionary, and philosopher. Along with other contemporary leaders like Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Dadabhai Naoroji, Bipin Chandra Pal, Lala Lajpat Rai, and Annie Besant, Gokhale fought for decades to obtain greater political representation and power over public affairs for common Indians. Gokhale was moderate and is the political guru of Mahatma Gandhi.  He was born on 9 May 1866 in Kotluk, Dist. Ratnagiri, Bombay Presidency, British India.

A.N. Krishna Rao (9 May 1908 – 8 July 1971) an Indian writer. He is one of the best-known writers in the Kannada language and was popularly known as Kadambari Sarvabhouma. He was born on 9 May 1908 in Kolar, Kolar district, Karnataka, India.

Dilipkumar Mansukhlal Gandhi (9 May 1951 – 17 March 2021), an Indian politician and a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) political party. He was a member of the 16th Lok Sabha of India. He died on 17 March 2021 due to COVID-19. He was born on 9 May 1951 in Daund, Maharashtra, India.

Deepakbhai Desai, an Indian spiritual leader from Gujarat, India. He heads Dada Bhagwan Foundation. He teaches the Akram Vignan philosophy developed by Dada Bhagwan. He was born on 9 May 1953 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

T. Rajendar, an Indian film actor, director, composer, screenwriter, songwriter, cinematographer, producer, playback singer, and distributor who works primarily in the Tamil film industry. He is also a politician in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Rajendar founded the All India Latchiya Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam party in April 2004. He was born on born 9 May 1955.

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Death Anniversary  

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

Bhaurao Patil (22 September 1887 – 9 May 1959), The founder of Rayat Education Society. He was a social activist and educator in Maharashtra, India. Bhaurao’s philosophy was earn and learn through which he played an important role in educating backward castes at low income. He was a prominent member of Satyashodhak Samaj, founded by Mahatma Jyotirao Phule. He also got Padma Bhushan in 1959 for his works. Patil died on 9 May 1959 at the age of 71.

Shahoji II, The Maharaja of Kolhapur between 1947 and 1949 died on 9 May 1983.

Talat Mahmood (24 February 1924 – 9 May 1998), an Indian playback singer who is considered as one of the popular male Indian film song and ghazal singers. Although he tried his luck as a film actor, he did not succeed in acting. He died on 9 May 1998 at the age of 74 in Mumbai, India.

Nedurumalli Janardhana Reddy (20 February 1935 – 9 May 2014), an Indian politician from Andhra Pradesh. He was a member of the Indian National Congress, he represented the Visakhapatnam constituency in the Lok Sabha from 1990 to 1992 and served as chief minister of Andhra Pradesh. He died on 9 May 2014 at the age of 79 in Hyderabad, India.

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Notable events on 9 May in Indian and World History

9 May 1943 – Kiyoshi Kuromiya – a Japanese American author and civil rights, anti-war, gay liberation, and HIV/AIDS activist – was born.

9 May 1805 – Friedrich von Schiller a celebrated German poet, playwright, philosopher, and historian whose works continue to resonate with readers and audiences worldwide – died.

9 May 1845 – Gustaf de Laval – a Swedish engineer and inventor who made important contributions to the design of steam turbines and centrifugal separation machinery for dairy – was born.

9 May 1836 – Ferdinand Monoyer – a French ophthalmologist, known for introducing the dioptre in 1872– was born.

9 May 1860 – J.M. Barrie – a Scottish novelist and playwright – was born.

9 May 1874 – Howard Carter – a British archaeologist and Egyptologist best known for discovering the tomb of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun in 1922– was born.

9 May 1921 – Sophie Scholl – a German student and anti-Nazi political activist, active within the White Rose non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany – was born.

9 May 1935 – Roger Hargreaves – an English author and illustrator of children’s books – was born.

9 May 1945 – In World War II The Soviet Union marks Victory Day.

9 May 1960 – the US becomes the first country to legalize the birth control pill.

9 May 2018 – Walmart takes a majority stake of about 77% in Indian online retailer Flipkart for $16 billion.

9 May 2003 – Google introduced its Google AdSense program.

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