Today in Indian History
Events for July 15

15-July-1783 Sir Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy, great Indian Merchant, Industrialist and philanthrophist, was born in Bombay. He aided famine relief, financed public works like wells, roads, causeways and bridges; founded dispensaries and hospitals; established educational institutions and scholarship funds; etc. He was receipent of a Knighthood and many medals.
15-July-1788 Ghulam Kadir, the infamous son of Jabita Khan, conquered Delhi.
15-July-1902 Judge K. Subba Rao, Chief Justice of Supreme Court of India, was born.
15-July-1903 Kumaraswamy Kamraj, great freedom fighter, social reformer, political leader and member of the Lok Sabha, was born in a trading family at Virudhunagar in Tamil Nadu.
15-July-1904 Mogubai Kurdikar, veteran singer of ‘Jaypur Gharana’, was born.
15-July-1917 Tukaram Tanaji Sawant, educationist and famous Hindi writer, was born at Pokharam, (Maharashtra).
15-July-1920 Earthquake in Delhi.
15-July-1936 Hridayanand ‘Kumaresh’ Tiwari, great Hindi poet and writer, was born in Reoti, U.P.
15-July-1948 Establishment of ‘PEPS’ (Patiyala and East Punjab States Union).
15-July-1955 Bharat Ratna, India’s highest award, was announced to be given to Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964) by the President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad.
15-July-1967 Narayan Shripad Rajhans (Balgandharv), famous singer and actor, passed away.
15-July-1969 Air Chief Marshal Arjan Singh, Padma Vibhushan, DFC. retired as the Air Officer Commanding, India Command. After retirement he was appointed as the Ambassador in Switzerland.
15-July-1979 Morarji Desai resigns as PM. Jagjivan Ram elected Janata Parliamentary party leader.
15-July-1980 Gajanan Vishwanath Ketkar, editor of `Kesri’ and `Maratha’, passed away.
15-July-1986 India protests against China’s intrusion of six to seven km into the Indian territory in Arunachal Pradesh.
15-July-1986 Sandhya Agarwal made 190 runs in third Womens Test Cricket setting a new record in England.
15-July-1987 Rajiv Gandhi,Congress President, expels V. C. Shukla, Arif Mohammed Khan and Arun Nehru from Congress for anti-party activities.
15-July-1991 The 25-day-old Narasimha Rao government wins a vote of confidence in Lok Sabha by securing 241 to 111; 112 abstained.
15-July-1991 Jagannathrao Joshi, veteran leader of Janata Party `Karnataka Kesri’, died.
15-July-1992 Lucknow High Court stays any construction activity near the disputed temple in Ayodhya.
15-July-1993 JD (A)’s Ajit Singh pegs his group’s support to government on PM’s appearance before the JPC.
15-July-1993 Maninderjit Singh Bitta,Punjab Minister of State for Irrigation, appointed new Youth Cong (I) President.
15-July-1997 Mahesh Chander Mehta, Environmental activist, wins Ramon Magsaysay Award.
15-July-2000 The Maharashtra Government gives the green signal to police to proceed against Shiv Sena Chief Bal Thackeray for his alleged role in the 1992-93 Mumbai communal riots.














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