This Day in History – May 5

This Day in History – May 5

1911 – Bengali revolutionary Pritilata Waddedar was born. Initially being a school teacher, she joined Surya Sen’s revolutionary group. In 1932, they decided to attack the Pahartali European Club which had a signboard that read “Dogs and Indians not...
This Day in History – May 4

This Day in History – May 4

1799 – One of the most innovative rulers in the history of India, poet and scholar, ‘Tiger of Mysore’ Tipu Sultan was shot and killed. Tipu Sultan took over the reign of the Sultanate of Mysore in 1782. As a child he was trained in military tactics by French...
This Day in History – May 1

This Day in History – May 1

1919 – One of the most renowned singers of the Indian Film Industry, Prabodh Chandra Dey, popularly known as Manna Dey, was born. He made his debut in playback singing with the movie, Tamanna (1943) and eventually gave the industry his huge contribution of over...
This Day in History – April 30

This Day in History – April 30

1910 – Renowned Telugu poet and lyricist, Srirangam Srinivasarao, better known as Sri Sri, was born. Having the credit of penning more than 1000 songs in Telugu films, he has won several awards for the same. In 1972, he was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award...
This Day in History – April 29

This Day in History – April 29

1848 – Raja Ravi Varma, an Indian painter from the princely state of Travancore, was born.  He achieved recognition for his depiction of scenes from the epics of the Mahabharata and Ramayana. His paintings are considered to be among the best examples of the...