This Day in History – April 20

This Day in History – April 20

1914 – One of the greatest Oriya writers, Gopinath Mohanty was born. He has several awards to his credit like Soviet Land Nehru Award (1970), Jnanpith Award (1973), Padma Bhushan (1981), Sahitya Akademi Award (1993) etc. for his contribution to the literature of...
This Day In History- December 11

This Day In History- December 11

1922 – Considered as one of the best actors in history of Indian Cinema, ‘Tragedy King’ Dilip Kumar was born. Born as Muhammad Yousuf Khan, he made his debut with Bombay Talkies’ ‘Jwar Bhata’ (1944). It was eminent author Bhagwati...

This Day In History- August 23

1918 – Popular Marathi poet, essayist and writer Govind Vinayak Karandikar or Vinda Karandikar was born. He was a prominent Marathi poet and his poetic works include ‘Svedgangaa’, ‘Mrudgandha’, ‘Dhrupad’, ‘Jaatak’ and ‘Virupika’. He also penned poems for...

This Day In History- July 30

1928 – India’s first Braille editor Thakur Vishwa Narain Singh was born. He was the force behind getting Hindu religious scriptures translated into Braille. He was awarded the Soviet Land Nehru Award in 1977 in recognition of his contribution to Braille...