1933 – Eminent artist, cartoonist, designer and director Sattiraju Lakshmi Narayana fondly referred to as ‘Bapu’ was born. Bapu’s style of painting was unique and his works revolved around Hindu mythology. He created the pictorial version of the epic ‘Ramayana’. Bapu collaborated with Mullapudi Venkataramana and together the filmmaker duo wove magic on screen.
In 1975, the pair’s ‘Mutyala Muggu’ won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu. In 1979, Bapu-Ramana’s ‘Toorpu Velle Railu’ also won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu and so did ‘Mister Pellam’ in 1993. Bapu is a recipient of the ‘Rashtrapati Award’.
1946 – The First ever elections for a total of 44 seats in the Representative Assembly of French India were held. The National Democratic Front swept the elections winning 30 out of the 44 seats in the Assembly.
1950 – The ‘Iron Man of India’, India’s first Home Minister Sardar Vallabh bhai Patel passed away. Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, Vallabh bhai joined the freedom struggle by participating and organising various political events. Sardar Patel is remembered for his efforts in laying the foundation for Republic of India.