This Day In History- February 15

1869 – Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan popularly known by his pen name, Ghalib, died. Ghalib was a Persian and Urdu poet from the Mughal Empire during British colonial rule. His honorable creations were Dabir-ul-Mulk, Najm-ud-Daula. Ghalib is the last greatest known poet of the Mughal era and is considered to be one of the most known and influential Urdu poets. Throughout hi s lifetime he mainly wrote many remarkable Ghazals, and since then interpreted and sung by many singers.


1911 – Indian Army Corps of Signals was formed. Indian Army Corps of Signals is an arm of the Indian Army, which deals with its military communications. It was formed as a separate firm under the supervision of Lt Col S H Powell, and contributed significantly in World War 1 and World War 2.

1915 – Singapore Munity, also known as Sepoy Munity was a munity, that involve upto half of 850 Indian soldiers against the British in Singapore during the World War was formed. The Munity, which lasted for 7 days, resulted in killing of 47 British Soldiers and civilians.

1929 – Chief Justice, V. Ramaswami was born. V. Ramaswami was the first judge of independent India, against whom impeachment proceedings were initiated.


1947 – Bollywood actor Randhir Kapoor was born. Eldest son of great Raj Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor also chose to follow his father’s footsteps and started his career with Kal Aaj Aur Kal (1971), as an actor and director. Randhir Kapoor married his debut film co-star, Babita on 6th November 1971. With her he had two daughters, Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor. The actor kept distance from the industry for many days and returned to the films with a role in Housefull (2010).


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