Birsa Munda, tribal leader and folk hero, reverred as an important figure in the Indian independence movement, dies in British prison in Ranchi under mysterious circumstances.This was in the year 1900.

Anoushka Shankar

Kiran Bedi, a Ramon Magsaysay awardee and country’s first woman officer in the IPS (now retired), was born this day in 1949.

Anoushka Shankar, a well known sitarist and the daughter of Ravi Shankar, celebrates her birthday today.

MF Hussain, the legendary painter, passed away this day in 2011 following a heart attack.