1915 – Naik Gian Singh was born. Gian Singh was a Naik in the 15th Punjab Regiment, in the Indian Army during World War 2. He was honored by Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces by King George VI, in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on 16 October 1945. He served Indian Army till the retirement, and died in 1996.
1929 – A Syrian Catholic priest Varghese Payapilly Palakkappilly died. He founded the Congregation of the Sisters of the Destitute. He was declared as Servant of God by Varkey Vithayathil, Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church in 2009. He died of typhoid and was buried in St. John Nepumsian Syrian Catholic Church, Konthuruthy.
1976 – Prabhu Lal Bhatnagar, popularly known as P.L.Bhatnaga Died. Bhatnagar was an Indian Maathematician, known his contribution to the Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook (BGK) collision model used in Lattice Boltzmann methods (LBM). He was honored with Padmabhushan Award on 26th January 1968 by the President of India.
1991 – Founder of The Indian Express, Ramnath Goenka died. Goenka established Indian Express Group and launched The Indian Express. In 2000, India Today magazine, named him amongst their list of “100 People Who Shaped India”. His conflict with Dhirubhai Ambani is still remembered. The dispute between them ended when Ambani suffered a stroke. The battle between them took a new direction and became a national crises. Goenka also played a significant role during the “Emergency” in India and challenged Indira Gandhi.