1928 – Carnatic Music Violinist  T.N.Krishnan was born. He made his debut performance at the age of 8. At a young age he accompanied legends like Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar, Musiri Subrmania Iyer, Alathur Brothers, Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar and Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer. In the present generation of musicians, he is one of the few instrumentalists who can provide this experience to listeners and create in their minds nostalgic memories of a bygone era. Also Krishnan was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1974 and became a fellow of the academy in 2006. He received the Sangeetha Kalanidhi in 1980. Krishnan was awarded the Padma Shri in 1973 and the Padma Bhushan in 1992 by the Government of India.

Sukumari actress

1941 – Indian film actress Sukumari was born. She made her debut at the age of 1o and primarily acted in Tamil and Malayalam films. It is presumed that she did a total of about two-thousand five hundred throughout her career. In 2003, she was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India for her contributions towards the arts. And she recently won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Namma Gramam (2010).

Vinod Khanna

1946 – Indian actor, film producer and politician, Vinod Khanna was born. He was born in Peshawar (now in Pakistan) in a business oriented family. He pursued his education in Mumbai and started his film career in 1968 with the film, Man ka Meet as a villain. Though he joined Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) in 1997, he is still connected with his films. His last film Dabangg was a biggie. Also he bagged many awards and honors throughout his career including a Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award.

1969 – The Narmada Water Disputes Tribunal was constituted by the Government of India. This constitution was passed to resolve the waster dispute. Narmada river flows to Arabian sea after passing through states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujrat. It was an Inter-state dispute for implementing and sharing the water. So as per the Tribunal’s decision, 30 major, 135 medium, and 3000 small dams, were granted approval for construction including raising the height of the Sardar Sarovar dam.

1996 – Naik Gian Singh died. 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.