1973 – Popular Indian folk singer Kailash Kher was born. His song ‘Allah Ke Bande’ brought him national spotlight.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

1981 – Skipper of the Indian Cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni who led the team to world cup glory for the second time, was born.

1999 – Captain Vikram Batra embraced martyrdom while trying to rescue an injured officer during the Kargil war. He was honoured with the Param Veer Chakra posthumously.