Important events from Indian history that happened on 18 March – Birthdays, Death anniversaries and other events which affected India’s future
18 March – Birthdays
- Birth anniversary of Indian cricketer Eknath solkar- Eknath solkar was an Indian all rounder who represented his Country in 27 test matches. He was also known for his fielding closer to the wickets.
- Birth anniversary of Indian actor and producer Shashi Kapoor- Shashi Kapoor had the real name of Balbir Prithviraj Kapoor. He was born in one of the most notable families in Indian film industry. He acted in more than 150 films including several movies in English language as well. His most notable film in English language 4th merchant Ivory. He received several awards for his contribution to Indian cinema including the Dada Saheb Phalke award and Padma Bhushan.
- Birth anniversary of politician and activist Kunji lal dubey who participated in Indian freedom struggle and was a politician from the state of Madhya Pradesh. He also served as the speaker of Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly and was awarded the civilian honour of Padma Bhushan by the government of India.
18 March – Death anniversaries
- Death anniversary of Buddhadeb Basu- Buddhadeb basu is commonly recognized as a poet but he also made immense contribution in terms of novels, short stories, essays et cetera. He is regarded as one of the most influential literary figures of Bengali literature in 20th century. In fact he is considered to be the second most influential figure after Rabindranath Tagore. For his contribution to Bengali literature he was awarded with the Sahitya Academy Award and also the Rabindra Puraskar.
18 March – Important events
- The infamous Rowlatt Act was passed on 18th March 1919. The act gave indefinite powers to the British government where they could incarcerate anyone for a period of 2 years without any trial. This was enacted by the British government to deal with Indian revolutionaries who are a part of the Indian freedom struggle. The act also called upon reducing the freedom of press and extending the emergency measures for a longer period of time. The Act was made with very strong resistance by the Indian population including the Rowlatt Satyagraha called on by congress.