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28 February- Today in Indian history

28 February- Today in Indian history (important events from Indian history, birthdays, death anniversaries and other events which affected India’s future)

28 Feb- Death anniversary of Veer Surendra Sai, great Indian freedom fighter and revolutionary. Surendra Sai and his associates resisted the British and protected a large part of Western Odisha region from the British rule. Surendra Sai died in Asirgarh Jail on 28 February 1884.
28 Feb- Death anniversary of Veer Surendra Sai, great Indian freedom fighter and revolutionary. Surendra Sai and his associates resisted the British and protected a large part of Western Odisha region from the British rule. Surendra Sai died in Asirgarh Jail on 28 February 1884.

 

28 Feb- National Science Day, celebrated to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Sir CV Raman on 28 February 1928. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930 for this discovery
28 Feb- National Science Day, celebrated to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Sir CV Raman on 28 February 1928. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930 for this discovery.

 

Death anniversary of Shri Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India. A lawyer by profession, he joined Indian National Congress during the freedom movement and became a major leader. He was imprisoned by British government during the Salt Satyagraha and Quit India movement. He was also elected as the president of the Constituent Assembly of India. Following the first general elections, he was elected President and established a tradition of non-partisanship and independence. He is the only president who has been elected to the office twice.
Death anniversary of Shri Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India. A lawyer by profession, he joined Indian National Congress during the freedom movement and became a major leader. He was imprisoned by British government during the Salt Satyagraha and Quit India movement. He was also elected as the president of the Constituent Assembly of India. Following the first general elections, he was elected President and established a tradition of non-partisanship and independence. He is the only president who has been elected to the office twice.

 

28 Feb- Death anniversary of Shrimati Kamla Nehru, social activist and wife of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
28 Feb- Death anniversary of Shrimati Kamla Nehru, social activist and wife of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

 

28 Feb- Birth anniversary of Shri Krishan Kant, former Vice President of India who served at this position from 1997 until his death
28 Feb- Birth anniversary of Shri Krishan Kant, former Vice President of India who served at this position from 1997 until his death.

 

28 Feb- Calcutta Medical College was started. Established 1835, it was the second college to teach European medicine in Asia.
28 Feb- Calcutta Medical College was started. Established 1835, it was the second college to teach European medicine in Asia.

 

Birth anniversary of Uppalapu Srinivas, famous Indian mandolin player who belonged to the classical Carnatic musical tradition. He is often regarded as the Mozart of Indian classical music. He collaborated with famous musicians like Michael Nyman and Michael Brook during his career as well. He was awarded Padma Shri in 1998 and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2009
Birth anniversary of Uppalapu Srinivas, famous Indian mandolin player who belonged to the classical Carnatic musical tradition. He is often regarded as the Mozart of Indian classical music. He collaborated with famous musicians like Michael Nyman and Michael Brook during his career as well. He was awarded Padma Shri in 1998 and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2009
27 Feb- One of the greatest Indian revolutionaries Chandrashekhar Azad shot himself after a gun fight at Alfred Park, Allahabad to ensure that British police could not arrest him. He started his involvement in the freedom struggle during the non-cooperation movement and gave his name as ‘Azad’. The title of Azad continued with his name thereafter. He later joined Hindustan Republican Association (HRA) formed by Ram Prasad Bismil and trained revolutionaries like Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Batukeshwar Dutt, and Rajguru. He was also one of architects of Kakori Conspiracy where revolutionaries looted the Government treasury. He was one of the three people who were involved in shooting Saunders at Lahore. On 27 Feb, he got surrounded by police and a gun fight ensured. When he had only one bullet left, he shot himself to fulfil his resolve of not being arrested ever. After India’s independence, Alfred Park was renamed Chandrashekhar Azad Park.

27 February- Today in Indian history

29 Feb- Birth anniversary of Shri Morarji Desai, the 4th Prime Minister of India. He served as the prime Minister from 1977 to 1979 as the head of India's first non-Congress Government. He also commands great respect on international front due to his peace activism and efforts to initiate peace between Pakistan and India. He also helped in restoring relations with China and Pakistan after India's first nuclear test in 1974. Morarji was also conferred Pakistan's highest civilian award of Nishan-e-Pakistan.

29 February- Today in Indian history