5 April – Birthdays
- Babu Jagjivan Ram – Jagjivan Ram was also known as “Babuji” in political circles. He was an Independence activist and politician who was born in Arrah, Bihar in 1908. He was the youngest minister in Jawaharlal Nehru first cabinet and was given the portfolio of Labor Minister. He served as a Minister for 40 years with subsequent Indian National Congress (INC) governments, the most important being the Defense minister portfolio during the 1971 Indo-Pak war.
- Anu Garg – Anu Garg is an Indian born American citizen who was born on April 5, 1967 in Meerut, India. He founded wordsmith.org which is an online community for word lovers from over 200 countries.
5 April – Death anniversaries
- Divya Bharti – Divya Om Prakash Bharti was an Indian model and film actress who acted in commercial movies in Hindi and Telugu cinema. She started her career at an age of 14 and gave her first blockbuster hit in Telugu named “Bobbilli Raja” at the age of 16. Her career in Bollywood peaked in 1992 where she was part of more than 14 Hindi films which is still an unbroken record. Divya Bharti died on 5 April, 1993 under mysterious circumstances after falling off from her Apartment balcony in Versova, Mumbai.
- Pandita Ramabai – Pandita Ramabai was born on 23rd April, 1858 in Madras, British India. She was a social reformer and worked for uplifting the status of women in Indian society. She was honored with titles of “Pandita” and “Saraswati” in Calcutta, Bengal in recognition of her skills in Sanskrit. Pandita Ramabai died from septic bronchitis on 5 April 1922 just before her 64th birthday.