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Today in Indian History- 9 Dec

First meeting of Indian Constituent Assembly to write the Constitution of India

First day of Indian_Constituent_Assembly_opt

The Constituent Assembly, consisting of indirectly elected representatives, was established to draft a constitution for India (including the now-separate countries of Pakistan and Bangladesh). It existed for almost three years, the first parliament of India after independence in 1947. The Assembly was not elected on the basis of universal adult suffrage, and Muslims and Sikhs received special representation as minorities. The Muslim League boycotted the Assembly after failing to prevent its creation. The Assembly met for the first time in New Delhi on 9 December 1946, and its last session was held on 24 January 1950.

Birthday of Sonia Gandhi

sonia gandhi with Indira, Rajiv, sanjay, rahul and priyanka_opt

Birth Anniversary of famed Carnatic musician, Mr V. Dakshinamoorthy

Birth anniversary of V Dakshinmoorthy
V dakshinmoorthy with llaiyaraja

Venkateswaran Dakshinamoorthy was a veteran carnatic musician and composer and music director of Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi films. He had given music for over 125 films with 859 songs to his credit which were composed over a period of 50 years. He was guru of many singers and Music Directors including P. Leela, P. Susheela, Kalyani Menon and Ilaiyaraja.

Birthday of Ida S. Scudder

Ida Scudder with First-Seven-Nurses of CMC Vellore in 1905_opt
Ida Scudder, the women who started one of Asia’s foremost teaching hospitals, the Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore, India. Seen here with first 7 nurses at the hospital

Birthday of Shatrughan Sinha

Shatrughan Sinha holding his daughter Sonakshi Sinha
Bollywood actor and politician Shatrughan Sinha seen here with his family

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