Today in Indian History - 07 Mar 2019

07-03-1647 - Guru Dadaji Konddev, master of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, died.

07-03-1911 - Sachchitanand Hiranand Vatsyayan, (Agyeya), modern Hindi literary journalist, freedom fighter and the winner of Jnanpith Award of 1979, was born.

07-03-1921 - Kulwant Singh Virk, famous Hindi writer and journalist, was born.

07-03-1934 - Nariman Jamshedji Contractor "Nari Contractor", cricketer (Indian batsman & captain) was born in Godhra, Gujarat.

07-03-1942 - Umesh Narayan Kulkarni, cricketer (Indian pace bowler in four Tests 1967-68), was born in Alibaug, Maharashtra.

07-03-1952 - Parmahansa Yogananda, great saint, social reformer and writer, died at Los Angles.

07-03-1956 - A gigantic steel tube plant opened in Jamshedpur. It was the first of its kind in India.

07-03-1961 - Govind Ballabh Pant passed away. He had served eight years as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He was bestowed with Bharat Ratna in 1959.

07-03-1974 - T. T. Krishnamachari, former Finance Minister, passed away.

07-03-1987 - Sunil Gavaskar becomes the first batsman to score 10,000 test runs in cricket a match against Pakistan at Ahmedabad.

07-03-1994 - India and Iran sign three MoU in Tehran.

07-03-1996 - Union Cabinet clears decks for extending benefits of reservation to Dalit Christians.

07-03-1998 - A. B. Vajpayee is elected leader of the BJP Parliamentary Party.

07-03-1999 - 22 persons are killed and six injured when an AN-32 transport aircraft of the IAF crashes at Pappankulam near Indira Gandhi International Airport in south-west Delhi.

07-03-2000 - A. Madhava Reddy, Andhra Pradesh Panchayati Raj Minister, dies in a landmine blast at Ghatkesar village in Ranga Reddy district.

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