Today in Indian History - 16 Mar 2019

16-March-1527 - Rana Sangram Singh, King of  Mewad, attacked on Mughal Emperor Babur near Kanwa at Agra.

16-March-1556 - Amarsingh, Rajput king of Mewar, was born.

16-March-1599 - Shahaji Raje Bhosale, father of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, was born.

16-March-1832 - Sarfoji Bhosle, King of Tanjawar, passed away.

16-March-1860 - Dr. W.M. Haffkine, great scientist, bacteriologist and professor, was born at Odessa in Russia.

16-March-1877 - Nanalal Dalpatram Kavi, famous poet, Gujarati litterateur and Headmaster, was born.

16-March-1880 - Parshuram Rajshekhar Basu, famous Bengali writer, was born.

16-March-1901 - Pralhad Balacharya Gajendragadkar, Chief Justice of Supreme Court of India, was born.

16-March-1902 - A. Appadorai, educationist and author, was born at Angadipuram, Kerala.

16-March-1910 - Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, cricketer (Nawab of Pataudi sr, England & India), was born in Pataudi, Punjab.

16-March-1912 - Gandhiji commends Gokhale's attempts for abolition of indenture system.

16-March-1924 - Bhupendranath Basu, great freedom fighter, President of Congress and fluent orator, passed away.

16-March-1928 - C.V. Raman announced his discovery of ''new radiation'' to an assembly of scientists at Bangalore.

16-March-1939 - Subroto Mukherjee became the first Indian Officer to command a squadron when he took over No.1.

16-March-1945 - Ganesh Damodar Savarkar, who was a revolutionary and brother of Swatantriya  Veer Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, passed away.

16-March-1946 - India calls Attlee's independence offer contradictory, 'a propaganda move'.

16-March-1946 - Alladiya Khan, famous singer of Kolhapur Darbar, passed away.

16-March-1966 - Judge Amal Kumar Sarkar became the Chief Justice of India. He held  this office till 29/06/1966.

16-March-1977 - Sixth General Election of India begins.

16-March-1986 - Internationally wanted criminal Charles Sobharaj and 6 other prisoners escape from Tihar Jail.

16-March-1992 - Satyajit Ray, veteran film producer and director, was presented the honorary Oscar by a three-member Oscar committee at a Calcutta nursing home.

16-March-1993 - Bomb blast in a multi-storey building in Calcutta kills 70 people.

16-March-1993 - Central government introduces pension scheme for 170 million EPF subscribers.

16-March-1995 - K. Karunakaran resigns as CM of Kerala; Finance Minister presents Central Budget.

16-March-1995 - World's best 7th wkt stand of 461 runs by Bhupinder Singh Jr. & P. Dharmani.

16-March-1997 - The first batch of three Russian-made Sukhoi-30 combat aircraft reaches India.

16-March-1997 - Saidian Shafi, correspondent, Ankhon Dekhi', TV news magazine, and his personal security officer killed by militants in Srinagar.

16-March-1998 - Sonia Gandhi is elected chairperson of the Congress(I) Parliamentary Party.

16-March-1999 - Amarjeet Kaypee of Haryana, during an innings of 148 against Madhya Pradesh in the super-league match at Rajnandgaon, overtook Ashok Malhotra's 7,274 runs and became the highest run-getter in Ranji Trophy.

16-March-1999 - The Shiromani Akali Dal creates a record by unanimously electing Bibi Jagir Kaur Begowal as the first woman president of the SGPC.

16-March-2000 - Rabri Devi, Bihar Chief Minister, wins trust vote.

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