On this day 12 January

Important Days

National Youth Day (India)


Important Events


Birth/Birth Anniversary

1598 – Jijabai Shahaji Bhosale, venerated mother of Indian king Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj (d. 1674)

1863 – Swami Vivekananda, Indian monk and philosopher (d. 1902)

1869 – Bhagwan Das, Indian philosopher, academic, and politician (d. 1958)

1889 – Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad, Indian-Pakistani spiritual leader (d. 1965)

1936 – Brajanath Ratha, Indian poet and activist (d. 2014)


1936 – Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Home Affairs (d. 2016)

1972 – Priyanka Gandhi, Indian politician

Death/ Death Anniversary

2005 – Amrish Puri, Indian actor (b. 1932)