This Day in History on 17 September

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 17 September. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Marathwada Liberation Day (Maharashtra)

International Country Music Day: The day bring country music artists and fans together to celebrate country music all over the world.

Important Events

1948: The Nizam of Hyderabad surrenders his sovereignty over the Hyderabad State and joins the Indian Union.

1949: Political Party Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) was founded.

1982: India and Ceylon played their first cricket test match.

Periyar E. V. Ramasamy
Periyar E. V. Ramasamy

2004: Tamil was declared the first classical language in India.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1709: Jagat Singh II was the Maharana of Mewar Kingdom.

1879: Periyar E. V. Ramasamy was an Indian social activist and politician who started the Self-Respect Movement and Dravidar Kazhagam.

M. F. Husain, Indian painter
M. F. Husain, Indian painter

1885: Prabodhankar Thackeray was an Indian social reformer who campaigned against superstitions and social evils in India such as Untouchability, Child marriage and Dowry.

1915: M. F. Husain, Indian painter and director (d. 2011)

1930: Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian violinist and composer (d. 2013)

Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian violinist
Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian violinist

1932: Indarjit Singh, Indian-English journalist

1935: Ramdas Pai, Chancellor of Manipal University and chairman of the Manipal Education and Medical Group.

1943: T. Subbarami Reddy, Indian industrialist, politician, film producer, and philanthropist.

Indarjit Singh, Indian-English journalist
Indarjit Singh, Indian-English journalist

1937: Sitakant Mahapatra, Indian poet and literary critic

1940: Suvra Mukherjee was a First Lady of India serving from the year 2012 until her death.

1945: Bhakti Charu Swami was a spiritual leader of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness and a disciple of ISKCON’s founder A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

Bhakti Charu Swami, Indian religious leader
Bhakti Charu Swami, Indian religious leader
Sitakant Mahapatra, Indian poet
Sitakant Mahapatra, Indian poet

1950: Narendra Modi, Indian politician serving as the 14th and current Prime Minister of India.

1958: Ashok Todi, Indian industrialist heading the Kolkata-based Lux Industries group.

1983: Sanaya Irani, Indian television actress.

Ravichandran Ashwin, Indian cricketer
Ravichandran Ashwin, Indian cricketer

1986: Ravichandran Ashwin, Indian cricketer

1986: Priya Anand, Indian film actress who appears in Tamil, Malayalam, and Hindi films.

1990: Nia Sharma, Indian television actress.

Death/ Death Anniversary

1953:Thiruvarur Viruttachala Kalyanasundaram was a Tamil scholar, essayist and activist.

1979: Madras Rajagopalan Radhakrishnan was an Indian film actor and politician.

1999: Hasrat Jaipuri was an Indian poet, who wrote in the Hindi and Urdu languages.

2005: Kalamandalam Haridas was a renowned Indian Kathakali musician noted for his evocative rendition of the padams.

2005: Venmani Haridas was a renowned Indian Kathakali musician noted for his evocative rendition of the padams.

Further Reading

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