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