This Day in History on 2 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 2 September. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1573: Akbar won a decisive battle near Ahmedabad and captured Gujarat.

1859: A solar super storm affects electrical telegraph service.

1946: The Interim Government of India was formed. This temporary government was formed from the Constituent Assembly of India.

1946: Jawaharlal Nehru forms government in India.

1958: National Defense Education Act was signed.

1970: The Vivekanand Rock Memorial at Kanyakumari was inaugurated by President V.V Giri.

1998: Pilotless training aircraft Nishant was successfully flown.

2009: The Andhra Pradesh, India helicopter crash occurred near Rudrakonda Hill, 40 nautical miles (74 km) from Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India. Fatalities included Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, the Chief Minister of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

Sadhana Shivdasani, Indian actress
Sadhana Shivdasani, Indian actress

1838: Bhaktivinoda Thakur was a Hindu philosopher, guru and spiritual reformer of Gaudiya Vaishnavism who effected its resurgence in India in the late 19th and 20th centuries.

1885:T. K. Madhavan was an Indian social reformer, journalist and revolutionary who was involved with the Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana.

1924: Swaroopanand Saraswati, Indian religious leader and freedom fighter. 

1929: Gour Govinda Swami was a Vaishnava religious leader.

Pawan Kalyan, Indian actor politician
Pawan Kalyan, Indian actor politician

1941: Sadhana Shivdasani was an Indian film actress who appeared in many successful films of the 1960s and 70s.

1950: Shovana Narayan, famous and recognized Indian Kathak dancer. 

1953: B. Ravi Pillai, an Indian billionaire businessman.

1956: Raj Khurana was an Indian politician and socialist from Punjab who was a Chief Parliamentary Secretary, of Punjab.

Partho Sen-Gupta, Indian director and screenwriter
Partho Sen-Gupta, Indian director and screenwriter

1956: Nandamuri Harikrishna was an Indian film actor, producer and politician who was the Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha from Andhra Pradesh.

1965: Surekha Yadav, female loco pilot of the Indian Railways in India. 

1965: Partho Sen-Gupta, Indian director and screenwriter

1971: Pawan Kalyan, Indian film actor, producer, director, screenwriter, stunt coordinator, playback singer, choreographer, and politician. 

Sudeep, Indian actor,
Sudeep, Indian actor,

1971: Tochi Raina, Indian singer, composer and philosopher best known as a playback singer in Hindi films.

1973: Sudeep, Indian actor, filmmaker and television presenter

1973: Sudeep, Indian film actor, director, producer, screenwriter, television presenter and singer, who primarily works in Kannada language films.

Ishant Sharma, Indian cricketer
Ishant Sharma, Indian cricketer

1981: Divyaa Unni, an Indian classical dancer who teaches various forms of dance such as Bharathanatyam, Kuchipudi and Mohiniyattom. 

1984: Revanta Sarabhai, Indian film and theatre actor, dancer, and choreographer from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. 

1984: Gaurav Tiwari was a paranormal investigator, UFO field investigator and ParaNexus representative in India

1988: Ishant Sharma, Indian cricketer who has represented India in Tests, ODIs and T20Is.

1988: Ishant Sharma, Indian cricketer

Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Indian politician
Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Indian politician

Death/ Death Anniversary

2002: Ishaq Bux was an Indian actor.

2002: Ahmad Rahi was a Punjabi poet and writer from Pakistan.

2009: Yeduguri Sandinti Rajasekhara Reddy was the 14th chief minister of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

Goolam Essaji Vahanvati, Indian lawyer
Goolam Essaji Vahanvati, Indian lawyer

2011: Shrinivas Khale was an Indian composer/music director from Maharashtra, India. 

2011: Nanduri Ramamohanarao was a Telugu writer and journalist.

2014: Goolam Essaji Vahanvati, Indian lawyer and politician, 13th Attorney General of India (b. 1949)

Further Reading

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