On This Day 22 August

Important Days

Madras Day (Chennai and Tamil Nadu, India)

Important Events

1894 – Mahatma Gandhi forms the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in order to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1924 – Harishankar Parsai, Indian writer, satirist and humorist (d. 1995)

1955 – Chiranjeevi, Indian film actor, producer and politician

Death/ Death Anniversary

1985 – Charles Gibson (historian), Historian of Mexico and its Indians, President of the American Historical Association (b. 1920)

2014 – U. R. Ananthamurthy, Indian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1932)

2018 – Krishna Reddy Indian printmaker, sculptor and teacher (b. 1925)

Krishna Reddy speaks about Modern Art in the Modern and Contemporary galleries at The Metropolitan Museum of Art for Artist Project 2016 episode. © 2016 MMA, photographed by Jackie Neale