On This Day 24 October

Important Days

World Development Information Day


World Polio Day

Important Events

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1894 – Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, Indian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1987)

1914 – Lakshmi Sahgal, Indian Independence movement revolutionary and Officer of Indian National Army (d. 2012)

1921 – R. K. Laxman, Indian illustrator (d. 2015)

1935 – Mark Tully, Indian-English journalist and author

Death/ Death Anniversary

1991 – Ismat Chughtai, Indian author and screenwriter (b. 1915)

2014 – S. S. Rajendran, Indian actor, director, and producer (b. 1928)

2017 – Girija Devi, Indian classical singer (b. 1929)