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This Day in History on 24th April

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

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 24th April. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days:

  • National Panchayati Raj Day (India)

Important Events:

1311: General Malik Kafur returns to Delhi after campaign in South India.
1929: First non-stop flight from England to India takes-off.
1932: 450 people seized by British for defying ban on Indian National Congress.
1959: Nehru meets the exiled Dalai Lama in Mussoorie.
1980: Baba Gurbachan Singh, Nirankari chief, assassinated. His son named as the new chief.
1996: Indian Express launches Vizag (17th) edition.
1996: SC holds that bank managers acting beyond their authority in allowing overdrafts and passing cheques would be amounted to committing misconduct.

Birthday / Anniversary:

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, cricketer
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, cricketer

1973: Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, cricketer (prodigy at 16, Indian capt at 23), was born in Bombay.
1888: Bishnu Ram Medhi, chief minister of Assam and Governor of Madras, was born at Hajo.
1918: Durgaprasad Dhar, former Vice President of Planning Commission, was born.
1966: Margashayam Venkataramana, cricketer (Indian off-spinner 1989), was born in Secunderabad.
1934: Jayakanthan, Indian journalist and author (d. 2015)

Death / Death Anniversary:

Jamini Roy, Padmabhushan awardee and famous painter
Jamini Roy, Padmabhushan awardee and famous painter

1858: Kunwar Singh, revolutionary of Indian mutiny and freedom fighter, passed away. He fought his last battle near Jagdishpur, Bihar on April 23, 1858 and defeated the Britishers but was deeply wounded. He also organised the national rebels.
1942: Shri Dinanath Mangeshkar, famous Marathi singer, nationalist, musician and actor, passed away at the age of 41.
1944: Shivprasad Gupta, philanthropist, freedom fighter and educationist, passed away.
1972: Jamini Roy, Padmabhushan awardee and famous painter, passed away.
1974: Ramdhari Singh alias ‘Dinkar’, veteran famous Hindi writer and poet, passed away.
1944: S. L. Kirloskar, 91, industrial magnate, passed away in Pune.
2011: Sathya Sai Baba, Indian guru and philanthropist (b. 1926)

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