On This Day 28 August

Important Days

Important Events

1833 – King William IV gives Royal Assent to the Slavery Abolition Act 1833, although slavery remained legal in the possessions of the East India Company until the passage of the Indian Slavery Act, 1843.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1896 – Firaq Gorakhpuri, Indian author, poet, and critic (d. 1982)

1928 – Vilayat Khan, Indian sitar player and composer (d. 2004)

1954 – Ravi Kanbur, Indian-English economist and academic

1961 – Deepak Tijori, Indian actor and director

1966 – Priya Dutt, Indian social worker and politician

Death/ Death Anniversary