This Day in History on 9 October
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 9 October. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.
World Post Day: World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October to raise awareness among people about the role of the postal sector for people.
1949: The Territorial Army was established.
1238: Nizamuddin Auliya was a Sunni Muslim scholar, Sufi saint of the Chishti Order, and one of the most famous Sufis on the Indian Subcontinent.
1877: Gopabandhu Das was a social worker, reformer, political activist, journalist, poet and essayist.
1897: Minjur Bhaktavatsalam, Indian lawyer and politician, 6th Chief Minister of Madras State (d. 1987)
1916: Khudiram Das was an Indian scholar, educationist, critic, litterateur, an authority on Rabindra literature and linguistic expert.
1924: Immanuvel Devendrar was a freedom fighter, Civil Rights Activist and worker for the Indian National Congress in Tamil Nadu, India.
1929: Sudhin Dasgupta was a prolific Bengali music director, lyricist, and singer.
1945: Amjad Ali Khan, an Indian classical sarod player, best known for his clear and fast ekhara taans.
1950: Meera Shankar, India’s second female ambassador to the United States of America.
1968: Anbumani Ramadoss, Indian politician from Tamil Nadu, India.
1985: Sayani Gupta, Indian film actress who appears in Hindi films.
1987: Vedita Pratap Singh, Indian model and actor.
1968: Anbumani Ramadoss, Indian politician
Death/ Death Anniversary
1963: Saifuddin Kitchlew was an Indian freedom fighter, barrister, politician and later a leader of the peace movement.
1992: Sukhdev Singh Sukha was a member of the Khalistan Commando Force and one of the assassins of Arun Vaidya.
1992: Harjinder Singh Jinda was owing allegiance to the Sikh militant group Khalistan Commando Force and one of the two assassins of Arun Vaidya.
1993: Commandur Rajagopalachari Rangachari was a fast bowler who represented India in Test cricket.
2000: Patrick Anthony Porteous, Indian-Scottish colonel, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1918)
2006: Kanshi Ram was an Indian politician and social reformer who worked for the upliftment and political mobilisation of the Bahujans.
2010: S. S. Chandran was a comedy actor, producer and politician from Tamil Nadu, India.
2013: Raghumudri Srihari was an Indian actor who was active mainly in Telugu cinema.
2015: Ravindra Jain, Indian composer and director (b. 1944)