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.

Important Days

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.

Important Events

1949: The Territorial Army was established.

Gopabandhu Das, Indian journalist
Gopabandhu Das, Indian journalist

Birth/Birth Anniversary

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.

M. Bhaktavatsalam, Indian lawyer and politician
M. Bhaktavatsalam, Indian lawyer and politician

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.

Immanuvel Devendrar, Indian soldier
Immanuvel Devendrar, Indian soldier

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.

Amjad Ali Khan, Indian classical Sarod player
Amjad Ali Khan, Indian classical Sarod player
Anbumani Ramadoss, Indian politician
Anbumani Ramadoss, Indian politician

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.

Srihari, Indian actor
Srihari, Indian actor

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)

Further Reading

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