April 24

Today in Indian History
Events for April 24


24-April-1311 General Malik Kafur returns to Delhi after campaign in South India.
24-April-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.
24-April-1888 Bishnu Ram Medhi, chief minister of Assam and Governor of Madras, was born at Hajo.
24-April-1918 Durgaprasad Dhar, former Vice President of Planning Commission, was born.
24-April-1929 First non-stop flight from England to India takes-off.
24-April-1932 450 people seized by British for defying ban on Indian National Congress.
24-April-1942 Shri Dinanath Mangeshkar, famous Marathi singer, nationalist, musician and actor, passed away at the age of 41.
24-April-1944 Shivprasad Gupta, philanthropist, freedom fighter and educationist, passed away.
24-April-1959 Nehru meets the exiled Dalai Lama in Mussoorie.
24-April-1965 Kosi Barrage inaugurated by King Mahendra of Nepal.
24-April-1966 Margashayam Venkataramana, cricketer (Indian off-spinner 1989), was born in Secunderabad.
24-April-1972 Jamini Roy, Padmabhushan awardee and famous painter, passed away.
24-April-1973 Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, cricketer (prodigy at 16, Indian capt at 23), was born in Bombay.
24-April-1974 Ramdhari Singh alias ‘Dinkar’, veteran famous Hindi writer and poet, passed away.
24-April-1980 Baba Gurbachan Singh, Nirankari chief, assassinated. His son named as the new chief.
24-April-1993 Congress dissidents K. N. Singh, Natwar Singh, K. L. Fotedar and Shiela Dikshit suspended.
24-April-1993 IA’s Delhi-Srinagar Boeing with 141 persons, hijacked by a Kashmiri militant lands, in Amritsar.
24-April-1994 S. L. Kirloskar, 91, industrial magnate, passed away in Pune.
24-April-1995 K. Karunakaran elected to Rajya Sabha.
24-April-1996 BSE index reaches 3869.87, a new 18-month high.
24-April-1996 Indian Express launches Vizag (17th) edition.
24-April-1996 SC holds that bank managers acting beyond their authority in allowing overdrafts and passing cheques would be amounted to committing misconduct.
24-April-1998 India wins the Coca Cola Cup at Sharjah, beating Australia by six wickets in the final.
24-April-1998 24 persons are killed and 28 injured when some bogies of a goods train break free and roll back to collide with the stationary Manmad-Kacheguda Express at Parli Vaijnath in Maharashtra.