Find out what happened in India on “29 May”

29 – May 1948

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF 2020 THEME WOMEN IN PEACEKEEPING A KEY TO PEACE:

This is the date when in 1948 the first UN peacekeeping mission named the “United Nations Truce Supervision Organization”, or UNTSO, began operations with  3,800 military, police and civilian personnel have lost their lives in the service of peace as a result of acts of violence, accidents and disease. On 29 May, UN offices, alongside Member States and non-governmental organizations, hold solemn events to honour fallen peacekeepers.

29-May-1953

MOUNT EVEREST CONQUERED BY EDMUND HILLARY AND TENSING NORGAY: MOUNT EVEREST DAY (1953):

The 1953 British Mount Everest expedition was the ninth mountaineering expedition to attempt the first ascent of Mount Everest, and the first confirmed to have succeeded when Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit on Friday, 29 May 1953. Led by Colonel John Hunt, it was organised and financed by the Joint Himalayan Committee. News of the expedition’s success reached London in time to be released on the morning of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, 2 June.

29-May-1658

DARA SHUKOH WAS UTTERLY DEFEATED BY AURANGZEB IN THE BATTLE OF SAMUGARH NEAR AGRA:

Battle of Samugarh, Jang-e-Samugarh, (May 29, 1658), was a decisive battle in the struggle for the throne during the Mughal war of succession (1658–1659) between the sons of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan after the emperor’s serious illness in September 1657. The battle of Samugarh was fought between his sons Dara Shikoh (the eldest son and heir apparent) and his two younger brothers Aurangzeb and Murad Baksh (third and fourth sons of Shah Jahan). Dara Shikoh began to retreat towards Samugarh, about 10 miles (16 km) east of Agra, India, south of the Yamuna River, after Aurangzeb had defeated Dara Shikoh’s forces during the Battle of Dharmat.

29-May-1906

TERENCE HANBURY WHITE, NOVELIST (ENGLAND HAVE MY BONES), WAS BORN IN BOMBAY:

Terence Hanbury “Tim” White (29 May 1906 – 17 January 1964) was an English author best known for his Arthurian novels, The Once and Future King, first published together in 1958. One of his most memorable is the first of the series, The Sword in the Stone, published as a stand-alone book in 1938. He was born in Bombay, British India, to English parents Garrick Hanbury White, a superintendent in the Indian police, and Constance Edith Southcote Aston.

29-May-1915

SITA RAM SURAJMAL JAJOO SOCIAL REFORMER AND POLITICIAN WAS BORN:

Sitaram Surajmal Jajoo (29 May 1915 – 25 November 1983) was an Indian politician from the state of the Madhya Pradesh. Did Ll.B. from Allahabad University c 1939. Freedom Fighter 1942 Member Constituent Assembly of India 1950 Member of provisional Parliament (1947-1952) He represented Neemuch Vidhan Sabha constituency in Madhya Bharat (1952-1956). Minister to the Government of Madhya Bharat 1952-1956) & Madhya Pradesh (1956-1962). Minister to Government of Madhya Pradesh 1956. Legislative Assembly by winning General election of 1952 & 1957 Chairman Madhya Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (1972-1977).  

29-May-1936

GANDHI’S ELDEST SON CREATES A CONTROVERSY AS HE CONVERTS TO THE MUSLIM FAITH:

Harilal Mohandas Gandhi (23 August 1888 – 18 June 1948) was the eldest son of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi. He had three younger brothers: Manilal Gandhi, Ramdas Gandhi and Devdas Gandhi. Harilal was involved in the Indian independence movement, and was imprisoned as a satyagrahi six times between 1908 and 1911. In May 1936, at the age of 48, Harilal publicly converted to Islam and named himself Abdulla Gandhi. However later in 1936, on his mother Kasturba Gandhi’s request he converted back to Hinduism through the Arya Samaj and adopted a new name, Hiralal. Harilal died of tuberculosis four months after Gandhi’s death, on the night of 18 June 1948, aged 59. He died at a municipal hospital (now the Sewri TB Hospital) in Mumbai.

29-May-1952

THE SOCIALIST PARTY AND KRISHAK MAZDOOR PRAJA PARTY DECIDE TO FORM A SINGLE PARLIAMENTARY PARTY:

Socialist Party has been the name of several political parties in India, all of which have their roots in the Congress Socialist Party during the freedom struggle. several socialist groups and individuals formed the Socialist Party (India), which intends to carry forward the legacy of the Socialist Party formed in 1948. The party was formed through a resolution passed by Mr. Pannalal Surana at the foundation conference on 28 May 2011, under the chairmanship of Prof. Keshav Rao Jadhav. The Kisan Mazdoor Praja Party (Farmer Worker People’s Party) was a political party of India. Established in 1951, it merged with the Socialist Party to form the Praja Socialist Party in the following year.

29-May-1953

RANJI NANAN CRICKETER TRINIDAD OFF-SPINNER WAS BORN:

Rangy or Ranjie Nanan (29 May 1953 – 23 March 2016) was a West Indian cricketer who played in one Test match in 1980. In the 1982 domestic Shell Shield season, Nanan took 32 wickets in five matches, breaking the previous record of 27 wickets by Inshan Ali in 1975, and was named one of the five “Cricketers of the Year” by the West Indies Cricket Annual.

29-May-1957

SATISH KUMAR SAREEN GRADUATED FROM THE FIRST BATCH OF THE JSW AND WENT ONTO THE AFFC FOR FLYING TRAINING:

Air Chief Marshal Satish Kumar Sareen, PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC was the Chief of Air Staff of Indian Air Force from 31 December 1995 till 31 December 1998. Satish Kumar Sareen’s family originally hailed from Rawalpindi, in present-day Pakistan where he was born on 1 March 1939. His family moved to Delhi during the Partition of India. The JSW was a predecessor of today’s National Defence Academy. Sareen graduated from the first batch of the JSW and went onto the AFFC for flying training. He was commissioned on 29 May 1957. He stood first among the fighter stream pilots and was awarded the Himmatsinghji trophy.

29-May-1968

DARA SINGH BECOMES THE WORLD WRESTLING CHAMPION:

Dara Singh Randhawa (born Deedar Singh Randhawa; 19 November 1928 – 12 July 2012) was an Indian professional wrestler, actor and politician. He started acting in 1952 and was the first sportsman to be nominated to the Rajya Sabha (upper house) of India. Randhawa was born in a Jatt Sikh family as Deedar Singh Randhawa on 19 November 1928.n the village of Dharmuchak in the Majha area of the Punjab region of India. At the time, it was still under British Raj colonial rule. He worked as Hindi and Punjabi film producer, director and writer, and he acted in films and television. He is known for his undefeated worldwide streak in wrestling and later being a successful movie star. His role of Hanuman in film Bajrangi (1976) and in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan made him popular. 

29-May-1972

PRITHVIRAJ KAPOOR, FAMOUS FILM ACTOR, PASSED AWAY:

Prithviraj Kapoor (born Prithvinath Kapoor; 3 November 1906 – 29 May 1972) was a pioneer of Indian theatre and of the Hindi film industry, who started his career as an actor in the silent era of Hindi cinema, associated with IPTA as one of its founding members and who founded the Prithvi Theatres, a travelling theatre company based in Mumbai, in 1944. He acted as an extra in his first film, Do Dhari Talwar, though he went on to earn a lead role for his third film, titled Cinema Girl, in 1929. In 1954, he was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship, and in 1969, the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India. He remained Nominated Rajya Sabha Member for eight years. He was posthumously awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 1971. He was the third recipient of that award, the highest accolade in Indian cinema.

29-May-1982

NAVAL ACADEMY AT EZHIMALA, KERALA, WAS APPROVED BY UNION CABINET:

The Indian Naval Academy (INA or INA Ezhimala) is the initial officer training establishment of the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard, located in Ezhimala, Kannur district, Kerala. Situated between Ezhimala hill and the Kavvayi backwaters, INA has a 7 kilometre beach front on the Arabian Sea. It conducts basic training for all officers inducted into the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard. It is the largest naval academy in Asia.

29-May-1987

CHAUDHARY CHARAN SINGH FORMER PRIME MINISTER PASSED AWAY:

Chaudhary Charan Singh (23 December 1902 – 29 May 1987) served as the 5th Prime Minister of India between 28 July 1979 and 14 January 1980. Historians and people alike frequently refer to him as the ‘champion of India’s peasants. Charan Singh was born in a rural peasant Jat family of village Noorpur, District Hapur (Erstwhile District Meerut), Uttar Pradesh (Erstwhile United Provinces of Agra and Oudh).

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