23 – May – 1987
FOUNDATION DAY OF DAMAN AND DIU UT (1987):
Daman and Diu UT it was the smallest federal division of India on the mainland. The territory comprised two distinct regions—Daman and Diu—that are geographically separated by the Gulf of Khambhat. For over 450 years, the coastal enclaves of Daman (Portuguese: Damão) and Diu on the Arabian Sea coast were part of Portuguese India, along with Goa and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Goa, Daman and Diu were incorporated into the Republic of India on 19 December 1961, by military conquest. Portugal did not recognise the Indian annexation of these territories until the Carnation Revolution of 1974.The territory of Goa, Daman and Diu was administered as a single union territory until 1987, when Goa was granted statehood, leaving Daman and Diu as a separate union territory. Each enclave constituted one of the union territory’s two districts. Daman and Diu are approximately 650 kilometres away from each other by road.
LORD WELLESLEY, GOVERNER GENERAL OF INDIA, ISSUED A PERMANENT PROVISION FOR THE DELHI MUGHAL EMPEROR:
Lord Wellesley remained Governor General of Fort Williams from 1798 to 1805. During his tenure, the Fourth and last Anglo-Mysore war was fought and Tipu was killed in this war. The Second Anglo Maratha war also happened in which Bhonsle, Scindia and Holkar were defeated. Wellesley followed the policy of “subsidiary alliance”, which was accepted by the rulers of Mysore, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Bundi, Macheri, Bharatpur, Oudh, Tanjore, Berar, Peshwa and Nizam of Hyderabad. The Censorship of Press Act, 1799 was also brought under his tenure and Fort William College was established in 1800 to train civil servants. His term was till 1807 when there was a mutiny at Vellore in 1806.
SHIVPRASAD SITAR-E-HIND PASSED AWAY:
Raja Sivaprasada (1823–23 May 1895) was born in a Parmar Kshatriya family that converted to Jainism and the Oswal caste that originated in Ranthambore. He was an Indian scholar, linguist and historian. He was the title of Raja and old documents use the titular name or the prefix “babu”, a term used for native Indian officers employed by the British Indian government. Born in Banaras he is known for the three-volume work on the history of India titled “Itihāsa timiranāśaka”. He also translated several books from English to Hindi.
NIRODE RANJAN CHOWDHURY, INDIAN CRICKET PACE BOWLER WAS BORN IN CALCUTTA:
Nirode Ranjan (23 May 1923, Jamshedpur, India – 14 December 1979, Durgapur, India) was an Indian cricketer. A medium pace bowler, Putu Chowdhury had an outstanding start to his career. Playing for Bihar in the Ranji Trophy, he took 11, 9 and 10 wickets in his first three matches. In 1944-45, he took a hat-trick against Bengal Governor’s XI in Eden Gardens which included the wickets of Vinoo Mankad, Mushtaq Ali and Lala Amarnath. He made his Test debut against the West Indies at Madras in 1948/49.
VENKATRAMAN NARAYAN SWAMY, CRICKETER WAS BORN IN CALICUT:
Venkatraman Narayan Swamy About this soundpronunciation (help·info) (23 May 1924 in near Kozhikode, Kerala – 1 May 1983 in Dehra Dun, India) was an Indian Test cricketer.Swamy made his Test debut against New Zealand in 1955/56 and played in the first match of the series. He played for Services in the Ranji Trophy from 1951/52 to 1958/59 and took 58 wickets at an average of 19.98. Swamy did his studies in Madras. He joined the army in 1944 and retired as a major. After his retirement he was a staff of Regiment of Artillery association in the Nasik road camp. He was first Kerala born cricketer to play Tests.
VENKAT WOORKERI RAMAN, CRICKETER WAS BORN:
Woorkeri Venkat Raman(born 23 May 1965) is a former Indian cricketer and current coach of the India women’s national cricket team, having been appointed to the role in December 2018. He played domestic cricket for Tamil Nadu, mainly as a left-handed batsman and a part-time left arm spinner. Raman began his first-class career as a left-arm spinner but eventually turned into a batsman. He was a successful batsman in domestic cricket scoring three double centuries, including 313 against Goa, in the 1988–89 season of the Ranji Trophy. His run aggregate, 1,018, beat the record set by Rusi Modi in 1944–45. He retired from all forms of cricket in 1999 after being axed from TN Ranji Team.
SOUTH GUJRAT UNIVERSITY WAS ESTABLISHED:
The University was established by the South Gujarat University Act, 1965. It opened in 1966 and was incorporated as a University on 23 May 1967, and recognised by the University Grants Commission in 1968.In 2004, it was renamed as Veer Narmad South Gujarat University after the Gujarat poet Veer Narmad whose real name was Narmadshankar Labhshankar Dave.
BANARASI DAS GUPTA ELECTED CM OF HARYANA:
Banarsi Das Gupta (5 November 1917 – 29 August 2007) was an Indian politician who served as the 4th Chief Minister of Haryana state in India following Om Prakash Chautala’s resignation. He was Born in Bhiwani he studied at Pilani in Rajasthan. He was thrice elected to the Haryana Legislative Assembly and served once as its speaker. He was a minister for several years and served once as Deputy Chief Minister and twice as Chief Minister of Haryana. His terms as chief minister were from 1975 to 1977 as a member of Congress, and for a few months in 1990 as member of Janata Dal. He was elected to the Rajya Sabha in April 1996.
L. K. ADVANI, HOME MINISTER, IS TO LOOK AFTER J&K AFFAIRS:
Union Home Minister L.K. Advani and Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah plan a fresh offensive to tackle the new wave of militancy in the mountainous terrains of Doda and Udhampur, as Pakistan steps up its attempts to internationalise the Kashmir issue.
WOORKERI VENKAR RAMAN, LEFT-HAND BATSMAN AND SLOW-SPIN BOWLER, WAS BORN IN MADRAS:
Woorkeri Venkat Raman is a former Indian cricketer and current coach of the India women’s national cricket team, having been appointed to the role in December 2018. He played domestic cricket for Tamil Nadu, mainly as a left-handed batsman and a part-time left arm spinner. Raman made his Test debut in his home town Chennai against West Indies in 1987–88, top scoring in the second innings with 83 and taking a wicket in the first over that he bowled in Test cricket. In 2015, Raman was appointed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India to the coaching panel as the batting coach at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.