Find out what happened in India on“24 May”

24-May-1813

KRISHNA MOHAN BANDOPADHYAY WAS BORN:

Krishna Mohan Banerjee (24 May 1813 – 11 May 1885) at Shyampur, Kolkata, Bengal. He was a 19th-century Indian thinker who attempted to rethink Hindu philosophy, religion and ethics in response to the stimulus of Christian ideas. He himself became a Christian, and was the first president of the Bengal Christian Association, which was administered and financed by Indians. He was a prominent member of Henry Louis Vivian Derozio’s (1808–1831) Young Bengal group, educationist, linguist and Christian missionary.

24-May-1875

Sir Sayed Ahmed Khan established Mohmmad Anglo Oriental School which was renamed in 1920 as ‘Aligarh Muslim University’:

The university was established as the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College in 1875 by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan,starting functioning on 24 May 1875. The movement associated with Syed Ahmad Khan and the college came to be known as the Aligarh Movement, which pushed to realise the need for establishing a modern education system for the Indian Muslim populace. Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College became Aligarh Muslim University in 1920, following the Aligarh Muslim University Act. It has three off-campus centres in Malappuram (Kerala), AMU Murshidabad centre (West Bengal), and Kishanganj Centre (Bihar). The QS World University Rankings  of 2018, and 18 in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2017.

24-May-1933

HEMCHANDRA TUKARAM DANI, CRICKETER WAS BORN IN DUDHANI, MAHARASHTRA:

Hemachandra Tukaram “Bal” Dani was born on 24 May 1933, Dudhani, Maharashtra – 19 December 1999, Nashik, Maharashtra. He was an Indian Test cricketer. Bal Dani was predominantly a right-handed batsman. His only Test match was against Pakistan in 1952/53. India won the game losing only four wickets. He hit 17 centuries and took 200 wickets in his career. He captained Services for several years. He played most of his good cricket well after his Test career. After he retired, he was a national selector from 1968 to 1975. He was the manager, selector and coach of Maharashtra’s Ranji Trophy side between 1989 and 1997.

24-May-1990

SURJIT SINGH BARNALA SWORN IN AS GOVERNOR OF TAMIL NADU:

Barnala was born in Begpur Village in Ateli Tehsil, Haryana.He was an Indian politician who served as the chief minister of Punjab state from 1985 to 1987 and after nearly two years in office, President’s Rule was imposed. Barnala has served as a governor of several states. He first served as governor of Tamil Nadu from 1990 to 1991 for about nine months. Barnala refused to recommend the dismissal of the Tamil Nadu government, and when he was later transferred as governor of Bihar he chose to resign. He served as the lieutenant governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands from December 1990 to 18 March 1993.

24-May-1990

K. S. HEGDE, FORMER PRESIDENT OF PARLIAMENT, PASSED AWAY:

Kowdoor Sadananda Hegde born on 11 June 1909 Kawdoor Village ,South Canara, Madras Presidency, British India (Presently Karnataka ,India) and he died on 24 May 1990 (aged 81) Mangalore, India. He was an Indian jurist and politician who served as a judge in the Supreme Court of India and later as the Speaker of the Lok Sabha. K S Hegde founded the Nitte Education Trust. He is the father of Santhosh Hegde, who also served as a judge in the Supreme Court of India. Hegde served as a public prosecutor from 1947 to 1951. In 1952, he was elected to the Rajya Sabha, a position which he held until 1957. In 1967, Hegde was appointed a judge in the Supreme Court of India. On 30 April 1973. The K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, a medical college in Deralakatte and a unit of the Nitte Education Trust, was named after Hegde. the Justice K.S. Hegde Foundation Awards; previous winners include former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh.

24-May-1991

The body of Rajiv Gandhi, India’s assassinated former premier and son of the late Indira Gandhi, was cremated in New Delhi today. He was killed by a suicide bomber in the southern state of Tamil Nadu three days ago. Police suspect that Tamil rebels, fighting for independence in Sri Lanka, carried out the murder. Gandhi’s death signaled the end of the Nehru dynasty’s rule over India. His two children were too young to assume the leadership of this turbulent nation. There was pressure for Sonia Gandhi to succeed her husband, but she was Italian-born and refused.

24-May-1999

GURU HANUMAN PASSED AWAY IN A ROAD ACCIDENT NEAR MEERUT:

Guru Hanuman Born on 15 March 1901 innChirawa, Rajasthan and he died on 24 May 1999 (aged 98) Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. He was a legendary wrestling coach of India who coached many medal-winning wrestlers. He was awarded the prestigious Dronacharya Award in 1987, the highest recognition for a sports coach in India, and the Padma Shri in 1983.

24-May-2000

The Supreme Court rejects the proposal for setting up benches outside Delhi

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