VINAYAK DAMODAR SAVARKAR “VEER SAVARKAR”, GREAT FREEDOM FIGHTER, SOCIAL REFORMER, POLITICIAN AND WRITER, WAS BORN AT BHAGUR VILLAGE NEAR NASIK:
Vinayak Damodar Savarkar 28 May 1883 – 26 February 1966), commonly known as ‘Swatantryaveer Savarkar’ in Marathi language was an Indian independence activist and politician who formulated the Hindu nationalist philosophy of Hindutva. He was a leading figure in the Hindu Mahasabha. In 1920, the Indian National Congress and leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi, Vithalbhai Patel and Bal Gangadhar Tilak demanded his unconditional release. Savarkar signed a statement endorsing his trial, verdict and British law, and renouncing violence, a bargain for freedom. In January 1924 Savarkar was released from Jail and was confined to the territories of Ratnagiri District and was banned from engaging publicly or privately in any manner of political activities. The same year, A brief biography of Savarkar was Published in Marathi by Sadashiv.Rajaram. Ranade Titled “A Short Biography of Swatantraveer Vinakarao Savarkar” in which he was first referred to as Swatantraveer throughout the biography.
BAGAL BHAI MADHAVRAO KHANDERAO, FREEDOM FIGHTER, AUTHOR AND PAINTER, WAS BORN:
Madhavrao Khanderao Bagal (28 May 1895 – 1986), also called Bhai Madhavrao Bagal, was a noted writer, artist, journalist, social reformer, political activist, orator and freedom fighter from Kolhapur. Madhavrao Bagal, created his own style of painting with expressing light and shade through minimal colors. As a political activist he founded Praja Parishad in Kolhapur State in 1939 and took efforts of awaken farmers of Kolhapur and raise their voice against unjust revenues by way of agitation, in which his chief companion was Ratnappa Kumbhar and others.
NANDAMURI TARAK RAMARAO, FILM STAR, FORMER CHIEF MINISTER OF ANDHRA PRADESH WAS BORN:
Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (28 May 1923 – 18 January 1996) in Nimmakuru, a small village in Gudivada taluk of Krishna District. popularly known as NTR, was an Indian actor, producer, director, film editor and politician who served as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh for seven years over three terms. He founded the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in 1982 and served three tumultuous terms as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh between 1983 and 1995. First term as Chief Minister, 1983, On 15 August 1984, NTR was removed from office by the then Governor of Andhra Pradesh Thakur Ram Lal, while NTR was in the US to undergo open heart surgery. Second term as Chief Minister 1985 Third term as Chief Minister 1994. 1968 Padma Shri award from Government of India 1970 – Nandi Award for Best Actor for Kodalu Diddina Kapuram 1978 — Honorary Doctorate from Andhra University NTR died of a heart attack on 18 January 1996 at his residence in Hyderabad, aged 72
AWADH KISHORE NARAIN, EDUCATIONIST, WAS BORN:
Awadh Kishore Narain (A. K. Narain, 28 May 1925 – 10 July 2013)at Gaya in Bihar, India and died on 10 July 2013 in Varanasi, India. He was an Indian historian, numismatist and archaeologist, who has published and lectured extensively on the subjects related to South and Central Asia. He was well known for his book, The Indo Greeks published by Oxford University Press in 1956. Prof. Narain published over one hundred articles & reviews on topics related to history, polity, art, archaeology, anthropology, iconography, epigraphy and paleography, numismatics and religion in various national and international journals.
BHAGWATICHARAN VOHRA, GREAT REVOLUTIONARY FREEDOM FIGHTER, DIED NEAR THE BANKS OF RAVI RIVER DURING A BOMB TESTING:
Bhagwati Charan Vohra (15 November 1903 – 28 May 1930) was an Indian revolutionary, associated with Hindustan Socialist Republican Association. He was an ideologue, organiser, orator, and a campaigner. Vohra left college to join the satyagraha movement in 1921. He along with Bhagat Singh and Sukhdev started a study circle on the model of the Russian Socialist Revolution. In 1929 he rented room No. 69, Kashmir Building, Lahore and used it as a bomb factory. He planned and executed the 23 December 1929 bomb blast under the train of Viceroy Lord Irwin on the Delhi-Agra railway line. Vohra died in Lahore on 28 May 1930 while testing a bomb on the banks of the Ravi. The device was required for the proposed rescue of Singh and others under trial in the Lahore Conspiracy Case but it exploded during the test and he was severely wounded.
1963 May 28–29 East Pakistan: cyclone killed about 22,000 along coast.
A slow-moving funeral cortege containing the body of Jawaharlal Nehru inched through the streets of New Delhi today. A million and a half Indians lined the route to pay final respects to their beloved leader.
FIRE AND EXPLOSION AT DHORI MINE IN DHANBAD, INDIA KILLS 268 MINERS:
The 1965 Dhanbad coal mine disaster occurred on 28 May 1965, in a coal mine near Dhanbad, a town in India. On the fateful day, there was an explosion in Dhori colliery near Dhanbad, which led to fire in the mines. The fire killed 268 miners. Dhori colliery is located near Bermo. The mine was at that time privately owned by the Raja of Ramgarh (Ramgarh Raj was a major Zamindari estate in the era of the British Raj, in the former Indian province of Bihar. The estate was ruled by Narain Dynasty. Territories which comprised the Ramgarh Raj presently constitute districts of Ramgarh, Hazaribagh, Chatra, Giridih, Koderma, and Bokaro with 3672 villages).
BHAGWAN GOPINATHJI BHAN PASSED AWAY:
Bhagwan Gopinath (3 July 1898 – 28 May 1968), born Gopinath Bhan, also called Bhagwan Gopinath Ji, was a mystic saint of early 20th century Kashmir in India. He has been called a “jivanmukta” (liberated soul) or “Aghoreshwar” and his spiritual state has been described as “Shambhavi Avastha” (state of Shiva), died. He was a great devotee of Shiva and Shakti and took intense “”Sadhana””. His disciples and devotees set up an ashram at Kharyar in Srinagar in his name.
EDWARD VIII, KING OF GREAT BRITAIN/N IRELAND/EMPEROR (INDIA 1936), PASSED AWAY:
Edward VIII, later Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David; 23 June 1894 – 28 May 1972), was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire, and Emperor of India, from 20 January 1936 until his abdication on 11 December of that year.