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Indian History Of Today- August 17

By on August 17, 2017


William Carey

  • On 17th August 1761, William Carey, India’s first English missionary was born in the United Kingdom.
  • On August 17, 1882, Indian Medical Services Officer Ram Nath Chopra was in Gujranwala.
  • On August 17, 1909, Indian freedom fighter Madan Lal Dhingra was hanged in the HM Prison Pentonville, London, United Kingdom.
  • Senior journalist Y.R. Lokurkar was born on August 17, 1911.
  • On August 17, 1916, Hindi writer Amritlal Nagar was born in Agra.
  • Novelist and essayist V. S. Naipaul was born on August 17, 1932.
  • On August 17, 1935, Tamil politician Murasoli Maran was born in Tamil Nadu.
  • After Indian independence on 17th August 1947, British soldiers leave for England.
  • On August 17, 1947, the boundaries of India and Pakistan were disclosed, also called the Radcliffe Line.
  • John Marshall was born on August 17, 1958, he was the director general of the Archaeological Survey of India.