Indian History Of Today- August 21
- On August 21, 1540, the historian and translator `Abd al-Qadir Bada’uni was born.
- On 21 August 1879, the famous nationalist and mill owner Jahangir Bomanji Petit was born.
- Indian musician Vishnu Digambar Paluskar died on August 21, 1931.
- Gujarati poet and writer Ramnarayan Vishwanath Pathak died in Mumbai on August 21, 1955.
- On August 21, 1978, Indian cricketer Vinoo Mankad died in Mumbai.
- A law was passed on August 21, 1972, to protect the extinct lions, tigers and other animals.
- Indian independence activist, social reformer and journalist Kaka Kalelkar died on August 21, 1981.
- Prasar Bharati Bill went into the Lok Sabha on August 21, 1990.
- Indian American astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar died on 21st August 1995.
- Krishan Kant assumed the position of Vice-President of India on August 21, 1997.