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Indian History Of Today- June 17

By on June 17, 2017
  • Shivaji’s mother Jijabai died on June 17, 1674.
  • On June 17, 1756, Nawab Siraj ud-Daulah attacked Calcutta with 50,000 troops and won it on 21 June.
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs established on June 17, 1824.
  • Lord William Bentinck, Governor-General of India, was born on 17 June 1839.
  • On June 17, 1862, Indian Viceroy and Governor General Charles Canning,  passed away.
  • On June 17, 1887, the Indian politician, freedom fighter, Odisha and West Bengal’s governor Dr Kailash Nath Katju were born.
  • On June 17, 1903, Assamese dramatist, poet and composer Jyoti Prasad Agarwala was born.
  • On June 17, 1917, Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba started living in the Hriday Kunj of Ahmedabad’s Sabarmati Ashram.
  • On June 17, 1928, the famous writer, social worker Pandit Gopabandhu Das passed away.
  • Civil disobedience campaign expired on 17th June 1933.
  • Burma was adopted as a republic by the Constituent Assembly on June 17, 1947.
  • On June 17, 1965, the famous actor Motilal died.
  • On June 17, 1973, Indian tennis player Leander Paes was born.
  • Montreal Olympics open started on June 17, 1976.
  • Bharat Ratna was given to Rajiv Gandhi (Posthumous) on June 17, 1991, which is India’s highest award.
  • Bharat Ratna was given to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (Posthumous) on June 17, 1991, which is India’s highest award.
  • Prabhakar Machwe, India’s famous writer, passed away on June 17, 1991.
  • The freedom fighter, K. D. Dharmadhikari died on June 17, 1993.
  • On June 17, 1994, 12 opposition legislators of Sikkim resigned.
  • At the age of 83 on June 17, 2000, Danial Latifi died due to cancer in Delhi.He was a famous lawyer of the Supreme Court and also jurist.
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