31-Jan-1923 – 03-Nov-1947 – Major Somnath Sharma was the company-commander of the Delta Company of the 4th Battalion of the Kumaon Regiment of the Indian Army, who rescued the enemy sixes with his valor in the Indo-Pak conflict of October-November, 1947. In 1950, the Government of India posthumously awarded him the ‘Paramveer Chakra’, the largest decoration of the Indian Army.
02-Oct-1869 – 30-Jan-1948 – Mahatma Gandhi was a prominent political and spiritual leader of India and the Indian independence movement. The full name of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. He was a leader who wanted to celebrate India’s independence with non-violence. His mother’s name was Putlibai Gandhi and she belonged to the Parnami Vaishya community. Putlibai was Karamchand’s fourth wife. His first three wives died at delivery. People are also fondly called ‘Bapu’.
28-Jan-1865 – 17-Nov-1928 – Lala Lajpat Rai was a prominent freedom fighter of India. They are also called Punjab Kesari. He also founded Punjab National Bank and Laxmi Insurance Company. He was one of the three prominent leaders of the Garam Dal Lal-Bal-Pal in the Indian National Congress.
28-Jan-1899 – 15-May-1993 – Field Marshal K. M. Cariappa was the first Chief of Army Staff of India. His full name was Kodandera Madappa Kariappa. Cariappa was born on January 28, 1899, in Kodagu (Coorg), Karnataka, at a place called Shani Varsanthi. He led the Indian Army along the western border in the Indo-Pak war of 1947. He is one of the two officers of the Indian Army who were given the rank of Field Marshal. Since then, 15 January has been celebrated as “Army Day”. Field Marshal Cariappa retired from the Indian Army in 1953. KM Cariappa died on 15 May 1993 at the age of 94.
20-Nov-1942 – Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. is an American politician who served as the 47th Vice President of the United States in the Obama administration from 2009 to 2017. He currently served as the United States Senator for Delaware from the years 1973 to 2009, as a member of the Democratic Party. The Democratic presidential nominee for the 2020 election was running against Donald Trump. But after Donald Trump was defeated in the 2020 United States presidential election, he would be welcomed as the 46th president in January 2021.
27-Mar-1923 – 03-Dec-2020 – Mahashay Dharmapala Gulati was an Indian businessman. He was the owner of MDH Spice Company. MDH is an Indian spice company. At one time, Dharmapala was forced to feed by running a tanga and was currently the owner of a Rs 2000 crore business group.
29-Jul-1904 – 29-Nov-1993 – JRD Tata was India’s leading industrialist. His full name was Jahangir Ratanji Dadabhai Tata. He was the director of the Tata group for decades and developed steel, engineering, hotel, aircraft and other industries in India. On 10 February 1929, he received the first pilot license issued in India. He was the first licensed pilot of India and he founded Air India in the year 1948.
1205 – 14-Oct-1240 – Razia Sultan was the first ruler of India. He held the Sultanate of Delhi for nearly 5 years. Razia ruled the Delhi Sultanate from 1236 to 1240. The importance of her name in Indian history is not because she was a woman, but because she was not from a big family. His father Iltutmish worked as a servant at Qutbuddin Aibak in Delhi, later he was given the post of Provincial Governor.
1296 – 2-Jan-1316 – Alauddin Khilji was one of the most cruel humans ever born on earth. He had ascended the throne by killing his son-in-law and uncle and carried his head on a spear on a spear inside Delhi. He was the second ruler of the Khilji Empire who ruled from 1296 to 1316. Alauddin Khilji was the most powerful ruler of the Khilji Empire at that time.
18-Nov-1901 – 30-Oct-1990 – V. Shantaram was a famous Indian director, filmmaker and prolific actor. He is called the grandfather of Indian cinema. He was born on 18 November 1901 in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, into a Jain family. He directed about 50 films in his 06 decade long film career. A film on the life of a brave and responsible jailer, Do Aankhen Barah Hath is the most talked about film by Shantaram. The legendary filmmaker V. Shantaram, who made invaluable contributions to the Indian cinema world, died on 30 October 1990 in Mumbai. On November 18, 2017, on the 116th birthday of V. Shantaram, Internet search company Google has also paid tribute to him through Doodle.
22-Oct-1988 – Parineeti Chopra is an Indian actress who works in Indian films. People call them fairies with love. Parineeti wanted to make her future in investment banking, but returned to India during the 2009 economic downturn after receiving the Triad Sanad Samman (in Business, Finance and Economics) from Manchester Business School and joined Yash Raj Film.
10-Oct-1900 – 17-Mar-1993 – Helen Hage was an American actress whose life lasted for nearly 80 years. She received the nickname “First Lady of American Theater”. He was one of 12 people to have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony Award (an EGOT).