Today In History – 9th March

Today in Indian History
Events for March 9

9-March-1500 Pedro Cabral departs from Pourtugol with 13 ships to India.
9-March-1650 Saint Tukaram Maharaj, famous saint of Maharashtra, passed away.
9-March-1836 Navalram Lakshmiram Pandya, famous writer and Gujrati critic , was born.
9-March-1858 Bahadurshah Jafar II, the last Mughal Emperor, was deported to Rangoon under the offence for rising of first Indian Mutiny in 1857.
9-March-1863 Laxman Bapuji Kolhatkar (Bhaurao), famous singer and actor of Marathi theatre, was born.
9-March-1897 Fans start calling the team ‘Indians’ (in 1915 it became official).
9-March-1902 Edward Durell Stone, US architect (US Embassy, New Delhi), was born.
9-March-1914 Hansaraj Rahbar, the unfolder of prominent personalities and dynamic writer, was born.
9-March-1931 The Tories decide not to attend future round table talks on India in London.
9-March-1931 Karansingh, politician, was born.
9-March-1951 Ustad Zakir Hussain, famous Tabla player, was born.
9-March-1961 Vishnu Sahay was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 15-04-1962
9-March-1961 Kotamaraju Rama Rao, famous journalist, passed away.
9-March-1966 India yields to Sikh demand for Punjab-speaking state.
9-March-1974 Guru Amudan Sharma, famous Manipuri dance master, passed away.
9-March-1989 Yasser Arafat, PLO Chairman, arrives on a two-day state visit to India.
9-March-1990 Darbara Singh, former Punjab Chief Minister, died.
9-March-1990 Lalu Prasad Yadav to form JD Ministry in Bihar.
9-March-1993 14 bus passengers burnt to death in Andhra .
9-March-1993 AIADMK severs alliance with the Congress in Tamil Nadu.
9-March-1994 Devika Rani Roerich, the first lady of the Indian screen, died at the age of 87 years in Bangalore.
9-March-1996 Chaudhary Randhir Singh appointed Governor of Sikkim.
9-March-1996 India wins India-Pakistan World Cup Quater Final cricket match in Bangalore (Wills World Cup). This was the last international match played by Javed Miandad.
9-March-1997 Bangladesh and Chakma refugee leaders sign a historic agreement for repatriation of the 50,000 refugees sheltered in six camps in Tripura for the past 11 years.
9-March-1997 Bezawada Gopala Reddy, 89, former Union Minister and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, died.
9-March-1997 Mumbai takes Wills Trophy in Mohali.
9-March-1998 Vishwanathan Anand,Chess legend, wins the Super Grand Master Title.
9-March-1999 Rabri Devi is sworn in Chief Minister of Bihar for the second time.

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