Important Events Of July 13th.

1) Death anniversary of A.K.( Attipete Krishnaswami) Ramanujan,

an Indo-American  writer  and recipient of MacArthur Fellowship.

He was born into an Iyengar family in Mysore City on 16th March,

1929. Although he wrote primarily in English, he was fluent in

Kannada language. He was a renowned  Indian poet, author,

scholar and translator. He came to U.S. in 1959  and stayed

there until his death on13th July 1993 . He was Professor of

South-Asian Languages and Civilizations,  University of Chicago.

He was a man of rare gentleness of a deep and sensitive humanity.

2)Birthday of Harrison Ford (1942),American film actor and

producer. He is famous for his performances as  Han Solo in

the original ”Star Wars” trilogy and as the title character of

the ”Indiana Jones” film series. In 1997, he was ranked  No.1.

in Empire’s ”The Top 100 movie stars of All Time.” He  is the

third highest grossing U.S. domestic box-office star.

3)Serial blasts in Mumbai; returns of the terror maims Mumbai;

more than 141 people were  injured;21 people  died; forensic experts

prove that ammonium nitrate was used in  3 blasts that happened

within 20 minutes -at Opera house, Zaveri Bazaar and  Dadar repectively.

Today Ajmal Kasab,  imprisoned on charge of terror attack  on Hotel Taj,

Trident and Nariman House in  Mumbai on 26th november, 2008 is

celebrating his 24th birthday  (born on 1987) in Arthur Road  jail at

Mumbai, while awaiting trial.



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