Important Events of April.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention month
and Donate Life Month.
Mathematics Awareness Month and Spondylitis
Awareness Month.

The first Sunday after Easter has been called

”Low Sunday.”

Prevention of blindness week-from 1st April to 7th.

Shri Rama navami and Swami Narayana Jayanthi

are celebrated on Chaitra shukla navami as per Hindu

calendar(in the month of April).

Swami Narayana (B: April 3,1781 AD;D:1 June 1830) was

a Hindu saint.

Mahaveera jayanthi is observed as per Hindu calendar

on the 13th day of bright fortnight of Chaitra month.

Mahaveera is the 24th and the last Tirthankar of Jains.

The 5 associate banks namely State Bank of  Bikaner and Jaipur.

State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Patiala

State Bank of Travancore and Bharatiya Mahila Bank are set to be

merged with State Bank of India with effect from April 1, 2017.

National Arbor Day and National Hairball Awareness Day are observed

on the last Friday of April.
1.Youth Homelessness Matters Day.
All Fools Day.People play practical jokes and

hoaxes on each other called April fools.
Bank holiday-annual closing of accounts.

Dr. Shivakumar Swamiji was born on April 1, 1907.

He is the present head of  Shree Siddaganga Mutt in

Tumkur  District, South India and founder of the Shree

Siddaganga  Education Society, which is a non-profit

organisation.
Reserve Bank of India was founded on April 1,1935

at Kolkata to respond to economic troubles after the

first World War.
Birthday of  Guru Tegh Bahadur(B:April 1,1621-
D:November 11, 1675). He was the ninth Guru of  the
Sikhs.He was born to  Guru Har Govind Saheb Ji
and Mata  Nanki Ji.

The VAT was introduced into Indian taxation system from

April 1,2005.
Wangari Mathai(B:April 1,1940)was the first African
woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize for humanitarian works.
She was a Kenyan environmental and political activist.
She was the founder of Green Belt Movement.
Post Office Savings Banks were opened on April 1,1882,
all over India except Presidency of Bombay.
Death anniversary of Laurie Baker(B:2 March 1917;
D:1 April 2007), He was a British born Indian architect,
renowned for his cost effective, energy-efficient
architecture and designs.
The Right to Education Act was passed by Parliament
in August 2009 and came into effect on 1,April 2010.
Central Bureau of Investigation was established on
April 1,1963.
Keshav Baliram Hedgewar(B:1,April 1889;D:21 June 1940)
was the founder of Rashtriya Swayam Sevaka Sangha.

Apple Computers Inc was founded on April 1, 1976 by

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.

The modern State of Orissa was established on April 1, 1936.
2.Police Flag Day in Karnataka.

Samuel Morse developed the concept of a single-wire

telegraph( B:April 27,1791;D:April 2, 1872).
International Children’s Book Day.

World Autism awareness Day observed since 1967.
Theme of the year 2015 is”Employment”
The aim is to increase people’s awareness about people

especially children with autism worldwide.
India’s second World Cup victory (after 28 years) in 2011.
having previously won in 1983.
Birthday of Ajay Devgan(1969),film actor.

Birthday of  Hans Christian Andersen(1805), a famous

Danish author, writer of plays, novels and fairy tales,

and composer of popular songs.

Pope John Paul II embraces immortality(2005).

3. Birthday of Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay(1903) was

an Indian social reformer, freedom fighter and theatre actor.
Chhatrapati Shivaji was an Indian Warrior king(B:February
19,1627;D:April 3, 1680). He was a national hero, who
relentlessly fought for defending the Hindu nation.
He was founder of Maratha empire.He fought against the
Mughal forces.
Washington Irving, the American author of ”Rip Van Winkle”
and ”The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”(B:April 3, 1783;
D:November 28, 1859)
Birthday of Jayaprada(1962)-M.P.(Member of Parliament)
and actress.
Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw(B:3,April 1914; D:27, June 2008).
He was the first Indian army officer to have been promoted
to the rank of Field Marshal.
Marlon Brando(B:3, April 1924;D:1 July 2004) was an American
film actor, director and activist.

Renowned Tenkathittu Yakshagana senior artist and state award

winner Mijaru Annappa(93years) passed away on April 3, 2016.

He was born on 1923.

Swaminarayana (B:3 April, 1781;D:1,June 1830) was the founder

of Swaminarayana Sampradaya(=religious system).

World Party Day aims to achieve social change and harmony.

Vanna Bonta wrote the book ”Flight” which gave the idea of

global human celebration.

The first  iPad was released on April 3,2010.

April 4-International  Day for  Mine Awareness and Assistance

in Mine Action.

NATO(North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was founded

in 1949.
Lisa Ray(B:April 4,1972) is an Indo- Canadian actress,
model,television host, philanthropist and social activist.
Zulphikar Ali Bhutto (B:5, January, 1928;D:4 April 1979)
was the 9th Prime Minister of Pakistan(1973-77)
Parvin Babi(B:4 April 1949;D:20 January 2005)was an Indian
actress.
Independence day in Senegal.
Tomb Sweeping Day in China.
Earth quake at Kangra(Himachal Pradesh);19,800 people
were killed.
Martin Luther King Jr.(B:January 15,1929;D:April 4, 1968)
was a Baptist minister and social activist who led the
civil rights movement in U.S.His birth day is celebrated
on the 3rd Monday in January.

Dorothea Dix(B:April 4, 1802;D:July 17,1889) was an American

activist who played an instrumental role in founding

or expansion of more than 30 hospitals for the treatment of

mentally ill.
5. Birthday of  Manjula(1951), Kannada film  actress. She

died on 12 September,1986.

108th Birthday of  Babu Jagjivan  Ram(B:5,April,1908;D:6
July, 1986)was Deputy P.M.of India. He was social
reformer and freedom fighter. His birth anniversary is

celebrated as Samata Diwas.
Farmers in Tulunadu revolted against the British on
April 5,1837 in Mangalore and Bantwal.
National Maritime Day in India is celebrated in
commemoration of the maiden voyage of the first Indian
vessel”S.S.Loyalty” from Mumbai to London on 5th
April 1919.
Easter Sunday celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ
after his death by crucifixion on Good Friday.
Dr. Srinivasa Havanur, noted Kannada researcher and
historian passed away on April 5,2010.
Judith Resnik was an American engineer and a NASA astronaut
who died when the space shuttle challenger was destroyed
during the launch of mission STS-51-L.She was the second
American woman astronaut logging 145 hours in orbit(B:5,April
1949;D:January 28, 1986.
Leela Majumdar(B:26 February 1908;D:5,April 2007) was
a Bengali writer and author of children’s books.
Chiang Kai-shek(B:October 31, 1887;D:April 5,1975)was
a Chinese political and military leader, who served
as the leader of the Republic of China between 1928
and 1975.
Gregory Peck(B:5,April 1916;D:12 June 2003)was an
American actor.
K.P.Poorna Chandra Tejaswi(B:8,September 1938;D:5 April 2007)
was a writer,novelist,farmer,painter,photographer,
environmentalist and ornithologist.
6.Bharatiya Janata Party was established  at a convention

held in Delhi on April 6,1980. B.J.P.celebrates the Foundation

Day as Vijay Sankalp Diwas.

International Day of  Sport  for Development and Peace.

Birthday of  Suchitra Sen(1931), Bengali actress.

National Railway Week in India, from April 10 to 16, to

mark anniversary of  the run of  first train in India  on

April 16(1853), from Boribundur to  Thane.

Tartan Day.Anniversary of  Scotland’s declaration of

independence from the English.
Drowsy Driver Awareness Day.
Raphael(B:6, April 1483;D:6,April 1520) was an
Italian painter and architect of the
High Renaissance.Together with Michelangelo and
Leonardo da vinci, he forms the trinity of great
masters of that period.
Modern Olympic games were inaugurated at Athens by
Georgios,king of Greece on 1896. 300 male athlets
from 13 countries participated in the games.Silver
medals and Olive branch crowns were awarded to winners.

James Watson(B:April 6, 1928) is an American molecular

biologist, geneticist and zoologist, best known  as one of the

co-discoverers of the structure of DNA in 1953, with Francis Crick

He was awarded Nobel Prize(1962) in physiology.World Health Day to mark the anniversary of the founding of W.H.O. IN 1948.Theme of the day is-”Small bite, big danger”.

The aim of the celebration is to increase awareness about the

dangers caused by insect vectors.Theme for the year 2015 is
food safety.The slogan is,”from farm to plate ensure that
food is safe and nutritious”

7.Day of Remembrance of  the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide

which started on April 7, 1994 and continued up to July.

Death anniversary of  Kelucharan Mahapatra(2004),

a celebrated Odissi dance exponent.He was born on
January 8, 1926.

First bus to leave for Muzaffarabad(POK)  from  Srinagar(2005).

Birthday of  Francis Xavier(1506).He was co-founder of
”The Society of Jesus”He was beatified by Pope Paul
5th on 25 October 1619.
Sheni gopalkrishna Bhat,Yakshagana Bhishma(B:7, April 1914
D:18 July 2006).
Death anniversary of Dr. Devendra Kumar Hakari(1931-2007)
He was a writer,professor freedom fighter, and folklorist.
Ravi Shankar Bhattacharya, Sitar maestro(B:7 April 1920;
D:December 11,2012)
Birthday (7, April, 1954) of Jackie Chan. He is a
Hong Kong actor and singer.
Birthday of Jeetendra(1942). He was an Indian actor,
nick named as ”jumping jack”
Birthday of Russel Crowe(B:7 April 1964).He is an actor,
film producer and musician.

William Wordsworth(B:April 7,1770;D:April 23, 1850) was

a major English Romantic poet.

World Health Day is celebrated to mark the anniversary of

the founding of the World Health Organization  in Jeneva,

Switzerland on 7 April, 1948.

World No Smoking Day.

April Bus Day.

Begum Hazarat Mahal(B:1820;D:1879 April 7) was one

of the few women who challenged the British during the

revolt of 1857, after her husband was deposed.
8.International Romani Day celebrates Romani culture
and raises awareness of the issues facing Romani people.
Pablo Picasso(B:October 25,1881;D:April 8,1973) was a
Spanish painter, sculptor,print maker ceramicist, stage
designer, poet and playwright.
Mangal Pandey(B:19,July 1827;D:8 April 1857)was an Indian
soldier whose attack on British officers on March 29, 1857
was the first major incident of what came to be known as
Sepoy Mutiny.
Birthday of Kofi Annan(8,April,1938).He is a Ghanian diplomat
who served as the 7th Secretary General of the U.N. from
January 1997 to December 2006.
Kumar Gandharva(B:April 8,1924;D:January 12,1992)was a
Hindustani classical singer.
Death anniversary of Walchand Hirachand(B:23 November 1882;
D:8 April 1953)He was an Indian industrialist and founder of
Wall Chand group of companies.
Bankim Chandra Chatterjee,(B:27 June 1838;D:8,April 1894)
a Bengali author composed India’s
national song-”Vande Mataram”

Veda Vyasa Tirtha, the author of Hindu epic ”Maha Bharata”

was born on Vaishakha Shukla Trayodashi and his Punya Tithi

was on Chaitra Shukla Dwitiya as per Hindu calendar.
9.Britain’s Prince Charles of  England marries Camilla Parker

Bowles, the Duchess of    Cornwall(2005).She becomes the Princess of

Wales, the title once held by Princess Diana.

Birthday of Jaya Bachchan(1948), She is an Indian politician
and former Hindi film actress.
Sharan Rani(B:9 April 1929;D:8 April 2008)was a music scholar,
best known for her expertise with the sarod.

10.Swami Dayananda Saraswati founded Arya Samaj, a Hindu

reform organization on April 10,1875.

World Homeopathy Day is celebrated on the birthday of

founder and father of Homeopathy-Dr.Samuel Hahnemann.
(B:April 10, 1755;D:21 July 1843)

Indian Railway Week(10 to 16).
Ghanshyamdas Birla(B:April 10, 1894;D:June 11,1983)was
a prominent Indian businessman.
Kishori Amonkar (B:10,April, 1932;D:3 April 2017)is an

Indian Hindustani Classical singer.
”Voice of Cricket” Richie Benaud passed away(B:October
6,1930; D:10 April 2015). He was an Australian cricketer
and after his retirement in 1964, he became commentator
on the game.
World Entrepreneurship Day is celebrated on second Friday
of April every year.
Birthday of C.N.Mangala(B:10, April 1938). She founded
”Shashwati”, women’s museum at N.M.K.R.V. College,
Bangalore, where she served as educator for many years.
She was a versatile writer and a committed social worker.
Birthday of Omar Sharif(1932). He is an Egyptian actor.
Death anniversary of Kahlil Gibran(B:6,January 1883;
D:April 10,1931). He was a poet, philosopher and artist,
born in Lebanon.

11.Education and sharing Day is a day made by U.S.Congress

in honour of Rabbi Menachem. The day  honours his efforts

for education  and sharing for Jews and non-Jews alike.

Global Youth Service Day(11 to 13); usually observed on a

weekend in April, beginning on Friday and ending on Sunday.

April 11, (1869) which is the birth anniversary of  Smt.
Kasturba Gandhi is being celebrated as  National Safe
Motherhood Day.She was the wife of Gandhiji. She was
political activist and freedom fighter.
National(U.S.A.) Barbershop quartet day.
Dr.Rajashekhar Bhoosanurmath died(77years) on 11 April 2015.
He was considered pioneer in science fiction in Kannada.
Birthday of Rohini Hattangadi(1955).She is an Indian actress
of film, theatre and television.
Birthday of Navin Nischal(B:11 April 1946; D:19, March2011).
He was an Indian film actor.
B.M.Idinabba(B:September 17, 1920;D:April 11, 2009)was a
prominent Kannada poet and writer.
James Parkinson(B:11 April 1755;D:21 December 1824)was an
English surgeon,apothecary,palaeontologist,geologist and
political activist.

Jyotiba Phule (B:11 April 1827;D:28November 1890)was a prominent

social reformer of 19th century India.He established  a girls school

in Pune in 1848.He championed widow re-marriage and started

a home for upper caste widows in 1854. He revolted against the

tyranny of the upper castes.

12. Death anniversary of Kannada actor Rajkumar.
(B:24 April 1929 D:12 April 2006)

International Day of  Human Space Flight also known as
cosmonautics day.

Yuri’s night is an international celebration  to commemorate

space exploration milestones. The event is named after

Yuri Gagarin, the first human to launch into space. He flew

the Vostok – 1, spaceship on April 12, 1961.
National Library Week April 12 to 18 first celebrated in 1958.
Tulsi Gabbard (B:April 12,1981)is the first ever Hindu law
maker in the U.S.Congress and the U.S.representative for Hawai’s
second congressional district since 2013.

John Walker invented the first friction match and released for sale

on 12th April 1827.
13.International Special Librarian’s day.
Words at play day.
Alfred Mosher Butts(B:13 April 1899;D:4 April,1993)
was an American architect famous for inventing the
board game Scrabble in 1938.
Jallianwala Bagh Massacre,April 13, 1919 was a seminal event in the
British rule of India.On the orders of Brigadier Dyer
the army fired on the crowd for ten minutes;370 died
and 1200 wounded of non violent protesters along with
Baishakhi pilgrims.
Thomas Jefferson(B:April 13, 1743;D:July 4, 1826)was
America’s Founding Father, the principal author of The
Declaration of Independence(1776) and third president
of United States.
Birthday of Garry Kasparov, chess champion(B:13 April 1963)

14.Birthday (1891)of  Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, also known

as ”Babasaheb” He was an Indian jurist, politician,

philosopher, historian, economist and anthropologist.

He was the chairman of the Constitution drafting committee.

He was posthumously awarded ”Bharat Ratna” in 1990.

U.N.has announced 14th April as ”World Knowledge Day”

as it is the birth anniversary of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar.
Ex-Spouse Day.

International moment of  laughter day.

Death anniversary(2013) of  playback singer P.B.Srinivas.
National Fire Service Day.
Shamshad Begum(B:April 14, 1919;D:April 23,2013)was a
playback singer in Hindi film industry.
Orange day in Japan-Boys confirm their love by exchanging
oranges or orange colour gifts with their girl friends
this day.
Black day in South Corea.The lonely hearts eat Chinese
noodles topped with black sauce(black food).
Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, sarod maestro(B:14 April 1922;
D:18 June 2009)
Sir M.Vishveshwarayya(B:15 September 1860;D:14 April 1962)was
a notable Indian engineer,scholar, statesman and the Diwan
of Mysore from 1912 to 1918.He was the recipient of Bharata
Ratna award in 1955.
Women’s savings Day.
Ramana Maharshi(B:December 30,1879;D:April 14, 1950)was an
Indian Yogi.

President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 14,1865

when he was watching the drama ”Our American Cousin” at

Ford theater.
15. World Art Day.The date was decided in honour of the

birthday of  Leonardo da Vinci. He was an Italian painter,

sculptor,architect,musician,mathematician, engineer,

inventor,geologist, cartographer, anatomist, botanist and writer.

World Day of Culture.
Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism ( born on 15, April 1469;
D:September 22, 1539). He was the first of the ten Sikh Gurus.
His birthday is celebrated on the Kartik Poornima, the full
moon day in the month of Kartik.
National rubber eraser day. Joseph Priestley invented
pencil rubber(on April 15, 1770) and carbonated water.
Vijaya Bank was nationalised on April 15, 1980.
British ocean liner Titanic sank into the North
Atlantic ocean on 15, April 1912.1,500 people were drowned.
Guru Arjun Dev, 5th of the 11 Sikh Gurus(B:15 April 1563;
D:May 30, 1606)
Bengali New Year Day-Poila Boishak and Tamil New Year Day.
Abraham Lincoln (U.S.President)was assassinated on April
15,1865,by John Wilkes Booth.Lincoln was born on 12, February
1809.
Jean Paul Sartre(B:21 June 1905;D:15, April 1980) was
a french philosopher,playwright,novelist, political
activist, biographer and literary critic.
Anna Ancher(B:August 18, 1859; D:April 15,1935)was a
Danish artist.
16.World Voice Day. The aim is to demonstrate the  enormous
importance of  the voice in our daily lives.
world Entrepreneurship Day.
Birthday (B:April 16,1889;D:December 25, 1977) of actor and

Comedy King-Charlie Spencer Chaplin.He rose to fame in

the silent era.
Lara Dutta(B:1978)is actor and model.She was crowned
Miss Universe 2,000 and Miss Intercontinental 1997.
Pope Benedict XVI was born on 16th April, 1927.

Asia’s first train passenger train flagged off on April 16, 1853

between Bori Bunder in Mumbai to Thane.

17.Lok Sabha or House of the People was duly constituted

for the first time on 17th April 1952, after the general election

was held from 25 October 1951 to February 1952. The first

session of first Lok Sabha commenced on 13 May 1952.

Lok Sabha is the lower house of  the Parliament of India.

Parliament of India consists of 2 houses-Lok Sabha or

House of People and Rajya Sabha or Council of States.

Soundarya, Indian actress died in an aircraft crash near
Bangalore.(B:18 July 1976;D:17 April 2004)
World Haemophilia Day.
Blue and Green Day is observed on third Friday in April.
Independence day of Syria.(1946)

Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan(B:5 September 1888;D:17 April 1975)
was an Indian philosopher and the second president of India
from 1962-67.
Muttiah Muralidharan(B:17 April 1972)is a cricket player
of Sri Lanka.
Victoria Beckham(B:17 April 1974) is a business woman,
fashion designer,singer and model.
On April 17, 1999, 13 months Vajapayee government fell.

18. World Heritage Day. International Council for Monuments

and Sites(ICOMOS) makes a number of suggestions on how to

celebrate the World Heritage Day.

Death anniversary of German born physicist Albert Einstein(1955)

Freedom fighter Tantya Tope was executed by the British government

at Shivapuri on 18 April 1859.
National Auctioneer Day.
Independence day of Zimbabwe.
International Jugglers Day.
Tantya Tope(B:1814;D:18 April 1859)was a leader in the Indian

rebellion of 1857.
Poonam Dhillon (B:April 18,1962)is an Indian Hindi film,
theatre and T.V.actress and former Femina Miss India.
Dr.Dhondo Keshav Karve(B:18 April 1858; D:November 9,1962)
was a social reformer in India, in the field of women’s
welfare.He  founded SNDT, a women’s university

in Mumbai in 1931.
National infant immunization week-April 18 to 25,April.
19.First Indian satellite Aryabhatta, was launched on 1975
by the Soviet Union.It was built by ISRO.

Death anniversary of Charles Darwin(1882), an English naturalist

and geologist. He is best known  for his contribution to

evolutionary theory.

Birthday of  Mukesh Ambani(1957), MD of  Reliance  Industries limited.

Birthday of Maria Sharapova(1987), Russian tennis star.
Bicycle day.
International liver day.
265th Pope Benedict XVI succeeded late John Paul on
April 19, 2005.He was Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, a shy,
publicity averse theologian, tender but tough.
Birthday of Kate Hudson(1979). She is a Hollywood actress.
Arshad Warsi(B:19,April 1968)is an Indian actor, choreographer
and a dancer.

Paul P. Harris (B:April 19,1868;D:January 27,1947)was a Chicago

Illinois attorney. He founded Rotary International on 23 February, 1905.

Amrita Patil (B:April 19,1979) is India’s first female graphic novelist.
April 20 is a day which is replete with powerful energies
while there is a negative element attached to this date.
It is also the day when Hitler was  (B: April 20  1889;D:30 April 1945).
born.He was leader of Nazi Party.He was Chancellor of Germany
from 1933 to 1945.

Mahaveera Jayanthi (birthday of Jain thirthankar/saint Mahaveera) is

celebrated on the 13th day of bright half of the moon in

the month of Chaitra as per Hindu calendar(born in the

in the year 599 BCE.)

20.National Lima Bean Respect Day. Lima beans are a good

source of protein, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc.

Lima  Beans can increase energy levels by helping to restore

more iron.
Chinese language(Mandarin) day. The event was established
by UNESCO.
21. World Creativity and Innovation Day.

Birthday of  Queen Elizabeth II(1926)

Death anniversary of  Dr.Allama Iqbal who composed

the poem , ”saare jahaan se achchaa” in 1904, a unique

tribute to India.

22.National Jelly  Bean Day.

First Earth Day was April 22, 1970.

The theme of World Earth Day -”Protect our children

and our future.”

International Mother Earth Day.
Administrative Professionals Day (w.e.f.1952) is observed

in U.S. on the Wednesday during the last full week of April.
Rita Levi(B:22 April 1909 D:30 December 2012)
was an Italian Nobel laureate honoured for her
work in neuro biology in 1986.
Low Carbon Diet Day.
Vladimir Lenin(B:April 22, 1870; D:January 21, 1924)
was a Russian communist revolutionary and politician.
He was the founder of the Russian Communist Party,
leader of Bolshevik Revolution and architect and
first head of the Soviet state.
B.R.Chopra(B:22 April 1914;D:5 November 2008)was
an Indian director and producer of Bollywood movies
and television serial,”Maha Bharat”.

Pedro Cabral discovered Brazil on 22 April 1500.
23.World Book  and Copyright Day is observed as a way

to honour Miguel de Cervantes who wrote, ”Don Quixote.”

William Shakespeare( born:April 26,1564 and died on April 23,1616)

was an English poet and playwright.

National Lost Dog Awareness Day.

English Language Day.

National Picnic Day.

Talk Like Shakespeare Day.

National Take A Chance Day.

National Cherry Cheese Cake Day.

Administrative Professionals Day.

Death anniversary of  Satyajit Ray,(1992), film maker.
Adi Shankaracharya jayanti (Vaishaka shukla paksha,
panchami)is observed as philosophers day in India.
Take our daughters and sons to work day.
Shirley Temple(B:April 23, 1928 D:February 10,2o14)
was an American film and television actress, singer,
dancer and public servant, most famous as Hollywood’s
number one box office star from 1935 to 1938.She was
the leading child actress of her time receiving a
special Oscar,As an adult, she entered politics
and became a deplomat serving as United State’s
ambassador to Ghana in 1974 and later to Czechoslovakia
and as chief protocol of the U.S.From 1969 to 1970 she
served as ambassador to the U.N.
BeeChi(B:23 April, 1913;D:7 December 1980)was a well-known
humourist in Kannada language. He is known as Kannada’s
George Bernard Shaw.His real name was Rayasam Bheemasena
Rao and pen name was BeeChi.
Sheetal Mallar(B:23 April 1974) is an ex Indian model and
photographer.
Birth anniversary of S.Janaki(1938). She is an Indian play
back singer.
Death anniversary of Boris Yeltsin(2007). He was(B:February
1,1931)the first President of the Russian Federation.
Pandit Rama Bai(B:23 April 1858;D:5 April 1922) was an Indian
social reformer, a champion for the emancipation of women
and a pioneer in education.She founded Arya Mahila Samaj
at Pune and she was a prolific writer.
24.Birthday of Raj Kumar,(B:1929 April 24; D:12 April 2006)
cinema actor and singer in Kannada film industry.
Arbor day is held on last Friday of April.Arbor means tree
in Latin.

Birthday of  Sachin Tendulkar(1973), one of the
greatest Indian cricketers and batsmen of all time.

National Pigs in a Blanket Day.

National take our daughters and sons to work day.

Worldwide Pinhole Photography day will be held on

Last Sunday of April, each year since 2001.
Hubble Telescope(named after Edwin P.Hubble, scientist)
celebrates silver jubilee of space gazing.It was launched
into space aboard space shuttle ”Discovery” on April
24,1990.
Undiagnosed children’s Awareness Day.
World Day for Laboratory Animals.
M.V.Rajamma, (B:1923 D:April 24)was a prominent
Indian actress.
Sue Taylor Grafton(B:April 24,1940) is an
American author of detective stories. She
is best known as the author of the ”Alphabet
Series.”
Puttuparthi Saibaba(B:23, November 1926;D:24 April 2011)
was an Indian guru and philanthropist.

Manav Ekta Diwas(Human Unity Day) on April 24 is the

anniversary of the sacrifice by Baba Gurubachan Singhji

for the entire humanity.

International Sculpture Day.

World day for laboratory animals.
25.World Penguin Day.

National Telephone Day.

World DNA and Genome Day.

Hug a plumber day.

Zucchini Bread Day.

Arbor Day.(Arbor means a tree in Latin)

World Malaria Day.

Last Friday in April is Hairball Awareness Day.
Bannada Malinga, yakshagana artist passed away
on25 April 2004. He was 91.
Guglielmo Marconi was an Italian inventor and
electrical engineer known for his pioneering works
on long distance radio transmission, his development
of Marconi’s law and a radio telegraph system.
(B:25 April 1874;D:20 July 1937)
April 25 to May 2-Vaccination week in America.
Parental Alienation Awareness Day.
Liberation Day in Italy.It marks the fall of
Mussolini’s Italian Social Republic and the end of
the Nazi occupation of Italy in 1945, towards the
end of II World War.
Corin Tellado(B:April 25, 1927 D:April 11 2009)was
a Spanish writer of romantic novels. She wrote over
4,000 novels. In 1994, she was listed in Guinness
Book of Records, as having sold the most books
written in Spanish language.

Nearly 4,356 dead and at least 8,165 injured
after devastating 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake on
25 April 2015 in Nepal.
26.World Veterinary Day.
Prophet Mohammad was born on April 26, 570 AD.

in Mecca and died on June 8, 632 AD at Madina.
Nuclear power plant disaster at Chernobyl, Ukraine
in the former U.S.S.R.
National Kids and Pets Day.

World Intellectual Property Day.
(451)Birth anniversary(26th April 1564)
anniversary of William Shakespeare.

National Rebuilding Day.

National Prescription  Drug Take Back Day.

National Sense of  Smell Day.

National help a horse day.

National Richter Scale Day.

National Pretzel Day.

National Margery Day.
27.Samuel Morse(B:April 27, 1791;D:April 2,1872)
was an American painter and inventor who is best
remembered today for his invention of a single-wire
telegraph system and the co-inventor of the Morse
code-method of transmitting textual information
as a series of on and off tones.Morse code is a
system in which letters are represented by the
dots and dashes.
Tirumale Tatacharya Sharma(B:27 April 1895;D:20 November 1973)
was a freedom fighter, researcher, journalist,
public activist,institutional builder all combined in one.

Shri Vishwesh Thirtha Swamiji of Pejawara mutt at Udupi

was born at Ramakunja on 27, April,1931..

Mumtaz Mahal(B:27April 1593;D:17 June 1631)was the chief

consort of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan who built Taj Mahal

in Agra as her final resting place.
28.National Super Hero Day started on April 28,1995.

World Day for Safety and Health at Work.

Birthday of  Saddam Hussain(B:28,April 1937;
D:30,December 2006)), He was the 5th President of Iraq.

29.World Dancing Day.
Death anniversary of Vinayaka Krishna Gokak(B:August 9,
1909;D:28 April 1992)He was a major writer in Kannada
language.
Simin Daneshwar(B:28 April 1921;D:8 March 2012)was an
Iranian academic, novelist, fiction writer and translator.
Her collection of Persian short stories was the first
by an Iranian woman to be published. The first novel by
an Iranian woman was her ”Savushun”
29.International Dance Day, w.e.f.1982, introduced by

International Dance Council, a UNESCO partner N.G.O.

Day of  remembrance for all victims of  chemical warfare.

The Five Principles of Peaceful Co-existence, known as

Panchasheel Treaty was signed by Zhou Enlai -China’s

first premier and Pandit Jawaharlal Neharu, Prime Minister

of India at Peking on 29th April 1954.
Raja Ravivarma(B:29 April 1848;D:5 October 1906)was an
Indian painter and artist from the princely state of
Travancore.
Jean Georges Noverre(B:29,April 1727;D:19 October 1810)
was a French dancer and ballet master. He was referred
to as”Shakespeare of dance”. His birthday is
observed as International Dance Day.
Birthday of Uma Thurman(1970), hollywood actress.
Andre Agassi(B:1970)was an American retired tennis
player.
Cartoonist Shinganna (B:1925)of Navabharat Daily.
His original name is Kanneppadi Ramakrishna.
Kenneth Galbraith, the U.S. ambassador to India.
(B:15, October, 1908;D:April 29, 2006)

World Veterinary Day.
30.International Jazz Day.
Willie Nelson(B:April 29,1933) is an American singer,
song writer, musician, author, poet, actor and activist.
Birthday of Tonse Madhav Ananth Pai(B:April 30,1898;D:May 29,1979)

He was an Indian doctor, educationist, banker and philanthropist. He

was  well known for building the University town of Manipal.
Children’s Day and Book Day.
Adolf Hitler committed suicide on 30th April, 1945 by gunshot
at himself.
Centenary celebration of birth of Mulki Sunder Ram Shetty,
banker.(B:April 30,1915 D:November 1,1981
King’s day at Netherland(Amsterdam) Everyone dresses up
in orange, the colour of the Dutch royal dynasty,
”House of Orange”
Queen’s birthday is on April 30th or 29th, if the 30th
is a Sunday.

Basava jayanthi is celebrated on Vaishakha shukla tritiya

(April 30 1134) on Akhshaya Tadige day.He was founder of

Lingayat religion. He merged with the Lord, the Almighty

on July 30, 1196.
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Important Events of March.

March is National Nutrition Month , Workplace

Eye Wellness Month,  and Colorectal cancer

awareness month.

March is Women’s History  Month in U.S., U.K.,and Australia.

World Glaucoma week is celebrated every month in march (6 to 12).

World Kidney Day is observed  annually on second Thursday in March.

World No Smoking day is observed on second Wednesday in March.

Happy World Sleep Day is observed on Friday of second full week in March.

Commonwealth Day is the annual celebration held on second Monday in March.

World Day of Prayer is  held annually on first Friday in March, It is an

international christian laywomen’s initiative.

1.World Compliment Day.

(2 to 9)National Sleep Awareness week.

(2 to 8)National Patient Safety Awareness Week.

3.World Wildlife Day.

4. 75th Death anniversary of Lala Har Dayal(1939).

He was a revolutionary of  the Gadar Movement.

5.World Maths Day is observed on first wednesday of

March.

6. World Book Day is celebrated in U.K. on first

Thursday of March. The World Book Day is celebrated

in other countries on 23rd April  as decided by UNESCO

as it was also the death and birth anniversary of  William

Shakespeare, a world famous author.

Birthday(1927) of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. He was a Colombian

novelist, short story writer, screen writer and journalist.

He was popularly known as Gabo throughout Latin America.

He died on April 17, 2014.

7.Birth Anniversary(1819) of  Shishunala Sharif . He was

born in Shishuvinahala. He was a saint poet, philosopher

and social reformer from the state of Karnataka.

8.Malaysia  Airlines Flight MH 370 disappeared en route

from Kaula Lumpur to Beijing.

World Kidney Day is observed on the second Thursday in M arch

every  year.
11.Birth centenary of Vijay Hazare(B:March 11, 1915;D:December
18, 2004). He was an Indian cricket player from the State
of Maharashtra.
12. No smoking day is celebrated on the second wednesday
in March.
Aryamba Pattabhi(Born:12 March 1936) is a Kannada writer
and recipient of Kannada Sahitya Academy Award(2001).Her
most famous work in Kannada is ”Tennis”She is sister
of Triveni, a popular novelist.
S.Siddalingaiah was an Indian film director and script
writer in the Kannada film industry.(B:15December 1936;
D:12 March 2015)
William Henry Perkin(B:12 March 1838;D:14 July 1907)
was an English chemist who discovered synthetic dye-mauveine.

13.Digital Learning Day.
Varun Gandhi,son of Maneka Gandhi (B:13 March 1980)was
a politician and member of Lok Sabha, the lower house of
Parliament of India.

15.Alia Bhatt is a  British Indian film actress and singer

(B:15 March 1993).She is the daughter of film maker

Mahesh Bhatt and actress Soni Razdan.

M.K.Indira (B:5 January 1917;D:15 March 1994) was

a well-known Indian novelist.

16.Birthday (1929)of  A.K.Ramanujan, writer.

16 to 22-National poison prevention week.

Hola Mohalla  is a festival celebrated on the day

following the festival  of  Holi. The festival was initiated

by Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th Sikh Guru. Purpose of

the annual fair is to physically strengthen the Sikh community

by holding military  exercises and mock battles.
Every thing you do is right day.
Measles immunisation day.

17.Birthday(1990) of  Saina Nehwal,Badminton player.

Puneeth Rajkumar(B:17 March 1975)is an Indian film

actor and playback singer who works in Kannada cinema.

Hazarat Ali (B:17 March 599 AD;D:27 January 661 AD) was a

Sufi saint. He was the son-in-law of Islamic  prophet Muhammad.
18.K.N.Tailor,known as ”Rajkumar of tulunadu”was
a Tulu actor and dramatist .(B:0I September, 1939;
D:18 March 2015)
19.Guru Gobind(B:5 July 1595;D:19 March 1644)was the
Sikh Guru.

20.World happiness day.U.N.declared March 20 to be

observed as the International Day of  Happiness.By

designating a special day for happiness, U.N.aims to

focus world attention on the idea that economic growth

must be inclusive equitable and balanced such that it

promotes sustainable development and alleviates

poverty.

Death (2014) of  Khushwant Singh, an Indian

novelist and journalist.(Born on February 2, 1915)

World Frog Day.

International Francophonie Day.

World Story Telling Day

21. World Poetry Day was declared by UNESCO

in  1999.

Twitter turns 8 today. Twitter was created by Jack Dorsey,

Evan Williams, Biz Stone and Noah Glass on March 21,2006.

International Colour Day.

22.Death (2014)of  Yashwant Chittal,(B:3 August1928;
D:22 March 2014) Kannada fiction writer and recipient of
Academy Award for his work ”Purushottama”.

International Day of  the Seal.

World Water Day.

23. Birthday of  Kiran Majumdar Shaw(1953).She is an Indian

entrepreneur.She is the Chairperson  and Managing Director of

Biocon Limited, a biotechnology company based in Bangalore,

India and the current Chairperson of  I.I.M.-Bangalore.
Near Miss Day.
Lee Kuan Yew(B:September 16,1923;D:March 23, 2015) was the
first Prime Minister of Singapore, governing for 3 decades.
He was the Founding Father of Singapore and architect of the
tiny southeast Asian city-state’s rapid rise from British
tropical outpost to global trade and financial centre.
Emmy Noether(B:March 23,1882;D:April 14,1935) was a German
mathematician known for her contributions to abstract Algebra
and theoretical physics.
24.International day for the right to the truth concerning

Gross Human Rights  violations and for the dignity of victims.

25. International day of  remembrance of the victims of slavery

and the transatlantic slave trade.

Udyavara Madhava Acharya (B:25 March 1941)was an orator,short

story writer, poet, actor and theatre director.

26.Death anniversary(1998) of Shantinath Desai, leading author

of  Modernist movement in Kannada.
National Legal Assistants Day.
Gaura Devi of Uttarakhand started chipko(chipko,
a Hindi word meaning hugging) movement on 26 March 1974.
She along with 27 women and young girls stood in
front of trees that had been marked for felling.

Independence day of Bangla Desh.
27.Mahaveera was born on 27th March 598 B.C. in Vaishali at

Kund village, He was the son of  Siddhartha and Trishala Devi.

He was the 24th and last Thirthankara of Jainism.He attained

Nirvana at the age of 72 on 15th October,527 B.C.
28. D.K.Pattammal(B:March 28, 1919;D:16 July 2009) was a
playback singer and Carnatic musician.
K.J.Shetty, Kadandale(B:March 28,1931;D:September 15, 2010)
was awriter, journalist and columnist.
Akshaya Khanna(B:1975)is an Indian actor.
29. Birthday of Edwin Lutens(1869). He was a British architect

who is best known for designing and building  a section of the

metropolis of  Delhi known as New Delhi. He was also the main

architect of  India Gate and Viceroy’s House which is now

known as Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Palm Sunday–The Sunday before Easter is called Palm Sunday
because the crowds waved palm branches as they followed
Jesus’s procession into Jerusalem.

March 29, 1857 India’s First War of Independence also called as

Sepoy Mutiny began against the rule of British East India Company.

M.T.Rama Rao in Hyderabad founded Telugu Desham Party in 1982.

Earth hour is held for one hour from 8.30PM to 9PM. Household

and businesses turn off their non-essential lights for one hour.

30.Birthday (1951)of D.Rajendra Babu , Kannada film maker

and screenplay writer.
First commercially successful electronic computer was designed
by J.Presper, Eckert and John Mauchly on 1951.

Venezuela became independent on 30 March 1845.

31.Birthday(1987) of Koneru Hampi.She is an Indian Chess

grand master.She has won  Arjun award in 2003. She held the

record as the youngest woman ever to become a grand master

from 2002 to 2008.
Gangadhar Balakrishna Deshpande(b:31 March, 1871)was a
freedom fighter and known as ”Lion of Karnataka.
Isaac Newton(B:January 4, 1643;D:March 31 1727) was an
English physicist and mathematician.
Sudhindra Thirtha Swamiji (B:31,March 1926) is the present
spiritual head of the Kashi Math.He is the 20th successive
person called the Swamiji of Guru parampara.
Tibetan refugees in India mark 56th anniversary of the Tibetan
uprising in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet on 31st March 1959.
126th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower’s construction in Paris
-construction was completed on on March 31, 1889.

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