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12th January – What Happened Today In History? | On This Day


Today In History? 

Find out what happened on 12th January in History. There are a lot many happenings which had taken place on this date in the pages of Indian History, here we have listed some of the very important events occurred 12th January

Swami Vivekananda , born Narendra Nath Datta  was an Indian Hindu monk. He was a key figure in the introduction of Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the western world, and was credited with raising interfaith awareness

Sakshi Tanwar is an Indian television and Bollywood actress. She is best known for playing the role of Parvati in the television soap opera, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii. She is one of the leading ladies of Indian Television.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi  born Mahesh Prasad Varma, developed the Transcendental Meditation technique and was the leader and guru of the Transcendental Meditation movement, which has been characterised as a new religious movement and also as non-religious

Priyanka Vadra , is an Indian politician. She is the granddaughter of Feroze Gandhi and Indira Gandhi, and belongs to the Nehru-Gandhi family. Priyanka Vadra (née Priyanka Gandhi) is the second of two children of late Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi, current President of the Indian National Congress, and the Chairperson of the ruling United Progressive Alliance

Arun Govil   is an award-winning Indian actor, producer and director. He has acted in various Hindi, Bhojpuri, Oriya and Telugu movies. He is best known for playing Rama in Ramanand Sagar’s hit television series Ramayan (1986)

Death anniversaries on 12th January

Amrish Puri   was a leading theater and film actor from India, who was a key player in the Indian theater movement that picked up steam in the 1960s. He worked with notable playwrights of the time, such as Satyadev Dubey and Girish Karnad.

Surjya Sen  was a prominent Bengali freedom fighter, an Indian independence activist and the chief architect of anti-British freedom movement active centered in Chittagong, Bengal (now in Bangladesh)

Ramakrishna Mahabaleshwar Hegde   was an Indian politician who served as the Chief Minister of Karnataka for three terms and as Minister of Commerce and Industry in the Union government. His parents were Shri Mahabaleshwar Hegde and Saraswati Hegde who hailed from a Havyaka Brahmin family of Uttara Kannada district

Chellapilla Satyanarayana Sastry, better known as Chellapilla Satyam  was an eminent Indian music director. He was popular in the Telugu and Kannada cinema fields in 1960s and 1980s. Sathyam is best remembered as “Andhra RD Burman”. He was born in Komarada village in Vizianagaram district, Andhra Pradesh

David Charles Cunningham Watson, was an English teacher, author and creationist, born in Bharatpur, India. Watson graduated from the University of Cambridge with First class honours in Classics, winning the Carus Greek Testament Prize in 1947. He was later a Senior Scholar at Trinity College. He then served as a missionary in India

Notable Events:

1339  Kritiwas, writer of Ramayana in Bengali language, was born.

1708 Shahu was crowned as the Maratha ruler. Shahu, son of Sambhaji, entered Satara and released Aurangzeb’s son Azam the previous year.

1757 Captain Eyre Coote from the Portuguese was captured in Bandel.

1863 Swami Vivekananda (Narendra Vishwanath Dutta)(1863-1902), dynamic renaissance missionary to West, catalyst of Hindu revival in India and social reformer, was born at Calcutta.