Today in history India 17 October – Events that took place on this day in history 17 October

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is celebrated every year on 17 October promotes people’s awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution worldwide.

1979-Mother Teresa of Calcutta awarded Nobel Peace Prize.

1994-Kapil Dev’s final one-day international (vs West Indies).

2008-Sachin Tendulkar becomes the highest run-scorer ever in test cricket beating Brian Lara’s record and passing 12,000 runs against Australia in Mohali.

2018-India’s junior foreign minister MJ Akbar is the highest official to resign in #MeToo case after sexual harassment accusations by numerous women.

October 17 famous birthdays in India – Famous people that have birthdays on this day in history 17 October

1941-Sarita Joshi, Indian stage, television and film actress.

1947-Simi Garewal, Indian actress and a talk show hostess.

1957-Hemant Gupta, Judge of Supreme Court of India.

1965-Sanjay Kapoor, Indian film actor and producer.

1970-Anil Kumble, former Indian cricketer, coach, and commentator, who played Tests and ODIs for 18 years.

1973-Bhagwant Mann, Indian politician.

1986- Leishangthem Tonthoingambi Devi, Indian film actress.

1992-Keerthy Suresh, Indian film actress who appears in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films.

1992-Pranitha Subhash, Indian film actress who appears in Kannada, Telugu and Tamil language films.

1817- Syed Ahmad Khan was an Islamic pragmatist, Islamic reformer, and philosopher.

1859-Keshavlal Dhruv was a research scholar, philologist, critic.

1892- R. K. Shanmukham Chetty was an Indian lawyer, economist and politician who served as independent India’s first finance minister.

1955-Smita Patil was an Indian actress of film, television and theatre.

Today in history India 17 October – Famous people that have death anniversaries on this day in history 17 October

1981-Kannadasan was a Tamil philosopher, poet, film song lyricist, producer, actor, script-writer, editor, philanthropist.

1993-Vijay Bhatt was a producer-director-screenwriter of Hindi cinema, who made such films as Ram Rajya.




Today in history India 16 October – Events that took place on this day in history 16 October

1905-The provincial state of Bengal was partitioned.

1942-Cyclone in Bay of Bengal kills some 40,000 south of Calcutta India.

1978-Test debut of Kapil Dev, India v Pakistan at Faisalabad.

1991-Jharkhand Chhatra Yuva Morcha was founded at a conference in Ranchi, India.

October 16 famous birthdays in India – Famous people that have birthdays on this day in history 16 October

1932- Amrit Desai, pioneer of yoga in the West.

1946- Naveen Patnaik, Indian politician serving as the current and 14th Chief Minister of Odisha.

1948-Hema Malini, Indian film actress, writer, director, producer, dancer and politician.

1975-Rajeev Khandelwal, Indian film and television actor, singer and host.

1982- Prithviraj Sukumaran, Indian film actor, director, producer, playback singer.

1982-Ravi Agrawal, journalist, television producer, and author of the book India Connected.

1990-Anirudh Ravichander, Indian film composer and singer who primarily works in Tamil cinema.

1878-Vallathol Narayana Menon was a poet in the Malayalam language.

1952-Mohan Rangachari was an Indian actor, comedian, screenwriter and playwright.

Today in history India 16 October – Famous people that have death anniversaries on this day in history 16 October

1973-Thevarparampil Kunjachan was an Indian Syro-Malabar Catholic priest who dedicated himself to the spiritual and temporal welfare.

1974-Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar was a Carnatic music singer from Palakkad.

1974-Edasseri Govindan Nair was an Indian poet and playwright of Malayalam literature.

1983-Harish-Chandra FRS was an Indian American mathematician and physicist who did fundamental work in representation theory.

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    Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam Azad,11th President of India, a great thinker, highly qualified scientist and a great human being was a well-known scientist-engineer who has significantly contributed in the field of launch-pads and missile technology helping India to emerge in the forefront of the developed countries. 

    Abdul Kalam was a perseverant thinker who has confronted failures and problems with his focussed approach, hard work and working methodology, and has risen to unprecedented heights. It is on the basis of his fine achievements that he could find a place amongst the international scientists. What inspires us is his rise to the highest position of our country, President of India, despite all the shortcomings that he faced in his early life. Many of us are greatly influenced and impressed by him and accept him as our role model.

    Dr. Kalam was very popular among children and youths, and was also known as a Missile Man. He was also lovingly called as the Welder of People for his expression of sentiments replete in love and affection. His family members and childhood friends used to call him Azad. 

Dr. Kalam’s philosophy was greatly effective: 

1. Those who are responsible, simple, honest and hardworking, they are bestowed with special honour by God, because they are his finest creations. 

2. Bring light to others’ lives. 

3. Seek others’ blessings, serve your parents, respect the elderly and the teachers, and love your country; life is quite meaningless without all of these. 

4. Giving is the most supreme and noble quality, but it should be coupled with forgiveness to give it perfection. 

5. Help at least two poor children in their education in order to make them self-dependent. 

6. Follow the path of simplicity and hard work, this alone is the path to success. 

7. Learn from nature, there is much to learn from here. 

8. We must dress ourselves with a smile, and to preserve it, we ought to cover our soul with a dress of qualities. 

9. Time, patience and nature: these three are the better doctors to do away with all types of sufferings and heal all types of wounds. 

10. Place high and noble goals before your life and strive to achieve them. 

    Dr. Abdul Kalam was such a great man who subscribed to the objectives of simple living, high thinking and hard-working who lived with these qualities in his life. 

    He once said: “It is essential to dream, but only dreaming does not lead to accomplishment; the most important thing in life is to set a goal for oneself” and work immensely for that goal. 

    If we understand the above points and implement them in our lives, we can succeed in our goals.