December 2- This Day in Indian History

Find out what happened in India on 2 December.

2-December-1552
Father Francis Xavier (1506-1552), Portuguese Jesuit priest, died. He started his mission by training and employing native clergy in conversion efforts. He spread Christianity to India, Malay Archipelago and Japan.
2-December-1662
Francis Xavier was canonised at Goa.
2-December-1855
Narayan Ganesh Chandavarkar, one of the founders of Indian National Congress and social reformer, was born.
2-December-1905
Anant Atmaram Kanekar, modern Marathi poet, author and journalist, was born.
2-December-1911
King George V and Queen Marry visited Bombay, India. The King annulled the partition of Bengal. Delhi was to be made the new capital and the King announced it on 12th December at Delhi Durbur.
2-December-1918
Gurudas Banerjee, famous Law expert and first Indian Vice Chancellor of Calcutta University, died.
2-December-1919
Akhtari Bai was born.
2-December-1937
Manohar Gajanan Joshi was born in Nandvi, Distt. Raigad (Maharashtra).
2-December-1942
Sri Aurbindo Ashram School was inaugurated.
2-December-1947
Dhiraj Devji Parsana, cricket left-arm medium pace and slow spin bowler, was born in Rajkot. He played vs West Indies 1978-79.
2-December-1964
Pope Paul VI greeted by mils.
2-December-1965
Border Security Force came into existence.
2-December-1984
Following the Bhopal Gas disaster on the night of December 2, 1984, the ICMR initiated a series of interdisciplinary investigations on the health of the people with severe, moderate and mild exposure. A Coordinating Unit, which was later re-designated as the Bhopal Gas Disaster Research Centre was established early in 1985 at the Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, to monitor and coordinate the managerial and technical aspects of the various projects.
2-December-1989
Om Prakash Chauthala appointed the new CM of Haryana.
2-December-1989
Vishwanath Pratap Singh, Janta Dal leader, became the seventh Prime Minister of India.
2-December-1991
Balvinder Singh Nigah, an employee of the catering firm 'Chef Air', arrested for planting a bomb in Air India Jumbo 'Emperor Ashoka'.
2-December-1992
Dr. C. Rangarajan appointed Governor of the RBI.
2-December-1993
Madanlal Khurana sworn in as BJP Chief Minister of Delhi.
2-December-1995
The break away Congress Party re-christens itself as All India Indira Congress Committee.
2-December-1996
Dr. M. Chenna Reddy, Tamil Nadu governor, passed away at the age of 78.
2-December-1997
Pramod Tiwari sets national hammer record in South Asian athletic meet in Delhi.
2-December-1998
Prof. S. Sampath (73), former Director of the IIT Chennai and Kanpur, died. He was the Vice-Chancellor of Sri Sathya Sai Institute for Higher Learning, Prashanti Nilayam, during 1991-93. He was appointed member of the Union Public Service Commission in 1977.
2-December-1999
Navjot Singh Sidhu, former Indian opening batsman, announced his decision to retire from international and domestic cricket at a press meet in Chandigarh.
2-December-1999
Nagoor Meeran, former AIADMK Minister, and his wife are sentenced to three years rigorous imprisonment in 'disproportionate wealth' case in Tamil Nadu .
2-December-1999
Vishnu Kant Shastri and Ved Prakash Marwah are sworn in Governors of Himachal Pradesh and Manipur respectively.
2-December-2000
The Kerala Cabinet names Karnataka High Court Judge V. P. Mohan Kumar as commissioner to probe Hooch tragedies in Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram.
2-December-2000
36 passengers die and 140 suffer injuries after the Amritsar-bound Howrah Mail crashes into the overturned wagons of an Assam-bound train near Jeonpura village in Fatehgarh Sahib district, Punjab.

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