December 5- This Day in Indian History

Find out what happened in India on 5 December.

5-December-1657
Murad proclaimed himself Emperor of India.
5-December-1872
Bhai Vir Singh, great poet, social worker, writer, educationist, musician, humanitarian and Padma Bhushan awardee, was born at Amritsar.
5-December-1898
Josh Malihabadi, famous Urdu poet, was born.
5-December-1905
Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah, former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, was born in Soura, Srinagar, Kashmir.
5-December-1931
Gandhiji leaves England for India.
5-December-1931
Jayant G. Nadkarni, former Admiral of Indian Navy, was born.
5-December-1933
Balendu Shantilal Jain, famous hindi writer, was born at Kunchord, M.P.
5-December-1935
Bipinchandra Joshi, chief of Indian Army general, was born.
5-December-1943
The Japanese planes attack Calcutta port.
5-December-1946
Dada Maharaj Satarkar passed away.
5-December-1950
Sikkim becomes a protectorate of India.
5-December-1950
Sri Aurobindo Ghosh, great revolutionary, freedom fighter and teacher, passed away.
5-December-1951
Abanindranath Tagore, a great Modern Indian Painter and sculptor, passed away in Calcutta.
5-December-1959
K. S. Duleepsinhji, cricketer (12 Tests for England, 995 runs), passed away.
5-December-1990
With the induction of 60 ministers, the Bihar Cabinet becomes the largest ever cabinet in India with a total of 71 ministers.
5-December-1991
56 JD MLA's belonging to V.P. Singh faction elect a new leader in UP.
5-December-1991
Sarkaria report accepted.
5-December-1991
The government reduces visa fees for tourists intending to visit India.
5-December-1992
Monisha, actress and winner of the 1987 'Urvasi' award for the Malayalam film 'Nakhakshathangal' died at a young age of 21 years.
5-December-1992
V. P. Singh and hundreds arrested in Barabanki on the way to Ayodhya.
5-December-1993
Congress and MJD regains Mizoram.
5-December-1993
Congress forms its seventh ministry in Madhya Pradesh. Digvijay Singh elected CM.
5-December-1994
V.P.Singh, former PM, resigns from the Parliament.
5-December-1998
Jaswant Singh and Pramod Mahajan take over as the new Foreign Minister and Minister for Information and Broadcasting. Jagmohan takes over as Minister for Communications.
5-December-1999
India's Yukta Mookhey is crowned Miss World.
5-December-1999
The Union Home Ministry ask Intelligence Bureau (IB) to conduct an inquiry against IB officials in ISRO spy case.
5-December-2000
Postal staff go on a nationwide indefinite strike which the Government termed as 'illegal'

 

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