Friday, June 16, 2017

17 June - Day in History of India and Importance

1756 - Nawab Siraj-ud-Daula attacked Calcutta under East India Company

1991 - Rajiv Gandhi and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel were given Bharat Ratna awards (posthumously)

2012 - Madhya Pradesh Government launched perennial river-lake linking project -  Jamni river - Harpura project


Leander Paes (1973)

He has won eight doubles and ten mixed doubles Grand Slam titles, and is the oldest man to have won a Grand Slam title. He won both men's doubles/mixed doubles titles at the 1999 Wimbledon tournament.

He has received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, India's highest sporting honour, in 1996–97; the Arjuna Award in 1990; the Padma Shri award in 2001 and its 3rd Highest Civilian Award the Padma Bhushan in January 2014.

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Balasaheb Devras, Sarsangh Chalak RSS (1996)



Updated 17 June 2017, 18 December 2012

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