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Events for February 6

6-February-1827Shyam Shastri, musician and a great artist of India, passed away at the age of 65 years.
6-February-1887Manabendra Nath Roy (his childhood name was Narendranath Bhattacharya), leftist thinker, great Indian politician and philosophist, was born at Arbelia village of 24-Parganas of West Bengal. He was the founder of 'Radical Democratic Party' after quitting Congress during World War II.
6-February-1915Poet Pradeep (Ramchandra Divedi) was born at Bandnagar, MP.
6-February-1931Motilal Gangadhar Nehru, revolutionary, founder of 'Swaraj Party', political leader and barrister, passed away at Lucknow.
6-February-1932Veena Das, revolutionary freedom fighter, shot Stenly Jackson, Governor of Calcutta at the convocation ceremony of B.A. degree, but Jackson was afraid and bend down, thus the aim was missed.
6-February-1932Dorabji Jamshetji Tata, great industrialist, passed away.
6-February-1937Baldev Singh, Chahal campaigner, was born.
6-February-1939Sayaji Rao Gaekwad III of Baroda, great nationalist and social reformer, passed away.
6-February-1949India to nationalize the estate of Nizam, the world's richest man, from Hyderabad.
6-February-1950N. R. Pillai was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 13-05-1953.
6-February-1952George VI (1895-1952), King of the United Kingdom, died of lung cancer at the age of 56 (succeeded by daughter, Elizabeth II). In 1947, His title of Emperor of India was deleted.
6-February-1953Congress, PSP, CP and Jansangh recognised as All India parties by the Election Commission.
6-February-1954Kashmir Assembly accepts re-unification with India.
6-February-195555 miners die in explosion in Bihar State.
6-February-1959Ann Chandy was appointed the first Woman judge of Kerala High Court. In 1937, she became the 'munsif'.
6-February-1966Madurai Kamraj University established.
6-February-1985Vikram Kumar, Soccer(Football) player, was born.
6-February-1990Ashok Shandilya of Railways wins National billiards crown.
6-February-1992The Centre decides to wind up the 7-year-old Food Processing Industry ministry.
6-February-1994Indian Union Muslim League splits, G.M.Banatwala elected President in place of Ibrahim Sulaiman Sait.
6-February-1994World Marathi Chember of Commerce' established.
6-February-1994Ram Mahadik, Congress leader, passed away.
6-February-1995India and France decide to set up permanent Secretariat in Paris during the Indo-French Joint Business Council in Delhi.
6-February-1996Supreme Court upholds election of CPI (M) leader O. Bharathan to Kerala Assembly from Edakkad (91).
6-February-1998V. V. S. Laxman scores 301* for Hyderabad against Bihar.
6-February-2000''Water'' shooting stopped following suicide by a Shiv Sena activist; and director, Ms. Deepa Mehta asked to leave Varanasi.

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