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Events for December 9

9-December-1484Surdas (1483-1563), blind Hindi bard and singer of Agra whose hymns to Krishna are compiled in the 'Sursagar', was born in Sihi village near Delhi.
9-December-1658Dutch troops occupy harbour city Quilon (Coilan), India.
9-December-1825Tula Ram Rao, one of the revolutionary heroes of the 1857 and Sepoy Mutiny, was born.
9-December-1873Lord Northbrook, Viceroy and Governor General of India laid the foundation stone of the building.
9-December-1942Dr. Dwarkanath Kotnis, doctor of international fame, died at Kokun village, China.
9-December-1946The first meeting of Constitutional Committee Assembly was held in Parliment after a gap of two years, 11 months and 17 days. The Congress started its work of framing the Indian Constitution. Muslim League boycott failed to prevent Constituent Assembly opening. From 16th August 1946, the country witnessed communal riots on an unprecedented scale. At this crucial juncture, on 20th February 1947, Clement Atlee the British prime minister, fixed June 1948 as a deadline for transfer of power and Lord Mountbatten was appointed as the new Viceroy.
9-December-1947India's agreement with Pakistan on outstanding issues like assets, liabilities, division of sterling balance and military stores, etc. signed.
9-December-1977Ravishankar Mahashankar Rawal, famous painter, passed away.
9-December-1989Shyama Charan Shukla sworn in as Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.
9-December-1992More than 700 die in clashes in Ayodhya; BJP bandh partial.
9-December-1993Virbhadra Singh sworn in as Congress CM of Himachal Pradesh.
9-December-1994Gorprasad Ghosh, famous Orriya film actor, director and producer, passed away.
9-December-1997Dr. K. Shivarama Karanth (95), doyen of Kannada literature and Jnanpith Award winner, died in Manipal
9-December-1999BJP expels former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh.
9-December-1999Several MPs in the Lok Sabha demand resignation of the CBI chief in the Priyadarshini Matto murder case.

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