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Events for May 27

27-May-1857Nana Sahib was captured at Kanpur.
27-May-1906Gandhiji writes to his brother Lakshimidas, stating his disinterestedness in worldly possessions.
27-May-1906Maharashtra Sahitya Patrika Day.
27-May-1910Robert Koch, famous French scientist, passed away.
27-May-1919Kandukuri Veeresalingam, father of modern Telgu language, author and social reformer, passed away.
27-May-1930Jayaprakash Narayan, Labour Research Cell, arrested after Dandi March.
27-May-1930Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was arrested during Salt Movement.
27-May-1930India's major cities are seething with unrest following the arrest of Mahatma Gandhi and thousands of his followers in the campaign of civil disobedience against British rule. Civil unrest in Bombay, where at least six were killed and sixty injured.
27-May-1948The trial of nine men accused of assassination of Gandhi before a special court judge at the Red Fort. The trial ended on 30th Dec.
27-May-1951Taraporewala Aquarium was inaugurated at Mumbai by President Dr. Rajendra Prasad.
27-May-1952The use of Hindi language in addition to English language and of Devnagri form of numerals in addition to the international form of Indian numerals was authorised for warrants of appointments of Governors of State, Judges of the Supreme Court and Judges of the High Court.
27-May-1952United Nationalist Party and the Indian Democratic Party combined to form one opposition party - National Democratic Party with Dr. S. P. Mukherjee as leader.
27-May-1957Copyright Act was passed.
27-May-1962Ravishankar Jayadritha Shastri, cricketer (Indian SLA all-rounder 1981-92), was born in Bombay.
27-May-1964Gulzarilal Nanda was entrusted the responsibility as Acting Prime Minster of India. He held this office till June 9, 1964. He is till date the only Acting Prime Minster of India.
27-May-1964Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, first Prime Minister and architect of modern India, passed away at the age of 74.
27-May-1968Second Jawaharlal Nehru award for International Understanding given to Reverend Martin Luther King posthumously.
27-May-1990Om Prakash Chautala, former CM, wins Mehem by-election.
27-May-1991Justice J.S. Verma of the Supreme Court appointed to probe into Rajiv Gandhi murder case.
27-May-1992M. L. Manchanda, AIR's Patiala engineer who was kidnapped by Babbar Khalsa militants, was found executed.
27-May-1994Tarktirth Laxmanshastri Joshi, internationally famous omnicient, passed away.
27-May-1995National Centre for Labour launched in Bangalore to give a boost to the unorganised worker's movement in India.
27-May-1996A. B. Vajpayee, PM, seeks vote of confidence in his 12-day old govt.
27-May-1997Sri Lanka claims Independence Cup, winning the second match in the best-of-three finals in Calcutta.
27-May-1998 Minoo Masani, 92, co-founder of the Swatantra party, passed away in Mumbai after a brief illness.
27-May-1999IAF loses two fighter aircrafts in the Kargil area. Pakistan claims it has Flight Lieutenant Nachiketa in its custody.
27-May-1999Sharad Pawar, Tariq Anwar and P.A. Sangma launch the Nationalist Congress Party.
27-May-2000In a mini cabinet reshuffle, Nitish Kumar gets back his Agriculture portfolio, while Dilip Ray resigns as Minister of State for Steel.

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