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Events for May 24

24-May-1557 Sikandar Sur was compelled to surrender Mankot in Punjab.
24-May-1813Krishna Mohan Bandopadhyay, leader, essay writer and journalist in Bengal, was born.
24-May-1875Sir Sayed Ahmed Khan established Mohmmad Anglo Oriental School which was renamed in 1920 as 'Aligarh Muslim University'.
24-May-1903Hemchandra Bandopadhyay, famous Bengali poet, passed away.
24-May-1933Hemchandra Tukaram Dani, cricketer (Test Ind vs Pak, 1-19, ct 1, DNB), was born in Dudhani, Maharashtra.
24-May-1956Gautam Buddha's 2500th birth anniversary was celebrated.
24-May-1960Dr. Ida Sophie Schruder, founder of famous 'Vellore Hospital', passed away in Kodaikanal.
24-May-1990Surjit Singh Barnala sworn in as Governor of Tamil Nadu.
24-May-1990K. S. Hegde, former President of Parliament, passed away.
24-May-1991The body of Rajiv Gandhi, India's assassinated former premier and son of the late Indira Gandhi, was cremated in New Delhi today. He was killed by a suicide bomber in the southern state of Tamil Nadu three days ago. Police suspect that Tamil rebels, fighting for independence in Sri Lanka, carried out the murder. Gandhi's death signaled the end of the Nehru dynasty's rule over India. His two children were too young to assume the leadership of this turbulent nation. There was pressure for Sonia Gandhi to succeed her husband, but she was Italian-born and refused.
24-May-1992D. R. Bhagwat, veteran journalist, passed away.
24-May-1993India and Uzbekistan sign five pacts.
24-May-1999Noted wrestling coach Dronacharya awardee Guru Hanuman passed away in a road accident near Meerut.
24-May-2000The Supreme Court rejects the proposal for setting up benches outside Delhi.

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