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Events for September 1

1-September-1668Mumbai was handed over to East India Company by King of England.
1-September-1798England signs treaty with Nizam of Hyderabad, India.
1-September-1887Karmveer Bhaurao Paygaunda Patil, educationist, social reformer and founder of 'Rayat Educational Institute', was born.
1-September-1893Kashinath Tryambak Telang, first Maharashtrian Chief Justice of Mumbai High Court, died.
1-September-1896Bhaktivedanta Swami, litterateur and social worker, was born in Calcutta.
1-September-1908Amir Elahi, right-hand batsman and right-arm leg-break bowler, born at Multan in Lahore.
1-September-1909Father Kamil Bulke was born. He produced a handy English to Hindi dictionary. He did his Ph.D. on 'Ramcharita Manas' and was Head of Hindi Department in Patna University.
1-September-1913Snehangshu Kanta Acharya, politician, social reformer, lawyer and athelete, was born.
1-September-1915Rajindersingh Bedi, Urdu story writer and Hindi film story writer, was born.
1-September-1921Madhav Krishnaji Mantri, right-hand batsman and wicket-keeper, was born at Nasik, Maharashtra. He was the Indian team selector from 1964 to 1968 and was also the team manager in 1990.
1-September-1928Arun Kumar Seal, educationist, was born at Vishnupur.
1-September-1930Suhasini Ganguly, freedom fighter, was arrested and send to Hijali Jail for her revolutionery activities. She later lived a low profiled life after release from prision.
1-September-1934Suniti Kumar Ghosh, cricket test umpire for two tests from 1988-89, was born in Bengal.
1-September-1942Rasbihari Bose established the Indian National Army.
1-September-1947Indian Standard Time was adopted.
1-September-1947Mahatma Gandhi undertakes a fast for unity among Hindus and Muslims. He breaks the fast after 73 hours when peace is restored.
1-September-1956Life Insurance Corporation of India was established and all Life Insurance Business Companies were nationalised and merged in this corporation.
1-September-1956Indian state of Tripura becomes a territory.
1-September-1956Pakistani troops infiltrated the Line of Control in Kashmir.
1-September-1962Shivaji University was established in Kolhapur.
1-September-1965Pakistan launched Operation 'Grand Slam' in Chhamb sector aimed at Akhnoor in Jammu. Indians had battled Pakistanis in air and on ground at Kashmir.
1-September-1976Indira Gandhi asks for sweeping new powers at New Delhi.
1-September-1977M. L. Wadhawan was appointed as the Narcotics Commissioner of India. He headed this office till 02-09-1979.
1-September-1978Air Chief Marshal Idris Hasan Latif, PVSM, became the Air Officer Commanding, India Command. He was in this office till 31/Aug/1981.
1-September-1981Air Chief Marshal Dilbagh Singh PVSM, AVSM, VM., became the Air Officer Commanding, India Command. He was in this office till 03/Sept/1984.
1-September-1988Fatte Singrao Gaekwad of Baroda, former Member of Parliament, passed away.
1-September-1989Yasser Arafat chosen for the 1988 Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding.
1-September-1995Chandrababu Naidu assumes office as the new CM of Andhra Pradesh.
1-September-1998Leaded petrol is banned in Delhi.
1-September-1998Tatas withdraw their Rs. 1,475-crore proposal to operate an airline with foreign equity participation in the domestic sector.
1-September-1999Ace athlete Jyotirmoyee Sikdar is awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna; coaches Bahadur Singh, Hargobind Singh (athletics) and Gurbax Singh Sandhu (boxing) the Dronacharya awards during the Arjuna awards function at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi.
1-September-1999Dr. S. Srinivasan (58), Director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in Thiruvananthapuram, died.
1-September-1999Mr. Justice Arijit Pasayat, appointed Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court.
1-September-1999The Congress(I) President, Ms. Sonia Gandhi, launches a broadside against the Vajpayee Government on handling of Kargil issue.

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