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Events for July 31

31-July-1658Aurangzeb appoints himself Mongol emperor.
31-July-18619,300 mm rainfall in July in Cherrapunji, Assam becomes a world record.
31-July-1865Jagannath Sunkersett, great social worker, educationist and sculptor of modern Mumbai, passed away at the age of 62.
31-July-1880Nawab Rai\Dhanpat Rai, 'Prem Chand', great litterateur, writer, editor, journalist and headmaster, was born at Lamahi village near Varanasi, UP.
31-July-1902Keshav Shankar Pillai, great writer and Padma Bhushan awardee, was born at Kayamkulam in Kerala.
31-July-1907Damodar Dharmanand Kosambi, famous ancient researcher and mathematician, was born.
31-July-1912 Allan Octavian, great social reformer, patriot, lawyer, journalist and politician, passed away at the age of 84.
31-July-1914Amar Nath Chawla, politician, was born at Taunggri, (Burma).
31-July-1916Mohanlal Sukhadia, chief minister of Rajasthan and freedom fighter, was born at Jhalawar.
31-July-1919Hemchandra ""Hemu"" Ramchandra Adhikari, cricketer (right-handed batsman 1947-59), was born in Bar
31-July-1933Gandhiji was arrested from Sabarmati Ashram and imprisoned without trial.
31-July-1938Khalid Anwer Ansari, social worker, was born.
31-July-1940Udham Singh, fiery revolutionary, freedom fighter and social reformer, was hanged by the British Government in the Pantone Villa Jail, London.
31-July-1946Jinnah threatens sanctions of ""Direct Actio
31-July-1948State Transport Corporation was established in Calcutta.
31-July-1952Bela Mitra, commander of ""Nari Vahini"" and activist of ""Azad Hind Fauj"", passed away. She also worked as partition
31-July-1964Air Marshal Aspy Merwan Engineer DFC retired from the Air Officer Commanding, India Command.
31-July-1974B. S. Chawla was appointed as the Narcotics Commissioner of India. He headed this office till 15-08-1974.
31-July-1980Muhammad Rafi, famous playback singer, died at the age of 40.
31-July-1985Lalit Maken, Congress (I) M.P, his wife and a visitor at their residence in Delhi were shot down by terrorists.
31-July-1988Air Chief Marshal D A La Fontaine PVSM, AVSM, VM. retired as the Air Officer Commanding, India Command.
31-July-1990Charan Singh Rathi at New Delhi sets record for 20 km W. in 1.25.48\_\_.
31-July-1991Air Chief Marshal Surinder Kumar Mehra PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC., retired as the Air Officer Commanding, India Command.
31-July-1991Air Chief Marshal Nirmal Chandra Suri PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC. became the Air Officer Commanding, India Command. He was in this office till 31/July/1993.
31-July-1992Sitar maestro Pt. Ravishankar wins the Magsaysay Award.
31-July-1992Thailand Airlines crashed in Himalayan Range, 113 persons died.
31-July-1993Air Chief Marshal Nirmal Chandra Suri PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC. retired as the Air Officer Commanding, India Command.
31-July-1993K. Vijaya Rama Rao became the director of Central Bureau of Investigation (till 31/07/96).
31-July-1993Transport operators begin nation-wide strike.
31-July-1993Zafar Saifullah was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 31-07-1994
31-July-1995Rishang Keshing,Manipur CM, wins the vote of confidence.
31-July-1996Joginder Singh became the director of Central Bureau of Investigation (till 30/06/97).
31-July-1996Supreme Court exempts Rao from appearing in CMM court personally.
31-July-1997Election Commission agrees to grant national party status to Bahujan Samaj Party but asks it to give up its election symbol--elephant.
31-July-1997 V. Thangapandian (64), Tamil Nadu Commercial Taxes Minister, died at Rajapalayam in Virudhunagar district.
31-July-2000The Government announces appointment of Justice B. M. Lal as Chairman of the MRTP Commission.
31-July-2000The Lok Sabha passes by voice vote a bill for creation of Chhattisgarh state.

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