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Events for February 27

27-February-1803Great fire in Bombay.
27-February-1854Lord Dalhousie captured Jhansi under the East India Company.
27-February-1912Vishnu Waman Shirwadkar 'Kusumagraj', great Marathi poet, play-wright, novelist and Bhartiya Gyanpeeth Awardee, was born.
27-February-1912Lawrence Durrell, Britsh writer (Alexandria Quartet, Private Country), was born in Darjeeling, India. .
27-February-1931Chandrashekhar Azad of Hindustan Republican Army shot himself to avoid British police arrest at Alfred Park, Allahabad.
27-February-1941Paddy Ashton, first leader of Britain's Social and Liberal Democrat Party, was born in New Delhi, India.
27-February-1956G. V. Mavlankar, first speaker of Lok Sabha, passed away.
27-February-1987UN Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar recieved the Jawaharlal Nehru award for International Understanding.
27-February-1990Polls in Pondicherry and eight states.
27-February-1992Narasimha Rao elected Congress (I) President in the party poll held after a gap of 20 years.
27-February-1993Rupee made fully convertible in Man Mohan Singh's third successive budget.
27-February-1993Samir Ranjan Barman, Tripura CM, resigns.
27-February-1996In the Jain hawala case, non bailable warrants of arrest issued against 10 politicians including BJP leader L.K. Advani, former Dy. PM Devi Lal and former Union Ministers.
27-February-1996Manmohan Singh presents the vote-on-account as part of the interim budget in Lok Sabha for 1996-97 with a Rs. 5000 crore deficit.
27-February-1996Suresh Kalmadi, Minister of State for Railways, presents vote-on-account railway budget; 1995-96 Economic Survey shows 6.3\% growth in GDP; 20\% interim relief for newspaper employees announced by govt.
27-February-1997CBI arrests godman Chandraswami for alleged offences in violation of Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Act, 1976.
27-February-1999Union Budget presented. Fiscal deficit cut to 4.4 per cent.

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