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Events for January 25

25-January-1824Micheal Madhusudan Dutta, Bengali poet and dramatist, was born in Sagardari village of Jessore district.
25-January-1856Battle of Seattle; skirmish between settlers & Indians.
25-January-1880Brahmo Samaj of modernisation and fraternity amongst religions Nababidhan Keshab Chandra Sen introduced.
25-January-1914Gandhi reaches agreement with South African Union govt. on treatment of Indian nationals at South Africa.
25-January-1917Captain P.K. Sahgal, freedom fighter who attended Indian Military Academy course at Dehradun, was born at Hoshiarpur.
25-January-1930Mehdi Baqer, great educationist, was born at Faizabad in UP.
25-January-1932Rammanohar Vishnunarayan Tripathi, great social worker and political leader of Maharashtra, was born.
25-January-1948French India Peoples' Convention, Pondicherry, passed a resolution for complete merger of the French India with the Dominion of India. - G. V. Mavlankar was elected the first Speaker of the Indian Parliament.
25-January-1950The post of the Governor General of India was abolished.
25-January-1954Manabendranath Roy, famous leader of socialist revolution, passed away at Dehradun.
25-January-1957Kashmir becomes Indian state.
25-January-1971Himachal Pradesh High Court was established at Shimla for Himachal Pradesh Territory.
25-January-1971Himachal Pradesh becomes a full-fledged 18th Indian Union state.
25-January-1976Surinder Amarnath scores 124 on Test debut during India vs New Zealand at Auckland.
25-January-1980Awards regarding Public Honour were re-started by Goverment of India; Mother Teresa was honoured by Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, etc.
25-January-1983Bharat Ratna, India's highest award, was given to Acharya Vinobha Bhave (Posthumous) (1895-1982).
25-January-1983Telugu Desam swept to power in Andhra Pradesh.
25-January-1988Bharat Ratna, India's highest award, was given to Dr. Marudu Gopalan Ramachandran, MGR (Posthumous) (1917-1987).
25-January-1989Congress-I ministry headed by S. C. Jamir assumes office in Nagaland.
25-January-1989Motilal Vora sworn in as CM of Madhya Pradesh.
25-January-1992Bharat Ratna, India's highest award, was given to Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhai Tata (1904-1993).
25-January-1992Swaran Singh and Vajpayee awarded 'Padma Vibhushan'.
25-January-1994Mine fire at Asansol India, kills 55.
25-January-1995India and South Africa sign three pacts to forge special ties.
25-January-1999Dr. R. Chidambaram, nuclear scientist, among the 14 distinguished personalities chosen for Padma Vibhushan. Sachin Tendulkar and Ruskin Bond get Padma Shri.
25-January-2000The Centre begins the process of privatising the country's domestic carrier, Indian Airlines, and also approves the sale of majority equity in Modern Foods India Limited.
25-January-2000The Government awards Padma Vibhushan to R.K. Narayan, Dr.M.S. Gill; Padma Bhushan for Rajnikant and Padmashri for A.R. Rehman.

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