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Events for April 26

26-April-1479Vallabhacharya, founder of 'Pushthimarg Panth', was born.
26-April-1762Shyam Shastri, musician and a great artist of India, was born at Tiruvarur.
26-April-1813Swati Tirunal Ramavarma, outstanding composer of Carnatic music in Kerala, was born in a royal family of Travancore. (April 26, 1813)
26-April-1841Bombay Gazette begins publishing on silk.
26-April-1895Guru Baksha Singh, modern Punjabi litterateur was born.
26-April-1908Judge Sarv Mittra Sikri, Chief Justice of Supreme Court of India, was born.
26-April-1920Srinivas Ramanujam, famous Indian mathematician, passed away at Chetpet in Madras.
26-April-1924Ramabai Ranade, social reformer, passed away. She played a major role in the upliftment of women in India and founded Sevasadan in Bombay, a hostel for the ladies.
26-April-1926Karachi Autonomous Region established in RSFSR (until 1943).
26-April-1929British fliers make a record nonstop 4,130-mile trip from London to India.
26-April-1945Virinchirpuram Krishnamurthi Ramaswamy, cricketer (Indian Test umpire stood in 1996 World Cup), was born in Madras.
26-April-1946V. K. Ramaswamy, cricket test umpire for 10 tests from 1984-till date, was born at Hyderabad. He has become one of the first Indian Test umpires to be invited to umpire in a foreign country along with P. D. Reporter.
26-April-1952India says U.N. may disintegrate if powers block consideration of issues in small countries.
26-April-1973Judge A.N. Ray became the Chief Justice of India. He helded this office till 28/01/1977.
26-April-1990V. R. P. Menon, an Air Force Engineer, broke the world record in Chandigargh.
26-April-1991Syed Shahabuddin filed nominations for two seats as a candidate of two different parties within 24 hours.
26-April-1992Gyanapith award winner Prof. V.K.Gokak (82) passes away.
26-April-1992Medha Patkar arrested in Gujarat as the third Annual Goldman Environmental Prize of $ 60000 is awarded to her.
26-April-1993Indian Airlines' IC 491 crashes at Aurangabad, killing 55 passengers.
26-April-1995Indian Newspaper Society (INS) calls off stir plans following Government conceding a major demand of the newspaper industry by putting newsprint on the Open General Licence (OGL) and abolish the condition requiring newspapers to buy two tonnes of indigenous newsprint in order to import one tonne.
26-April-1995SAARC decides to launch South Asia Preferential Trade Area (SAPTA).
26-April-1999India's Atanu Lahiri and Bhagyashree Thipsay won the men's and women's titles respectively in the Commonwealth chess championship in Bikaner.
26-April-1999The President dissolves Lok Sabha and orders fresh elections.

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