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28-May-1414

Khidr Khan Syed, Governor of Lahore, replaced Daulat Khan Lodi on Delhi's throne.

28-May-1883

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar "Veer Savarkar", great freedom fighter, social reformer, politician and writer, was born at Bhagur village near Nasik.

28-May-1895

Bagal Bhai Madhavrao Khanderao, freedom fighter, author and painter, was born.

28-May-1903

Shantanu L. Kirloskar, great industrialist, was born at Sholapur (Maharashtra).

28-May-1907

Purohit Dingambar Vinayak (Nanasaheb), leader in Maharashtra, was born.

28-May-1923

Nandamuri Tarak Ramarao, film star, former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and founder of Telgu Desam Party, was born. He has acted in many films including 'Patal Bhairavi'.

28-May-1925

Awadh Kishore Narain, educationist, was born.

28-May-1930

Bhagwaticharan Vohra, great revolutionary freedom fighter, died near the banks of Ravi river during a bomb testing.

28-May-1950

Bhagwaticharan, great revolutionary, passed away.

28-May-1963

Estimated 22,000 die in another cyclone in Bay of Bengal (India).

28-May-1964

A slow-moving funeral cortege containing the body of Jawaharlal Nehru inched through the streets of New Delhi today. A million and a half Indians lined the route to pay final respects to their beloved leader.

28-May-1965

Fire and explosion at Dhori mine in Dhanbad, India kills 400.

28-May-1966

B. S. Chawla was appointed as the Narcotics Commissioner of India. He headed this office till 21-02-1973.

28-May-1968

Bhagwan Gopinathji Bhan, was a mystic saint of early 20th century Kashmir in India. He has been called a "jivanmukta" (liberated soul) or "Aghoreshwar" and his spiritual state has been described as "Shambhavi Avastha" (state of Shiva), died. He was a great devotee of Shiva and Shakti and took intense ""Sadhana"". His disciples and devotees set up an ashram at Kharyar in Srinagar in his name.

28-May-1970

All India Trade Union Congress was divided.

28-May-1972

Edward VIII, King of Great Britain/N Ireland/emperor (India 1936), passed away at the age of 77.

28-May-1978

The kiss comes to the Hindi screen in 'Love Sublime,' and is seen as a sign of what the govt. calls greater 'creative freedom,' after Indira Gandhi's authoritarian rule at Bombay.

28-May-1988

The first Cultural Exchange Programme was signed between India and China.

28-May-1989

Kerala diocese of Marathakavalli was the first Christian priest in India.

28-May-1992

Indo-US naval exercises begin.

28-May-1996

13-day-old BJP-led minority coalition govt. headed by A.B. Vajpayee quits at the end of a two-day debate on a motion of confidence.

28-May-1996

BJP Govt. incapable of assembling a majority after two weeks. A left-wing coalition takes over headed by new prime minister H. D. Deve Gowda, Janata Dal leader and United Front coalition government. He held this office till 12 April 1997.

28-May-1997

Former Union Ministers Arjun Singh, N.D. Tiwari, R.K. Dhawan and Madhavrao Scindia discharged in the Jain hawala case by special judge V.B. Gupta.

28-May-1998

India takes retaliatory measures against Australia for its unilateral action.

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