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This-Day 29 April 2024 Monday

This-Day 29 April, Sam Vikram: 2081 Purnimanta Mass: Vaisakha Paksha: Tithi: Krishna Paksha Shashthi   – Apr 29 07:57 AM – Apr 30 07:05 AM, let us have a quick look of the events and anniversaries of India and the world

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Shaka Samvat: 1946

Purnimanta: Vaisakha
Tithi: Krishna Paksha Shashthi   – Apr 29 07:57 AM – Apr 30 07:05 AM


Siddha – Apr 29 02:05 AM – Apr 30 12:25 AM
Sadhya – Apr 30 12:25 AM – Apr 30 10:24 PM


Taitila – Apr 28 08:13 PM – Apr 29 07:57 AM
Garija – Apr 29 07:57 AM – Apr 29 07:35 PM
Vanija – Apr 29 07:35 PM – Apr 30 07:05 AM”

Sunrise: 5:45
Sunset: 18:51

Moonrise: 0:17
Moonset: 10:31

pooja, pooja thali, auspicious ocassionAuspicious Time

Abhijit Muhurat – 11:52 AM – 12:44 PM
Amrit Kaal – 11:55 PM – 01:30 AM
Brahma Muhurat – 04:08 AM – 04:56 AM

Inauspicious Time

Rahu – 7:23 AM – 9:02 AM
Yamaganda – 10:40 AM – 12:18 PM
Gulika – 1:56 PM – 3:34 PM
Dur Muhurat – 12:44 PM – 01:36 PM, 03:21 PM – 04:13 PM
Varjyam – 02:22 PM – 03:58 PM

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Independence Fighters sacrificed- At Least: 5

Major Historical Events on This-Day

Muhammad Alivardi Khan Bahadur – Reign Commencement

  • Date of Commencement: April 29, 1740
  • Background: Muhammad Alivardi Khan, originally named Mirza Muhammad Ali, was an influential figure in the history of India, particularly in the regions of Bengal, Bihar, and Orissa. Known also by his title Husam ud-Daula, he rose to prominence in the Mughal imperial administration.
  • Reign: His accession to power marked the beginning of his reign as the Nawab of Bengal, Bihar, and Orissa, following his overthrow of Sarfaraz Khan at the Battle of Giria. Alivardi Khan’s reign is noted for restoring stability and prosperity in the region during a period fraught with internal rebellions and external threats, particularly from the Marathas and later the British East India Company.
  • Contributions: He is remembered for his administrative skills, military acumen, and efforts to maintain autonomy of his territories amidst the declining power of the Mughal Empire.

Tragic Lynching – Migrant Worker

  • Date: April 29, 2018
  • Event: A tragic incident occurred involving a 30-year-old Hindi-speaking migrant worker who was lynched by a mob. The lynching was the result of rampant misinformation and unfounded suspicions that labeled the victim as a child abductor.
  • Context: This incident highlights the dangerous impacts of rumors and misinformation in contemporary society, reflecting deep-seated issues of mob mentality and the lack of effective law enforcement mechanisms to protect vulnerable populations.

History in Brief of This-Day

Los Angeles Riots – Civil Unrest: On April 29, 1992, riots erupted in Los Angeles, California, following a jury’s failure to convict four police officers accused of the videotaped beating of Rodney King, an African American man.

Port Arthur Massacre – End of Incident: The Port Arthur massacre concluded on April 29, 1996, in Tasmania, Australia, leaving 35 people dead and leading to tighter gun regulations.

Anniversaries of This-Day

Ganapathi Agraharam – Freedom Activist’s Death: Ganapathi Agraharam, a freedom activist, passed away on April 29, 1948.

Deepika Chikhalia – Celebrity Birth: Born on April 29, 1965, Deepika Chikhalia is a celebrated actress known for her roles in Indian television and films.

Ashish Nehra – Cricketer Birth: Ashish Nehra, an Indian cricketer, was born on April 29, 1979, in Delhi, India.

Death of Kidar Sharma: Kidar Sharma, an influential figure, died in 1999.

Irrfan Khan – Notable Death: Irrfan Khan, an acclaimed Indian actor known for his work in Bollywood and Hollywood, passed away on April 29, 2020, in Tonk, Rajasthan, India.

Birth of Rajshree: Rajshree, a notable figure, celebrates her birthday on April 29.

A R Qureshi – Celebrated Birth: A R Qureshi was born on April 29, 1919.

Johnny Miller – Golf Legend Birth: Johnny Miller, celebrated golfer, was born on April 29, 1947, in San Francisco, California, USA.

Dale Earnhardt – Motorsport Icon Birth: Dale Earnhardt, a legendary stock car racing driver, was born on April 29, 1951, in Kannapolis, North Carolina, USA.

Andre Agassi – Tennis Star Birth: Andre Agassi, one of the world’s foremost tennis players, was born on April 29, 1970, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Master P – Music and Philanthropy Icon Birth: Master P, rapper, record producer, and philanthropist, was born on April 29, 1970, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Raymond Daniels – Martial Arts Prodigy Birth: Raymond Daniels, noted kickboxer and martial artist, was born on April 29, 1980, in Sun Valley, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Jonathan Toews – Hockey Champion Birth: Jonathan Toews, professional ice hockey player, was born on April 29, 1988, in Winnipeg, Canada.

K Maneesha – Badminton Talent Birth: K Maneesha, a badminton player, was born on April 29, 1995, in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India.

This-Day 29 April – Chronicle of Defiance and Sacrifice in Indian Independence Struggle

The struggle for India’s independence from colonial rule is marked by countless acts of bravery, resistance, and sacrifice. On this-day, April 29, various significant events occurred over the years, underscoring the indomitable spirit of those who fought against oppression. These events span across different regions and involve various figures whose actions left a lasting impact on the freedom movement.

Arjan Singh: A Martyr from Punjab

On this-day in 1923, Arjan Singh, a dedicated participant in the Akali movement in Punjab, was released from imprisonment. He had been wounded and arrested in 1922 during the Guru-ka-Bagh Morcha in Amritsar. Continuing his resistance, in 1924, Singh joined a non-violent Sikh Jatha to Jaito Gurdwara Gangsar in Nabha, defying the British order prohibiting prayer assemblies. His commitment led to his arrest and eventual torture to death in Nabha Jail by the hands of Wilson Johnston, the Administrator of Nabha.

Giriraj Singh: The Valiant INA Soldier

Giriraj Singh from Punjab joined the Indian National Army as a Sub-Officer and was a member of Unit 50 of the Guerrilla Regiment. He fought valiantly against the colonial forces in Burma and was killed in action on this day in 1944. His sacrifice is a testament to the bravery exhibited by INA soldiers in their quest to liberate India from British rule.

Lalji: The Defiant Goldsmith of Chahar Kalan

Lalji, a goldsmith from Chahar Kalan in Loharu State (now in Haryana), made his mark on this day in 1936 by insulting the Nawab during a tax collection meeting, calling him a “poor creature.” After participating in the burning of the local police post, a symbol of Nawabi oppression, on the same day, he was arrested, tortured, and his property was forfeited. He died in detention in 1937, a martyr who stood up against feudal and colonial injustice.

Kishanlal and Shyamsukh: Farmers and Fighters of This-Day

Also hailing from Chahar Kalan, Kishanlal and Shyamsukh were involved in the peasant uprising against the Nawabi atrocities. They took part in the iconic event of burning down the police post on April 29, 1936. Both were subsequently arrested, and tragically, both met their end due to torture in jail by 1937. Their deaths highlight the severe repression faced by farmers standing against feudal exploitation.

Mamraj and Maniram: The Loharu Rebels

Mamraj, an ex-army man, and Maniram, a farmer, were both pivotal in the Loharu peasant movements. Their involvement in the attack on the police post on this-day led to severe consequences. Mamraj was hanged in 1938 after being charged with murder and dacoity, while Maniram was killed by Nawabi troops a day after the police post incident. Their actions and subsequent martyrdom were significant in fueling the fight against colonial and feudal repression.

Futteh Khan and Surna Shah: This-Day in 1857 Uprising

Both Futteh Khan and Surna Shah were leaders during the Uprising of 1857, engaging in battles against British forces in the Bombay Presidency. Captured and transported to the Andaman Islands, they attempted escapes but were caught and hanged on this-day in 1859. Their resistance is a reminder of the widespread revolt against British rule during India’s first war of independence.

Indu Bhusan Ray: The Revolutionary

Born in Khulna, Bengal, Indu Bhusan Ray was involved in the revolutionary activities against the British, including a bomb attack on the Mayor of Chandernagore in 1908. Sentenced to transportation in the infamous Alipore Bomb Case, he committed suicide on this day in 1912 in Cellular Jail, a grim reminder of the harsh conditions faced by freedom fighters.

Each of these figures, from Arjan Singh to Indu Bhusan Ray, contributed uniquely to India’s struggle for freedom. On this day, we remember their sacrifices, which were not in vain, as they paved the way for India’s eventual independence and the foundation of a sovereign nation. Their stories of valor and sacrifice continue to inspire future generations in the ongoing journey towards justice and equality.

Feature Image: The painting is a vibrant tableau that honors the Indian freedom struggle, weaving together key moments and figures against the backdrop of India’s diverse landscapes. In the center, Churka Tudu stands with unwavering resilience against the stark walls of Dumka Jail, his posture symbolizing the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. Adjacent, Bondoka Bhotra represents enduring strength amidst adversity. To one side, a group of soldiers is captured in a transformative moment as they pledge allegiance to the Indian National Army, their expressions filled with determination and hope. Another section vividly portrays the Singapore Mutiny, showcasing soldiers in a bold act of defiance, with the city’s skyline looming behind. The solemn depiction of the Tarapur Police Station incident, where an unarmed crowd confronts police gunfire, serves as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made during the Civil Disobedience Movement. The painting’s rich tapestry of rural and urban settings binds these narratives into a single, powerful visual narrative of courage, sacrifice, and the quest for independence. (Click here to see image)

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