5 January

History On This Day : 5 January

January 5, 2017 all-day

History, Birthdays and Historic Events of 5 January-

  • January 5, 1671 – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj captured the ‘Salher’ fort from Mughals.

  • January 5, 1869 – Venkatesh Tirko Kulkarni, famous Kannad novelist ‘Galagnath’, was born.

  • January 5, 1893 – Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952), universalist Hindu, great saint, social reformer, writer and litterateur was born at Gorakhpur. He founded Self-Realization Fellowship (1920) and Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (1917), which continue to carry on his spiritual legacy worldwide. He was the author of the best-selling spiritual classic ‘Autobiography of a Yogi’ (1946), popular book globalizing India’s spiritual traditions.

  • January 5, 1932 – Kalyan Singh, born on 5 January 1932, is an Indian politician from the state of Uttar Pradesh and has served three times as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.

  • January 5, 1934 – Dr. Murli Manohar Manmohan Joshi was born in Delhi.

  • January 5, 1941 – Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, cricketer (Nawab of Pataudi jr., Indian batsman & youngest Indian Test Captain), was born in Bhopal.

  • January 5, 1948 – Parthasarathy Harishchandra Sharma, cricketer (Indian batsman of the mid-70’s), was born in Alwar, Rajasthan.

  • January 5, 1952 – Sushil Kumar Modi, born on 5 January 1952, is an Indian politician from the Bharatiya Janata Party and is the current Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, India.

  • January 5, 1955 – Kumari Mamata Promileswar Banerjee was born in Calcutta (West Bengal).

  • January 5, 1968 – Arjun Munda, born on 5 January 1968 in Khrangajhar Jamshedpur, is an Indian politician, former Member of Parliament and the former Chief Minister of Jharkhand.

  • January 5, 1986 – Deepika Padukone, born on 5 January 1986 in Copenhagen and raised in Bangalore, is an Indian actress and a former model. She made her acting debut in the 2006 Kannada film ‘Aishwarya’ and then played a dual role in her first Bollywood blockbuster ‘Om Shanti Om’ in 2007 and won a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.


to be continued..

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