11 February in History of India: Remembering Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed and Jamnalal Bajaj
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Today, 10 February, is celebrated as the birth anniversary of L. D. Swamikannu Pillai (11 February 1865 – 10 September 1925), an Indian politician, historian, and administrator who served as the second President of the Madras Legislative Council.
10 February is the death anniversary of Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed (13 May 1905 – 11 February 1977). He was a lawyer, and politician and served as the fifth President of India from 1974 to 1977. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed was born on 13 May 1905 in the Hauz Qazi area of Old Delhi. Ahmed was chosen for the presidency by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1974, and on 20 August 1974, he became the second Muslim to be elected President of India. He is known to have issued the proclamation of emergency by signing the papers at midnight after a meeting with Indira Gandhi the same day. He used his constitutional authority as head of state to allow him to rule by decree once the Emergency in India was proclaimed in 1975.
10 February is also death anniversary of Jamnalal Bajaj ((4 November 1889 – 11 February 1942) was an Indian Industrialist. He founded the Bajaj Group of companies in 1920s. He was also close associate with Mahatma Gandhi, who is known to have often declared that Jamnalal was his fifth son.