6 June in Indian and World History
6 June in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 6 June is the birth anniversary of Giridhar Sharma Navratna, Gopinath Bordoloi, Masti Venkatesha Iyengar, Sunil Dutt, Daggubati Ramanaidu, and Neha Kakkar.
6 June is also observed as the death anniversary of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Shabeg Singh and Masti Venkatesha Iyengar.
6 June in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:
Giridhar Sharma Navratna (6 June 1881 – 1 July 1961), a self-proclaimed personality of the Dwivedi era in Hindi literature who was a litterateur and a patriot. He met Gandhiji and gave him the initiation mantra of the national language Hindi. Hindi was declared the national language of the country in the Congress session of Lucknow the very next year. He was born on 6 June 1881 in Jhalrapatan, Rajasthan.
Gopinath Bordoloi (6 June 1890 – 5 August 1950), an Indian politician and the first Chief Minister of Assam Indian. He was a follower of the Gandhian principle of non-violence and actively participated in the fight for independence. His unselfish dedication towards Assam and its people conferred him with the title “Lokapriya“. He was born on 6 June 1890 in Raha, Assam, British India.
Masti Venkatesha Iyengar (6 June 1891 – 6 June 1986), a well-known writer in the Kannada language, referred to as Maasai Kannadada Aasti which means “Maasti, Kannada’s Treasure”. Venkatesha Iyengar was the fourth among Kannada writers to be honored with the Jnanpith Award, the highest literary honor conferred in India. He was born on 6 June 1891 in Hungenahalli Malur taluk, Kolar district, Mysore State, British India.
Sunil Dutt (6 June 1929 – 25 May 2005), a famous film actor and politician. He was educated at Jai Hind College in Mumbai. He started his career as an announcer in Radio Ceylon. Radio Ceylon is the oldest radio station in South Asia. Dutt Saheb became extremely popular as an announcer. He had a lot of interest in acting. He soon made a mark in this area. His first film was Railway Station which was made in 1955 and the film Mother India (1957) was a big hit. This film made him a Bollywood star. He acted in more than 50 films and produced and directed many films. He was born on 6 June 1929 in Nakka Khurd, Punjab Province, British India (present-day Punjab, Pakistan).
Daggubati Ramanaidu (6 June 1936 – 18 February 2015), an Indian film producer and the founder of Suresh Productions known for his work in Telugu cinema. He was placed in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most films produced by an individual, with more than 150 films in 13 Indian languages. Ramanaidu was also awarded the Padma Bhushan in recognition for his contribution to Indian cinema by the Government of India in 2012. He was born on 6 June 1936 in Karamchedu, Madras Presidency, British India (now in Andhra Pradesh, India).
Neha Kakkar, an Indian singer. She began performing at religious events at the age of four and had participated in the second season of the singing reality show, Indian Idol, in which she was eliminated early. She made her Bollywood debut as a chorus singer in the film Meerabai Not Out. She starts becoming famous after the release of the dance track “Second Hand Jawaani” from Cocktail. Some of his super hit tracks are “Sunny Sunny” from Yaariyan, “London Thumakda” from Queen, “Aao Raja” from Gabbar Is Back, “Tu Isaq Mera” from Hate Story 3, “Humne Pee Rakhi Hai” from Sanam Re, and “Kar Gayi Chull” from Kapoor & Sons, “Aankh Marey” from Simmba, “Dilbar” from Satyameva Jayate, “Badri Ki Dulhania” from Badrinath Ki Dulhania, “Cheez Badi” from Machine, “Kala Chashma” for the film Baar Baar Dekho and the private single “Nikle Currant“. She was born on 6 June 1988 in Rishikesh, Uttar Pradesh, India, (present-day Uttarakhand).
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6 June in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:
Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale (12 February 1947 – 6 June 1984), the 14th leader, of the prominent orthodox Sikh religious institution Damdami Taksal. He gained national attention after his involvement in the 1978 Sikh-Nirankari clash. Bhindranwale has remained a controversial figure in Indian history, While the Sikhs’ highest temporal authority Akal Takht describes him as a ‘martyr’. In June 1984 Operation Blue Star was carried out by the Indian Army to remove Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and his armed followers from the buildings of the Harmandir Sahib in the Golden Temple Complex. He died on 6 June 1984 in Akal Takht, Amritsar, Punjab, India.
Shabeg Singh, an Indian Army officer who later served as a military adviser to Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale. During his military service in the Indian Army, he was involved extensively in the training of Mukti Bahini volunteers during the Bangladesh Liberation War. He organized the Khalsa fighters in the fortification of the Golden Temple during Operation Blue Star. He died on 6 June 1984 in Akal Takht, Amritsar, Punjab.
Masti Venkatesha Iyengar (6 June 1891 – 6 June 1986), a well-known writer in Kannada language, who referred to as Maasti Kannadada Aasti which means “Maasti, Kannada’s Treasure”. Venkatesha Iyengar was the fourth among Kannada writers to be honored with the Jnanpith Award, the highest literary honor conferred in India. He Died also on 6 June 1986 at the age of 95 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
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Notable events on 6 June in Indian and World history
6 June 1674 – The crowning of Shivaji Maharaj at Raigad fort in 1674 and simultaneously he assumed the title of Chhatrapati.
6 June 1808 – Napoleon’s brother Joseph was made King of Spain on this day.
6 June 1831 – The Second National Black Convention took place in Philadelphia, USA.
6 June 1916 – In East Cleveland, America, women were given the right to vote on this day.
6 June 1918 – America got its first victory in the Battle of Belleau Wood during World War I.
6 June 1919 – The Republic of Prikmarg was invaded by the Hungarian Red Army.
6 June 1944 – During World War II, the US Air Force began its air offensive against Japan by bombing the southern Japanese city of Fokola.
6 June 1967 – Israeli forces occupied Gaza on this day.
6 June 1981 – A train fell into the Bagmati River of Bihar, killing 800 out of 1000 people.
6 June 1997 – In Bangkok, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Thailand formed an economic cooperation group called ‘BISTEC’ in 1997.
6 June 1999 – Bharti’s first pair of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi won the Tennis Grand Slam in 1999.
6 June 2002 – the UN Security Council unanimously passed a resolution to ban Al Qaeda.
6 June 2005 – India and Pakistan agreed in 2005 on the Iran gas pipeline plan.
6 June 2008 – The first BJP government led by B.S Yeddyurappa won the trust vote in 2008.
6 June 2008 – The Japanese Lav Keibo began operating on the International Space Station on this day.