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Birthdays, Death Anniversaries and Major Events in Indian and World History

February 11 in Indian and world history

February 11 is remembered, celebrated, and remembered for various reasons in Indian and world history. February 11 is the birth anniversary of Tilka Manjhi, Damodar Swaroop Seth, and Tina Ambani.

February 11 is also the death anniversary of Jamnalal Bajaj, Harikrishna ‘Jauhar’, Deendayal Upadhyay, and Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed.

Major anniversaries

February 11 is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities in Indian history:

Tilka Manjhi 

(11 February 1750 – 1785), was the first martyr of the ‘Indian War of Independence’. He fought a long battle against British rule. He also led the famous ‘Santhal Rebellion’ by the Santhals. Tilka Manjhi’s name is taken as the country’s first freedom fighter and martyr. He strongly raised his voice against the heinous acts of the barbarism of British rule. This brave freedom fighter was arrested in 1785 and then hanged. He was born on 11 February 1750 in Sultanganj, Bihar.

Damodar Swaroop Seth 

(11 February 1901 – 1965), was a noted revolutionary and patriot. He was the secretary of the Forward Bloc and a member of the Congress Party. He was born on 11 February 1901 in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh.

Tina Ambani, 

A former Indian actress. She is married to Anil Ambani, chairman of Reliance Group. She is actively involved in several foundations and charities. She was born on 11 February 1957 in Bombay, Bombay State, India.

Major death anniversary

February 11 is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities in Indian history:

Jamnalal Bajaj 

(4 November 1889 – 11 February 1942), was a freedom fighter, industrialist, and anthropologist. He was a very close and true follower of Mahatma Gandhi. Jamnalal Bajaj became the treasurer of the Congress in 1920 and remained in this post for life. He established ‘Satyagraha Ashram’ in Wardha. Apart from this, he also established organizations like Gau Seva Sangh, Gandhi Seva Sangh, Sasta Sahitya Mandal, etc. Jamnalal Bajaj was against caste discrimination and also tried for the upliftment of the Harijans. For doing commendable work in social fields, the ‘Jamnalal Bajaj Award’ has been established in his memory. He was born on 11 February 1942 in Wardha.

Harikrishna ‘Jauhar’ 

(1880 – 11 February 1945) is held in high esteem among the early Hindi novelists. He has an essential place among the writers of detective and detective novels. Harikrishna ‘Jauhar’ had an essential contribution to developing the novel tradition established by Babu Devkinandan Khatri in the direction of Tilasmi novels. He died on 11 February 1945 in Kashi.

Deendayal Upadhyay 

(25 September 1916 – 11 February 1968), a leader of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh. Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya was a brilliant thinker, an outstanding organizer, and a leader who gave importance to his personal honesty and integrity throughout his life. He has been a source of ideological guidance and moral inspiration for the Bharatiya Janata Party. 

Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay considered those who divided Indian culture on the basis of religion and sect responsible for the partition of the country. He was not only a Hindu nationalist, but at the same time, he was also a pioneer of Indian politics. Deendayal believed that Hinduism is not a religion or sect, but the national culture of India. Deendayal Upadhyay’s book is Integral Humanism, in which both communism and capitalism have been criticized. He died on 11 February 1968.

Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed 

(13 May 1905 – 11 February 1977), was known as the fifth President of India. His election as the President is also vivid proof of India’s secular constitutional setup. The partition of India was done on the basis that ‘the Muslim class would not get respect in independent India’. The Muslim League and its leaders also caused a lot of damage to mutual harmony due to their greed for power. But when Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, the second Muslim man became the President of India, it became clear that Indian constitutional secularism has no match in the world. He died on 11 February 1977.

Notable events of February 11 in Indian and world history

11 February 1543 – Rome and England sign a treaty against France.

11 February 1613 – Mughal Emperor Jahangir allowed the East India Company to set up a factory in Surat.

11 February 1720 – A peace agreement between Sweden and Prussia.

11 February 1793 – Prussian forces capture Venlo in the Netherlands.

11 February 1814 – European country Norway declared independence.

11 February 1826 – The University of London was established as ‘University College London’.

February 11, 1874 – Elsa Besco, Swedish author, and illustrator of children’s books, was born.

February 11, 1889 – The Meiji Constitution was adopted in Japan.

February 11, 1902 – Lyubov Orlova, Soviet and Russian actress, singer, dancer, and People’s Artist of the USSR (b.

11 February 1933 – Mahatma Gandhi’s Harijan weekly began publication.

February 11, 1944 – German forces recapture Aprilia, Italy.

11 February 1948 – Sergei Eisenstein, Soviet film director, screenwriter, film editor, and film theorist, died.

11 February 1953 – The Soviet Union broke off diplomatic relations with Israel.

11 February 1955 – Newspapers were published for the first time in India.

11 February 1959 – Indian cricketer Vinoo Mankand played his last Test against the West Indies at Delhi.

11 February 1963 – America recognized the new government of Iraq.

11 February 1964 – Taiwan broke diplomatic relations with France on this day.

11 February 1964 – The war between the Turks and the Greeks begins.

11 February 1973 – J. Hans de Jensen, a German nuclear physicist, and Nobel Prize laureate, died.

11 February 1990 – Nelson Mandela, the great leader of South Africa, was released from a prison sentence of 27 years on this day.

11 February 1992 – Security forces in Algeria also recovered a large cache of weapons, including the arrest of four Muslim guerrillas.

11 February 1997 – Indian astrophysicist Jayant V Narlikar was awarded the 1996 UNESCO Kalinga Prize.

11 February 2003 – The England cricket team refused to play their World Cup match, as it was to be played in Zimbabwe. Let us tell you that this was the first case of not playing a match in World Cup cricket because of the venue.

11 February 2007 – American aluminum firm Novelis was acquired by Hindalco.

11 February 2008 – Russian Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov arrived in India on a two-day visit.

February 11, 2009 – Saraswati Samman was announced for famous Assamese writer Dr. Lakshmi Nandan Bora.

11 February 2013 – An explosion in Russia’s Komi region kills 18 miners.

11 February 2014 – A military transport plane crashes in a mountainous area in Oum el Bouadi province in eastern Algeria, killing around 77 people.

11 February 2015 – A university student was killed for protesting an attempted rape in Turkey.

February 11 is observed as World Sick Day. The day was started by Pope John Paul II as a way for the faithful to pray for those suffering from illness.

February 11 is also observed as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. It is celebrated to recognize the role of women and girls in science, not only as beneficiaries but also as agents of change. Also, to achieve gender equality and empowerment of women and girls. 


1865 – L D Swamikannu Pillai, Indian politician, historian, and administrator who served as the second Speaker of the Madras Legislative Council.

1950 – Rao Inderjit Singh, Indian politician and Minister of State in the Government of India.

1950 – S.S. Ramasubbu, an Indian politician who served as the Member of Parliament for Tirunelveli from 2009 to 2014.

1957-Tina Ambani, former Bollywood actress and chairperson of Mumbai-based Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital.

1961-Rajat Kapoor, Indian actor, writer, and director.

1967 – Malini Awasthi, an Indian folk singer who sings in Hindi and related languages such as Awadhi, Bundelkhandi, and Bhojpuri.

1984 – Indian film actress and model Sherlyn Chopra is known for her work in Bollywood.

1991 – Indian cricketer Akshat Reddy, who plays for Hyderabad in domestic cricket.

Today in the history of India February 11 – Today is a special day in India.

Today’s India in history February 11 – Death anniversary

Famous people whose death anniversary is 11 February on this day in history

1942 – Jamnalal Bajaj, Indian industrialist, philanthropist, and Indian freedom fighter.

1977 – Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, fifth President of India (Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed was the fifth President by name and the sixth President by tenure).

1993-Kamal Amrohi, Indian film director and screenwriter.

– Yunus Parvez, a Bollywood character actor who played supporting roles in over 200 films from the late 1960s to the early 2000s.

11 February today’s special day – events happened on this day in history 11 February

1990 – Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end apartheid in South Africa, was released from prison after 27 years.

Promise Day is celebrated every year on 11 February.

Be Electric Day is celebrated every year on 11 February which honors the birthday of Thomas Edison.

Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day on February 11 promotes a positive attitude, even when things aren’t going your way. 

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