Birth Anniversary

  • Country remembers Rajiv Gandhi on his 70th birth anniversary August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The country on Wednesday fondly remembered former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 70th birth anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice-President Hamid Ansari leading the nation in paying tributes to the departed leader. Mukherjee, Ansari and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paid floral tributes at Vir Bhumi,...
  • Birthday playlist: 85 of Kishore Kumar's greatest hits of all time August 4, 2014

    There were very few things that singer-actor Kishore Kumar couldn't do. The actor was a direct0r, actor, singer, screenplay writer, composer and what not. Interestingly he was never trained in music and his first stint in films was as a chorus singer in 'Bombay Talkies' which had his elder brother...
  • Narendra Modi pays homage to Nelson Mandela on his birth anniversary July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: On Friday, the birthday of late South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to the late South African icon, saying it is an occasion to reaffirm commitment to work towards world peace. "The beloved Madiba's work, ideals and principles continue to inspire us. He...
  • Narendra Modi remembers Syama Prasad Mookerjee July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to Syama Prasad Mookerjee, the founder of Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the forerunner of the Bharatiya Janata Party, on his birth anniversary. He tweeted: "Tributes to our inspiration, Dr.Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his birth anniversary. His contribution to our nation is...
  • 125 years of Charlie Chaplin: These are 10, full length Chaplin movies on YouTube you need to watch to celebrate his genius April 16, 2014

    They foiled plots and cracked Nazi codes, but Britain's spies were unable to solve the mystery of Charlie Chaplin's birth. Although the entertainer is celebrated as one of London's most famous sons, declassified files reveal that Britain's MI5 domestic intelligence service found no records to back up Chaplin's claim that...
  • President, PM pays tribute to BR Ambedkar April 14, 2014

    President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Vice President Hamid Ansari on Monday paid tribute to BR Ambedkar on his 123rd birth anniversary. With several other leaders present, the dignitaries paid floral tributes to the principal architect of the Indian Constitution at his statue in the precincts of Parliament House...
  • 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda celebrated across country January 12, 2014

    The year-long commemoration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda formally came to a close on Sunday with functions organised at various places in the country. Addressing a function in New Delhi, Culture Minister Chandresh Kumari Katoch said, 54 proposals involving an estimated cost of Rs 253 crore have been approved...
  • Remembering Swami Vivekananda on his 150th birth anniversary January 12, 2014

    Here is CNN IBN's tribute to Swami Vivekananda on his 150th birth anniversary. ...
  • Watch: Two Sikh groups attack each other with swords in gurudwara in Patna January 7, 2014

    Patna: Violent clashes have taken place during the Guru Govind Singh birth anniversary celebrations in Patna. Members of two factions of the Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee attacked each other with swords and sticks. Two people have sustained minor injuries in the incident. Though the situation is now under control, tensions still prevail....
  • No memorial for Ghalib at his birthplace, Agra December 27, 2013

    Friday marked the 216th birth anniversary of Mirza Asad Ullah Khan "Ghalib". In Agra, the city of the Urdu poet and cultural icon's birth, there is no proper memorial to him. There is not even a lane in the city named after him. At the place of his birth, the Kala...
  • A birthday playlist of Mohammad Rafi's party numbers December 24, 2013

    New Delhi: India's legendary singer Mohammad Rafi, who has inspired music enthusiasts for decades, kicked off his singing career by crooning the notes that a 'fakir' (Muslim saint) sung in his village. Born on December 24, 1924, Rafi not only sang classical numbers, but also patriotic and romantic songs. But...
  • Nation remembers Indira Gandhi on her 96th birth anniversary November 19, 2013

    The nation remembers former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 96th birth anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paying homage to the leader. Vice President Hamid Ansari, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi also visited the memorial. The leaders offered floral tributes at...
  • Nation remembers Indira Gandhi on her 96th birth anniversary November 19, 2013

    The nation remembers former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 96th birth anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paying homage to the leader. Vice President Hamid Ansari, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi also visited the memorial. The leaders offered floral tributes at...
  • Bhagat Singh's 107th birth anniversary celebrated in Pakistan September 30, 2013

    Lahore: The 107th birth anniversary of legendary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh was celebrated in Pakistan's Lahore city, where a cake was cut amid slogans like "freedom is our right". Nearly 300 people gathered at Shadman Chowk on Saturday for the celebration. Bhagat Singh was born on September 28, 1907. "He gave his...
  • Bhagat Singh had called marriage without equality a legal form of prostitution September 28, 2013

    New Delhi: On the 106th birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, the man who sacrificed his life for India's freedom at the age of 23, CNN-IBN brings you the visionary behind the revolutionary. Bhagat Singh, known to had shook the British empire, paid for his patriotism with his life. But...
  • Narendra Modi's long shadow creates a rift in Chicago September 23, 2013

    Chicago: The shadow of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, and his alleged complicity in the 2002 communal riots in his state, has created a controversy here with the Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions (CPWR) withdrawing its support to the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Swami Vivekananda. The CPWR...
  • MS Subbulakshmi's 97th birth anniversary: 10 unknown facts about the music legend September 16, 2013

    New Delhi: MS Subbulakshmi is an undisputed exponent of Carnatic music. The legendary Carnatic vocalist, who was fondly called 'MS' by her fans and supporters Subbulakshmi, started her Carnatic classical music training under mother Shanmugavadivu and her first recording was released when she was barely 10. On her 97th birth...
  • Ramdev to visit US to take part in Vivekananda's 150th birth anniversary celebrations August 23, 2013

    Indian yoga guru Ramdev will visit the US in September 2013 to take part in the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda. During his five-day trip beginning September 26, Ramdev will visit Chicago and New Jersey. In Chicago, he will commemorate the 120th anniversary of the famous address...
  • Top political leaders, family pay tributes to Rajiv Gandhi on 69th birth anniversary August 20, 2013

    The country on Tuesday fondly remembered former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 69th birth anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leading the nation in paying tributes to the departed leader. Mukherjee, Vice-President Hamid Ansari and Singh paid floral tributes at Vir Bhumi, the samadhi of Rajiv...
  • Food Bill a poll stunt, says Shivraj Singh Chouhan July 13, 2013

    The Congress has decided to start the rollout of the Food Security scheme from August 20, the birth anniversary of Late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. ...
  • Food Security scheme rollout to begin from August 20 July 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The Congress has decided to start the rollout of the Food Security scheme from August 20, the birth anniversary of Late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The decision was taken at a meeting which UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi had called with Congress leaders, Chief Ministers and PCC chiefs from...
  • Satyajit Ray's legacy continues to inspire filmmakers: Swapan Mullick May 2, 2013

    Swapan Mullick, film critic and former director of Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute in Kolkata, joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on on Satyajit Ray's 92nd birth anniversary. Q. Which movie do you think is his worst movie? Asked by: Kamya A. Ray never fell below the standard he had set...
  • Congress 'using' Dalits as 'vote bank': Rajnath Singh April 15, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP president Rajnath Singh on Sunday hit out at Congress for doing "nothing for Dalits" in the country and "using" them as mere "vote bank". "Congress ruled the country for 54 years out of the 65 years since independence. This is not little time, but it made no...
  • Shiv Sena distributes knives to women for 'protection' January 24, 2013

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Wednesday distributed knives to women in Mumbai for "enhancing their personal security" in the backdrop of recent attacks against women. At a function held on the birth anniversary of late Sena chief Bal Thackeray at Lalbaug in central Mumbai, Shiv Sainiks distributed Chinese retractable knives to...
  • Sena to give knives to women on Bal Thackeray's birth anniversary January 23, 2013

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena has planned to distribute knives to women at different places as a means of enhancing their personal security in the wake of the recent harassment cases against women. The Shiv Sena has taken up the task of distributing knives to women on late founder Bal Thackeray's...
  • President to release stamps on Swami Vivekananda's 150th birth anniversary January 12, 2013

    Functions were held at various Ramakrishna Mission Ashrams and schools and colleges across the country to mark the occasion. ...
  • Nation pays tributes to Indira Gandhi on her 95th birth anniversary November 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The nation on Monday remembered former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 95th birth anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari among prominent leaders who paid homage to the leader. The leaders offered floral tributes at her memorial Shakti Sthal on the banks of Yamuna. UPA...
  • Jawaharlal Nehru remembered on 123rd birth anniversary November 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The nation on Wednesday fondly remembered the country’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 123rd birth anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari leading the country in paying homage to him. Mukherjee, Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paid floral tributes to Nehru...
  • UP cancels holiday on Kanshi Ram's death anniversary October 7, 2012

    Lucknow: Rivals Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP) were in a confrontation mode on Saturday after the Akhilesh Yadav government cancelled the October 9 public holiday on the death anniversary of BSP founder Kanshi Ram. The SP government late on Saturday evening sent a missive to all...
  • Watch: PM, Sonia Gandhi pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi October 2, 2012

    Tuesday marks the 143rd birth anniversary of the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Defence Minister AK Antony went to Raj Ghat earlier on Tuesday morning to lay wreaths and pay tribute. Employing non-violent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence in 1947. ...