Nilanjana Sudeshna “Jhumpa” Lahiri (born July 11, 1967) is an American author known for her short stories, novels and essays in English, and, more recently, in Italian. Her debut collection of short-stories Interpreter of Maladies (1999) won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Bala Palanisamy is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and producer, working in Tamil cinema. Often considered to be one of the finest Indian directors, Bala is widely acclaimed for “revolutionizing Tamil cinema” through his realistic, dark and disturbing depiction of the working class on celluloid screen.

Kumar Gaurav (born 11 July 1960) is an Indian film actor and son of late actor Rajendra Kumar. He has acted in several hit films such as Love Story, Teri Kasam, Star, Naam, and Kaante.

Mani Sharma is an Indian composer and music director who works in Telugu and Tamil films. He has scored music for almost 200 films in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi languages. He is known as the Melody Bramha in Telugu Film Industry.

Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu (born 11 July 1953) is an Indian politician and India’s Sherpa to the G20. He was formerly the Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation in the First Modi ministry.

Noteworthy Moments

1924 Moslem-Hindu rebellion in Delhi.

1973 India frees 438 Pakistani prisoners on medical grounds.

1994 Delhi IG (prisons) Kiran Bedi wins Magsaysay Award for public service.

1998 Indians bag a silver and a bronze at the International Physics Olympiad in Reykjavik.

1998 The Government reduces customs duty on edible oils under the Open General Licence from 20 to 10 %