26th August Today In History 26th August Today In History

Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu (born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, Albanian: 26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997), commonly known as Mother Teresa and honoured in the Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary.

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi (also spelled Menaka) (née Anand; born 26 August 1956) is an Indian politician. She is a member of Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian parliament. She belongs to Bharatiya Janata Party. She is also an animal rights activist, environmentalist, and wife of the Indian politician Sanjay Gandhi.

Neeru Bajwa (born 26 August 1980) is a Canadian-born Indian actress, director and producer associated with Punjabi cinema. She started her career in 1998 with Dev Anand’s Bollywood film Main Solah Baras Ki and then moved on to working in Indian soap operas and Punjabi films.

Rubina Dilaik is an Indian actress and fitness spokesperson. She is know by her married name Rubina shukhla . she gained recognition by playing Radhika, the main character in the TV series Chhoti Bahu, and went on to reprise the role in its sequel Chhoti Bahu 2.

Inder Kumar (26 August 1973 – 28 July 2018) was an Indian actor best known for playing supporting roles in Hindi films such as Wanted, Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge, Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye and Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi. He was last seen in the film Chhoti Si Guzaarish which was directed by Pragyesh Singh .

Noteworthy Moments

In 1852 Bombay Association was established.

In 1927 Second Radio Centre was started in Calcutta.

In 1947 Nawab of Bhopal announced accession of the Bhopal state to the Indian Dominion.

In 1949 Social Democratic Party led by K. T. Shah formed.

In 967 Dilawar Hussain, cricketer (Indian wicket-keeper in the 1930’s), passed away.