17th March Today In History 17th March Today In History

Kalpana Chawla (March 17, 1962 – February 1, 2003) was an American astronaut, engineer, and the first woman of Indian descent to go to space. She first flew on Space Shuttle Columbia in 1997 as a mission specialist and primary robotic arm operator.

Saina Nehwal (pronunciation , born 17 March 1990) is an Indian professional badminton singles player. A former world no. 1, she has won over 24 international titles, which includes eleven Superseries titles.  Although she reached the world’s 2nd in the 2009, it was only in 2015 that she was able to attain the world no. 1 ranking, 

Shweta Bachchan Nanda is an Indian author, journalist, host and former model. She is the daughter of Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan and actress Jaya Bachchan, and sister of actor Abhishek Bachchan.  She made her acting debut as a model for television advertisement.

Puneeth Rajkumar(Appu) (born 17 March 1975) is an Indian film actor, playback singer, and producer who works primarily in Kannada cinema. He has been a lead actor in 27 films; as a child he appeared in films featuring his father Rajkumar.

Nikitin Dheer is an Indian actor who works in Bollywood films and Hindi shows. He made his film debut as the primary antagonist in the commercially successful period romance Jodhaa Akbar (2008).

Noteworthy Moments

In 1798 Rani Shiromani anounced to attack the British Army.

In 1910 Smt. Anutai Wagh, great social worker, passed away.

In 1959 Dalai Lama XIV flees from Tibet after Chinese military occupied Tibet.

In 1967 4th Parliament (Lok Sabha) was formed.

In 1982 President’s rule in Kerala.