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Mahhi Vij is an Indian model and actress. She is known for playing the role of Nakusha in Laagi Tujhse Lagan and Nandini in Balika Vadhu. Vij and her husband Jay Bhanushali won the dance reality series Nach Baliye 5 in 2013.

Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji 1 April 1621 – 24 November 1675) became the 9th Guru Ji of Sikhs on 20 March 1665, following in the footsteps of His Grand-Nephew, Guru Har Krishan Sahib Ji. Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji was executed on the orders of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in Delhi.

Abdul Qadeer Khan, NI, HI, FPAS ((born April 1, 1936)), known as A. Q. Khan, is a Pakistani columnist, nuclear physicist and a metallurgical engineer, who founded the uranium enrichment program for Pakistan’s atomic bomb project. AQ Khan founded and established the Kahuta Research Laboratories (KRL) in 1976, serving as both its senior scientist and Chairman until he retired in 2001.

Keshav Baliram Hedgewar (1 April 1889 – 21 June 1940), also known as “Doctorji” within his organisation, was the founding Sarsanghachalak (or “Supreme Leader”) of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Hedgewar founded the RSS in Nagpur in 1925, with the intention of promoting the concept of a united India rooted in the Hindutva ideology.

Mohammad Hamid Ansari born in Kolkata, West Bengal, India on 1 April 1937) is the 12th and current Vice President of India. He also presently serves as President of the Indian Institute of Public Administration and Chancellor of Punjab University,

Noteworthy Moments

In 1839 Medical College Hospital in Calcutta having only 20 beds was opened for male patients .

In 1855 Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar’s first Bengali primer ‘Varnaparichay’ was published.

In 1878 Calcutta Museum was opened for general public.

In 1882 Savings Bank Postal system was introduced.

In 1918 Royal Air Force replaces Royal Flying Corps in Britain.