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Archana Puran Singh (born 26 September 1962) is an Indian television presenter and film actress. She is best known for comedy roles in Bollywood movies and as a judge on comedy shows like Sony TV India’s The Kapil Sharma Show.

Prakash Raj (born Prakash Rai on 26 March 1965) is an Indian film actor, director, producer, thespian, television presenter, activist and politician who is known for his works in the South Indian film industry, and Hindi-language films.

Shaheer Sheikh (born 26 March 1984) is an Indian lawyer turned actor and model. He is known for playing Abir Rajvansh in Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke, warrior Arjun in Mahabharat and as Dev Dixit in Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi. On 10 August 2018, Sheikh was chosen as first Indian torch bearer of the 18th Asian Games by the Indonesian Government.

Ravi Zacharias (born 26 March 1946) is an Indian-born Canadian-American Christian apologist. A defender of evangelical Protestantism, Zacharias is the author of numerous Christian books, including the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association’s Gold Medallion Book Award winner Can Man Live Without God?

Mahadevi Verma (26 March 1907 – 11 September 1987) was a Hindi poet, freedom fighter and educationist from India. She is widely regarded as the “modern Meera”. She was a major poet of the “Chhayavaad”, a literary movement of romanticism in modern Hindi poetry ranging from 1914–1938 and a prominent poet in Hindi Kavi sammelans (Gatherings of poets).

Noteworthy Moments

In 1931 New Delhi replaces Calcutta as capital of British-Indies.

In 1942 Indira Gandhi, third Prime Minister of India, was married to Feroze Gandhi.

In 1969 Romesh Chandra, secretary general of the World Peace Council, receives the Lenin prize.

In 1972 The first International Sanskrit Conference was held by President V.V Giri.

In 1977 Morarji Desai, the new Prime Minister, forms his Cabinet.