Major Somnath Sharma, PVC (31 January 1923 – 3 November 1947), of the Indian Army, was the first recipient of the Param Vir Chakra (PVC), India’s highest military decoration.Sharma was commissioned into the 8th Battalion, 19th Hyderabad Regiment, in 1942.

Nithya Ram is an Indian television and film actress who works in Kannada , Tamil and Telugu productions. She began her career as an actress in Kannada television soap operas. She is the elder sister of actress Rachita Ram. As of 2017, she played the main lead in the mega hit show Nandini.

Amy Jackson (born 31 January 1992) is an English film actress and model best known for her work in Indian films. She began her modelling career at the age of 16, and went on to win the Miss Teen World competition in 2009. Subsequently, director A. L.Vijay cast her as the leading lady of the Tamil language

Shalmali Kholgade is an Indian playback singer, who predominantly sings for Hindi language films. In addition to Hindi, she has also sung in other Indian languages such as Marathi, Bengali, Telugu and Tamil. Through her singing career, she has received one Filmfare Award from two nominations, and has been praised for her singing style.

Preity G Zinta (born 31 January 1975) is an Indian film actress and entrepreneur, who was one of the most popular and highest-paid Hindi film actresses in the 2000s. After graduating with degrees in English honours and criminal psychology, Zinta made her acting debut in Dil Se.. in 1998, followed by a role in Soldier in the same year.

Noteworthy Moments

In 1948 Cities swept by riots in wake of Gandhi murder.

In 1949 Maharajas of Baroda and Kolhapur decide to merge their states with Bombay.

In 1958 First Earth Satellite Explorer I was launched from Cape Kennedy.

In 1960 Milkha Singh at Lahore sets record for 200m in 20.7s.

In 1963 Peacock declared as National Bird of India.

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