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Kamala Surayya (born Kamala; 31 March 1934 – 31 May 2009), popularly known by her one-time pen name Madhavikutty and married name Kamala Das, was an Indian English poet as well as a leading Malayalam author from Kerala, India. Her popularity in Kerala is based chiefly on her short stories and autobiography, while her oeuvre in English, written under the name Kamala Das, is noted for the poems and explicit autobiography.

Neha Kapur (born 31 March 1984) is an Indian model, actress, and former beauty queen who won Femina Miss India in 2006 and represented India at the Miss Universe pageant that year. She is married to Kunal Nayyar.

Sujatha Mohan (credited as Sujatha) is an Indian playback singer who is popular for singing in Malayalam and Tamil movies. She has also sung for Telugu, Kannada and Hindi movies. She has sung many songs in Malayalam, making her the fourth-most prolific Malayalam singer.

Pankhuri Awasthy (born 31 March 1991) is an Indian television actress. Awasthy played a major role as Seher in MTV Fanaah Season 2. After that she played the role of Razia Sultan in &TV’s historical drama Razia Sultan. She also appeared as Draupadi in mythological drama Suryaputra Karn which was aired on Sony TV.

Anandibai Gopalrao Joshi (31 March 1865 – 26 February 1887) was the first Indian female physician. She was the first woman from the erstwhile Bombay presidency of India to study and graduate with a two-year degree in western medicine in the United States.

Noteworthy Moments

In 1904 British slaughter hundreds of Tibetans.

In 1913 Foundation stone of ‘Gateway of India’ was laid by Sir George Sydneham Clerk.

In 1935 374 infants wed at a mass ceremony.

In 1959 Dalai Lama fled China & was granted political asylum in India.

In 1986 Bombay Telephone Nigam renamed as Mahanagar Telephone Nigam.