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Rajveer Singh Khosla (May 31, 1925 – 9 June 1991) was one of the top directors, producer and screenwriter in Hindi films from the 1950s to the 1980s. He was known for bringing in ‘neo-noir’ and style in Indian cinema since black & white times, and also as a “women’s director” because he showcased actresses at their best.

Ghattamaneni Siva Rama Krishna (born May 31, 1943), popularly known as Krishna, is an Indian film actor, director and producer known for his works in Telugu Cinema.

Vir Das (born 31 May 1979) is a well-known Indian comedian and actor. Vir Saran Das was born in Dehradun and has lived in Africa and studied in Indian Language School in Lagos, Nigeria, Shimla and Delhi.

Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Devi Shri Ahilya Bai Sahib Holkar (31 May 1725 – 13 August 1795) (ruled 11 December 1767 – 13 August 1795), was the Holkar Maharani of the Malwa kingdom, India. She is honored as Punyashloka as her social work is still hailed as ideal.

H. Sridhar (Sridhar Hariharan/H.Padmanabh) was a sound engineer from India and known for his work with the Indian Musician A R Rahman. Sridhar was the Chief Audio Engineer at Media Artists. A mathematics graduate, with keen interest in electronics and formal music training, he started a professional sound engineering career in 1988.

Noteworthy Moments

In 1658 Dara Shukoh was utterly defeated by Aurangzeb in the battle of Samugarh near Agra.

In 1933 Gandhi ends his 21-day fast, his second for the cause of the ‘untouchables’.

In 1936 Gandhi’s eldest son creates a controversy as he converts to the Muslim faith.

In 1947 Establishment of Indian Standard Institution.

In 1953 Mount Everest conquered by Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay.