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Ustad Zakir Hussain (born 9 March 1951) is an Indian tabla virtuoso, composer, percussionist, music producer, film actor and eldest son of legendary tabla player Ustad Allah Rakha.He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1988, and the Padma Bhushan in 2002, by the Government of India presented by President Abdul Kalam.

Shashi Tharoor (born 9 March 1956) is an Indian politician, writer and a former career international diplomat who is currently serving as Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, since 2009.

Sushant Singh (born 9 March 1972) is an Indian film, character actor, television actor and presenter known for his works predominantly in Hindi cinema. He made his film debut in 1998 with Ram Gopal Varma’s Satya.

Mohammed Shami Ahmed (born 3 September 1990) is an Indian international cricketer who plays for the Indian national cricket team. He is a right-arm fast bowler, who consistently bowls around the 140 to 145 km/h (87 to 90 mph) mark, and swings and seams ball at that pace which makes him a deceptively potent fast bowler.

Darsheel Safary (born 9 March 1997) is an Indian television and film actor. Safary made his film debut with the leading role of a student with learning disorder in Aamir Khan’s directorial debut, the critically acclaimed drama Taare Zameen Par (2007), for which he won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor.

Noteworthy Moments

In 1500 Pedro Cabral departs from Pourtugol with 13 ships to India.

In 1897 Fans start calling the team ‘Indians’ (in 1915 it became official).

In 1931 The Tories decide not to attend future round table talks on India in London.

In 1966 India yields to Sikh demand for Punjab-speaking state.

In 1989 Yasser Arafat, PLO Chairman, arrives on a two-day state visit to India.