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Historical Event on 5/21/1991

Rajiv Gandhi, Indian Prime Minster (1984-91), assassinated by human bomb explosion plotted by LTTE at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu, 40 km from Madras, at 10.20 P.M.

Other Historical Dates and Events
10/3/1957Republican Party of India established.
6/6/1891Vanktesh Iyengar Masti, famous Kannad poet, story writer, novelist, playwright and critic, was born.
4/19/1995Rajendra Kumari Bajpai appointed the Lt. Governor of Pondichery.
12/17/1929Bhagat Singh and Rajguru killed Sanders, Asst. Suprintendent of Police.
5/4/1993Santosh Yadav became the first Indian woman to conquer the Everest twice.
2/23/1993Noted Hindi poet Naresh Mehta wins Gyanpith Award.
2/6/1915Poet Pradeep (Ramchandra Divedi) was born at Bandnagar, MP.
12/16/1994Pratap Singh Rane of Congress (I) takes oath of office.
1/2/1994Warden's in Arambaug, India lead about a fifty hungry and bruised elephants into a forest for temporary shelter. After a week, the herd strayed from a santuary, stampeding villagers and terrorising peasants.
4/21/1994Malayalam sweeps national film awards. Mammootty, Shobhana best actor and actress; T.V. Chandran best director; Buddadeb Das Gupta's Bengali 'Charachar' adjudged best film.