Today marks the 93rd birth anniversary of Mohammed Rafi (December 24, 1924 – July 31, 1980), referred to as Pheeko during childhood, who was an Indian iconic film playback singer and one of the most popular and successful singers of Hindi films. He was notable for his voice and versatility; his songs ranged from classical numbers to patriotic songs, sad lamentations to highly romantic numbers, qawwalis to ghazals and bhajans. Google today celebrates the 93rd Birth Anniversary of Mohammed Rafi with a doodle.
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Eight days of lighting candles of a candelabrum with nine branches.
Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar. It is also known as the Festival of Lights and the Feast of Dedication. The Jews Festival of Hanukkah is celebrated in 2017 from sunset, Tuesday, December 12 to nightfall, Wednesday, December 20.
Tribute to first woman of Indian Press photography whose lens earned her a reputation.
Today marks the 104th birth anniversary of Homai Vyarawalla (December 9, 1913 – January 15, 2012), commonly known by her pseudonym ‘Dalda 13,’ who was India’s first woman photojournalist. Her pseudonym comes from the year of her birth, 1913, and the Dalda from her car’s registration number DLD 13. She was known for widely photographing India’s transition from the British Raj to an independent country after its subsequent partition. She was born in a Parsi family on December 9, 1913 at Navsari, Bombay state, British India. She breathed her last on January 15, 2012 at the age of 98 at Vadodara, Gujarat. Google today celebrates the 104th Birth Anniversary of Homai Vyarawalla with a doodle.
One of the fathers of radio science and the father of Bengali science fiction.
Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose, CSI, CIE, FRS (November 30, 1858 – November 23, 1937) was a Bengali polymath, physicist, biologist, biophysicist, botanist and archaeologist, and an early writer of science fiction. Living in British India, he pioneered the investigation of radio and microwave optics, made significant contributions to plant science, and laid the foundations of experimental science in the Indian subcontinent. A crescograph is a device for measuring growth in plants. It was invented in the early 20th century by Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose. To celebrate 159th Birth Anniversary of Jagadish Chandra Bose, we have chosen a few of his most inspirational quotes, designed by GoldenTwine Creative – Graphic Quote Art Design.
Rukhmabai Raut was one of the first practicing women doctors in colonial India.
Today marks the 153rd birth anniversary of Rukhmabai Raut (November 22, 1864 – September 25, 1955), also known as Rakhmabai Raut, who overcame numerous obstacles to become one of the first practicing women doctors in British India. She was born in Mumbai, then Bombay, on November 22, 1864. She was a child bride, married off at the age of 11, to Dadaji Bhikaji, 19. She did not stop with medicine, choosing to become a social reformer until her death at the age of 91, on September 25, 1955. Google today celebrates the 153rd Birth Anniversary of Rukhmabai Raut with a doodle.
Ten motivational thoughts and inspirational quotes of Indira Gandhi.
Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi (November 19, 1917 – October 31, 1984) was the third Prime Minister of India. She was the first and, to date, the only female Prime Minister of India. She was the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Indian prime minister. She served from 1966 to 1977 and then again from 1980 until her assassination in 1984. She is the second longest-serving Prime Minister of India after her father. To celebrate 100th Birth Anniversary of Indira Gandhi, we have chosen ten of her most inspirational quotes, designed by GoldenTwine Creative – Graphic Quote Art Design.
Tribute to pioneer of Indian cinema and veteran filmmaker shantaram.
Today marks the 116th birth anniversary of Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre (November 18, 1901 – October 30, 1990), referred to as V Shantaram or Shantaram Bapu, who was a Marathi Indian consummate actor, innovative editor, insightful director and film producer. He is most known for classic films such as Dr Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani, and Do Aankhen Baara Haath. Over the decades he produced 92 films, directed 55 films and acted in 25 films. Google today celebrates the 116th Birth Anniversary of V Shantaram with a doodle.
The first woman lawyer not only in India but also in England.
Today marks the 151st birth anniversary of Cornelia Sorabji (November 15, 1866 – July 6, 1954), who overcame numerous obstacles to become India’s first female lawyer. Cornelia Sorabji was the first woman permitted to attend Bombay University, where she excelled. She then went on to become the first Indian woman to study law at Oxford University in 1892. However, she was unable to practice law in England. Cornelia returned to India in 1894 where she was again barred from practicing her profession. Google today celebrates the 151st Birth Anniversary of Cornelia Sorabji with a doodle. Today’s Doodle by illustrator Jasjyot Singh Hans depicts Sorabji in front of the Allahabad High Court, to which she was eventually admitted.
Jawaharlal Nehru Jayanti is also known as the Bal Diwas to celebrate children.
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru (November 14, 1889 – May 27, 1964) was the first Prime Minister of India. He was a central figure in Indian politics before and after independence. He emerged as the paramount leader of the Indian Independence Movement under the tutelage of Mahatma Gandhi. He was Prime Minister of India from its establishment as an independent nation in 1947 until his death in 1964. Jawaharlal Nehru Jayanti is also known as the Bal Diwas (Children`s Day) to celebrate children. To celebrate 128th Birth Anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru, we have chosen two of his most inspirational quotes from two famous speeches, designed by GoldenTwine Creative – Graphic Quote Art Design.
She was a pioneer of women’s labour movement in India and founded Majoor Mahajan Sangh.
Today marks the 132nd birth anniversary of Anasuya Sarabhai (November 11, 1885 – 1972). She was a pioneer of the women’s labour movement in India. She founded the Majdoor Mahajan Sangh (Ahmedabad Textile Labour Association), India’s oldest union of textile workers, in 1920. She was affectionately known as Motaben (Elder Sister in Gujarati). The labour movement leader died in 1972. Google today celebrates the 132nd Birth Anniversary of Anasuya Sarabhai with a doodle.