Today marks the 220th birth anniversary of Mirza Ghalib (December 27, 1797 – February 15, 1869). Mirza Ghalib, was a prominent Urdu and Persian language poet during the last years of the Mughal Empire. He used his pen-names of Ghalib (means ‘dominant’) and Asad (means ‘lion’). His honorific was Dabir-ul-Mulk, Najm-ud-Daula. Mirza Ghalib breathed his last on February 15, 1869. His tomb is located near Chausath Khamba, Nizamuddin area in Delhi. GoogleDoodle celebrates Mirza Ghalib’s 220th Birthday in today’s GoogleDoodle!
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December global festivities are being celebrated with a Christmas day seasonal doodle.
Google is marking this year’s December global festivities with a series of interactive holiday Doodles about a pair of penguins’ holiday to visit their warm-weather relatives, a toucan and a parrot. 25th December is Day 2 of December global festivities. The second installment in the December global festivities series, published today, shows our favorite penguins couldn’t be more excited to reunite with their loved ones. Happy to be together for the season of cheer, this colorfully feathered family can’t wait to sink their beaks into a delicious feast.
Today marks the birth anniversary of the king of playback singing in India cinema.
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.
December global festivities are being celebrated with a seasonal doodle.
Google Feature — Holidays 2017 (Day 1) Animated Doodle December Global Festivities Google is marking this year’s December global festivities with a series of interactive Doodles about a pair of penguins’ holiday to visit their warm-weather relatives, a toucan and a parrot. The first installment in the December global festivities series, published today, shows the penguins making plans with their southern relatives and packing their […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
The queen of India's classical dance form Kathak honored with a doodle.
Sitara Devi (November 8, 1920 – November 25, 2014) was an eminent Indian dancer of the classical Kathak style of dancing. Her performances on and off the silver screen revived popular interest in the classical dance of Kathak. Over the years, she performed all over India, and at prestigious international venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, London in 1967; and at the Carnegie Hall, New York in 1976. Google today celebrates the 97th Birth Anniversary of Sitara Devi with a doodle.