Today marks the 87th birth anniversary of Abdul Qavi Desnavi (November 1, 1930 – July 8, 2011). He was an eminent Indian writer, literary critic, bibliographer and linguist of Urdu language. He wrote many books on Urdu literature. His work included about Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Mirza Ghalib and Allama Muhammad Iqbal. He was awarded with several awards for his literary work. He died on July 7, 2011 in Bhopal at the age of 80.
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Nineteenth century Indian explorer was first man to survey Tibet for the British.
Today marks the 187th birth anniversary of Nain Singh Rawat (October 21, 1830 – February 1, 1882). He was one of the first of the late 19th century Indian explorers (pundits) who explored the Himalayas for the British. He hailed from the Milam village in the Johar Valley of Kumaon in present day Uttarakhand. He mapped the trade route through Nepal to Tibet, determined for the first time the location and altitude of Lhasa, and mapped a large section of the Tsangpo (Brahmaputra River).
Remembering the Nobel prize winning astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar.
Today marks the 107th birth anniversary of Professor Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (October 19, 1910 – August 21, 1995), a renowned Indian astrophysicist who was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize for Physics with William A Fowler. His mathematical treatment of stellar evolution yielded many of the best current theoretical models of the later evolutionary stages of massive stars and black holes. The Chandrasekhar limit is named after him. S Chandrasekhar is the first astrophysicist to have won a Nobel Prize for his theory on the evolution of stars.
Begum Akhtar was given the title of Mallika-e-Ghazal or Queen of Ghazals.
Today marks the 103rd birth anniversary of Begum Akhtar (October 7, 1914 – October 30, 1974), a renowned Indian singer of Ghazals. Her genre was, however, not ghazals alone, but also included splendid renderings of Hindustani classical music like Dadra and Thumri. She received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for vocal music, and was awarded Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan (posthumously) by Government of India. She was also referred to as Mallika-e-Ghazal (Queen of Ghazals). Apart from her singing, she also acted in several films, the most notable being Satyajit Ray’s Jalsaghar.
Doodle pays homage to her great accomplishments in the name of science.
Today marks the 100th birth anniversary of Dr Asima Chatterjee (September 23, 1917 – November 22, 2006), a renowned Indian organic chemist who was a groundbreaking pioneer in the fields of organic chemistry and phytomedicine. Her most notable work includes research on vinca alkaloids, used today in chemotherapy in slowing down cancer cells from multiplying. Her research also contributed to the development of drugs that treated epilepsy and malaria. Google today celebrates the Birth Centenary of Dr Asima Chatterjee with a doodle. The doodle marks the immense contribution she made in the fields of organic chemistry and phytomedicine.
An adorable animated google doodle celebrates teachers' day in India.
On teacher’s day, a colorful and animated google doodle pays tribute to the birth anniversary of one of India’s most famous and revered teachers, and its first vice president and the second president, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He also happened to be one of the most learned scholars of all times, statesman, great teacher, and philosopher. He was awarded with the Bharat Ratna in 1984 and the British Royal Order of Merit in 1963.
Google celebrates 70 years of India’s freedom with an artistic doodle.
August 15, 2017 marks the 71st Independence Day of India. Search giant Google dedicated its latest artistic doodle to the Independence Day of India 2017. The doodle includes a motif of Indian Parliament, a symbolic wheel for the Ashoka Chakra and two India’s national bird peacock in the colours of the national flag, saffron, green, white and blue. The word ‘Google’ is displayed across the Parliament House, made out of ribbons of the Indian tricolour. The doodle has been designed by a Mumbai based artist, Sabeena Karnik, who is known for her paper technique artwork.
Eight-nation ICC women's World Cup begins today with doodle's pest cricket.
Google is celebrating the opening day of the ICC Women’s World Cup (One Day International) cricket tournament with an interactive doodle. The doodle is a simple but allows you to play a game of pest cricket yourself, by clicking the mouse to swing the bat. It will be the eleventh edition of the Women’s Cricket World Cup, and the third to be held in England. Eight teams qualified to participate in the tournament.
Google celebrates Father's day 2017 with a special adorable cactus doodle.
Father’s Day is being celebrated every year on the third Sunday of June across the world, including India. This day is celebrated worldwide to recognize the contribution that fathers and father figures make to the lives of their children. This day celebrates fatherhood and male parenting. Search giant Google celebrates this international special day by dedicating a heart-warming ‘cactus dad’ doodle to all the dads across the world. The animated doodle represents the celebration of ‘fatherhood’ and has honored all the sacrifices a father makes for his child.
Nine times Google has celebrated Indian cinema through its doodles.
Today marks the 81st birth anniversary of Nutan Samarth Bahl (June 4, 1936 – February 21, 1991), better known as Nutan, a celebrated Indian film actress who appeared in more than 70 Hindi films, one Marathi, and one Telugu film in a career spanning over four decades. Google on its search page has created Nutan’s doodle reflecting her expressive acting style to pay tribute on her birthday.