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Historical Event on 10/27/1947

Indian Governments accepts King of Jammu and Kashmir Maharaja Harisingh's accession merging Jammu and Kashmir in India and sends its troops. Accession of Jammu and Kashmir was then officially announced. No. 12 Sqn was to initiate the remarkable feat of air-lifting the first Sikhs from Palam onto the rough and dusty Srinagar airstrip without planning or reconnaissance as the initial Indian response to the sizeable insurgent forces that were pouring across the border into Jammu and Kashmir.

Other Historical Dates and Events
10/19/1689Sambhaji's queen Yesubai and her child surrendered the Raigarh Fort to the Mughals.
8/21/1995Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, noted physics scientist, died at the age of 84. He was one of the world's leading astro-physicists for his contributions to the study of stars. Chandrasekhar had received the highest award in Science--the Noble Prize in Physics in 1983.
2/7/1864P. S. S. Iyyer, famous lawyer and educationalist, was born.
1/3/1912Shantiprasad Jain, famous industrialist, was born.
2/17/1986Jiddu Krishnamurti, famous Indian philosopher (Kingdom Happiness), passed away at the age of 90 yrs at Ojai, California, USA.
3/22/1993The Lok Sabha passes the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 1993 and the Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 1993.
1/10/1896Gangadhar Kelkar, founder of famous Raja Kelkar Museum at Pune Dinkar, was born.
10/26/1990V. Shantaram, veteran film producer, director and Dadasaheb Phalke awardee, died at the age of 90 years in Bombay.
8/5/1604John Eliot, ""Apostle to Indians,"" Bible translator, baptized.
9/2/1996Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand beats Garry Kasparov in Rapid Chess tournament in Geneva.