1872 in India
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|See also:||List of years in India
Timeline of Indian history
Events in the year 1872 in India.
- Richard Bourke, 6th Earl of Mayo, Viceroy
- Sir John Strachey, acting Viceroy (9–23 February)
- Francis Napier, 10th Lord Napier, acting Viceroy (24 February – 3 May)
- Thomas Baring, 1st Earl of Northbrook, Viceroy (from 3 May)
- 14 April – Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Islamic scholar who translated the Qur'an into English (died 1953).
- 15 August – Sri Aurobindo, nationalist, scholar, poet, mystic, evolutionary philosopher, yogi and guru (died 1950).
- 25 December – Ganganath Jha, scholar of Sanskrit, Indian Philosophy and Buddhist Philosophy (died 1941).
- 8 February – Richard Bourke, 6th Earl of Mayo, Viceroy
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