1951 in India
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|See also:||List of years in India
Timeline of Indian history
Events in the year 1951 in the Republic of India.
- President of India – Rajendra Prasad
- Prime Minister of India – Jawaharlal Nehru
- Chief Justice of India – H. J. Kania (until 6 Nov.), M. Patanjali Sastri (starting 6 Nov.)
- 4-11th March, First Asian Games held in Delhi.
- 18 June – First Amendment of the Constitution of India says "state can make special provisions for advancement of any backward class"
- 5 November – Central Railway is formed by the merger of several government-owned railways.
- Western Railway is formed by merging smaller railways.
Arts and literature
- 16 December – Salar Jung Museum is opened to the public by the Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru.
- 1 January – Nana Patekar, actor and filmmaker.
- 17 January – Bindu, actress.
- 1 March – Nitish Kumar, politician and Chief Minister of Bihar.
- 10 July – Narayanasami Sathyamurthy, scientist.
- 15 February – Stephen Hector Taylor-Smith, rocket scientist (born 1891).