1953 in India
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Timeline of Indian history
Events in the year 1953 in the Republic of India.
- 15 June – Indian Airlines created.
- Air India nationalised.
- Government of India sets up first backward classes commission headed by Kaka Kalelkar.
- 1st October - Andhra State was formed carving Telugu speaking regions out of erstwhile Madras Presidency.
- 7 January – K. Bhagyaraj, director, actor, script-writer and producer
- 1 April — Hari Chand, long-distance runner
- 8 May, Devi Prasad Shetty, top India's leading heart surgeon and social entrepreneur
- 22 July – Mazhar Khan, actor, producer and director (died 1998)
- 30 August – Avinash Balkrishna Patwardhan, engineer, author and Indian classical music researcher
- 7 September – Mammootty, actor
- 22 November – Syed Sulaiman Nadvi, historian, biographer, littérateur and scholar of Islam (born 1884).
- 10 December – Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Islamic scholar who translated the Qur'an into English (born 1872).