1956 in India

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1956
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India

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Timeline of Indian history

Events in the year 1956 in the Republic of India.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

  • 8 March – M. Ananthasayanam Ayyangar handles the charge as Lok Sabha Speaker.
  • 20 March – Sardar Hukam Singh handles the charge as Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker.
  • 21 July – The 6.1 MsAnjar earthquake shook Gujarat with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), killing 115 and injuring 254.
  • 1 September - LIC of India began its Journey as a Pillar of Financial Backbone of India.
  • 14 October – Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, Indian Untouchable leader, converts to Buddhism along with 385,000 followers. See Neo-Buddhism.
  • 1 November – The States Reorganisation Act of India reformed the boundaries and names of Indian states.
Exact date unknown

Arts and literature[edit]

Births[edit]

January to June[edit]

31 May _ Manohara Rso Kodavoor

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