Important Event of March – 29
Bhawani Prasad Mishra Birthday
He was born on March 29, 1913.
- He was a Hindi poet and author. He was honoured with Sahitya Akademi Award in 1972 for his book Buni Hui Rassi.
- Born on 29 March 1913 in the village Tigaria of Hoshangabad district in erstwhile Central Province of British India.
- Bhawani Bhai lived for a long time in Delhi but died on 20 February 1983 amidst his family members at Narsinghpur town of Madhya Pradesh where he had gone to attend a marriage function.
- A Gandhian in thought and deeds, Mishr was deeply disturbed by the so-called effects of colonization in the country. He used to say it a kind of poisoned sweet in the garb of present English education system of India
He died on February 20, 1985
Earthquake Strikes in India
The 1999 Chamoli earthquake occurred on 29 March in the Chamoli district in the Indian state of UttarPradesh (now in Uttarakhand). The earthquake was the strongest to hit the foothills of the Himalayas in more than ninety years. Approximately 103 people died in the earthquake.
The Himalaya Range has been undergoing crustal shortening along the 2,400 km long northern edge of the Indian Plate which resulted in the formation of several thrust planes including the Main Central Thrust (MCT), Academics believe the Chamoli earthquake in 1999 is associated with these fault systems.
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