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1911 in India

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Events in the year 1911 in India.



  • Emperor of India – George V
  • Viceroy of India - Charles Hardinge, 1st Baron Hardinge of Penshurst
  • Events

  • 18 February - Henri Pequet, flying a Humber biplane, carried mail from Allahabad to Naini junction which was the first flight in India.
  • 29 July - Mohun Bagan was the first Indian team and the first Asian team to have defeated a foreign team when they won the 1911 IFA Shield defeating East Yorkshire Regiment 2-1 to lift the IFA Shield.
  • 29 August - The Diocese of Kottayam was erected on this day (Kerala, India) for the Knanaya Catholic people of the Syro-Malabar Church. In 2005 the diocese was raised to the rank of Archdiocese.
  • 11 December - Coronation in New Delhi of George V and Queen Mary as Emperor of India and Empress consort respectively.
  • 12 December - The Delhi Durbar is held, formally announcing the coronation of George V, and his assumption of title Emperor of India.
  • 12 December - The capital of India is shifted to New Delhi from Calcutta (now Kolkata).
  • 27 December - The Jana Gana Mana, which would become free India's National Anthem, is sung for the first time, at the Indian National Congress annual convention at Calcutta.
  • Undated
  • The first Urdu language typewriter is made available.
  • The Tata family starts the first steel mill in Bihar.
  • Reenactment with modifications of the Seditious Meetings Act, 1907
  • Births

  • 26 July - Akhandanand, exponent of Shrimad Bhagvata and scholar (died 1987).
  • 31 July - Pannalal Ghosh, flute (bānsurī) player and composer (died 1960).
  • 21 August - Sawai Man Singh II of Jaipur, last ruling Maharaja of Jaipur (died 1970).
  • 11 September - Lala Amarnath, cricketer (died 2000).
  • 20 September - Shriram Sharma Acharya, seer, sage and Founder of the All World Gayatri Pariwar (died 1990).
  • 12 October - Vijay Merchant, cricketer (died 1987).
  • 13 October - Ashok Kumar, actor (died 2001).
  • 28 October - Piara Singh Gill, physicist (died 2002).
  • 6 December - Dinesh Gupta, freedom fighter and revolutionary, executed (died 1931).
  • Full date unknown

  • Narayan Apte, accomplice in assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, executed (died 1949).
  • Rappal Sangameswaraier Krishnan, scientist and researcher (died 1999).
  • Deaths

  • 31 August - Mahbub Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VI, sixth Nizam of Hyderabad (born 1866).
  • References

    1911 in India Wikipedia

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