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On this day:

1952: Jawaharlal Nehru becomes prime minister of India

1952: The Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, holds its first sitting

1998: India carries out its fourth and fifth nuclear tests at Pokhran. The United States and Japan impose economic sanctions on India.

Born on this day:

1905: Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, Indian leader and 5th President of India (1974-77), born in Delhi

Gone on this day:

2001: R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (Writer of Malgudi Days), dies at 94

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