31 May- Births Deaths Events

31 May

May 31 is the 151st day of year (152th in the leap year) in the new style Calendar. 214 days remain until the highest of the year.

It’s generally said that history are often a gamechanger for your life if you are willing to find out from it. History is not just about dates and events. History is getting ready to learn from it. And apply all those learning in our present to realize a superb future. 

It is also said that those who do not remember the past can repeat it. Once you have  got knowledge of history, you may be ready to make more sense of current world. Studying past and cultural trends can help you predict what is going to happen next in today’s world. It can also help us in understanding why our present is like this. Have a look what happened in History today:


Famous people that have birthday on this day.

  • 31 May, 1957: Subroto Bagchi, Indian entrepreneur and business leader. He is co-founder of Mindtree, an Indian technology MNC. He is also a writer.
  • 31 May, 1961: Merlin D’Souza, Indian composer and pianist from Bombay. She is a musician whose work includes composing for film, albums, theatre and advertising.
  • 31 May, 1972: Acharyasri Rajesh who is an Indian spiritual guru, Vedic educator and author. 
  • 31 May, 1926: Probir Sen, was an Indian Cricketer who represented his country in 14 tests from 1948 to 1952. He died on 27 Jan, 1970. He was born in an eminent business family.
  • 31 May, 1942: Vinod Mehta, founder and famous journalist of Outlook was born.


Here is a list of famous people who died on 31 May

  • 31 May, 1968: Amiya Charan Banerjee, was an Indian mathematician. His interests also included hydrodynamics and nuclear physics.
  • 31 May, 2009: Kamala Das, was an Indian English poet as well as a leading Malyalam author from Kerala. She was a prominent poet and short-story writer whose work was known for its open discussion of women’s sexual lives.
  • 31 May, 2014: Brajanath Ratha, was an Indian poet who wrote in Odia. He was awarded with Tagore Literature Awards in 2010.
  • 31 May, 1988: India’s famous politician, freedom fighter, jouralist, literature, and former Chief Minister of M.P. Dwarka Parshad Mishra died in 1988.


Here is the list of famous events on this day in India.

31 May, 1774

 In 1774, Calcutta GPO (General Post Office) was established for the first time in India.

31 May, 1921

The flag of Indian National Congress was adopted in 1921. It was Gandhiji who first proposed the flag to INC. It consists of 3 horizontal colors- saffron, green and white with a picture of Charkha in blue in center.

31 May, 2010

The law to reserve 25% seats for poor children in every private school recognized in India was enacted in 2010.

And, most importantly, World No Tobacco Day is observed every year on 31 May to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and the preventable death and disease it causes. 

The report claims that every year, 6 million dies because of tobacco products. Smokers start suffering from cancer diseases after the excessive use of tobacco. So, it is an opportunity to leave tobacco.

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