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Historical Event on 5/26/1993

The Centre decides to implement the Mandal Commission recommendation to provide 27\% reservation for the socially and educationally backward classes in the Central Services from 15th June.

Other Historical Dates and Events
8/15/1947India and Pakistan gain independence (dominion status). Lord Mountbatten becomes Governor General of India and Mohammad Ali Jinnah is appointed the Governor General of Pakistan. Independent India's first cabinet meeting with Jawaharlal Nehru as Prime Minister held. Members of the first Cabinet were: 1. J. L. Nehru - PM, External and Commonwealth Relations and Scientific Research, 2. Sardar Patel - Home Information and Broadcasting and States, 3. Dr. Rajendra Praised - Food and Agriculture, 4. Maulana Azad - Education, 5. John Mathai - Railways and Transport, 6. Sardar Baldev Singh - Defence, 7. Jagjivan Ram - Labour, 8. C. H. Bhabha - Commerce, 9. R. A. Kidwai - Communications, 10. Rajkumari Amrit Kaur - Health, 11. B. R. Ambedkar - Law 12. R. K. Sanmukham Chetty - Finance, 13. Shyama Prasad Mookerji - Industries and Supplies, 14. N. V. Gadgil - Works, Mines and Power.
5/20/1996CPI Leader Indrajit Gupta appointed pro-term speaker in the Lok Sahba.
1/1/1955Shantiswaroop Bhatnagar, famous Indian Chemical Expert, died.
3/6/1915Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore met for the first time at Shantiniketan.
6/25/1996Sunderlal Bahuguna, noted environmentalist, ends 74-day repentance fast at Rajghat following assurance from PM Deve Gowda.
7/10/1997Fijian Senate approves new Constitution that removes radical restrictions on political power of Indian community, which makes up almost half the population.
8/5/1978Five died and 70 were injured as upper-caste Hindus clashed with untouchables in Maharashtra.
9/22/1991Durga Khote, film actress and Dadasaheb Phalke awardee, died at the age of 86 years.
9/22/1991Saint Narhari Sonar, a poet-saint of the Varkari smanaj and goldsmith (sonar) from Maharashtra had taken Samadhi. His transition from a staunch Shaiva to a Vithoba-worshipping Varkari, after a miracle that makes him realize that Vithoba and Shiva are one and the same.
2/6/1949India to nationalize the estate of Nizam, the world's richest man, from Hyderabad.