Major South Asian Events of 1989
- V.P. Singh becomes the Prime Minister of India after Lok Sabha elections.
- Union Carbide agrees to pay USD $470 million to the Indian government for damages it caused in the 1984 Bhopal Disaster.
- BOFORS Scandal assumes major proportions. This tarnishes Rajiv Gandhi's reputation and is a major reason for his defeat in the November elections.
Bofors 155 mm field howitzer
- Suzanne Sablok is awarded the title "Miss India", in the Femina Miss India Pageant.
- Famed sarod player Ali Akbar Khan, receives "Padma Vibhushan"
Ali Akbar Khan
- The Hindustani vocalist Girija Devi is awarded Padma Bhushan
- South Indian violinist L. Subramaniam is awarded Padma Shree
Selected Videos of 1989
Pak Vs India At Sharjah part 1
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