There are moments in history that have left their mark behind, untouched by time.

These rare pictures help us get an insight into glorious events that may have gone unnoticed.

1. Wing Commander Vijayalakshmi Ramanan was IAF’s first woman officer and also the first woman to wear the saree as a uniform.

2.  Begum Akhtar had such a melodious voice that she went on to inspire legends like Pandit Jasraj to become a singer as a six-year-old.

3. Astrophysicist Meghnad Saha, known for his thermal ionisation equation was nominated seven times for the Nobel Prize in Physics but was never awarded.

4. The name Mysuru is derived from Mahishur. The Goddess Chamundeshwari of Chamundi Hill killed the wicked buffalo-headed demon Mahishasura here.

5. A picture of Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi taken in the 19th century. The structure was built by Hamida Banu Begum, for her husband, Mughal Emperor Humayun.

6. In 1965, the Prime Minister of India Lal Bahadur Shastri bought a Fiat car after taking a loan of Rs 5,000 from the bank. When he passed away in 1966, his widow Lalita Shastri repaid every rupee of the loan from the family pension. Today, the fiat car still stands at Shastri's home.

7. In October 1952, freedom fighter Potti Sriramulu went on a fast demanding the immediate constitution of an Andhra State. After 56 days without food, he passed away. However, this was the beginning of a revolution that led to the formation of Andhra Pradesh.

8. Artificial rain was created on the sets of Sadgati (1981), which was directed by Satyajit Ray.

9. In 1959, Lata Mangeshkar was cited as the undisputed and indispensable queen of Indian playback singing by TIME Magazine.

10. Dr SR Ranganathan took charge of the Madras University Library in 1924 as the first-ever librarian of the University.⁠ He donated his life savings of 1 lakh rupees to the University.