Archive for the ‘Freedom Fighters’ category

Hawa Mahal Jaipur

April 30th, 2010

Hawa Mahal ( “Palace of Winds” or “Palace of the Breeze”), is a palace in Jaipur, India. It was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, and designed by Lal Chand Usta in the form of the crown of Krishna, the Hindu god. Its unique five-story exterior is also akin to the honeycomb of […]

Tenzin Gyatzo

April 24th, 2010

Tenzin Gyatzo – Born on July 6, 1935 in Tibet, is 14th Dalai Lama, a Buddhist noted public speaker, spiritual leader revered among the people of Tibet. In 1950 the army of People’s Republic of China entered in Tibet, he managed to escape and came to India. In 1959 he set up the ”government of […]

Mother Teresa

April 24th, 2010

Mother Teresa (1910-1997) won Nobel Prize for Peace, “Exemplary Charity and Social Service” in the year 1979. She was born in Skopje (Yugoslavia). She founded ‘missionaries of charity’ in Kolkata. She also received Bharat Ratna Award in 1980 and Magsaysay Award in 1962. Other awards to her credit were Padma Shree in 1962, Jawahar Lal […]

Har Gobind Khorana

April 24th, 2010

Har Gobind Khorana – Born on January 9, 1922 in Multan, after completing his education from Punjab University in 1945, he completed his Ph.D. in 1948 from University of Liverpool, where he want on a Govt. of India fellowship. He received Nobel Prize 1968 in medicine for his work “Interpretation of the genetic code and […]

Sir Chandrasekhar Venkata Raman – Born on November 7, 1888 at Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu and died on November 21, 1970 in Bangalore. Knighted in 1929 with ‘Sir’, recipient of Bharat Ratan and Lenin Peace Prize. He became first Indian scientist to receive Nobel Prize in 1930 for his work on scattering of light, named after him […]

Rabindranath Tagore

April 24th, 2010

Rabindranath Tagore – (May 7, 1861-Aug. 7, 1941) commonly known as Gurudev, was a Poet, Philosopher, Musician, Educationist & Social activist. He founded Shantiniketan known as Vishwa Bharti University. Writer of Indian National Anthem “Jan Gan Man”, he had also written “Amar Sonar Bangla (Now National Anthem of Bangladesh). He was conferred with Nobel Prize […]

Joseph Rudyard Kipling

April 24th, 2010

Joseph Rudyard Kipling – Born on December 30, 1865 in Bombay and died on January 18, 1936 in Middlesex hospital in London, England. He had written a lot of short stories, Novels, poems and was a renowned journalist. Nobel Prize was conferred on him for his notable work “The Jungle book” in 1907. He was […]

Bharat Mata

January 18th, 2010

Bahadur Shah Zafar

May 10th, 2008

The last Mughal king, Bahadur Shah, better known as Bahadur Shah Zafar, was born in 1775 at Delhi. He was the son of Akbar Shah from his Hindu wife Lalbai. After the death of his father, he ascended the throne in 1837, during the British rule, when he was little over 60 years of age. […]

Mangal Pandey

May 10th, 2008

Mangal Pandey (July 19, 1827- 8 April 1857) also known as Shaheed Mangal Pandey was a sepoy (soldier) in the 34th Regiment of the Bengal Native Infantry (BNI) of the English East India Company. Pandey was born in the village of Nagwa in district Ballia (U.P.). He joined the British East India Company forces in […]