A P J Abdul Kalam

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam (Tamil: அவுல் பகீர் ஜைனுலாப்தீன் அப்துல் கலாம்) born 15 October 1931 in Rameshwaram, Madras Presidency, British India (now Tamil Nadu, India), usually referred to as Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam^, was the 11th President of India, serving from 2002 to 2007,[2] he was elected during the tenure of the National […]

Amartya Kumar Sen

Amartya Kumar Sen CH (Bengali : অমর্ত্য কুমার সেন, Ômorto Kumar Shen) (born 3 November 1933) received the 1998 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his work on welfare economics. He is currently the Thomas W. Lamont University Professor and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University. He is also a fellow of Trinity […]

Aruna Asaf Ali

Aruna Asaf Ali (Bengali: অরুণা আসফ আলী) (July 16, 1909, Kalka, Haryana—July 29, 1996) (born Aruna Ganguli), was an Indian independence activist. She is widely remembered for hoisting the Congress flag at the Gowalia Tank maidan in Bombay during the Quit India Movement, 1942. She was 87 years old at the time of her death. […]

Atal Bihari Vajpayee (25 December 1924 – 16 August 2018)

Atal Bihari Vajpayee (25 December 1924 – 16 August 2018)

B R Ambedkar

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (Marathi: डॉ.भीमराव रामजी आंबेडकर (14 April 1891 — 6 December 1956), also known as Babasaheb, was an Indian jurist, political leader, Buddhist activist, philosopher, thinker, anthropologist, historian, orator, prolific writer, economist, scholar, editor, revolutionary and a revivalist for Buddhism in India. He was also the chief architect of the Indian Constitution. Born […]

Bhagwan Das

Bhagwan Das (January 12, 1869 – September 18, 1958) was an Indian theosophist and public figure. For a time he served in the Central Legislative Assembly of British India. He became allied with the Hindustani Culture Society and was active in opposing rioting as a form of protest. As an advocate for national freedom from […]

Bhimsen Joshi

Pandit Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi (Marathi: पंडित भीमसेन गुरुराज जोशी, born February 4, 1922) is an Indian vocalist in the Hindustani classical tradition. A member of the Kirana Gharana (school), he is renowned for the khayal form of singing, as well as for his popular renditions of devotional music (bhajans and abhangs). He is the most […]

Bhupen Hazarika

Bhupen Hazarika (8 September 1926 – 5 November 2011) was an Indian playback singer, lyricist, musician, singer, poet and film-maker from Assam, widely known as Sudhakantha. His songs, written and sung mainly in the Assamese language by himself, are marked by humanity and universal brotherhood and have been translated and sung in many languages, most […]

Bidhan Chandra Roy

Bidhan Chandra Roy, MRCP, FRCS (Bengali: বিধান চন্দ্র রায়) (July 1, 1882 Bankipore in Patna, Bihar – July 1, 1962) was the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, India. He remained in his post for 14 years as a Congress Party candidate, from January 14, 1948 until his death in 1962. He was a respected […]

C. N. R. Rao

Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra Rao FRS, also known as C. N. R. Rao (born 30 June 1934), is an Indian chemist who has worked mainly in solid-state and structural chemistry. He currently serves as the Head of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India. Rao has honorary doctorates from 60 universities from around […]

C. Rajagopalachari (10 December 1878 – 25 December 1972)

C. Rajagopalachari (10 December 1878 – 25 December 1972) C.R. or ‘Rajaji’ was close to Gandhi. A stalwart, who imbibed Gandhi’s ideology and practiced it privately & publicly. Rajaji was born in Thorapalli village of Salem District, Tamilnadu on 10th of December 1878. In 1906 he attended Indian National Congress at Surat. He actively supported […]

C. V. Raman

Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, FRS (Tamil: சந்திரசேகர வெங்கடராமன்) (7 November 1888 – 21 November 1970) was an Indian physicist and Nobel laureate in physics recognised for his work on the molecular scattering of light and for the discovery of the Raman effect, which is named after him. Biography Early years Born to R. Chandrasekhara Iyer[1] in […]

Chidambaram Subramaniam

Chidambaram Subramaniam (Tamil: சிதம்பரம் சுப்பிரமணியம்) (commonly known as CS)(January 30, 1910 – November 7, 2000), was the man who ushered in an era of self-sufficiency in food production in India. He hails from an agricultural family in Pollachi near Coimbatore. He was conferred the Bharat Ratna in 1998. Early life and education C. Subramanium was […]

Dr. Dhondo Keshav Karve

Maharshi Dr. Dhondo Keshav Karve (April 18, 1858 – November 9, 1962) was a preeminent social reformer of his time in India in the field of women’s welfare. Karve was one of the pioneers of promoting women’s education and the right for widows to remarry in India. The Government of India recognized his reform work […]

Dr. Zakir Hussain

Gopinath Bardoloi (10 June 1890 – 5 August 1950)

Gopinath Bardoloi (10 June 1890 – 5 August 1950)

Govind Ballabh Pant

Bharat Ratna Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant (August 30, 1887 – March 7, 1961) was a statesman of India, an Indian independence activist, and one of the foremost political leaders from Uttarakhand (then in United Provinces) and of the movement to establish Hindi as the national language of India. Early life Govind Ballabh Pant was born […]

Gulzari Lal Nanda

Indira Gandhi (19 November 1917 – 31 October 1984)

Indira Gandhi (19 November 1917 – 31 October 1984)

J R D Tata (29 July 1904 – 29 November 1993)

J R D Tata (29 July 1904 – 29 November 1993)

Jaya Prakash Narayan

 

K Kamaraj

Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan (6 February 1890 – 20 January 1988)

Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan (6 February 1890 – 20 January 1988)

Lal Bahadur Shastri (2 October 1904 – 11 January 1966)

Lal Bahadur Shastri (2 October 1904 – 11 January 1966)

Lata Mangeshkar

M G Ramachandran

M S Subbulakshmi

M. Visvesvaraya

Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya KCIE FASc also spelled as Sir Mokshagondam Visweswarayya, popularly known as Sir MV (15 September 1861 – 12 April 1962) was an Indian civil engineer and statesman and the 19th Diwan of Mysore, who served from 1912 to 1919. He received India’s highest honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1955. He was knighted […]

Mahamna Madan Mohan Malviya (25 December 1861 – 12 November 1946)

Mahamna Madan Mohan Malviya (25 December 1861 – 12 November 1946)

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (11 November 1888 – 22 February 1958)

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (11 November 1888 – 22 February 1958)

Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya

Morarji Desai (29 February 1896 – 10 April 1995)

Morarji Desai (29 February 1896 – 10 April 1995)

Mother Teresa

Nanaji Deshmukh

Chandikadas Amritrao Deshmukh also known as Nanaji Deshmukh (11 October 1916 – 27 February 2010) was a social activist from India. He worked in the fields of education, health, and rural self-reliance. He was honoured with the Padma Vibhushan in 1999. He was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award in 2019 by […]

Nelson Mandela

Pandit Jawahar Lal Nahru (14 November 1889 – 27 May 1964)

Pandit Jawahar Lal Nahru (14 November 1889 – 27 May 1964)

Pandit Ravi Shankar

Pandurang Vaman Kane

Pranab Mukherjee

Purushottam Das Tandon (1 August 1882 – 1 July 1962)

Purushottam Das Tandon (1 August 1882 – 1 July 1962)

Rajendra Prasad

Dr. Rajendra Prasad (Hindi: डा॰ राजेन्द्र प्रसाद) (3 December 1884 – 28 February 1963) was the youngest son of Mahadev Sahay from the village Ziradei, then the Saran district of Bihar. Dr. Prasad is considered to be one of the architects of the Indian Republic, having drafted its first constitution and serving as the first […]

Rajiv Gandhi

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar ( About this soundlisten born 24 April 1973) is a former Indian international cricketer and a former captain of the Indian national team. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsman in the history of cricket. He is the highest run scorer of all time in International cricket. Tendulkar took […]

Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel (31 October 1875 – 15 December 1950)

Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel (31 October 1875 – 15 December 1950)

Sarvepalli Radhkrishnan

Satyajit Ray

Ustad Bismillah Khan

Ustad Bismillah Khan Sahib (Urdu: استاد بسم اللہ خان صاحب; March 21, 1916 – August 21, 2006) was an Indian shehnai maestro. He was the third classical musician to be awarded the Bharat Ratna (in 2001), the highest civilian honour in India and gained worldwide acclaim for playing the shehnai for more than eight decades […]

V V Giri

Vinoba Bhave