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Palaniappan Chidambaram (Tamil: பழனியப்பன் சிதம்பரம்)

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Palaniappan Chidambaram (Tamil: பழனியப்பன் சிதம்பரம்) popularly known as PC by the Indian press, P. Chidambaram is a person who practiced law, worked in High and Supreme Courts and started off his political career as a Congressman. As far as the country of India goes; he brought about a huge change in the commercial and financial setup […]

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Protima Bedi (Hindi:प्रोतिमा बेदी)

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Protima Bedi (Hindi:प्रोतिमा बेदी)best remembered as a classical Indian dancer, was equally popular as a ramp model of the 1970s fashion diasporas in India. In fact she was one of the most popular celebrity faces in the world of fashion and dance in the country. However it was negative criticism that Protima Bedi had to […]

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Subhash Chandra Bose (Oriya:ସୁବଶ୍ ଚନ୍ଦ୍ର ବୋସେ)

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Subhash Chandra Bose (Oriya:ସୁବଶ୍ ଚନ୍ଦ୍ର ବୋସେ) affectionately called as Netaji, was one of the most prominent leaders of Indian freedom struggle. Though Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru have garnered much of the credit for successful culmination of Indian freedom struggle, the contribution of Subash Chandra Bose is no less. He has been denied his rightful place […]

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Sarojini Naidu (Telugu:సరోజినీ నాయుడు | Bengali:সরোজিনী নাইডু)

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Sarojini Naidu (Telugu:సరోజినీ నాయుడు | Bengali:সরোজিনী নাইডু)  was a distinguished Poetess, renowned freedom fighter and one of the great orators of her time. She was famously known as Bharata Kokila (The Nightingale of India). She was the first Indian woman to become the President of the Indian National Congress and the first woman to become […]

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Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya (Kannada:ಸರ್ ಮೋಕ್ಷಗುಂಡಂ ವಿಸ್ವೆಸ್ವರಯ್ಯ)

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Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya  (Kannada:ಸರ್ ಮೋಕ್ಷಗುಂಡಂ ವಿಸ್ವೆಸ್ವರಯ್ಯ) was an eminent engineer and statesman and played a key role in building of modern India. Early life: Sir M. Visvesvarayya was born on September 15, 1860 in Muddenahalli village in the Kolar district of the erstwhile princely state of Mysore (present day Karnataka). His father Srinivasa Sastry was a Sanskrit […]

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Jyoti Basu (Bengali:জ্যোতি বসু)

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Jyoti Basu (Bengali:জ্যোতি বসু) An icon of India’s Communist movement who could have been the world’s first democratically elected Marxist Prime Minister of India; Jyoti Basu was a charismatic and powerful political leader. Early Life: Jyoti Basu was born as Jyotirindra Basu in an upper middle-class family at 43/1 Harrison Road, now Mahatma Gandhi Road, in […]

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Shri Vasudevanand Saraswati

Vasudevanand Saraswati

Shri Vasudevanand Saraswati (Marathi: श्री.वासुदेवानंद सरस्वती/टेंबे स्वामी)( 1854–1914) is also known as Shri Tembe Swami. His original name is Vasudeo, father’s name is Ganeshbhatt, mother’s name is Ramaabai and Grandfather’s name is Haribhatt. As per the lunar calendar he was born on Shravan Vadya 5, Shalivahan Shaka 1776, 26 ghatika after the Sunrise. In 1875 […]

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Vedanta Desika

Vedanta Desika

Vedanta Desika (Swami Desikan, Swami Vedanta Desikan, Thoopul Nigamaantha Desikan) (1269–1370) was a Sri Vaishnava Guru. He was a poet, devotee, philosopher and master-teacher. He was the disciple of Swamy Sri Kidambi Appullar alias Sri Aathreya Ramanujachariar who comes in the lineage starting from Sri Ramanuja with Sri Thirukurugai Piran Pillan alias Sri Kurugesar,Sri Kidambi […]

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Manikkavacakar

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Manikkavacakar (மாணிக்கவாசகர் – literally words like jewels) was a Tamil poet who wrote Tiruvacakam, a book of Shaiva hymns. Manikkavacakar was one of the poets of the Hindu bhakti revival: his work forms one volume of the Tirumurai, the key religious text of Tamil Shaiva Siddhanta. A minister to the Pandya king Varagunavarman II (c. […]

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Vashista Maharshi

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Vashista Maharshi is one of the Saptarishis (Seven Great Sages Rishi) in the seventh, i.e the present Manvantara. Vashista’s mother was Apsara “Urvashi” and father was Mitra–Varuna and the he was law giver like misnister of law of Dahsratha king. He had in his possession the divine cow Kamadhenu, and Nandini her child, who could […]

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