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1. Ashoka (264-228 B.C.)- Grandson of Mourya Chandra Gupta, Indian Emperor, He embraced and preached Buddhism after
Kalinga War.

2. Akbar- Mughal Emperor. Founder of Din-i-llahi, a new religion. He abolished Jazia.

3. Aryabhatta- Famous Astronomer & Mathematician of olden days. India's first satellite is named after him. He pointed
out the importance of Zero.

4. Annie Besant- Though born Irish, fought, for India's freedom, a staunch supporter,
President of the Theosophical Society.

5. Annamacharya- Famous Composer, Musician.

6. Bose, Jagadish Chandra- Famous scientist of India. He proved that plants too have life.

7. Bose, Subhas Chandra- Freedom fighter, Founder of Indian National Army.

8. Buddha- Founder of Buddhism, Kshatriya prince, dejected in life and attained knowledge or jnana under a peepal tree.
He is called Light of Asia. Preached Buddhism.

9. Dada Saheb Phalke- Responsible for the uplifunent of Indian film

10. Dayananda Saraswathi- Founder of Arya Samaj Hindu Reformer.

11. M.K. Gandhi- (1869-1948) Father of the Nation, India achieved Independence mainly through his effots, Author
of 'My Experiments with Truth', his own Autobiography. He was assassinated on 30th January, 1948.
~¤ The Trend Setter ¤~

12. Indira Gandhi- (1917-1984) Former Prime Minister of India. Daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru. She was born on 19th Nov,
1917. She was assassinated on 31st October, 1984.
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13. Guru Nanak- Founder of Sikhism.

14. Guru Govind Singh- Tenth and last Guru of the Sikhs.

15. Gopala Krishna Gokhale- Founder of Servants of India Society. Gandhiji regarded Gokhale as his political Guru.

16. Har Govind Khorana- Nobel Scientist. He studied Bio-chemistry. He was felicitated by American President Ronald

17. Jawaharlal Nehru- (1889-1964) First Prime Minister of free India, Freedom fighter. He wrote Discovery of
India & Glimpses of World History.

18. Jayadeva- Famous Sanskrit poet who wrote Geet Govind.

19. Kabir- Saint poet.

20. Krishna Devaraya- Famous king of Vijayanagara Kingdom.

21. Lata Mangeshkar-Famous singer of Hindi & Marathi filmland.

22. Kalidasa- Famous Sanskrit poet, wrote plays Malavikagni Mitra, Shakuntala.

23. Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan- Known as
Frontier Gandhi. Freedom fighter of India.

24. Lala Lajpat Rai- Known as Lion of Punjab. Founder of Dayanand Anglo
Vedic College, writer, freedom fighter.

25. Lal Bahadur Shastri- Second prime Minister of India.

26. Mother Teresa- Noble peace Prize Winner, Catholic nun who served the poorest of the poor.

27. Meerabai- Follower of Krishna who sang songs in love of Lord Krishna.

28. Meera Behn- Follower of Gandhi, born
English, she dedicated her life to India.

29. Sardar Vallabhai Patel- Known as the Iron man of India, First Deputy
Prime Minister of India, Responsible for unification of all the Princely States of India. A great freedom fighter.

30. Prem Chand- Hindi novelist, Godan, Gaban are his famous novels.

31. Rajendra Prasad- First President of India,
freedom fighter.

32. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan- A Philosoper & President of India. Authored many Philosophy books.

33. Ramakrishna Paramahamsa- Religious saint.

34. Razia Begum- Daughter of Altmash First Lady Queen.

35. Rakesh Sharma- First Indian to travel in space.

36. D. Raja Rao- Famous english writer who won new state prize. He
wrote Kantapura.

37. Rajagopalachari- Former Chief Minister of Madras. He was a famous writer. Wrote Ramayana &
Mahabharata in Tamil. Founder of Swatantra Party. Famous as Rajaji.

38. C.V. Raman- Nobel Scientist, Famous for the
'Raman Effect'.

39. Rajaram Mohan Roy- Founder of Brahma Samaj. Responsible for English Education in India. He fought
for abolition of sati.

40. Rabindranath Tagore- Nobel poet, Founder of Shanthi Niketan Bengali Poet, Author of
Jana Gana Mana.

41. Rajiv Gandhi- Former Prime Minister of India. Son of Mrs. Indira Gandhi, Killed in a bomb blast.

42. Sarojini Naidu- Called Nightingale of India. She was the First Women President of National Congress.

43. Shahjahan- Famous Mughal Ruler. He was responsible for the famous structure Tajmahal entirely built in marble in

44. Shivaji- Maratha King, fought successfully against Aurangazeb.

45. Tillak Bal Gangadhar- Freedom fighter,
Famous Advocate, Author. He was the First Indian to declare "Swaraj is My Birth Right".

46. Veda Vysya- Author of the
Mahabharatha, A great scholar. He composed the songs of Lord Krishna as Bhagawadgeeta.

47. Vivekananda- Disciple
of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. Founder of the Ramakrishna Mission.

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