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Jawahar Lal Nehru Biography

Jawahar Lal Nehru

Jawahar Lal Nehru was born on 14 November 1889. He died on 27 May 1964. He was an Indian statesman who was the first (and to date the longest-serving) prime minister of India, from 1947 until 1964. One of the leading figures in the Indian independence movement, Nehru was elected by the Congress Party to assume office as independent India’s …

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Ustad Bismillah Khan Biography

Ustad Bismillah Khan Biography, Musician, Shehnai Player

Ustad Bismillah Khan was born on March 21, 1916 at Bhirung Raut Ki Gali, in Dumraon as the second son of Paigambar Khan and Mitthan. He was named as Qamaruddin to rhyme with Shamsuddin, their first son. His grandfather, Rasool Baksh Khan uttered “Bismillah” (the basmala) after looking at the newborn, thus he was named Bismillah Khan. His ancestors were …

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Raja Ram Mohan Roy – Biography, Social Reformer

Raja Ram Mohan Roy

Raja Ram Mohan Roy was a great social reformer of India. He was born on May 22, 1772 in a Brahmin family in Bengal. As a student he learnt many languages like Bengali, Urdu, Sanskrit, English, Arabic, Latin, French, Persian etc. He was given the title Raja by the Mughal emperor for wining a case for him. Rammohan Roy was …

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Guru Amar Das Biography, Life Achievements & Timeline

Guru Amar Das Biography, Life Achievements & Timeline

Born: 05 May 1479 AD, Amritsar Death: 01 September 1574 AD, Goindval Famous As: Third Sikh Guru Guru Amar Das was the third of the ten Gurus of Sikhism. He was initiated into Sikhism quite late in life and had spent the major portion of his life as a staunch Hindu. His parents were both God-fearing pious Hindus and he …

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Dr. Rajkumar

Dr. Rajkumar

Dr. Rajkumar was born on April 24, 1929 in a Kannada speaking family at Gajanur, a village on the border of Tamilnadu and Karnataka, in Tamilnadu state. His mother tongue is Kannada. His father, Singanalluru Puttaswamayya who was a famous theater artist and his mother Lakshmamma named their son Mutturaju after Lord Muthathi rai. He was the eldest son in …

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Jagadguru Rambhadracharya – Biography, Religious Leader, Educator

Jagadguru Rambhadracharya - Biography, Religious Leader, Educator

Jagadguru Rambhadracharya — Jagadguru Ramanandacharya Swami Rambhadracharya, born 14 January 1950 as Giridhar Mishra, is a Hindu religious leader, educationist, Sanskrit scholar, polyglot, poet, author, textual commentator, philosopher, composer, singer, playwright and Katha artist based in Chitrakoot, India. He is one of four incumbent Jagadguru Ramanandacharya, and has held this title since 1988. Rambhadracharya is the founder and head of Tulsi …

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Allah Rakha Rahman Biography, Music Composer, Singer

Allah Rakha Rahman Biography, Music Composer, Singer

Allah Rakha Rahman — AR Rahman born on 6 January 1966 as A. S. Dileep Kumar is an Indian Tamil film composer, record producer, musician and singer. His film scoring career began in the early 1990s. He has won fourteen Filmfare Awards, four National Film Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, two Grammy Awards, and two Academy Awards. Working …

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Jamini Roy – Biography, Indian Painter, Artist

Jamini Roy

Born: 11 April 1887, Beliatore Died: 24 April 1972, Kolkata Achievements: Developed a personal painting style inspired largely by traditional Indian folk and village arts, particularly those of Bengal. Through his paintings he gave expression to the scenes of everyday life of the people of rural Bengal. Jamini Roy was one of the most significant and influential painters of the 20th century. He was …

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Paramahansa Yogananda – Biography, Life as Yogi

Paramahansa Yogananda - Biography, Life as Yogi

Paramahansa Yogananda — Guru Paramahansa Yogananda was one of the distinguished yogis of India. He was the one responsible for taking the teachings of meditation and Kriya Yoga to the western countries. He was also the author of a very renowned book ‘Autobiography of a Yogi’, which has introduced people time and again to the timeless wisdom of India. Read …

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Sir C. V. Raman Biography – Indian Scientist Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman

Sir C. V. Raman

Sir C. V. Raman — Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, FRS (7 November 1888 – 21 November 1970) was an Indian physicist, born in the former Madras Province, whose ground breaking work in the field of light scattering earned him the 1930 Nobel Prize for Physics. He discovered that, when light traverses a transparent material, some of the deflected light changes …

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