Amartya Sen Born : 3 November 1933 (age 78

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Santiniketan, Bengal Presidency, British India (present-day West Bengal, India) Nationality : Indian Institution : Harvard University University of Cambridge Jadavpur University Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cornell University University of Oxford Delhi School of Economics University of Calcutta London School of Economics University of California, Berkeley Stanford University Field : Welfare economics, development economics, ethics Alma mater : Presidency College of the University of Calcutta, (B.A.) Trinity College, Cambridge, (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.) Influences : B. R. Ambedkar John Maynard Keynes John Rawls Peter Bauer John Stuart Mill Kenneth Arrow Piero Sraffa Adam Smith Karl Marx Contributions: Human development theory Awards : Nobel Prize in Economics (1998) Bharat Ratna (1999) National Humanities Medal (2012) Bharat Ratna Amartya Sen is an Indian economist who was awarded the 1998 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to welfare economics and social choice theory, and for his

interest in the problems of society's poorest members. Sen is best known for his work on the causes of famine, which led to the development of practical solutions for preventing or limiting the effects of real or perceived shortages of food. He is currently the Thomas W. Lamont University Professor and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University. - Team INDprd

Elattuvalapil Sreedharan

Born June 12, 1932 Palakkad, Kerala, India Other names Metro Man Occupation Former Managing Director of DMRC Known for Delhi Metro and Other Related Rail Developements Awards Padma Vibhushan A visionary leader who made Metro rail possible..& made our transportation easier with minimum cost. - Team INDprd

Dr. Sarepalli Radhakrishan

Born: September 5, 1888 Died: April 17, 1975 Achievements: First Vice President and second President of India. Placed Indian philosophy on world map. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was first Vice President of India and second President of India. He was also a philosopher and introduced the thinking of western idealist philosophers into Indian thought.He was awarded „Bharatratna‟ in 1954. He was a famou s teacher and his birthday is celebrated as Teacher's Day in India. -teamINDprd

Dr. V. Kurian

Born : 26th November, 1921 Birth Place : Kozhikode, Kerala, India He has become a ray of hope for the dairymen in the country. He has been bestowed with top honors such as: • Received Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership in 1963. • Received Padma Shri in 1965.

• Received Padma Bhushan in 1966. • Received Padma Vibhushan in 1999. - team INDprd

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Born 15 October 1931 (age 80) Rameswaram, British India (present day Tamil Nadu, India) Alma mater St. Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli Madras Institute of Technology Profession Professor, Author, scientist Aerospace engineer Religion Islam Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam who we used to call as Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, was the 11th President of India serving 2002 to 2007. Due to his working style he is popularly known as the People;s President. Before his term as president he distinguished himself as engineering visionary and was awarded India‟s highest civilian honor Bharat Ratna in 1997 for his work with DRDO and for his role as a scientific advisor to the Indian Government. He loves children and spends a lot of time with them. He is popularly known as a Missile Man of India. A true Inspiration... - Team INDprd C.V. Raman

Born: November 7, 1888 Died: November 21, 1970

Achievements: He was the first Indian scholar who studied wholly in India received the Nobel Prize. C.V. Raman is one of the most renowned scientists produced by India. His full name was Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman. For his pioneering work on scattering of light, C.V. Raman won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1930. - Team INDprd Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata

Born On: March 3, 1839 Navsari, Gujarat, India Died On: May 19, 1904 Occupation: Industrialist, Entrepreneur Nationality: Indian Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, was an Indian industrialist, who founded the Tata Group, India's biggest conglomerate company. He was born to a Parsi family in Navsari, Gujarat, India. He founded what would later become the Tata Group of companies. Jamsetji Tata is regarded as the "father of Indian industry". Team INDprd

Dhiru Bhai Ambani built India's largest private sector company. Created an equity cult in the Indian capital market. Reliance is the first Indian company to feature in Forbes 500 list

Born : 28 December 1932 Chorwad, Gujarat, India Died : 6 July 2002 (aged 69) Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Cause of death : stroke Nationality : Indian Ethnicity : Gujarati Occupation : Founder of Reliance Industries Founder of Reliance Power Founder of Reliance Capital Net worth : $8 billion[reliable sources from october 2011] Religion : Hindu Spouse : Kokilaben Ambani Children : Mukesh Ambani Anil Ambani Nina Kothari Deepti Salgaonkar Team INDprd

Mother Teresa

Original name: Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu Born : August 26, 1910 Died : September 5, 1997 Achievements: Started Missionaries of Charity in 1950; received Nobel Prize for Peace in 1979; received Bharat Ratna in 1980. Mother Teresa was one of the great servants of humanity. -TeamINDprd

Rabindranath Tagore

Born May 7, 1861 Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency, British India Died 7 August 1941 (aged 80) Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency, British India Occupation Poet, short-story writer, song composer, playwright, essayist, and painter Language Bengali, English Nationality Indian Ethnicity Bengali Notable work(s) Gitanjali, Gora, Ghare-Baire, Jana Gana Mana, Rabindra Sangeet, Amar Shonar Bangla (other works) Notable award(s) Nobel Prize in Literature 1913 Spouse(s) Mrinalini Devi (m. 1883–1902) Children five children, two of whom died in childhood Relative(s) Tagore family TEAM INDprd

Dhyan Chand Indian hockey legend - the incomparable artiste

Born :29 August 1905 Allahabad, United Provinces, British India Died :4 December 1979 (aged 74) Delhi, India Resting place: Jhansi Heroes Ground, Allahabad Nationality: Indian Known for: Hockey Debut For India: 1926 Olympic Gold Medals: 3 Dhyan Chand was so charismatic in the hockey field that everyone around the world doubted if his stick was made of something else other than wood! You would be surprised to know what all they did to his hockey sticks. In Holland Dhyan Chand's stick was broken to see if there was a magnet inside; in Japan they thought that it was glue; and Adolf Hitler even offered to buy it... Team INDprd

Full name: Nanik Amarnath Bharadwaj

Born: September 11, 1911, Kapurthala, Punjab Died :August 5, 2000, New Delhi (aged 88 years 329 days) Major teams: India, Gujarat, Hindus, Maharaja of Patiala's XI, Railways, Southern Punjab, Uttar Pradesh Batting style: Right-hand bat Bowling style: Right-arm medium Fielding position: Wicketkeeper. Lala Amarnath scored India's first Test century and went on to become Indian cricket's patriarchal figure: as selector, manager, coach and broadcaster, as well as in a literal sense - his three sons became first-class cricketers and two played in Tests. Amarnath, a Punjabi, was also the first to kick against the stifling domination of Indian cricket by the local princes and their imperial backers. It

severely damaged his career. Amarnath's figures in his 24 Tests are nothing special, but they do no justice to either his spasmodic brilliance or his enduring influence. Team INDprd

Viswanathan Anand

Born: 11 December 1969 (age 42) Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Title: Grandmaster (1988) World Champion: 2000–02 (FIDE), 2007–present (Undisputed) FIDE rating : 2780 (September 2012) (No. 4 in the May 2012 FIDE World Rankings) Peak rating : 2817 (May 2011) First sportsperson to receive the Padma Visbhushan Award. Won Chess Oscar 6times. A sheer genius making India proud!!!! We Salute you!! -team INDprd Pilavullakandi Thekkeparambil Usha

Born (1964-06-27) 27 June 1964 (age 48) Payyoli, Kozhikode, Kerala, India Residence Payyoli, Kozhikode Nationality Indian Other names Payyoli Express, Golden Girl Occupation Athlete Employer Indian Railways Known for Padma Shri Weight 50 Spouse V. Srinivasan Children Ujjwal Parents Paithal, Lakshmi Team INDprd

Milkha Singh

Born (1935-10-08) 8 October 1935 (age 76) Layallpur, British India Nationality Indian Other names Flying Sikh Occupation Athlete Known for Padma Shri Religion Sikh Olympic medal record Men's Athletics Competitor for IND British Empire and Commonwealth Games Gold 1958 Cardiff 440 yards Asian Games

Gold 1958 Tokyo 200 metres Gold 1962 Jakarta 400 metres Silver 1958 Tokyo 400 metres - Team INDprd Satyajit Ray

Born 2 May 1921 Calcutta, Bengal, British India Died 23 April 1992 (aged 70) Calcutta Occupation Film director, producer, screenwriter, writer, music director, lyricist Years active 1950–91 Spouse Bijoya Das (m. 1949–1992) Satyajit Ray (2 May 1921 – 23 April 1992) was an Indian filmmaker. He is regarded as one of the greatest auteurs of 20th century cinema. Ray was born in the city of Calcutta into a Bengali family prominent in the world of arts and literature. Starting his career as a commercial artist, Ray was drawn into independent filmmaking after meeting French filmmaker Jean Renoir and viewing the Italian neorealist film Bicycle Thieves of Vittorio De Sica during a visit to London. As a filmmaker he made a mark all over the world. Honored with Lifetime Achievement Oscar Award Ray directed thirty-seven films, including feature films, documentaries and shorts. He was also a fiction writer, publisher, illustrator, graphic designer and film critic. Ray's first film, Pather Panchali (1955), won eleven international prizes, including Best Human Documentary at the Cannes film festival. This film, Aparajito (1956) and Apur Sansar (1959) form The Apu Trilogy. Ray did the scripting, casting, scoring, and editing, and designed his own credit titles and publicity material. Ray received many major awards in his career, including 32 Indian National Film Awards, a number of awards at international film festivals and award ceremonies, and an Academy Honorary Award in 1992. The Government of India honoured him with the Bharat Ratna in 1992. TEAM INDprd

Asha bhosle -one of the most skilled and talented singer. Birth name Asha Mangeshkar

Born September 8, 1933 (age 79) Sangli, Bombay Presidency, British India Genres Pop, folk, Indian classical music Occupations Singer, playback singer Years active 1943–present Awards Won Filmfare Awards (1967, 1968, 1971, 1972,1973,1974,1977, 2000) Indian National Awards (1981 and 1986) Other Awards 1987 - Nightingale of Asia Award 1989 - Lata Mangeshkar Award (Government of Madhya Pradesh) 1997 - Screen Videocon Award 1997 - MTV Award 1997 - Channel V Award 1998 - Dayawati Modi Award 1999 - Lata Mangeshkar Award (Government of Maharashtra) 2000 - Singer of the Millennium 2000 - Zee Gold Bollywood Award 2001 - MTV Award 2002 - BBC Lifetime Achievement Award 2002 - Zee Cine Award 2002 - Screen Videocon Award 2002 - Sansui Movie Award 2002 - Swaralaya Yesudas Award 2004 - Living Legend Award by the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce TEAM INDprd

Ranbir Raj Prithviraj Kapoor

Born :14 December 1924 Peshawar, British India Died : 2 June 1988 (aged 63) Chembur, Mumbai, India Residence : Chembur, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Other names : The Show Man Occupation : Actor, Producer, Director Years active 1935–1985 Acheivements : Nine Filmfare Awards in India two-time nominee for the Palme d'Or grand prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his films Awaara (1951) and Boot Polish (1954). His performance in Awaara was ranked as one of the top ten greatest performances of all time by Time magazine. His films were commercial successes that attracted worldwide audiences, particularly in Asia and Europe. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 1971 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1987 for his contributions towards Indian cinema. -TeamINDprd

R.D. Burman

Born - 27 June 1939 Died - 4 January 1994 Achievements - R.D. Burman is considered the greatest of all music composers the Indian film industry's ever had. His musical brilliance is evident from the fact that the famous song 'Sar jo tera chakraaye' in Guru Dutt's film, Pyaasa was composed by him as a child. He has belted out some of the jazziest hits in the history of Bollywood music. -teamINDprd Bhanu Athaiya

Born : Bhanumati Annasaheb Rajopadhye April 28, 1926 (age 86) Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India Occupation costume designer Years active 1956-present Spouse Satyendra Athaiya (separated, now widowed) Children daughter India's first Oscar winner- Bhanu Athaiya, who got the coveted award for costume design in film Gandhi. - Team INDprd

A.R Rahman

Born :6 January 1966 (age 46) Madras, Madras State, India Genres: Film score, electronic, dance, classical Occupations: Singer, songwriter, composer, record producer, music director, arranger, entrepreneur, philanthropist, conductor Instruments: Vocals, guitar, percussion, drums, harpejji, continuum fingerboard, keyboard, piano, accordion, goblet drum, concert harp Years active: 1987–present Labels: K. M. Musiq Associated acts: Nemesis Avenue, SuperHeavy Website: www.arrahman.com Allah Rakha Rahman is an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, musician, multiinstrumentalist and philanthropist. Described as the world's most prominent and prolific film composer by Time, his works are notable for integrating Eastern classical music with electronic music sounds, world music genres and traditional orchestral arrangements. He has won two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, four National Film Awards, fifteen Filmfare Awards and thirteen Filmfare Awards South in addition to numerous other awards and nominations. His extensive body of work for film and the stage earned him the nickname “the Mozart of Madras” and several Tamil commentators and fans have coined him the nickname Isai Puyal (English: Music Storm). In 2009, Time placed Rahman in its list of World's Most Influential People. The UK based World Music magazine Songlines named him one of 'Tomorrow's World Music Icons' in August 2011. -TEAM INDprd

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Indian nationalist leader. Born Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on October 2, 1869 in Porbandar, Kathiawar, West India. He studied law in London, but in 1893 went to South Africa, where he spent 20 years opposing discriminatory legislation against Indians. As a pioneer of Satyagraha, or resistance through mass non-violent civil disobedience, he became one of the major political and spiritual leaders of his time. Satyagraha remains one of the most potent philosophies in freedom struggles throughout the world today. In 1914, Gandhi returned to India, where he supported the Home Rule movement, and became leader of the Indian National Congress, advocating a policy of non-violent non-co-operation to achieve independence. His goal was to help poor farmers and laborers protest oppressive taxation and discrimination. He struggled to alleviate poverty, liberate women and put an end to caste discrimination, with the ultimate objective being self-rule for India. Following his civil disobedience campaign (1919-22), he was jailed for conspiracy (1922-4). In 1930, he led a landmark 320 km/200 mi march to the sea to collect salt in symbolic defiance of the government monopoly. On his release from prison (1931), he attended the London Round Table Conference on Indian constitutional reform. In 1946, he negotiated with the Cabinet Mission which recommended the new constitutional structure. After independence (1947), he tried to stop the Hindu-Muslim conflict in Bengal, a policy which led to his assassination in Delhi by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu fanatic. Even after his death, Gandhi's commitment to non-violence and his belief in simple living--making his own clothes, eating a vegetarian diet, and using fasts for self-purification as well as a means of protest--have been a beacon of hope for oppressed and marginalized people throughout the world. - Team INDprd Bhagat Singh

This photograph was taken by Ram Nath in his photo studio in Kashmiri Gate Delhi before Bhagat Singh went for Central Assembly Hall action in first week of April 1929. Born: 27 September 1907 Jaranwala Tehsil, Punjab, British India Died: 23 March 1931 (aged 23) Lahore, Punjab, British India Organization: Naujawan Bharat Sabha, Kirti Kisan Party, Hindustan Socialist Republican Association Influenced by Anarchism, Communism, Socialism Political movement Indian Independence movement Religion: Sikh, later Atheist. Team INDprd

Chandra Shekhar Tiwari

Born (1906-07-23)23 July 1906 Badarka, Unnao District, near Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India Died 27 February 1931(1931-02-27) (aged 24) Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India Other names Azad Occupation Revolutionary leader, freedom fighter, political activist Organization Hindustan Republican Association (later on Hindustan Socialist Republican Association) Political movement Indian Independence Movement Religion Hinduism. Team INDprd

Premchand

Born Died

Dhanpat Rai July 31,1880,Uttar Pradesh, India October 8, 1936 (aged 56) Varanasi, India

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Nawab Rai Writer, Novelist Indian Notable work(s) Godaan, Bazaar-e-Husn,Karmabhoomi, Shatranj ke khiladi Shivarani Devi Children Sripath Rai, Amrit Rai, Kamala Devi

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