Indian personalities whose contributions have influenced the people of India and who have made their inputs in various ages. Personalities whether it be freedom fighters, politicians, celebrities, sports persons, media persons, artists, singers, dancers or anyone else who have left their marks in various walks of life are mentioned below. Famous personalities of India like Mahatma Gandhi has given people the weapon of non violence, which even after decades of his death, has upheld its relevance. Rabindranth tagore,More
Published 20-Jan-2015 07:47 IST
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi, was a major political and spiritual leader of India who led the country in the Non-Cooperation Movement in 1922 and Salt march in 1930 and later in Quit India Movement in 1942 during its struggle for independence. Known as Baapu in India, Mahatma Gandhi adopted the policy of mass disobedience and non-violent resistance as weapons against the British Rule in India and followed a principle of Ahimsa (total Non-Violence). He endured several hardships, wasMore
Published 12-Oct-2014 19:31 IST
Jawaharlal Nehru is widely admired for his astute idealism and statesmanship. Endowed with a wonderful political outlook and futuristic thinking, Nehru in his lifetime went on to become a paramount leader of the Indian independence movement. He was undoubtedly the central figure of the 20th century Indian politics and contributed much to the nation both before and after Independence. With Gandhi as his mentor, Nehru worked his way to become an important leader of the Indian National Congress. He was the first toMore
Published 12-Oct-2014 19:24 IST | Updated 19:25 IST
Lal Bahadur Shastri was an Indian political leader who served as the third Prime Minister of the Republic of India. Influenced by prominent Indian national leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, he plunged into the Indian independence movement in early 1920s. Before becoming the Prime Minister of India he served in a number of other departments like the railway ministry and the home ministry. With his policies of non alignment and socialism and influences of Nehruvian socialism in his political thinking,More
Published 12-Oct-2014 19:18 IST

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