Who-is-Who

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the great philosopher and statesman was the second President and the first Vice-President of India. He was a very prominent scholar and academician. His birthday is observed as Teacher’s Day all over India. Born on 5 September 1888 at Tiruttani in Tamil Nadu. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was Knighted in the year 1931 and since then till the attainment of India’s independence, he was addressed as Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Post-independence, he came to be known [...]

Dhyan Chand

Also known as  India’s hockey wizard, Major Dhyan Chand Singh was born on August 29, 1905 at Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh. The title “Chand” (Moon) was given by his first coach, who predicted that he would one day shine like chand (Moon). His father was in the Army. Dhyan Chand also followed in the footsteps of his father when he joined the army at the young age of 16. He was selected to represent India in [...]

Mother Teresa

Biography of Mother Teresa Recognised as Saint Teresa of Calcutta (now Kolkata) in the Catholic Church, Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Skopje, Macedonia on August 27, 1910 and left for her heavenly abode on September 5, 1997. As an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun, Mother Teresa initially lived for eighteen years in Macedonia, later moved to Ireland, and finally landed in India, where she spent a major part of her lifetime. Mother Teresa’s [...]

Rajiv Gandhi

Rajiv Gandhi, the ninth Prime Minister of India, was born on August 20, 1944. The elder son of Indira Gandhi and Feroz Gandhi, he was brought up in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. He did his schooling at Welham Boys’ School and the Doon School and went on to join the Imperial College, London. He later joined the University of Cambridge where he fell in love with an Italian student Edvige Antonio Albina Maino. In 1966, he [...]

Sunil Chhetri - A Renowned Sports Personality

When we talk about Indian football, the name of Sunil Chhetri immediately cops up in the mind of football fans of the country. He is the most admired footballer of India. At present, Chhetri has been leading the Blue Tigers from the front. Known as ‘Bhai’ by his teammates, the charismatic Indian striker Chhetri tied the knot with Sonam Bhattacharya, the daughter of former Indian footballer Subrata Bhattacharya, in 2017. Early life Sunil Chhetri was [...]

Daler Mehndi

Popularly known as Daler Mehndi, Daler Singh is not only a professional Hindi and Punjabi singer but has also penned lyrics of many songs. He hails from a family of musicians. In fact, another popular Indian singer, Mika Singh, is his brother. Patiala Gharana style of music has had a lot of influence on Daler Mehndi. Credit also goes to Daler for making Punjabi dance Bhangra popular all over the world. Moreover, he did his [...]

Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Atal Bihari Vajpayee (25 December 1924 – 16 August 2018) was an iconic leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), known for his cultural moderation, liberalism and political acumen. He became the Prime Minister of India thrice – first in 1996 when he served the term for 13 days, second in 1998 for a period of eleven months, and the third time in 1999 for a full term of five years. It [...]

Sridevi Kapoor

Born as Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan, Sridevi (August 13, 1963 – February 24, 2018) was an Indian actor and producer, who stole the hearts of millions of people. She enthusiastically worked in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada films in a career spanning 5 decades. This lady with fame received various awards including the Nandi Award, National Film Award, the Tamil Nadu State Film Award, 3 Filmfare Awards, Kerala State Film Award, three Filmfare Awards [...]

Vikram Sarabhai

Considered as the Father of the Indian Space Program, Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai was born on August 12, 1919 to Ambalal Sarabhai and Sarala Sarabhai. After matriculating from the Gujarat College, he cleared the Intermediate Science Examination and moved to London. He joined St. John’s College, University of Cambridge. Due to the problems of Second World War, he returned to India and joined the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. This innovator got married to the famous [...]

Azim Premji Biography

Azim Premji is the Chairman of Wipro Technologies, one of the largest software companies in India. One of the richest Indians worldwide, Premji was born on July 24, 1945. When he was studying Electrical Engineering at Stanford University in the United States, he had to rush back and take over the mantle of the family’s business on the sudden demise of his father. In those days, Wipro dealt with hydrogenated cooking fats, bakery fats, toiletries, [...]