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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 [...]

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 [...]

Madan Mohan Malaviya Born on December 25, 1861, in an educated orthodox Hindu family, Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya was a freedom fighter, an educationist and a social reformer with a vision of independent and self-reliant India. Apart from holding the post of the President of Indian National Congress, he represented India along with Mahatma Gandhi at the First Round Table Conference In 1931. Founder of the prestigious Banaras Hindu University (BHU) at Varanasi, he was [...]

Satyajit Ray Biography

Satyajit Ray (1921-1992) was a renowned filmmaker, music composer, author and screenwriter. Born in the family which is known for its prominence in literature and arts, Satyajit too started off as a commercial artist with keen interest in independent filmmaking. Vittorio De Sica’s movie Bicycle Thieves and meeting French filmmaker Jean Renoir are said to influence him greatly. Major Works He initially worked as a graphic artist, before moving on to filmmaking. He founded the [...]