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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, [...]

Popularly known as Annavaru, Dr Rajkumar is a legend in the history of Kannad Cinema. His career spanned across 5 decades in which he had acted in more than 200 movies. His acting skills earned him numerous awards, which included the Padma Bhushan, Dada Saheb Phalke Award and Karnataka Ratna Award. Rajkumar was also a noted singer and had even won a National Award for Singing. A stalwart in his own right, Dr Rajkumar is idolized by millions of [...]

Allauddin Khan was a renowned classical musician of India. He played the sarod. Belonging to a genre of musicians who believed music to be a divine way to reach God, Allaudin Khan was born into a musical family in Brahmanbaria ( Bangladesh ). He took a liking to music at a very young age. However, his family never wanted him to become a musician, as it was not considered to be a respectable profession. At [...]

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Biography

Mahendra Singh Dhoni or M S Dhoni is one of the most popular Indian cricketers. Putting his great leadership skills to test, he served as the former captain of the Indian national cricket team; however, he captained the team only in limited-overs format. Also known for his excellent wicket-keeping skills, he had always been a gem to the Indian team even in some very hard situations. He made his debut in One Day International (ODI) [...]

Nandan Nilekani, the co-founder, MD, President and presently the CEO of Infosys Technologies Ltd, was the youngest Indian software entrepreneur to be a part of the 20 global leaders of the esteemed World Economic Forum Foundation Board in 2006. Born to Mohan Rao Nilekani and Durga Nilekani in Bangalore> in 1955, Nandan Nilekani completed his schooling from Bishop Cotton Boys School, Bangalore and graduated in electrical engineering in 1978 from the Indian Institute of Technology, [...]

Sam Manekshaw: -One of the finest officers of the Indian Army, Field Marshal Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw, has had a long and illustrious career. Born on April 3, 1914 in Amritsar, Punjab, Field Marshal Manekshaw became the Chief of Staff of the Indian Army in 1969 and under his command, Indian forces achieved a splendid victory in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. Sam Manekshaw is one of the two Indian military officers to hold [...]

Viswanathan Anand  (The living legend of Chess) was born on December 11, 1969 in Chennai. His awesome speed has earned him the nickname “Lightning Kid.” In March 2007, Anand won the Morelia-Linares Super Grandmasters chess tournament. He showed his genius early on as a child when he won the National Sub-Junior Chess Championship in 1983 at the age of fourteen. In 1984, Anand went on to become the youngest Indian to win the International Master [...]

Sunil Gavaskar Biography

Sunil Gavaskar is a former Indian cricketing great who shone for India. Nicknamed ‘Sunny’, Sunil is often regarded as one of the greatest opening batsman in Indian Test history and also has several records to his name. His full name is Sunil Manohar Gavaskar and he was born on 10th July, 1949, at Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. His uncle is Madhav Mantri, a former Indian Test wicketkeeper. He is married to Marshaniel Gavaskar with a son [...]

Mihir Sen, born on 16th November, 1930 in Purulia in West Bengal is one of the feted swimmers of India who attained world-wide fame for swimming the English Channel. In fact he was the first Indian and also the first Asian to cross the English Channel in 14 hours and 45 minutes on 27th September, 1958. The English Channel is a part of the Atlantic Ocean that divides the island of Great Britain from the [...]

Michael Ferreira is the Indian billiards player or known by name ” Bombay Tiger”, has four World Billiards Championship titles to his credit. Michael Ferreira was born on October 1, 1938. He participated in the National Billiards Championship in 1960 for the first time in 1964 he represented India in the World Amateur Billiards Championship held in New Zealand . In 1977 he won his first World Amateur Billiards Championship title at Christchurch, New Zealand. [...]