He was a great Indian poet and dramatist. He wrote in Sanskrit. He is sometimes called the `Shakespeare of India.’ His bet known work was Abhijnanashakuntalam which we know simply as Shakuntala. He was one of the `nine gems’ in king Vikramadhitya court.

Sardar Vallbhbhai Patel

He is known as the `iron man’ of India. He was born on 31 October 1875 in Gujarat. He was a leading freedom fighter worked closely with Gandhi. After India gained independence, played the key role in the integration of the princely states with the Indian union. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna posthumously in 1991.


Dhyanchand was a humble soldier who rose to become one of the greatest hockey players. He was born on 29 August 1905 in Allahabad. With him as a number of the hockey team, India won three Olympic gold in1928 Amsterdam, 1932 Los Angles, and 1936 Berlin. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan.

Dhirubai Ambani

Dhirubai Ambani was one the foremost industrialists of India. He was born in Gujarat on 28 December 1932. He built the reliance group of industries. It is one of the largest private sector companies of India. Dhirubai passed away on 6 July 2002.

Rajeev Gandhi

Rajeev Gandhi was the grandson of Jawaharlal Nehru and son of Indhra Gandhi. He was born on 20 August 1944. He trained to become a commercial pilot. He was the prime minister of India from 1984 to 1989. He was assainated in 1992.

MS Subbulakshmi

Known as MS to her fans, she is the most carnatic singer of India. She was born in Madurai on 16 September 1916. She gave a special recital of songs before the UN general assembly of the UNO in 1966. She received the Magsaysay Award in 1974. She was conferred the Bharat Ratna in 1998- the first musician to receive this honor. She died on 11 December 2004 at the age of 88.



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