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Monday, December 31, 2007

Rajendra Prasad


Rajendra Prasad


Name : Rajendra Prasad
1st President of India
In office January 26, 1950 – May 13 1962
Date of birth : December 3, 1884
Date of Death : February 28, 1963
Place of birth : Saran District, Bihar, India
Place of death :
Nationality: Indian
Gender: Male
Spouse : Rajvanshi Devi
Father : Mahadev Sahai
Mother : Kamleshwari Devi

Rajendra Prasad (1884-1963) was an Indian nationalist and first president of the Republic of India. He was an important leader of the Indian National Congress and a close coworker of Gandhi.

Rajendra Prasad was born in Zeradei, Siwan district, Bihar State,India, December 3, 1884. His father, Mahadev Sahai, was a Persian and Sanskrit language scholar; his mother, Kamleshwari Devi, was a devout lady who would tell stories from the Ramayana to her son. At the age of five, the young Rajendra Prasad was sent to a Maulavi for learning Persian. He received his early education in Bihar and then attended Presidency College, Calcutta. The Swadeshi movement and particularly the Dawn Society influenced him to become a nationalist. He continued his education, earned advanced degrees in law, and practiced law in Calcutta and then in Patna.

In 1917 he began working with Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi , and in 1920 he joined the Indian National Congress and was several times (1934, 1939, 1947–1948) its president. He was imprisoned (1942–45) for supporting the Congress opposition to the British war effort in World War II. Rajendra Prasad became president of India in 1950, when the republic of India was proclaimed, and held that office until 1962. He died on 28 February 1963 at Sadaqat ashram, Patna.

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Abbas Tyabji | Ambika Chakrobarty | Aravinda Ackroyd Ghosh | Ashfaqulla Khan | Bal Gangadhar Tilak | Bagha Jatin | Barindra Kumar Ghosh | Badal Gupta | Benoy Basu | Bhagat Singh | Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya | Bipin Chandra Pal | Dr. B.R. Ambedkar | Chandrasekhar Azad | Chittaranjan Das | C. Rajagopalachari | Dadabhai Naoroji | Dinesh Gupta | Feroze Gandhi | Ganesh Vasudev Mavlankar | Govind Ballabh Pant | Gopal Krishna Gokhale | Gopinath Bordoloi | Hakim Ajmal Khan | Indira Gandhi | Jawaharlal Nehru | Jayaprakash Narayan | Jivatram Kripalani | Khudiram Bose | Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan | Krishna Menon | Kulapati K.M.Munshi | Lal Bahadur Shastri | Lala Lajpat Rai | Liaquat Ali Khan | Maulana Mohammad Ali | Maulana Abul Kalam Azad | Mahadev Desai | Mahadeo Govind Ranade | Madan Lal Dhingra | Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi | Motilal Nehru | Mohanlal Pandya | Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari | Muhammad Ali Jinnah | Muhammad Iqbal | Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya | Purushottam Das Tandon | Rabindranath Tagore | Dr. Rajendra Prasad | Ram Manohar Lohia | Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel | Sardul Singh Caveeshar | Shivaram Rajguru | Srinivasa Iyengar | Subhas Chandra Bose | Surendranath Banerjea | Surya Sen | Tej Bahadur Sapru | Vinoba Bhave | Dr. Zakir Husain

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Dr.Rajendra Prasad | Dr.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan | Dr.Zakir Husain | Varahagiri Venkata Giri | Justice Mohammed Hidayatullah | Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed | B.D.Jatti | Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy | Giani Zail Singh | R.Venkataraman | Dr.Shanker Dayal Sharma | K. R. Narayanan | A P J Abdul Kalam | Pratibha Patil

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Saturday, December 29, 2007

Rabindranath Tagore



Rabindranath Tagore
‘Great Poet and Philosopher’


Name : Rabindranath Tagore
Date of birth : May 7, 1861
Date of Death : Aug 7, 1941
Place of birth : Calcutta, India
Place of death : Calcutta, India
Nationality: Indian
Gender: Male
Father : Debendranath Tagore
Mother : Sarada Devi
Grandfather : Dwarkanath Tagore
Field : literature, Music, Philosophy,dramatics
Famous works : Gitanjali, Jana Gana Mana, Ghare-Baire
Awards : Nobel Prize for Literature, 1913

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was born in Calcutta and studied in London, and became one of the best known international figures of the intellectual world in the first decades of the 20th century. He won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1913.

Rabindranath Tagore is one of our country’s most distinguished and respected men of letters. Tagore was a poet,novelist, playwright, painter, philosopher, educationist, freedom fighter and an actor.

Tagore also wanted to evolve a world culture, a synthesis of eastern and western values, and towards this end he also founded an international educational institute Shantiniketan at Bolepur in West Bengal in 1901. Shantiniketan later developed in to the Vishvabharati University.

Tagore was a voluminous writer. Besides the famous ‘Gitanjali’, his other well-known poetic works include ‘Sonar Tari, Puravi, The Cycle of the Spring, The Evening Songs and The Morning Songs’. The names of some of his well-known novels are: ‘Gora, The Wreck, Raja Rani, Muktadhara, Raj Rishi, Ghare Baire, Nauka Dubi and Binodoni’. ‘Chitra’ is famous play in verse. ‘Kabuli Wallah’ and ‘Kshudita Pashan’ are two of his famous stories. All of us know that our National Anthem ‘Jana Gana Mana…’ was composed by Tagore.

His father’s name was Devendranath. The British Government honoured him with the title of ‘Sir’. But he returned this title in 1919, in protest against the Jallianwala Bagh tragedy.

This great son of India died on 8 August 1941 at the age of 80.

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Abbas Tyabji | Ambika Chakrobarty | Aravinda Ackroyd Ghosh | Ashfaqulla Khan | Bal Gangadhar Tilak | Bagha Jatin | Barindra Kumar Ghosh | Badal Gupta | Benoy Basu | Bhagat Singh | Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya | Bipin Chandra Pal | Dr. B.R. Ambedkar | Chandrasekhar Azad | Chittaranjan Das | C. Rajagopalachari | Dadabhai Naoroji | Dinesh Gupta | Feroze Gandhi | Ganesh Vasudev Mavlankar | Govind Ballabh Pant | Gopal Krishna Gokhale | Gopinath Bordoloi | Hakim Ajmal Khan | Indira Gandhi | Jawaharlal Nehru | Jayaprakash Narayan | Jivatram Kripalani | Khudiram Bose | Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan | Krishna Menon | Kulapati K.M.Munshi | Lal Bahadur Shastri | Lala Lajpat Rai | Liaquat Ali Khan | Maulana Mohammad Ali | Maulana Abul Kalam Azad | Mahadev Desai | Mahadeo Govind Ranade | Madan Lal Dhingra | Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi | Motilal Nehru | Mohanlal Pandya | Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari | Muhammad Ali Jinnah | Muhammad Iqbal | Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya | Purushottam Das Tandon | Rabindranath Tagore | Dr. Rajendra Prasad | Ram Manohar Lohia | Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel | Sardul Singh Caveeshar | Shivaram Rajguru | Srinivasa Iyengar | Subhas Chandra Bose | Surendranath Banerjea | Surya Sen | Tej Bahadur Sapru | Vinoba Bhave | Dr. Zakir Husain

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Friday, December 28, 2007

Purushottam Das Tandon


Purushottamdas Tandon


Name : Purushottam Das Tandon
Date of birth : 1 August 1882
Date of Death : 1 July 1961
Place of birth : Allahabad
Place of death :
Nationality: Indian
Gender: Male
Stamp Issue Date : 15/12/1982

Purushottam Das Tandon was one of the famous personalities of the Indian National Congress. He was a strong supporter of Hindi as a national language. He was deeply religious and followed the Hindu Ideals. He was born at Allahabad on 1 August 1882. He graduated from the Muir Central College, Allahabad in 1904, subsequently qualifying for a degree in Law and a Master's Degree in History. He entered the legal profession in 1906 and joined the Bar of the Allahabad High Court in 1908.He joined the Indian National Congress in 1899 while a student and represented Allahabad at the All India Congress Committee in 1906. He had been imprisoned in 1921 for active participation in the Non-cooperation Movement. During his active participation in the freedom struggle, he was arrested several times. His contribution was especially notable in the field of organising Kisan Sabhas to secure the cooperation of the peasantry to the cause of India's independence. He worked for long years as the speaker of the Legislative assembly of U.P. He was also elected to the Constituent Assembly in 1946, to the Lok Sabha in 1952 and to the Rajya Sabha in 1956. He was also intimately associated with many institutions like the Servants of the People Society, the Hindi Sahitya Sammelan and the Rashtrabhasha Prachar Samiti. He devoted major part of his energies to the propagation of Hindi and for the development of literature. Shri Tandon was fondly called 'Rajarshi' by Mahatma Gandhi. In 1961, the title of 'Bharat Ratna' was conferred upon him. He died on 1 July 1962.

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Abbas Tyabji | Ambika Chakrobarty | Aravinda Ackroyd Ghosh | Ashfaqulla Khan | Bal Gangadhar Tilak | Bagha Jatin | Barindra Kumar Ghosh | Badal Gupta | Benoy Basu | Bhagat Singh | Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya | Bipin Chandra Pal | Dr. B.R. Ambedkar | Chandrasekhar Azad | Chittaranjan Das | C. Rajagopalachari | Dadabhai Naoroji | Dinesh Gupta | Feroze Gandhi | Ganesh Vasudev Mavlankar | Govind Ballabh Pant | Gopal Krishna Gokhale | Gopinath Bordoloi | Hakim Ajmal Khan | Indira Gandhi | Jawaharlal Nehru | Jayaprakash Narayan | Jivatram Kripalani | Khudiram Bose | Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan | Krishna Menon | Kulapati K.M.Munshi | Lal Bahadur Shastri | Lala Lajpat Rai | Liaquat Ali Khan | Maulana Mohammad Ali | Maulana Abul Kalam Azad | Mahadev Desai | Mahadeo Govind Ranade | Madan Lal Dhingra | Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi | Motilal Nehru | Mohanlal Pandya | Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari | Muhammad Ali Jinnah | Muhammad Iqbal | Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya | Purushottam Das Tandon | Rabindranath Tagore | Dr. Rajendra Prasad | Ram Manohar Lohia | Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel | Sardul Singh Caveeshar | Shivaram Rajguru | Srinivasa Iyengar | Subhas Chandra Bose | Surendranath Banerjea | Surya Sen | Tej Bahadur Sapru | Vinoba Bhave | Dr. Zakir Husain

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Madan Mohan Malaviya



Madan Mohan Malaviya


Name : Madan Mohan Malaviya
Date of birth : December 25 1861
Date of Death : 12 November 1946
Place of birth : Allahabad
Place of death :
Nationality: Indian
Gender: Male
Spouse : Kundan Devi


Madan Mohan Malaviya (1861-1946) was an Indian politician. Malaviya was born to an orthodox Hindu family at Allahabad on December 25 1861. Among Malaviyaji's many achievements, the most monumental was the establishment of the Banaras Hindu University or Kashi Hindu Vishvidyalaya. In 1928 he joined Lala Lajpat Rai, Jawaharlal Nehru and many others in protesting against the Simon Commission, which had been set up by the British to consider India's future.With Mahatma Gandhi he represented India at the First Round Table Conference in 1931.Malaviya popularised the famous slogan "Satyameva Jayate" (Truth alone will win). He was a great educationist and a follower of The Bhagavad Gita - A great Karmayogi.He worked for the demolition of cast barrier in temples and other social barriers. He died on 12 November 1946.

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Abbas Tyabji | Ambika Chakrobarty | Aravinda Ackroyd Ghosh | Ashfaqulla Khan | Bal Gangadhar Tilak | Bagha Jatin | Barindra Kumar Ghosh | Badal Gupta | Benoy Basu | Bhagat Singh | Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya | Bipin Chandra Pal | Dr. B.R. Ambedkar | Chandrasekhar Azad | Chittaranjan Das | C. Rajagopalachari | Dadabhai Naoroji | Dinesh Gupta | Feroze Gandhi | Ganesh Vasudev Mavlankar | Govind Ballabh Pant | Gopal Krishna Gokhale | Gopinath Bordoloi | Hakim Ajmal Khan | Indira Gandhi | Jawaharlal Nehru | Jayaprakash Narayan | Jivatram Kripalani | Khudiram Bose | Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan | Krishna Menon | Kulapati K.M.Munshi | Lal Bahadur Shastri | Lala Lajpat Rai | Liaquat Ali Khan | Maulana Mohammad Ali | Maulana Abul Kalam Azad | Mahadev Desai | Mahadeo Govind Ranade | Madan Lal Dhingra | Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi | Motilal Nehru | Mohanlal Pandya | Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari | Muhammad Ali Jinnah | Muhammad Iqbal | Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya | Purushottam Das Tandon | Rabindranath Tagore | Dr. Rajendra Prasad | Ram Manohar Lohia | Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel | Sardul Singh Caveeshar | Shivaram Rajguru | Srinivasa Iyengar | Subhas Chandra Bose | Surendranath Banerjea | Surya Sen | Tej Bahadur Sapru | Vinoba Bhave | Dr. Zakir Husain

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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Muhammad Iqbal


Muhammad Iqbal


Name : Muhammad Iqbal
Date of birth : November 9, 1877
Date of Death : April 21, 1938 (aged 60)
Place of birth : Sialkot, (now in Pakistan)
Place of death : Lahore, (now in Pakistan)


Sir Muhammad Iqbal was an Indian Muslim poet, philosopher and politician born in Sialkot (now in Pakistan), whose poetry in Urdu and Persian is considered to be among the greatest of the modern era, and whose vision of an independent state for the Muslims of British India was to inspire the creation of Pakistan.

Muhammad Iqbal was born in Sialkot, Punjab, probably in 1877. He graduated from Government College, Lahore, in 1899 with a master's degree in philosophy. When he was studying for his doctorate at Cambridge University, visiting German universities, and qualifying as a barrister.

He was elected (1927) to the Punjab provincial legislature and served (1930) as president of the Muslim League. A staunch advocate of Indian nationalism, he became a supporter of an independent homeland for India's Muslims, though within an Indian federation and not as a separate nation. He is regarded by many as the spiritual founder of Pakistan, and the anniversary of his death (April 21) is a national holiday in Pakistan. Iqbal was the foremost Muslim thinker of his period, and in his many volumes of poetry (written in Urdu and Persian) and essays, His works include The Secrets of the Self (1915, tr. 1940), and Javid-nama (1934, tr. 1966). He died in Lahore on April 21, 1938.

Freedom Fighters

Abbas Tyabji | Ambika Chakrobarty | Aravinda Ackroyd Ghosh | Ashfaqulla Khan | Bal Gangadhar Tilak | Bagha Jatin | Barindra Kumar Ghosh | Badal Gupta | Benoy Basu | Bhagat Singh | Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya | Bipin Chandra Pal | Dr. B.R. Ambedkar | Chandrasekhar Azad | Chittaranjan Das | C. Rajagopalachari | Dadabhai Naoroji | Dinesh Gupta | Feroze Gandhi | Ganesh Vasudev Mavlankar | Govind Ballabh Pant | Gopal Krishna Gokhale | Gopinath Bordoloi | Hakim Ajmal Khan | Indira Gandhi | Jawaharlal Nehru | Jayaprakash Narayan | Jivatram Kripalani | Khudiram Bose | Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan | Krishna Menon | Kulapati K.M.Munshi | Lal Bahadur Shastri | Lala Lajpat Rai | Liaquat Ali Khan | Maulana Mohammad Ali | Maulana Abul Kalam Azad | Mahadev Desai | Mahadeo Govind Ranade | Madan Lal Dhingra | Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi | Motilal Nehru | Mohanlal Pandya | Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari | Muhammad Ali Jinnah | Muhammad Iqbal | Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya | Purushottam Das Tandon | Rabindranath Tagore | Dr. Rajendra Prasad | Ram Manohar Lohia | Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel | Sardul Singh Caveeshar | Shivaram Rajguru | Srinivasa Iyengar | Subhas Chandra Bose | Surendranath Banerjea | Surya Sen | Tej Bahadur Sapru | Vinoba Bhave | Dr. Zakir Husain

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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Mohammad Ali Jinnah



Mohammad Ali Jinnah

Name : Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Date of birth : 25 December 1876
Date of Death : 11 September 1948
Place of birth : Karachi, India (now Pakistan)
Place of death : Karachi, Sind, Pakistan
Gender : Male
Religion: Islam
Known As : Founder of Pakistan
Movement : Pakistan movement
Major organizations : Indian National Congress, Muslim League


Muhammad Ali Jinnah (25 December 1876 – 11 September 1948) was an Indian Muslim politician and leader of the All India Muslim League who founded Pakistan and served as its first Governor-General. He is officially known in Pakistan as Quaid-e-Azam and Baba-e-Qaum ("Father of the Nation.") His birth and death anniversaries are national holidays in Pakistan.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah was born in Karachi on December 25, 1876. His father Jinnah Poonja was an Ismaili Khoja of Kathiawar, a prosperous business community. Muhammad Ali received his early education at the Sindh Madrasa and later at the Mission School, Karachi. He went to England for further studies in 1892 at the age of 16. In 1896, Jinnah qualified for the Bar and was called to the Bar in 1897. After returning to India, he practiced law and was elected to India's Imperial Legislative Council in 1910. Committed to home rule for India and to maintaining Hindu-Muslim unity, he joined the Muslim League in 1913 and worked to ensure its collaboration with the Indian National Congress. He was opposed to Mohandas K. Gandhi's noncooperation movement and withdrew from the Congress. From 1937, when the Congress Party refused to form coalition governments with the Muslim League in the provinces, Jinnah began to work for the partitioning of India and on creating a Muslim state. Pakistan emerged as an independent country in 1947, and Jinnah became its first head of state. He died in 1948, revered as the father of the nation.

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Abbas Tyabji | Ambika Chakrobarty | Aravinda Ackroyd Ghosh | Ashfaqulla Khan | Bal Gangadhar Tilak | Bagha Jatin | Barindra Kumar Ghosh | Badal Gupta | Benoy Basu | Bhagat Singh | Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya | Bipin Chandra Pal | Dr. B.R. Ambedkar | Chandrasekhar Azad | Chittaranjan Das | C. Rajagopalachari | Dadabhai Naoroji | Dinesh Gupta | Feroze Gandhi | Ganesh Vasudev Mavlankar | Govind Ballabh Pant | Gopal Krishna Gokhale | Gopinath Bordoloi | Hakim Ajmal Khan | Indira Gandhi | Jawaharlal Nehru | Jayaprakash Narayan | Jivatram Kripalani | Khudiram Bose | Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan | Krishna Menon | Kulapati K.M.Munshi | Lal Bahadur Shastri | Lala Lajpat Rai | Liaquat Ali Khan | Maulana Mohammad Ali | Maulana Abul Kalam Azad | Mahadev Desai | Mahadeo Govind Ranade | Madan Lal Dhingra | Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi | Motilal Nehru | Mohanlal Pandya | Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari | Muhammad Ali Jinnah | Muhammad Iqbal | Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya | Purushottam Das Tandon | Rabindranath Tagore | Dr. Rajendra Prasad | Ram Manohar Lohia | Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel | Sardul Singh Caveeshar | Shivaram Rajguru | Srinivasa Iyengar | Subhas Chandra Bose | Surendranath Banerjea | Surya Sen | Tej Bahadur Sapru | Vinoba Bhave | Dr. Zakir Husain

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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari

Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari


Name : Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari
Date of birth : December 25, 1880
Date of Death : 1936
Place of birth : Uttar Pradesh, India
Place of death : India
Nationality : Indian
Gender : Male


Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari was an Indian nationalist and political leader, and former president of the Indian National Congress and the Muslim League during the Indian Independence Movement.He was born on December 25, 1880 in Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh. Educated at the Victoria High School, Ansari and his family moved to Hyderabad. Ansari obtained a medical degree from the Madras Medical College and went to England on scholarship studies. He achieved the M.D. and M.S. degrees. He was a top-class student and worked at the Lock Hospital and the Charing Cross Hospital in London. He was an Indian pioneer in surgery, and today there is an Ansari Ward in the Charing Cross Hospital in honour of his work.

Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari became involved in the Indian Independence Movement during his stay in England. He moved back to Delhi and joined both the Indian National Congress and the Muslim League. He played an important role in the negotiation of the 1916 Lucknow Pact and served as the League's president in 1918 and 1920. He was an outspoken supporter of the Khilafat movement, and worked to bring the official Khilafat body, the League and the Congress Party together on the issue against the Mustafa Kemal's decision to oust the Sultan of Turkey, who was the Caliph of Islam, and to protest the recognition of Turkey's independence by the British Empire.

Dr. Ansari served several terms as the AICC General Secretary, as well as the President of the Indian National Congress during its 1927 session. Dr. Ansari was one of the founders and also served as the chancellor of the Jamia Millia Islamia university in Delhi soon after the death of its primary founder, Dr. Hakim Ajmal Khan.

Dr. Ansari was very close to Mahatma Gandhi and an adherent of Gandhism, with his core teachings of ahimsa and non-violent civil resistance. He enjoyed an intimate friendship with the Mahatma. He died in 1936 due to a heart attack, and is buried in the premises of the Jamia Millia Islamia in Delhi.

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Abbas Tyabji | Ambika Chakrobarty | Aravinda Ackroyd Ghosh | Ashfaqulla Khan | Bal Gangadhar Tilak | Bagha Jatin | Barindra Kumar Ghosh | Badal Gupta | Benoy Basu | Bhagat Singh | Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya | Bipin Chandra Pal | Dr. B.R. Ambedkar | Chandrasekhar Azad | Chittaranjan Das | C. Rajagopalachari | Dadabhai Naoroji | Dinesh Gupta | Feroze Gandhi | Ganesh Vasudev Mavlankar | Govind Ballabh Pant | Gopal Krishna Gokhale | Gopinath Bordoloi | Hakim Ajmal Khan | Indira Gandhi | Jawaharlal Nehru | Jayaprakash Narayan | Jivatram Kripalani | Khudiram Bose | Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan | Krishna Menon | Kulapati K.M.Munshi | Lal Bahadur Shastri | Lala Lajpat Rai | Liaquat Ali Khan | Maulana Mohammad Ali | Maulana Abul Kalam Azad | Mahadev Desai | Mahadeo Govind Ranade | Madan Lal Dhingra | Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi | Motilal Nehru | Mohanlal Pandya | Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari | Muhammad Ali Jinnah | Muhammad Iqbal | Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya | Purushottam Das Tandon | Rabindranath Tagore | Dr. Rajendra Prasad | Ram Manohar Lohia | Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel | Sardul Singh Caveeshar | Shivaram Rajguru | Srinivasa Iyengar | Subhas Chandra Bose | Surendranath Banerjea | Surya Sen | Tej Bahadur Sapru | Vinoba Bhave | Dr. Zakir Husain

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Mohanlal Pandya

Mohanlal Pandya


Mohanlal Pandya

Mohanlal Pandya was an Indian freedom fighter, social reformer and one of the earliest followers of Mahatma Gandhi. Pandya was a close associate of both Gandhi and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel during the Indian Independence Movement. Pandya was a key organizer of all nationalist revolts in Gujarat, and a leading figure in the fight against alcoholism, illiteracy, untouchability, and a major proponent of women's freedoms and Gandhian values.

Freedom Fighters

Abbas Tyabji | Ambika Chakrobarty | Aravinda Ackroyd Ghosh | Ashfaqulla Khan | Bal Gangadhar Tilak | Bagha Jatin | Barindra Kumar Ghosh | Badal Gupta | Benoy Basu | Bhagat Singh | Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya | Bipin Chandra Pal | Dr. B.R. Ambedkar | Chandrasekhar Azad | Chittaranjan Das | C. Rajagopalachari | Dadabhai Naoroji | Dinesh Gupta | Feroze Gandhi | Ganesh Vasudev Mavlankar | Govind Ballabh Pant | Gopal Krishna Gokhale | Gopinath Bordoloi | Hakim Ajmal Khan | Indira Gandhi | Jawaharlal Nehru | Jayaprakash Narayan | Jivatram Kripalani | Khudiram Bose | Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan | Krishna Menon | Kulapati K.M.Munshi | Lal Bahadur Shastri | Lala Lajpat Rai | Liaquat Ali Khan | Maulana Mohammad Ali | Maulana Abul Kalam Azad | Mahadev Desai | Mahadeo Govind Ranade | Madan Lal Dhingra | Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi | Motilal Nehru | Mohanlal Pandya | Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari | Muhammad Ali Jinnah | Muhammad Iqbal | Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya | Purushottam Das Tandon | Rabindranath Tagore | Dr. Rajendra Prasad | Ram Manohar Lohia | Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel | Sardul Singh Caveeshar | Shivaram Rajguru | Srinivasa Iyengar | Subhas Chandra Bose | Surendranath Banerjea | Surya Sen | Tej Bahadur Sapru | Vinoba Bhave | Dr. Zakir Husain

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Motilal Nehru


Motilal Nehru


Name : Motilal Nehru
Date of birth : May 6, 1861
Date of Death : February 6, 1931
Place of birth : India
Place of death : Lucknow, India
Spouse : Swaroop Rani.
Nationality : Indian
Gender : Male
Occupations : lawyer

Motilal Nehru (1861-1931) was an Indian lawyer and statesman. He was an early Indian freedom fighter and leader of the Indian National Congress.

Motilal Nehru was born on May 6, 1861, into a Kashmiri Pandit family. He became one of the first generation of young Indians to receive a 'Western-style' college education. He attended the government high school in Cawnpore and matriculated at Muir Central College in Allahabad.. Though he did not complete his degree, he passed the examinations as a lawyer. Following an apprenticeship in Cawnpore, he began practice at the High Court in Allahabad in 1886.Nehru became a barrister and settled in the city of Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. Many of Motilal's suits involved civil cases and soon he made a mark for himself in the legal profession of Allahabad.

Motilal Nehru served as the President of Indian National Congress during 1919 (Amritsar) and 1928 (Calcutta)Conventions.He was arrested during the Non-Cooperation Movement. Although initially close to Gandhi, he openly criticized Gandhi's suspension of civil resistance in 1922 due to the murder of policemen by a riotous mob in Chauri Chaura in Bihar. Motital joined the Swaraj Party, which sought to enter the British-sponsored councils. The party failed however, and Motilal returned to the Congress.The entry of Motilal's glamorous, highly-educated son Jawaharlal Nehru into politics in 1916, started the most powerful and influential Indian political dynasty. When in 1929, Nehru handed over the Congress presidency to Jawaharlal (Jawaharlal was elected, with Gandhi's backing). Motilal Nehru died on February 6, 1931.

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Abbas Tyabji | Ambika Chakrobarty | Aravinda Ackroyd Ghosh | Ashfaqulla Khan | Bal Gangadhar Tilak | Bagha Jatin | Barindra Kumar Ghosh | Badal Gupta | Benoy Basu | Bhagat Singh | Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya | Bipin Chandra Pal | Dr. B.R. Ambedkar | Chandrasekhar Azad | Chittaranjan Das | C. Rajagopalachari | Dadabhai Naoroji | Dinesh Gupta | Feroze Gandhi | Ganesh Vasudev Mavlankar | Govind Ballabh Pant | Gopal Krishna Gokhale | Gopinath Bordoloi | Hakim Ajmal Khan | Indira Gandhi | Jawaharlal Nehru | Jayaprakash Narayan | Jivatram Kripalani | Khudiram Bose | Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan | Krishna Menon | Kulapati K.M.Munshi | Lal Bahadur Shastri | Lala Lajpat Rai | Liaquat Ali Khan | Maulana Mohammad Ali | Maulana Abul Kalam Azad | Mahadev Desai | Mahadeo Govind Ranade | Madan Lal Dhingra | Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi | Motilal Nehru | Mohanlal Pandya | Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari | Muhammad Ali Jinnah | Muhammad Iqbal | Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya | Purushottam Das Tandon | Rabindranath Tagore | Dr. Rajendra Prasad | Ram Manohar Lohia | Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel | Sardul Singh Caveeshar | Shivaram Rajguru | Srinivasa Iyengar | Subhas Chandra Bose | Surendranath Banerjea | Surya Sen | Tej Bahadur Sapru | Vinoba Bhave | Dr. Zakir Husain

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Folk Dances West : Gendi | Bhagoriya | Jawar | Garba | Dandiya | Kala | Dindi | Mando |
Folk Dances South : Dollu Kunitha |Dandaria | Karagam | Kummi | Kuttiyattam | Padavani | Kolam | Lava | Nicobarese |

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