When we talk about famous personalities of India, few names stand out, and these names have not just made a difference in our country only but also have been acknowledged by the world for their talent, struggle, or teachings.
Here, we have curated an exclusive list of personalities from India who have earned their fame not just in India but around the globe.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, widely remembered as Mahatma Gandhi, was born on October 2nd in Porbandar, Gujarat. Acknowledged as the Father of the nation his “Ahimsa Path” or Peace movement is regarded as the tool that earned India its independence in 1947.
For his contributions to India’s freedom, he is not only regarded in India but beyond boundaries as well. Many great leaders across the globe still quote his words and they are still relatable.
Though not Indian-born, Mother Teresa later in her life earned Indian citizenship. Her initial life of witnessing the struggle and pain of people in Bengal made way for her “second calling”. She was the head of Missionaries of Charity and dedicated her whole life to serving the poor needy, sick, and downtrodden.
For her contributions to humanity, she was awarded the Noble Peace Prize. She has been raised to Sainthood and is now referred to as St. Teresa of Kolkata.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was a brave nationalist who battled for his country throughout the Indian Freedom Movement. He had been an Indian revolutionary whose zealous devotion won him the label of legend in India.
In fact, his contribution and impact on India’s freedom struggles are such that once even the might British Empire was afraid of his organized activities which eventually left them weaker.
Rabindranath Tagore is widely remembered as the country’s first Nobel Prize winner, bestowing the talent of poetry to all Indians and others throughout the globe. Tagore’s composition “Jana Gana Mana” is India’s national anthem. He was a wordsmith, author, musician, thinker, and illustrator.
Swami Vivekananda born January 12, 1863, had been a highly bright scholar since his youth and was also the only pupil to obtain a first-division in the Presidency College admission exams.
He enjoyed learning about philosophy, theology, literature, sociology, and holy books, all of which he transcribed into Bengali. In 1880, he met the Brahmo Samaj, which marked the beginning and culmination of his spiritual quest that would later impact the rest of the world.
Sir C V Raman
Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman was an Indian scientist well known for his research on the scattering of light. He was the very first Asian to earn the title of a Noble Laureate in the field of Physics. His discovery later was named after him. Sir C.V. Raman was born on November 7, 1888, he was always interested in physics and became one of India’s most distinguished physicists.