- Cinema and Music
- Science&Technolgy and Mathematics
- Philosophy and Religions
The following is a list of popular persons of India, who are internationally popular, whom the Indians and the people all over the world will remember for ever:1. Mahatma Gandhi/Mohandas Karam Chand Gandhi –
popularly known as the father of the nation/India-who took active part in freedom struggle against the British rule in India and paved the way to independence.2. Jawaharlal Nehru–
the first Prime Minister of India-who took India in the path of growth by Five Year Plans.3. Indira Gandhi–
the first and the only lady Prime Minister of India till date, who led India in crucial moments- who nationalized commercial banks in India and made a revolution in the field of banking from Class Banking to Mass Banking.4. Mother Theresa–
a Nobel Prize winner-social worker who dedicated her body and soul for the sick people, especially for those affected by leprosy.5. Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam–
An atomic engineer –a non-political- Ex-President of India- known for his simplicity and dedication to the nation as a whole and the field of education in particular. He came to the Rashtrabathi Bhavan while taking charge as the President of India with only two suitcases with his attire and returned after relinquishing office with the same personal luggage. He is still working for the students of engineering in India.6. A.R. Rahman–
“The Man of Music”- who is with a long list of awards received including ‘Two Oscar awards’ recently for his achievement in the field of music
7. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar–
One of the best batsmen in Cricket, holding the records for the most cumulative runs in One-Day Internationals, and the most number of centuries scored in both One-day Internationals and Test cricket.
8. Viswanathan Anand–
Indian Chess Grandmaster and Undisputed World Chess Champion in 2007 and 2008.
9. Swamy Vivekananda–
a Philosopher, who spread the rare and the best of Indian thinking to western countries.
A Special Oscar Award winner in film direction, who showed the interiors of India to the entire world.
11. Mukesh Ambani & Anil Ambani-
Business Magnets of Reliance and two of the India’s/World’s richest persons, who are making their father Dhurubai Ambani’s dreams into reality. Today every common man and woman in India is having a mobile phone, due to introduction of mobile phones in a cheap and easy way.
12. Narain Karthikeyan–
Achiever in Formula one car race in International levels-Now he is an A1GP Driver13. Kapildev–
A good cricket player all rounder and captain who brought World cup to India in the year 1983
14. Sivaji Ganesan–
who was not having basic school education- acted in 281 films mostly in Tamil-became the model in action in films He was awarded the prestigious title of Chevalier , the Order of Arts and Literature by the Ministry of Culture, Government of France.15. JRD Tata–
who developed steel industry and various other industries in India
16. BK Birla –
who developed many industries in India comparable to Tata
17. Sir CV Raman/Chandrasekar Venkata Raman–
A famous Indian Physicist and Nobel Laureate in Physics for his research and findings on the molecular scattering of light and for the discovery of the Raman Effect which is named after him.
18. Srinivasan Ramanujam–
a popular Indian Mathematics Genius who was proved to be faster than the computers in calculating during his times
What about Kunal Nayyar ?? He's famous too !
Thank you for your comment. Actually the list is not exhaustive. We can have some more lists too. Really Amitabh is an acheiver of India and as you said his name will have a place in such lists of Indians.
There are Indians like Narayana Murthy of Infosys to be added in the list who have acheived in Indian IT field, such as Azim Premji of Wipro.