A. N. D. Haksar Aditya Narayan Dhairyasheel Haksar (born December 3, 1933) is a well known translator of Sanskrit classics into English.
Adi M. Sethna Lt. Gen. Adi Meherji Sethna PVSM Padma Bhushan was an Indian Army officer who was the Vice-Chief of Army Staff.
Aditya Shrivastava Aditya Srivastava (born July 21, 1968 in Allahabad, India) is an Indian film and television actor.
Alvin Robert Cornelius Chief Justice Alvin "Bobby" Robert Cornelius (Urdu: الوین رابرٹ كورنيليس; May 8, 1903 — December 21, 1991), HPk, was the Pakistani jurist, legal philosopher and judge, serving as the 4th Chi...
Amarnath Jha Amarnath Jha was the Vice Chancellor of University of Allahabad and Banaras Hindu University and son Sir Ganganath Jha, a great scholar of Sanskrit but he equally learned in Persian, Urdu, Ben...
Arjun Singh Arjun Singh (5 November 1930 – 4 March 2011) was an Indian politician from the Indian National Congress party.
Arun Kumar Purwar Arun Kumar Purwar, also known as A. K. Purwar, became the chairman of the State Bank of India in 2002.
Ashok Kumar (cinematographer) Ashok Kumar (born Ashok Kumar Aggarwal) is an Indian cinematographer who has worked in over 60 feature films mainly in South Indian languages.
B. B. Lal Braj Basi Lal (born May 2, 1921 ), better known as B. B. Lal, is a renowned Indian archaeologist.
B. C. Khanduri Maj. Gen. (Retd) Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri, AVSM,; (born 1 October 1934) is an Indian politician.
Basanti Dulal Nagchaudhuri Basanti Dulal Nagchaudhuri (6 September 1917 - 25 June 2006) was an Indian physicist and academic, and a scientific advisor to the Government of India.
Bhagwati Charan Verma Bhagwati Charan Verma (भगवती चरण वर्मा) (August 30, 1903 -October 5, 1981), was one of the leading writers in Hindi.
Camille Bulcke Camille Bulcke (1 September 1909, Ramskapelle, Belgium -17 August 1982, New Delhi, India), was a Belgian Jesuit missionary in India, who attained pre-eminence in the Hindi language and came to b...
Chaman Lal Gupta Chaman Lal Gupta is a former minister of state in the Government of India.
Chandra Shekhar Singh Chandra Shekhar (चन्द्रशेखर ) (1 July 1927 - 8 July 2007) was the eighth Prime Minister of India.
Chandradhar Sharma Guleri Chandradhar Sharma ' Guleri ' (1883–1922), was a writer and scholar of Hindi, Sanskrit, Prakrit and Pali from Jaipur, India,.
Chittaranjan Mitra Chittaranjan Mitra, popularly known as CR Mitra and CRM, was an Indian scientist who is best remembered as the second Director of the Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani...
Dharamvir Bharati Dr. Dharamvir Bharati (धर्मवीर भारती) (25 December 1926 – 4 September 1997) was a renowned Hindi poet, author, playwright and a social thinker of India.
Dharma Vira Padma Vibhushan Dharma Vira, OBE, ICS (20 January 1906 – 16 September 2000) was a former governor of Punjab, West Bengal and Karnataka and a former Cabinet Secretary of the Government of India.
Firaq Gorakhpuri Raghupati Sahay, better known under his pen name Firaq Gorakhpuri, was a writer, critic, and, according to one commentator, one of the most noted contemporary Urdu poets from India.
Ganesh Prasad Ganesh Prasad (1876 – 1935) was an Indian mathematician who specialized in the theory of potentials, theory of functions of a real variable, Fourier series and the theory of surfaces.
Giovanni Verardi Giovanni Verardi (born 1947) has been a professor at the Università L’Orientale of Naples, Italy, where he has been teaching Art and Archaeology of Central Asia and Art and Archaeology of India.
Girish Chandra Saxena Girish Chandra 'Gary' Saxena is a former governor of Jammu and Kashmir state in India.
Harish-Chandra Harish-Chandra FRS (Harish Chandra Mehrotra 11 October 1923 – 16 October 1983) was an Indian American mathematician and physicist who did fundamental work in representation t...
Hasan Askari Muhammad Hasan Askari (Urdu: محمد حسن عسکری) (1978–1919) was a scholar, critic, writer and linguist of modern Urdu.
Ila Pant Ila Pant is an Indian politician and former member of Lok Sabha from Uttarakhand state in India.
J. S. Verma Jagdish Sharan Verma (J. S. Verma) (born January 18, 1933) was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India from 25-March-1997 until his retirement on 18-January-1998.
Jagdish Sharan Verma Jagdish Sharan Verma (J. S. Verma) (18 January 1933 – 22 April 2013) served as the 27th Chief Justice of India from 25 March 1997 until his retirement on 18 January 1998.
K. Banerjee K. Banerjee (15 September 1900–30 April 1975) is a common name of Professor Kedareswar Banerjee who was a pioneer X-ray crystallographer and Director of Indian Association for the Cultivation of...
Kailash Nath Katju Kailash Nath Katju (K. N. Katju) (June 17, 1887, Jaora - February 17, 1968) was a prominent politician of India.
Kamleshwar Kamleshwar (कमलेश्वर; –) was a prominent 20th-century Hindi writer, and scriptwriter for Hindi cinema and television.
Kedareswar Banerjee Kedareswar Banerjee (September 15, 1900 – April 30, 1975) was an X-ray crystallographer and director of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata.
Keshari Nath Tripathi Keshari Nath Tripathi is a former speaker of Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly and president of Uttar Pradesh state unit of Bharatiya Janata Party.He was born on 10 November 1934 at Allahabad...
Khwaja Abdul Hamied Dr. K. A. Hamied (1898-1972) was an Indian nationalist and anti-imperialist scientist who founded Cipla, India's oldest pharmaceutical company in 1935.
Krishna Kumar Sharma Krishna Kumar Sharma "Betaab" (1924 Muzaffarnagar – 2001 New Delhi) was a prominent activist in the Indian Independence Movement.
Krishna Prakash Bahadur Krishna Prakesh Bahadur is an Indian writer from Allahabad, India who published a large number of books, including many, on history, philosophy and poetry.
Krishnaswamy Sundarji General Krishnaswamy Sundarji (28 April 1930 – 8 February 1999), was India's Chief of Army staff from 1986 to 1988.
Kshetresa Chandra Chattopadhyaya Kshetresa Chandra Chattopadhyaya (क्षेत्रेश चंद्र चट्टोपाध्याय) (1896–1974) was a distinguished scholar of Sanskrit from India.
Lal Mani Joshi Lal Mani Joshi (July 27, 1935, Kumaon Hills, Uttarakhand, India - July 16, 1984, Delhi, India) was an eminent Buddhist scholar and professor of Comparative Religions and Buddhist Studies in a nu...
Madan Lal Khurana Madan Lal Khurana (born October 15, 1936) is an Indian politician and former Chief Minister of Delhi.
Madan Mohan Malaviya Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya (पंडित मदन मोहन मालवीय) (1861–1946) was an Indian educationist and politician notable for his role in the Indian independence movement and his espousal of Hindu nati...
Mahadevi Varma Mahadevi Varma (Hindi: महादेवी वर्मा) best known as an outstanding Hindi poet, was a freedom fighter, woman's activist and educationist from India.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (12 January 1918 – 5 February 2008) was born Mahesh Prasad Varma and obtained the honorific Maharishi (meaning "Great Seer") and Yogi as an adult.
Majnun Gorakhpuri Ahmad Siddiq, knows by his pen name Majnun Gorakhpuri, was an Urdu short story writer, poet and literary critic.
Markandey Katju Justice Markandey Katju is the Chairman, Press Council of India.
Mohammed Fazal Mohammed Fazal (born July 2, 1922) was the Governor of Maharashtra from October 10, 2002 to December 5, 2004.
Mohan Upreti Mohan Upreti (1925–1997) was an Indian theatre director, playwright and a music composer, considered one of the pioneers in Indian theatre music.
Mohsin Zaidi Mohsin Zaidi (1935 – 2003) was an Urdu poet ('Shayar') who used to write by the pen name 'Mohsin'.
Mrinal Pande Mrinal Pande (born 1946) is an Indian television personality, journalist and author, and till recently chief editor of Hindi Daily, Hindustan.
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi (मुख्तार अब्बास नकवी,مختار عباس نقوی) is vice-president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and former Indian federal minister.
Murli Manohar Joshi Murli Manohar Joshiis an Indian politician and a leading member of the Bharatiya Janata Party of which he became the President. Later he became the Union Human Resources Development minister of India in the NDA regime.
N. D. Tiwari Narayan Dutt Tiwari (born 18 October 1925) is an Indian politician affiliated with the Indian National Congress party.
Narendra Deva Acharya Narendra Deva (1889–1956) was one of the leading theorists of the Congress Socialist Party in India.
Nawab Sir Ziauddin Ahmed Sir Ziauddin Ahmed 'Zuberi' (February 13, 1878 - December 23, 1947) was born in 1877 at Meerut in the renowned Zubairi (Kamboh) family of India and was an eminent scholar and Rector of Aligarh ...
Neeraj Roy Neeraj Roy (born August 13, 1967) is an Indian businessman, and the Managing Director and CEO of Hungama Digital Media Entertainment, which own Hungama.com and Bollywood Hungama, and Managing Di...
Nikhil Kumar Nikhil Kumar (निखिल कुमार) (born 15 July 1941) is an Indian politician who was Governor of Nagaland from 2009 to 2013 and Governor of Kerala from 2013 to 2014.
P. C. Gupta Prakash Chandra Gupta was a professor of English and a prolific writer both in Hindi and English.
P. K. Kaul Pratap Kishen Kaul (1929 - March 2, 2007) was an Indian Civil Services officer and held several secretarial positions in the Indian Administrative Services.
P. N. Haksar Parmeshwar Narayan Haksar (4 September 1913 – 25 November 1998) was an Indian bureaucrat and diplomat, best known for his six-year stint as Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's principal secretary (19...
Pandit Narendra Sharma Pandit Narendra Sharma (Hindi: पडिंत नरेन्द्र शर्मा) (1913 - February 11, 1989) was an Indian writer, poet and lyricist in Hindi language.
Pankaj Mishra Pankaj Mishra (born 1969, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India) is a noted Indian essayist and novelist.
Parmeshwar Narayan Haksar Parmeshwar Narayan Haksar (परमेश्वर नारायण हक्सर) (1913–1998) was a strategist in the process to achieve political democracy of independent India.
Prabhu Lal Bhatnagar Prabhu Lal Bhatnagar (8 August 1912 – 5 October 1976), commonly addressed as P. L. Bhatnagar, was an Indian mathematician known for his contribution to the Bhatnagar–Gross–Krook operator u...
Prem Chand Pandey Prem Chand Pandey is an Indian scientist and academic in the fields of Satellite Oceanography, Remote Sensing, Atmospheric Science, Antarctic and Climate Change.
Prriya Raj Prriya Raj is an Indian businessperson and cartoonist.
R. N. Kao Rameshwar Nath Kao (10 May 1918 – 20 January 2002) was a spymaster and the first chief of India's external intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) from its founding in 1969 to...
Rafiq Husain Rafiq Husain born Syed Rafiq Husain (14 May 1913 – 31 December 1990) was an Urdu writer, poet and critic from India.
Rafiq Hussain Dr Rafiq Hussain (14 May 1913 – 31 December 1990) was an Urdu writer, poet and critic from India.
Raghunath Vinayak Dhulekar Pandit Raghunath Vinayak Dhulekar (born 7 January 1891, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh — 1980) was a prominent Indian freedom fighter from Uttar Pradesh who took an active part in the Quit India Movement...
Rajendra Kumar Acharya Rajendra Kumar Acharya, (राजेन्द्रकुमार आचार्य) is a district judge and former Director of Judgement Execution Directorate, Supreme Court of Nepal, and is currently doing PhD in Law of tort to...
Rajendra Kumari Bajpai Dr. Rajendra Kumari Bajpai (8 February 1925 - 17 July 1999) was an Indian National Congress politician, a former Union Minister of India and former Lieutenant Governor of Pondicherry.
Rajendra Singh Rajendra Singh (born 6 August 1959) is a well-known water conservationist from Alwar district, Rajasthan in India.
Ram Niwas Mirdha Ram Niwas Mirdha (24 August 1924 – 29 January 2010) was an Indian politician from Rajasthan.
Rochunga Pudaite Rochunga Pudaite (born 1927) is an Indian minister of Hmar descent who translated the Bible into the Hmar language and in 1971 founded Bibles for the World.
Rustom K. S. Ghandhi Vice Admiral Rustom Khushro Shapoorjee Ghandhi, PVSM, Vr.C., I.N. Ret., son of Khushro Shapoorjee Ghandhi and Dina Dhunjishah Amroliwalla, was born at Jabalpur, India, on 1 July 1924.
S. C. Jamir Sanayangba Chubatoshi Jamir (born October 17, 1931) is an Indian politician, who served as the Governor of Maharashtra, Governor of Gujarat and Governor of Goa.
S.C. Jamir Senayangba Chubatoshi Jamir is an Indian politician, who served as the Chief Minister of Nagaland, Governor of Maharashtra, Governor of Gujarat and Governor of Goa.
Saiyid Nurul Hasan Saiyid Nurul Hasan (1921-1993) was an eminent Indian historian and an elder statesman in the Government of India.
Sandeep Nath Sandeep Nath is an Indian writer and film lyricist in Bollywood.
Sarat Pujari Sarat Pujari (born 8 August 1934, Nayagarh, Orissa) is an Indian film actor in Oriya film industry (Ollywood).
Sardar Amir Azam Khan Sardar Amir Azam (October 1912 - 1976) was a Pakistani politician and entrepreneur.
Sarveshwar Dayal Saxena Sarveshwar Dayal Saxena (September 15, 1927 – September 24, 1983) was a noted Hindi writer, poet, columnist and playwright.
Satish Bahadur Satish Bahadur, born 26 November 1925 at Moradabad, India, died: 23 July 2010 in Pune, India, was Professor of Film Appreciation (1963–83) at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, In...
Satyendra Narayan Sinha Satyendra Narayan Sinha (सत्येन्द्र नारायण सिन्हा) (also transliterated as Satyendra Narayan Singh) (12 July 1917 – 4 September 2006) was an Indian statesman, participant in the Indian independe...
Shamsur Rahman Faruqi Shamsur Rahman Faruqi (born January 15, 1935) is an Indian poet and one of the leading Urdu critics and theorists.
Shankar Dayal Sharma Shankar Dayal Sharma (19 August 1918 – 26 December 1999) was the ninth President of India, serving from 1992 to 1997.
Singh Bandhu Singh Bandhu is an Indian musical duo composed of brothers Tejpal Singh and Surinder Singh leading classical music exponents, who performed both Hindustani classical music and Sikh m...
Sitakant Mahapatra Sitakant Mahapatra (born September 17, 1937) is a notable Indian poet and literary critic in Oriya as well as English.
Sri Sadiq Ali Sadiq Ali (1910–2001) Born in 1910 in Udaipur in Rajasthan, was a freedom fighter.
Sudhir Dar Sudhir Dar is an Indian cartoonist, one of the 'second generation' of editorial cartoonists, active mainly from the 1960s to the 1980s, which included R. K. Laxman, Abu Abraham, O. V. Vijayan an...
Surendra Singh Panwar Brigadier Surendra Singh Panwar (19 October 1919 - 29 April 2002) served as an artillery officer in the Indian Army.
Surya Bahadur Thapa Surya Bahadur Thapa (सूर्य बहादुर थापा born March 21, 1928) is a Nepalese politician.
Sushil Chandra Varma Sushil Chandra Varma (24 February 1926 - 6 October 2011) was an Indian politician.
Tigmanshu Dhulia Tigmanshu Dhulia is an Indian film director, actor, screenwriter, and casting director. Dil Se.., for which he wrote the screenplay, was the first Hindi movie to chart in the UK top ten.
Udit Raj Udit Raj is an Indian Social Activist and member of National Executive of Bharatiya Janata Party.
V. C. Pande Vinod Chandra Pande was an Indian Civil Servant of the Rajasthan Cadre, and was, notably, Cabinet Secretary in 1989–1990.
V. N. Khare Vishweshwar Nath Khare was the 33rd Chief Justice of India, serving from December 19, 2002 to May 2, 2004.
V. P. Singh Vishwanath Pratap Singh (25 June 1931 – 27 November 2008) was the seventh Prime Minister of India and the 41st Raja Bahadur of Manda.
Vibhuti Narain Rai Vibhuti Narain Rai (born 28 November 1951) is a police officer and author from India.
Vidya Niwas Mishra Vidya Niwas Mishra (1926–2005) was a scholar, a noted Hindi-Sanskrit littérateur, and a journalist.
Vijay Bahuguna Vijay Bahuguna, was the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, is son of Late Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna who was a freedom fighter and eminent politician in India.
Vikas Swarup Vikas Swarup (विकास स्वरूप; Urdu: وکاس سوروپ) is an Indian novelist and diplomat who has served in Turkey, the United States, Ethiopia, the United Kingdom, South Africa and Japan, best known fo...
Vimla Varma Vimla Verma (born July 1, 1929) was a political and social worker and a Member of Parliament elected from the Seoni constituency in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh being a Indian National Con...
Vimla Verma Vimla Verma (born July 1, 1929) is a political and social worker and a Member of Parliament elected from the Seoni constituency in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh being a Indian National Cong...
Vishal Mangalwadi Vishal Mangalwadi (born 1949) is an Indian Christian philosopher, writer, lecturer, and social reformer.
Y. P. Varshni Y.P. Varshni (born 1932) is a scientist in the areas of physics and astrophysics.