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Chandragupta Maurya

Nationality: Ancient Indian Known to be: Ruler Born: 340 BCE Died: 298 BCE Chandragupta Maurya, the founder of the Maurya empire, was one of the earliest men under whose
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Birbal, Mahesh Das

Nationality: Medieval Indian Known to be: Poet, Singer, Administrator, Diplomat Born: 1528 AD Died: 1586 AD Birbal was one of the nine jewels at Emperor Akbar’s court. Like Abul...
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Annie Besant

Nationality: British Indian. Known to be: Social Reformer, Political Reformer Born: October 1, 1847, London Died: September 20, 1933 Annie Besant was one of the most prominent leaders who...
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B.R. Ambedkar, Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, Baba Sahab Bhimrao Ambedkar

Nationality: Indian Known to be: Social Reformer, Jurist, Economist, Politician Born: 14 April 1891, Mhow (now in Madhya Pradesh) Died: 6 December 1956, Delhi B.R. Ambedkar was a leading...
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Henry Louis Vivian Derozio

Nationality: British Indian Known to be: Poet, Reformer Born: April18, 1809, Calcutta Died: December26, 1831, Calcutta Henry Louis Vivian Derozio was a great social reformer, a poet of English...
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Lala Hardayal

Nationality: British Indian Known to be: Revolutionist, Freedom fighter Born: October 14, 1884, Delhi Died: March 4, 1939, Philadelphia Lala Hardayal, was a revolutionary and a great freedom fighter...
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Dandin

Nationality: Ancient Indian Known to be: Writer, Poet Lived: 6th and early 7th centuries Dandin is one of the greatest literary figures in Sanskrit language. He flourished in...
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Saint Tukaram, Tukaram Vhilhoba Ambe

Nationality: Medieval Indian Known to be: Saint, Poet Born: 1577 (1598), Dehu village near Pune Died: 1650 AD Tukaram was a great saint and Bhakti poet of Maharastra. He...
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Vishakhadatta

Nationality: Ancient Indian Known to be: Poet Vishakhadatta was a great Sanskrit poet and playwright of Gupta age. He points out his father’s name as Maharaja Bhaskaradatta...
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Mirabai

Nationality: Medieval Indian Known to be: Poet, Saint Born: 1498 CE, Kurki, district Pali, Rajasthan, India Died: 1546 CE, Dwarka, Gujarat No account of the Bhakti Movement, especially of...
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Jyotiba Phule

Nationality: British Indian Known to be: Social Reformer, Educationist Born: April 11, 1827, Khanwadi, Pune, British India (present-day Maharashtra, India) Died: November 28, 1890, Pune, British India (present-day...
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Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

Nationality: British Indian Known to be: Writer, Reformer, Lecturer Born: September 26, 1820, Birsingha Village, Bengal Presidency, India, (now in Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal, India) Died: July 29,...
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Bimbisara

Nationality: Ancient Indian Known to be: Ruler Born: c. 558 BCE Died: c. 491 BCE The story of prominence and political-cultural ascendency of Magadha Mahajadanapada, one of the most...
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Baba Farid

Nationality: Medieval India, Poet Known to be: Sufi Master Born: April 4, 1179, Kothewal, Multan, Punjab, Ghurid Sultanate (present-day Pakistan) Died: October 17, 1265, Pakpattan, Punjab, Delhi Sultanate...
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Ajita Kesakambali

Nationality: Ancient Idian Known to be: Heretical Teacher, Philosopher Lived: 6th Century B.C. Ajita Kesakambala was an ancient Indian philosopher in the 6th century BC. He is considered...
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Mahavira, Nigantha Nataputta, Nigantha Jnataputta, Vardhamana, Vir, Ativir, Sanmati

Nationality: Ancient Indian Known to be: Heretical Teacher, Philosopher Born: Thirteenth day of the rising moon of Chaitra in the Vira Nirvana Samvat calendar in 599 BC...
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Pakkudha Kacayana

Nationality: Ancient Indian Known to be: Ascetic Teacher, Heretical Teacher, Philosopher Lived: 5th or 4th century BC Pakudha Kaccāyana was an Indian Brahmin ascetic teacher who lived around...
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Sanjaya Belatthaputta, Sanjaya Vairatiputra

Nationality: Ancient Indian Known to be: Ascetic Teacher, Heretical Leader Born: Around the 6th or 5th century BCE Sanjaya Vairatiputra was an Indian ascetic teacher who lived around...
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Womesh Chandra Bonnerjee, Umesh Chandra Banerjee

Nationality: British Indian Known to be: Nationalist Born: December 29, 1844, Calcutta Died: 1906 AD, England Womesh Chandra Bonnerjee, an icon of nationalism and national movement of independence, was...
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Saint Namdev, Namdeo

Nationality: Medieval India Known to be: Poet, Saint Born: 1270, Maharashtra, India Died: 1350, Location disputed Saint Namdev, an eminent poet-saint of Maharashtra. Was a leading and celebrated personality...
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