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Devi Prasad Shetty – The Eminent Surgeon Who Brought Cardiac Surgery Within Reach Of Everyone

  Quick Facts Name: Devi Prasad Shetty Famously Known As: Henry Ford of Heart Surgery Famous As: Cardiac Surgeon Birth Date: 8 May 1953 (Mangalore, Karnataka) Nationality: Indian Awards: Padma Bhushan (2012); Padma Shri...

Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay – The Great Indian Feminist who Set Up Many Institutions in India to Promote Arts, Crafts and Culture

  Quick Facts Name: Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay Also Known As: The Aesthetic Queen of India Famous As: Actress, Social Reformer, Freedom Fighter, Author Birth Date: 3 April 1903 (Mangalore, Karnataka) Died...

Udupi Ramachandra Rao – The Great Indian Scientist Who Launched India in Space with Aryabhata in 1975

  Quick Facts Name: Udupi Ramachandra Rao Also Known As: Prof. U.R. Rao, The Satellite Man of India Famous As: Space Scientist Birth Date: 10 March 1932 Birth Place: Adamaru Village, Udupi District,...

Sir Benegal Narsing Rau – The First Indian To Become A Judge at the International Court of Justice

  Quick Facts Name: Benegal Narsing Rau Also Known As: B.N. Rau Famous As: Civil Servant, Jurist Nationality: Indian Birth Date: 26 February 1887 (Mangalore, Karnataka) Died On: 30 November 1953   Sir Benegal Narsing...

Pandit Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi – The Famous Hindustani Classical Vocalist

    Quick Facts Name: Bhimsen Joshi Famous As: Vocalist Nationality: Indian Birth Date: 4 February 1922 (Ron, Gadag District, Karnataka) Died On: 24 January 2011 Awards: Padma Shri (1972), Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1976), Padma Bhushan...

Dr. Hanumappa Sudarshan – The Real Tribal Hero and Active Social Worker

  Quick Facts Name: Dr. Hanumappa Sudarshan Also Known As: Dr. Sudarshan Famous As: Social Worker Birth Date: 30 December 1950 Nationality: Indian Birth Place: Yemalur, Karnataka Awards: Rajyotsava State Award (1984), Right Livelihood Award (1994), Padma...

Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa – The Story of the Greatest Poet of Kannada Literature and Champion of Social Equality had Utter Passion for his Work

  Quick Facts Full Name: Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa Popularly Known As: Kuvempu Famous As: Novelist Birth Date: 29 December 1904 Died On: 11 November 1994 (aged 89) Nationality: Indian Birth Place: Chikmagalur District, Karnataka Awards: Sahitya...

Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar – The Yoga Teacher Who Took Yoga To The World

  Quick Facts Full Name: Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar Also Known As: B.K.S. Iyengar Known For: Iyengar Yoga Famous As: Yogacharya Birth Date: 14 December 1918 Died On: 20 August 2014 (aged 95) Nationality: Indian Birth...

Basti Vaman Shenoy – The Indefatigable Konkani Language Activist

  Quick Facts Full Name: Basti Vaman Madhav Shenoy Also Known As: Basti Vaman Shenoy Popularly Called: Vishwa Konkani Sardar Famous As: Konkani Activist Birth Date: 6 November 1934 Nationality: Indian Birth Place: Bantwal,...

Shakuntala Devi – The Amazing Indian Human Computer

  Quick Facts Name: Shakuntala Devi Famous As: The Human Computer Birth Date: 4 November 1929 Died On: 21 April 2013 Nationality: Indian Birth Place: Bengaluru, Karnataka Spouse: Paritosh Banerji Children: Anupama Banerjee   Shakuntala Devi was...

Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Laxman (R. K. Laxman) – The Common Man Cartoonist of India

  Quick Facts Name: Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Laxman Also Known As: R. K. Laxman Famous As: The Common Man Cartoonist Birth Date: 24 October 1921 Died On: 26 January 2015 in Pune,...

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