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Sachin Tendulkar – First Indian To Score 30,000 Runs In All Forms Of Domestic And International Cricket

    Sachin Tendulkar, also known as the “Little Master” and “Master Blaster”, has scored the highest runs in the world in International cricket, and is...

Gopal Krishna Gokhale – The Great Indian Social Reformer and Political Leader who was Gandhi’s Political Guru

  Quick Facts Name: Gopal Krishna Gokhale Famous As: Social Reformer, Political Leader Birth Date: 9 May 1866 Birth Place: Kotluk, Ratnagiri District, Bombay Presidency, British India Died On: 19 February 1915 Nationality: Indian Parents: Krishna Rao...

Dhundiraj Govind Phalke – The Father of Indian Cinema

  Quick Facts Name: Dhundiraj Govind Phalke Also Known As: Dadasaheb Phalke, "Father of Indian Cinema" Famous As: Film Director, Producer, Screenwriter Birth Date: 30 April 1870 Birth Place: Trimbak, Nashik District, Maharashtra Died On: 16 February...

Dhondo Keshav Karve – The Great Indian Social Reformer who Pioneered Women’s Education in India and Set Up India’s First School for Widows and...

  Quick Facts Name: Dhondo Keshav Karve Also Known As: Maharishi Karve Famous As: The Pioneer of Widows Education in India Birth Date: 18 April 1858 Birth Place: Dapoli, Ratnagiri District, Maharashtra Died...

Akbar Padamsee – The Enigmatic Indian Artist Whose Painting Sold For Rs. 19 Crores ($2.9 Million)

  Quick Facts Name: Akbar Padamsee Famous As: Artist, Painter Birth Date: 12 April 1928 (Mumbai, Maharashtra) Nationality: Indian Parents: Hassan Padamsee and Jenabhai Awards: Lalit Kala Akademi Fellowship (1962), J.D. Rockefeller Fellowship (1965), Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship...

Jyotirao Govindrao Phule – The Great Indian Social Reformer Who Pioneered Women Education In India

  Quick Facts Full Name: Jyotirao Govindrao Phule Also Known As: Mahatma Phule, Jyotiba Phule, Jotiba Phule, Jotirao Phule Famous As: Social Activist, Social Reformer, Founder of Satyashodhak Samaj Birth Date:...

Harishchandra Sakharam Bhatavdekar – The Pioneer Filmmaker who made the First Film in India

  Quick Facts Full Name: Harishchandra Sakharam Bhatavdekar Also Known As: H.S. Bhatavdekar, Save Dada Famous As: India’s First Filmmaker and Exhibitor Birth Date: 15 March 1868 (Mumbai, Maharashtra) Died On:...

Vishnu Vāman Shirwādkar ‘Kusumagraj’ – The Eminent Poet, Playwright and Novelist, Who Was the Shakespeare of Marathi Literature

  Quick Facts Name: Vishnu Vāman Shirwādkar Better Known As: Kusumagraj Famous As: Poet Nationality: Indian Birth Date: 27 February 1912 (Pune, Maharashtra) Died On: 10 March 1999 Awards: Sahitya Akademi Award (1974), Jnanpith Award...

Ram Vanji Sutar – The Amazingly Talented Indian Sculptor Who Brings Legends To Life

  Quick Facts Name: Ram Vanji Sutar Famous As: Sculptor Nationality: Indian Birth Date: 19 February 1925 (Dhulia, Maharashtra) Awards: Padma Shri (1999), Padma Bhushan (2016) Spouse: Pramila Ram Sutar Children: Anil Sutar   Ram Vanji...

Namdeo Laxman Dhasal – A Poet who Found Poetry in those who have Suffered

  Quick Facts Name: Namdeo Laxman Dhasal Famous As: Poet, Activist Nationality: Indian Birth Date: 15 February 1949 (Khed, Maharashtra) Died On: 15 January 2014 Spouse: Malika Amar Sheikh Children: Ashutosh Awards: Padma Shri (1999), Lifetime...

Teesta Setalvad – Independent Journalist who Actively Seeks Justice and Peace in the Indian Nation

  Quick Facts Name: Teesta Setalvad Famous As: Journalist, Civil Rights Activist Nationality: Indian Birth Date: 9 February 1962 (Mumbai, Maharashtra) Awards: Padma Shri (2007) Parents: Atul Setalvad (Father), Sita Setalvad (Mother) Spouse: Javed Anand Children: Tamara...

Ramabai Ranade – Robust Supporter of Women’s Rights and Wife of Mahadev Ranade

  Quick Facts Name: Ramabai Ranade Famous As: Social Worker Known For: Women Education, Founding Seva Sadan Nationality: Indian Birth Date: 25 January 1863 (Satara District, Maharashtra) Died On: 25 January 1924   While talking about...

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