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Indrani Rahman – First Miss India to Participate in Miss Universe Contest in 1952

    Two of the top international beauty pageants are Miss Universe and Miss World. Femina magazine owned by the Times of India Group had been...

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...

Major H.P.S. Ahluwalia – The First Indian To Climb Mount Everest

    Mount Everest is tallest mountain peak in the world at a height of about 8.848 meters above sea level. The peak was named after...

Sukumar Bose – The Great Indian Artist and Painter Who Helped Spread Indian Art Across the World

  Quick Facts Name: Sukumar Bose Famous As: Artist, Painter Birth Date: 12 May 1912 (Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh) Died On: 10 November 1986 Nationality: Indian Parents: Sanat Kumar Bose (Father), Bina Pani Bose...

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...

Manna Dey – The Great Indian Playback Singer Whose Career Spanned Seven Decades

  Quick Facts Name: Prabodh Chandra Dey Popularly Known As: Manna Dey Famous As: Playback Singer Birth Date: 1 May 1919 (Kolkata, West Bengal) Died On: 24 October 2013 Nationality: Indian Parents: Purna Chandra Dey (Father), Mahamaya (Mother) Spouse: Sulochana Kumaran Children: Daughters...

Ustad Allarakha Qureshi – The Great Indian Tabla Maestro Who Popularized Tabla All Over The World

  Quick Facts Name: Alla Rakha Qureshi Also Known As: Ustad Allah Rakha Famous As: Tabla Maestro Birth Date: 29 April 1919 Birth Place: Ghagwal, Jammu and Kashmir, British India Died On: 3 February...

Ustad Bismillah Khan – The Great Indian Musician Maestro Who Popularized Shehnai Across The World

  Quick Facts Name: Bismillah Khan Birth Name: Qamruddin Khan Famous As: Shehnai Player, Musician Birth Date: 21 March 1916 Birth Place: Dumraon, Buxar District, Bihar Died On: 21 August 2006 Nationality: Indian Awards: Bharat Ratna (2001);...

Phanishwar Nath ‘Renu’ – The Great Hindi Writer Who is Ranked Next to Munshi Premchand

  Quick Facts Name: Phanishwar Nath 'Renu' Birth Name: Fanindranath Mukhopadhaya Famous As: Writer, Novelist Nationality: Indian Birth Date: 4 March 1921  Birth Place: Village - Aurahi Hingna, Araria district, Bihar Died On: 11 April...

Uppalapu Srinivas – aka Mandolin Srinivas, The Mozart of Classical Carnatic Indian Music

  Quick Facts Name: Uppalapu Srinivas Also Known As: Mandolin Srinivas Famous As: Musician Nationality: Indian Birth Date: 28 February 1969 (Palakollu, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh) Died On: 19 September 2014 Awards:...

Protul Chandra Sorcar – The Greatest Indian Magician Who Enthralled the World with ‘Indrajal’ – the Magic from India

  Quick Facts Name: Protul Chandra Sorcar Also Known As: P. C. Sorcar Famous As: Magician Nationality: Indian Birth Date: 23 February 1913 Birth Place: Tangail, Bengal, British India (now in Bangladesh) Died On:...

Sayed Haider Raza – The Modernist Indian Painter Whose Paintings Sold for More Than 3 Million Dollars

  Quick Facts Name: Sayed Haider Raza Also Known As: S. H. Raza Famous As: Painter Nationality: Indian Birth Date: 22 February 1922 Birth Place: Babaria, Narsinghpur, Madhya Pradesh Died On: 23 July...

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