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Atal Bihari Vajpayee – The First Indian PM to Deliver a Speech in Hindi at the United Nations General Assembly in 1977

  Atal Bihari Vajpayee has the distinction of being the Prime Minister of India for three terms. The last one was from 1999 to 2004...

The Prodigy Of Words — Rabindranath Tagore, the First Asian to Win the Nobel Prize

  Who does not know about the Great Rabindranath Tagore in India? The person whom we remember every time we utter the lyrics of India’s...

Sumitranandan Pant – The Great Indian Poet of the “Chhayavaadi” School

  Quick Facts Name: Sumitranandan Pant Birth Name: Gosain Dutt Famous As: Poet Birth Date: 20 May 1900 (Bageshwar, Uttarakhand) Died On: 28 December 1977 Nationality: Indian Awards: Sahitya Akademi Award (1960); Padma Bhushan...

Pandita Ramabai – The First Indian Woman Who was a Feminist, Social Reformer and Educationist

  Quick Facts Full Name: Pandita Ramabai Saraswati Birth Name: Rama Dongre Famous As: Social Reformer, Feminist, Educationist Birth Date: 23 April 1858 Birth Place: Canara district, Madras Presidency, British India Died On: 5...

Mahadevi Verma – The Great Indian Poetess Who Left Her Indelible Mark In Indian Literature

  Quick Facts Name: Mahadevi Verma Also Known As: The Modern Meera Famous As: Novelist, Poet, Writer, Educationist Born On: 26 March 1907 (Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh) Died On: 11 September 1987 Nationality: Indian Awards:...

Sachchidananda Hirananda Vatsyayan ‘Agyeya’ – The Great Indian Revolutionary who made lasting contributions to Hindi Literature

  Quick Facts Full Name: Sachchidananda Hirananda Vatsyayan Pen Name: Ajneya Famous As: Writer, Critic, Revolutionary Birth Date: 7 March 1911  Birth Place: Kasya, Kushinagar District, Uttar Pradesh Died On: 4 April 1987 Nationality: Indian Awards:...

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...

Jibanananda Das – The Greatest Modern Poet of Bengal in the Post-Tagore Era

  Quick Facts Name: Jibanananda Das Famous As: Poet Nationality: Indian Birth Date: 17 February 1899  Birth Place: Barisal, Bengal Presidency, British India (now in Bangladesh) Died On: 22 October 1954 (aged 55) Awards: Sahitya...

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...

Sarojini Naidu – The Nightingale of India who Possessed the Fierceness of a Freedom Fighter along with the Sweetness of a Poet

  Quick Facts Name: Sarojini Naidu Also Known As: Nightingale of India Famous As: Poet, Freedom Fighter Nationality: Indian Birth Date: 13 February 1879 (Hyderabad) Died On: 2 March 1949 Parents: Aghorenath Chattopadhyay (Father), Barada...

Subhash Mukhopadhyay – Indian Poet who Bridged a Root Between Poetry and Politics

  Quick Facts Name: Subhash Mukhopadhyay Also Known As: Podatik Kobi Famous As: Poet Nationality: Indian Birth Date: 12 February 1919 (Krishnanagar, West Bengal) Died On: 8 July 2003 Awards: Sahitya Akademi Award (1964), Jnanpith Award (1991), Padma...

Kavi Pradeep – A Poet Who Had Patriotism Running Through His Veins

  Quick Facts Name: Ramchandra Narayanji Dwivedi Popularly Known As: Kavi Pradeep Famous As: Poet, Songwriter Nationality: Indian Birth Date: 6 February 1915 (Badnagar, Madhya Pradesh) Died On: 11 December 1998 Awards: Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1961), BFJA Award...

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