Today in New Delhi, India
Nov 18, 2019-Monday
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Inspiring lives

  • Nov 14, 2019 18:33
    As the first Prime Minister, he steered India through numerous challenges and laid the foundation for growth in the industrial, economic, infrastructural and other spheres. His famous Independence-eve speech evoked the spirit of a free nation. read more
  • Nov 13, 2019 17:09
    Ranked the world’s highest-paid athlete by Forbes this year, he was the recipient of Ballon d’Or five times, FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball twice and six European Golden Shoes. read more
  • Nov 11, 2019 16:59
    This renowned ornithologist and naturalist, was the first Indian to conduct systematic bird surveys across the country. He was a key figure in Bombay Natural History Society and was helped create the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary and the Ranganathittu Bird... read more
  • Nov 08, 2019 16:57
    This social reformer was also a notable educationalist and a poet from Maharashtra. She dedicated her life to abolish Sati, child marriage and caste discriminations. She founded a school for girls at Bhide Wada, Pune, in 1848, and several others. read more
  • Nov 07, 2019 19:56
    This exemplary mathematician and aerospace engineer is regarded as the father of fluid dynamics research in India. He is most well known for leading India’s space programme to soaring success. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in the year 1981. read more
  • Nov 06, 2019 19:11
    This athlete has kept the tricolour flying high. The bronze medal she won at the World Athletics Championship in 2003 made her the only Indian to win a medal at that level. read more
  • Nov 05, 2019 19:49
    Considered to be the Father of Indian Renaissance, this multifaceted social, religious and educational reformer is renowned for his pioneering role in opposing practices like Sati, child marriage and social divisions and for advocating education. read more
  • Nov 04, 2019 15:37
    One of the most successful doubles players in tennis history with 18 Grand Slam titles, including eight in doubles and 10 in mixed doubles, he received most of India’s highest honours for excellence in sport such as Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna... read more
  • Nov 04, 2019 15:36
    This nuclear physicist who made vital contributions to quantum theory and cosmic radiation was the first chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of India set up in 1948. read more
  • Nov 01, 2019 17:02
    Novelist, journalist, diplomat and lawyer, he is today best known for his literary works. Winner of Padma Vibhushan and Sahitya Akademi Fellowship, he wrote his most notable work, Train to Pakistan, recounting his experiences of the partition of Ind... read more
  • Oct 31, 2019 16:21
    This iconic figure of India’s freedom movement is often referred to as the Iron Man and the Unifier of India, for playing a pivotal role in the integration of more than 500 princely states to form a new and united India post independence. read more
  • Oct 24, 2019 16:21
    This master political cartoonist was renowned for You Said It, a funny and witty comic strip with its protagonist, the Common Man symbolising the daily predicament of every Indian. read more
  • Oct 23, 2019 19:24
    This member of the three Brazilian squads which won the World Cup (1958, 1962, 1970) was also one of the two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the Century award. He was honoured with the title of Athlete of the Century by the International Olympic... read more
  • Oct 22, 2019 19:41
    This Jamaican musician popularised reggae on the global stage. He promoted social justice, social change, love and peace. Generations were influenced by his unique style and message. read more
  • Oct 21, 2019 12:39
    This brilliant Hindustani classical vocalist was legendary in the khayal form and devotional music. His spontaneity and fast-paced taans (improvised fast-tempo musical notes) have enriched the Kirana Gharana with his own distinctive stamp. read more