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This chemist and X-ray crystallographer’s work is integral to the study of molecular structures of DNA, RNA, coal and graphite.
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German-language novelist Franz Kafka blended realism with fantasy. His stories evoke the anxieties felt by many in 20th-century Europe and North America.
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Recipient of Padma Shri, this artist is known for his murals, terracottas, sculptures, toys and children’s books.
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In 1978, author Anita Desai received the Sahitya Akademi Award for her novel Fire on the Mountain and in 1983 was conferred the Guardian Fiction Prize.
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Renowned artist Ganesh Pyne developed an individual style of poetic surrealism, around Bengali folklore and mythology.
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Renowned modern Indian artist, Ramkinker Baij, was a key figure of the school of contextual modernism. He was conferred the Padma Bhushan Award in 1970.
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This remarkable American explorer is widely credited for having first reached the North Pole, though his ex-colleague Frederick Cook and several others since then had disputed Peary’s claim.
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Social reformer Pandita Ramabai Sarasvati tirelessly worked to promote education and emancipation of women during late 19th and 20th centuries.
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One of the groundbreaking Indian painters of his generation, Sayed Haider Raza is known for rich and colourful abstracts in oil and acrylic, replete with icons of Indian cosmology as well as philosophy.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
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With six driver’s titles under his belt, this Formula One champion has the highest tally among the world’s best racers and is a step behind Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of seven titles.
By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 02:08 PM IST
Known for classics Devdas, Pather Dabi, and Srikanta, this 20th century author’s novels, novellas & short stories make him one of Bengal’s most prolific man of letters.