Famous Indian Personalities - Everyone Should Know About

Famous Indian Personalities - Everyone Should Know About

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36 episodes


If we ask about the most famous Indian personalities to kids today, a lot of times we may end up hearing the names of some Indian celebrities, film stars, or even businessmen. While these individuals have their own importance, but we all fail to recall the greatest and selfless Indians who have done wonders and re-written the history and future of our mother nation India. 

Famous Indian Personalities is a podcast based on extraordinary people of India that includes names like of Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Mother Teresa, Dr. Ambedkar, Sachin Tendulkar, etc. - who have done extraordinary service to our nation and society at large, with some even coming from not so privileged or wealthy backgrounds. The show gets together all those popular Indians who made India a better place today. It is extremely important for every Indian to know about these greatest Indians and to look up to as a source of inspiration. 

The unique feature of this podcast is the lesser known and rare references of each personality- be it their childhood, education, adult life, or the trigger point in their life. Tune into the podcast to listen to the stories of such important and famous Indian personalities is likely going to leave a positive impression on the minds and hearts of everyone, thereby bringing all closer to Indian history, our culture, and our Indian values.

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11 April 2022

Lata Mangeshkar

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Lata Mangeshkar, famouly called "Swar Kokila" "Queen of Melody" "Voice of the Millennium" etc., was born as an eldest child to Pt Deena Nath Mangeshkar, a singer of acclaim. She along with her siblings Asha, Usha, Meena and Hridaynaath, started learning music from their father at a very early age. She lost her father at an age of 13 years and started to sing in films to make a living. After earlier struggle, she managed to become he most popular female playback singer of the country. Having sung in more than 36 Indian and international languages, she he won many rewards and recognitions for her accomplishment in music. Listen in to know more about this leading singer of bollywood. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/chimesradio See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31 March 2022

Chittranjan Das

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This famous Indian was also known as "Deshbandhu" which means friend of the nation. Chittranjan Das was a freedom fighter, Lawyer and i poet. Das was the first recipient of Bharat Ratan. He was the founder of Swaraj party along side Motilal Nehru.  He was born in a family associated to Brahmo Samaj. After completing his degree form Presidency College Calcutta, he went to London to study Law. There he met with Indian freedom fighters like Sri Aurobindo, Sarojini Naidu, and Dadabhai Nouroji. During Non Cooperation movement he was the initiator to boycott European goods and burn all his European clothes and starting donning Khadi clothes.  After dissociating with Indian National Congress due to withdrawal of Civil Disobedience Movement  by Mahatma Gandhi, he formed the Swaraj party and continued his fight for freedom. To know more about this great Indian, listen in. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/chimesradio See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07 March 2022

C Rajagopalachari

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C Rajagopalachari, the first Indian and last Governor general of India, was also known s CR, Rajaji, or Mango of Salem. He was a Statesman, Writer, Lawyer and a freedom fighter. He got inspired by Bal Gangadhar Tilak and joined the Independence movement. He held the position do Member of Municipality of Salem. After Mahatma Gandhi returned to India in 1919, Rajaji became his true follower. His thoughts matched that of Mahatma Gandhi, he was against untouchability, Oppressions of farmers and other ill practices. He became an official member of Indian National Congress and encouraged the party to fight 1937 General Elections. The party won the elections and Rajaji became the Premier of Madras Presidency.  He was a strong advocate of World Peace and lectured the then Vice President if America Richard Nixon about the emotional effects of Nuclear weapons.  After India became independent he became the Governor of West Bengal. and later the Governor General of India. Listen in to know more about this Great Indian. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/chimesradio See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18 February 2022

Dr Rajendra Prasad

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Born to a Persian and Sanskrit Scholar in Bihar's Siwan, Dr Rajendra Prasad was a very promising student right from his childhood. Dr Prasad won a scholarship during schooling. While checking his exam copy in College, his professor said "Examinee is better than the Examiner". He went n to teach English, study Law and Economics, earned his Ph.D. and started practicing Law. India was in a turmoil due to Bengal Partition, that is when he realized he needs to work for Independence. He started following Mahatma Gandhi, and was noticed by him in one of the sessions of Indian National Congress.  Mahatma Gandhi was so impressed by him that he called him for legal consultation during Champaaran Satyagrah.  Later on Dr Prasad left Law and started to work on Indian Education after suggestion of Mahatma Gandhi. When India got independence he became the president of Constituent Assembly and on the implementation of constitution on 26th January 1950. He was unanimously chosen as the First President of India. Listen in to know more about this great Indian. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/chimesradio See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17 January 2022

Dadabhai Nouroji

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Born in a Parsi family in Navsari, Bombay, Dadabhai Nouroji was famous as 'Grand Old Man of India". A guide and mentor of the likes of Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Mahatma Gandhi, he was the first Indian to become a member of parliament in the House of Commons in London.  He was a merchant, a political leader, a teacher and an author, he wrote a book "Poverty", which spoke about how Britishers were using Indian resources for their own economic benefit and leading India towards poverty. He formed many societies and movements in London. He was instrumental in formation of Indian National Congress and also presided over the party many times.  Listen in to know more about this great Indian. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/chimesradio See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31 December 2021

Ram Prasad Bismil

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Ram Prasad Bismil, and Indian Freedom revolutionary, poet, writer and historian was born in Shahjahanpur in United provinces on 11th June 1897. His father was a lawyer. Bismil  was home schooled initially, where he studied to become proficient in Hindi and Urdu. Later on he joined the Arya Samaj, and finally got exposed to Indian Freedom Revolution.  He created Matrivedi party in order to procure finances for buying weapons against the British leading to Mainpuri Kand, followed by Kakori Train Robbery. The train robbery failed and the revolutionaries had to flee. Bismil alsong with his accomplices got arrested and was taken to Gorakhpur jail. There he kept his spirit alive and wrote his autobiography, which was published a year after his hanging on 19th Decembre 1927, thus making him an inspiration and a name which was taken with nothing but respect.  Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/chimesradio See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24 December 2021

Ashfaqullah Khan

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Born in Shahjahan Pur in Uttar Pradesh, Ashfaqullah Khan was an Indian Independence Revolutionary who was instrumental in conspiring Kakori Train Robbery. He came in the fight for freedom after Mahatma Gandhi's call for non cooperation, but unfollowed him when he withdrew the movement. He was a prominent member of Hindustan Republican Association and fought for the cause of freedom till his last breath. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/chimesradio See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30 November 2021

Bipin Chandra Pal

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Bipin Chandra Pal was a Indian Freedom Revolutionary who was famous as "Father of revolutionary Thoughts" Born in now Bangladesh's Syelhat. He was one of the Lal Bal Pal triumvirate. Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Bipin Chandra Pal, along with Sri Aurobindo Ghosh were the extremist voices of freedom movement.  The famous Indian personality Bipin Chandra Pal started teaching in his own college and later went to England to study Comparative Theology. In England he realized what it was live in an independent nation, thus he returned with the feeling of working for his nation's independence. Then happened Bengal Partition and it made the freedom fighters very angry and that led to the beginning of a more determined struggle for Freedom. Pal was one of the main leads in the Swadeshi movement. Initially being a part of Congress party, Pal dissociated himself with the party after realizing that their mode of protest was peaceful, which according to him was a futile way of attaining freedom.  Later Pal completely removed himself from active politics and took refuge in writing books and journals.  Listen in to know more about Bipin Chandra Pal in our podcast- "Famous Indian Personalities" Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/chimesradio See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21 November 2021

Lal Bahadur Shastri

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Lal Bahadur Shastri served as the second Prime Minister of India. As a child he used to swim across the Ganges river in Varanasi to reach his school. He was influenced by the articles and speeches of various freedom fighters like Mahatma Gandhi, Annie Beasant, Swami Vivekananda etc. He was a pupil of JB Kriplani a noted freedom fighter. This showed him the path of fight for independence. After becoming the prime minister, he lead to many developments like "White Revolution". He also lead the country through the war times and lead to peace, this giving him the nickname "Man of Peace". He also believed that farmers are as important for the country as soldiers, therefore he gave the slogan "Jai Jawan Jai Kisaan" Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/chimesradio See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06 November 2021

Captain (Dr.) Lakshmi Sehgal

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Lakshmi Sahgal served as the Minister of Women's Affairs in the Azad Hind government and was a revolutionary in the Indian independence struggle. She was also an officer in the Indian National Army. In India, Captain Lakshmi is known as Lakshmi. Birth: Lakshmi Swaminadhan was born in Madras on October 24, 1914.She was born to S. Swaminadhan, a skilled criminal lawyer, and A.V. Ammukutty, a social worker and independence activist. Childhood: Since she belonged to a fighter family, therefore she always wanted to join the force to act as a rebellion. But her father suggested her to finish off her studies. Adult Life: She got married early but it did not go well. After her separation, Lakshmi attended Queen Mary's College before deciding to study medicine and graduated from Madras Medical College with an MBBS degree in 1938. She also obtained her diploma in gynecology and obstetrics.  She served as a doctor in a hospital in Chennai. Trigger Point in her Life: During the Second World War, the Britishers wanted the doctors to join their army but Dr. Lakshmi left for Singapore and established her own practice. She took part in the Indian National Army League and few years later, she met with Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and received orders to form a women's unit to be known as the Rani of Jhansi regiment, where she became Captain Lakshmi Sahgal. Imphal: Captain Lakshmi was captured by the British army in 1945, just as their soldiers were about to enter Imphal. She was kept under house detention in Burma's jungles until 1946, when she was deported to India. She was finally released after Indian Independence in 1947. Later Years: Lakshmi became a member of the Rajya Sabha in 1971. She arranged relief camps and medical aid for Bangladeshi refugees who flooded into India during the Bangladesh crisis. In 1981, she was one of the founding members of the All India Democratic Women's Association, and she oversaw many of the organization's operations and campaigns like the Bhopal Gas Tradegy in 1984 and worked for peace restoration in anti Sikh riots. Award: Sahgal received the Padma Vibhushan in 1998 and an honorary doctorate from the University of Calicut in 2010. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/chimesradio See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.