Nowadays, finding a path to fame is not difficult anymore. Some get famous through their hard work, some people use social media as a source for their success. There are many people in India who have become very well known because of their noble deeds. Their names are no longer limited to India only; they are so famous that the whole world knows about them. So, here are some of India’s greatest personalities who have battled against all odds.
1- NARENDRA MODI-
Full Name- Narendra Damodardas Modi
Born on- 17th September, 1950
Birth Place- Vadnagar, Gujarat
Parents- Heeraben Modi(Mother), Damodardas Modi(Father)
Narendra Damodardas Modi popularly known as Narendra Modi is the current PM of our India, the world's largest democracy. He started his life as a common man but through his hard work and patriotism, he managed to get success in every step of life. During his childhood, he used to sell tea in railway platforms and earn money for his family expenses. Very few of us know that Modiji used to take tea and snacks for the soldiers during India- Pakistan and India-China war. He joined RSS at the age of 8 and thus entered into the mainstream of politics as a BJP worker. His party won the Gujarat Assembly Election in 1995 but due to some circumstances he was not able to become the Chief Minister of Gujarat. But later, he was appointed as the CM of Gujarat on 7th October 2001. During his service period, he was blamed for the Godhra Train burning. The Godhra train incident took place on 27 February 2002 in which 59 people died in a fire explosion inside the Sabarmati Express train. In December 2010, the High court proved Modi innocent as there was no evidence against him. He became Gujarat’s longest- serving Chief Minister by becoming the 4th time CM of Gujarat. Keeping his success in mind, he was selected for the election of the Prime Minister and thus he became the 15th Prime Minister of India. Recently, Narendra Modi was featured with Bear Grylls in one of the episodes of “Man Vs Wild” where he shared his life story and also encouraged the young generation to save nature and natural habitats.
2- SACHIN TENDULKAR-
Full Name- Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
Born on- 24 April, 1973
Birth Place- Bombay, India
Parents- Rajni Tendulkar(Mother), Ramesh Tendulkar(Father)
Cricket is the most desired sport in India. The craze of cricket among Indians can’t be explained in words. Just like cricket, the players are also highly popular all over the world. When we first hear the word cricket, the first name that comes into mind is the god of cricket “Sachin Tendulkar”. His family includes his mother Rajni Tendulkar and father sourcelate Ramesh Tendulkar, wife and 2 children. During his cricket career, he has topped the list of century makers as well as the maximum run scorer in the ODI. He is also the part of an IPL team named “Mumbai Indians” that have won four titles. Also, Sachin Tendulkar is the recipient of Padma Vibhushan, Rajiv Gandhi award, Padma Shri and Arjuna Award. He is the youngest Indian to be awarded with "Bharat Ratna", India’s highest civilian award at the age of 40.
3- RABINDRANATH TAGORE-
Born On- 7 May, 1861
Birth place- Calcutta, India
Parents- Sarada Dev(Mother), Debendranath Tagore(Father)
Died- 7 August , 1941, Kolkata
Rabindranath Tagore, the 1st ever Indian to win the Nobel Prize was a famous writer, social worker and a poet. His contribution towards Indian Literature is enormous. He was conferred with the Nobel Prize in 1913 for his poem “Gitanjali”. He is also known as ‘‘Vishwa Kavi”. He had also contributed his life as a freedom fighter. He has written many poems and novels such as ‘Raja Rani’, ‘Kabuli Wallah’, ‘Sonar Tari’, ‘Puravi’ etc. Apart from all these, he is the writer of “Jana Gana Mana”, the national anthem of India. Sadly, he died on 7th August 1941 due to a kidney infection.
4- MUKESH AMBANI-
Born on- 19 April, 1957
Birthplace- Aden, Yemen
Parents- Dhirubhai Ambani(Father), Kokilaben Modi(Mother)
Net worth- 4,980 crores USD(2019)
India is emerging fast towards improving its technology. In fact, India is among the world’s top five scientific powers. And the Reliance Industries is somehow playing a great role in helping India achieve its goal of becoming the top. Founded by Dhirajlal Hirachand Ambani, Reliance Industries has become India's largest private enterprise. After Dhiru Bhai Ambani’s death, his son Mukesh Ambani had the responsibility of taking the business further. He managed the company well and made it India’s most valuable company. As per the reports of Forbes Magazine 2019, Mukesh Ambani is the richest man of Asia and 13th richest man in the world.
5- DR. BHIMRAO AMBEDKAR-
Born On- 14 April, 1891
Birth Place- Mhow Central Provinces, British India
Parents- Ramji Maloji Sakpal(Father), Bhimabai Sakpal(Mother)
Died - 6 December, 1965, New Delhi
Bhim Rao Ambedkar was a great personality of Indian history. He is most popularly known as the Father of ‘Indian Constitution’. He was India’s greatest leader, politician and social reformer. He belonged to a caste which is considered as untouchables. Ambedkar and his party fought for the rights of Dalits and were able to remove the discrimination.As the head of the drafting committee, he was given the responsibility to write the Indian constitution during 1947. Ambedkar also introduced reservation system so as to maintain a balance amongst the classes.
6- AMITABH BACCHAN-
Born on - 11 October, 1941
Birth Place- Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh
Parents- Harivansh Rai Bacchan (Father), Teji Bacchan(Mother)
Amitabh Bacchan is universally known as “Don” of Bollywood Industry. The well known actor actor is the son of Harivansh Rai Bacchan and Teji Bacchan and born on 11 October 1942. He started his career as an actor in the early 1970s and was dubbed as “angry young man” for his roles in the movies like ‘Deewar’, ‘Zanjeer’ and ‘Sholay’. Sholay movie was the most successful and hit movie of his career. His father, Harivansh Bacchan was a great poet. His wife Jaya Bacchan, son Abhishek Bacchan and daughter-in-law Aishwariya Rai are also great actors. He has achieved many awards and accolades during his career including four National Film Awards as best actor and many other national and international awards at different film festivals. Big B has also worked as a playback singer for many movies and he also hosts a game show “Kaun Bnaega Crorpati”. He was also awarded by PadmaShri in 1984, Padma Bhusan in 2001 and Padma Vibhushan in 2015.
7- A P J ABDUL KALAM-
Full Name- Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam
Born on- 15 October, 1931
Birthplace- Rameshwaram, Tamilnadu
Parents- Ashiamma Jainulabiddin (Mother), Jainulabiddin Marakayar(Father)
Died- 27 July, 2015, Shillong
He is widely known as aerospace scientist. He had also served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. Kalam played a vital role in developing India’s space technology and earned himself the nickname “Missile Man”. Dr. Kalam was also one of the recipients of Padma Vibhushan in 1990 and Bharat Ratna in 2007. Keeping his political career aside, he was also famous for his books and love for children. He wrote “Wings of Fire” in which he shared his life story. Abdul Kalam has always been an inspiration for everyone. His thoughts and quotes always gives motivation to fulfill our dreams. Sadly, he died on 27 July 2015 due to cardiac arrest while delivering a lecture at IIM, Shilong. His sudden demise led to a shock amongst all.