Important Personalities

Important Persons - Birth and Death dates

Person Date of birth Date of death
Mahatma Gandhi 02 Oct 1869 30 Jan 1948
Jawaharlal Nehru 14 Nov 1889 27 May 1964
Lal Bahadur Shastri 02 Oct 1904 11 Jan 1966
Indira Gandhi 19 Nov 1917 31 Oct 1984
Bhagat Singh 27 Sep 1907 23 Mar 1931
Vivekananda 12 Jan 1863 04 Jul 1902
Rabindranath Tagore 07 May 1861 07 Aug 1941
Rajiv Gandhi 20 Aug 1944 21 May 1991

Memorials of Leaders

Leader Memorial
Mahatma Gandhi Raj Ghat
Jawaharlal Nehru Shanti Van
Lal Bahadur Shastri Vijay Ghat
Indira Gandhi Shakti Sthal
Charan Singh Kisan Ghat
Rajiv Gandhi Veer Bhumi
Jagjivan Ram Samta Sthal
Giani Zail Singh Ekta Sthal
P.V. Narsimha Rao P.V. Gyan Bhoomi
Gulzarilal Nanda Narayan Ghat
Morarjee Desai Abhay Ghat
B.R. Ambedkar Chaitya Bhoomi
Shankar Dayal Sharma Karma Bhoomi

Important Freedom Fighters

Importance Leader
The leader who formed a provisional government of free India in Singapore in 1943 Subhash Chandra Bose
The person who unfurled the Indian flag (then, green, yellow and red in colour) at Stuttgart in Germany at the World Socialist Congress in 1907, 18th August. Madame Bhikaji Cama
The person who assassinated General O'Dyer, the British officer responsible for Jallianwala Bagh massacre Uddham Singh
The revolutionary founder of Hindustan Socialist Republican Army, shot himself dead at the end of an encounter with the police Chandrashekhar Azad
The freedom fighter who fasted unto death for 63 days in Lahore jail demanding equality for Indian prisoners Jatin Das
The author of Sarfaroshi ki Tamanna and mastermind of Kakori Train Dacoity Ram Prasad Bismil
The revolutionary who made an attempt to assassinate Mr. Scott, an English officer responsible for inflicting lathi blows on Lala Lajpat Rai, mistakenly killing one Mr. Saunders in the attempt. He also founded the Nav Jawan Bharat Sabha and threw a bomb in the Central Legislative Assembly. Bhagat Singh
The freedom fighter who founded the Ghadar Party in 1913 in San Francisco. Lala Hardayal

Great Personalities - Brief details

Personality Brief details
Annie Besant She was an Irish lady who came to India to attend the Annual Convention of the Theosophical Society at Adyar in Madras in 1893. She became the President of Indian National Congress in 1917. She is well known for her Home Rule movement. She also established the Central Hindu College in 1898, which later formed the nucleus of the Benares Hindu University.
Rabindranath Tagore Poet, playwright, novelist, short story writer, musician, artist, actor, director philosopher was born on May 7, 1861. Won the Nobel prize for literature in 1913 for his collection of verses Geetanjali. He was awarded the knighthood in 1915 but returned it in 1919 as a protest against the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.
Acharya Vinoba Bhave A true Gandhian, he was arrested for participating in the Dandi march in 1930. He was one of the moving spirits behind the Nagpur Flag Satyagraha. He is well known for his Bhoodan and Sarvodaya Movement.
Aurobindo Ghosh Born on August 15, 1872 in Kolkata he embarked himself in the freedom movement from 1902 – 1910, later took refuge in Pondicherry devoting his life to the development of unique philosophy. He was a poet, philosopher and a politician. His most famous work is ‘Life Divine’. He passed away on December 5, 1950.
Sir Syed Ahmed Khan He was the pioneer of Muslim education in India. His efforts ensured the laying of the foundation stone of Mohammaden Anglo Oriental College by Lord Lytton on Jan 8, 1877 at Aligarh which in 1920 became Aligarh Muslim University.
Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherji He was the founder of the Bhartiya Jan Sangh in October 1951. He represented North Calcutta in the first Lok Sabha. As the leader of opposition he earned the title ‘Lion of Parliament’. Earlier when he was in the cabinet of Nehru he quit in protest over according special status to Jammu & Kashmir.
Mother Teresa Her original name was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhin. She was born in Skopje, then in Albania, now the capital of Macedonia on 26 Aug 1910. She founded the Missionaries of Charity and Nirmal Hriday a home for the dying destitutes. Won Padma Shri in 1961, Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and the Bharat Ratna in 1980.
Jai Prakash Narayan He joined the Civil disobedience movement of 1930s. He organized the All India Congress Socialist Party along with Acharya Narendra Dev. On 26 Jun 1975 he launched Bhrashtachar Mitao Andolan, a movement against corruption which brought down the congress government in 1977.