Understand India Famous People

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi is is an iconic figure, who is considered as the 'Father of the Nation'.

Chandra Shekhar Azad

Chandra Shekhar Azad was an Indian revolutionary who joined the radical Hindustan Republican Association (HRA) at the age of 15.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was an Indian statesman who served three terms as the Prime Minister of India.

Birbal Sahni

Birbal Sahni was an Indian paleobotanist who studied the fossils of the Indian subcontinent.

Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar

Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar was an Indian colloid chemist, academic and scientific administrator.

Prafulla Chandra Ray

Prafulla Chandra Ray was an Indian chemist, educationist, historian, industrialist and philanthropist.

Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis

Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis was an Indian Bengali scientist and applied statistician.

Satyendra Nath Bose

Satyendra Nath Bose was an Indian physicist specializing in theoretical physics.

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar was an Indian American astrophysicist who spent his professional life in the United States.

Meghnad Saha

Meghnad Saha was an Indian astrophysicist best known for his development of the Saha ionization equation, used to describe chemical and physical conditions in stars.

Srinivasa Ramanujan

Srinivasa Ramanujan was an Indian mathematician who lived during the British Rule in India.

Vikram Sarabhai

Vikram Sarabhai was an Indian scientist and innovator widely regarded as the father of India's space programme.