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Birth Anniversary – J.R.D. Tata – Visionary, Entrepreneur, Aviator

Let us all join the Nation in celebrating the 116th Birth Anniversary of one of the biggest visionaries responsible for Industrial growth in India. Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata (popular to the world as J.R.D. Tata) was born to famed businessman Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata and Suzanee Briere (the first woman to drive a car in India) at Paris on 29th July, 1904. Since his mother was French, a significant part of his childhood was spent in Paris and French was the […]

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Birth Anniversary – Jim Corbett – ‘British’ by birth – ‘Indian’ by heart

He was a Britisher through ancestry but was born and brought up in India and his lifelong contributions to this country through his work makes us feature him in the list of extraordinary Indians. He was Edward James Corbett popular to the world as Jim Corbett. He was a noted hunter and naturalist and also author of several books. He served as a Colonel in the British Army but spent a significant portion of his life in hunting man-eating leopards […]

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Happy Birthday – Azim Premji – The “Czar” of Indian IT Industry

He is one of the giants that shaped the Indian IT Industry and took it to the levels it stands currently, amongst the top nations in the world. He is not only a top businessman and investor but also a philanthropist, all these roles being adequately played whilst being Chairman of Wipro Limited. Let us wish, Azim Premji, born 24th July 1945, a very Happy Birthday. Azim Premji was born in Bombay (now Mumbai) to reputed businessman Muhammed Hashem Premji […]

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Birth anniversary – Mukesh Chand Mathur (Mukesh) – Melody Personified

He was known as the voice of Raj Kapoor – he was synonymous to almost all hit songs attributed to the late actor, director and producer. The combination of Raj Kapoor as actor, Mukesh as male vocalist, Shankar-Jaikishan as Music Directors and Shailendra as lyricist created many magical offerings. Many other top heroes of those times including Manoj Kumar, Feroz Khan, Sunil Dutt would request that his voice be the playback for their songs. Let us wish the legendary singer […]

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Birth Anniversary – Anand Bakshi – Famed Lyricist and Word Juggler

He kept himself relevant through his compositions for close to 4 decades in Bollywood from the song “Sawan ka Mahina Pawan kare Sor” in Milan (1967) to “Mehendi Laga ke Rakhna” in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1996). However, he always believed that fame and success was temporary and never let it go into his head. Today, we celebrate the Birth Anniversary of poet and lyricist Anand Bakshi. Born on 21st July 1930 at Rawalpindi (present day Pakistan) to Army man […]

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Birth Anniversary – Kadambini Devi – A flagbearer for Indian women

When the British were ruling India through the East India Company, the condition of Indian womenfolk was almost pitiful. They were confined behind veils and had to endure the brunt of social evils like Sati (burnt alive on the pyre of their husbands) and child marriage. Getting educated was also a far-off thing for them and becoming working professionals was totally unthinkable. Even the so-called progressive Brahmo Samaj’s leaders acted as a deterrent in women getting higher education. On 18th […]

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