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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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Happy Birthday – Rahul Bose – Actor, Sportsperson and Social Activist

He turns 53 years old today but has the metabolism of a 28-year-old, through his passion for fitness. He is an excellent actor who has even been acclaimed as a Superstar in Indian Arthouse Movies by Time Magazine. He has represented India in the sport of Rugby. He runs an NGO named The Foundation that works against discrimination and regularly participates in relief operations. Let us wish Rahul Bose, born on 27th July, 1967 a very Happy Birthday. Born to […]

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Happy Birthday – Jagdish Bhagwati – Indian-American Economist and Free Trade Advocate

When he speaks on Economics, the whole world listens. Jagdish Natwarlal Bhagwati was born July 26th, 1924 in Mumbai but is now a naturalized American citizen. He has been a University Professor teaching Law and Economics at Colombia University. He is more recognized for his strong research on International trade as well as his strong advocacy for free trade. You may find it hard to believe that this very person, who was born in the days of the British Raj […]

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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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Happy Birthday – Naseeruddin Shah – An actor-par-genius

Whenever he has made his appearance in stage or films in Bollywood or Hollywood, his mannerisms, dialogue delivery and power of capturing emotions perfectly has always left a huge footprint in the minds of the audience. He has been adorned with 3 National Awards, 3 Filmfare Awards and even honoured with the Best Actor Award at the Venice Film Festival. Let us wish the versatile actor and director Naseeruddin Shah, born July 20th 1950, a very Happy 70th Birthday. Though […]

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Happy Birthday Harsha Bhogle – You make watching cricket fun!

When live broadcasting of cricket matches started, it was often felt that you had to play the game at the highest level to be able to commentate on it. This often led to drab sessions, when not much happened in the game and commentators too did not have the acumen or command over the language to keep us hooked to it. This man changed all that – his educational background, his command of languages (both English and Hindi), his perfect […]

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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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Happy Birthday – Sourav Ganguly

India is a secular country where people of multiple religions, cultures and languages coexist. Sometimes, differences crop up amongst these people leading to some disharmony. However, this country has one religion that has always unified each and every Indian together – it is the religion of Cricket. We always have had the habit of turning Cricketers into demi Gods. If the icons of Indian Cricket would have had a Cabinet of their own, Sourav Chandidas Ganguly, born this date (8th […]

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