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List of famous Indian leaders with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

The land of Vedas, India has been the home to many great political minds. The likes of Chanakya, Swami Vivekananda and Mahatma Gandhi have been born on this ancient land. The ideologies of these leaders have inspired millions across the globe. Mahatma Gandhi’s principle of non-violence and Satyagraha served as the two important pillars on which the country won its independence. The contribution of other famous freedom fighters like Subash Chandra Bose, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Sarojini Naidu, is engraved in golden letters in the Indian history. While Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who is referred to as the ‘Iron Man of India’ was involved in the formation of the states which constitute the present India, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was the brains behind the mammoth constitution of the country. The legacy of Gandhi was carried forward by the leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Jayprakash Narayan and Indira Gandhi, The leaders had a mammoth task of leading the country on the path of economic sustainability and it was only under their guidance that the country steered onto the path of advancement. Explore our collection of biographies of some of the famous Indian leaders and learn all about their lives, timeline and achievements. You will also find some interesting facts and trivia about these personalities.

Mahatma GandhiMahatma Gandhi

02 October 1869

30 January 1948

Porbandar, Kathiawar Agency, British Indian Empire

Libra

A.P.J. Abdul KalamA.P.J. Abdul Kalam

15 October 1931

27 July 2015

Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu

Libra

Swami VivekanandaSwami Vivekananda

12 January 1863

04 July 1902

Kolkata

Capricorn

Narendra ModiNarendra Modi

17 September 1950

Vadnagar

Virgo

Mother TeresaMother Teresa

26 August 1910

05 September 1997

Skopje

Virgo

AshokaAshoka

0304 BC

0232 BC

Pataliputra

Jawaharlal NehruJawaharlal Nehru

14 November 1889

27 May 1964

Allahabad

Scorpio

Indira GandhiIndira Gandhi

19 November 1917

31 October 1984

Allahabad

Scorpio

Subhas Chandra BoseSubhas Chandra Bose

23 January 1897

18 August 1945

Cuttack

Aquarius

B. R. AmbedkarB. R. Ambedkar

14 April 1891

06 December 1956

Mhow

Aries

Bhagat SinghBhagat Singh

27 September 1907

23 March 1931

Jaranwala Tehsil

Libra

Pranab MukherjeePranab Mukherjee

11 December 1935

Mirati

Sagittarius

Lal Bahadur ShastriLal Bahadur Shastri

02 October 1904

11 January 1966

Ramnagar, Varanasi, United Provinces, British Raj

Libra

Adi ShankaraAdi Shankara

0788 AD

0820 AD

Kalady

Guru NanakGuru Nanak

15 April 1469

22 September 1539

Nankana Sahib

Aries

Rajiv GandhiRajiv Gandhi

20 August 1944

21 May 1991

Mumbai

Leo

Baji Rao IBaji Rao I

18 August 1700

28 April 1740

Leo

Sonia GandhiSonia Gandhi

09 December 1946

Lusiana

Sagittarius

Atal Bihari VajpayeeAtal Bihari Vajpayee

25 December 1924

Gwalior

Capricorn

Sai Baba of ShirdiSai Baba of Shirdi

28 September 1835

15 October 1918

Pathri

Libra

Jaggi VasudevJaggi Vasudev

03 September 1957

Mysore

Virgo

KabirKabir

1518 AD

Varanasi

Manmohan SinghManmohan Singh

26 September 1932

Gah

Libra

Bal Gangadhar TilakBal Gangadhar Tilak

23 July 1856

01 August 1920

Ratnagiri, British India (present-day Maharashtra, India)

Cancer

Jiddu KrishnamurtiJiddu Krishnamurti

12 May 1895

17 February 1986

Madanapalle

Taurus

Sarvepalli RadhakrishnanSarvepalli Radhakrishnan

05 September 1888

17 April 1975

Thiruttani

Virgo

MahaviraMahavira

0599 BC

0527 BC

Vaishali

Arvind KejriwalArvind Kejriwal

16 August 1968

Siwani, Haryana

Leo

M G RamachandranM. G. Ramachandran

17 January 1917

24 December 1987

Kandy, British Ceylon (Now Sri Lanka)

Capricorn

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

12 January 1918

05 February 2008

India

Capricorn

Rajendra PrasadRajendra Prasad

03 December 1884

28 February 1963

Ziradei, Siwan, Bihar

Sagittarius

Sathya Sai BabaSathya Sai Baba

23 November 1926

24 April 2011

Puttaparthi

Sagittarius

Jayaprakash NarayanJayaprakash Narayan

11 October 1902

08 October 1979

Saran district

Libra

RamdevRamdev

25 December 1965

Mahendragarh

Capricorn

Madan Mohan MalaviyaMadan Mohan Malaviya

25 December 1861

12 November 1946

Allahabad, India

Capricorn

Guru Gobind SinghGuru Gobind Singh

22 December 1666

07 October 1708

Patna

Sagittarius

TulsidasTulsidas

1497 AD

1623 AD

Rajapur

Paramahansa YoganandaParamahansa Yogananda

05 January 1893

07 March 1952

Gorakhpur

Capricorn

Chandra Shekhar AzadChandra Shekhar Azad

23 July 1906

27 February 1931

Bhavra

Cancer

P. V. Narasimha RaoP. V. Narasimha Rao

28 June 1921

23 December 2004

Karimnagar

Cancer

Prithviraj ChauhanPrithviraj Chauhan

1149 AD

1192 AD

Ajmer

Mangal PandeyMangal Pandey

19 July 1827

08 April 1857

Nagwa

Cancer

Sri AurobindoSri Aurobindo

15 August 1872

05 December 1950

Kolkata

Leo

Lala Lajpat RaiLala Lajpat Rai

28 January 1865

17 November 1928

Dhudike, India

Aquarius

Sam ManekshawSam Manekshaw

03 April 1914

27 June 2008

Amritsar, Punjab

Aries

Morarji DesaiMorarji Desai

29 February 1896

10 April 1995

Bhadeli, Bombay Presidency, British India

Pisces

K. Kamaraj K. Kamaraj

15 July 1903

02 October 1975

Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India

Cancer

C. RajagopalachariC. Rajagopalachari

10 December 1878

25 December 1972

Madras Presidency (British India)

Sagittarius

 Dadabhai NaorojiDadabhai Naoroji

04 September 1825

30 June 1917

Bombay, British India

Virgo

Chaitanya MahaprabhuChaitanya Mahaprabhu

18 February 1486

1534 AD

Nabadwip

Aquarius

A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami PrabhupadaA. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

01 September 1896

14 November 1977

Kolkata

Virgo

L.K. AdvaniL. K. Advani

08 November 1927

Karachi

Scorpio

V P SinghV. P. Singh

25 June 1931

27 November 2008

Allahabad

Cancer

Guru Tegh BahadurGuru Tegh Bahadur

01 April 1621

24 November 1675

Amritsar

Aries

K. R. NarayananK. R. Narayanan

27 October 1920

09 November 2005

Uzhavoor

Scorpio

Maa Amritanandamayi Mata Amritanandamayi

27 September 1953

Kerala

Libra

Nizamuddin AuliyaNizamuddin Auliya

1238 AD

03 April 1325

Budaun

Gulzarilal NandaGulzarilal Nanda

04 July 1898

15 January 1998

Sialkot, Punjab, British India (now in Punjab, Pakistan)

Cancer

I. K. GujralI. K. Gujral

04 December 1919

30 November 2012

Jhelum, Punjab, British India (now in Punjab, Pakistan)

Sagittarius

Nandan NilekaniNandan Nilekani

02 June 1955

Bangalore

Gemini

V. V. GiriV. V. Giri

24 August 1969

24 August 1974

Berhampur

Virgo

Zail SinghZail Singh

05 May 1916

25 December 1994

Faridkot, Punjab, India

Taurus

Sri ChinmoySri Chinmoy

27 August 1931

11 October 2007

Shakpura Village, Chittagong District, East Bengal, British India (now Bangladesh)

Virgo

Guru ArjanGuru Arjan

15 April 1563

30 May 1606

Goindval

Aries

Guru Ram DasGuru Ram Das

09 October 1534

01 September 1581

Lahore

Libra

Rani LakshmibaiRani Lakshmibai

19 November 1828

18 June 1858

Varanasi

Scorpio

Birsa MundaBirsa Munda

15 November 1875

09 June 1900

Ulihatu, Khunti, India

Scorpio

V. K. Krishna MenonV. K. Krishna Menon

03 May 1896

06 October 1974

Kozhikode, Kerala

Taurus

Aruna Asaf AliAruna Asaf Ali

16 July 1909

29 July 1996

Kalka, Haryana

Cancer

Guru HargobindGuru Hargobind

05 July 1595

19 March 1644

Amritsar

Cancer

Bahadur Shah ZafarBahadur Shah Zafar

24 October 1775

07 November 1862

Delhi

Scorpio

Sardar Vallabhbhai PatelSardar Vallabhbhai Patel

31 October 1875

15 December 1950

Nadiad

Scorpio

Jaswant SinghJaswant Singh

03 January 1938

Jasol

Capricorn

Anthony De MelloAnthony De Mello

04 September 1931

02 June 1987

India

Virgo

Chittaranjan DasChittaranjan Das

05 November 1870

16 June 1925

Bikrampur, Dhaka (now in Bangladesh)

Scorpio

Maulana Abul Kalam AzadMaulana Abul Kalam Azad

11 November 1888

22 February 1958

Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Scorpio

Bidhan Chandra RoyBidhan Chandra Roy

01 July 1882

01 July 1962

Bankipore

Cancer

Govind Ballabh PantGovind Ballabh Pant

10 September 1887

07 March 1961

Almora

Virgo

Surya SenSurya Sen

22 March 1894

12 January 1934

Chittagong

Aries

Syama Prasad MookerjeeSyama Prasad Mookerjee

06 July 1901

23 June 1953

Calcutta, India

Cancer

Sri Sri Ravi ShankarSri Sri Ravi Shankar

13 May 1956

Papanasam, Tamil Nadu, India

Taurus

Chidambaram SubramaniamChidambaram Subramaniam

30 January 1910

07 November 2000

Senguttaipalayam, Pollachi, Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu

Aquarius

Gopinath BordoloiGopinath Bordoloi

06 June 1890

05 August 1950

Raha, Assam

Gemini

Dayanand SaraswatiDayanand Saraswati

12 February 1824

30 October 1883

Tankara, Gujarat

Aquarius

HarshavardhanaHarshavardhana

0590 AD

0647 AD

Maharaja Ranjit SinghMaharaja Ranjit Singh

13 November 1780

27 June 1839

Gujranwala

Scorpio

Osho RajneeshOsho Rajneesh

11 December 1931

19 January 1990

India

Sagittarius

Dr Zakir HussainDr Zakir Husain

08 February 1897

03 May 1969

Hyderabad, India

Aquarius

Ramakrishna ParamhamsaRamakrishna Paramhamsa

18 February 1836

16 August 1886

Kamarpukur

Aquarius

BodhidharmaBodhidharma

0483 AD

0540 AD

India

Vallabhbhai PatelVallabhbhai Patel

31 October 1875

15 December 1950

Gujarat

Scorpio

Lalu Prasad YadavLalu Prasad Yadav

11 June 1948

Gopalganj, Bihar

Gemini

Nitish KumarNitish Kumar

01 March 1951

Bakhtiarpur

Pisces

Subramanian SwamySubramanian Swamy

15 September 1939

Mylapore

Virgo

Rahul GandhiRahul Gandhi

19 June 1970

New Delhi

Gemini

Mithun ChakrabortyMithun Chakraborty

16 June 1950

Kolkata

Gemini

Bal ThackerayBal Thackeray

23 January 1926

17 November 2012

Mumbai

Aquarius

Arun GawliArun Gawli

Kopargaon

Feroze GandhiFeroze Gandhi

12 September 1912

08 September 1960

Mumbai

Virgo

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