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Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(Former Prime Minister of India)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 25, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: August 16, 2018

Atal Bihari Vajpayee served as the 10th Prime Minister of India and was the first prime minister who did not belong to the Indian National Congress. The BJP politician had been a journalist and an RSS member. He was a noted poet, too. During his tenure as prime minister, he carried out Pokhran II nuclear tests in 1998 and declared India as a country with nuclear weapons capability.

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Tansen
(Prominent Figure of Hindustani Classical Music)
Tansen
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1500 AD
Died: April 26, 1589

Gwalior-born composer Tansen, also known as Ramtanu Pandey, was an iconic figure of Hindustani classical music. Best known for his dhrupad and raga compositions, he was one of the navratnas, or nine gems, of Mughal emperor Akbar’s court. He also invented a stringed instrument named the rabab.

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Kartik Aaryan
(Actor)
Kartik Aaryan
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Birthdate: November 22, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Amjad Ali Khan
(Musician)
Amjad Ali Khan
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 9, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra

Legendary sarod player Ustad Amjad Ali Khan was born to a court musician in Gwalior and performed his first recital at age 6. He later took the sarod to the international stage, with performances in the US and other countries. The Padma Vibhushan winner’s two sons, too, are classical musicians.

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Jan Nisar Akhtar
(Indian Poet of Urdu Ghazals and Nazms)
Jan Nisar Akhtar
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 18, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 19, 1976

Jan Nisar Akhtar was an Indian poet and lyricist best remembered for working with prominent composers like O.P. Nayyar and C. Ramchandra. Also renowned for his Urdu ghazals, Jan Nisar won the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award in 1976 for his work Khak-e-Dil.

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Narendra Karmarkar
(Indian Mathematician)
Narendra Karmarkar
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 1956 AD
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Bihari Lal
(Poet)
Bihari Lal
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1595 AD
Died: 1663 AD

Bihari Lal was a Hindi poet who was active in the 17th century. His work the Satasa─ź (Seven Hundred Verses) in Brajbhasha is considered the most celebrated Hindi work of poetic art. He studied ancient Sanskrit texts as a young man and received lessons in poetry from the famous poet Keshavdas. His works have been translated into Sanskrit.