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

Narendra ModiNarendra Modi

17 September 1950

Subhas Chandra BoseSubhas Chandra Bose

23 January 1897

Indira GandhiIndira Gandhi

19 November 1917

B. R. AmbedkarB. R. Ambedkar

14 April 1891

Swami VivekanandaSwami Vivekananda

12 January 1863

Mother TeresaMother Teresa

26 August 1910

Jawaharlal NehruJawaharlal Nehru

14 November 1889

Bhagat SinghBhagat Singh

27 September 1907

Priyanka GandhiPriyanka Gandhi

12 January 1972

Manmohan SinghManmohan Singh

26 September 1932

Sonia GandhiSonia Gandhi

09 December 1946

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Rajiv GandhiRajiv Gandhi

20 August 1944

Atal Bihari VajpayeeAtal Bihari Vajpayee

25 December 1924

Jaggi VasudevJaggi Vasudev

03 September 1957

AshokaAshoka

0304 BC

Ram Nath KovindRam Nath Kovind

01 October 1945

Sai Baba of ShirdiSai Baba of Shirdi

28 September 1835

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Guru Gobind SinghGuru Gobind Singh

22 December 1666

Guru NanakGuru Nanak

15 April 1469

Lal Bahadur ShastriLal Bahadur Shastri

02 October 1904

Pranab MukherjeePranab Mukherjee

11 December 1935

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M G RamachandranM. G. Ramachandran

17 January 1917

Rajendra PrasadRajendra Prasad

03 December 1884

Morarji DesaiMorarji Desai

29 February 1896

Baji Rao IBaji Rao I

18 August 1700

Sarvepalli RadhakrishnanSarvepalli Radhakrishnan

05 September 1888

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KabirKabir

1440 AD

Phoolan DeviPhoolan Devi

10 August 1963

Arvind KejriwalArvind Kejriwal

16 August 1968

MahaviraMahavira

0599 BC

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Lala Lajpat RaiLala Lajpat Rai

28 January 1865

RamdevRamdev

25 December 1965

Bahadur Shah ZafarBahadur Shah Zafar

24 October 1775

Sri AurobindoSri Aurobindo

15 August 1872

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L.K. AdvaniL. K. Advani

08 November 1927

Sathya Sai BabaSathya Sai Baba

23 November 1926

TulsidasTulsidas

1497 AD

Mangal PandeyMangal Pandey

19 July 1827

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

12 January 1918

C. RajagopalachariC. Rajagopalachari

10 December 1878

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Gaur Gopal DasGaur Gopal Das

24 December 1973

Pratibha PatilPratibha Patil

19 December 1934

Sam ManekshawSam Manekshaw

03 April 1914

V P SinghV. P. Singh

25 June 1931

 Dadabhai NaorojiDadabhai Naoroji

04 September 1825

K. Kamaraj K. Kamaraj

15 July 1903

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Jayaprakash NarayanJayaprakash Narayan

11 October 1902

Chaitanya MahaprabhuChaitanya Mahaprabhu

18 February 1486

Paramahansa YoganandaParamahansa Yogananda

05 January 1893

K. R. NarayananK. R. Narayanan

27 October 1920

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

15 October 1931

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Guru Tegh BahadurGuru Tegh Bahadur

01 April 1621

Birsa MundaBirsa Munda

15 November 1875

Madan Mohan MalaviyaMadan Mohan Malaviya

25 December 1861

I. K. GujralI. K. Gujral

04 December 1919

Gulzarilal NandaGulzarilal Nanda

04 July 1898

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Rani LakshmibaiRani Lakshmibai

19 November 1828

Maa Amritanandamayi Mata Amritanandamayi

27 September 1953

V. V. GiriV. V. Giri

10 August 1894

Jaswant SinghJaswant Singh

03 January 1938

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Nandan NilekaniNandan Nilekani

02 June 1955

Zail SinghZail Singh

05 May 1916

Guru ArjanGuru Arjan

15 April 1563

Guru HargobindGuru Hargobind

05 July 1595

Sri ChinmoySri Chinmoy

27 August 1931

Guru Ram DasGuru Ram Das

09 October 1534

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Guru AngadGuru Angad

31 March 1504

Surya SenSurya Sen

22 March 1894

Aruna Asaf AliAruna Asaf Ali

16 July 1909