Famous Indian Military Leaders

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 1 Shivaji

Shivaji.
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: February 19, 1630
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Shivneri
Died: April 3, 1680

Shivaji was an Indian warrior-king. He is credited with founding the Maratha Empire, which became a force to reckon with during the 18th century. He is also credited with creating his own navy. Considered one of the most important Indian kings and a hero of the Hindus, Shivaji's life and work have inspired several works of art, including films.

 2 Sam Manekshaw

Sam Manekshaw.
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Birthdate: April 3, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Amritsar, Punjab
Died: June 27, 2008
Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw was the Indian Army’s Chief of the Army Staff during the 1971 Indo-Pakistani War, in which India emerged victorious. He had started his military career with the British Indian Army during World War II. He had also been awarded the Padma Vibhushan and the Padma Bhushan.
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 3 Baji Rao I

Baji Rao I.
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Famous As: Peshwa of Maratha Empire
Birthdate: August 18, 1700
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 28, 1740

Baji Rao I was a peshwa, or chief minister, of the Maratha empire in India. His conquests led a massive blow to the Mughal Empire. In spite of being married to Kashibai, he took a second wife, half-Muslim Mastani, a story that was retold in several movies later.

 4 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore.
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Famous As: Sport shooter
Birthdate: January 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India

 5 Birbal

Birbal.
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Famous As: Advisor
Birthdate: 1528 AD
Birthplace: Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: 1586 AD

 6 Arjan Singh

Arjan Singh.
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Famous As: Marshal of the Indian Air Force
Birthdate: April 15, 1919
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Faisalabad
Died: September 16, 2017

 7 Hari Singh Nalwa

Hari Singh Nalwa.
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Famous As: Military Commander
Birthdate: 1791 AD
Birthplace: Gujranwala, Pakistan
Died: April 30, 1837
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 8 Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq

Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq.
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Famous As: Former President of Pakistan
Birthdate: August 12, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jalandhar, Punjab, British India
Died: August 17, 1988
Pakistani military general Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq became the president of Pakistan after he deposed the erstwhile prime minister, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, and declared martial law in 1977. He subsequently became longest-tenured head of state, reigning from 1978 to 1988. He died in a plane crash in Bahawalpur.

 9 J. F. R. Jacob

J. F. R. Jacob
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Birthdate: 1923 AD
Birthplace: Kolkata
Died: January 13, 2016

 10 Field Marshal K M Cariappa

Field Marshal K M Cariappa
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Famous As: Indian military officer
Birthdate: January 28, 1899
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Shanivarsanthe, India
Died: May 15, 1993

 11 Jagjit Singh Aurora

Jagjit Singh Aurora
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Famous As: General
Birthdate: January 31, 1916
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Punjab
Died: May 3, 2005

 12 Raj Mohan Vohra

Raj Mohan Vohra
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Famous As: Military leader
Birthdate: May 7, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
Died: June 14, 2020

 13 Thalakkal Chanthu

Thalakkal Chanthu
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Famous As: Military personnel
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Indian
Died: 1805 AD

 14 Syed Ahmed El Edroos

Syed Ahmed El Edroos
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Famous As: Military personnel
Birthdate: March 3, 1899
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sangareddy, India
Died: July 20, 1962