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Famous Indians

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

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  • B. C. Sanyal painter, sculptor, teacher
  • Vikram Sarabhai scientist
  • Sahajanand Saraswati social reformer, revolutionary
  • Vikram Seth novelist, poet, travel writer, biographer
  • Ravi Shankar musician, composer
  • Shankar Dayal Sharma former president
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri former prime minister
  • Chandra Shekhar politician, former prime minister
  • Amrita Sherqill painter
  • Vitthal Ramji Shinde social reformer
  • Charan Singh former prime minister
  • Giani Zail Singh former president
  • Khushwant Singh novelist, poet, writer, journalist
  • Dr. Manmohan Singh prime minister
  • Shaheed Bhagat Singh freedom fighter
  • V. P. Singh former prime minister
  • Francis Newton Souza artist
  • Yellapragada Subbarao biochemist
  • Majrooh Sultanpuri poet, lyricist
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  • Abanindranath Tagore artist, painter
  • Debendranath Tagore theologian
  • Rabindranath Tagore poet, painter, playwright, screenwriter, author
  • Jamsetji Tata industrialist
  • Sachin Tendulkar cricket player
  • Ganapathi Thanikaimoni botanist, palynologist
  • Bal Gangadhar Tilak father of the Indian National movement
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee former prime minister
  • Mahadevi Varma poet
  • Raja Ravi Varma painter, artist
  • Ramaswamy Venkataraman former president
  • Nirmal Verma novelist, writer, activist, translator
  • Ishwar Chandra Vidasagar reformist, writer, academic
  • M. Visvesvaraya engineer, statesman
  • Vivekananda spiritual leader, activist
  • C. R. Vyas singer
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Land Area 2,973,193 km2
Water Area 314,070 km2
Total Area 3,287,263km2 (#7)
Population 1,266,883,598 (#2)
Population Density 426.10/km2
Government Type Federal Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $8,720.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $6,700
Currency Rupee (INR)
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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.