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Nirmal Verma

Nirmal Verma 3 April 1929 25 October 2005) was a Hindi writer, novelist, activist and translator. He is credited as being one of pioneers of Nayi Kahani (New Story) literary movement of Hindi literature, wherein his first collection of stories, Parinde (Birds) is considered its first signature. In his career spanning five decades and various forms of literature, like story, travelogue and essays, he penned five novels, eight short-story collections and nine books of non fiction, including essays and travelogues. Nirmal Verma was born on (3 April 1929 in Shimla, where his father worked as an officer in the Defense Department of the British Indian Government. He was the fifth chi

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Bal Thackeray

Bal Keshav Thackeray born (23 January 1926), popularly known as Hinduhriday Samraat Balasaheb Thackeray, is an Indian politician, founder and chief of the Shiv Sena, a right-wing Hindu nationalist, and Marathi ethnocentric party active mainly in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. Born in Pune, Thackeray began his professional career as a cartoonist with the English language daily the The Free Press Journal in Mumbai, but left it in 1960 to form his own political weekly Marmik. His political philosophy was largely shaped by his father Keshav Sitaram Thackeray, a leading figure in the Samyukta Maharashtra movement (United Maharashtra movement), which advocated the creation of a

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Harivansh Rai Bachchan

Harivansh Rai Shrivastav alias Bachchan (27 November 1907 18 January 2003), was a noted Indian poet of Chhayavaad literary movement (romantic upsurge) of early 20th century Hindi literature. He was also a famous poet of the Hindi Kavi Sammelan. He is best known for his early work Madhushala. He is also the father of Bollywood megastar, Amitabh Bachchan.Born in a Srivastava Kayastha family, in the village of Babupatti (Raniganj) in the district of Pratapgarh, U.P. near Allahabad in the United Provinces (modern Uttar Pradesh) he was the eldest son of Pratap Narayan Shrivastav and Saraswati Devi. He was called bachchan (meaning Kid at home). He received his formal schooling in a mu

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Vinod Dham

Vinod Dham (Gurmukhi : Devanagari :) is an Inventor, Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist. He is popularly known as the Father of the Pentium chip. for his contribution to the development of highly successful Pentium Processors from Intel. He is a mentor, advisor and investor; and sits on the boards of many companies including promising startups funded through his India based fund Indo US Venture Partners, where he is the founding Managing Director.Vinod Dham was born in 1950. His father was a civilian in the army who had moved from Rawalpindi to India during the Partition of India. Dham completed his graduation in Electrical Engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering in 19

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Nandalal Bose

Nandalal Bose (Bengali:Nondo-lal Bosh?) (3 December 1882 16 April 1966) was a notable Indian painter of Bengal school of art. A pupil of Abanindranath Tagore, Bose was known for "Indian style" of painting. He became the principal of Kala Bhawan, Shanti Niketan in 1922. He was influenced by the Tagore family and the murals of Ajanta, his classic works include paintings of scenes from Indian mythologies, women, and village life. Today, his paintings are considered among India's best modern paintings by many critics.. In 1976, the Archaeological Survey of India, Department of Culture, Govt. of India declared his works among the "nine artists", whose work "not being antiquities, were

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