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Biju Patnaik

Biju Patnaik (5 March 1916 17 April 1997) was an Indian politician. Also known as Biju Babu. Son of Lakshminarayan and Ashalata Patnaik, Bijayananda Patnaik was born in Cuttack, Orissa (India) on 5 March 1916. Biju Patnaik was born on 5 March 1916 to Lakshminarayan and Ashalata Patnaik. His parents belong to Nuagan, Bhanjanagar, Ganjam district, around 80 km from Bramhapur). He was educated at Ravenshaw College in Orissa but due to his interest in aviation he dropped out and trained as a pilot. Patnaik flew with private airlines but at the start of the second world war he joined the Royal Indian Air Force eventually becoming head of air transport command

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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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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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Rhona Mitra

Rhona Natasha Mitra (born 9 August 1975), sometimes credited as Rona Mitra, is an English actress, model and singer.Mitra was born in Paddington, London, England, the daughter of Anthony Mitra, a cosmetic surgeon, and Nora Downey. She has a brother, Jason, who is two years older, and a younger brother, Guyan, who is a travel writer for Lonely Planet and The Sunday Times. Her father is of English and Indian descent and her mother is Irish. Her grandfather was from Bengal. Mitra played the romantic interest of Christopher Lambert in Beowulf. Her first main role came as Scott Wolf's illicit love interest on Party of Five. In 2000, Mitra had a small role in the film Hollow Man, as a neighbour

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Sagarika Ghose

Sagarika Ghose ( born 8 November 1964) is an Indian journalist, news anchor and author. Ghose received her bachelor's degree in History from St. Stephen's College, Delhi. A recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship, she has a Bachelor's in Modern History from Magdalen College and an M.Phil. from St Antony's College, Oxford. She has been a journalist since 1991 and has worked at The Times Of India, Outlook magazine and The Indian Express. She is the Deputy Editor and a prime time anchor on the news network CNN-IBN. She was awarded the Gr8-ITA award for Excellence in Journalism in 2009. In 2006 she received an Excellence in Journalism Award from the FICCI. Her daily late night show 'Face T

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