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Indian Leaders

1.Annie Besant
2.Bal Gangadhar Tilak
3.Shaheed Bhagat Singh
4.Chandrasekhar Azad
5.Dadabhai Naoroji
6.Abdul Gaffer Khan
7.Gopal Krishna Gokhale
8.Jaya Prakash Narayan
9.Lala Lajpat Rai
10.Madan Mohan Malaviya
11.Sri.M.S. Golwalkar
12.Abul Kalam Azad
13.Vallabhbhai Patel
14.Dr.Rajendra Prasad
15.Raja Ram Mohan Roy
16.Sarojini Naidu
17.Veer Savarkar
18.Sri Aurobindo
19.Swami Vivekananda
20.Vinoba Bhave
21.B.R.Ambedkar
Indian Leaders
World leaders

Alexander the Great
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Alexander III of Macedon (356–323 BC), popularly known as Alexander the Great conquered all the world known to him in a short span of 11 years with his military expedition stretching from Greece to India leaving a legacy of Hellenism. He has a unique place in history as a world conqueror.
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Aung San Suu Kyi
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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (born 19 June 1945) , Burmese opposition politician and General Secretary of the National League for Democracy, winner of Nobel price for peace, is a woman leader of international stature with amazing endurance and tolerance championing the cause of freedom and democracy through sufferance, defying the adamant and despotic military junta that nullified her victory through democratic means with a thumping majority. She continues to be in jail for over a decade now. Our prayers and veneration go in abundance from our bleeding heart to that great soul.
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Subhas Chandra Bose
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Subhas Chandra Bose(Netaji), born January 23, 1897 and presumed to have died August 18, 1945 in a plane crash, was a valiant leader of international caliber who advocated and implemented military means to challenge the mighty British Empire and to liberate India from the British yoke with the backing of the Indian National Army under his command. His military mission was left incomplete with his premature death. Our hearty Pranaams to that great soul!
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Fidel Castro
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Fidel Castro, born on August 13, 1926 has been a red star shining on the left horizon for full five decades after reaching the pinnacle of his fame during the biting cold war resisting and defying the U.S. led machinations to annihilate him, and leading Cuba and its people to the threshold of prosperity. However the brilliance has been on the wane following the collapse of the U.S.S.R. Kudos to the Cuban King (Maker)!
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Winston Churchill
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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill(November 1874 – 24 January 1965), twice British Prime Minister, Nobel laureate, fiery orator and writer started his eventful life as a war correspondent and rose to the top position of the Prime Minister of UK serving it during the perilous period of 2nd World War saving the nation from the brink of defeat. His books on history won him the Nobel Prize for literature. His eventful political sway spanned over 65 years till he died at the ripe old age of 90.
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Elizabeth II
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Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, born 21 April 1926) is the current Head of State of the UK and 15 other Commonwealth countries. The elder daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, she became Queen at the age of 25, and has reigned through more than five decades of enormous social change and development. The Queen is married to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and has four children and eight grandchildren. In 2002, Elizabeth celebrated her golden jubilee (50 years on the throne) and in 2006 her 80th birthday.
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Mahathma Gandhi
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Mahathma Gandhi: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948). The father of the Indian Nation, a renowned political and spiritual leader respected and emulated by the world, the paragon of virtue, the embodiment of probity, honesty, sincerity, dedication and courage, a world leader of the highest order, Mahathma Gandhiji with his electrifying spirit galvanized the Indian nation to rise like one man shedding their abject slavery accumulated over the centuries. His life and philosophy are known by the epithet “Gandhism”. He fell to the bullet of an assassin. Our deep homage unto the Mahathma!
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Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev
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Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, born 2 March 1931 was the leader of the Soviet Union (USSR) from 1985 until its collapse in December of 1991, the seventh and last General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, serving from 1985 to 1991, the last head of state of the USSR, Nobel peace prize winner, a great diplomat, reformer and a realistic and humane politician. It was during his regime that a political empire built by the sheer force of circumstances making claims of equality behind the iron curtain fragmented and breathed its last by another combination of circumstances during a face lifting political process to set right the anomaly by restructuring and transparency. Peace be unto Gorbachev!
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Adolf Hitler
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Adolf Hitler, born on April 20, 1889 as the fourth child of Alois Schickelgruber and Klara Hitler in the Austrian town of Braunau, rose from poverty to a passionate racist propagandist demagogue, and endeavoured to establish the supremacy of a race he considered superior, after becoming the unchallengeable despotic leader of Greater Germany. In spite of being the recipient of the kind considerations from the Jewish community in many critical situations, he turned out to be their bitter enemy and butcher decimating 11 million people in the worst holocaust in human history. A brave soldier, he committed suicide as an inevitable result of his eccentric thinking and warmongering.
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John F. Kennedy
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John F. Kennedy(the 35th President of the U.S.A), of Irish descent, born in Brookline, Massachusetts, on May 29, 1917, the youngest man to become the President of the U.S.A and the youngest President to die, the first Roman Catholic President, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in history, won the hearts of millions across the globe by his charming and charismatic personality. His honest effort notwithstanding the hurdles to establish world peace, human rights, and assault on poverty and privation till he departed us On November 22, 1963, when he fell to the bullets of an assassin, are part of history. Let us pray for his soul to fulfill its goal!
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Lenin
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Lenin(Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov) born on April 22, 1870, to an upper-middle class educated family in the Russian town of Simbirsk on the Volga River, was the greatest revolutionary, statesman, thinker, founder and father of the short-lived empire of the preliterate, the U.S.S.R. Lenin became the man of the century and his Bolshevik Revolution (1917) became the event of the century, which was the outcome of a confluence of adventitious events, with Lenin as the catalyst. Marxism-Leninism was the zeitgeist of the century till the collapse of the U.S.S.R during the Gorbachev Regime, confirming the critical remarks of the system as Utopian. On January 21, 1924, Lenin died of a cerebral haemorrhage.
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Abraham Lincoln
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Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809–April 15, 1865), sometimes nicknamed Honest Abe, the Great Emancipator, the 16th president of the U.S.A and the first president from the Republican Party, was one of the greatest and famous presidents of America, who led the nation along the perilous brink of disintegration during a period of a Civil War. Honest to the core, humane and magnanimous, he put the integrity of the nation over other tormenting pressures from all around. He rose from humble beginnings and privation by sheer hard work to the highest post of President admirably achieving the twin goal of saving the Union and freeing the slaves paying a heavy prize for it as the denouement of the civil war saw the tragic end of Lincoln when he fell to the bullet of an assassin, an actor and Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth, on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, while attending a performance at a theater with his wife and two guests. He belongs to the ages commanding veneration and adoration from millions!
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Nelson Mandela
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Rolihlahla Mandela(Nelson Mandela) born in Mvezo, a village near Mthatha in the Transkei, on July 18, 1918 was a crusader against the racist repression in South Africa, champion of the oppressed and deprived, a punctilious disciplinarian, dedicated his life with single minded devotion for the emancipation of a race subjugated by rabid orthodoxy and brutal power. He was imprisoned for over two and a half decade. In 1994 he was elected President of South Africa. He was the first black President of the Republic of South Africa (1994 - 1999) and winner of Nobel peace prize. The world respects his indomitable spirit of endurance and determination that have few parallels in history.
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Mao Zedong
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Mao Zedong (Mao Tse-tung) (December 26, 1893 – September 9, 1976), the propounder of Maoism, Chinese supreme revolutionary leader, the architect of modern China, founding member of the Communist Party of China, author of cultural revolution, he led a poverty ridden nation to prosperity and power for about 3 decades, though humanism took a retreat during this political cataclysm, strengthening the paradoxical view that the end justifies the means. The Chinese adore him as a saviour while the world views with mixed feeling. What the modern Chinese think is shrouded in mystery as freedom of expression in China is a cry in the wilderness.
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Gamal Abdel Nasser
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Gamal Abdel Nasser: Born in a well-to-do family in Alexandria on Jan. 15, 1918, Gamal Abdel Nasser, President of Egypt waded his way through the military using his political skills, reached the top leadership of Egypt and became its president by overthrowing the incumbent titular president for the common good of the people of Egypt, fighting against the British occupation of Egypt and challenging their supremacy. He fought a decisive war against the British and its allies and took control of the Suez canal. He became the hero of the Arab world by his diplomacy and strategy and paved the way for a United Arab world with partial success. He died in office in 1970, which was mourned profusely by the Arab world.
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Jawaharlal Nehru
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Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964). Born with a silver spoon in the mouth in a Kashmiri Brahmin family, having had western education at Oxford, Nehru jumped into the vortex of the Indian independence movement and led the nation to freedom having inherited the legacy of Gandhi, the Mahatma, leading a relentless struggle for years together often staying behind iron bars, and became the architect of modern India in the post independence period, modeling the national economy on the Soviet pattern. As Prime Minister for 17 years, he engaged himself in the national reconstruction with modern, secular and socialist outlook simultaneously grooming his only daughter Indira for the future leadership of India. The Indian nation owed much to Nehru’s family then. Now the Nehru family owes much to the nation.
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Napoleon Bonaparte
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Napoleon Bonaparte: Short in physical stature, but of high profile otherwise, destined for warfare from his childhood, Bonaparte began to scale new heights through a series of successful military campaigns until he became the hope of the nation. He became a virtual dictator and the Emperor. But defeat began to stare at him which resulted in his exile not once but twice. Though he overcame the first and returned jubilantly welcomed by the people, the second was the Waterloo of his life on earth. He died during the 2nd exile on the island of St Helena, on 5 May 1821.
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Barack Obama
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Barack Obama: The first African-American president of the U.S.A, Nobel Prize winner, the President of the most powerful nation on earth, the world looks to him with their finger crossed as he sports a positive outlook with a sense of probity. The world has reposed great hope faith and confidence in him. Obama has risen to their expectations and has carved out a niche for himself. While still on the conventional track, he has worked out a distinct path not tread by his predecessors. Let us hope for more from him!
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Margaret-Thatcher
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Margaret-Thatcher: Born on October 13, 1925, in Grantham, England, nicknamed the “Iron Lady”, British prime minister from 1979 to 1990, the first woman prime minister in all of Europe, the youngest woman elected to the House of Commons, longest serving Prime Minister in the 20th century, the first woman to serve as the opposition leader in the House of Commons, Thatcher has left an indelible impression on Britain and the world politics. Following a path of her own, defying conservatism and conventions, she implemented economic policies easing government controls defying stiff resistance and sailed through rough weather withstanding ups and downs with the Falkland operation taking her to the pinnacle of her glory. A decade and a year in power, her charisma began to fade and she was forced to step down as her own party, the Conservatives, felt she was a liability.
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George Washington
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George Washington (1732-1799), the first president of the United States of America from April 30, 1789, until March 4, 1797(two terms), the father of the nation who led the American colonies under the British Monarchy to victory and sovereignty, has taught the world the meaning and spirit of self-sacrifice and it power. His very name verily instills in us five national ideals, say, Live , Fight, Work, Sacrifice and Die for the nation. He was the embodiment of patience and dedication. Washington refused a third presidential term, saying in his farewell speech that a longer rule would give a man too much power. His indomitable fighting spirit amidst crushing failures is worthy of adoration. An indebted nation stands in owe and veneration for the great soul. Let us follow in his footsteps for the good of our fellow travelers.
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Swami Vivekananda
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Swami Vivekananda was The beacon light of what India is today. He redeemed a moribund nation with the richest tradition from extinction accomplished by a providential mission by instilling in the minds of millions a sense of pride and confidence that were lost by the inherent weakness accelerated by waves of incursion by marauding invaders. He inspired and rejuvenated the traditional Indian society responding to a call from within, which was guided and moulded by his beloved teacher(Guru) Sree Ramakrishna paramahamsa. Both of them had a divine mission to accomplish during their short sojourn on this earth.

Vivekannanda(Narendranath Datta in his previous ashram) was born Jan. 12, 1863, in Calcutta.as the son of Vishwanath Datta, a successful attorney and Bhuvaneshwari Devi, a deeply devoted woman. As a child he he had a spiritual bend of mind. During his college days he was haunted by the quest for truth marred by conflicting ideas about the existence of God. As destiny would have, he stumbled upon the pious man of the Kali Temple at Dakshineswar. He asked the saint of Calcutta, who became the saint of India and subsequently of the world at large, “have you seen God”. Without an iota of hesitation pat came the answer emphatically, “yes”. Narendra did not turn back afterward. He not only became the disciple of Sri Ramakrishna but also the leader of the group of disciples that joined Ramakrishna before and after this meeting. There began his man-making, soul-stirring spiritual journey inspiring and awakening a nation in slumber forgetful of its immense strength and power. By the time he made his famous Chicago address at the Parliament of religions in 1993 he had risen to the status of A universal spiritual stalwart amalgamating the best from the East and the West galvanizing the Indian masses steeped in ignorance and Western elites immersed in materialism. He lectured through the US, London and other European countries. He returned to India and continued his victorious journey. His dedication coupled with deep patriotism inspired millions in India. The wheel of independence has already been set in motion by restoring in the enfeebled Indian minds pride, prestige, confidence and strength by enlightening them of their glorious past and reminding them that they were children of immortal bliss. Leaving a legacy of untiring spirit and strength he left his mortal frame and attained Samaadhi on the night of 4 July 1902.Our reverence unto him!
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World Leaders

1.Alexander the Great
2.Aung San Suu Kyi
3.Subhas Chandra Bose
4.Fidel Castro
5.Winston Churchill
6.Elizabeth II
7.Mahathma Gandhi
8.Mikhail Gorbachev
9.Adolf Hitler
10.John F.Kennedy
11.Vladimir Lenin
12.Abraham Lincon
13.Nelson Mandela
14.Mao Zedong
15.Gamal Abdel Nasser
16.Jawaharlal Nehru
17.Napoleon Bonaparte
18.Barack Obama
19.Margaret-Thatcher
20.George Washington
21.Swami Vivekananda