100 Notable Alumni Of University Of Allahabad Sorted List

The University of Allahabad is 379th in the world, 73rd in Asia, and 5th in India by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from the University of Allahabad sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

1. Mahadevi Varma Born in India Years (aged 80) Biography Mahadevi Varma was an Indian Hindi-language poet, essayist, sketch story writer and an eminent personality of Hindi literature. She is considered one of the four major pillars of the Chhayawadi era in Hindi literature. She has been also addressed as the Modern Meera. Poet Nirala had once called her “Saraswati in the vast temple of Hindi Literature”. Varma had witnessed India both before and after independence. She was one of those poets who worked for the wider society of India. Not only her poetry but also her social upliftment work and welfare development among women were also depicted deeply in her writings. These largely influenced not only the readers but also the critics especially through her novel Deepshikha. …+ show more
2. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Born in India Years (aged 91) Occupations philosopherteacherspiritual teacherwriter Biography Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was an Indian yoga guru, known for developing and popularizing Transcendental Meditation (TM), and for being the leader and guru of a worldwide organization that has been characterized in multiple ways including as a new religious movement and as non-religious. He became known as Maharishi (meaning “great seer”) and Yogi as an adult. …+ show more

3. Motilal Nehru Born in India Years (aged 70) Occupations barristerpolitician Biography Motilal Nehru was an Indian lawyer, activist and politician belonging to the Indian National Congress. He also served as the Congress President twice, 1919–1920 and 1928–1929. He was a patriarch of the Nehru-Gandhi family and the father of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. …+ show more

4. Chandra Shekhar Born in India Years (aged 80) Enrolled in the University of Allahabad In 1951 graduated with master’s degree in political science Occupations politician Biography Chandra Shekhar Singh was an Indian politician who served as the 8th Prime Minister of India, between 10 November 1990 and 21 June 1991. He headed a minority government of a breakaway faction of the Janata Dal with outside support from the Indian National Congress. He was the first Indian Prime Minister who had never held any Government office. …+ show more

5. Vishwanath Pratap Singh Born in India Years (aged 77) Biography Vishwanath Pratap Singh, shortened to V. P. Singh, was an Indian politician who was the 7th Prime Minister of India from 1989 to 1990 and the 41st Raja Bahadur of Manda. He is India’s only prime minister to have been former royalty. …+ show more
6. Zakir Hussain Born in India Years (aged 72) Biography Zakir Husain Khan was an Indian economist and politician who served as the third president of India, from 13 May 1967 until his death on 3 May 1969. …+ show more
7. Tigmanshu Dhulia Born in India Years 1967-.. (age 55) Occupations film directorfilm producerscreenwritercasting directorauthor Biography Tigmanshu Dhulia is an Indian film dialogue writer, director, actor, screenwriter, producer and casting director known for his works in Hindi cinema and Television. He wrote the dialogue for the 1998 film Dil Se.., the first Bollywood film to chart in the UK top ten, and screened at the Berlin International Film Festival. His directing career has also garnered international recognition with the biographical film, Paan Singh Tomar premiered at the 2010 BFI London Film Festival. and the thriller drama Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster. …+ show more

8. Madan Mohan Malaviya Born in India Years (aged 85) Occupations journalistpoliticianphilosopherlawyerpoet Biography Madan Mohan Malaviya (pronunciation (help·info) (25 December 1861 — 12 November 1946) was an Indian scholar, educational reformer and politician notable for his role in the Indian independence movement, as the four-time president of the Indian National Congress and the founder of Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha. He was addressed by the title of respect Pandit and also addressed as Mahamana. …+ show more

9. Gulzarilal Nanda Born in Pakistan Years (aged 100) Occupations economistuniversity teacherpolitician Biography Gulzarilal Nanda BR was an Indian politician and economist who specialized in labour issues. He was the Interim Prime Minister of India for two 13-day stints following the deaths of Jawaharlal Nehru in 1964 and Lal Bahadur Shastri in 1966 respectively. Both his terms ended after the ruling Indian National Congress’s parliamentary party elected a new prime minister. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, in 1997. …+ show more . Aditya Shrivastava Born in India Years 1968-.. (age 54) Occupations television actoractormodel Biography Aditya Srivastava is an Indian actor who works in Hindi films, television and theatre. He is best known for his role as Senior Inspector Abhijeet in India’s longest-running television police procedural C.I.D.. He has also portrayed pivotal roles in the Bollywood films Satya, Gulaal, Lakshya, Paanch, Black Friday, Kaalo, Super 30 and Dil Se Pooch Kidhar Jana Hai joining CIF among others. …+ show more . Shankar Dayal Sharma Born in India Years (aged 81) Enrolled in the University of Allahabad Graduated with Master of Arts in Hindi, English literature, and Sanskrit Occupations politicianlawyer Biography Shankar Dayal Sharma was the ninth president of India, serving from 1992 to 1997. Prior to his presidency, Sharma had been the eighth vice president of India, serving under R. Venkataraman. He was also the Chief Minister (1952–1956) of Bhopal State, and Cabinet Minister (1956–1967), holding the portfolios of Education, Law, Public Works, Industry and Commerce, National Resources and Separate Revenue. He was the President of the Indian National Congress in 1972–1974 and returned to the Government as Union Minister for Communications from 1974 to 1977. …+ show more . Murli Manohar Joshi Born in India Years 1934-.. (age 88) Biography Murli Manohar Joshi is an Indian politician. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of which he was the President between 1991 and 1993, and the former Member of Parliament for Kanpur parliamentary constituency. He was formerly a professor of Physics in University of Allahabad. He was one of the key leaders of the BJP. Joshi later became the Union Human Resources Development minister in the National Democratic Alliance government. Joshi was awarded Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian award, in 2017 by the Government of India. …+ show more
13. Vinay Pathak Born in India Years 1968-.. (age 54) Occupations actortelevision presenterfilm producertelevision actor Biography Vinay Pathak is an Indian theater and film actor. He has starred in many films including Khosla Ka Ghosla, Bheja Fry, Island City and Johnny Gaddaar and had a supporting role in movies like Jism, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, and My Name is Khan. …+ show more . Markandey Katju Born in India Years 1946-.. (age 76) Biography Markandey Katju is an Indian jurist and former Supreme Court judge of India who served as chairman for the Press Council of India. He is the founder and patron of the Indian Reunification Association, an organisation that advocates for the peaceful reunification of what is now Pakistan and Bangladesh with India under a secular government. …+ show more
15. Prashant Bhushan Born in India Years 1956-.. (age 66) Occupations lawyerauthoractivistpolitician Biography Prashant Bhushan is an Indian public interest lawyer in the Supreme Court of India. He was a member of the faction of the India Against Corruption (IAC) movement known as Team Anna which supported Anna Hazare’s campaign for the implementation of the Jan Lokpal Bill. After a split in IAC, he helped Team Anna form the Aam Aadmi Party. In 2015, he made several allegations against the party’s leadership, its functioning and its deviation from the core ideology, values and commitments. He is one of the founders of Swaraj Abhiyan and Sambhaavnaa, an Institute of Public Policy and Politics. …+ show more . Govind Ballabh Pant Born in India Years (aged 74) Occupations lawyercivil servantpolitician Biography Govind Ballabh Pant was an Indian freedom fighter and the first chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. Alongside Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Vallabh Bhai Patel, Pant was a key figure in the movement for India’s Independence and later a pivotal figure in the Indian Government. He was one of the foremost political leaders of Uttarakhand (then known as United Provinces) and a key player in the unsuccessful movement to establish Hindi as the national language of Indian Union. …+ show more . N. D. Tiwari Born in India Years (aged 93) Biography Narayan Datt Tiwari was an Indian politician. He was formerly in the Praja Socialist Party and later joined the Indian National Congress. …+ show more
18. Rajendra Singh Born in India Years 1959-.. (age 63) Occupations environmentalistsocial worker Biography Rajendra Singh is an Indian water conservationist and environmentalist from Alwar district, Rajasthan in India. Also known as “waterman of India”, he won the Magsaysay Award in 2001 and Stockholm Water Prize in 2015. He runs an NGO called ‘Tarun Bharat Sangh’ (TBS), which was founded in 1975. The NGO based in village hori-Bhikampura in Thanagazi tehsil, near Sariska Tiger Reserve, has been instrumental in fighting the slow bureaucracy, mining lobby and has helped villagers take charge of water management in their semi-arid area as it lies close to Thar Desert, through the use of johad, rainwater storage tanks, check dams and other time-tested as well as path-breaking techniques. Starting from a single village in 1985, over the years TBS helped build over 8,600 johads and other water conservation structures to collect rainwater for the dry seasons, has brought water back to over 1,000 villages and revived five rivers in Rajasthan, Arvari, Ruparel, Sarsa, Bhagani and Jahajwali. He is one of the members of the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) which was set up in 2009, by the Government of India as an empowered planning, financing, monitoring and coordinating authority for the Ganges (Ganga), in exercise of the powers conferred under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. In the UK he is a founder member of an NGO called the Flow Partnership. which aims to counter the negative effects of soil erosion and flooding. …+ show more . Vikas Swarup Born in India Years 1963-.. (age 59) Occupations writerdiplomat Biography Vikas Swarup is a retired Indian diplomat and writer. He retired from the Indian Foreign Service as the Secretary (West) at the Ministry of External Affairs, India on 30 June 2021 and has previously served as High Commissioner of India in Canada and has been the official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs. He is best known as the author of the novel Q & A, adapted in film as Slumdog Millionaire, the winner of Best Film for the year 2009 at the Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards and BAFTA Awards. …+ show more . Pankaj Mishra Born in India Years 1969-.. (age 53) Occupations journalistliterary criticauthorwriter Biography Pankaj Mishra FRSL is an Indian essayist and novelist. He is a recipient of the 2014 Windham–Campbell Prize for non-fiction. …+ show more . Harish-Chandra Born in India Years (aged 60) Occupations mathematicianuniversity teacherphysicist Biography Harish-Chandra FRS was an Indian American mathematician and physicist who did fundamental work in representation theory, especially harmonic analysis on semisimple Lie groups. …+ show more . Keshari Nath Tripathi Born in India Years 1934-.. (age 88) Biography Keshari Nath Tripathi is an Indian politician, who served as Governor of West Bengal from July 2014 to July 2019. He also had additional charge for short stints as governor of Bihar, Meghalaya and Mizoram. He was a member of Bharatiya Janata Party. He was the speaker of Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly three times, and the president of Uttar Pradesh unit of Bharatiya Janata Party. …+ show more
23. Anil Baijal Biography Anil Baijal is a retired Central Government Civil Servant of the Indian Administrative Service cadre and is the 21st Lieutenant Governor of Delhi. He took over office on 31 December 2016 after the sudden resignation of Najeeb Jung. …+ show more
24. Bhagwati Charan Verma Born in India Years (aged 78) Occupations politicianwriter Biography Bhagwati Charan Verma was one of the leading writers in Hindi. He wrote many novels, his best work was Chitralekha (1934), which was made into two successful Hindi films in 1941 and 1964 respectively. He was awarded Sahitya Akademi Award for his epic five-part novel, Bhoole Bisre Chitra in 1961 and Padma Bhushan in 1971. He was also nominated to Rajya Sabha in 1978. …+ show more . Firaq Gorakhpuri Born in India Years (aged 86) Biography Raghupati Sahay, also known by his pen name Firaq Gorakhpuri, was a writer, critic, and, according to one commentator, one of the most noted contemporary Urdu poets from India. He established himself among peers including Muhammad Iqbal, Yagana Changezi, Jigar Moradabadi and Josh Malihabadi. …+ show more
26. Udit Raj Born in India Years 1958-.. (age 64) Occupations politiciancivil servant Biography Udit Raj is an Indian politician and member of Indian National Congress. He was a Member of Parliament between 2014 and 2019 in the Lok Sabha, representing the North West Delhi as a member of Bharatiya Janata Party. Raj is also the National Chairman of the All India Confederation of SC/ST Organizations. …+ show more . Camille Bulcke Born in Belgium Years (aged 73) Occupations missionaryuniversity teacherSanskrit scholar Biography Camille Bulcke was a Belgian Jesuit missionary in India who came to be known as “India’s most renowned Christian Hindi scholar”. …+ show more . Madan Lal Khurana Biography Madan Lal Khurana was an Indian politician and former Chief Minister of Delhi from 1993 to 1996. He also served as Governor of Rajasthan in 2004. He was the Union Minister of Parliamentary affairs and Tourism in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. He was a member of Rashtriya Swayansevak Sangh and Bharatiya Janata Party. …+ show more
29. Saifuddin Kitchlew Born in India Years (aged 75) Occupations barristerpolitician Biography Saifuddin Kitchlew was an Indian independence activist, barrister, politician and later a leader of the peace movement. A member of Indian National Congress, he first became Punjab Provincial Congress Committee (Punjab PCC) head and later the General Secretary of the AICC in 1924. He is most remembered for the protests in Punjab after the implementation of Rowlatt Act in March 1919, after which on 10 April, he and another leader Satyapal, were secretly sent to Dharamsala. A public protest rally against their arrest and that of Gandhi, on 13 April 1919 at Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, led to the infamous Jallianwala Bagh massacre. He was also a founding member of Jamia Millia Islamia. He was awarded the Stalin Peace Prize (now known as Lenin Peace Prize) in 1952. …+ show more . Vijay Bahuguna Born in India Years 1947-.. (age 75) Occupations judgelawyerpolitician Biography Vijay Bahuguna is an Indian politician who served as the 6th Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. He is the eldest son of Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna, an independence activist and eminent politician, and also a former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Vijay Bahuguna was a member of the 14th and 15th Lok Sabhas of India. He represented the Tehri Garhwal constituency of Uttarakhand and is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. …+ show more . Dharmendra Yadav Born in India Years 1979-.. (age 43) Biography Dharmendra Yadav is an Indian politician. He was a Member of Parliament in the 16th Lok Sabha from Badaun constituency, in Uttar Pradesh. He is a member of the Samajwadi Party. …+ show more
32. Shashi Kant Sharma Born in India Years 1952-.. (age 70) Biography Shashi Kant Sharma is a retired central civil servant of 1976 batch under IAS cadre belonging to Bihar. He was the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. In July 2014 he assumed office as a Member of the United Nations Board of Auditors. On 11 January 2017, Sharma took over as the Chairman of the United Nations Board of Auditors. The reports of the Board serve as a key input for policy making within the UN. …+ show more
33. S. C. Jamir Born in India Years 1931-.. (age 91) Enrolled in the University of Allahabad In 1958 graduated with Bachelor of Laws Occupations politician Biography Senayangba Chubatoshi Jamir is an Indian politician and former Governor of Odisha. He was Parliamentary Secretary to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Deputy Minister under Indira Gandhi. He has served as the Chief Minister of Nagaland, Governor of Maharashtra, Governor of Gujarat & Governor of Goa. He was awarded the third-highest Civilian Award in India, Padma Bhusan in 2020 for his work in public affairs. …+ show more . Kailash Nath Katju Born in India Years (aged 81) Biography Kailash Nath Katju was a prominent politician of India. He was the Governor of Orissa and West Bengal, the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, the Union Home Minister and the Union Defence Minister. He was also one of India’s most prominent lawyers. He was part of some of the most notable cases of his times, including the Indian National Army trials. Katju joined the Indian independence movement early on and spent several years incarcerated with fellow independence activists for his activities. …+ show more
35. Ramkumar Verma Born in India Years (aged 85) Biography Ramkumar Verma was a Hindi poet who published one act-plays and several anthologies of his work. …+ show more
36. Krishnaswamy Sundarji Born in India Years (aged 69) Occupations writermilitary leadersoldier Biography General Krishnaswamy “Sundarji” Sundararajan, PVSM, was the Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army from 1986 to 1988. He was the last former British Indian Army officer to command the Indian Army. …+ show more . Narendra Deva Biography Acharya Narendra Deva was one of the leading theorists of the Congress Socialist Party in India. His democratic socialism renounced violent means as a matter of principle and embraced the satyagraha as a revolutionary tactic. …+ show more
38. Daulat Singh Kothari Born in India Years (aged 87) Biography Daulat Singh Kothari was an Indian scientist and educationist. …+ show more
39. Kamleshwar Born in India Years (aged 75) Occupations authorjournalistwriternovelistscreenwriter Biography Kamleshwar Prasad Saxena, known mononymously as Kamleshwar, was a 20th-century Indian writer who wrote in Hindi. He also worked as a screenwriter for Indian films and television industry. Among his most well-known works are the films Aandhi, Mausam, Chhoti Si Baat and Rang Birangi. He was awarded the 2003 Sahitya Akademi Award for his Hindi novel Kitne Pakistan (translated in English as Partitions), and the Padma Bhushan in 2005. …+ show more . Hukum Singh Born in India Years (aged 80) Biography Hukum Singh was an Indian politician who served as the Member of Parliament from Kairana in Uttar Pradesh as a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate. He was a member of the Panel of Chairpersons of the 16th Lok Sabha, and the Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Water Resources. …+ show more
41. Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Born in India Years (aged 70) Biography Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna was an Indian National Congress leader and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh; he later joined Bharatiya Lok Dal and worked with Charan Singh. …+ show more
42. Sri Lal Sukla Born in India Years (aged 86) Occupations civil servantauthornovelist Biography Shrilal Shukla was a Hindi writer, notable for his satire. He worked as a PCS officer for the state government of Uttar Pradesh, later inducted into the IAS. He has written over 25 books, including Raag Darbari, Makaan, Sooni Ghaati Ka Sooraj, Pehla Padaav and Bisrampur Ka Sant. …+ show more . Sampurnanand Born in India Years (aged 78) Enrolled in the University of Allahabad Graduated with Bachelor of Science Occupations politician Biography Sampurnanand was a teacher and politician in Uttar Pradesh, India. He served as the second Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh from 1954 to 1960. If single tenures in the office of the Uttar Pradesh Chief Ministers are only considered, then Dr. Sampurnanand had the longest stretch from 28 December 1954 to 7 December 1960, which is almost six years in the office. Dr. Sampurnanand, a scholar of Sanskrit and Hindi, succeeded Govind Ballabh Pant. Advised by a council of ministers numbering 28, he governed Uttar Pradesh was asked to resign as Chief Minister following a political crisis in Uttar Pradesh initiated by Kamlapati Tripathi and Chandra Bhanu Gupta. …+ show more . Jagdish Sharan Verma Born in India Years (aged 80) Biography Jagdish Sharan Verma was an Indian jurist who served as the 27th Chief Justice of India from 25 March 1997 to 18 January 1998. He was the chairman of National Human Rights Commission from 1999 to 2003, and chairman of the Justice Verma Committee Report on Amendments to Criminal Law after the 2012 Delhi gang rape case. He remains one of India’s most highly regarded Chief Justices and eminent jurists. …+ show more
45. Shah Ahmad Noorani Born in India Years (aged 77) Occupations writerphilosopherpolitician Biography Shah Ahmad Noorani Siddiqi was a Pakistani Islamic scholar, mystic, philosopher, revivalist and politician.Siddiqi was founder of the World Islamic Mission, leader of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (JUP) and founder president of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA). …+ show more . B. C. Khanduri Born in India Years 1934-.. (age 88) Biography Major General Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri, AVSM, (born 1 October 1934) is an Indian politician. He was Chief Minister of Uttarakhand from 2007 to 2009 and 2011 to 2012. He was a Member of Parliament in the 16th Lok Sabha representing the Garhwal parliamentary constituency of Uttarakhand and is a senior member of the Bharatiya Janta Party. Earlier, he was a cabinet minister, Ministry of Surface Transport of the government headed by the former Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee. …+ show more
47. Vidya Niwas Mishra Born in India Years (aged 79) Occupations politicianauthorjournalist Biography Vidya Niwas Mishra was an Indian scholar, a Hindi-Sanskrit littérateur, and a journalist. He was honoured with Padma Bhushan. …+ show more . B. D. Mishra Occupations politicianmilitary personnel Biography B. D. Mishra is a former brigadier of the Indian Army. He is the present governor of Arunachal Pradesh. …+ show more . B. B. Lal Born in India Years 1921-.. (age 101) Occupations anthropologistwriterarchaeologist Biography Braj Basi Lal, better known as B. B. Lal, is an Indian archaeologist. …+ show more . Akhilesh Pratap Singh Born in India Years 1960-.. (age 62) Biography Akhilesh Pratap Singh is an Indian politician and a member of the 16th Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh. He represented the Rudrapur constituency of Uttar Pradesh until 2017 and is a member and spokesperson for the Indian National Congress party. …+ show more
51. Satish Mishra Born in India Years 1952-.. (age 70) Occupations politicianlawyer Biography Satish Chandra Mishra is an Indian politician who was the cabinet minister in Mayawati ministry in Uttar Pradesh, India, and a part of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). He is a lawyer by profession. He was a member of Rajya Sabha until 2 April 2022. …+ show more . Pawan Shankar Born in India Years 1975-.. (age 47) Occupations television actoractortelevision presenter Biography Pawan Shankar is an Indian television actor who played the title role in the serial Siddhant on Star One He holds an MBA in finance from Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad. An alumnus of Allahabad’s St. Joseph’s College, Shankar graduated with a Gold Medal from Allahabad University. …+ show more . Ashok Bhushan Born in India Years 1956-.. (age 66) Biography Ashok Bhushan is a former Judge of Supreme Court of India and the current Chairperson of National Company Appellate Tribunal. He was the 31st Chief Justice of Kerala High Court. He is former Judge of Kerala High Court and Allahabad High Court. …+ show more
54. Mrinal Pande Born in India Years 1946-.. (age 76) Occupations writerauthorjournalist Biography Mrinal Pande is an Indian television personality, journalist and author, and until 2009 chief editor of Hindi daily Hindustan. …+ show more . Naresh Chandra Born in India Years (aged 83) Occupations businesspersoncivil servantdiplomat Biography Naresh Chandra was a 1956 batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre, who served as the Cabinet Secretary of India, Defence Secretary of India, Home Secretary of India, Water Resources Secretary of India and Indian Ambassador to the United States. He was awarded India’s second highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan, for civil service, in 2007. …+ show more . Saiyid Nurul Hasan Born in India Years (aged 72) Occupations diplomatauthorhistorianpolitician Biography Saiyid Nurul Hasan was an Indian historian and an elder statesman in the Government of India. A member of the Rajya Sabha, he was the Union Minister of State (with Independent Charges) of Education, Social Welfare and Culture Government of India (1971–1977) and the Governor of West Bengal and Odisha (1986–1993). …+ show more . Shamsur Rahman Faruqi Born in India Years (aged 85) Occupations literary criticpoetcivil servantwriter Biography Shamsur Rahman Faruqi was an Indian Urdu language poet, author, critic and theorist. He is known for ushering modernism to Urdu literature. He formulated fresh models of literary appreciation that combined western principles of literary criticism and subsequently applied them to Urdu literature after adapting them to address literary aesthetics native to Arabic, Persian, and Urdu. Some of his notable works included Sher-e-Shor Angez (1996), Ka’i Chand The Sar-e Asman (2006), The Mirror of Beauty (2013), and The Sun that Rose from the Earth (2014). He was also the editor and publisher of the Urdu literary magazine Shabkhoon. …+ show more . Surya Bahadur Thapa Born in Nepal Years (aged 87) Occupations politiciancivil servant Biography Surya Bahadur Thapa was a Nepali politician who was the only five-time Prime Minister of Nepal. He served under three different kings in a political career lasting more than 50 years. …+ show more . Sitakant Mahapatra Born in India Years 1937-.. (age 85) Occupations authortranslatorwriterliterary criticpoet Biography Sitakant Mahapatra is an Indian poet and literary critic in Odia as well as English. He served in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) from 1961 until he retired in 1995, and has held ex officio posts such as the Chairman of National Book Trust, New Delhi since then. …+ show more . Gopinath Kaviraj Occupations librarianphilosopher Biography Gopinath Kaviraj was an Indian Sanskrit scholar, Indologist and philosopher. First appointed in 1914 a librarian, he was the Principal of Government Sanskrit College, Varanasi from 1923 to 1937. He was also the editor of the Sarasvati Bhavana Granthamala (Sarasvati Bhavana Texts) during that period. …+ show more . V. N. Khare Biography Vishweshwar Nath Khare was the 33rd Chief Justice of India, serving from 19 December 2002 to 2 May 2004. He was a judge of the Supreme Court of India from 21 March 1997 before he was elevated to the post of Chief Justice. …+ show more
62. Ruqaiya Hasan Born in India Years (aged 84) Biography Ruqaiya Hasan was a professor of linguistics who held visiting positions and taught at various universities in England. Her last appointment was at Macquarie University in Sydney, from which she retired as emeritus professor in 1994. Throughout her career she researched and published widely in the areas of verbal art, culture, context and text, text and texture, lexicogrammar and semantic variation. The latter involved the devising of extensive semantic system networks for the analysis of meaning in naturally occurring dialogues. …+ show more
63. Vishal Mangalwadi Born in India Years 1949-.. (age 73) Occupations philosopherauthoruniversity teacher Biography Vishal Mangalwadi is a social reformer, political columnist, Indian Christian philosopher, writer and lecturer. …+ show more . Dharma Vira Born in India Years (aged 94) Biography Dharma Vira OBE, ICS was an Indian politician who served as the governor of Punjab, Haryana, West Bengal and Karnataka. Vira also served as a Cabinet Secretary of the Government of India. …+ show more
65. Satish Chandra Born in India Years (aged 95) Occupations authorhistorian Biography Satish Chandra was an Indian historian whose main area of specialisation was medieval Indian history. …+ show more . B. K. Chaturvedi Biography B. K. Chaturvedi is an Indian civil servant. He is former cabinet secretary, Government of India. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2010 for his contribution to the field of civil services. He belongs to 1966 batch of the Indian Administrative Service. …+ show more
67. Arjun Singh Born in India Years (aged 81) Biography Arjun Singh was an Indian politician from the Indian National Congress, who served twice as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh in the 1980s. He also served twice as the Union Minister of Human Resource Development, in the Manmohan Singh and P. V. Narasimha Rao ministries. …+ show more
68. Rustom K. S. Ghandhi Born in India Years (aged 90) Biography Vice Admiral Rustom Khushro Shapur ‘Rusi’ Ghandhi, PVSM, VrC was a former flag officer in the Indian Navy. He last served as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command from 1977 to 1979. He is the only officer to have commanded ships in all wars and conflicts post Independence. He commanded the frigate INS Betwa (1959) during the Annexation of Goa, the destroyer INS Khukri (F149) during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 and the cruiser INS Mysore (C60) during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. …+ show more
69. Ganesh Prasad Born in India Years (aged 59) Occupations historian of mathematicsmathematicianuniversity teacher Biography Ganesh Prasad was an Indian mathematician who specialised in the theory of potentials, theory of functions of a real variable, Fourier series and the theory of surfaces. He was trained at the Universities of Cambridge and Göttingen and on return to India he helped develop the culture of mathematical research in India. The mathematical community of India considers Ganesh Prasad as the Father of Mathematical Research in India. He was also an educator taking special interest in the advancement of primary education in the rural areas of India. …+ show more . Sandeep Nath Occupations songwriterlyricistauthor Biography Sandeep Nath is Singer, Lyricist, Composer, Screenwriter, Director and Producer in Bollywood.His Sufi songs “Rangrez”, “Ishq Niralaaa” are full of philosophy, spirituality, pure love and positivity. He started his literary career as a poet and singer at the age of eighteen. He has completed more than two books as namely “Mujhko Kuch Bhi Naam Doh”, “Darpan Ab Bhi Andha Hai” (a collection of Ghazals). His poetries have been selected in “Kabita Parabasey” an anthology of Bengali poems written by the poets from outside Bengal and published by Bangiya Maitri Samiti Mumbai. He is closely associated with India’s fastest growing poetry group “Poets Corner Group” & “Delhi Poetry Festival”. One of his poem was featured in Musings: A Mosaic (anthology by Poets’ Corner). In his Indian film career he has written lyrics for more than seventy well known Bollywood films, he is most known for his work in films like ‘Madhur Bhandarkar’s Page 3 (2005), Corporate (2006), Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya (2007), Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Paan Singh Tomar (film) (2012) and Bullet Raja, Mohit Suri’s Aashiqui 2 (2013) and Rohit Shetty’s Singham Returns (2014), Bhushan Patel’s ALONE (2015), Vikramjit Singh’s Roy (2015), Deepak Tijori’s Do lafzon ki kahani (2016), Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Raag Desh (2017) & Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3 (2018), and Bhushan Patel’s Amavas (2019). …+ show more . Ram Niwas Mirdha Born in India Years (aged 86) Occupations juristministerpolitician Biography Ram Niwas Mirdha was an Indian politician from Rajasthan. He served as member of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly from 1953 to 1967 and as speaker of the assembly from 1957 to 1967. Mirdha was as a cabinet minister of the Government of India for several departments during the 1970s and 1980s and became of member of the Lok Sabha for Barmer, Rajasthan, from 1991 to 1996. He was a member of the executive board of UNESCO from 1993 to 1997. He served as chairman of the Sangeet Natak Akademi until his death from multiple organ failure. …+ show more . Manuel Aaron Born in Myanmar Years 1935-.. (age 87) Biography Manuel Aaron is the first Indian chess master in the second half of the 20th century. He dominated chess in India in the 1960s to the 1980s, was the national champion of India nine times between 1959 and 1981. He is India’s first player to be awarded the International Master title, and is one of the key figures in introducing international chess practices to India; until the 1960s, Indian chess (known as chaturanga) was often played using many local traditional variants (e.g. in lieu of castling, the king could execute a knights move once, if it had not been checked). Aaron helped popularize the international variety, forming many chess groups and urging players to study openings and other formal chess literature. …+ show more
73. Sarat Pujari Born in India Years (aged 80) Occupations actorlecturerfilm director Biography Sarat Pujari was an Indian actor, director and producer in Odia film industry (Ollywood). He was originally from Jhaduapada, Sambalpur. …+ show more . Shyam Kumari Khan Biography Shyam Kumari Khan née Nehru was an Indian lawyer, freedom fighter, politician and social worker. She was a member of the Rajya Sabha from 1963 to 1968. …+ show more
75. Kamal Narain Singh Biography Kamal Narain Singh was the 22nd Chief Justice of India. He was educated at L.R.L.A. High School in Sirsa and Ewing Christian College in Allahabad and is a graduate of the University of Allahabad. At 17 days, his tenure as chief justice is the shortest. …+ show more
76. Jagannath Prasad Das Born in India Years 1936-.. (age 86) Occupations writerpoetauthor Biography Jagannath Prasad Das is an Indian writer, poet, playwright and novelist who writes in Odia. He has dominated the Odia literary scene for over forty years. His literary oeuvre comprise poetry, plays, short stories, novel, essays, children’s poems and nonsense verse. He has done translations of literary works from different languages into Odia and English. He has done extensive research into Odia art and has published three works on the pictorial arts of the state. He has also done paintings, acted on stage and in films, and taken an active part in social and cultural movements. His writings have been widely translated into Hindi, English and other Indian languages, bringing him national recognition. He has been honoured with awards for his writings, the important ones being the Central Sahitya Akademi award for his poetry (which he refused), the Nandikar Award for plays, the Sarala Award for short stories and the Saraswati Samman for his poetry. He has been connected with literary, cultural, and charitable organisations and has been member/office holder of these bodies. …+ show more . Mata Prasad Biography Mata Prasad is a retired Indian Administrative Service officer. He was one of the first people from the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes to become an IAS officer. He is a former chairman of the Union Public Service Commission of India. He served as the chief secretary of the state of Uttar Pradesh from June 1995 to October 1996, thus becoming the first Scheduled Caste officer to head the state bureaucracy. The Government of India awarded him the third highest civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan, in 2012, for his contributions to civil service. …+ show more
78. Prem Chand Pandey Born in India Years 1945-.. (age 77) Occupations meteorologistoceanographerphysicist Biography Prem Chand Pandey is an Indian space scientist, planetary scientist, and academic in the fields of satellite oceanography, remote sensing, atmospheric science, the Antarctic and climate change, and also he is the founding director of the National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research. …+ show more . Gopal Ballav Pattanaik Born in India Years 1937-.. (age 85) Biography Justice Gopal Ballav Pattanaik is an Indian lawyer and later a jurist who served over a period of 19 years in the bench of the Odisha High Court as a permanent Judge, as Chief Justice of the Patna High Court, Judge of the Supreme Court of India and as the 32nd Chief Justice of India. …+ show more
80. Mohammad Imran Pratapgarhi Born in India Years 1987-.. (age 35) Occupations writerlyricistpoet Biography Mohammad Imran Pratapgarhi is an Indian Urdu-language poet and Indian National Congress politician from Uttar Pradesh, India. Imran is known for his protest poetry that particularises the Muslim experience and identity in India and other parts of the world; he is especially known for his Urdu nazms “Madrasa” and “Han Main Kashmir Hoon.” …+ show more . Shyam Singh Yadav Born in India Years 1954-.. (age 68) Biography Shyam Singh Yadav is an Indian politician and a Member of Parliament in the 17th Lok Sabha from Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh. He is a member of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the leader of the party in the Lok Sabha. He is the chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Papers laid on the Table since 2019. He is also the member of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Coal and Steel; Parliamentary Joint Committee on Offices of Profit; member of Parliamentary General Purposes Committee (Lok Sabha) and member of Parliamentary Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. He is also a former PCS officer. …+ show more
82. Kailas Nath Wanchoo Biography Kailas Nath Wanchoo was the tenth Chief Justice of India. He was born in Allahabad and was educated on primary at Nowgong, Madhya Pradesh and middle at Pandit Pirthi Nath High School, Kanpur, Muir Central College, Allahabad and Wadham College, Oxford. He joined the Indian Civil Service as Joint Magistrate on 1 December 1926 in Uttar Pradesh. …+ show more
83. Jagmohan Yadav Born in India Years 1955-.. (age 67) Occupations police officer Biography Jagmohan Yadav is a retired 1983 batch IPS officer belonging to Uttar Pradesh Cadre who has served as the Director General of Uttar Pradesh Police. …+ show more . Vibhuti Narain Rai Born in India Years 1951-.. (age 71) Biography Vibhuti Narain Rai is an ex police officer and author from India. He obtained an M.A. in English literature from Allahabad University in 1971 and joined the Indian Police Service in 1975 as a part of the Uttar Pradesh cadre. He served many sensitive districts as a superintendent of police. …+ show more
85. Sudhir Dar Born in India Years (aged 85) Biography Sudhir Dar was an Indian cartoonist and illustrator. Starting with The Statesman in 1961, he went on to work as the political cartoonist with Hindustan Times from 1967 for over two decades. Subsequently, he joined The Pioneer and in 2000 started working as a freelancer. …+ show more
86. Vineet Saran Biography Vineet Saran is a Judge of Supreme Court of India. He is former Chief Justice of Orissa High Court. He is also former Judge of Karnataka High Court and Allahabad High Court. …+ show more
87. Nagendra Singh Born in India Years 1943-.. (age 79) Biography Nagendra Singh is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and has won the 2014 Indian general elections from the Khajuraho (Lok Sabha constituency). He was previously a minister in the Government of Madhya Pradesh before becoming Member of Parliament. …+ show more
88. Lakshmi Raj Sharma Born in India Years 1954-.. (age 68) Biography Lakshmi Raj Sharma is an Indian author, novelist, and academician. He used to teach English literature and literary theory. He was Professor at the Department of English and Modern European Languages at the University of Allahabad, Allahabad. Recently his novel The Tailor’s Needle was published. A few other books are also to his credit. He is also an active blogger. …+ show more
89. Naiyer Masud Born in India Years (aged 81) Occupations authortranslatorcriticwriteracademic Biography Naiyer Masud was an Indian Urdu scholar and short story writer. …+ show more . Pankaj Mithal Born in India Years 1961-.. (age 61) Biography Justice Pankaj Mithal is an Indian Judge. Presently, he is Chief Justice of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh High Court. He is a former Judge of the Allahabad High Court. …+ show more
91. Vinod Johri Born in India Years (aged 79) Occupations astronomerastrophysicistphysicist Biography Vinod Johri was an Indian astrophysicist. He was an eminent cosmologist, a retired professor of astrophysics at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and an emeritus professor at Lucknow University since 1995. Johri had over 75 research publications and articles published in pioneering journals. His major contributions in cosmological research included ‘power law inflation, genesis of quintessence fields of dark energy and phantom cosmologies’. He was the co-author of the first model of power law inflation in Brans–Dicke theory along with C. Mathiazhagan. He was honored by Uttar Pradesh Government by Research Award of the Council of Science & Technology (CSIR). …+ show more . Rakesh Mishra Enrolled in the University of Allahabad Graduated with Doctor of Philosophy Occupations researcherbiologist Biography Rakesh Kumar Mishra is an Indian scientist specializing in genomics and epigenetics. Mishra retired as the 6th director of CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology in Hyderabad, India, on the April 30th, 2021. He is currently the Director of TIGS, Bengaluru and holds J. C. Bose Fellowship at CCMB. …+ show more . Sara Rai Born in India Years 1956-.. (age 66) Enrolled in the University of Allahabad In 1981 graduated with master’s degree in English literature Occupations author Biography Sara Rai, is a contemporary Indian writer, editor of anthologies and translator of modern Hindi and Urdu fiction. She lives in Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh) and New Delhi, India. Rai mainly writes and publishes short stories in Hindi. Written in a reflective prose style, her stories explore the individual complexities in the lives of ordinary people and outsiders in contemporary India. …+ show more . A. N. D. Haksar Born in India Years 1933-.. (age 89) Occupations translatordiplomat Biography Aditya Narayan Dhairyasheel Haksar is a well known translator of Sanskrit classics into English. Born in Gwalior, central India, he is a graduate of The Doon School, Allahabad University and Oxford University. He was a career diplomat, serving as Indian High Commissioner to Kenya and the Seychelles, Minister in the United States, Ambassador to Portugal and Yugoslavia, and he also served as Dean of India’s Foreign Service Institute and President of the U.N. Environment Programme’s Governing Council. …+ show more . Sarat Kumar Kar Born in India Years (aged 81) Occupations politicianpoet Biography Sarat Kumar Kar was a politician and writer from Odisha, India. He was a member of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) political party. …+ show more . Baidyanath Misra Born in India Years (aged 99) Enrolled in the University of Allahabad Graduated with Master of Arts in economics Occupations educationalistadministratoreconomistwriter Biography Dr. Baidyanath Misra was an Indian economist, educationist, author, and administrator from the state of Odisha. He served as the Vice-Chancellor of the Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology, Deputy-Chairman of Odisha State Planning Board, Chairman of Odisha’s First State Finance Commission, Secretary of Odisha State Welfare Board, founder Secretary and President of Orissa Economics Association, and the founder Director and Chairman of Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies. He wrote 16 books in English and 20 in Odia. He was also a columnist in several leading Odia journals and newspapers. He organised several camps across Odisha, for helping the cause of the poor and downtrodden. …+ show more . Mohsin Zaidi Born in India Years (aged 68) Biography Mohsin Zaidi was an Indian Urdu poet who used the pen name ‘Mohsin’. He is best known as a writer of ghazals, who expressed new ideas with this traditional form. …+ show more
98. Lal Mani Joshi Born in India Years (aged 49) Biography Lal Mani Joshi was a Buddhist scholar and professor of comparative religions and Buddhist studies in a number of distinguished universities of India and USA. …+ show more
99. Suvira Jaiswal Biography Suvira Jaiswal is an Indian historian. She is known for her research into the social history of ancient India, especially the evolution of the caste system and the development and absorption of regional deities into the Hindu pantheon. …+ show more
100. Surendra Singh Panwar Born in India Years (aged 83) Occupations military personnel Biography Brigadier Surendra Singh Panwar served as an artillery officer in the Indian Army. …+ show more