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25 Indians that Everyone Should Know

Name These 25 Legendary People who had an Everlasting and unforgettable Contribution to Indian History.
Includes People from The Beginning of Time to Present.
Source- My Independent Research
Answers are NOT in order of Popularity or Importance
Mythological Figures are marked with *
Quiz by KingEureka
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Last updated: June 10, 2020
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Ancient Indians
The Founder of Buddhism
Siddhartha Gautama
The Founder of Jainism
Mahavira
*Seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu and central figure of the Ramayana
Rama
*Eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu and central figure of the Mahabharata
Krishna
Greatest Emperor of The Gupta Dynasty who politically unified most of India into a formidable power
Samudragupta
Mauryan Emperor who Relinquished War and adopted Buddhism
Ashoka
Mathematician Astronomer and Physicist who approximated the value of Pi
Aryabhatta
Medieval Indians
The Founder of Sikhism
Guru Nanak Dev
Mughal Emperor who expanded and consolidated Mughal domains in India
Akbar
Greatest Emperor of the Chola Dynsasty who ensured its supremacy in the Indian Ocean.
Raja Raja Chola
Greatest Warrior-Emperor of The Maratha Empire who ran a progressive civil rule with well-structured administrative organisations.
Chattrapati Shivaji Mahraj
Secular Mystic poet and Saint whose writings influenced the Bhakti movement and whose verses are found in the Guru Granth Sahib
Kabir Das
Modern Indians
The Leader of The Non-Violent Campaign for Indian Independence
Mahatma Gandhi
Nationalist Leader who Raised the Indian National Army
Subhas Chandra Bose
The First Prime Minister of Independent India
Jawaharlal Nehru
The Father of the Indian Constitution
Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar
Aerospace Scientist and Former President , known as India's Missile Man
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Hindu Nationalist who founded the Ramakrishna Mission
Swami Vivekananda
Nobel Laureate in Literature and composer of India's National Anthem
Rabindranath Tagore
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and founder of Missionaries of Charity
Mother Teresa
Socialist revolutionary and folk hero of the Indian Independence movement.
Bhagat Singh
First Deputy Prime Minister of India who played a key role in integration of Unified India.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Indian aviator, entrepreneur, chairman of the ____ Group, known for his contribution to the Indian Industry.
J.R.D Tata
Pioneer of the investigation of radio and microwave optics, Inventer of the crescograph, and founder of Experimental Science in India
J.C Bose
Indian physicist who made groundbreaking works in the field of light scattering and discovered the _____ Effect.
C.V Raman
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Level 66
Jun 10, 2020
Mother Teresa is from what is now North Macedonia. Just because she later lived in India doesn't make her Indian. Also her parents were Kosovarian and Macedonian. She was furthermore born in Kosovo.
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Level 63
Jun 10, 2020
She herselves believes that here Identity is Indian as she got Indian Citizenship . She lived most of her life and worked in India, and died in India only.
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Level 66
Jun 10, 2020
Do you have a source for that?
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Level 66
Jun 10, 2020
Nothing in there states, that Mother Teresa had said anything of the sort. Maybe I skimmed too fast, if you did find a statement of her's in there, could you cite it please and give the line number. Thanks
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Level 63
Jun 10, 2020
I mistakenly quoted the wrong source. This should be correct
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Level 66
Jun 10, 2020
Okay I now concede to Mother Teresa being Indian.
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Level 66
Jun 10, 2020
Also J.C. Bose was a Bengali.
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Level 63
Jun 10, 2020
He was born in Bangladesh before India was partitioned .He lived his life In the Bengal province - which is Known as West bengal Today.
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Level 66
Jun 10, 2020
He was born in Mymensingh, which is in northern Bangladesh. Your nationality is not defined by your place of residence, unless you get the citizenship; did he?
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Level 60
Jun 10, 2020
Yeah so what?

Even I'm Bengali but I'm Indian

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Level 66
Jun 10, 2020
@FerroequinoSWAT Are you saying, that because you are from one place, but consider yourself from another, that everybody from that one place have to have the same feelings towards their nationality?
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Level 66
Jun 10, 2020
@King Eureka It states him as Indian true, but remember that everyone can edit Wikipedia. Maybe the person who wrote the article shares your ideas. It is not a factual statement to say someone is Indian, when he was born in a part of the British Empire which is today Bangaldesh. I don't see how that is India.
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Level 65
Mar 5, 2022
Uh... He (SWAT) is from India, and considers himself Indian. Not two different places. And it depends on whether you are talking about the Republic of India or the Indian subcontinent which was historically just called India as the modern countries including India didn't exist. Guru Nanak was born in an area that is now Pakistan.
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Level 60
Jun 10, 2020
Mother Teresa is not Indian and please accept Jagidish Chandra Bose for JC Bose and Rabindranath and Rabi Thakur for Rabindranath Tagore. Maybe you can replace Mother Teresa for Sri Aurobindo or Sarojini Naidu or Raja Rammohan Roy or Bhupen Hazarika since there's not a single person from North East India.

Great Quiz otherwise

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Level 63
Jun 10, 2020
Mother Teresa Is Indian as stated above.Please Read the Blog too. Raja Rammohan Roy was a close exclusion. Rest of them In My Opinion do not warrant Inclusion.

Typeins accepted.

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Level 66
Jun 10, 2020
Not that this would be of grave importance, but the green colour bothers me slightly. If you want the exact colours of the flag, you can also download an svg version and open it in inkscape, where you will be able to read off the filling of the shapes. Given, that this is what you aimed for.
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Level 63
Jun 10, 2020
Thanks for the suggestion! About to be fixed
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Level 66
Jun 10, 2020
In this case: orange = ff9933, green = 128807 and blue = 000088.
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Level 63
Jun 10, 2020
Fixed!
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Level 66
Jun 10, 2020
Looks great!
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Level 66
Jun 10, 2020
I think I owe you the nomination, so you got it!
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Level 63
Jun 10, 2020
Thanks nate :)
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Level 72
Jun 10, 2020
I don't know much about modern India, much less its history, so this was really tough. 3/25, but I should definitely learn more about this.
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Level 51
Aug 23, 2020
I know about all of them except CV Raman I feel like I heard that name before
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Level 39
Jul 8, 2021
Can I do a quiz like this one? (like 25 Turks that everyone should know)
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Level 63
Jul 8, 2021
Sure, I'll love to play it.
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Level 39
Jul 8, 2021
Thanks
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Level 30
Mar 6, 2022
Hey, Mahavira isn't the founder of Jainism. The religion existed well before Mahavira. He is definitely a major figure in the history of the religion and arguably has more influence on the religion today than anyone else.

Jains believe that the religion has existed since the beginning of the universe itself. They also believe in a few specific religious leaders who attain salvation to be gods (called tirthankaras). In total Jains follow 24 tirthankaras, with Mahavira being the last of them. At least two of them have historical records that confirm their existence.

I think you should check the history section of the wikipedia on Jainism, they are vaguely put forward the same:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jainism#History

Perhaps you can mend the question or change it completely.