Facts and biography of Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi is an Indian politician and the Chief Minister of Gujarat. He is the member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
  • Narendra Modi was born on 17 September 1950 in Vadnagar, Gujarat in a middle-class family.
  • His parents were Damodardas Mulchand Modi and Heeraben. They have six children.
  • Modi studied in a school of Vadnagar. From the childhood he has an interest in Politics. He collected Masters Degree in political science from Gujarat University.
narendra modi
Narendra Modi
  • He used to run Tea stall with his brother in his young age. He also served the soldiers in transit at railway stations during the Indo-Pak war.
  • Narendra Modi is a vegetarian and a very good speaker. He is an introvert and workaholic person.
  • From the school time he was a member of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad. Later he was nominated to the Bharatiya Janata Party.
  • Modi worked hard in the party and he was sent to Delhi as a General Secretary of the Party. Later he was promoted to the National Secretary.
  • Narendra Modi was chosen as the chief minister of Gujarat in 2001. He replaced Kesubhai Patel as the chief minister.
  • In 2002, under the pressure of other political parties for the Gujarat riots, he resigned from the post of chief minister. In the same year he was chosen as the chief minister of Gujarat in the election.
  • He was reelected as the chief minister of Gujarat in 2007, 2012 general election. He also made a record as a chief minister of Gujarat to serve 2063 days continuously.
  • Modi uses social networking site very much. His hangout in Google plus on 31 August 2012 made him the first politician of India to interact with the netizens

At A Glance

Name: Narendra Modi
D.O.B: 17 Sep,1950
Family: Father:Damodardas Mulchand Modi  Mother:Heeraben
Education: M.S. in Political sciences from Gujarat University
Profession: Politician

Interesting biographical facts about Saina Nahwal

Saina Nehwal is an Indian women badminton player. She is the only Indian badminton player who had won a medal in Olympics. She won Bronze medal at the London Olympics on 4th August 2012.
  • Saina Nehwal was born on 17 March 1990 in Dhindar, Haryana.
  • Her parents are Harvir Singh and Usha Nehwal. Both of her parents were also champion of badminton in Haryana.
Saina Nahwal
Saina Nahwal
  • She studied at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Vidyashram, Rajendranagar, Haryana. She started her badminton in Badminton Court of Faculty Club of CCS HAU.
  • Before starting career in badminton, she had an interest in karate also. She has a brown belt in Karate.
  • At first she was coached by S. M. Arif, a Dronacharya Award winner. Later Indonesian badminton legend Atik Jauhari became the coach of Saina Nehwal.
  • She was under-19 national champion in badminton. Saina become a part of international fame when she won the Philippines Open in 2006. 
  • Saina is the only Indian who won the World Junior Badminton Championship. She is also the first Indian to win a super series tournament. She won Indonesia Open on 21 June 2009.
  • She was able to attain her career best rank #2 in December 2010 by Badminton World Federation.
  • Saina has also won Singapore open super series on 20 June 2010, Hong Kong super series on 12 December 2010, and Indonesian championship on 17 June 2012.
  • She won many awards and prizes. She has won Arjuna Award (2009), Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2009–2010) and Padma Shri (2010) award.
  • She is  one of highest paid non cricketing sportsperson.

Quick Facts about Saina Nahwal 

Name: Saina Nehwal
D.O.B: 17 March 1990
Family: Father:Harvir Singh Mother:Usha Nehwal
Education: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Vidyashram, Rajendranagar, Haryana
Profession: Badminton Player
Championships: 2009 Indonesia Super Series
2010 Singapore Super Series
2010 Indonesia Super Series
2010 Hong Kong Super Series
Chinese Taipei Open
2010 India Open Grand Prix Gold
Swiss Open 2011
Swiss Open 2012
2012 Indonesia Super Series Premier
2012 Summer Olympics
2012 Denmark Super Series Premier
Awards: Arjuna Award (2009), Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2009–2010) and Padma Shri (2010)

Interesting facts about Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee is an Indian politician. She is the Chief Minister of West Bengal and is the first women chief minister of West Bengal. She is the founder and chairperson of the political party All India Trinamool Congress (in short Trinamool Congress).
  • Mamata Banerjee was born in Kolkata in a Bengali family on 5th January 1955.
  • Her parents were Promileswar Banerjee and Gayetri Devi. Her father was died early when she was young.
Mamata Banerjee
Mamata Banerjee
  • She completed his history honours degree from Jogamaya Devi College. Later from University of Calcutta she passed his Masters degree in Islamic History. She also has a degree in Education and degree in law which she passed from Shri Shikshayatan College and from Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri Law College.
  • Mamata Banerjee started her political career when she was a student in a school. She joined congress and quickly became the general secretary of the state mahila congress.
  • She is one of the youngest politicians in India who made a seat in parliament when she beaten Somnath Chatterjee in 1984 general election. She was able to retain the Kolkata south seat from 1991-2009 elections.
  • She was Union Minister of State for Human Resources Development, Youth Affairs and Sports, and Women and Child Development during the time of 1991
  • She established All India Trinamool Congress in 1997 leaving congress.
  • She was allocated the railway ministry in 1999 when she joined NDA government. But in 2000 she resigned railway ministry to protest hike in petroleum prices. In 2001 she left NDA. Later for a few months in 2004 she joined NDA.
  • In 2009 she joined United Progressive Alliance (UPA) led by Indian National Congress. She was made Railway Minister again. But on 18 Sep 2012 she left UPA to protest government’s decision to allow FDI in retail markets.
  • Mamata Banerjee protested against the government of West Bengal and Tata Motors in a decision to setup a car factory in Singur in 2006. She also protested the Nandigram violence where government tried to acquire land for a chemical hub forcefully.
  • In 2011,TMC won the West Bengal legislative assembly election. They won against the Communist Party of India (Marxist). Their victory ended the 34 year ruling of CPI(M).

  Quick Information About Mamata Banerjee

Name: Mamata Banerjee
D.OB: 5th January1955
Family: Father:Promileswar Banerjee Mother: Gayetri Devi
Education: Jogamaya Devi College(History honours),University of Calcutta(Masters in history) ,
Shri Shikshayatan College(education) and from Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri Law College(Law degree).
Profession: Politician,Poet,Painter
AKA: 'Didi'

Interesting Facts and information about Anant Pai:creator of Amar Chitra Katha

Anant Pai is an Indian comic book creator and is the pioneer of Indian comic books. He is most famous for his two comic books- Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle.
  • Anant Pai was born in Karakala, Madras on 17 September 1929.
    anant pai:creator of Amar chitra katha
    Anant Pai(1929-2011)
  • His Parents were Venkataraya Pai and Susheela Pai. Anant Pai was brought up by his maternal grandfather. He lost his parents at the age of two. Anant Pai was married to Lalita and they were childless.
  • He studied in Orient School, Mahim and done his graduation From Bombay University.
  • From his early life he was passionate about publishing comic books. His first attempt in publishing comic book was not successful. After his failure, he Joined Times of India’s books division as a junior Executive.
  • In 1967 he left the job of Times of India and started publishing Amar Chitra Katha. Amar Chitra Katha was a comic book based on the Indian mythology and Indian folk tales.
  • Amar Chitra Katha was a grand success in the history of Indian comics. More than 86 million copies of it were sold.
  • The idea of Amar Chitra Katha came to his mind when he saw in a quiz contest kids were answering the questions on Greek mythology easily but were unable to answer the questions on Indian mythology.
  • In 1980 he started Tinkle. It also found success in very short time.
  • Besides comic books, he has written many books for children on personality development.
  • Anant Pai is also called ‘Uncle Pai’ and ‘Walt Disney of India’.
  • He won Maharashtra Rajya Hindi Sahitya Academy Award, Dr. T. M. A. Pai Memorial Award, Millennium Konkani Sammelan Award and Priyadarshni Academy Award.
  • On 19 February 2011 he was awarded Lifetime Achievement Award — at the First Indian Comic Convention.
  • He was died on 24 February 2011 in a massive heart attack.

At a Glance

Name: Anant Pai
D.O.B: 17 September, 1929
Family: Parents:Venkataraya Pai and Susheela Pai Wife:Lalita Pai
Education; Orient School, Mahim, Bombay University
Profession: Comic book creator, Educationist
A.K.A Uncle Pai’ and ‘Walt Disney of India’
Famous For: Amar Chitra Katha,Tinkle
Died On: 24 February 2011

Biography and interesting facts about Mary Kom

Mary Kom is an Indian boxer and the only women boxer in India who had won bronze medal in the Olympics. Besides wining Olympic medal, she is also five time world boxing champion.
Mary Kom giving speech
Mary Kom
  • The full name of Mary Kom is Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom.
  • Mary Kom was born in Kangathei, Manipur, India on 1 March 1983.
  • Her parents are Mangte Tonpa Kom and Mangte Akham Kom. Her husband is K Onler Kom. She is mother of twins Rechungvar and Khupneivar.
  • She completed her graduation from Churachandpur College.
  • As boxing for women was not a suitable sports, she tried to hide her interest from her family. Her family came to know it through a newspaper when she won Manipur state boxing championship in 2000.
  • She started boxing in the international level only at an age of 18. She won 5 gold medals and one silver medal in Women's World Amateur Boxing Championships.
  • She had to gain weight for the Olympics as there were only three categories. At 2012 Olympic she fights under 51 kg category and won bronze medal. At an interview she apologies to the people for not wining gold medal.
  • For her tremendous performance she has won many awards and accolades. She won Arjuna Award,Padma Bhushan and Padma Shree awards in 2003,2013 and 2006.
  • She is also called “Magnificent Mary” for her performance.

Quick Facts about Mary Kom

Name: Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom.
D.O.B: 1 March 1983.
Family: Parents:Mangte Tonpa Kom and Mangte Akham Kom,Husband:K Onler Kom,Children:Rechungvar and Khupneivar.
Profession: Boxer
Achivement: Won bronze medal in olympic 2012,Won five gold medals in world championship

Biography of Sabeer Bhatia:founder of Hotmail

Sabeer Bhatia is an entrepreneur who is mostly known as founder of Hotmail email service. Besides Hotmail, he is also the founder of Jaxtr.
sabeer bhatia founder of hotmail
Sabeer Bhatia
  • Sabeer Bhatia was born in Punjab (India) on 30 December, 1968.
  • Tough he was born in Punjab, He grew up in Bangalore.
  •  Sabeer has got his primary education from The Bishop's School in Pune and from St. Joseph's Boys' High School in Bangalore.
  • He had done his B.S degree from California Institute of Technology and M.S. degree on electrical engineering from the Stanford University.
  • Sabeer started his career at Apple computers as a hardware engineer. During that time he got the idea of Hotmail.
  • The idea of Hotmail came to their mind when a firewall at apple stops the email he was using to communicate with his co worker Jack Smith.
  • He started Hotmail with his friend Jack Smith on July 4, 1996.Hotmail was the first web based email service and it took little time to get popular.
  • In 1998 Microsoft bought Hotmail.
  • Sabeer Bhatia has got many awards.He got entrepreneur of the year award in 1997 by Draper Fisher Jurvetson.TIME named him as a "People to Watch” in international business in 2002.

Quick Facts About Sabeer Bhatia

Name: Sabeer Bhatia
D.O.B: 30 December,1968
Family: wife: Tania Sharma
Education; California Institute of Technology (B.S., 1989)
Stanford University (M.S.)
Famous for: Founder of Hotmail
Profession: Entrepreneur

Biography and facts about Chetan Bhagat


Chetan Bhagat is an Indian writer. He had written many great novels including ‘Five point someone’ and ‘3 mistakes of my life’. Many movies are also made from the inspiration of his novels.
Writer:Chetan Bhagat
Chetan Bhagat
  •  Chetan Bhagat was born in the capital of India (Delhi) on 22 April, 1974.
  •  Chetan Bhagat’s father was an army officer and his mother was an a government employee.
  • He was a student of IIT-Delhi from 1991-1995. After IIT-Delhi he collected his management degree from IIM-Ahmadabad.
  • He started his career as an investment banker in Hong-Kong. During that time he started writing and after eleven years he came to Mumbai to became a writer.
  • He has written many novels, some of them are - ‘Five Point Someone ‘(2004), ‘One Night @ the Call Center’ (2005), ‘The 3 Mistakes of My Life’ (2008), ‘2 States’ (2009) & ‘Revolution 2020: Love, Corruption’ , ‘Ambition’ (2011).
  • His novels are all bestsellers and one of most sold English novels written by an Indian writer.
  • During the time of IIM-Ahmadabad he met with his wife Anusha. Their love story is the inspiration of his book 2 States.
  • Besides writing novels he is a columnist in the leading newspapers of India and also participates in different events and gives his opinions.
  • He was in the list of Time magazine's list of World's 100 Most Influential People 2010.
  • He received Publishers Recognition awards in 2005. In2004  he received Society Young Achiever's award.

Quick Facts

 Name: Chetan Bhagat
D.O.B: 22 April,1974
Family: Wife: Anusha Son: Shyam and Ishaan
Profession: Writer, Columnist, Speaker
Novels:  Five Point Someone (2004), One Night @ the Call Center (2005), The 3 Mistakes of My Life (2008), 2 States (2009) & Revolution 2020: Love, Corruption, Ambition (2011).

Interesting facts and biography of A P J Abdul Kalam

A P J Abdul Kalam also known as ‘Missile Man of India’ is an Indian scientist and former president of India. He has developed the ballistic missile and launch vehicle technology in India and also has great responsibility in Pokhran 2 nuclear test.
  • The full name of A P J Abdul Kalam is Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam.
  • Abdul Kalam was born in Tamil Nadu on 15 October 1931 in a Muslim family. His father was Jainulabdeen (a boat owner) and mother was Ashiamma (housewife).
  • Though his grades were average during his school life, he had a great desire to learn and study. Belonging to a poor family sometimes he had to help his fathers and brothers to run the house.
    A P J Abdul Kalam
    Abdul Kalam
  • Kalam was the chief scientist in Aeronautical Development Establishment of Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO). Later he joined ISRO in 1969. In 2002 he was selected as 11th president of India.
  • Abdul Kalam is the first bachelor and scientist who occupied the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
  • He successfully developed project polar SLV (satellite launch vehicle) and SLV 3. Rohini satellite was successfully placed in the near orbit of earth using SLV 3.
  • Kalam has a great role in developing missiles Agni and Prithvi. He also played critical role in Pokhran 2 nuclear test along with R. Chidambaram.
  • Abdul Kalam is also known as ‘People’s President’ sometime.
  • Kalam is also popular in youth and he loves to spent times with them. In 2003 and 2006 he was nominated for the MTV youth icon of the year award.
  • For his work in DRDO and ISRO he has received Padma Bhushan in 1981 and the Padma Vibhushan in 1990.
  • He received Bharat Ratna in 1997.He is the third president in India after Dr. Sarvapali Radhakrishnan (1954) and Dr. Zakir Hussain (1963) who received Bharat Ratna before becoming president of India. 

 Quick Facts  

Name: A P J Abdul Kalam
Family: Father Jainulabdeen and mother Ashiamma
D.O.B: 15 October 1931
Education:  St. Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli
Madras Institute of Technology
Profession: Scientist,Writer,Proffessor,President of India
Awards Received;  Padma Bhushan in 1981,Padma Vibhushan in 1990,Bharat Ratna in 1997

Interesting biographical facts about Amish Tripathi


Amish Tripathi is an Indian writer whose first novel “The immortals of Meluha” is one of the best selling books of Indian publication history.Here are some facts related to Amish Tripathi's life.
Amish Tripathi:writer of "the immortals of mehula"
Amish Tripathi
  • Amish Tripathi was born in Mumbai on 18 October, 1974.
  • Amish Tripathi has a daughter Neel and wife Preeti.
  • Amish Tripathi has collected his management degree from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.
  • Amish Tripathi always wanted to be an historian. But due to high expenses in that profession he did not choose it.
  • Before becoming a novelist he has worked 14 years in the financial services.
  • His first book “The immortals of Meluha” was first published on February 2010.His second novel “The secret of the nagas” was published on 12 August 2011. The third book ‘The Oath of the Vayuputrasis to be released soon.
  • Two million copies of his first two books were sold in the two year span.
  • Dharma production has bought the movie rights of the novel “The immortals of Meluha.”
  • Amish Tripathi in his personal life is a devoted worshiper of god Shiva. He also believes that the huge success of his books is the blessings of Shiva. The three books are based on the re-imagined life and adventure of Shiva.
  • The grandfather of Amish Tripathi is a Pandit from Benares and scholar in Sanskrit.
 
Some quick information about Amish Tripathi
Profession:    Writer
D.O.B:    18 October, 1974
Novels:    "The immortals of Meluha","The secret of the nagas","The Oath of the Vayuputras"
Family:     Daughter: Neel, Wife:Preeti
Education:     IIMC