A former member of Lok Sabha, Neil O'Brien was also a three-time nominated Anglo-Indian MLA in West Bengal and an educationist.
He was the son of renowned Qawwal Ghulam Farid Sabri of 'Bhar Do Jholi Meri' fame. The Sabri family is famous in the subcontinent for their contribution to sufi art and mystic poetry.
Anjanna was famous for his song Ooru manadi ra, ee vada manadi ra which was translated into multiple languages.
He was a pioneer in the setting up of private engineering institutions in Tamil Nadu and was the founder chancellor of Sathyabama University.
He also had an interest in writing, which led him to start a monthly magazine Anubhuti and a daily newspaper Ajir Dainik Batori.
Manimala ruled the Odia film industry in the 1960s as lead actress with her influential performances in various films.
She began her TV career in the 1960s, appearing on popular programmes such as I Dream of Jeannie, My Three Sons, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour and others.
He worked on the novel which defined the boom, Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, a monument of 20th century literature.
His works of theatrical criticism includes Rang Bhumikayen and a book on Nemichandra Jain.
His first-class career spanned from 1945 to 1968 in which he scored nearly 20000 runs and claimed 328 wickets with his left-arm spin for Oxford University, Derbyshire and England.
He founded Nataraj Theatre, the first Mobile Theatre Company of Assam in 1963 which performed across Assam and in other states for nearly 40 years.
Inder Malhotra held the position of editor at The Times of India from 1978 to 1986.
He was nicknamed as Mr. Hockey and is considered to be one of the greatest ice hockey players of all time.
He was a former Delhi Chief of Bureau of The Hindu, who led the newspaper’s wide-ranging coverage from the National Capital.
In 2007, Gurung composed the national anthem of Nepal that was penned by Byakul Maila.
Korchnoi played in three matches that produced the World Champion, but in each case lost to Anatoly Karpov. It made Korchnoi the strongest player never to have won the title.
He was the first Indian to win the Mr Universe title post-independence in 1952.
Deshpande was considered to be one of the pioneers of the experimental theatre movement that swept Mumbai in the 1970s.
He was crowned Sportsman of the Century by Sports Illustrated and Sports Personality of the Century by the BBC.
The actor-director is known for movies Anbe Sivam, Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga and Rajadhi Raja, Raja Kulothunga.
He was popularly known for his roles in movies like Hello Brother, Hungama and Hera Pheri.
He dedicated much of his time and efforts towards protecting Kannada and promoting the language as the medium of instruction in schools.
The actor was known for his role of Commissioner Suraj Agnihotri in F.I.R .
He received many awards and wrote more than 45 books which includes Anandacha Doh (a study of saint Tukaram), Nilee Pahat (a critique of Dalit literature) and Bapu (a collection of 91 reflective poems on Mahatma Gandhi).
He was the prime accused in the attack on the Edappally police station in February 1950, which resulted in a witch-hunt of the communists by the police.
Anirudhan was known for his significant contribution to build the Communist party movement in southern parts of the state.
He was best known for playing Inspector Clouseau's manservant Cato in the Pink Panther films.
Tarics was member of the Hungarian Waterpolo team which won in the Berlin Olympics staged by the Nazi government in 1936.
In 1984, Brahic with US astronomer William Hubbard launched a program that led to the discovery of the rings around the gaseous planet Neptune.