Teachers' Day 2022: 10 Greatest Indian Teachers Of All Time

On the occasion of Teacher's Day 2022, let us have a look at the noble visionaries who are known for their huge commitment to the field of education.
Teachers' Day 2020
Teachers' Day 2020

Whenever we think of the learning process, we are instantly reminded of some of the great teachers that we had the fortune to see. Teachers play a vital role in our lives as they teach us through books and their experiences. They not only guide us professionally but personally too.

On the occasion of 59th Teachers' Day, we take a look at some of the greatest teachers that India has ever produced. 

Teachers Day 2021: About Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan's Contributions and Achievements

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born on September 5, 1888. His birthday is celebrated as Teachers' Day in India. He served as the first Vice President and second President of Independent India. Before joining politics, he taught at Madras Presidency College. 

Famous quotes: 

1- True teachers are those who help us think for ourselves. 

2- We think we know we cease to learn. 

3- Religion is behavior and not mere belief. 

Gautam Buddha

Gautam Buddha was born in 480 BC as Siddhartha. He was a  philosopher, mendicant, meditator, spiritual teacher, and religious leader who lived in Ancient India. He is also the founder of Buddhism and is also regarded as the one who has transcended Karma and escaped the cycle of birth and rebirth. 

Famous quotes: 

1- No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.

2- Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

3- The mind is everything. What you think you become.


Chanakya was the first Indian scholar who rose to fame and was also known as Kautilya or Vishnugupta. He served as the professor of Political Science and Economics at Takshila University. 

Famous quotes: 

1-Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.

2- A man is great by deeds, not by birth.

3- A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.

Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore was born on May 7, 1861. He was a Bengali poet, writer, composer, philosopher, and painter. He established a school that worked as a 'connecting thread' between India and the world, reinventing the concept of 'Gurukul'. 

Famous quotes: 

1- I slept and dreamt that life was a joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was a joy.

2- Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.

3- You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was born on October 15, 1931. His full name was Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam. He was an Indian aerospace scientist. From 2002 to 2007, he served as the 11th President of India. He has also taught at various colleges such as IIT, IIM, BHU, etc. 

Famous quotes: 

1-You cannot change your future, but you can change your habits, and surely your habits will change your future. 

2- Don't read success stories, you will only get a message. Read failure stories, you will get some ideas to get success. 

3- It is very easy to defeat someone, but it is very hard to win someone. 

Swami Dayanand Saraswati

Swami Dayanand Saraswati was born on February 12, 1824. He was an Indian philosopher, social leader, and the founder of Arya Samaj. In 1876, he gave the first call of 'India for Indians' which was later taken up by Lokmanya Tilak. He also worked towards the promotion of equal rights for women. 

Famous quotes: 

1- A value is valuable when the value of value is valuable to oneself. 

2- The soul is one in its nature, but its entities are many. 

3- The tongue should express what is in the heart. 

Savitribai Phule

Savitribai Phule was born on January 3, 1831. She was an Indian social reformer, educationalist, and poet. She is the first female teacher of India who played a vital role in improving women's rights in India, along with her husband. She is also regarded as the mother of Indian feminism. 

Famous quotes: 

1- Sit idle no more. Go get education. 

2- Awake, arise, and educate. Smash traditions- Liberate. 

3- The lack of learning is nothing but gross bestiality. It is through the acquisition of knowledge that (he) loses his lower status and achieves the higher one. 

Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda was born on January 12, 1863, as Narendranath Datta. He was an Indian Hindu monk who was behind Ramakrishna Mission. He propagated the Gurukul system in the country, where teachers and students lived together. 

Famous quotes: 

1- Arise, awake, and do not stop until the goal is reached.

2- You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.

3- You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.


Premchand was born on July 31, 1880, as Dhanpat Rai Shrivastava. He was known by his pen name Munshi Premchand and was an Indian writer famous for his modern Hindustani literature. He was greatly influenced by the teachings of Swami Vivekananda. 

Famous quotes: 

1-Beauty doesn't need ornaments. Softness can't bear the weight of ornaments.

2- Trust is the first step to love.

3- To be successful in life what you need is education, not literacy and degrees.

Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was born on September 26, 1820. He was an Indian educator and the social reformer of the 19th century. His efforts, particularly to simplify and modernize Bengali prose were significant. Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar also rationalized and simplified the Bengali alphabet and type. He is also considered the 'Father of Bengali Prose'. 

Famous Quotes: 

1-Beyond the welfare of others, there is no other righteous work and religion.

2- The life without suffering is like a boat without a sailor, in which there is no discretion of itself, it also moves in a light breeze

3-If you want to become successful and prestigious, learn to bend. Because those who do not bow, the wind of time tilts

Why Teachers' Day is celebrated on September 5?

First Vice President and second President of India, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born on September 5, 1888. Before joining politics, he taught in various colleges for several years. 

On September 5, 1962, his students requested him to celebrate his birthday to which he asked them to mark the day as Teachers' Day. Since then, the day is celebrated as Teachers' Day.  

Why is Teachers Day celebrated on 5th September?

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