92 Notable alumni of
Banaras Hindu University

Banaras Hindu University is 574th in the world, 117th in Asia, and 9th in India by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 92 notable alumni from Banaras Hindu University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Jagjivan Ram

    Jagjivan Ram
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1908-1986 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jagjivan Ram, known popularly as Babuji, was an Indian independence activist and politician from Bihar. He was instrumental in the foundation of the All India Depressed Classes League, an organisation dedicated to attaining equality for untouchables, in 1935 and was elected to Bihar Legislative Assembly in 1937, after which he organised the rural labour movement.

  2. Bhupen Hazarika

    Bhupen Hazarika
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1926-2011 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    politiciansingerauthorcomposerwriter
    Biography

    Bhupen Hazarika was an Indian playback singer, lyricist, musician, poet, actor and filmmaker from Assam, widely known as Xudha kontho (meaning cuckoo, literally "nectar-throated"). His songs, written and sung mainly in the Assamese language by himself, are marked by humanity and universal brotherhood and have been translated and sung in many languages, most notably in Bengali and Hindi.

  3. Ram Manohar Lohia

    Ram Manohar Lohia
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1910-1967 (aged 57)
    Occupations
    economistpolitician
    Biography

    Ram Manohar Lohia pronunciation; (23 March 1910 – 12 October 1967) was an activist in the Indian independence movement and a socialist political leader. During the last phase of British rule in India, he worked with the Congress Radio which was broadcast secretly from various places in Bombay until 1942.

  4. M. S. Golwalkar

    M. S. Golwalkar
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1906-1973 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    religious leaderwriter
    Biography

    Madhavrao Sadashivrao Golwalkar was the second Sarsanghchalak (or, "Chief") of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Golwalkar is considered one of the most influential and prominent figures among Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. He was the first person to put forward the concept of a cultural nation called "Hindu Rashtra" which is believed to have evolved into the concept of the "Akhand Bharat Theory", united nations for Bharatiyas. Golwalkar was one of the early Hindu nationalist thinkers in India. Golwalkar authored the book We, or Our Nationhood Defined. Bunch of Thoughts is a compilation of his speeches.

  5. Nikesh Arora

    Nikesh Arora
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    scientist
    Biography

    Nikesh Arora is an Indian-American business executive. Arora was formerly a senior executive at Google. He served as the president of SoftBank Group from October 2014 to June 2016. On June 1, 2018, Arora took on the role of CEO and chairman at Palo Alto Networks.

  6. Robert M. Pirsig

    Robert M. Pirsig
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1928-2017 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    philosophernovelistautobiographerwriter
    Biography

    Robert Maynard Pirsig was an American writer and philosopher. He was the author of the philosophical novels Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values (1974), Lila: An Inquiry into Morals (1991) and he co-authored the upcoming On Quality: An Inquiry Into Excellence: Selected and Unpublished Writings (2022) along with his wife (now widow) and editor, Wendy Pirsig.

  7. Manoj Sinha

    Manoj Sinha
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Manoj Sinha is an Indian politician serving as the 2nd & current Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. He served as the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Communications and Minister of State for Railways in the Government of India. Sinha was elected as Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha, representing Ghazipur for three terms from the Bharatiya Janata Party. Sinha was in the race for the post of UP Chief Minister after 2017 Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly election.

  8. Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra Rao

    Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra Rao
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1934-.. (age 88)
    Occupations
    chemistphysicist
    Biography

    Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra Rao, is an Indian chemist who has worked mainly in solid-state and structural chemistry. He has honorary doctorates from 84 universities from around the world, and has authored around 1,774 research publications and 54 books. He is described as a scientist who had won all possible awards in his field except the Nobel Prize.

  9. Jayant Vishnu Narlikar

    Jayant Vishnu Narlikar
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1938-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    university teacherscience fiction writerastrophysicistastronomer
    Biography

    Jayant Vishnu Narlikar is an Indian astrophysicist and emeritus professor at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA). He developed with Sir Fred Hoyle the conformal gravity theory, known as Hoyle–Narlikar theory. It synthesises Albert Einstein's theory of relativity and Mach's principle. It proposes that the inertial mass of a particle is a function of the masses of all other particles, multiplied by a coupling constant, which is a function of cosmic epoch.

  10. Ramchandra Shukla

    Ramchandra Shukla
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1882-1941 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    authorhistorian
    Biography

    Ram Chandra Shukla, better known as Acharya Shukla, was an Indian historian of Hindi literature. He is regarded as the first codifier of the history of Hindi literature in a scientific system by using wide, empirical research with scant resources. As an author he is best known for Hindi Sahitya Ka Itihaas (1928–29).

  11. Manu Bhandari

    Manu Bhandari
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1931-2021 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    novelistwriter
    Biography

    Mannu Bhandari He was born in Manipur, Rajasthan. He was an Indian author, screenplay writer, teacher, and playwright. Primarily known for her two Hindi novels, Aap Ka Bunty (Your Bunty) and Mahabhoj (Feast), Bhandari also wrote over 150 short stories, several other novels, screenplays for television and film, and adaptations for theater. She was a pioneer of the Nayi Kahani movement in Hindi literature, which focused on the aspirations of the emerging Indian middle class, and her own work is particularly notable for its depiction of the inner lives of middle class working and educated women. Her work tackles themes of family, relationships, gender equality, and caste discrimination in India.

  12. Harivansh Narayan Singh

    Harivansh Narayan Singh
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalist
    Biography

    Harivansh Narayan Singh is an Indian journalist and politician, who is the Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament. He is a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha representing Bihar.

  13. Sameer

    Sameer
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    screenwritersongwriterlyricist
    Biography

    Shitala Pandey better known as Sameer Anjaan, is an Indian lyricist, writing songs predominantly in Hindi language films. He is a Guinness World Record holder for writing the most songs. He was awarded this honor on 17 February 2016.

  14. Raimon Panikkar

    Raimon Panikkar
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1918-2010 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    philosopherwritertheologianCatholic priestuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Raimon Panikkar Alemany, also known as Raimundo Panikkar and Raymond Panikkar, was a Spanish Roman Catholic priest and a proponent of Interfaith dialogue. As a scholar, he specialized in comparative religion.

  15. Manoj Tiwari

    Manoj Tiwari
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    actorfilm directortelevision presentersingerpolitician
    Biography

    Manoj Tiwari is an Indian politician, singer and actor serving as a Member of Parliament from North East Delhi. He contested the 2009 general election as a Samajwadi Party candidate from Gorakhpur Lok Sabha but lost to Yogi Adityanath. Again, he contested 2014 Indian general elections as a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate and won. He was appointed as Delhi BJP president in 2016. He was the head of the BJP organisation in Delhi when the party recorded a record victory in 2017 MCD elections. He was a contestant in Bigg Boss season 4.

  16. Om Prakash Rawat

    Om Prakash Rawat
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    civil servant
    Biography

    Om Prakash Rawat is a retired 1977 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Madhya Pradesh cadre who served as 22nd Chief Election Commissioner of India. He has also served as one of the two Election Commissioners of India and the Public Enterprise Secretary of India.

  17. Krishan Kant

    Krishan Kant
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1927-2002 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Krishan Kant was an Indian politician who served as the tenth vice president of India from 1997 until his death. Formerly, he was the governor of Andhra Pradesh from 1990 to 1997. He was a member of Lok Sabha from Chandigarh (1977-1980), and Member of Rajya Sabha from Haryana (1966-1972, 1972–1977).

  18. Raj Narain

    Raj Narain
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1917-1986 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Raj Narain was an Indian freedom fighter and politician. He won in a famous electoral malpractice case against the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, which led to her disqualification and imposition of Emergency in India in 1975. He defeated Indira Gandhi during the 1977 Lok Sabha elections.

  19. Mahendra Nath Pandey

    Mahendra Nath Pandey
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Mahendra Nath Pandey is an Indian politician currently serving as Minister of Heavy Industries he previously served as Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship of India and Member of Lok Sabha for Chandauli since 2014. He is a member of Bharatiya Janata Party and is the president of the party's Uttar Pradesh unit. He has also served as Union Minister of State for Ministry of Human Resource Development between 2016 and 2017. He is a member of Modi's second ministry. On 30 May 2019, he was appointed as Cabinet minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India.

  20. Vinod Kumar Bansal

    Vinod Kumar Bansal
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1949-2021 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    teacher
    Biography

    Vinod Kumar Bansal was an Indian educationist and the founder of Bansal Classes in Kota. He made Kota famous throughout India for IIT-JEE entrance exam preparation. He was also known as the "Bhishma Pitamah" of the India's Coaching industry.

  21. Koenraad Elst

    Koenraad Elst
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    anthropologistjournalistwriterphilosophercolumnist
    Biography

    Koenraad Elst is a Flemish author and right wing Hindutva proponent, known primarily for his support of the Out of India theory. He has also engaged himself with the Flemish movement for direct democracy and Flemish secession.

  22. B. P. Koirala

    B. P. Koirala
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1914-1982 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    politicianwriter
    Biography

    Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala, better known as B. P. Koirala (Nepali: बीपी कोइराला), was a Nepali revolutionary, political leader and writer. He was the Prime Minister of Nepal from 1959 to 1960. He led the Nepali Congress, a social democratic political party.

  23. Namvar Singh

    Namvar Singh
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1927-2019 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Namvar Singh was an Indian literary critic, linguist, academician and theoretician. He received his doctorate degree from Banaras Hindu University where he also taught for some time. He served as a professor of Hindi literature in several other universities. He was the founder and first chairman of Jawaharlal Nehru University's Centre of Indian Languages and continued to remain as a professor emeritus after his retirement in 1992.

  24. Lalji Singh

    Lalji Singh
    Years
    1947-2017 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    biologist
    Biography

    Lalji Singh FNA, FASc was an Indian scientist who worked in the field of DNA fingerprinting technology in India, where he was popularly known as the "Father of Indian DNA fingerprinting". Singh also worked in the areas of molecular basis of sex determination, wildlife conservation forensics and evolution and migration of humans. In 2004, he received the Padma Shri in recognition of his contribution to Indian science and technology.

  25. Janaki Ballav Patnaik

    Janaki Ballav Patnaik
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1927-2015 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Janaki Ballabh Patnaik; was an Indian politician who had been Governor of Assam from 2009 to 2014. A leader of the Indian National Congress, he was Chief Minister of Odisha from 1980 to 1989 and again from 1995 to 1999, holding that post for the longest time on record before Naveen Patnaik.

  26. Deepak Ahuja

    Deepak Ahuja
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Enrolled in Banaras Hindu University
    Graduated with bachelor's degree in ceramic engineering
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    Deepak Prabhu Ahuja is a financial executive working in the life sciences industry who previously worked in the automotive manufacturing industry. He is most well known for being the former CFO of Tesla.

  27. Sandeep Pandey

    Sandeep Pandey
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    social worker
    Biography

    Sandeep Pandey is an Indian social activist and the present General Secretary of the Socialist Party (India). He co-founded Asha for Education with Dr. Deepak Gupta (presently Professor at IIT Kanpur) and V.J.P Srivastava while working on his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. He has taught as a visiting professor at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, NALSAR University of Law and Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi.

  28. Surya Pratap Shahi

    Surya Pratap Shahi
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Surya Pratap Shahi is a Member of 9th, 11th, 13th, 17th Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh and 18th Uttar Pradesh Assembly Currently he is serving as Cabinet Minister in Uttar Pradesh Government with the portfolio of Agriculture, Agriculture Education and Agriculture Research. He has worked as the president of Uttar Pradesh state unit in the past. He is one of distinguished BJP leaders who won election in 1985 despite Indira sympathy wave after assassination of Indira Gandhi in 1984.

  29. K. N. Govindacharya

    K. N. Govindacharya
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Kodipakam Neelameghacharya Govindacharya is a founder Bharat Vikas Sangam, Eternal Hindu Foundation and Rastriya Swabhiman Andolan, Formally Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh pracharak, environmental activist, social activist, political activist and thinker. He was associated with Bharatiya Janata Party but is now a staunch critic of that party as much as he is a critic of the Indian National Congress.

  30. Vina Mazumdar

    Vina Mazumdar
    Years
    1927-2013 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    sociologist
    Biography

    Dr. Vina Mazumdar was an Indian academic, left-wing activist and feminist. A pioneer in women's studies in India, she was a leading figure of the Indian women's movement. She was amongst the first women academics to combine activism with scholarly research in women's studies. She was secretary of the first Committee on the Status of Women in India that brought out the first report on the condition of women in the country, Towards Equality (1974). She was the founding Director of the Centre for Women's Development Studies (CWDS), an autonomous organisation established in 1980, under the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR). She was a National Research Professor at the Centre for Women's Development Studies, Delhi.

  31. Shyama Charan Shukla

    Shyama Charan Shukla
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1925-2007 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Shyama Charan Shukla was an Indian National Congress politician and thrice Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.

  32. Colin Turnbull

    Colin Turnbull
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1924-1994 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    anthropologistethnomusicologistmusicologist
    Biography

    Colin Macmillan Turnbull was a British-American anthropologist who came to public attention with the popular books The Forest People (on the Mbuti Pygmies of Zaire) and The Mountain People (on the Ik people of Uganda), and one of the first anthropologists to work in the field of ethnomusicology.

  33. Kapila Vatsyayan

    Kapila Vatsyayan
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1928-2020 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    authorart historianpolitician
    Biography

    Kapila Vatsyayan was a leading scholar of Indian classical dance, art, architecture, and art history. She served as a member of parliament and bureaucrat in India, and also served as the founding director of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts.

  34. Acharya Kuber Nath Rai

    Acharya Kuber Nath Rai
    Years
    1933-1996 (aged 63)
    Occupations
    author
    Biography

    Kuber Nath Rai, also written as Kubernath Ray and Kuber Nath Ray, was a writer and scholar of Hindi literature and Sanskrit.

  35. Kashinath Singh

    Kashinath Singh
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1937-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    writerpoetnovelist
    Biography

    Kashinath Singh is an Indian writer and scholar of Hindi language and known for writing novels and short stories in Hindi. He was formerly a professor of Hindi literature in Banaras Hindu University. He received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2011 for his novel Rehan Par Ragghu, and is considered one of the best chroniclers of the city of Varanasi. He has recently received 'Bharat Bharti Award', the state's highest literary award given by U.P. government.

  36. Satya Vrat Shastri

    Satya Vrat Shastri
    Years
    1930-2021 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    literary criticpoetacademicauthor
    Biography

    Satya Vrat Shastri was an Indian Sanskrit scholar, writer, grammarian and poet. He wrote three Mahakavyas, three Khandakavyas, one Prabandhakavyas and one Patrakavya and five works in critical writing in Sanskrit. His important works are Ramakirtimahakavyam, Brahattaram Bharatam, Sribodhisattvacharitam, Vaidika Vyakarana, Sarmanyadesah Sutram Vibhati, and "Discovery of Sanskrit Treasures" in seven volumes.

  37. Dev Kant Baruah

    Dev Kant Baruah
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1914-1996 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalist
    Biography

    Dev Kant Barooah was an Indian politician from Assam, who served as the President of the Indian National Congress during the Emergency (1975–77).

  38. Vishwanath Tripathi

    Vishwanath Tripathi
    Years
    1931-.. (age 91)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Vishwanath Tripathi is a Hindi writer. He has around 20 publications to his credit which include literary criticism, memoirs and poetry collection.

  39. Radha Burnier

    Radha Burnier
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1923-2013 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    writerauthorfilm actor
    Biography

    Radha Burnier was born in Adyar, India. She was president of the Theosophical Society Adyar from 1980 until her death in 2013. She was General Secretary of the Indian Section of the Society between 1960 and 1978, and was previously an actress in Indian films and Jean Renoir's The River.

  40. Gurumukh Nihal Singh

    Gurumukh Nihal Singh
    Years
    1895-1969 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Gurmukh Nihal Singh was the first Governor of Rajasthan and second Chief Minister of Delhi from 1955 to 1956 and was a Congress leader. He was the successor of Chaudhary Brahm Prakash and assumed office in 1955 just for one year, as after that States Reorganisation Act, 1956 was passed which made Delhi a Union Territory. Thus, no one was appointed the next CM of Delhi until legislative assembly elections in Delhi were held in 1993, when Union Territory of Delhi was formally declared as National Capital Territory of Delhi by the Sixty-ninth Amendment to the Indian constitution.

  41. Frits Staal

    Frits Staal
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1930-2012 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    philosopheruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Johan Frederik "Frits" Staal was the department founder and Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and South/Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Staal specialized in the study of Vedic ritual and mantras, and the scientific exploration of ritual and mysticism. He was also a scholar of Greek and Indian logic and philosophy and Sanskrit grammar.

  42. Bhupi Sherchan

    Bhupi Sherchan
    Born in
    Nepal Flag Nepal
    Years
    1937-1989 (aged 52)
    Occupations
    poet
    Biography

    Bhupendra Man Sherchan, popularly known as Bhupi Sherchan was a Nepali poet. He is one of the most beloved and widely read Nepali poet. He was awarded the Sajha Puraskar for his 1969 poetry collection Ghumne Mech Mathi Andho Manche, which remains his most popular work.

  43. Sandeep Das

    Sandeep Das
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    percussionistcomposer
    Biography

    Sandeep Das is an Indian Tabla player and composer currently based in Boston, MA.

  44. Kedar Pandey

    Kedar Pandey
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1913-1982 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Kedar Pandey was an Indian freedom fighter and Indian National Congress politician, who remained the Chief Minister of Bihar from March 1972 to 2 July 1973, and Minister of Railways in the Union Cabinet from 12 November 1980 to 14 January 1982 as a part of the Government of India.

  45. Sahu Ramesh Chandra Jain

    Sahu Ramesh Chandra Jain
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1925-2004 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    philanthropist
    Biography

    Sahu Ramesh Chandra Jain was a leading mediaperson, philanthropist, promoter of Indian literature, and a prominent member of the Jain religion. He is a descendant of the well known Sahu Jain family of Najibabad (Bijnor District, Uttar Pradesh).

  46. Tapan Singhel

    Tapan Singhel
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    chief executive officerbusinessperson
    Biography

    Tapan Singhel born 12 August 1966 in Varanasi has been the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bajaj Allianz General Insurance since April 2012.

  47. Prahalad Chunnilal Vaidya

    Prahalad Chunnilal Vaidya
    Years
    1918-2010 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    scientistphysicist
    Biography

    Prahalad Chunnilal Vaidya, was an Indian physicist and mathematician, renowned for his instrumental work in the general theory of relativity. Apart from his scientific career, he was also an educationist and a follower of Gandhian philosophy in post-independence India, specifically in his domicile state Gujarat.

  48. Pulickel Ajayan

    Pulickel Ajayan
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    researcherengineer
    Biography

    Pulickel Madhavapanicker Ajayan, known as P. M. Ajayan, is the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor in Engineering at Rice University. He is the founding chair of Rice University's Materials Science and NanoEngineering department and also holds joint appointments with the Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Prior to joining Rice, he was the Henry Burlage Professor of Material Sciences and Engineering and the director of the NYSTAR interconnect focus center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute until 2007. Known for his pioneering work of designing and carrying out the first experiments to make nanotubes intentionally.

  49. Nagendra Kumar Singh

    Nagendra Kumar Singh
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    agronomist
    Biography

    Nagendra Kumar Singh is an Indian agricultural scientist. He is a National Professor under ICAR at National Research Centre for Plant Biotechnology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. He was born in a small village called Rajapur in the Mau District of Uttar Pradesh. He is known for his research in the area of plant genomics and biotechnology, particularly for his contribution in the decoding of rice, tomato and pigeonpea genomes and understanding of wheat seed storage proteins and their effect on wheat quality. He has also made significant advances in comparative analysis of rice and wheat genomes and mapping of genes for salt tolerance and basmati quality traits in rice.

  50. Tiruppattur Venkatachalamurti Ramakrishnan

    Tiruppattur Venkatachalamurti Ramakrishnan
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1941-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    physicistacademic
    Biography

    Tiruppattur Venkatachalamurti Ramakrishnan is an Indian theoretical physicist known for his contributions in condensed matter physics. He is at present DAE Homi Bhabha Professor of Physics at Benaras Hindu University and also the chancellor of Tripura University.

  51. Sonam Topgyal

    Sonam Topgyal
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1941-2012 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    researcher
    Biography

    Sonam Topgyal was Prime Minister (officially Kalön Tripa) of the Central Tibetan Administration (Tibetan government-in-exile). He held the position from 1996 to 2001.

  52. Sarat Chandra Sinha

    Sarat Chandra Sinha
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1914-2005 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sarat Chandra Sinha was an Indian politician and Chief Minister of Assam. He was a leader of Indian National Congress, Indian National Congress (Socialist) and Nationalist Congress Party.

  53. Meena Singh

    Meena Singh
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Meena Singh is an Indian politician. She entered politics in 2008. She represented Bikramganj (Lok Sabha constituency) in 14th Lok Sabha and Arrah (Lok Sabha constituency) in the 15th Lok Sabha as a member of Janata Dal (United).

  54. Rewa Prasad Dwivedi

    Rewa Prasad Dwivedi
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1935-2021 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Rewa Prasad Dwivedi was a Sanskrit scholar, poet, writer, teacher, and critic. His original works include poetry as epics and lyrics, plays, and prose. He wrote new literature under the pseudonym "sanatana", meaning 'the eternal'. He is also known as 'Acharya' Dwivedi ('the scholar' or 'the expert' Dwivedi).

  55. Ashok Agarwal

    Ashok Agarwal
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Occupations
    scientist
    Biography

    Ashok Agarwal is the Director of the Andrology Center, and also the Director of Research at the American Center for Reproductive Medicine at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA. He is Professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, USA. Ashok is a Senior Staff in the Cleveland Clinic's Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute. He has published extensive translational research in human infertility and assisted reproduction.

  56. Shankar Dayal Singh

    Shankar Dayal Singh
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1937-1995 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    politicianauthor
    Biography

    Litterateur and parliamentarian Shankar Dayal Singh was twice elected to the Parliament of India. He was one of the youngest members of the Fifth Lok Sabha, in which he represented the Chatra parliamentary constituency in Bihar (now in Jharkhand). Contesting his maiden Lok Sabha election in 1971, he defeated Smt. Vijaya Raje, the wife of Sri Kamakhya Narayan Singh, Raja of Ramgarh. He was again elected to the upper house, the Rajya Sabha, in 1990 from Bihar.

  57. Amitabha Singh

    Amitabha Singh
    Occupations
    cinematographerfilm producerfilm director
    Biography

    Amitabha Singh is a cinematographer and producer in the Indian film industry who is known for Khosla Ka Ghosla, National Award-winning Chillar Party, etc. He started his career as a cinematographer in 1994. The Good Road a 2013 Indian film produced for NFDC by Amitabha Singh fetched numerous accolades and was screened at various international film festivals. It has also been nominated as India's official entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 86th Academy Awards. He was also the Director of Photography for the film. The film won the award for Best Gujarati film at the 60th National Film Awards. The film is the first Gujarati film ever selected to represent India at the Oscars.

  58. Kameshwar C. Wali

    Kameshwar C. Wali
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1927-.. (age 95)
    Occupations
    physicist
    Biography

    Kameshwar C. Wali was an Indian-born American theoretical physicist who was the Distinguished Research Professor of Physics Emeritus at Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences. He was a specialist in high energy physics, particularly symmetries and dynamics of elementary particles, and the author of Chandra: A Biography of S. Chandrasekhar and Cremona Violins: a physicist's quest for the secrets of Stradivari.

  59. Selina Sharma

    Selina Sharma
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    musicologist
    Biography

    Selina Sharma is an Italian-born Indian musicologist and vocalist. Her theoretical work concentrates on South Asia, in particular on the devotional music tradition of the Vraja region, the Bauls of Bengal as well as on the philosophical and spiritual aspects of music. Currently she is the Vice-Secretary and Academic Director of Vraja Kala Sanskriti Sansthana (Institute of Vraja Art and Culture) at Vrindaban.

  60. Samir Kumar Saha

    Samir Kumar Saha
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    researcheracademic
    Biography

    Samir Kumar Saha is an eminent Bangladeshi microbiologist and public health expert. He is the professor, senior consultant and head of the department of Diagnostic Division of Microbiology at the Dhaka Shishu Hospital for children and also the executive director of The Child Health Research Foundation (CHRF) at the Bangladesh Institute of Child Health.

  61. Anand Mohan

    Anand Mohan
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    geologistearth scientist
    Biography

    Anand Mohan is Registrar of Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra (India) and former Professor at Department of Geology, Banaras Hindu University. He is a scientist in the field of Geology, Petrology and Mineralogy. He is a member of XII Five Year Plan (2012–2017) of Planning Commission sub-committee on "Strengthening Community Engagement in Higher Education Institutions". He is also expert reviewer for Earth Sciences at Union Public Service Commission, India. He is Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences, India (FASc) and National Academy of Sciences, India (FNASc).

  62. Onkar Nath Srivastava

    Onkar Nath Srivastava
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1942-2021 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    physicist
    Biography

    Onkar Nath Srivastava was an Indian material physicist, an Emeritus professor of Banaras Hindu University and the vice president for India and South Asia of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy, who is known for his contributions to the disciplines of nanotechnology and hydrogen energy. He is the author of two books and over 440 scientific papers and a recipient of several honors including Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, the highest Indian award in the science and technology categories. The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2016, for his contributions to science and engineering.

  63. Anil Karanjai

    Anil Karanjai
    Years
    1940-2001 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Anil Karanjai was an accomplished Indian artist. Born in East Bengal, he was educated in Benaras, where his family settled subsequent to the Partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947. As a small child he had spent long hours playing with clay to make toys and arrows. He also began very early to draw animals and plants, or whatever inspired him. In 1956 he dropped out of school to become a full-time student at Bharatiya Kala Kendra, headed by Karnaman Singh, a master of the Bengal school and a Nepali by origin. This teacher encouraged Anil to experiment widely and to study the art of every culture. Anil remained here until 1960, exhibiting regularly and teaching other students. During the same period, he practised miniature painting at Bharat Kala Bhavan (Benaras Hindu University) under the eye of the last court painter to the Maharaja of Benaras. He also enrolled at Benaras Polytechnic to learn clay modelling and metal casting.

  64. Kamal Dixit

    Kamal Dixit
    Born in
    Nepal Flag Nepal
    Years
    1929-2016 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Kamal Mani Dixit was the founder and chairman of Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya and Madan Puraskar. He was the author of numerous Nepali books and has made important contribution to Nepali literature.

  65. Anil Srivastava

    Anil Srivastava
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Anil Srivastava is an Indian politician and district president of the Indian National Congress, Varanasi.His political party is the Indian National Congress.

  66. Narayanprasaddasji Swami

    Narayanprasaddasji Swami
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1921-2018 (aged 97)
    Occupations
    religious leader
    Biography

    Tapomurti Sadguru Shastri Swami Shri Narayanprasaddasji, also known as Tapomurti Shastri Swami and Guruji by his devotees, was one of the most noted Swami of the Swaminarayan Sampraday who has done a notable work for the Swaminarayan sect. he is also considered as one of the legendary Hindu saints of India.

  67. Gauri Shankar Pandey

    Gauri Shankar Pandey
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1935-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Late shri Gauri Shanker Pandey, was a veteran Indian politician and a former Minister of Bihar. He represented Bettiah constituency in Bihar assembly and served in various ministerial portfolios.

  68. Lal Mani Joshi

    Lal Mani Joshi
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1935-1984 (aged 49)
    Occupations
    pedagogue
    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.

  69. Shyam Sunder Surolia

    Shyam Sunder Surolia
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1920-2001 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    philosopherpolitician
    Biography

    Pandit Shyam Sunder Surolia was an Indian freedom fighter since 1934. Then a 14-year-old child, he raised his voice against the feudal powers of the state of Rajasthan.

  70. Kamanio Chattopadhyay

    Kamanio Chattopadhyay
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    scientist
    Biography

    Kamanio Chattopadhyay is an Indian materials engineer and an honorary professor at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. He is the chair of the Mechanical Sciences Division of IISc and a former chair of the Department of Materials Engineering.

  71. Ragini Trivedi

    Ragini Trivedi
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    musicologist
    Biography

    Ragini Trivedi is an Indian classical musician performing on vichitra veena, sitar and jal tarang. Daughter of the vichitra veena player and musicologist Lalmani Misra, she is an exponent of Misrabani and is the creator of a digital music notation system called Ome Swarlipi.

  72. Raghunath Prasanna

    Raghunath Prasanna
    Years
    1913-1999 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    flutistmusician
    Biography

    Pandit Raghunath Prasanna was an Indian classical shehnai and flute player. He was known for using the techniques of shehnai in flute playing, also inspired by vocal music.

  73. Arvind Mohan Kayastha

    Arvind Mohan Kayastha
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    biochemistagronomist
    Biography

    Arvind Mohan Kayastha is an Indian biologist. He has been a professor at Banaras Hindu University since 1990, and has been coordinator of its school of biotechnology since 2013. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India and the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences.

  74. B. L. Deekshatulu

    B. L. Deekshatulu
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1936-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    computer scientist
    Biography

    Bulusu Lakshmana Deekshatulu is an Indian academic who has made important contributions to Digital Image Processing and Control Theory. He is a Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences, Fellow of Indian National Science Academy, The National Academy of Sciences, India, Indian Academy of Sciences, Indian National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and IEEE.

  75. Amod Prasad Upadhyay

    Amod Prasad Upadhyay
    Born in
    Nepal Flag Nepal
    Years
    1936-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Amod Prasad Upadhyay is a Nepalese social worker and politician.

  76. Damodar Hota

    Damodar Hota
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1935-2022 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Pandit Damodar Hota was an Indian classical vocalist, musicologist, composer, and guru based in Odisha, India. He was an exponent of Odissi classical music (Udra Paddhatiya Sangita) as well as Hindustani classical music.

  77. Krishna Chandra Sharma

    Krishna Chandra Sharma
    Years
    1923-2003 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    novelistpolitician
    Biography

    Krishna Chandra Sharma, also known as Bhikkhu, was an Indian radio broadcaster and author. He was the Director General of All India Radio from 1980 to 1981. He was a noted novelist and wrote over twenty literary works in his lifetime.

  78. Saket Kushwaha

    Saket Kushwaha
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    economist
    Biography

    Saket Kushwaha is an Indian educationist and agricultural economist. He is the vice chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh and former VC of Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Bihar.

  79. Ved Kumari Ghai

    Ved Kumari Ghai
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1931-.. (age 91)
    Occupations
    Sanskrit scholar
    Biography

    Ved Kumari Ghai is a sanskrit scholar from India. She was a head of Sanskrit department in the Jammu University.

  80. Awadh Kishore Narain

    Awadh Kishore Narain
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1925-2013 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    numismatistauthorhistorian
    Biography

    Awadh Kishore Narain was an Indian historian, numismatist and archaeologist, who published and lectured extensively on the subjects related to South and Central Asia. He was well known for his book, The Indo-Greeks, published by Clarendon Press in 1957, in which he discussed the thesis of British historian Sir William Woodthorpe Tarn.

  81. Rabindra Nath Upadhyay

    Rabindra Nath Upadhyay
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1923-2010 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    social worker
    Biography

    Rabindra Nath Upadhyay was an Indian social worker, Gandhian and the founder of Tamulpur Anchalik Gramdan Sangha (TAGS), a non governmental organization working for the social development of the rural people in the Kumarikata village of Assam. He was a recipient of the 2003 Jamnalal Bajaj Award. The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian award of the Padma Shri, in 2000, for his services to the society.

  82. B.C. Nirmal

    B.C. Nirmal
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    author
    Biography

    B C Nirmal born 19 February 1952, is an Indian Professor of Law specialised in International law, Human rights. He is Vice Chancellor at National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi, Jharkhand. Till recently, he was Head and Dean of Law School, Banaras Hindu University (Varanasi). He has also been the Vice-President of Indian Society of International Law (ISIL, New Delhi), Vice President of All India Law Teachers Congress, Member of Executive Council, Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi and Member of Governing Council of Indian Law Institute, New Delhi. He is also a Member of the Academic Council of Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Deen Dayal University, Gorakhpur. Before he took on the post of Vice Chancellor he was a member of the Academic Council and Professor of the Gujarat National Law University, Gujarat.

  83. Tapan Sinha

    Tapan Sinha
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Surgeon Vice Admiral Tapan Sinha, SM is the Director General Medical Services of the Indian Navy and a former Additional Director General Armed Forces Medical Services.

  84. Mandagere Subbarao Krishnamurthy

    Mandagere Subbarao Krishnamurthy
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1931-.. (age 91)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Mandagere Subbarao Krishnamurthy, known by the pen name Indiresh or Ma Su Krishnamurthy, is a Kannada writer and Hindi writer.

  85. A. K. Mukherjee

    A. K. Mukherjee
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    biologistacademic
    Biography

    Ashis K. Mukherjee is an Indian biochemist specializing in snake venom biochemistry, molecular biology and microbiology. He served as the Head of the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of Tezpur University during 2008– 2011. Known for his research on snake venom biochemistry, proteomic composition and other proteins related work from microbial and plant background, Mukherjee serves as the head and coordinator of the Nodal Center for Medical Colleges and Biomedical Research Institutes of North East India at Tezpur University. The Department of Biotechnology of the Government of India awarded him the National Bioscience Award for Career Development, for his contributions to biosciences, in 2013. Mukherjee has also received the Visitor's Award 2018 for research in the fields of basic and applied sciences from the President of India.

  86. Sri Niwas

    Sri Niwas
    Years
    1945-2012 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    geophysicistphysicist
    Biography

    Sri Niwas was an Indian geophysicist and a professor at the Department of Earth Sciences of the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. He was known for his researches on the Inversion of Geophysical Data. He was an elected fellow of all the three major Indian science academies viz. Indian National Science Academy, Indian Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, India as well as Indian Geophysical Union and was an elected member of the Association of Exploration Geophysicists. The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, the apex agency of the Government of India for scientific research, awarded him the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology, one of the highest Indian science awards for his contributions to Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences in 1991.

  87. Laxmi Ganesh Tewari

    Laxmi Ganesh Tewari
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1938-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    ethnomusicologistmusicologist
    Biography

    Pandit Laxmi Ganesh Tewari is a Hindustani vocalist from India. He is an exponent of the Gwalior gharana (tradition) of vocal music. After studying with Dr. Lalmani Misra at Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, he pursued education and teaching opportunities in America. At Sonoma State University since 1974, his career has combined performance, scholarship and teaching.

  88. Achal Das Bohra

    Achal Das Bohra
    Years
    1918-2007 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    Achal Das Bohra was a prominent Indian engineer, academician, author, educator and philanthropist hailing from the town of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Bohra, affectionately known as "Papaji" and "Bohra Saab", was a leader of the Pushkarna Brahmin community in Rajasthan and a tireless advocate of women's rights and the balance of modernity and traditional Hindu philosophical thought.

  89. Surendra Nath Pandeya

    Surendra Nath Pandeya
    Years
    1939-2012 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    chemist
    Biography

    Professor Surendra Nath Pandeya was an Indian medicinal and organic chemist. He made several contributions in the design and discovery of anticonvulsant, antitubercular, anti-HIV, anti-cancer, antibacterial, and antimicrobial molecules. His research focused on semicarbazones, Mannich bases, thiadiazoles, benzothiazoles, and oxindole compounds.

  90. Prabhat C. Chandra

    Prabhat C. Chandra
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    geophysicistphysicist
    Biography

    Prabhat C Chandra is an Indian geophysicist. Since 1973, he has done extensive work in the field of hydrogeophysics, encompassing groundwater exploration, development and management with a specialization in groundwater geophysics using various geophysical methods.

  91. Vinodini Terway

    Vinodini Terway
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Vinodini Tarway was a female Indian academic, born in the heritage city of Gaya, Bihar. She belonged to an affluent Mahuri Vaishya family.

  92. Mahendra Shukla

    Mahendra Shukla
    Occupations
    cricketer
    Biography

    Mahendra Shukla is a former Indian first-class cricketer.