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Saleem Sinai

Saleem Sinai is the protagonist of the Booker Prize-winning novel Midnights Children by Salman Rushdie. His life is closely intertwined with the events that take place in his homeland of pre- and post-colonial India, and newly created Pakistan an ...

Shakti (comics)

Shakti is an Indian comic book character, one of a number of titles published by Raj Comics. Her special powers include fire, an ability to turn any metal into a weapon and has a third eye.

Khan Noonien Singh

Khan Noonien Singh, commonly shortened to Khan, is a fictional character in the Star Trek science fiction franchise. The character first appeared in the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "Space Seed", and was portrayed by Ricardo Montalban, ...

Super Indian

Super Indian is actually Aman, born to the fictional terrorist chief Ahankari, as a clone. Ahankari considered cloning himself after suffering a near fatal encounter with William Boother, an infiltrator. He selected Dr. Heathrow to create a clone ...

Vehaan Arya

Vehaan Arya is a fictional character appearing in Shaktimaan: The Animated Series and debuted in 2011 as the animated version of Gangadhar Shastri and serves the civilian and secret identity of the superhero Shaktimaan.Unlike Gangadhar however,Ve ...

Yoddha (comics)

Story plot revolves around Yoddha the greatest warrior of his time who somehow came into present world from ancient age. How he copes with the modern world & fights against the evil also seeking to go back to his time & exploring the truths of hi ...

Kambu Swayambhuva

Kambu Swayambhuva was an ancestor of the Indian Kambuja tribe and king of Aryadesa. He is listed and praised in shloka 22 of the Vedic Ekatmata Stotra hymn among Hindu sages, warriors and conquerors alongside Agastya, Narasimhavarman I, Rajendra ...

Ahivarn

Maharaja Ahibaran was the 12th century founder King of Baranshahr. The Barnwal community claims descent from him. Ahibaran was a Sooryavanshi kshatriya, He is credited with the establishment of a kingdom of traders in North India named Baranshahr ...

Anandapala

Ānandapāla or Anantpala was a ruler of the Hindu Shahi dynasty in Afghanistan and Pakistan. His reign began in 1001 CE and ended in or about 1010. He was the son of Jayapala, whose kingdom used to stretch from Laghman to Kashmir and Sirhind to Mu ...

Bhumanyu

Bhumanyu means Emperor. Bhumanyu / Bhoomanyu / Bhuvmanyu was the successor of first emperor of India, Bharata. Emperor Bharata, one of the greatest kings of ancient India, and founder of the eponymous dynasty, had nine sons from three wives. None ...

Chandrahasa

Chandrahasa was the king of Kuntala kingdom which roughly consisted of parts of the north of present-day Karnataka and south of Maharashtra, India, including Gokarna region. Sometimes an overlapping region Gorashtra is mentioned to be part of Kun ...

Dogra dynasty

The Dogra dynasty was a Hindu Dogra Rajput dynasty that formed the royal house of Jammu and Kashmir. The founder of the dynasty, Gulab Singh, was an influential noble in the court of Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Lahore, while his brother Dhian Singh ...

Gomitra

Gomitra was one of the first rulers of the Mitra dynasty, a group of rulers whose name incorporated the suffix "-mitra" and who are thought to have ruled the area of Mathura from around 150 BCE to 50 BCE. It is thought that Gomitra ruled during t ...

Gopal Sharan Nath Shahdeo

Gopal Sharan Nath Shahdeo was a prince of the Nagvanshi royal family. He was twice the state legislative assembly member from Hatia in 2005 and 2009 as Indian National Congress candidate.

Omrao Khan

Omrao Khan beenkar was born in Agra to Naubat Khan II.He was the nephew of Nirmol Shah and first cousin of Pyar Khan,Jafar Khan and Basit Khan. He came to Banda on the invitation of Nawab of Banda Hashmat Jung. Omrao Khan had two sons Ameer Khan ...

Navaratnas

Navaratnas or Nauratan was a term applied to a group of nine extraordinary people in an emperors court in India. The well-known Navaratnas include the ones in the courts of the legendary emperor Vikramaditya, the Mughal emperor Akbar, and the feu ...

Nimi (Vedic king)

Nimi is considered to be the first king of the Videha kingdom and belonged to the Janaka lineage of Mithila. Nimi was the grandson of Manu and son of Ikshwaku.

Ningthouja dynasty

The Ningthouja dynasty comprises the descendants of the kings of Manipur. It has 125 extended families. It was the single ruling dynasty of the erstwhile kingdom of Manipur. It was one of the longest-lasting dynasties in the world. It was founded ...

Raja Hindu Rao

Raja Hindu Rao was a Maratha nobleman, the brother-in-law of Maharaja Daulat Rao Scindia of Gwalior, and the brother of the female regent of the Indian princely state of Gwalior. Following the Revolt of 1857, he shifted to Delhi where he was on f ...

Shiladitya

Shiladitya is the title of an Indian king mentioned in the writings of the Chinese traveler Xuanzang. Xuanzang mentions him as a Buddhist king of Kie-Jo-Kio-She-Kwo. Upon assuming the throne, Shiladitya gathered an army of 50.000 foot soldiers, 5 ...

Samokhan Singh

Raja Samokhan Singh was the greatest Vina player of his time. The Mughal Emperor Akbar managed to get Miyan Tansen to his court, but he wanted an instrumentalist for his durbar. He conferred with Tansen on this matter. Tansen told him that he cou ...

Susima

Susima was a prince of the Maurya Empire and the eldest son and heir-apparent of the second Mauryan emperor Bindusara. He was next in line for his fathers throne, but was assassinated by his younger half-brother, Ashoka, who eventually succeeded ...

Bagelkhand

Bagelkhand or Baghelkhand is a region and also a mountain range in central India that covers the northeastern regions of Madhya Pradesh and a small area of southeastern Uttar Pradesh. It includes the Madhya Pradesh districts Rewa, Satna, Shahdolo ...

Uma Shankar Bajpai

Uma Shankar Bajpai was an Indian diplomat and a veteran journalist. He was also the director of India International Centre. Kanti Bajpai, the Indian academic, his son.

C. Balakrishnan (mountaineer)

C. Balakrishnan was a Keralite mountaineer who was the member of the third Indian Everest expedition, led by Captain Mohan Singh Kohli in 1965 which was the first Indian successful Everest Expedition scaled the Mount Everest, consisted of 21 majo ...

Dandamis

Dandamis was a philosopher, swami and a gymnosophist, whom Alexander encountered in the woods near Taxila, when he invaded India in 4th century B.C. He is also referred to as Mandanes.

Maguni Charan Das

Maguni Charan Das was an Indian traditional dancer, known as one of the masters of Gotipua, a traditional dance form of Odisha. He was the founder of Dasabhuja Gotipua Odishi Nrutya Praishad, a school for Gotipua dance where the art form is taugh ...

Birbal Dhar

Birbal Dhar was a leader in the Kashmiri resistance to Afghan rule in the early 19th century. He led a deputation which persuaded Sikh ruler Maharaja Ranjit Singh to invade Kashmir in 1819, which ended Afghan rule. Due to his role in the ending o ...

Rajiv Goswami

Rajiv Goswami was a commerce student at the Deshbandhu College, Delhi University who came into prominence when he attempted self-immolation on 19 September 1990 to protest against Prime Minister V.P. Singhs implementation of the Mandal Commission ...

Nirbhay Gujjar

Nirbhay Singh Gurjar was an Indian criminal and one of the last dacoits of the Chambal and known as the Last Lion of Chambal. He terrorized the Chambal ravines in India, the lawless zone at the cusp of two states Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh ...

Verna Elizabeth Watre Ingty

Verna Elizabeth Watre Ingty was an Indian social worker and a former chairman of Meghalaya State Welfare Advisory Board. She was the president of Mothers Union of Tura. She was honoured by the Government of India in 2003 with Padma Shri, the four ...

Kalu Singh Mahara

Kalu Singh Mahara was a Kumauni leader during Indian Rebellion of 1857. He is known as the first freedom fighter from Kumaun, then in the United Province. Mahara is a variant spelling in English of Mehra Kalu Mahara was the leader of the Vishung ...

Hasan Mahmudi Kamboh

He was a Wazir minister of Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni 971 AD – 1030 AD and came to India during one of Sultans war expeditions against the India during tenth/eleventh centuries. Hasan Mahmudi Kamboh captured the city of Meerut from its Raja Mai. Man ...

Kundavai

Kundavai was a historic and a popular name of a number of royal women in southern India between the ninth and eleventh century. Some of the women who went by the name Kundavai are as follows: Kundavai, the daughter of Western Ganga king Prithvipa ...

Lal Bal Pal

Lal Bal Pal were a triumvirate of assertive nationalists in British-ruled India in the early 20th century, from 1906 to 1918. They advocated the Swadeshi movement involving the boycott of all imported items and the use of Indian-made goods in 190 ...

Mantreswara

Mantreswara was a Hindu astrologer whose work, Phaladeepika, written in Sanskrit verse-format, is a major text on Hindu astrology ranked alongside Brhat Parāsara Horāsāstra of Parashara, Brihat Jataka of Varahamihira, and Jataka Parijata of Vaidy ...

Kedar Nath Sahoo

Kedar Nath Sahoo was an Indian classical dancer, known as one of the leading exponents of the Seraikella tradition of Chhau dance. He served as the founder director of the Government Chhau Dance Centre of the Government of Jharkhand where he serv ...

Sakharam Bapu Bokil

Sakharam Bapu Bokil, born Sakharam Bhagwant Bokil, was an influential minister, a diplomat and statesman of the Maratha Empire during the Peshwa administration in Pune, India. Before joining Peshwa administration of Pune, Sakharam was Kulkarni of ...

J. N. Saksena

Jitendra Narain Saksena was an Indian Police official, known for his contributions in combating militancy in Kashmir during late Eighties and early Nineties. He was the Director General of Police of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir from Dece ...

Pramod Kumar Satapathy

Pramod Kumar Satapathy was an Assistant Commandant of the Special Operation Group of Odisha Special Armed Police, which comes under Indias Odisha Police. On the night of 15 February 2008, about 500 armed naxalites attacked the police at various l ...

Abhitej Singh Sandhu

Abhitej Singh Sandhu was an Indian activist. He was a grand nephew of Indian revolutionary Bhagat Singh. Sandhu was also an Aam Admi Party activist and had canvassed for the party in Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. He was also a human ...

Himachal Som

Himachal Som was an Indian diplomat. He was an Indian Foreign Service officer of 1970 Cadre and retired as the Indian Ambassador to Italy and the Permanent Representative to various United Nations bodies in Europe.

Lajja Ram Tomar

Lajja Ram Tomar or Lajjaram Tomar was a schoolteacher and educationist. He was the head of Vidya Bharati, the education wing of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, from 1979 until his death in 2004.

Tushaspha

Tushaspha was a "Yavanaraja" for Emperor Ashoka, in the area of Girnar, near Junagadh, in Gujarat, India. He is only know from the Junagadh rock inscription of Rudradaman, in which the Western Satrap king Rudradaman, writing circa 150 CE, mention ...

Raja Venkatappa Nayaka

Raja Venkatappa Nayaka IVth or Nalvadi lakshya Venkatappa Nayaka was a prominent and a last ruler from Nayak Dynasty of Shorapur / Surapura. He refused to accept the sovereignty of the British East India Company and waged a war against them. Sura ...

Vir Singh Deo

Vir Singh Deo, also known as Bir Singh Dev, was a Bundela Rajput chief and the ruler of the kingdom of Orchha. He was a vassal of the Mughal Empire. and ruled between 1605 and either 1626 or 1627. Vir Singh Deo assassinated Abul Fazl who was retu ...

Indonesian Australians

Indonesian Australians are Australian citizens and residents of Indonesian origin. In the 2011 Australian Census, 48.836 Australian residents stated their ancestry to be Indonesian and 63.160 stated they were Indonesian-born residents in Australia.

Indonesians in the United Kingdom

Indonesian people in the United Kingdom include British citizens and non-citizen immigrants and expatriates of Indonesian descent in the United Kingdom.

Indonesian Americans

Indonesian Americans are migrants from the multiethnic country of Indonesia to the United States, and their U.S born descendants. As of the 2010 United States Census, they were the 15th largest group of Asian Americans, a position they still reta ...

Ethnic groups in Indonesia

There are 633 recognised ethnic groups in Indonesia. The vast majority of those belong to the Austronesian peoples. Based on ethnic classification, the largest ethnic group in Indonesia is the Javanese who make up about 40% of the total populatio ...