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Aamir Hussain Khan

(March 14, 1965, Mumbai, India-Alive). Actor. Has appeared in nearly 40 films, including Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973), Holi (1984), Deewana Mujh Sa Nahin (1990), Aatank Hi Aatank (1995), Ishq (1997), Mela (2000), Dil Chahta Hai (2001), and Mangal Pandey (2005).

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Ustad Amjad Ali Khan

(October 9, 1945, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India-Alive). Sarod Player. Known as "Samrat." One of the world's most distinguished maestros of Indian classical music. Made his first solo recital, 1958. Composer of ragas.

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan Signature

Ustad Bismillah Khan

(March 21, 1916, Dumraon, Bihar, India-August 21, 2006, Varanasi, India). Shehnai Maestro. Legendary musician. Noted for playing Raga Kafi on the shehnai (Indian oboe) from the Red Fort on the eve of India's first Republic Day ceremony. Recipient of the Padma Vibhushan award, the Sangeet Natak Academi Award, and the Tansen Award.

Ustad Bismillah Khan Signature

Fardeen Khan

(March 8, 1974, India-Alive). Actor. Son of Feroz Khan. Has appeared in numerous films, including Prem Aggan (1998), Jungle (2000), Maati (2001), Qurbaan Tujh Pe Meri Jaan (2001), and Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya (2001).

Fardeen Khan Signature

Gauri Khan

(October 8, 1970, Punjab, India-Alive). Model and Producer. Born Gauri Chibba. Wife of Shahrukh Khan. Produced some of her husband's films, including Paheli and Main Hoon Na. Model for Aftershock.

Gauri Khan Signature

Salman Khan

(December 27, 1965, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India-Alive). Actor. Born Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan. Has appeared in numerous films, including Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988), Sanam Bewafa (1991), Hum Aapke Hain Koun (1994), Jeet (1996), Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999), Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge (2000), Yeh Hai Jalwa (2002), Phir Milenge (2004), and Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya? (2005). Named Best Supporting Actor, Filmfare Awards, 1999. Voted the world's 7th most handsome man by People magazine.

Salman Khan Signature

Shahrukh Khan

(November 2, 1965, New Delhi, India-Alive). Actor. Husband of Gauri Khan. Appeared in television series Fauji (1988), Circus (1989), and Idiot (1991). Has appeared in over 55 films, including Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman (1992), Anjaam (1994), Ram Jaane (1995), Yes Boss (1997), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Bir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (2000), Chalte Chalte (2003), Swades (2004), and Paheli (2005).

Shahrukh Khan Signature

Akshay Khanna

(March 30, 1975, India-Alive). Actor. Son of Vinod Khanna. Appeared in Himalay Putra (1997), Border (1997), Mohabbat (1997), Kudrat (1998), Laawaris (1998), Doli Sajake Rakhna (1998), Aa Ab Laut Chalein (1999), Taal (1999), Dahek (2005), and Hungama (2003).

Akshay Khanna Signature

Krishen Khanna

(1925, Lahore, India [now Pakistan]-Alive). Artist. Member, Progressive Artists Group of Bombay. Rockefeller Fellow, 1962. Received the Padma Shree, 1996.

Krishen Khanna Signature

Shri Tejendra Khanna

Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, 1997-1998. Joined Indian Civil Service, 1961. Financial Commissioner, Government of Punjab, 1986-1989. Chief Controller of Imports and Exports, Government of India, 1989-1991. Chief Secretary, Government of Punjab, 1991-1992. Food Secretary, Government of India, 1992-1993. Commerce Secretary, Government of India, 1992-1996. Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, January 4, 1997-April 20, 1998.

Shri Tejendra Khanna Signature

KiranBhai

(April 3, 1941, Mumbai, India-March 30, 2006, Pune, India). Spiritual Master. Follower of Pandurangshastri Athavale. Lecturer, Divine Life Society. Met Osho, 1967. First of Osho's devotees to become a sannyasin and realized master. Influenced by U. G. Krishnamurti and the Sufis. Called himself "an empty mirror" and did not claim anything.

KiranBhai Signature

Most Reverend Bishop Thomas Mar Koorilos Chakkalapadickal

(October 19, 1958, Kaddapra Mannar, India-Alive). Malankara Catholic Bishop of Muvatupuzha, Kerala, India. Ordained Priest, Malankara Catholic Church, December 30, 1985. Malankara Catholic Auxiliary Bishop of Tiruvalla, Kerala, India, May 9, 1997-January 15, 2003. Bishop of Muvattupuzha, Keral, India, January 15, 2003-Current. The Malankara Catholic Church is an autonomous rite in union with the Roman Catholic Church. It is part of the Mar Thomas Syrian Christian community of Kerala.

Bishop Thomas Mar Koorilos Signature

 

 

Jivatram Bhagwanda Kripalani

(November 11, 1888, Hyderabad, Singh, India-March 19, 1982, Ahmedabad, India). General Secretary, All India Congress Committee, 1928-1929. President, Indian National Congress, 1946-1947. Congress Member, Constituent Assembly of India, 1946-1949. Left Congress and became a founder of Kisan Mazdoor Praja Party (later merged with Socialist Party of India and became the Praja Socialist Party), 1950. Praja Socialist Party Member, Lok Sabha of India, 1950-1954. Resigned from Praja Socialist Party, 1954. Independent Member, Lok Sabha of India, 1954-1971. Became active in Janata Party. Arrested for opposition to Indira Gandhi, 1975-1977. Husband of Sucheta Kripalani. A Gandhian Socialist, environmentalist, mystic, and freedom fighter.

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Jiddu Krishnamurti

(May 12, 1895, Madanapalle, India-February 17, 1986, Ojai, California). Spiritual Philosopher. Proclaimed the new incarnation of the Maitreya Buddha by the Theosophical Society, 1909. Leader of the Order of the Star, 1911-1929. Moved to Ojai, California where he first experienced an "awakening" of spiritual ecstasy known as "the process" which was to continue at interludes throughout his life, 1912. Publicly renounced the status of a messiah and dissolved the Order of the Star, 1929. Promoted self-knowledge through an open mind, condemning all religious and spiritual authority. Author of The First and Last Freedom, The Only Revolution, and Krishnamurti's Notebook. Received United Nations Peace Medal, 1984.

Jiddu Krishnamurti Signature

U. G. Krishnamurti

(July 9, 1918, Masulipatam, Andhra Pradesh, India-March 22, 2007, Vallecrosia, Italy). Spiritual Teacher. Raised as a Hindu and Theosophist. Theosophical lecturer, c. 1939-1953. Left Theosophical Society. Influenced by Sri Ramana Maharshi and Jiddu Krishnamurti, but ultimately rejected their views. Moved to the United States, 1955, but eventually settled in Geneva, Switzerland. Underwent a "clinical death" involving seven physical changes, 1967. Gave his last public talk in 1972, but continued to meet and talk with people seeking his counsel. Practiced an enigmatic questioning of everything in a radical "anti-philosophy" philosophy.

U. G. Krishnamurti Signature

His Holiness Sri Swami Krishnanandaji Saraswati Maharaj

(April 25, 1922-2001). General Secretary and Secretary of the Trust, Divine Life Society, 1961-2001. Born as Subbaraya into an orthodox Brahmin Hindu family. Initiated as a Sannyasa, January 14, 1946 and took name of Swami Krishnananda. President, Sivananda Literature Research Institute, 1958. Author of The Realisation of the Absolute. General Secretary and Secretary of the Trust, Divine Life Society, 1961-September 13, 2001. Metaphysician. Author. A direct disciple of His Holiness Swami Sivananda, founder of the Divine Life Society.

 

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Her Highness Princess Rajyashree Kumari

(June 4, 1953, Bombay, India-Alive). Princess of Bikaner. Daughter of Maharaja Karni Singh and Maharani Sushila Kumari. Champion target shooter. Received Arjuna Award, 1969.

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Chaudhary Devi Lal

(September 25, 1914, Teja Khera, Haryana, India-April 6, 2001). Deputy Prime Minister of India, 1989, 1990-1991. A Jat, born Devi Dayal. Imprisoned during Salt March, 1930. Again imprisoned for participation in the Quit India movement, 1942-1943. Congress President of Punjab, 1956. Left Congress Party, 1971. Member, Lok Sabha, 1974-1977, 1980-1982, 1989-1998. Jailed during Time of Emergency, 1975-1977. Janata Dal Chief Minister of Haryana, 1977-1979, 1987-1989. Deputy Prime Minister of India, 1989, 1990-1991. Member of the Rajya Sabha, 1998-2001.

Chaudhary Devi Lal Signature

Rasipuram Krishnawamy Iyer Laxman

(October 23, 1924, Mysore, India-Alive). Cartoonist, illustrator and humorist. Regarded as the greatest cartoonist in Indian history. Creator of "The Common Man." Brother of R. K. Narayan. Recipient of the Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan Awards from the Government of India.

Rasipuram Krishnaswamy Iyer Laxman Signature

His Eminence Duraisamy Simon Cardinal Lourdusamy

(February 5, 1924, Kalleri, India-Alive). Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archbishop of Bangalore, 1968-1971, and Vatican Official. Ordained Priest, December 21, 1951. Chancellor, Diocese of Pondicherry, India. Auxiliary Bishop of Bangalore, India, August 11, 1962. Attended Vatican II Council, 1962-1965. Co-Adjutor Archbishop of Bangalore, November 9, 1964. Metropolitan Archbishop of Bangalore, January 11, 1968. Resigned as Archbishop, April 30, 1971. Secretary of the Sacred Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, February 26, 1973. Elevated to the College of Cardinals, May 25, 1985. Prefect, Congregation for Oriental Churches, October 30, 1985. Resigned Prefecture, May 24, 1991.

 

Duraisamy Simon Cardinal Lourdusamy Signature