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Famous Indian Achievers

India has some of the renowned personalities to its credit who have outshined in their respective fields. These Indian achievers have fought against all peculiarities and have achieved the pinnacle of triumph by their valor, willpower and insistence.Here is the list of some of these Indian heroes who have not only inspired millions of Indians but also people of other nationalities.

Indian Achievers – Entrepreneurs

1. Narayana Murthy
ET Businessperson of the Year Award for the year 2000-2001
The Max Schmidheiny Business Award for the year 2001
Listed as one of "The Stars of Asia" for three consecutive years - 1998, 1999 and 2000 by Business Week

2. Sunil Mittal
Awarded as the Dataquest IT Man of the Year in 2002 by Dataquest
Listed as one of the “Stars of Asia” by Business Week.
Awarded as the “Ceo Of The Year” in 2002 by World HRD Congress.

3. Azim Premji
Premji initiated Azim Premji Foundation in 2001 which is a non-profit association with an objective to improve the lives of millions of uneducated children. The existing programs of the Azim Premji Foundation envelop more than 5000 rural schools. 4. Ratan Tata
Felicitated by Padma Bhushan
Honored as the 26th Robert S. Hatfield Fellow in Economic Education by Cornell University, highest acknowledgement by the Cornell University.

5. Dhirubhai Ambani
Awarded as the 'Man of the Century' award by Chemtech Foundation and Chemical Engineering World in November 2000.
Listed in 'Power 50 - the most powerful people in Asia' thrice in 1996, 1998 and 2000 by Asiaweek magazine.
Conferred the Dean's Medal in 1998 by The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Awarded for Corporate Excellence for Lifetime Achievement by The Economic Times in 2001.

Indian Achievers – Cinema & Art

1. Satyajit Ray
Best director for Pather Panchali at Cannes Film Festival in 1955
“All-time best directors” award at Berlin Film Festival in 1978.
Oscar for Lifetime Achievement in 1992 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
"Lègion d'Honneur" by French government
"Bharatratna" (Jewel of India) by Indian government.

2. Rabindranath Tagore
Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913.
Bestowed by the “Knighthood award” in 1919

3. Pandit Ravi Shankar
He is awarded by fourteen doctorates for his contribution in music
Padma Vibhushan,
The Magsaysay Award from Manila government
2 Grammy awards,
The Crystal award from Davos, etc

4. Amitabh Bachchan
Selected as the “Superstar of the Millennium” over renowned personalities like Laurence Olivier and Charlie Chaplin
Second Indian to be commemorated at Madam Tussaud's Wax Museum, London
Padma Bhushan for his outstanding contribution to Indian Cinema on January 26, 2001

Indian Achievers – Social reformers

1. Mahatama Gandhi
His contribution in social and political awakening:
Acknowledged as the “father of the nation” for helping India to gain its independence through non-violence
During British regime he was the first to coin the term “Satyagraha” to suggest his premise and practice of non-violent struggle.
Got involved in several struggles for independence and became the global icon of a free India.

2. Swami Vivekanand
The first Indian to address the world at World Parliament of Religions in Chicago, Illinois in 1893
Establishing Ramkrishna Mission - one of the biggest ascetic orders of Hindu civilization in India.

Indian Achievers – Sports
1. Sunil Gavaskar
The “Legendary Cricketer” was the first to score 10, 000 runs.
His record of scoring 34 test centuries still stands unscathed.
Scoring 774 runs at an average of 154.8 in his debut matches created history and still remains untouched.
2. Sachin Tendulkar
Felicitated as the “Player of the Year” by Coopers and Lybrand in 1998
Ranked as no.1 cricketer in the Wisden Cricket ratings

Indian Achievers