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Mrinal Sen (born 14, May, 1923) is an Indian filmmaker based in Kolkata.

R. K. Narayan (10 October 1906 - 13 May 2001), full name Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami , was an Indian writer, best known for his works set in the fictional South Indian town of Malgudi.

James Dewey Watson (born April 6, 1928) is an American molecular biologist, geneticist and zoologist, best known as one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA in 1953 with Francis Crick. Watson, Crick, and Maurice Wilkins.

Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen (27 March 1845 - 10 February 1923) was a German physicist, who, on 8 November 1895, produced and detected electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range known as X-rays or Rontgen rays.

Stephen William Hawking CH CBE FRS FRSA ( 8 January 1942 - 14 March 2018) was an English theoretical physicist...

Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova ( born 6 March 1937) is the first woman to have flown in space, having been selected from more than four hundred applicants and five finalists to pilot Vostok 6 on 16 June 1963.

Sir Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar OBE, FRS (21 February 1894 - 1 January 1955) was a well-known Indian scientist, a professor of chemistry for over 19 years.

Sir Frederick Grant Banting , KBE, MC , FRS, FRSC (November 14, 1891 - February 21, 1941) was a Canadian medical scientist, physician, painter and Nobel laureate noted as the first person that used insulin on humans.

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 - 18 February 1564), was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art .

Francesco Redi (18 February 1626 - 1 March 1697) was an Italian physician, naturalist, biologist and poet.

Alessandro Volta (Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta - (18 February 1745 - 5 March 1827)), Italian physicist whose invention of the electric battery provided the first source of continuous current.

Christopher Latham Sholes (February 14, 1819 - February 17, 1890) was an American inventor who invented the QWERTY keyboard.

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (27 January 1832 - 14 January 1898), better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon, and photographer.

Homi Jehangir Bhabha (30 October 1909 - 24 January 1966), Father of Indian Nuclear Programme.

Isidore Marie Auguste Francois Xavier Comte (19 January 1798 - 5 September 1857) was a French philosopher who founded the discipline of praxeology and the doctrine of positivism.

Abdul Ghaffar Khan (6 February 1890 - 20 January 1988) nicknamed Bacha Khan (King of Chiefs) or Pacha Khan was a Pashtun independence activist against the rule of the British Raj.

Homai Vyarawalla (9 December 1913 - 15 January 2012), commonly known by her pseudonym Dalda 13, was INDIAs first woman photojournalist.

Kailash Satyarthi (born 11 January 1954) is an Indian childrens rights and education advocate and an activist against child labour.

Marco Polo (September 15, 1254 - January 8 -9, 1324) was an Italian merchant traveller.

Har Gobind Khorana, (January 9, 1922 - November 9, 2011) was an Indian-American biochemist

Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra (January 8, 1926 - April 7, 2004) was an Indian classical dancer, guru, and proponent of Odissi dance, who is credited for the revival of the classical dance form in the 20th century.

Sir Sandford Fleming, KCMG (January 7, 1827 - July 22, 1915) was a Scottish Canadian engineer and inventor.

Satyendra Nath Bose (1 January 1894 - 4 February 1974) was an Indian physicist specialising in mathematical physics.

Sumitranandan Pant (May 20, 1900 - December 28, 1977) was an Indian poet.

 

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