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  • Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

    Born an ordinary boy Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, he later became known as the Father of the Nation or 'bapu'. Mahatma Gandhi led India against the tyrannical rule of the Britishers. He fought silently and practiced ahinsa or non-violence. He believed and truth and only truth shall prevail and without harming a single soul, he got freedom to India. Civil disobedience movements, boycotts of foreign goods etc is show he showed his resistance towards the British. Eventually, The British left India and Gandhi became the face of the nation. He is, without doubt, one of the greatest leaders to have ever walked the earth.

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  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King Jr.

    It all started with a dream, like it always does. A dream for change and a dream for better tomorrow. Martin Luther King Jr. was an activist and a leader in the civil rights movement of USA. He was also a member of the clergy. He is known for the non-violent ways in which he advanced and led the civil rights movement. He fought for racial equality and showed the people a picture of a better future where all men are equal. Courage, perseverance and the will to fight for whats right till the very end made him a great leader. He won The Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

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  • Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

    Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

    No one needs an introduction for this great man. Nelson Mandela was the first democratically elected President of South Africa. He was the leader and the face of the Anti- Apartheid movement and all through his life, he relentlessly fought against racial discrimination. For his actions, he served a long prison sentence but even that did not deter him. He came out as a hero and led the country into a free, equal future. His determination, focus and will-power were tremendous that even after serving almost 30 years in jail, he got out and worked again for what was right.

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  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln

    It takes a man with a vision to lead a country during it's bad times. Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of USA, led the country through the US Civil War. He strived hard and did his best to keep the people of the country together or else, today, America would have been many smaller countries instead of one big country. He signed the Emancipation Proclamation, thereby ending slavery in US. He heart ached for the ones for whom he could do not do anything. His conviction, humility, oratory skills made him one of the greatest leaders we have ever had.

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  • George Washington

    George Washington

    The Founding father of The United States Of America, George Washington, is till date one of the greatest leaders that we have ever seen. He led the American Revolution and later, led USA into the first few years of it's independence as the First President of USA. He was a visionary and he had immense vision for America which has led America to become the super power it is today. His tenacity, steadfastness, his ability to make decisions during difficult times made him a great leader and he led many people to success.

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  • Winston Churchill

    Winston Churchill

    The most crucial and the most important time for a leader to show their true worth is in the face of adversity and Winston Churchill managed to shine at the task. He was the British Prime Minister and leader during the WW II. He was an able leader, an emotional man but his greatest victory was in his motivation for others to defend themselves against the Nazis. His determination, perseverance and the patriotic devotion towards the nation motivated the Britishers to go forward and win the war with the help of the Allies. 'Keep Calm And Carry On', he said, and won the war and the hearts.

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  • Lee Kuan Yew

    Lee Kuan Yew

    Lee Kuan Yew, GCMG, CH, SPMJ, informally known by his initials LKY, was the first Prime Minister of Singapore, governing for more than three decades from 1959 to 1990, including through Singapore's independence from Malaysia in 1965.

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  • Otto Von Bismarck

    Otto von Bismarck

    Otto Eduard Leopold (1 April 1815 - 30 July 1898) was a conservative Prussian statesman who dominated German and European affairs from the 1860s until 1890. In the 1860s he engineered a series of wars that unified the German states (excluding Austria) into a powerful German Empire under Prussian leadership. With that accomplished by 1871 he skillfully used balance of power diplomacy to preserve German hegemony in a Europe which, despite many disputes and war scares, remained at peace. For historian Eric Hobsbawm, it was Bismarck, who "remained undisputed world champion at the game of multilateral diplomatic chess for almost twenty years after 1871, devoted himself exclusively, and successfully, to maintaining peace between the powers."

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  • Vikram Sarabai

    Vikram Sarabai

    Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai (12 August 1919 - 30 December 1971) was an Indian scientist and innovator widely regarded as the father of India's space programme. Sarabhai received the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Medal in 1962. The nation honoured him awarding Padma Bhushan in 1966 and Padma Vibhushan (posthumously) in 1972.

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  • Abdul Kalam

    A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

    Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam (born 15 October 1931) is an Indian scientist and administrator who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. Kalam was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, studied physics at the St. Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli, and aerospace engineering at the Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai.

    Before his term as President, he worked as an Aerospace engineer with Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).Kalam is popularly known as the Missile Man of India for his work on the development of ballistic missile and launch vehicle technology.

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