[PIN] Persons in News 2012 for 2 Markers, GK and MCQ

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I’ve compiled the List of persons in news 2012 year. This type of current affairs / GK questions are asked in SSC, CDS, CAPF, IBPS & other competitive exam of India. But this list is definitely not exhaustive, so If you’ve any important updates, Please share them in comments below!

  1. Indian: Diaspora Abroad
  2. Indian Men
  3. Indian Women
  4. International: Head of State/Institutes etc
  5. International : Other
  6. Sportsmen

Indian: Diaspora Abroad

Kamla Prasad Bissessar Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago.
Hargobind Khorana Indian-American biochemist who won the 1968 Nobel Prize for medicine, dead
Ravinder Singh first Sikh in more than 30 years to be appointed as the army chief of Singapore
Prof.Sachchidanand Sahai Noted writer from Combodia, won Pravasi Bhartiya Samman 2012
Dr. Victor Shahed Smetacek German scientist. Won same prize as above.
Sunita Williams second space journey to the International Space Station (ISS). She will stay at the ISS for four months.
Preet Bharara Indian American origin Attorny.  made it to the cover page of Time magazine for his anti-corruption crusade against financial frauds in Wallstreet.
Bobby Jindal Governor of Louisiana State, US
Nikki Haley Governor of South Carolina State, US
Kal Penn Kalpen Modi, Hollywood actor.  Served in White House Office of Public Engagement.He campaigns for Obama in Presidential elections 2012, among the Indian American voters.

Indian Men

Lt. Gen. Bikram Singh Chief of Indian Army.
Norman Anil Kumar Browne Chief of Airforce.
D.K. Joshi Chief of the Indian Navy.
V.S. Sampath Chief Election Commissioner of India.
Altamas Kabir CJI India, before him was Sarosh Homi Kapadia
Satyanandan Mishra CIC
MArkendeya Katju Chairman of Press Council of India
U.K. Sinha SEBI
Ashok Chawla Competition Commission of India (CCI).
D. Subbarao RBI Governor
Prakash Baksh NABARD
Pradeep Kumar Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) of India.
Jehangir Sabavala Painter, dead.
Mario Miranda cartoonist from Goa, dead
Justice Dalveer Bhandari elected as a judge of the International Court of Justice, based in The Hague, Netherlands.
Ajit Pal Singh He had led India to their only Hockey world cup triumph in 1975. has been selected as the chef-de-mission of the Indian contingent at the London Olympics.
Ashoka sen (string theory, fundamental physics prize, yuri milner)
Bhupen Hazarika Singer from Assam, Dada Saheb Phalke award winner, dead
Sultan Khan sarangi maestro, dead
Vempati Chinna Satyam died in 2012 was an Indian dancer and a guru of the Kuchipudi dance form.

Indian Women

Major Mitali Madhumita First woman officer of Indian army to get decorated with a gallantry medal for her bravery during the attack on guest house of Indian officials in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Dr Uma Raju second woman in the history of Indian Air Force to be promoted to the rank of Air Vice Marshal.
Jyoti Amge world’s shortest living woman by the Guinness World Records. Nagpur
Homai Vyarawala India’s first woman photo-journalist.
Sneha Shekhawat first woman pilot to lead the Indian Air Force contingent at the Republic Day parade.
Capt. Lakshmi Sehgal commanded the ‘Rani Jhansi Regiment’ of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army
Soumitra chatterji (septuagenarian Bengali Actor; Dada sahab falke 2011)
Indira goswami (aka mamoni raisom goswami; assamese poet, writer; shahitya akadmi 1983; Jnanipith 2001; died 2011)
Bina Das (1932, attempted to assassinate the Bengal Governor Stanley Jackson)
Ila mitra aka Rani Ma ; Tebhaga movement; died 2002
Raj Kumari Gupta crucial contribution to the Kakori dacoity. She supplied revolvers to those involved in the Kakori operation, apparently hid the firearms in her undergarment and set out in khadi clothes to deliver them.
Tara Rani Srivastava participated actively with her husband Phulendu Babu in the Quit India movement. She marched with the national flag straight towards the police station in Siwan, Bihar.
Abadi Bano Begam freedom fighter from Lucknow, known by her honorific ‘Bi Amman’. She spoke in a public gathering, on behalf of her jailed son, she did so from behind her burqa in 1917. This was, perhaps, the first time a Muslim woman in purdah had addressed a political gathering.

International: Head of State/Institutes etc

Mostly for GK based MCQs.  Some persons may be outdated.

Martin Shultz President of European Union.
Sheikh Hasina Wajed Prime minister of Bangladesh.
Yingluck Shinawatra Prime Minister of Thailand.Chief guest in 26th Jan. parade 2012.
Lee Myung Bak Korean President, chief guest in 26th Jan 2010 parade.
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono Indonesian President, chief guest in 26th Jan 2011 parade.
Kamla Prasad Bissessar Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago.
Mohamed Nasheed Maldives.
Hu Jintao China President
Wen Jiabao China Premier
U Thein Sain President of Myanmar.
Lobsang Sangay Prime Minister of Tibetan government-in-exile (which operates from Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh).
Jigme Khesar Mangyel Wangchuck King of Bhutan.
Dilma Rouseff Brazil President (first female)
Dmitry Medvedev Russia PM (earlier he was the President)
Vladimir Putin Russia President (earlier he was the PM)
Jacob Zuma South Africa President
Mitt Romney US Presidential candidate of Republican party.
Obama 44th President of US. Belongs to Democractic Party. His VP =Joe Biden.And Hillary Clinton is United States Secretary of State.(Before her Condoleezza Rice)
Nakosazana Dlamini Zuma African Union Commission chairperson 2012; first woman to lead the organisation)
Jim Yong Kong World Bank President
Christine Lagarde IMF President (earlier Dominique Strauss Kahn)
Mohamed Waheed Maldives (after Nasheed)
Bashar al-Assad Syrian President
Lakhdar Brahimi Veteran Algerian diplomat; to replace Kofi Annan as the international mediator on Syria.
Omar Al Bashir North Sudan President, has ICC warrant against him.
Salva Kiir Mayardit South Sudan President.
Mohamed Morsy first freely-elected Egypt. (after Hosni Mubarak was thrown out)
Raja Parvaiz Ashraf Prime minister of Pakistan (after Gilani was thrown out)
Hosni Mubarak Ex-Egypt, sentenced to life in prison.
Pranab 13th President India.
Enrique Pene Nieto President Mexico
Jean marc ayrualt France PM
François Hollande France President (after Nicolas Sarkozy).
Lee Hsein Loong Prime Minister of Singapore.
David Cameroon PM UK (Conservative Party). Before Cameroon>> Gorgon Brown >>Tony Blair. And Margarate Thatcher was the first lady PM of UK.
Nick Clegg Deputy PM Of UK.
Angela Markel Chancellor Germany.

International : Other

Liu Yang China’s first woman astronaut
Gina Rineheart world’s richest woman in world. (ref link)
Marissa Mayer Yahoo CEO, got the job despite being pregnant.  Earlier she was served as the first female engineer in Google company.
Sergei Brin Google Co-founder (other guy is Larry Page).He was in news because of his conference on the Project Glass.
Mark Zuckerberg Facebook. Was in news because of the IPO.
Gore vidal American writer. Dead. Famous for satirical novel myra breckinridge.
Nakosazana Dlamini Zuma African Union Commission chairperson 2012, first woman to lead this organisation.


Indian Winners in Olympic 2012

Name Event (Olympics 2012) medal
Gagan Narang Shooting (Air rifle)  Bronze
Vijay Kumar Shooting (Pistol)  Silver
Saina Nehwal Badminton  Bronze
Mary Kom Boxing (flyweight)  Bronze
Yogeshwar Dutt Wrestling (60 kg freestyle)  Bronze
Sushil Kumar Wrestling (66 kg freestye)  Silver

Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda

Silver in the men’s high jump @ Paralympics 2012 (London). He’s the only Indian physically challenged athlete who won medal in this event.

Oscar Pistorius (Bladerunner)

  • first amputee runner to compete at an Olympic Game 2012
  • he’s from S.Africa.
  • Events: 400m and 400 replay – did not win medals. (Olympic Game 2012)
  • But he won gold medal in Paralympics 2012


competitionmaster.com + inputs from a regular reader “Dark Knight”. +Women Freedom fighter from Thehindu
If you’ve any important personalities in news. Please share them in comments below!

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40 Comments on “[PIN] Persons in News 2012 for 2 Markers, GK and MCQ”

  1. Sehr Gut !(German for very Good- “S” pronounced as “J”

    1. Vielen Danke (German for thank you very much- “V” pronounced as “F”)

      1. you added an extra ‘e’ at the end

        1. R V here to learn German language…….??????

          1. who is R V

  2. Toumnai touru- ex president of mali
    ousted by rebels accusing that he didn’t take action on tuareg rebels(supporters of gaddafi)
    he signed an agreement with india in january regarding MoU on geology & $100 million line of credit for transmission lines.

  3. sushil kumar men’s 66 kg freestyle
    really helpful…

  4. Tulsi Gabbard is a Hindu American, who has won the Democratic party primary for the US Congress from Hawaii. Her victory in the November Congressional elections is said to be a certain, which will make her the first Hindu American to be a a member of the US House of Representatives. Gabbard’s victory was cheered by the Hindu community.

    Jin-Yong Cai, with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and development, will be the new Executive Vice President and CEO of IFC. Prior to this appointment, Jin-Yong had served as the Participating Managing Director in Goldman Sachs Group.

    Wing Commander V K Singh is an Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot who flew his helicopter through a hail of bullets fired by Naxals and safely landed the damaged aircraft while evacuating security forces from a deeply forested area in Chhattisgarh. He has been awarded Sharuya Chakra.

    Rohullah Nikpai is Afghanistan’s only Olympic medallist (Taekwondo), who won his country’s first-ever Olympic medal at the Beijing Games — a bronze in the 58-kg category, repeated the feat with a bronze in the 68-kg category in London.

    Raj Kumari Gupta – Born about a century ago in the little-known Banda zilla of Kanpur, Raj Kumari Gupta and her husband worked closely with Mahatma Gandhi and Chandrashekhar Azad. Her crucial contribution to the Kakori dacoity case barely figures in the narratives of freedom. Raj Kumari, who was given the charge of supplying revolvers to those involved in the Kakori operation, apparently hid the firearms in her undergarment and set out in khadi clothes to deliver them, with her three-year-old son in tow. On being arrested, she was disowned by her husband’s family and thrown out of her marital home.

    Tara Rani Srivastava was born in Saran near Patna and participated actively with her husband Phulendu Babu in the Quit India movement. On Gandhiji’s call, Phulendu assembled a massive crowd of men and women in front of the Siwan police station to hoist the national flag on its roof. The just-married couple stood in front of the crowd and raised slogans. Phulendu soon fell to police bullets but Tara Rani was not deterred. Demonstrating exemplary courage, she bandaged his wounds and marched with the national flag straight towards the police station. By the time she returned, her husband had died.

    Rao Papineni is a nanotechnology scientist from Hyderabad India who recently got his cancer treatment research patented in United States. He along with his colleagues has invented a system in which a nano-particle carries the payload of anti-cancer drug and releases it only in the cancerous cell, thus protecting healthy cells around. Currently working as chief scientist and senior principal investigator in medical applications of nanotechnology at Carestream Health, Inc USA, he filed for the patent in 2009. The title of the patent is ‘High Capacity Non-Viral Vectors.’ The non-viral vectors are nano-particles.

    Aditi Mukherjee is the recipient of first Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation in 2012. She is a senior researcher with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in New Delhi. Mukherji’s work on groundwater resources in agriculture led to major policy changes that benefited thousands of farmers in West Bengal. Mukherji worked closely with the farmers, and took her research data directly to the government, meeting with representatives of the Planning Commission, the West Bengal secretary of water resources, and secretaries of agriculture, finance and rural development departments.

    K.G.Subryamnyam is a contemporary Indian painter who was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 2012 by GOI for his painting legacy. Subramanyan is as revered as an artist as he is as a theoretician and art historian. His chief contribution as a theorist has been the rigorous re-contextualization of Western theories and practices in the Indian or Oriental context, as well pointing out the fundamental differences between the Western and Indian social realities, namely the problem of art/craft division of the Indian artistic traditions.

    Richard Stallman is the champion of the Free software movement.One of his most famous interventions in free software was the GNU general Public Licence(GPL), which he devised around 1985 as a general licence applicable to any program.The licence codifies the concept of “copyleft”, the central idea of which gives “everyone permission to run the program, copy the program, modify the program and distribute modified versions, but not permission to add restrictions of their own”.

    Hassan Sheikh Mohamud won the presidential elections of Somalia. Coalitions were formed between the Prime
    Minister Abdiweli Ali and Hassan Sheikh.

    Balu Sankaran who recently passed away on June 20, was a professor, scientist and recipient of the Padma Shri and Padma Vibushan awards. He helped establish an artificial limbs manufacturing corporation and a rehabilitation institute.He was one of the medical greats who, together with doctors like V. Ramalingaswami (former director-general of the Indian Council for Medical Research), B.B. Dikshit (first director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, AIIMS) and C. Gopalan (former director, National Institute of Nutrition), laid the foundations of medical education, medical research and healthcare in the country. He was a former director general of health services, and director of the World Health Organisation in Geneva.

    Anish Kapoor is the Padma Bhushan awarded of 2011. He is an India born British sculptor, making nes because he was the sculptor behind the ArcelorMittal Orbit, commissioned as a permanent artwork for the Olympic Park and completed in 2012.

    Kamal Bawa, is an Indian-born professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He is the 2012 winner of the Gunnerus Sustainability Award, the world’s first major international award for work on sustainability. Bawa, also a faculty fellow at the Centre for Governance and Sustainability, home of the Global Environmental
    Governance Project, is known for his
    research on population biology in
    rainforest areas. His span of work includes biological
    discoveries made in Central America, the Western
    Ghats, and the Himalayas in India.

    Vandana Shiva – Indian environmental philosopher and activist Vandana Shiva has been chosen for 2012 Fukuoka Prize, a prestigious award being bestowed by Fukuoka city government in Japan on people who contribute to academia, arts, and culture in Asia.

    1. hmm.. dude thanx for extra info

  5. Hi mrunal,
    Your work is commendable, but mani have copy pasted from a comprehensive list of other person line by line , which i think is wrong.OtherWise from ur side their is no problem

  6. 1.Jean Dujardin :- oscar+cannes+BAFTA (the first French actor ever to win for Best Actor) in the movie “The Artist”(Silent film) as George Valentin.The Artist became the most awarded French film in history.

    2.Meryl Streep:-oscar+BAFTA(best Actress)for playing the role of ‘Margaret Thatcher’ in the movie “The Iron Lady”

    3.Alfred Hitchcock:-Director.Known as ‘master of suspense’.In 2012 his movie ‘Vertigo’ got most polls for the greatest film of all time(by Sight & Sound(a magazine) poll by the British Film Institute (BFI)).The Sight & Sound accolade has come to be regarded as one of the most important of the “greatest ever film” polls. It is conducted every 10 years.It replaced the movie ‘Citizen Kane’-a five time winner i.e 1962-2002

  7. Paul Ryan US Vice – Presidential election candidate of Republican party

    Mark Thompson Ex- BBC Chief to head New York Times. First one from non-print background

    Fareed Zakaria Indian Origin writer. Plagiarism case in Times Magazine

    Raghuram Rajan Newly appointed Chief Economic Advisor

    Meles Zenawi Ethopian president. Died recently. Well renowned in Africa

    Kaushik Basu Appointed as Chief Economist in World Bank

    Salman Rushdie His new book Joseph Anton

    Jeet Thayil Short listed for Man Booker prize for his novel Narcopolis. Four years ago it
    was Arvind Adiga who won the prize

  8. mrunal,
    ur doin an excellent job.u r providing knowledge abt all the sub.
    can u plz. provide some articles & strategy regarding mechanical engineering

  9. Soumitra Chatterjee or Soumitra Chattopadhyay born 19 January 1935 is an iconic Bengali actor from India.
    He is listed above under indian woman list.
    so please correct it.
    thanx for great work.

    1. correct observation!!!!!

  10. gr8 piece of work at d right tym…

    few name corrections-
    namgyel not mangyel in bhutan
    jim yong kim not kong
    amadou toumani tourre in mali

    i can add a few

    mohan dharia- indira gandhi national integration award 10. seasoned politician and freedom fighter
    vaclav havel- dead,czech velvet revolution against soviet
    c.s.verma- sail chief ceo of d yr
    usain bolt and sally pearson- athletes of d yr
    shrilal shukla- dead, jnanpith for raag darbari
    deven sharma- s&p chief, resigned after us rating downgrade
    messi and homara sawa -ballon d’or
    shamim ahmed khan- dead,sitar maestro
    ramadarsh mishra-21st vyas samman for aam k patte
    sharmila tagore- unicef int goodwill ambassador

    i think this will do for the moment

  11. Additions:
    1. Anders Fogh Rasmussen- NATO sec gen.
    2. Marwan Borghouti: imprisoned Palestenian opposition leader
    3. Brahmdutt Sharma: ?? mediator of tribles??, ex-ST commissioner, VC of North East Hill University, Gandhian, works for tribal rights, Book_ unbroken history of broken promises
    4. Hermann Muller- Father of Radiation Genetics
    5. WTO DG: Pascal Lamy
    6. Verghese Kurein- Father of white revolution, set up AMUL, IRMA, NDDB, GCMMF, NATIONAL CO OPERATIVE DAIRY FEDERATION OF INDIA.
    7. Brigadier J P Dalvi: taken prisoner in 1962 India-China war.
    8. Dr. K B Hedgewar: started RSS in 1925
    9. Mohan Bhagwat: present chief- RSS
    10. Indra Nooyi: pepsi co.
    11. Bimal gurung: GJM chief
    12. Abdul Halim Muazam: king of Malayasia
    13. Ruchir Sharma: Head of emerging economies at Morgan Stanley Investment Management
    14. N R N Murthy: founder INFOSYS

  12. SRIKANTH SRI SRINIVASAN : Indian-American nominated by U.S. President to U.S. Court of appeal for American Capital – nations “second highest court”

    Fatou Bensouda : Gambian lawyer , International Criminal Court’s new chief prosecutor. First woman and the first African to head the team of prosecutors at the Tribunal, which is investigating 15 cases in seven countries, all of them African.

  13. still carlos slim is the richest person?? clear it once.

    1. gina rine hart is wealthiest women( not wealthiest)currently belongs to Australia . She is mining tycoon…plz correct it..

  14. obaid chenoy
    her documentary on acid victims on pakistan .she wins first oscar for pak.
    vice admiral murali dharan new coast guard chief.
    abel prize 2012…………..andre

  15. one correction: Australia’s coal mining tycoon,Gina rinehart is not the richest person,she’s the wealthiest person in Australia and world’s richest woman surpassing Christy walton

  16. joseph kony -1st in the list of most wanted in interanational court of justice.the man who stepped up campaign aginst him was JASON RUSSEL,the author of ‘invisible children.’thought its(jason russel) imp coz obama too pitched up his voice for kony’s capture

  17. Tessy Thomas – women behind agni 5 missile.

    1. day before yesteday got Lal bahadur shashtri national award….

  18. obaid chenoy
    her documentary on acid victims on pakistan .she wins first oscar for pak.
    vice admiral murali dharan new coast guard chief.

  19. Thanks a lot, Mrunal. It was much needed

  20. mrinal gore:socialist nd rights activist
    jeet thayil:narcopolis,man booker prize
    joan dunlop: global leader for women’s issues,died
    sumahendra: art expert nd painter,died
    fernando lugo:paraguay prez, removed in controversial impeachment (hindu had full editorial on that)
    ishita roy:bureaucrat,international sericulture commission head,lyon france
    liuyang: china’s frst woman in space
    wan xia yu: miss world 2012
    shourya ray: indian origin prodigy, solved 350year old mathematical puzzle in germany, solved two fundamental particle dynamics theories (u need supercomputers for them!)
    charles taylor: former prez of liberia, jailed for arming rebels in return fr blood diamonds,only head f state to b convicted of war crimes by un backed crime court

  21. abe yaar!!!!!

  22. Do anybody know when will be the Deputy central Intelligence officer 2012 exam will be conducted. Plz inform..

  23. Acharya Lokesh Muni National communal harmony award 2010; chief ahimsa vishwa bharti
    Adam Nathaniel Yauch American rapper, songwriter, film director, and human rights activist;died 2012
    Akkineni Nageswara Rao Padma vibhushna 2011;Kannada actor
    Alan Turing Turing machine;Captcha-> Reverse turing
    Amar Kant Jnanipith award 2009(inhin hatihyaron se)
    Andriy Shevchenko Ukrain; quit football; Join Politics
    Anish Kapoor Padma vibhushna 2011; arcelormittal orbit
    Ankita Das TT player
    Anto Peter Died 2012; Tamilcinema.com; Softview
    Balu Sankaran artificial limb manufacturing corp; padma vibhushan;
    Bandu Dhotre Wildlife activist; indefinite fast; Tiger; NGO ECO Pro
    Bharat Chhetri Goal keeper; captain; hockey
    Bidhan Chandra Roy Doctors day; Born 1 July 1882; Bharat Ratna awardee; EX-CM WB
    Binayak Sen International Peace award; Gandhi foundation; house of lord
    Bob dylan American musician and singer; pulitzer prize 2012;
    Bradley Wiggins. First British; winner Tour de france
    Bulu Imam International Peace award; Gandhi foundation; house of lord
    Chandrashekhara Kambara Janipith award 2009; Kannad Poet
    Charles Dickens Greatest novelist of victorian period 19 AD
    Chekrovolu Swuro Nagaland Archerer
    Chen Guangcheng Blind chinese human right activist; seek asylum USA;
    D S Hadow Estd 1912; First chief of police
    Dasrath Manjhi Satymav jayate; bihar labor;
    Donna Summer Disco queen; died 2012
    Dr. Daniel Hillel 2012 World food prize; micro irrigation dry and arid region
    Ernest Borgnine American actor; died 2012
    Eskinder Nega Ethiopian journalist and blogger;PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award in May 2012
    Fatou Bensouda International court of Justice chief prosecutor; Gambian
    Gagan AP Ulalmath Karanatka swimmer; Universality quota(olympic)
    Herbert Baker Architect President house and parliamentary building ;Mr Lutyens
    Hyon Yong-chol North korea army chief
    Ivica Dačić PM of serbia
    Joan Dunlop 2012 died; women right
    John Atta Mills died 2012; Ghana President
    Kamal Bawa 2012 Gennerus sustainable award
    Kapila Vatsyayan Padma vibhushna 2011; Indian scholar of dance, art & architecture
    Kazi Nazrul Islam Bangladesh Rebel Poet
    Kevin Carter 2010 Feature (Bang bang club) based+ 1994 Pulitzer award commit sucide
    L. Thanmawii Died 2012; first women MLA mizoram
    Lakshmi Chand Jain died 2010;Gandhian activist; padma vibhushna 2011
    Leela Samson Chairman CBFC and sangeet natak akadmi
    Mario Miranda Padma vibhushna 2012; cartoonist
    Marissa Mayer President Yahoo corp; 37 Yrs; Youngest CEO; Forbes 500
    Matt Stutzman Limbless archerer; silver medal paralympics 2012
    Mrinal Gore aka Paniwali Bai Died 2012; Ex-MP; Malegaon
    Muhammad Yunus Grammen bank
    Mulk Raj Anand India-> Charles dicken
    N Valarmathi RISAT-1 prject director
    Nora Ephron Filmmaker died 2012
    Panchen Lama -> Gyancain Norbu
    PK Iyenger Ex- Head BARC; Padma vibhushna 2011
    Pope Shenouda III coptic orthodox church
    Ri Sol-ju wife kim-jong-un; N Korea
    Ri Yong Ho Ex North korea army chief
    Rūta Meilutytė Gold medal; women breaststroke 100 mtr; 15 yrs; lithunia
    S K Shivakumar Direrctor ISAC(ISRO satellite centre)
    S.L.Bhyrappa Sarawati Samman; Mandra
    Sathyabhama Das Biju DU Proffesor; Identifies legless caecilians
    Sekhar Basu Director BARC
    Shailesh Gandhi First Chief Info Comm (2008-12)
    Sheryl Sandberg COO Facebook; Ex google.org
    Shrilal Shukla Former IAS; Jnanipith award 2009
    Soumyajit Ghosh TT player
    Su. Venkatesan Kaval kootam; 60 year history madurai; sahitya akadmi award
    Sunil chettri Footballer
    Sunil Janah Died 2012 Photojournalist & documentary photgrapher
    Suresh Saraiya died 2011; cricket commentator; four decade career
    Swarn Singh Virk Indian rower
    T. Sudhindra life time ban for match fixing
    Vandana Shiva (Fukuoka Prize)
    Yi So-Yeon First south korean cosmonaut

    1. Akkineni nageshwar was a telugu actor, not kannada

  24. Hadia Tajib…assumed office as cultural minister of Norway is a pak origin woman.

  25. shakeel afridi – Pak doctor who helped in tracing Binladen. though its a old information, it was recently in news because of Pak tribal’s resistance for polio vaccination camp…PAIN countries..

  26. Really Nice Sir………thank u so much…….

  27. How about arvinn gadgil-the indian origin norweigan minister…. He is the namesake of madhav gadgil

  28. Pandit Ravi Shankar – Indian Musician and Composer (Sitar), Grammy award winner, dead
    Hugo Chavez – President of Venezuela, dead
    Pope Benedict XVI – retired

  29. Thanks Mrunal. Very useful for a quick review for a 50 day countdown.

  30. Hi Mrunal,

    May i request you to change the name from Sunil Chhetri to Syed Rahim Nabi as AIFF player of the year.

    Correct me if i am wrong.

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