Famous Personalities of Rajasthan

Famous Personalities of Rajasthan

Pratibha Patil

  • Rajasthan gave the 12th and the first women president to Indian republic in Pratibha Patil.
  • She was born and brought up in Jaipur city.
  • The keen interests shown by her in upholding the constitution and making new strides to take the nation forward are worth to reverence and greeting.

Chanda Kochhar

  • The Jodhpur born Chanda Kochhar is an inspiration to every Indian working woman.
  • She joined the Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India Ltd. (ICICI) as a management trainee, and worked her way up to senior management.
  • Handling many tough responsibilities, she saw days that saw her sleep in her office because she had too much work.
  • Under her leadership,ICICI Bank has won several awards for excellence in banking and toda Kochhar, the bank’s MD, consistently ranks among the list of Most Powerful Women in Business in India.
  • For her contributions to the banking sector, she received the Padma Bhushan Award from the Government of India in 2010.

Vishwa Mohan Bhatt

  • A unique player of Indian slide guitar, Mr. Bhatt renders classical Hindustani music in its original essence.
  • He has been bestowed with two honorary awards of Padma Shri and Sangeet Natak Academy due to his amazing love and dedication for music.

Rajya Vardhan Singh Rathore

  • He is an army officer and celebrated Indian shooter who, in 2004 Olympic, won a Silver Medal in double trap of men.Famous Personalities of Rajasthan
  • Rathore made both the country and his native Rajasthan state proud of his winning.
  • The people of India respect his hard work and dedication for taking the country to new heights in shooting.

Rajeev Khandelwal

  • Rajeev is a well-known and reputed soap operas actor who can now also be seen on the silver screen of bollywood. Mansarover, a largest colony of Jaipur, is his birth place.
  • With his hard-work, dedication and simplicity, Rajeev have carried the Rajasthani culture to modern societies.

Lakshmi Narayan Mittal

  • Mittal, a son of Sadulpur village of district Churu in Rajasthan, is an Industrialist of international repute and reside in Kensington, London.
  • He is among the ten richest people of the world. He is from a humble background family who has spent his early years in India with his large family on bare brick floors and Indian beds in his grandfather’s built-up house.

Shri Ghanshyam Das Birla

  • D. Birla is one of the founder members of the famous Birla group of Industries.
  • He was born at Pilani in Rajasthan where later on he had undertaken the society development works and had recognized there the famous Birla Institute of Engineering and technology college in Pilani amongst other institutions of education.
  • Among the top ranked technical institute of India, BITS Pilani also has a section of research institute in electronics engineering (CEERI), one famed public school managed by Birla family and other polytechnic colleges.
  • He was bestowed with Padma Vibhushan by the Indian government in 1957.

Prithvi Raj Chauhan

  • Prithvi Raj was the last Hindu ruler to acquire the throne of Delhi at a tender age of 11 in 1179CE.
  • He was also the last Delhi ruler of the dynasty of chauhan.
  • He ruled from the double capitals of Delhi and Ajmer.
  • He was responsible to unite the Rajput forces to face and fight against the invasions of Muslim forces.
  • Chauhan eloped with Sanyogita (samyukta), the daughter of Gaharwal king Jai chand of Kannauj.
  • This elopement is a very popular romantic tale of his personality.
  • The total major events of his life are the legends of deeds of courage, gallant and bravery.

Bhairon Singh Shekhawat

  • Shekhawat was born in the district Sikar of Rajasthan and was also the former Indian vice President.
  • He was the active member of Bharratiya Janata Party and also served the state of Rajasthan thrice as Chief Minister.
  • He did large and notable significant social work in Rajasthan.
  • He was honored by his supporters with the title of “Rajasthan Ka Ek Hi Singh”.
  • Shekhawat was also an independent candidate to fight the Presidential Election of India.

Maharana Pratap

  • The personality of Maharana Pratap is renowned for all the times to come.
  • His personality was a unique combination of bravery, patriotism, spirit of independence, courage and self respect.
  • Maharana pratap was born as a prince in May, 1540 in the princely state of Mewar and defended his state in many battles through-out his life from the invaders.
  • The famous Haldighati battle is known for his all around leadership and bravery of his forces.
  • His bravery and victory was accentuated in Dewair battle of1582 and efficiently led his loving Marwar state.

Jagjit Singh

  • Jagjit Singh was born in colonial India at Ganganagar of Rajputana state.
  • He is well-known both for classic and simple Indian ghazals.
  • His emphatic and melodious voice and rendering of Ghazals were based on the classical and traditional Indian music making him unique and different from the customary Ghazal styles.
  • India Government recognized his talent and honored him with one of the highest civilian decoration. His songs and albums are the best sellers

Maharani Gayatri Devi

  • Maharani Gayatri Devi is the Rajmata of Jaipur and the wife of Sawai Man Singh II.
  • She was born on May 23 1919 as Princess Gayatri Devi of Cooch Behar.
  • Maharani Gayatri Devi was the third Maharani of Jaipur from 1939 to 1970 and is currently styled as the Rajmata, or Queen Mother.
  • After India’s independence and the successive abolition of the princely states, Maharani Gayatri Devi became an extremely successful politician.
  • When she entered politics and contested the Lok Sabha (Parliamentary) election from the Jaipur constituency in 1962, she smashed all electoral records by winning the largest-ever lead over her nearest, Congress party, rival.
  • She even rose the position of Vice-President of the right-wing Swatantra Party at the national level.
  • Maharani Gayatri Devi was unfortunately linked up with the violation of tax laws, and served 5 months in Tihar Jail. She retired from politics after that experience, and showed her interest in writing. Maharani Gayatri Devi published her autobiography – A Princess Remembers, written with Santha Rama Rau, in 1976.
  • Maharani Gayatri Devi was a particularly ardent horse rider. She had one child, Prince Jagat Singh of Jaipur, Raja of Isarda, who was later granted his grandfather’s life as an additional title.
  • Maharani Gayatri Devi was once honored in Vogue magazine’s Ten Most Beautiful Women list.
  • Maharani Gayatri Devi funded and established several schools for girl’s education in Jaipur, most prominent of which is the Maharani Gayatri Devi Girl’s Public School. She also promoted the dying art of blue pottery in Rajasthan.
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