Dr. Rajendra Prasad
Born: 3 December 1884 (Zaradei, Bihar)
Bio: Rajendra Prasad was the first President of free India. He also very actively led the freedom struggle and gave the slogan of ‘Simple Living, High Thinking’.
- Like Gandhiji, he was also a lawyer and was hired by him to handle the case of the peasants of Chamaparan, Bihar in the Indigo Plantation conflict with the British.
- It was his hard work and dedicated attempts that established Hindi as our national language.
- He also served as the president of Constituent assembly of India and supervised the preparation of the constitution.
- He has been the only president to have been elected into the office twice.
- He was one of the brightest science students and once an examiner wrote a comment on his answer sheet saying ‘the examinee is better than the examiner’.
Born: 3 December 1981 (Tuilla, Spain)
Bio: David Villa is a Spanish star football player, who having scored numerous goals for his national team has become a popular sports icon in the country.
- When Villa was four years of age, he was very severely injured and suffered a fracture to the femur in his right leg, spoiling his any chances of ever becoming a footballer. Yet he recovered fully and chose football as his career.
- While recovering from the injury Villa had to wear a cast in his leg for 6 months. All this while, his father used to still practiced football with him forcing him to use only his left leg.
- Though he plays as a striker, he can also play very well as an attacking midfielder.
- He is the topmost goal scorer of Spain of all times having scored maximum goals in the World cups and is the first Spanish player ever to reach 50 international goals.
- He once admitted that at the age of 14, he considered giving up his football career because of failing his coach and getting delusional.
- His teammates also call him El Guaje’ which means ‘the Kid’ or ‘Villa Maravilla’ which means ‘the Wonder’.
- His wife Patricia Gonzalez was also a footballer in her teenage.
- He has named her daughter Olaya after his best friend Fernando Torres’s wife.
- He is very actively participates in charity events and even organizes a camp for imparting football training to talented children each year.
- He even sang once in an album collaborating with Spanish singer Ana Torroja for the song ‘Insurrection’ which was actually made for raising funds for making a school.
Born: 3 December 1889 (Habibpur, Bengal)
Bio: Khudiram Bose was a freedom struggler who joined the revolutionary party Jugantar and was actively involved in planning and executing plots to throw out the British Raj out of the country..
- He was one of the youngest freedom fighters who participated in the Indian national freedom struggle.
- He was the first martyr of the early twentieth century.
- Following a myth to avoid his death in early age like his two elder brothers, his mother sold him to his eldest sister for a ‘Khud’- a measure of food grain and thus the name.
- He entered the freedom movement when he was only a teenager.
- He was among the freedom struggle heroes to kick start the ‘Agni Yuga’ or the ‘Fiery Age’ of revolutionists.
Born: 3 December 1976 (East London, South Africa)
Bio: Mark Boucher is a South African cricketer who plays for the international team as a right-handed and batsman and a Wicket keeper.
- He has been called one of the greatest wicket keepers of South Africa and holds the record of most dismissals by a wicket keeper in international Test Cricket.
- He has appeared in more than half of the ODI matches played by the team South Africa that is 290 of total 497.
- Out of these 290, he has played 120 consecutive matches for his team without a break and holds a record for being 3rd SouthAfrican player in doing so.
- Although a Wicket Keepr he was once made to bowl in an ODi against West Indies, in the match he bowled only 1.2 overs and got the wicket of Dwayne Bravo.
- He suffered a severe left eye injury by a ball bowled by Imran Tahir and had to retire from cricket.
Born: 3 December 1982 (Jodhpur, Rajasthan)
Bio: Mithali Raj is the captain of Indian Women’s International cricket team and is known for her some of her high performances for the team in many tournaments.
- Only at an age of 10, she had started playing cricket.
- She has also received professional training in Bharat Natyam in her childhood and has even given several stage performances.
- She has the record of scoring the highest runs by any Indian Woman cricketer in a world cup match.
- She scored a century in her debut One Day International match against Ireland at the age of 17.
- She presently the World number 1 batswoman in One Day International Cricket.