Famous Birthdays on 25th December

ATAL BIHARI VAJPAYEE

Born On: 25th December, 1924

Known For: Politician

  1. He was the only Non-Congress Prime Minister of India, who served a full term.ATAL BIHARI VAJPAYEE
  2. He is the only Parliamentarian to have been elected from four different states at four different times.
  3. He was the first Prime Minister of India to have delivered a speech in Hindi at the United Nations.
  4. He was the first President of the Political Party BJP.
  5. He and his father, together, pursued their Law Degree from DAV College, Kanpur.
  6. He has been an editor of two monthly publications – ‘Rashtradharma’ and ‘Panchjanya’ and two news dailies – ‘Swadesh’ and ‘Veer Arjun’.
  7. Dr. Manmohan Singh often called him as the ‘Bhishma Pitamah’ of Indian Politics.
  8. He is affectionately called ‘Baap Ji’ by his close friends and family.
  9. He wanted to become a journalist and mentioned in an interview, that he entered politics, by mistake.
  10. Former Prime Minister, Jawahar Lal Nehru predicted that Atal Bihari Vajpayee will one day become the Prime Minister of India.

 

PANDIT MADAN MOHAN MALVIYA

Born On: 25th December, 1861

Known For: Politician

  1. He popularized the phrase ‘Satyamev Jayate’ meaning ‘truth alone triumphs’.PANDIT MADAN MOHAN MALVIYA
  2. He was a prolific journalist and founded the now discontinued English newspaper ‘The Leader’, one Hindi monthly called ‘Maryada’ and a Hindi weekly titled ‘Abhyudaya’.
  3. He was the founder of the Benaras Hindu University, which he established in 1916.
  4. He founded the political party Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Mahasabha in 1906 to oppose the divide and rule policy of the British Government.
  5. He made sincere efforts for the entry of Dalits into any Hindu temple.

 

ALASTAIR COOK

Born On: 25th December, 1984

Known For: Cricketer

  1. He became the first Englishman to score seven centuries in Test matches before turning 23.ALASTAIR COOK
  2. He became the second youngest batsman to cross the 5000-run mark in Tests, at the age of 26.
  3. He became the youngest player ever to play 100 Test matches.
  4. He has scored five successive centuries as a captain – another record in his name.
  5. He was a choirboy in his youth.

 

Famous Birthdays on 11th December

PRANAB MUKHERJEE

Born on: 11th December, 1935

Known For: Residing President of India

  1. Growing up in Birbhum, in rural Bengal, Pranabda was better known by his nickname – Poltu PRANAB MUKHERJEE
  2. He began his career as a clerk in the office of the Deputy Assistant-General in Kolkata. He has also worked as a teacher in a Birbhum College and as a journalist for Desher Dak, a Bengali publication
  3. The 79-year old Mr. Mukherjee maintains a dairy and manages to write a page every day
  4. In his political career of over four decades, Mr. Mukherjee has served as minister in every Congress government since 1971
  5. He is a deeply religious man. He can recite Sanskrit Shlokas and “Chandi Path” from memory
  6. Euromoney magazine rated Mr. Mukherjee as the best Finance Minister of the World according to a survey in 1984
  7. He doesn’t speak fluent Hindi and has said that it is one of the reasons why he cannot become the Prime Minister
  8. Mr. Mukherjee is one of the handful Indian Politicians who have held the three key ministries of finance, defense and external affairs
  9. He is the only finance minister to have presented Budgets in the pre-liberalisation and post-liberalisation era
  10. As a child, Pranabda simply couldn’t resist chocolates

VISWANATHAN ANAND

Born on: 11th December, 1969

Known For: Chess Player

  1. He was the only sportsperson to have been invited for the dinner hosted by the Indian Prime Minister Mr. Manmohan Singh for US President Barack Obama in 2010 .  VISWANATHAN ANAND
  2. He started playing chess when he was 6
  3. He was the undisputed World Chess Champion from 2007-2013
  4. He was the number one player in the world for a total of 15 months.
  5. In 1984, at the age of 15, Anand became the youngest Indian to win the title of International Master.

DILIP KUMAR

Born on: 11th December, 1922

Known For: Actor

  1. His real name is Mohammad Yusuf Khan.  DILIP KUMAR
  2. He was awarded the highest Civilian award by Pakistan, “Nishan-e-Imtiaz” in 1998
  3. His ancestral home in Peshawar is getting turned into a National Heritage and will be preserved by the Pakistan Government
  4. Before entering the film industry, Dilip Kumar was a fruit vendor in Pune
  5. He is Bollywood’s first superstar who hails from Pakistan
  6. He was the first person to receive the Filmfare Best Actor Award
  7. He was a member of Parliament from 2000-2006
  8. He has won the most awards as the Best Actor with 8 awards spanning over 3 decades.

5 Facts about Famous Person Born on 10th December

10th December

C. RAJAGOPALACHARI

Born on: 10th December, 1878

Known For: Political Activist

  1. He was informally called Rajaji. During his lifetime, he also acquired the nickname ‘Mango of Salem’ .C. RAJAGOPALACHARI
  2. He was the last Governor-General of India and the only Indian National ever to hold the office
  3. He was one of the first recipients of the Bharat Ratna Award
  4. He served as a leader of the Indian National Congress but later resigned from the INC and founded the Swatantra Party, which stood against the Congress in 1962, 1967 and 1972 elections.
  5. He devised the proposal called as the CR Formula by the press to recognize the demand for Pakistan and initiate talks between the Congress and All India Muslim League.