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M.G. Vaidya — the RSS ideologue and Sanskrit scholar who worked with all its six chiefs

MG Vaidya, who passed away in Nagpur Saturday, had become an RSS swayamsevak in the 1930s when its founder Dr K.B. Hedgewar was alive.
V.M. Singh was targeted by the BJP IT cell head Amit Malviya over his assets | Facebook

VM Singh — UP crorepati farmer leader targeted by BJP is Maneka Gandhi’s cousin

V.M. Singh was removed as national convenor of All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee by farmers after offering to hold separate talks with govt for special law on MSP. 

Rasoolan Bai — one of the foremost performers of ‘thumri’ who died in penury

Rasoolan Bai's renditions occupy a prominent position in the Benaras style of thumri. She was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi award in 1957.
All India Kisan Sabha leader Hanan Mulla addresses media after meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah at NASC PUSA, in New Delhi on 8 December | PTI Photo

Hannan Mollah — Presidency graduate & CPM leader who has become face of farmer protest

Despite his political links, Hannan Mollah, general secretary of All India Kisan Sabha, has been embraced by protesters because he was pivotal in bringing together different farmer factions.

Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain — a pioneer of women’s education who strove for a feminist utopia

Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain's short story 'Sultana's Dream' was one of the earliest feminist utopian fiction that spoke about patriarchy and shunning of women from the sciences.

Kalki — rebel Tamil literary giant who quit school to join Non-Cooperation Movement

Kalki was a prominent Tamil literary figure in the 1930s and '40s known for cult novels like 'Ponniyan Selvan' and 'Alai Osai'.
Indian physicist and botanist Jagdish Chandra Bose | http://www.jcbose.ac.in/

J.C. Bose — ‘Father of Radio Science’ who was forgotten by West due to his aversion to patents

Jagdish Chandra Bose was a man of many talents who made several significant discoveries in his life but believed in the importance of invention rather than inventor.
The 56-year-old Pratap Sarnaik is an influential politician, a three-time MLA, and a developer with his hands in several pies | Photo: Twitter @PratapSarnaik

Pratap Sarnaik — crorepati Shiv Sena MLA raided by ED was once an autorickshaw driver 

Shiv Sena has alleged that ED raids against Sarnaik are ‘political vendetta’ by the BJP, with those close to him saying he is a businessman-turned-politician unlike most.
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KR Malkani — RSS ideologue, journalist and politician who predicted Emergency

Malkani, who was the longest-serving editor of RSS mouthpiece Organiser, also served as the vice-president of BJP and Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry. 
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar | Photo: ANI

Nitish Kumar — ‘political wizard’ with no solo election win set to become CM 7th time

If Nitish Kumar completes this term, he will become the longest-serving Chief Minister of Bihar, breaking the record set by the 18-year tenure of Bihar’s first CM, S.K. Sinha. 

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