India is said to be one of the richest countries in terms of culture, traditions, and heritage. This nation is a home to almost 1.3 billion people, making it the second largest populated country in the world.
The biggest democratic country also boasts of having old and prominent political parties like Indian National Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party. Starting from Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi to Atal Bihari Bajpayee and APJ Abdul Kalam, these people have lived their life for the nation.
We at WittyFeed have compiled 15+ photographs that trace some of the most memorable and notable moments from the lives of these leaders when they were young.
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Gandhiji or Mahatma Gandhi is one of the most well-known and respected politicians worldwide. He not only laid the basis for India's freedom but inspired generations of eminent people like George Bernard Shaw, Nelson Mandela, Dalai Lama, and Barack Obama.
It is the photograph of the final verdict that was displayed and supposedly distributed across India following Lahore conspiracy in which freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru had killed assistant superintendent of police John Saunders.
It is the last picture of Chandra Shekhar Azad. He was known for his hiding tactics and escapes, which were so perfect that Britishers couldn't catch him alive. Azad contributed to establishing Hindustan Republic Association, which was later named as Hindustan Socialists Republican Association.
Subhas Chandra Bose had once met the great dictator, Adolf Hitler. Bose asked him to help India get rid of British rule.
Rajendra Prasad from Bihar, who joined the Indian National Congress to fight for the freedom of India, was a lawyer. A core follower of Mahatma Gandhi, Rajendra Prasad was imprisoned two times by British authorities in 1931 and 1942.
The first Prime Minister of India, Nehru, met the legendary physicist Albert Einstein in 1949. Einstein was already a renowned scientist by then and was most famous for his theory of relativity.
Taken in 1953, this picture shows Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, and Charlie Chaplin in Bürgenstock, Switzerland.
Born on 7 May 1861, Rabindranath Tagore was one of the most beloved poets of India. He received Nobel Prize for literature because of his poem, Gitanjali, which was published in 1910. The book was also included in the UNESCO's collection of representative work.
Pranab Mukherjee was the 13th President of India. Having a career span of more than six decades, he held several ministerial positions in Government of India as MP of Congress party.
These pictures were taken at the dinner party hosted by former US President Ronald Reagan to honour then Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi.
The Bhartiya Janta Party MP, Sushma Swaraj has had an illustrious political career. In a society and profession, which is dominated by men, Sushma has proved that woman can achieve anything.
In his younger days. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh spearheaded India's economic reforms in 1991.
1983: When Indian skipper Kapil Dev and his team won the cricket world cup. The success of India against West Indies generated euphoria in the country that was hard to resist even for then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
A successful scientist, and an author who became India's President, Kalam inspired generations of Indians on how to serve the country.
Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar or Baba Saheb was an Indian social activist, jurist, politician, social reformer who fought for the rights of Dalits (Untouchables) in the country. More than a decade after his death, Ambedkar was honoured with the highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna.
Anna Hazare came into limelight after his longest hunger strike that he launched at Jantar-Mantar, New Delhi, in 2011. Apart from this, Anna led social movements for the development of rural India, increased transparency in the governmental system and led Right to Information campaigns.
Apart from Finance Ministry, he is also country's Defence Minister.
From selling tea at a railway station in Gujarat to becoming India's Prime Minister, he has launched several measures to address the needs of underprivileged in the country.
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