Dr. Bhagavan Das was born at Varanasi on 12th January 1869. After a brilliant career as a student, he joined government service as a deputy collector. But he was too great a man to remain a relatively minor government official for long.
Dr. Martin Luther King, the great Civil Rights leader of the United States of America joined the ranks of the immortals of history on April 4, 1968. An Assassin’s bullet put a premature end to his crusading career, for Dr. King was not yet forty.
The Osmania University is unique in many respects. It was established at a time when higher education in India was entering its second phase of expansion and even at that time it embarked on the bold experiment of imparting higher education even in scientific and technical subjects in an Indian language which is now our accepted policy.
The late Shri Rafi Ahmed Kidwai was one of the most colourful figures in Indian political life in recent years. A man of indomitable courage, he always believed in acting according to his conviction without regard to any personal considerations.
Ardaseer Cursetjee Wadia had the unique honour of being the first in many fields during the Victorian era. He was the first Indian who had he honour to be elected as Fellow of the Royal Society; he was the first to introduce lighting by gas in Bombay.
In the early ‘thirties when the entire nation was in a political upheaval, the freedom movement in Andhra found a great champion in Kasinadhuni Nageswara Rao Pantulu who was a rare combination of a journalist, nationalist, politician, a staunch supporter of Khaddar movement.
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