India's People

By Tristan Tobin and Dylan Bunfill

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi changed India in many ways. He fought for India's independence from the British in 1930. He led a famous march to the sea in protest of the Salt Acts in violation of the British regulations and many hundreds were arrested. Also, he supported the Home Rule movement.
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Lord Buddha

He was the founder of Buddhism. He gave up the comforts of being Prince in a palace to seek enlightenment in the forests. He spent many years travelling India teaching his philosophy of enlightenment and peace.
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Mother Teresa

Originally she was born in Albania, but then moved to India. She tried to overcome poverty and distress in India for the people. Then, in 1979, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for helping the extremely poor people of India.
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Muhammad Yunus

In 2006, Muhammad Yunus won the Nobel Peace Prize for helping women escape poverty by creating small business.
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Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman

Nobel Prize Physics 1930 for his important work on light scattering and wavelength.
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Aryabhata

Indian mathematician and astronomer who was influential in the development of trigonometry. He made an accurate explanations of Lunar Eclipses and the circumference of the earth.
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Ravi Shankar

He influenced Indians on music in a great deal. He was a famous guitar player that popularized classical Indian music in the west.
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