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Quiz: Can you identify these famous Indians?

Last updated on: April 09, 2014 12:33 IST

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Take the quiz and find out how well you know these famous Indian achievers.

From the yoga to the number zero, India has known to produce pioneers and achievers in almost every field.

While some of our discoveries and works of art have perplexed the world, a majority of them have significantly contributed to the development and empowerment of the country.

In the following quiz, we have handpicked a few personalities who have created their niche and made us proud. 

Go ahead and take the quiz and find out if you can identify them by their work.

1. This personality (in the picture above) is the father of radio science and has pioneered Bengali science fiction in the country. He invented the crescograph, a device that measures growth in plants. Identify him.

1) Homi Bhabha
2) Jagadish Chandra Bose
3) CV Raman

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Image: Who invented the crescograph?
Photographs: Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

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This lady believed in emancipation of Indian women through education and was against child marriage. In 1889, she started the first home-cum-school in Bombay, named as Sharda Sadan. Who is this personality?
1) Savitribai Phule
2) Pandita Ramabai
3) Muktabai

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Image: Who started Sharda Sadan, the first home-cum school in Bombay?
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This retired IAS officer has served as the Election Commissioner of India between 1990 and 1996. He has been instrumental in introducing several electoral reforms in the country including abolition of distributing liquor during elections and using religious places for political campaigning.
1) MS Gill
2) JM Lyngdoh
3)TN Seshan

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Image: This personality brought positive reforms in the electoral systems in India. Who is he?
Photographs: Rishabh Tatiraju/Wikimedia Commons

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He was the first non-Congress Prime Minister of India. Known for his peace activism, he was the first to initiate peace talks between India and Pakistan, besides restoring peace with China after the first nuclear explosion in 1974. Identify him.
1) VP Singh
2) Morarji Desai
3) Jayprakash Narayan

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Image: Who was India's first non-Congress Prime Minister?
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This Sahitya Akademi award winner is the author of books like Swami and Friends, The English Teacher and The Guide. Identify him.
1) RK Swaminathan
2) RK Narayan
3) KR Narayan

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Image: Who wrote the book 'Swami and Friends'?
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She is India's first woman photojournalist and received the Padma Bhushan in 2011. Identify her.
1) Sooni Taraporewala
2) Homai Vyarawalla
3) Rita Faria

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Image: Who is India's first woman photojournalist?
Photographs: Courtesy Alkazi Collection of Photography

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This diplomat was the first woman to hold a Cabinet post in India. She was also the first woman President of the United Nations General Assembly. Identify her.
1) Sucheta Kriplani
2) Sarojini Naidu
3) Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

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Image: Who was the first woman President of the UN General Assembly?
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This Carnatic vocalist, composer and actor is a Padma Vibhushan and can play multiple instruments. Identify him.
1) Kumar Gandharva
2) Muthuswami Dikhshitar
3) M Balamuralikrishna

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Image: This Padma Vibhushan recipient is a multi-talented artist. Who is he?
Photographs: Krupasindhu Muduli/Wikimedia Commons

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This Indian social entrepreneur is popularly known as the ‘father of the white revolution’. His idea Operation Flood helped India gallop from a milk deficient country to being the highest producer in 1998. Identify him.
1) Norman Borlaug
2) Verghese Kurien
3) MS Swaminathan

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Image: Who is the father of white revolution in India?
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This personality produced India's first sound feature film which was released in March 1931. Identify him.
1) Raja Harishchandra
2) Dadasaheb Phalke
3) Ardeshir Irani


Image: Who produced India's first sound feature film?
Photographs: Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

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