15 Famous Biharis Who Have Given Fame to Bihar

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1. Maharshi Valmiki – Author of the epic Ramayana.

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2. Mahavira – The 24th Tithankara of the Jains (599 – 527 BCE)

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3. Aryabhata – The great ancient mathematician and astronomer who had enormous contribution in theories of mathematics and the asronomical facts(476–550 CE)

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4. Chanakya – The great ancient political advisor and author of ‘Arthashastra’ (350 – 275 BCE)

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5. Ashoka – The great Mauryan emperor who embraced Buddhism at the peak of his power. (304 – 232 BCE)

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6. Samudra Gupta – (335 – 380) The Gupta ruler who ushered the empire to the height of art, culture and education that is regarded as golden age of India.

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7. Vidyapati –the great poet from Mithila who wrote copious love poems on Krishna and Radha ( 1352 – 1448 CE).

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8. Guru Govind Singh – The 10th and the last guru of the Sikh faith. (1666 – 1708 CE)

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9. Rajendra Prasad – The first President of Republic of India and played a prominent role in the independence movement(1884 – 1963).

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10. Jayaprakash Narayan – A prominent political leader of India and was famous as ‘Loknayak’ and JP was active in the national movements in pre-independent India (1902 -1979).

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11. Bhikhari Thakur – The Shakespeare of Bhojpuri. The legend who has given new meaning to Bhojpuri Language

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12. Bismillah Khan – The legendary musician who was the pioneer to bringing the music instrument Shehnai to the status of classical music (1916 – 2006)

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13. Ramdhari Singh Dinkar – A humanist and progressive poet of Hindi literature hailed as a ‘Rastra Kavi’. He also became a nominated member of Rajya Sabha.

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14. Ganga Devi – A folk painter who imbibed contemporary subjects in the traditional art of Mithila.

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15. Subodh Gupta– A well recognised contemporary visual artist working in the medium of sculpture, photography, video and installations.

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