There are a number of well-known Indian individuals who are affectionately referred to by their nicknames. These nicknames are usually bestowed upon them by leaders or the general public in recognition of their many achievements. The prominent Indian personalities with their nicknames are listed in this article. These well-known individuals include politicians, saints, musicians, social reformers, and freedom fighters! Let’s take a look at some of India’s most famous people’s nicknames.

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Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Bal Gangadhar Tilak was an Indian social reformer and freedom activist. He was one of the prime architects of modern India and probably the strongest advocate of Swaraj or Self Rule for India.

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia

Ram Manohar Lohia was a socialist political leader, a profound thinker, and a well-known Indian freedom fighter who fought not only against the British rulers, but also against social injustice, caste and class inequality, and gender bias. Ram Manohar Lohia has aggressively involved the country’s youth in the independence cause, which he started in Goa in 1946.

Sri Satguru Ram Singhji

Sri Satguru Ram Singhji was a Sikh philosopher, reformer, and freedom fighter. He led the Namdhari sect in the liberation of the country. Namdharis were also referred to as “Kuka” since they recited Gurbani in the same way. Satguru Ram Singh established the Namdhari Sect and named Suba (Governors) and Naib Suba (Dy. Governors) to mobilise Kukas throughout Punjab.

Guru Nanak Dev

Guru Nanak was the founder of Sikhism and the first of the ten Sikh Gurus. He believed that purity of character and conduct was the first condition of approaching God and the need for a Guru for guidance. Like Kabir, he aimed at bridging distinctions between the Hindus and the Muslims and had no intention of founding a new religion.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

sardar Vallabhbhai Patel dubbed the “Iron Man of India”, was one of the most prominent figures in India’s fight for independence.
His role in uniting 565 princely nations into a newly independent India will be remembered for a long time. Patel became a member of Gandhi’s Non-Cooperation Movement (1920).

Subhash Chandra Bose

Subhash Chandra Bose was one of the most celebrated freedom fighters and charismatic influencers of the youth of India. The Prime Minister inaugurated the Subhash Chandra Bose Museum at Red Fort to mark his birth anniversary.

Raja Ram Mohan Roy

Raja Ram Mohan Roy (22 May 1772 – 27 September 1833) was an Indian reformer who was one of the founders of the Brahmo Sabha, Raja Ram Mohan Roy is considered the “Father of the Indian Renaissance”.

Sant Kabir

Sant Kabir was one of Ramananda’s students and one of the most influential mystic saints. He believed that the Teacher, or ‘Guru,’ was the embodiment of God and had been given the highest position. Sant Kabir worked tirelessly throughout his life to build a bridge between Hindus and Muslims, as well as to develop brotherhood amongst them.

Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi’s birth was a watershed moment in the history of Indian nationalism. Mahatma Gandhi returned to India in the year 1915. He spent his early days in the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmadabad, where he sought advice from Gopal Krishna Gokhle on how to take his political stance. He was a renowned freedom activist and an authoritative political leader who played an important role in India’s struggle for Independence against British rule in India.

Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar

Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar, M.D. Baba Saheb, as Chairman of the Constituent Assembly’s Drafting Committee, was the Principal Architect of the Indian Constitution. He was a scholar par excellence, a jurist, an idealist, an emancipator, and a true nationalist.

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