Vasco da Gama, 1st Count of Vidigueira was a Portuguese explorer, one of the most successful in the European Age of Discovery and the commander of the first ships to sail directly from Europe to India. For a short time in 1524 he was Governor of Portuguese India under the title of Viceroy.
John Russell Colvin, Esq. (May 29, 1807 – September 9, 1857) was a British civil servant in India. He was lieutenant-governor of the North-West Provinces of British India during the mutiny of 1857, at the height of which he died.
Major-General Sir Henry Havelock, KCB (5 April 1795 – 29 November 1857) was a British general who is particularly associated with India. He was noted for his recapture of Cawnpore from rebels during Indian Rebellion of 1857.
Guru Har Krishan (7 July 1656 – 30 March 1664) was the eighth of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism. He became Guru on 7 October 1661, succeeding his father, Guru Har Rai. Before Guru Har Krishan died, he nominated his granduncle, Guru Tegh Bahadur, as the next Guru of the Sikhs. Guru Har Krishan was born in Kiratpur Sahib, Rupnagar, Punjab, India to Guru Har Rai and Kishan Kaur (Mata Sulakhni). Before his death in October 1661, Har Rai designated his younger son Har Krishan as the next Guru.
Teddy Weatherford (11 October 1903 - 25 April 1945) was a jazz pianist, an accomplished stride pianist. Weatherford was born in Pocahontas, Virginia and was raised in neighboring Bluefield, West Virginia. From 1915 through 1920 he lived in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he learned to play jazz piano.
Major Gonville Bromhead VC (29 August 1845 – 9 February 1892) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. Bromhead had a profound deafness which had restricted his promotion opportunities to this point in his life. Bromhead had been officially promoted to Lieutenant in October 1871.
Thomas Coryat (also Coryate) (c. 1577 – 1617) was an English traveller and writer of the late Elizabethan and early Jacobean age. He is principally remembered for two volumes of writings he left regarding his travels, often on foot, through Europe and parts of Asia. He is often credited with introducing the table fork to England, with "Furcifer" becoming one of his nick-names.
Harry Frederick Whitchurch VC (September 22, 1866-August 16, 1907) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Major General William John Vousden VC CB (20 September 1848 - 12 November 1902) was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. Vousden was born in Perth, Scotland and trained at Sandhurst.
Captain Sir William Peel VC KCB (2 November 1824 - 27 April 1858) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. He was the third son of the Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel. Like his father, he was educated at Harrow School.
Field Marshal Sam Hormusji Framji "Sam Bahadur" Jamshedji Manekshaw, MC (April 3, 1914 – June 27, 2008) was an Indian Army officer. In a long career spanning nearly four decades, Manekshaw rose to be the 8th chief of staff of the Indian Army in 1969 and under his command, Indian forces concluded a victorious campaign during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.
Charlotte Canning (1817–1861) was the wife of Charles Canning, 1st Earl Canning. She was born Charlotte Stuart in Paris, a daughter of the British ambassador, Charles Stuart and was a Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria for thirteen years. On 5 September 1835, she married Hon. Charles Canning a son of the ex-British Prime Minister, George Canning and the 1st Viscountess Canning.
Hanumant Singh pronunciation (29 March 1939 - 29 November 2006) was an Indian cricketer. He played in 14 Tests for the Indian cricket team from 1964 to 1969. He was later an International Cricket Council match referee in 9 Tests and 54 One Day Internationals from 1995 and 2002. Singh was born in Banswara, Rajasthan. He was the second son of Chandraveer Singh, Maharawal of Banswara from 1944 to 1985, making him Maharajkumar of Banswara.
Tulasa Thapa (1970 - 1995) was a 12-year old Nepali girl who was kidnapped from her home village of Thankot near Kathmandu in 1982, smuggled into Mumbai via the border town of Birganj in Parsa District, and sold into prostitution. She was systematically beaten into submission, then repeatedly raped to make her fit for the trade. She was sold to three different brothels in Mumbai, at prices ranging from 5000 to 7000 rupees.
Henry Louis Vivian Derozio (18 April 1809 – 26 December 1831) was a fiery Indian teacher and poet. As a lecturer at the Hindu College of Calcutta, he invigorated a large group of students to think independently; this Young Bengal group played a key role in the Bengal renaissance. Derozio was generally considered an Anglo-Indian, being of mixed Portuguese descent, but he was fired by a patriotic spirit for his native Bengal, and considered himself Indian.
Parvatibai (6 April 1734 – 23 September 1763) was the daughter of Sardar Korde, a finance minister in Shahu's cabinet in the Maratha Empire. She was born in Phaltan, located in Satara district, Maharashtra, India.
Radhikabai (4 July 1745 – 29 November 1798) was the daughter of Sardar Gupte of Nashik, Maharashtra, India, a Tipnis (secretary) of Baji Rao I and later Raghunathrao. She was the niece of Parvatibai, wife of Sadashivrao Bhau, and was emotionally attached to her. Radhikabai was older than Parvatibai's daughter Kashibai by almost 2 years.