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Famous Teachers of India

As the entire nation gears up to celebrate Teachers' Day on Saturday, September 5, let's take a look at some of the teachers or Gurus, who contributed a lot for India.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 04 September 2015, 08:36:59 PM
Chanakya

Chanakya

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Born in a Brahmin family, Chanakya was a great economist, philosopher and a thinker. He was a professor in Taxila University.
Aryabhatta

Aryabhatta

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Aryabhatta was a great Indian mathematician and an astronomer. It is said that Aryabhattaa might have been the head of Nalanda University.
Gautam Buddha

Gautam Buddha

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Gautam Buddha was born as Siddharatha in 480 BC near Kapilavastu in Lumbini. At tha age of 29, he renounced his princely and luxurious life, in the search of freedom of sorrow.
Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

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Born on Feb 18, 1836, he is popularly known as Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. His chief disciple Swami Vivekananda formed 'Ramakrishna Mission' in his name.
Dayanand Saraswati

Dayanand Saraswati

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Dayanand Saraswati was a great saint, who founded the Arya Samaj. He revived vedic ideologies. Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and Sri Aurobindo called him one of the 'makers of Modern India'.
Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda

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Swami Vivekananda left his influence all over the world. His teachings are an inspiration for the youth of India. He successfully represented India in the US.
Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

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Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was not only a legendary teacher, but he was a great philosopher too. He served as the first Vice President of India and second President of India.
Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore

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Nobel Prize laureate Guru Rabindranath Tagore is known for literary classics in the form of poems, songs and novels. He was a great philosopher, artist, playwright, composer, novelist and brought a revolution in the education system.
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam:

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam:

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India's "Missile Man" and the former President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam who left for heavenly abode on July 27, 2015, always wanted that he should be remembered as a good teacher. Teaching was his passion and he passed away while teaching at IIM Shill