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Important Persons in the World – Their Name Starting from (D)

Dadabhai Naoroji : Was  the First President of the Indian National Congress. He served as President for three times.  He presided over the Indian National Congress of 1906 at Surat. He was the  first Indian to be elected as a member of the British House of Commons  from London. He is known as the “Grand Old Man of India”. Dadabhai Naoroji presented his  Drain of Wealth Theory  in his book Poverty and Un British Rule in India.

Dalai Lama : (Tenzing Gyatso) Spiritual Leader of Tibet. Fled to India after Tibetan uprising and established Govt. in-exile at Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh, India (1959). Nobel Laureate (1989).

Dr.David Livingstone : A  Scottish missionary who is remembered for spreading Christianity and carrying out exploration in the contingent of Africa. He explored the Zambesi river and discovered Lake Nyasa (now Lake Malawi) and the  Victoria Falls.

Dayanand SaraswathiA great Hindu social reformer and founder of the Arya Samaj School. He fought for removal of untouchability, widow remarriage and for the abolition of other evils of the Hindu society. His motto was “Go back to the  Vedas”.

Dhanvantari :  Dhanvantari is a famous Indian Physician who adorned the Court of Chandragupta  Vikramaditya.

Diana :  Britain’s Princess Diana, who had been struggling to build a new life after her turbulent divorce with Prince Charles, died on August 31, 1997 in a car crash in Paris after being pursued at high speed by paparazzi on motorcycles. Her companion, Dodi Fayed, and their chauffer also died when thier Mercedes crashed in a tunnel along the Seine river at Pond de L’Alma bridge in Paris.

Diya Mirza : The 18 year old Femina Miss India Asia Pacific created history on December 2, 2000 becoming the first ever Indian to be crowned as Miss Asia Pacific at the beauty Pageant in Manila (Philippines).

Dorjee Phu : The first Indian to climb Mount Everest without oxygen, a seasoned mountaineer and instructor at the Sonamgyastso Mountaineiring institute of Gangtok was, along with two of his team mates, overtaken by a fierce blizzard in May 1987. He scaled Kanchenjunga, world’s third highest peak. He scaled Mount Everest twice. He is a Padma Shri and Arjuna award winner.

Dupleix :  French statesman; appointed Governor of French East Indian possessions in 1742.

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