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Important Persons in the World – Their Name Starting from (N,O,P,Q)

Nagarjuna : He was the famous scholar during the period of Kanishka. His works have been found in China and Tibet.
Nand Lal Bose : A famous Indian Artist, was the Director of Kala Bhavan, Shantiniketan. He died in the year 1966.
Napolean Bonaparte : French military leader nicknamed “Little corporal” became emperor of France from 1804 to 1815. He was victorious in various battles against England, Russia and Austria but was finally defeated at Waterloo in 1815 and was exiled to St.Helena where he died.
Narayana Guru, Sri : He was a great social reformer, saint and philosopher of Kerala who had a place next to Adi Sankara. He flourished in the first half of the twentieth century and worked for eradication of untouchability and social equality based on caste. He was the first to propagate “One caste, one religion and one God” for man.
Nelson Mandela : The Former South African President and Nobel Prize Laureate (1993) was on November 29, 2000, selected to share the Gandhi Peace Prize with the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh for his “exemplary work resulting in social economic and political transformation through non-violence and Gandhian means”. The award which carries an amount of Rs.1 crore and a citation has for the first time been jointly awarded to two persons or institutions. Dr. Nelson Mandela, who dedicated his life to fight against apartheid in South Africa and spent 27 years in prison to bring down an unjust political order, is also the second foreign recipient of Bharat Ratna (1990).
Niccolo Machiavelli : An Italian statesman, diplomat and historian who advocated that the ends justified the means. The Prince and Discourses are two of his political treatises.
Nicolas Copernicus : He was a Polish priest and astronomer. He made the great discovery that the earth is a planet moving round the Sun, with other planets and that the earth was not the centre of the Universe.
Nightingale : A famous English Nurse who organised the nursing service in aid of soldiers who were
wounded in the Crimean War. She came to be called “The Lady with the Lamp”.
Pandita Ramabai: She started the Sarada Sadan, a school for widows. She also started Krupa Sadan. It was a rescue home for girls who were forced into prostitute homes under dire circumstances. She also founded Mukti Mission which bacame a shelter for the downtrodden women and girls. In the complex of Mukti Mission at Poona there are schools for the blind and for the mentally retarded.
Pottekkatt S.K. : The renowned writer was the second Malayalam writer to get the 1981 Jnanapith Award, the first being the late Mahakavi G.Sankara Kurup.
Prithvi Raj Chauhan : Prithvi Raj Chauhan also known as Rai Pithora was the last Hindu ruler of Delhi and Ajmer. He waged many wars. It is said that he carried off Samyukta, the beautiful daughter of Jai Chand, ruler of Kanauj from her Swayamvar. This caused bad blood between Prithvi Raj and Jai Chand. In 1191, he defeated Muhammed Ghori, but in 1192, he was defeated by the latter and put to death. This court poet Chand Bardai, wrote an account of Prithvi Raj in Prithvi Raj Rasau.
Priyanka Chopra : The Femina Miss. India (World) from Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh) was crowned Miss. World 2000 at the 50th Miss World beauty Pageant in London on November 30, 2000. The 18 year old Priyanka Chopra is the Fifth Indian to win the Miss. World title after Rita Faria (1966), Aishwarya Rai (1994), Diana Hayden (1997) and Yukta Mookhey (1999).
Pythagoras : He was a Greek philosopher and astronomer. Took keen interest in geometry
Quab-ud-din Aibak : Qutab-ud-din was very brave, best and generous and proved a good ruler of Slave dynasty . On account of his generosity he was called Lakh Bakhsh or Lakh Data. He was a great builder. He began the construction of Qutub Minar and Qutub-Mosque after the name of Khwaja Qutab-ud-din, a Muslim saint. Both of these buildings were completed by Altamash. Qutab-ud-din
while playing Chaugan (polo) at Lahore, he fell off his horse and died of injuries.

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