Made his debut in One-day cricket when he was 19. He was an early role model for agressive opening batsmen of the future. The first Indian player to score a half-century and pick up 5 wickets in an ODI. Top scorer in India’s 1983 World cup win. Now commentator with various sports channels and ambassador for IPL teams.
A Women Crickter of Tamil Nadu and a National Level swimmer at the age of 18, is now an award-winning social contributor who has survived a catastrophic accident that left her a quadriplegic, confined to wheelchair for life. She is also the Co-founder of Soulfree, a charitable organization to help the severely disabled for free.read More
Akhilesh Matti Rajakyla
A charming young swimmer who won 4 time European Championship and almost a hundred National level medals in Swimming and 3 National Records in Swimming Champion. he represented the Finland in 2004 and 2008 Olympics.read More0
An exponent of Mohiniyattam and Kuchipudi, she is one of the youngest to be impanelled into SPIC MACAY, giving over 125 lecture-demonstrations. Devika’s choreographies are well researched and stand out for the freshness and vivacity and thought-provoking themes that are rooted in Indian tradition and philosophy.read More
Sudha Chandran is an accomplished Bharatanatyam dancer and an Indian film and television actress, having performed in over 30 movies and even more serials. Her life story of overcoming seemingly impossible challenges to follow her passion is an inspiration for many.read More
A Kuchipudi artist who has several titles like Natya Ratna, Singar Mani, and Nalanda Nritya Nipuna to her credit. she stayed in the Kuchipudi village with her master for over 5 years to learn the traditional Kuchipudi dance. Sreelakshmy is the founder and director of Avantika space for dance, a platform dedicated to learn, perform and research.
His conviction to fight corruption is so strong that he has gone beyond the usual limits of journalism and showed exemplary courage to expose corruption even in the higher judiciary. He is also the founder of the Braj Foundation which has been working to restore the glory and beauty of Vrindavan as described in the Bhagavatam.
A chartered accountant, an active proponent of economic liberalism, co-convenor of the Swadeshi Jagaran Manch and a strong proponent of traditional Indian economic wisdom. Many of his thoughts have espoused the cause of agitation against the evils of modern economic policies and the concept of a united India.
Nitte Santosh Hegde
Former Justice of the Supreme Court of India, former Solicitor General of India and was Lokayukta for Karnataka. During his tenure as Lokayukta, he uncovered major violations and corruption in iron-ore mining in Bellary, violations regarding encroachment into the forest land and massive underpayment due to the state.
Gajapati Maharaja Sri Dibyasingha Deb
An Advocate at Delhi High Court and Supreme Court, who later on succeeded to the family tradition of serving at the Sri Jagannatha Temple in Puri as the lineal descendant of the paramount sovereign rulers of Odisha. He is also the Chairman of the Managing Committee of this world-famous Temple.
Swami Chidananda Puri
A well known scholar of Indian philosophy and Hindu religion, is a visiting professor of Hindu chair of Calicut University. To disseminate the knowledge of Advaita philosophy, he founded Advaita Ashramam in Kolathur, Kozhikode. He also has authored a number of books on Sanantana Dharma.
Involves in coordinating workshops for Integrated Lifestyle, facilitating resources to aid the Tribals and Ingenious-refugees &Yoga Teacher Trainer
Major Devender Pal Singh (DP Singh)
Injured badly in war to the tune of being declared dead, Maj Singh survived to shine as India’s only amputee marathon runner, famous as Indian Blade runner, he has successfully completed 14 half marathons till date. His half marathon timings has improved from 3hrs 40 min in 2009 to 2hrs 10 min in 2013.read More
Capt. Swami Nathan
MSc in Physical Chemistry, he joined Indian Army as officer in ‘21st Battalion Maratha Light Infantry’, a para Commando Unit, he was a part of anti terrorist operations Blue Star in Punjab and ULFA in Assam. Capt. Swaminathan did his first adventure training for mountaineering in Sikkim and became the managing director of Z-BAC, an adventure training company in Maharashtra.
Addl. Director General of Police, Fire Service, Home Guards & Civil Defense, Bhuvaneswar. Presently working on his Ph.D. on the subject of man-elephant conflict in Odisha. He is very active in cultural and literary areas, sports, and spends lots of time in the midst of nature and wildlife. read More
Laxmi Narayan Tripathi
A Hijra, social activist, dancer, actress and Founder Trustee & Chairperson, Astitva – organization for support & development of sexual minorities living with HIV/AIDS. She was the first transgender person to represent Asia-Pacific at the UN.read More
As a girl of age 9 she started Bharata Natyam which leads her to pursue the art of dance from Dr. Sucheta Chapekar in Pune and Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam’s Nrithyodaya School of Dance in Chennai. Performed on several stages in France and in SouthIndia. Husband and wife together teaches the Classical fusion named ‘Sangamam’ .read More
A Film director and screenwriter who got the FIPRESCI award for the “Best Malayalam film”and “Best Indian Debut Director” for her debut project. After that she directed several films including “Bangalore Days”. She is also the founder of Litttle Films India, a film company based at Mumbai.read More
Dr Sanjeev Singh
A pediatrician by training. Holds PhD in Hospital Management and Infection Control. Ambassador from India to Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Also a consultant to WHO and has a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma.
Dr Raman Krishna Kumar
Clinical Professor and Head, Pediatric Cardiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, Kerala.read More
Dr P Ram Manohar
The Director and CSO of Arya Vaidhya Pharmacy Research Foundation, Coimbatore.read More
A jury member for the South Indian Filmfare Awards and the Children’s Film Society and Vice President of Indo-Russian Culture Relations. Actively involved with an NGO that works for tribal development. Began her creative journey as a columnist and short story writer and today she is a respected and acclaimed television talk-show host.
She started learning Kathakali when she was 29 and has been perfoming
for the last 30 years. Specialised in "Chuvanna Thadi", "Kari" and "Katalan" characters usually handled only by males. Ganga has received many awards.
Smt Kapila Venu
Kapila is an exponent of Kootiyattam, which is one of the oldest art form of world theatre and the only known surviving tradition of Sanskrit theatre. She is a disciple of the legendary Ammannur Madhava Chakyar. Her repertoire comprises both traditional performances and new experiments.
Dr Ajitha Vasudevan
Founder of the Pain and Palliative Department at Amrita Institute of Medical Science, Kochi. Professor at Amrita School of Medicine. Works part time at the Amrita Kripa Charitable Hospital, a hospital for the tribal people run by MAM in Kalpetta, Wayanad, Kerala.
Dr Velivela Satya Prasad
Consultant in Adult Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery. Assisted and performed over 20,000 cardiovascular procedures. Pioneered the Trans Myocardial Revascularisation programme. Performed the first human cardiac transplantation in the country. Innovated a novel technique of open-heart surgery on beating heart.read More
Dr Sanjeev Vasudevan
Founder of the Pain and Palliative Department at Amrita Institute of Medical Science, Kochi. Professor at Amrita School of Medicine. Works part time at the Amrita Kripa Charitable Hospital, a hospital for the tribal people run by MAM in Kalpetta, Wayanad, Kerala.read More
Dr. Venkat Rangan
founder and directed the Multimedia Laboratory and Wireless Networks Research at the University of California, San Diego, where he served as a Professor. He is an internationally recognized pioneer of research in Multimedia Systems and Internet E Commerce. Several startup companies have emerged from Dr. Rangan’s Multimedia Lab pioneers in Internet video streaming.read More
Asst. Professor, Cultural Education Department, Amrita School of Engineering, Bangalore, Karnataka. Teaching Indian psychology, Indian Culture, Yoga, Meditation, Bhagavad Gita & Mind management.read More
Dr Shyam Diwakar
Professor, the head of computational neuroscience and neurophysiology and and bio-robotics labs at the School of Biotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri.
He uses principles from electrical engineering and informatics to study cerebellum and its functioning.read More
Shri Charles Jude M.A
A brilliant Bharatanatyam dancer, whose dance stands out for its distinct individuality and control. He is also a contemporary choreographer and teacher, who believes that dance is sacred. The essence of his dance is deepened in spirituality and in respect for tradition and aesthetics.read More
Padma Shri Ananda Shankar IAS
A prolific soloist performer in two classical dance styles of Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi. A motivational speaker and a serving bureaucrat is also a
Padma Shri recipient.
An enthusiastic Opera singer from Holland who got interested in Indian yoga and Meditation techniques. she pursued training from different school and became a yoga trainer.
Gram Vikas (Low cost, Micro Model) – Bio Gas, Organic Manure, Bio Pesticide, organic farming Cow based small cottage industry.read More
He is the co-founder of Zbac which is India’s first experimental learning organisation certified by ISO 8001-2000. Zbac offers personality development through adventure sports to children & the corporate world. where they have custom made programmes catering to everyone from the junior executives to the top management and CEOs. Z-Bac redefined the concept of corporate training and adventure holidays in india.
An organic farmer with over 40 years of experience, he is a trained naturalist and a docent for the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy in California. He teaches the Master Composters Training Course, Gardening and Composting classes and workshops on Integrated Waste Management, sustainable food systems and permaculture design.read More
Dr. Ram Avatar (MA Ph.D. in Hindi) is from Haryana who retired from the Income Tax department as an Assistant Director. He has been travelling alone for the last 37 years since 1980, mapping the divine footprints of Lord Sri Ram as per the descriptions of Valmiki Ramayana, from Ayodhya to Rameswaram, all just on a bicycle. His research work culminated in the publication of a book containing all the sites he visited, photographs, GPS locations and local folktales of that area. read More
The Founder, President and CEO of SunTec Business Solutions, a Thiruvananthapuram based software company that provides revenue management and business assurance solutions. Being a technology evangelist in the software realm for over 26 years, with more than 800 passionate professionals, he has also led SunTec to win several prestigious global awards and to secure its position among the top contenders in the World. Sun Tec has a geographical footprint spanning across four continents.
Dr P NandaKumar
A Sanskrit writer and a poet, who holds dual PhD in Sanskrit as well as Botany from Baroda University. Dedicating his life for spreading Sanskrit language, he has published articles in various newspapers and magazines. Dr Nandakumar was a trainer in Govt. of Kerala’s programme of Master training for Sanskrit teachers and the co-ordinator of Indian governments non-formal Sanskrit courses. He is also a winner of Yashwanth Kelkar award for youth empowerment in 2000.
C. S. Jayaram
Professor in the Department of English and Languages & Department of Visual Media and Communication, School of Arts & Sciences, Kochi. He has 40 years of academic experience, including teaching History of visual arts - Indian and Western, Theory of composition, screenplay Writing and Paintings. Presented papers in international conferences. Published books.
B R Guruprasad
A satellite scientist, Mr. Guruprasad has rich experience in Satellite Mission Planning, Analysis and Operations, and has worked on more than 25 Indian Satellite Missions. He is currently working at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) as a Scientist and Public Relations Officer.read More
A software engineer who left the job, taken up the study of archeology for passion after reading 3 books. "Temples were the purposeless institution of ancient India. Temple paints didn’t faint for 2000 years, while modern car has to be painted every year even with latest technology developments."
Having trained under Legends Ustad Alla Rakha, Ustad Zakir hussain and Pandit Yogesh Samsi, Muthu has been a freelancing tabla player and lending his tabla accompaniment to musicians from various genres of music ranging from Hindustani classical, Karnatic rhythmic ensembles to popular film music, ghazal, fusion, hip hop, gospel, rock etc.read More
A. S. Ram
Classical/Contemporary Musician.He learned Keyboard, Piano and Keytarist which is a instrument in combination of keyboard and guitar. he compose music. he started his musical career at the age of 4 and continued for 20 years.
Dr R Ganesh
A Carnatic music maestro with several awards and titles to his credit, is a disciple of Great Maestro Padmashri Sangita Kalanidhi Maharajapuram Santhanam. His concerts are exclusive and based on themes - kritis of different composers.His combination of classical music concert with orchestra is appreciated by one and all.More
Founder and Director of Prerana, a nonprofit body that has accomplished pioneering work acting against human trafficking, enabling the protection of children of prostituted women and reintegrating rescued minor girls and young women. Prerana has so far been instrumental in protecting over 9000 children. read More
Ravi Kalra, Karma Yogi
Since 2008 he has been fully dedicated to improving the lives of destitute children, abandoned senior citizens, victimized women and mentally disabled people. Every day, the Foundation feeds hundreds of people and works to preserve and renew the beauty and goodness of our planet Earth. He has also overseen the proper cremation rites for over 5000 unclaimed bodies.read More
Padmashree Prof. Dr Palpu Pushpangadan
A multidisciplinary scientist having over 43 years experience.Carried out original research in various field of science.Published over 515 research papers, authored and edited 26 books.He has 232 patents ( India 76, USA 95, Europe 61) to his name.read More
Dr. Ashok Pillai
The first Robotic Neuro Surgeon in India, working at Amrita Hospital, Kochi, is a winner of many awards and has authored several papers. He has been the chief investigator in several medical projects, and a US citizen, who has chosen the monastic order at MAM.
K Subba Rao
Conceptualized popular Children’s monthly TINKLE and later on for Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, produced children’s monthly DIMDIMA.read More
Amar A Sharma
one of the foremost active and passionate amateur Astronomer and comet chasers in India, he has co-founded the Bangalore Astronomical Society (BAS) in 2006. BAS is now one of the most active amateur Astronomy clubs in the country. A new asteroid which was discovered recently was named after him - 380607 Sharma!!
Renu D Singh
A lawyer by profession and social activist by her own choice, is the Founder and President of Samadhan – an NGO which toils for a violence-free globe for women and children. Samadhan has rescued and educated nearly 3800 women victims of violence. Renu Singh is also a recipient of several national and International awards and recognitions.read More
S Sundari Nanda
Currently the Director Anti Corruption Bureau, Mizoram. She has put in service for over 25 years providing not only leadership of a high order, but also showing initiative in treading into new professional areas.The officer is known for her ability to withstand pressure and take a principled professional stand on public interest issues.read More
Padmashree Dr. P Vijay Bhatkar
Padmashree Dr. P Vijay Bhatkar is the founder Executive Director of C-DAC, India’s national initiative in supercomputing. He is presently the Chancellor of India International Multiversity, Chairman of ETH Research Lab, Chief Mentor of I2IT, and National President of Vijnan Bharati. read More
Shri Subramanian Swaminathan
A Mechanical Engineering professor in IIT Delhi for more than 30 years, Swami Nathan has run several programs to provide understanding of our heritage and also bring a sense of identity on our heritage and culture to the youth of India known as culture-scaping. He has also worked for several prestigious project for the Indian Government.read More
A teacher of vedic chanting, management expert and trainer, humorous husband, who enjoyed living with his wife lakshmi over the last 50 years.
Dr. Sanjay Banerji
He is the Founder Director, and Dean of Amrita School of Business.read More
Preeti Patkar & Praveen Patkar
Both Prerna and Parivartan are non profit making bodies working against human trafficking. They have protected over 9000 children in last 25 years. Pravin has been running a residential school consisting of 415 children who were victims of trafficking and child labour. Since 1987 the students of this school have been the sports champion for 11 years.
DR. P S UDAYAN
BTech in Civil Engg from REC Kozhikode, aged 48 is building cost effective houses for the last 25 years. Chasing Indian butterflies for the last five years.read More
BTech in Civil Engg from REC Kozhikode, aged 48 is building cost effective houses for the last 25 years. Chasing Indian butterflies for the last five years.read More
Yoga means being cool always.
My devotee hates no one, Loves everyone.
If you're always happy and smiling, you are my devotee.
- Sri Krishna