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PSC Class 99: Nicknames of Indian Personalities

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1. It was Subash Chandra Bose, who mentioned Gandhiji as ‘Father of Nation’. Rabindranath Tagore called Gandhji as ‘Mahatma’.

2. Sree Buddha is called as ‘Light of Asia’. Edwin Arnold called so.

3. It was the popular minister of Chandragupta’s court, Vishnugupta who was popularly known in the names of Kautilya and Chanakya. He is called as ‘Indian Machiavelli’.

4. Gupta Emperor ‘Samudra Gupta’ is called as ‘Indian Napolean’. Vincent A Smith called so.

5. The Gupta king, Chandragupta II was popular in the names of Vikramaditya and Shakari.

6. Kushana king, ‘Kanishka’ was called as ‘Second Asoka’.

7. Amoghavarsha is called as ‘Asoka of South India’. It was Varaguna, who is called as ‘Asoka of Kerala’.

8. Emperor Asoka has the nickname ‘Constantine of Buddha Religion’.

9. Kalidasa is called as ‘Indian Shakespeare’.

10. Alauddin Khilji is the ruler, who was considered himself as ‘Second Alexander’.

11. The other name of Asoka is ‘Devanam Priyadarshi’. ‘Kaviraja’ is Samudra Gupta.

12. ‘Shiladityan’ is Harshavardhana. ‘Prachanna Buddha’ is Shankaracharya.

13. Amir Khusro is the poet called as ‘Father of Urdu Literature’.

14. It was for Urdu language, has the sayings ‘language of camps and army houses’ and ‘koh - i -noor of India’.

15. CF Andrews is called as ‘Dinabandhu’ and CR Das is called as ‘Desbandhu’.

16. It was Rajendra Chola, who was called as ‘Gangaikonda Cholan’. Thirukural is called as ‘Bible of Tamil’.

17. It was Firdausi, who was called as ‘Persian Homer’. It was the slave dynasty king, Qutab I bak, who was called as ‘Lakh Baksh’(giver of lakhs). Muhammad Bin Tughlaq is popularly called as ‘the cleverest fool’.

18. Krishnadevaraya of Vijayanagara Empire is called as ‘Abhinava Bhojan’. Swathi Thirunal is called as ‘Dakshin Bhojan’. He is also called as ‘Garbha Sreeman’.

19. The position name ‘Chatrapati’ was accepted by the Marata ruler, Shivaji.

20. Babur is called as ‘Adventurous Mughal King’. Akbar is called as ‘Uneducational Mughal King’. Shah Jahan is called as ‘Prince of Palaces’.

21. Raja Ram Mohan Roy is called as the ‘Father of Indian Renaissance’.

22. General Dalhousie is the british governor, who was called as ‘Sculptor of India’. Jawaharlal Nehru is called as ‘Modern Sculptor of India’.

23. It was Mahatma Gandhi, who called Subhash Chandra Bose as ‘Netaji’. It was also Gandhiji, who mentioned Rabindanath Tagore as ‘Gurudev’. Gandhiji reffered Subash Chandra Bose as ‘Prince of Patriots’.

24. It was Gopala Krishna Gokhule, who was called as ‘Political leader of Gandhiji’. CR Das was the political teacher of Subhash Chandra Bose.

25. Bal Gangadhar Tilak was called as ‘Father of Indian Unrest’. He is also called as ‘Lokmanya’.

26. Madam Bhikaji Cama is called as ‘Mother of Indian Revolution in Aboard’.

27. Sarojini Naidu is called as ‘Nightingale of India’. Aruna Asif Ali is ‘Heroine of Quit India Movement’.

28. EP Ramswamy Naicker was popular in the name of ‘Periyor’. S Satyamoorti is called as ‘Light carrier of South India’.

29. Dadabhai Navaroji is ‘Old Man of India’

30. Jawaharlal Nehru is called as ‘Chachaji’. Indhira Gandhi is called as ‘Priyadarshini’. Lal Bahdur Shastri is ‘Man of Peace’. Sardar Vallabhai Patel is ‘Iron Man of India’.

31. It was Sree Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, who is called as ‘Holyman of Dakshineswar’. Vinoba Bhave is ‘Monk of Pamnaur’.

32. C Rajagopalachari is called as the ‘Soulkeeper of Mahatma Gandhi’.

33. Khan Abdul Gaffer Khan is called as ‘Border Gandhi’. ‘Kerala Gandhi’ is K Kelappan. C Krishnan Nair is ‘Delhi Gandhi’.

34. Martin Luther King (Junior) is called as ‘American Gandhi’. Dr Rajendra Prasad is called as ‘Bihar Gandhi’. IK Kumaran Master is called as ‘Mayyazhi Gandhi’. Baba Amte is ‘Modern Gandhi’. AT Ariyaratne is ‘Sri Lankan Gandhi’.

35. Gopalakrishna Gokhule is called as ‘Socrates of Maharashtra’.

36. Aruna Asif Ali is ‘Heroine of Quit India Movement’.

37. AK Gopalan is ‘leader of Poors’.

38. Swamy Dayananda Saraswathi is mentioned as ‘Grandfather of Indian Nation’.


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