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In today’s post we will have a look at some of the most celebrated and also some of the lesser known people of Indian origin who made it big abroad and brought respect and credibility to their home country. We will explore some genuine inspiring stories. They sure have made us proud and kept India thriving on the global front. (People of Indian Origin who made our country proud)
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1. Laxmi Mittal
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He is the CEO of world’s largest steel making company, also counted as the most respected man in England (who is also the richest in the country). He also owns one of the most expensive home in the world costing him a whooping million at Kensington Palace Gardens (billionaire’s row) in UK.
2. Indra Nooyi
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Indra Nooyi has been constantly ranked in the Forbes most powerful woman in the world. She is the CEO of American food and beverage giant Pepsico Ltd. She is known for turning “design thinking” into a strategy. She is the Indian our nation is proud to call her own and she personifies success in every sense of the world.
3. Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayan
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Narayan was born in Hyderabad to an entrepreneur father and a mother who was a teacher. After getting his MBA degree from Ohio, US. He started his career with Apple Inc. He joined Adobe in 1998 and was promoted as the CEO of the company in a matter of 9 years.
4. Vishwanathan Anand
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Vishwananthan Anand is India’s only Chess Master and 5 time world Champion in Chess. He is also the receiver of Padma Vibhushan (India’s second highest civilian award). He is someone to look upto, as he proved to the world that cricket is not the only sport we are good at.
5. Satya Nadella
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Satya Nadella joined Microsoft in 1992, 24 years back. He was accredited for heading Microsoft’s cloud computing project which was a major success. He was promoted as the CEO of Microsoft in 2014 as he was considered a safe choice for this role due to his innovative and forward thinking. He truly is a gem our nation cherishes and feels proud to be associated with.
6. Sunita Williams
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Sunita Williams was a space engineer at a department at NASA, where she started working in 1998. She was the only woman on NASA’s mission to Mars. She is the second Indian woman to work at NASA after Kalpana Chawla.
7. Irrfan Khan
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Irrfan Khan is one of the most credible actors of India who has earned a name for himself in the Hollywood as well. He has starred in various Hollywood commercial successes including Jurassic World, Life of Pi and Slumdog millionaire. The “Amazing Spider-man” actor is known to balance his time between Hollywood and Bollywood movies with great ease.
8. Sundar Pichai
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Sundar Pichai is one of the most inspiring Indians on the global front. He did his engineering from IIT Kharagpur and also holds an MBA degree from Wharton University. His life story of a middle class Indian boy whose family could not even afford a car to become the CEO of worlds biggest technology giant (Google) is the ultimate dream for any Indian professional.
9. Manoj Bhargava
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He is probably the wealthiest Indian in the US who has earned a name across the world for allegedly committing 90% of his earnings for noble charitable purposes. Known for his 5 hour energy project in his own words quotes “ If you have wealth, it’s a duty to help those who don’t.”
10. Amartya Sen
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He is one of the world’s most renowned economist and promoter of Bengali ethnic history. He has earned a name for himself in the US and UK, and he is known for his contributions to welfare economics and social choice theory. He is currently a professor at Harvard University.
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We sure think these people prove to be a source of greatest inspiration for young India. And we also think our motherland will continue to produce the greatest personalities world has ever had (Swami Vivekananda, King Ashoka, Mahatma Gandhi). If you liked our list please do not forget to share and spare your thoughts about the Indian personalities who you think have made India proud.For more enriching and relevant content keep visiting Stories Of World.