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« Reply #30 on: October 25, 2007, 12:36:19 PM »


Baba Hari Dass

Baba Hari Dass was born in 1923 near Almora, India. He is a silent monk and guru who was classically trained in the tradition of Ashtanga Yoga. He has maintained a continual vow of silence since 1952. He and his teachings have inspired the Mount Madonna Center near Santa Cruz, California, The Salt Spring Centre in British Columbia and the Sri Ram Ashram in Haridwar, India.

Baba Hari Dass first came to the attention of the West in the book by Baba Ram Dass, Be Here Now

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« Reply #31 on: October 25, 2007, 12:37:21 PM »

Ronald Ross
 
Born 13 May 1857(1857-05-13)
 
Sir Ronald Ross KCB, (13 May 1857 – 16 September 1932) was an Indian physician of Scottish origin. He was born in Almora, India as the son of General Sir C.C.G. Ross of the British Army.

Prior to joining the Indian Medical Service in 1881, Ross completed his study of medicine at St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London in 1875 and qualified as MRCS and LSA.

He studied malaria between 1881 and 1899. He worked on malaria in Calcutta at the Presidency General Hospital. In 1883, Ross was posted as the Acting Garrison Surgeon at Bangalore during which time he noticed the possibility of controlling mosquitoes by controlling their access to water. In 1897 Ross was posted in Ootacamund and fell ill with malaria. After this he was transferred to Secunderabad, he discovered the presence of the malarial parasite within a specific species of mosquito, the Anopheles. He initially called them dapple-wings and he was able to find the malaria parasite in a mosquito that he artificially fed on a malaria patient named Hussain Khan. Later using birds that were sick with malaria, he was soon able to ascertain the entire life cycle of the malarial parasite, including its presence in the mosquito's salivary glands. He demonstrated that malaria is transmitted from infected birds to healthy ones by the bite of a mosquito, a finding that suggested the disease's mode of transmission to humans. In 1902 Ross was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his remarkable work on malaria.

In 1899 Ross went back to Britain and joined Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine as a professor of tropical medicine. In 1901 Ross was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and also a Fellow of the Royal Society, of which he became Vice-President from 1911 to 1913. In 1902 he was appointed a Companion of the Most Honourable Order of Bath by King Edward VII. In 1911 he was elevated to the rank of Knight Commander of the same Order.

During his active career Ross advocated the task of prevention of malaria in different countries. He carried out surveys and initiated schemes in many places, including West Africa, the Suez Canal zone, Greece, Mauritius, Cyprus, and in the areas affected by the First World War. He also initiated organizations, which have proved to be well established, for the prevention of malaria within the planting industries of India and Ceylon. He made many contributions to the epidemiology of malaria and to methods of its survey and assessment, but perhaps his greatest was the development of mathematical models for the study of its epidemiology, initiated in his report on Mauritius in 1908, elaborated in his Prevention of malaria in 1911 and further elaborated in a more generalized form in scientific papers published by the Royal Society in 1915 and 1916. These papers represented a profound mathematical interest which was not confined to epidemiology, but led him to make material contributions to both pure and applied mathematics.

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« Reply #32 on: October 25, 2007, 12:39:43 PM »

CONNECTION WITH ALMORA..


Begum Ra'ana Liaquat Ali Khan

Begum Ra'ana Liaquat Ali Khan (Urdu: رعنا لیاقت علی خان) (nee Sheila Irene Pant) (1905-1990) was born in a Kumauni brahmin family at Almora in the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh. However, her grandfather, a Hindu had converted to Christianity. She was educated at the University of Lucknow where she obtained a first class Masters degree with honors in economics in 1929.


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« Reply #33 on: October 25, 2007, 12:41:38 PM »

Shri Pawahari Balkrishn Yatiji
Shri Pawahari Balkrishn Yatiji Maharaj is a sage or Guru and his disciples believe he is the incarnation of Lord Shiva. He is known as a Mahamandaleshwar, approximately "great guardian of a temple" and directs the religious establishment known as Hathiyaram math. Pawahari was born in the Almora district of Uttarakhand, a state in northern India. He took his education in the city of Varanasi and Mirjapur. He became a sage at a very young age, and is said to have done Tapasya for 28 Years, consuming only milk, fruits and water, thus becoming known as a Pawahari(a person who takes only milk as his food). He is a scholar of Hindu religious literature such as the Vedas, the Upanishads and the Puranas. Pawahari is said to have done great works to spread education among women and the under privileged, and has opened numerous educational institutions and colleges. Some of the establishments headed by him are as follows:

Shri Vishwanath Gurukul Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya, Karnghanta, Varanasi, India.
Mahant Pawahari Swami Balkrishn Yati Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Ghazipur, India.
Shri Bharitiya Shisksha Sansthan, Indore, India.
Mahamandaleshwar Shri Balkrishn Yati Inter College Ghazipur, India.
Mahamandaleshwar Shri Balkrishn Yati Junior Kanya Vidyalaya, Ghazipur, India.
Mahamandaleshwar Shri Balkrishn Yati Mahavidyalaya Ghazipur, India.
Shri Mahadeva Girija Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya, Nainital, India.
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« Reply #34 on: October 25, 2007, 12:43:30 PM »
Lama Anagarika Govinda
 
Lama Anagarika Govinda (born Ernst Lothar Hoffman on May 17, 1898; died January 14, 1985) was the founder of the Pali Tibetan Buddhist order of the Arya Maitreya Mandala and an expositor of Tibetan Buddhism.

He was born in Waldheim, Germany, the son of a German father and a Bolivian mother. After spending two years in the German army during World War I, he caught tuberculosis and was discharged. He lived on Capri in Italy from 1920 until 1928, where he became interested in Buddhism. He then moved to Sri Lanka and became a Buddhist monk of the Theravadic tradition. In 1931 he converted to Tibetan Buddhism and after founding his order in 1933 he lived for three decades in Almora in northern India. As a German by birth, Govinda was interned by the British army during World War II. In 1947 he married a Persian speaking photographer Li Gotami and travelled to Tibet. In the 1960s he began travelling around the world to lecture on Buddhism, and settled in the San Francisco Bay area in his waning years, where he was hosted for a time by Alan Watts.


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« Reply #35 on: October 25, 2007, 12:46:50 PM »

CONNECTION OF FAMOUS PERSONALITY WITH CHOMOLI UTTARAKHAND..

Badri Maharaj

Badri Maharaj was an Indo-Fijian farmer, politician, and philanthropist. He was the first Indian member of the Legislative Council serving for two periods between 1916 to 1923 and 1926 to 1929 as a nominated member but he was not a popular choice for Fiji Indians, who preferred the lawyer, Manilal Doctor to be their representative. Despite his unpopularity, he was a man of principles and resigned from the Council in protest at, what he believed, was an unfair imposition of poll tax on the Fiji Indian people. He proposed an innovative system of Indian administration (panchayat) and showed himself to be ahead of his time by opposing child marriage and promoting education.


Contribution to education

He was born in 1868 in Bamoli village, near Badrinath in the state of Uttarakhand, India. He came to Fiji as an indentured labourer in 1889 and through his own hard work became a successful farmer. He was the first Fiji Indian to realise the need for schools for Indians and at his own expense founded the Wairuku Indian School, near Rakiraki, in 1898, making it the first Fiji Indian school to be established in Fiji. One of the famous Fijian identities to attend the school was not an Indian but Rau Sir Lala Sukuna, regarded by many as the father of modern Fiji.


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« Reply #36 on: October 25, 2007, 12:50:41 PM »

CONNECETION OF FAMOUS PERSONALITIES WITH UTTARAKHAND (CHAMOLI)

Brahmananda Saraswati

Brahmananda Saraswati (1870 - 1953) a Hindu Guru who was born into a Brahmin family in the village of Gana, near Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh, India. At the age of nine he left home to wander and follow a spiritual path of renunciation. At the age of 14 he found his master, Dandi Swami Krishnanand Saraswati, in Uttar Kashi. Later, following his master's instructions, he retired to a cave, resolving not to emerge until he had attained enlightenment. In 1902 he was initiated into the order of "Sanyas" by his Master at the Kumbh Mela. In 1941, after decades of meditation and maintaining silence, Swami Brahmananda Saraswati finally accepted repeated requests to become the Shankaracharya (spiritual head) of Jyotirmath, a position that had been vacant for 150 years.

The Adi Shankara (c. 8th century CE), the great reviver of Vedic Sanatana Dharma, had four principle followers, Padma-Pada, Hasta-Malaka, Vartika-Kara and Trotaka who each established a monastery in the north, south, east and west of India. Jyotirmath is the northern monastery.

Swami Brahmananda Saraswati was the guru of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who became his devotee shortly before his installation and later became his personal assistant. The Maharishi's followers respect and revere "Guru Dev" as their Paramguru.


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« Reply #37 on: October 25, 2007, 12:53:05 PM »
Manish Sahi CONNECTION WITH NAINITAL

Manish Sahi was born in London and educated in boarding schools in Nanital in the foothills of the Himalayas and Grammar Schools in England.He then spent a further few years living in Gorakhpur, India on the border of Nepal,where he spent a lot of time crossing the border to Lumbini the birth place of Buddha. On returning to England, he did his hotel management and a post grad in management from University of Westminster. He then moved back to Delhi to source antiques, while busking to the songs of Led Zeppelin, Floyd,Dylan .It was here that he joined All India Radio as the voice of rock, and the "Wicked Hour", a late night show, these shows gained him a cult following, which he later repeated with his travel shows. He also presented the drive time and evening shows, as well as the jazz and country music shows. He started the bilingual drivetime show "Citilights" which is still a popular show today, other shows included "Music on the Rocks" "Campus Rock", "Music mix" and "All that Jazz".


He also joined the biggest commercial station Times FM owned by the Times of India (TOI) newspaper group and now called Radio Mirchi, here he presented a wide variety of shows including the weekend breakfast shows with VJ Gaurav Kapur and TV newsreader Shabnam Dutta whom he later married. Manish Sahi also wrote various columns for Here Delhi and a music column for the Times of India as well as contributing to a host of other newspapers and magazines. He was also the music reviewer and critic for the now defuct website "Now -India .com"


In 2002 Manish Sahi and Shabnam Dutta Sahi (Shabbi) moved to London, where they joined Asian radio station Sunrise Radio . Manish did a course in acting for performance accredited to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) in which he gained a distinction , and in 2005 Manish went back to India to work on a documentary on Indian villages, and to work on a script for 'Moondust Films'. Shabbi continued on Sunrise radio as Sonia Dutta, where she presented the top twenty and is widely acknowledged as a leading bollywood expert. In 2006 she sang the title track on the Indian concept album Lady Chatterjee by Sawan Dutta.


Since 2004 both Manish Sahi and Shabnam have made guest appearances on All India Radio's new year celebrations.

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« Reply #38 on: October 25, 2007, 12:54:09 PM »
K. C. Singh Baba

K. C. Singh Baba (born 29 March 1947) is a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represents the Nainital constituency of Uttarakhand and is a member of the Indian National Congress (INC) political party

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« Reply #39 on: October 25, 2007, 12:54:59 PM »
Orde Wingate

Major General Orde Charles Wingate, DSO (February 26, 1903 – March 24, 1944), was a British major general and creator of two special military units during World War II.

Beginnings
Orde Wingate was born 26 February 1903 in Naini Tal, India to a military family. Because his mother came from a missionary family affiliated with the Plymouth Brethren, he received a very religious education and was introduced to Christian Zionist ideas at a very young age.

In 1921 Wingate was accepted into the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich and received his gunnery officer's commission in 1923. He also began to learn Arabic and eventually got himself an assignment to Sudan through an uncle, Sir Reginald Wingate, Governor General of Sudan.

When Wingate arrived in Sudan to join the Sudan Defence Forces in 1928, he was assigned to patrol the Abyssinian border where he was to catch slave traders and ivory poachers. He changed the method of regular patrolling to ambushes. At the end of his tour, he led a short expedition to search for Zerzura, but did not find it. His tour ended in 1933. In 1935 he married Lorna Moncrieff Paterson who was sixteen years old at the time.

 

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