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Anubhav / अनुभव उपाध्याय:

Bhawani Singh Rawat was born on 8th October 1890 in Panchur village of district Pauri Garhwal. During his student life in Hindu collage, he influenced by the revolutionaries and joined ‘Hindustan Republican Association’, which subsequently in September 1928 was renamed as ‘Hindustan Socialist Republican Association’ under the leadership of Chandra Shekar Ajad. In 1930 Bhawani Singh Rawat participated in ‘Chandni Chowk Robbery’ with Chandra Shekar Ajad and other revolutionaries. After this incident, in July 1930, Chandra Shekar Ajad with his five companions visited Nathopur, a place near Dugadda in district Pauri Garhwal on the advised of Bhawani Singh Rawat for arms training at a hideout place and trained young companions. He was died on 6th June 1986.

Anubhav / अनुभव उपाध्याय:

Mola Ram has carved a niche for himself in the history of Uttaranchal for his contribution to Art and Painting. In fact, he laid the foundation for the ‘Garhwal School of Painting’. Mola Ram was born in the year 1742 near Srinagar in district Pauri Garhwal.  He was also a poet, philosopher and a statesman. Mola Ram worked during the rules of Maharaja Pradeep Shah, Maharaja Lalit Shah, Jaikrit Singh and Maharaja Pradyuman Shah from 1777 to 1804. He continued to work for the development of art and literature during the period of Gorkhas rule (1803-15) and the British rule. Mola Ram died in Srinagar at the age of 75 in 1833. The paintings of Mola Ram are kept in the Boston Museum of art in the USA but most of his paintings are laying in personal possession of individual. However, some of them can be seen in ‘Bharat Kala Bhawan, Banaras’, ‘Kastur Bhai Lal Bhai Saghralaya, Ahemdabad’ and few in the art galleries of Calcutta, Allahabad, Lucknow and Delhi.

Anubhav / अनुभव उपाध्याय:

Dr. Pitambar Dutt Barthwal will be remembered as a great educationalist and journalist throughout the country as he became the first man to have been honored with a degree of D.Litt. in the Hindi language. He was born in December 1901 in Pali village near Lansdown in district Pauri Garhwal. He was honored with the degree of ‘Doctor of literature’ in convocation in 1933 on his research work in ‘Hindi Kavya Mein Nirgun Bad’ at the age of 32. Unfortunately, his dedication and hard work in the field of education adversely affected his heath and he expired on 24th July 1944 at his native village.

Anubhav / अनुभव उपाध्याय:
Govind Ballabh Pant

[edit] Early life
As a lawyer in Kashipur, Pant began his active work against the British Raj in 1914, when he helped a local parishad, or village council, in their successful challenge of a law requiring locals to provide free transportation of the luggage of travelling British officials. In 1921, he entered politics and was elected to the Legislative Assembly of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh.

[edit] In the freedom struggle
In 1930, he was arrested and imprisoned for several weeks for organizing a Salt March inspired by Gandhi's earlier actions. In 1933, he was arrested and imprisoned for seven months for attending a session of the then-banned provincial Congress. In 1935, the ban was rescinded, and Pant joined the new Legislative Council. During the Second World War, Pant acted as the tiebreaker between Gandhi's faction, which advocated supporting the British Crown in their war effort, and Subash Chandra Bose's faction, which advocated taking advantage of the situation to expel the British Raj by any means necessary.

In 1940, Pant was arrested and imprisoned for helping organize the Satyagraha movement. In 1942 he was arrested again, this time for signing the Quit India resolution, and imprisoned until March of 1945, at which point Jawaharlal Nehru had to plead for Pant's release, on grounds of failing health.

[edit] Post-independence
After independence in 1947, Pant became Chief Minister of the United Provinces, which he renamed Uttar Pradesh. Among his achievements in that position was the abolition of the zamindari system. He was called on to succeed Kailash Nath Katju as Home Minister in 1955; in that position, his chief achievement was the establishment of Hindi as an official language of the central government and a few states. In 1957, he was awarded the Bharat Ratna.

Anubhav / अनुभव उपाध्याय:
Prasoon Joshi

Prasoon Joshi, born 16 September 1971 at Almora in Uttaranchal, India, is the regional Creative Director for McCann-Erickson for south and south-east Asia, as well as a lyricist for many popular Bollywood movies; among them Fanaa, Rang De Basanti, Black and Hum Tum, and has also created many advertisements; because of which he has earned the title of "the ad guru of India". He is also an alumnus of Institute of Management Technology, a business school located in Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh, India.

He has been the lyricist for the following Bollywood films:[1]

Kajri (2008)
Taare Zameen Par (2007)
Fanaa (2006)
Rang De Basanti (2006)
Black (2005)
Rok Sako To Rok Lo (2004)
Phir Milenge (2004)
Hum Tum (2004)
Aankhen (2002)
Lajja (2001)
He has been the lyricist for several Indipop albums which have been hits:

Mann ke Manjeere: an album of women's dreams for Breakthrough(2000)
Ab ke Saawan(1999)
He has created the advertisements for the following products:[2]

Coca Cola
Asian paints
NDTV India
Pulse Polio Program
Vacao Scooty
Close up
He has also created a campaign on women and HIV/AIDS for Breakthrough.

[edit] Awards
He has won the Golden Lion at the Cannes Film Festival.

He has won the 2002 ABBY for the Best Copywriter and the Best Ad Campaign

He has won more then 200 advertising awards.

He has received the Screen Best Lyricst Award for the song Sason ko Sason from the film Hum Tum.

He has received FilmFare Best Lyricst Award 2006 for the song Chand Sifarish from the film Fanaa.


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