It is said that people only remember those who rank 1st and not the second. But is it true in every stances of life? You all remember and teach your younger ones about the first Indian Prime Minister, President, the Mughal emperors and what not. But have you ever wondered of the first chief-election commissioner? Have you ever wondered that apart from a foreign brain behind the introduction of test-tube babies there was also an Indian brain behind this? Despite of their expertise, somewhere these personalities who could be been your role model, inspiration have remained suppressed in their grave with either their work bearing the name of someone else or some being lost in transition.
Why not give them their deserved position today? Come let’s read, know and salute their genius power and knowledge in transforming India and the world to what you all find it today. To begin with first come Dr. Subhas Mukhopadhyay.
This personality is a proud owner of 3 degrees; one his MBBS degree from National Medical College, Calcutta with being 1st in the department of Gynecology, the second a PhD degree in Reproductive physiology from Calcutta University and the Third another PhD degree from University of Edinburgh. He proudly counts among the first Indian doctor and the second in the world to have performed the technique of In-Vitro Fertilization which later came to be known as test-tube baby technique. 67 days after the birth of Louise Brown (the first test tube baby); India witnessed the first ever test tube baby born in Kolkata: courtesy Dr. Mukhopadhyay and 3 of his colleagues. Unfortunately this master mind became a victim of Indian Rep-Tape and committed suicide in 19th June 1981.
You surely haven’t heard of this name but surprisingly the elections that you take part of, the vote that you cast and the nominations that you submit all owe to him because he was the first Chief-Election Commissioner of India who has served the country from 21st March 1950 to 19th December 1958.
This personality was a man of action and thought; a philosopher and a diehard communist who had laid the foundation of both the Communist Party of India and the Mexican Communist Party. Born during the radical revolutionary nationalist movement, he became a follower of Anushilan Samiti and took part in Political Banditry to raise funds for the clandestine organization. MN Roy was invested with the responsibility by Netaji to raise funds from the Kaiser which marked his revolutionary career. But the last minute back off of the Germans left his stranded in the foreign lands. He then left America and went to Mexico where he founded the country’s Communist Party. This man breathed his last in 1954.
He is an unforgotten political hero who laid the foundation of Modern India which you all are a part of. He raised the question seeking the reason for the congress being only hitched to the Gandhi-Nehru family and appointed Dr. Manmohan Singh as the finance minister of India during his reign. He also introduced the Industrial delicensing, reduced import tax and liberalized foreign investments. He was also the first one to oppose Sonia Gandhi’s nomination as the party Chief of Congress after the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi.
He was the first person to have served a two life term (50 years) of imprisonment for wedging or raising war against the British Empire. He was also considered the only man who understood the value of border security and military vigilance in its true sense and the only person who protested the Quit India movement for he understood that it would eventually turn into Split India Scenario. This man has also been the role model and inspiration of Revolutionaries like Subhas Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh and many.
Though here is an attempt made to make you familiar with 5 untold and lost heroes of India, but the list continues with many such rebellious and grandeur personalities who excel in their own field but have perished somewhere with their ashes.