Chhatrapati Shivaji was one of the bravest, most progressive and sensible rulers of India. The founder of the Maratha Kingdom, Shivaji was born to be a natural leader and fighter. Shivaji established a royal name for himself in history with his administrative skills by upholding the Swarajya values and the Maratha heritage. He was known for his bravery and tactics with which he won numerous wars against the Mughals.
Sardar Patel is one of the most influential personalities to have fought for Independence. Hailing from a farmer’s family, Patel lived a simple life and was known for his wisdom and diplomatic skills. He was one of the most influential freedom fighter and social leader of India during Indian freedom movement and would be always remembered for the following leadership skills.
One of India’s greatest revolutionary freedom fighter, Bhagat Singh is often termed as the ‘youth icon’ or the ‘revolutionary of the youth’ but his stature is one that equals some of the prominent names in the Indian freedom struggle. His patriotism was not restricted to the strong violent outburst against the British; he rather had a mind and intellect of a genius who could foresee division of India on communal lines which many of the much-esteemed leaders of the time were unable to see. Keeping the cause of country ahead of the religion was another sign of his mature and rational mind. His educational qualifications establish the fact that his opinions and ideas were well thought and not just a product of hysterical mass movements.
Balasaheb Thackeray is one of the most enigmatic personalities in Indian history. The founder of the ‘feared’ Shiv Sena party initially started working as a cartoonist with English newspaper before turning towards politics. And soon enough, he began to be known as Hindu Hruday Samrat. He was a man with a serious look, a tiger who sat on the throne, and a man who commanded thousands but was most humble when dealing with friends. In other words, he was human. Although he was referred to as the ‘tiger’ of Maharashtra, Balasaheb was more than that.