Bajpai, Sir Girja Shankar (1891–1954), administrator and politician in India, was born in Lucknow on 3 April 1891, the second of the three sons of Sir Seetla Prasad Bajpai, chief justice of Jaipur state, and his wife, Rukmini Shukla (d. 1945). Having won a science scholarship from ...
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Ismail, Sir Mirza Mohammad (1883–1959), administrator and politician in India, was born in Bangalore on 23 October 1883, the son of Aga Jan, honorary aide-de-camp to the maharaja of Mysore. He was of Persian descent, his grandfather Ali Askar Shirazi having left Shiraz...
Tagore, Satyendranath (1842–1923), Indian civil servant and author, was born in Calcutta, India, on 1 June 1842, the second son of Debendranath Tagore (1817–1905) [see under Tagore family] and his wife, Sarada Devi (1826?–1875). The author Swarnakumari was his younger sister. He was born into an illustrious family referred to by one modern historian as '...