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This is a list of notable or famous environmentalists from India, with bios and photos of the top environmentalists born in India, as well as popular environmentalists who immigrated to India. You might also be interested in celebrities who are saving the enivronment and famous Australian environmentalists. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Indian environmentalists then this list is the perfect resource. These environmentalists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known environmentalist from India is included when available.

If they're an environmentalist of India, they're on this list, which features people like Maneka Gandhi and Vandana Shiva. This environmentalists from India list answers burning questions such as,"Who are some Indian environmentalists of note?" and, "Who are the most famous environmentalists from India?" Since this a comprehensive list including some Indian environmentalists from history, these prominent environmentalists of India may or may not be currently alive, but they're all respected Indian environmentalists.

Anadish Pal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Environmentalists from India
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Anadish Kumar Pal is an Indian inventor, poet, and environmentalist. He is of Bengali origin. Anadish Pal has obtained nine United States patents, a significant patent issued in 2009 for an electromagnetically controlled, fuel-efficient internal combustion engine is titled, "Relaying piston multiuse ...more

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Age: 52

Birthplace: Delhi, India

Profession: Environmentalist, Inventor

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Bhagat Puran Singh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Environmentalists from India
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Bhagat Puran Singh


Bhai Puran Singh was born in Rajewal Ludhiana district, Punjab. Born into a Hindu family, he was given the name Ramjidas as a child. Later, while still a child, he chose to become a Sikh. Though he never finished his basic schooling, he became a writer, a publisher, an environmentalist, and a ...more

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Age: Died at 88 (1904-1992)

Birthplace: Punjab, India, India

Profession: Environmentalist

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Chandi Prasad Bhatt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Environmentalists from India
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Chandi Prasad Bhatt


Chandi Prasad Bhatt is an Indian Gandhian environmentalist and social activist, who founded Dasholi Gram Swarajya Sangh in Gopeshwar in 1964, which later became a mother-organization to the Chipko Movement, in which he was one of the pioneers, and for which he was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award ...more

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Age: 81

Birthplace: Chamoli Gopeshwar, India

Profession: Environmentalist

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John C. Jacob is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Environmentalists from India
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John C Jacob was one of the pioneers of the environmental movement in Kerala, India. Jacob was born at Nattakam in Kottayam. He earned a degree in zoology from Madras Christian College, after which he joined the faculty at St. Joseph's College, Devagiri in Kozhikode. Eventually he headed up the ...more

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Age: Died at 72 (1936-2008)

Birthplace: Kottayam, India

Profession: Environmentalist, Professor, Author

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K. Shivaram Karanth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Environmentalists from India
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Kota Shivaram Karanth was a Kannada writer, social activist, environmentalist, Yakshagana artist, film maker and thinker. He was described as the "Rabindranath Tagore of Modern India, who has been one of the finest novelists-activists since independence" by critic Ramachandra Guha. He was the third ...more

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Age: Died at 95 (1902-1997)

Birthplace: Saligrama, India

Profession: Journalist, Environmentalist, Writer, Film Director

Credits: Bettada Jeeva, Chigurida Kanasu, Chomana Dudi

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Maneka Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Environmentalists from India
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Maneka Sanjay Gandhi is the Indian Union Cabinet Minister for Women & Child Development in the Government of PM Narendra Modi. She is also an animal rights activist, environmentalist, and widow of the Indian politician, Sanjay Gandhi. She has been a minister in four governments, and has authored a ...more

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Age: 59

Birthplace: New Delhi, India

Profession: Politician, Environmentalist, Model, Writer

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Pradip Krishen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Environmentalists from India
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Pradip Krishen, is an Indian filmmaker and environmentalist. He has directed three films, Massey Sahib in 1985, In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones in 1989 and Electric Moon for Channel 4, UK in 1991. His films have won significant Indian and international awards, and In Which Annie Gives It Those ...more

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Age: 66

Birthplace: Eurasia, India, New Delhi

Profession: Environmentalist, Film Editor, Writer, Film Director

Credits: Electric Moon, In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones, Massey Sahib

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Sugathakumari is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Environmentalists from India
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Sugathakumari is an Indian poet and activist, who has been at the forefront of environmental and feminist movements in Kerala, South India. She is an established writer in Malayalam with a unique voice of her own emotional empathy, humanist sensitivity and moral alertness. Most of her poetic works ...more

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Age: 81

Birthplace: Aranmula, Pathanamthitta, India

Profession: Poet, Environmentalist, Writer

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