Famous Environmentalists from India

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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 valve-less electromagnetically controlled energy conversion devices". He was granted two more patents last year for a unique gas-operated reloading gun which is titled in the patent grant as "Magnetic gyro-projectile device with electronic combustion, turbogeneration and gyro stabilization" and for a railgun. In 2007, the Office of Naval Research of the United States Navy showed interest in his ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 56

Birthplace: Delhi, India

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Bhagat Puran Singh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Environmentalists from India
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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 philanthropist. He is perhaps best remembered for the home he founded in Amritsar, India, named Pingalwara, a home which long after his death, is still tending to the castaways of society: the sick, disabled and abandoned forlorn people. As a young man he decided to dedicate his life to the 'selfless service of humanity'. He founded Pingalwara in 1947 with only a few patients, the neglected and rejected ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 88 (1904-1992)

Birthplace: Punjab, India, India

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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 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 for Community Leadership in 1982, followed by the Padma Bhushan in 2005. Today he is known for his work on subaltern social ecology, and considered one of India's first modern environmentalist. In 2013, he was the recipient of the Gandhi Peace Prize. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 84

Birthplace: Chamoli Gopeshwar, India

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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 Zoology Department at Payyanur College, where he worked until he retired in 1992. At Payyanur, in 1972 he started a zoology club that would form the genesis of campus-based nature conservation activities. The club also became involved in protesting threats to the environment. Jacobs also started a few "green" magazines stressing the need to preserve nature. He also set up the Society for Environment ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 72 (1936-2008)

Birthplace: Kottayam, India

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