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List of famous alumni from Fergusson College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Fergusson College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Fergusson College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Fergusson College are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Fergusson College.

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Vinayak Damodar Savarkar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Fergusson College Alumni
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Vinayak Damodar Savarkar was an Indian pro-independence activist, politician as well as a poet, writer and playwright. He advocated dismantling the system of caste in Hindu culture, and reconversion of the converted Hindus back to Hindu religion. Savarkar created the term Hindutva, and emphasised its distinctiveness from Hinduism which he associated with social and political communalism. The stated aim of Savarkar's Hindutva was to create a collective `Hindu' identity as an `imagined nation'. The five elements of his philosophy were Utilitarianism, Rationalism and Positivism, Humanism and Universalism, Pragmatism and Realism. Later commentators have said that Savarkar's philosophy, despite ...more

Age: Died at 83 (1883-1966)

Birthplace: Maharashtra, Eurasia, Nashik district, Bhagur, India, + more

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Purushottam Laxman Deshpande is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Fergusson College Alumni
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Purushottam Lakshman Deshpande, popularly known by his initials पु. ल. or as P. L. Deshpande, was a Maharashtrian and Marathi writer and humorist from West India. He was also an accomplished film and stage actor, music composer, harmonium player, singer, and orator. He was often referred to as "Maharashtrache Laadke Vyaktimatva". ...more

Age: Died at 81 (1919-2000)

Birthplace: Mumbai, India

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P. V. Narasimha Rao is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Fergusson College Alumni
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Pamulaparti Venkata Narasimha Rao was an Indian lawyer and politician who served as the tenth Prime Minister of India. His ascendancy to the prime ministership was politically significant in that he was the first holder of this office from non-Hindi-speaking south India. He led an important administration, overseeing a major economic transformation and several home incidents affecting national security of India. Rao who held the Industries portfolio was personally responsible for the dismantling of the Licence Raj as this came under the purview of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. He is often referred to as the "Father of Indian Economic Reforms". Future prime ministers Atal Bihari ...more

Age: Died at 83 (1921-2004)

Birthplace: Karimnagar, India

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J. B. Kripalani is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Fergusson College Alumni
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J. B. Kripalani


Jivatram Bhagwandas Kripalani, popularly known as Kripalani, was an Indian politician, noted particularly for holding the presidency of the Indian National Congress during the transfer of power in 1947. During the election for the post of the future Prime Minister of India held by the Congress party, he had the second highest number of votes after Sardar Patel. However, on Gandhi's insistence, both Patel and Kripalani backed out to allow Jawahar Lal Nehru to become the first Prime Minister of India. Kripalani was a Gandhian Socialist, environmentalist, mystic and independence activist. He grew close to Gandhi and at one point, he was one of Gandhi's most ardent disciples. Kripalani was a ...more

Age: Died at 94 (1888-1982)

Birthplace: Hyderabad, Pakistan