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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Visva-Bharati University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Visva-Bharati University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Visva-Bharati University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Visva-Bharati University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Visva-Bharati University 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 Visva-Bharati University.

These graduates, like Satyajit Ray and Indira Gandhi include images when available.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Visva-Bharati University?” and “Which celebrities are Visva-Bharati University alumni?”
Indira Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Visva-Bharati University Alumni
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Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi was the fourth Prime Minister of India and a central figure of the Indian National Congress party. Gandhi, who served from 1966 to 1977 and then again from 1980 until her assassination in 1984, is the second-longest-serving Prime Minister of India and the only woman to hold the office. Indira Gandhi was the only child of the first Indian Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. She served as the Chief of Staff of her father's highly centralised administration between 1947 and 1964 and came to wield considerable unofficial influence in government. She was elected Congress President in 1959. Upon her father's death in 1964, Gandhi refused to enter Congress party leadership ...more

Age: Died at 67 (1917-1984)

Birthplace: Allahabad, India

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#24 on The Most Influential People of the Cold War

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Amartya Sen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Visva-Bharati University Alumni
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Amartya Kumar Sen is a Bangladeshi-born Indian economist and philosopher, who since 1972 has taught and worked in the United Kingdom and the United States. He has made contributions to welfare economics, social choice theory, economic and social justice, economic theories of famines, and indexes of the measure of well-being of citizens of developing countries. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1998 and Bharat Ratna in 1999 for his work in welfare economics. He was also awarded the inaugural Charleston-EFG John Maynard Keynes Prize in recognition of his work on welfare economics in February 2015 during a reception at the Royal Academy in the UK. He is currently ...more

Age: 84

Birthplace: Santiniketan, India

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Satyajit Ray is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Visva-Bharati University Alumni
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Satyajit Ray was an Indian filmmaker. He is considered as one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century. Ray was born in the city of Calcutta into a Bengali family prominent in the world of arts and literature. Starting his career as a commercial artist, Ray was drawn into independent filmmaking after meeting French filmmaker Jean Renoir and viewing Vittorio De Sica's Italian neorealist 1948 film Bicycle Thieves during a visit to London. Ray directed 36 films, including feature films, documentaries and shorts. He was also a fiction writer, publisher, illustrator, calligrapher, music composer, graphic designer and film critic. He authored several short stories and novels, primarily aimed ...more

Age: Died at 71 (1921-1992)

Birthplace: Kolkata, India

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#64 on The Greatest Auteurs in Film History

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Kanika Banerjee


Kanika Banerjee was an Indian Rabindra Sangeet singer. ...more

Age: Died at 76 (1924-2000)

Birthplace: Sonamukhi, India