50 More Unbelievable and Amazing Facts About India-Part 4

In keeping with our tradition of fast facts, here are 50 More Unbelievable and Amazing Facts About India-Part 4. You can read the other three parts here, part 1, part 2, part 3


Dr. Shrikant Jichkar-Unbelievable and Amazing Facts About India

1. The record for most qualified person in India was held by a politician Dr. Shrikant Jichkar(pictured above). He was an ex-IAS&IPS, doctor, painter, pro photographer, actor, active ham radio operator and youngest MLA at 25, who once held 14 portfolios. He had 20 degrees, won 28 gold medals & had a library of 52,000 books.

2. Dr. Subhash Mukhopadhyay was the unsung hero of IVF (in vitro fertilisation), who pioneered India’s first test tube baby in 1978, but was not recognized by the then Indian medical fraternity, and committed suicide three years later due to depression.

3. Mother Teresa is said to be a saint, but very little do people know that she withheld pain alleviating medicines from the terminally ill patients stating: “There is something beautiful in seeing the poor accept their lot, to suffer it like Christ’s Passion. The world gains much from their suffering.”

4. Mother Teresa supported the imposition of Emergency with the words, “People are happier. There are more jobs. There are no strikes.”

5. Mayawati, head of the Bahujan Samaj Party has penned down the name of her successor in a sealed packet and left it in the safe custody of two of her close confidantes. The name of the successor will be disclosed on her death.

6. India’s youngest serial killer was 8 years old.

7. A.P.J Abdul Kalam asked for ways to eliminate terrorism on Yahoo Answers (as President of India) seven years ago.

8. Muhammed Ghori in his first expedition against India suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of queen Naikidevi of Gujarat.

9. Virji Vora was a Gujarati businessman in 1600s, who regularly loaned money to East India Company to keep it afloat and was later bankrupted by Shivaji, who raided and looted all his wares.

10. On her path to building a career, Anandi Gopal Joshi was asked on numerous occasions to convert to Christianity for help with acquiring education, but she refused and went on to become the first Indian woman to obtain a degree through training in Western medicine in 1886.

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