Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya
Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya (September 20, 1911 - June 2, 1990) was born
in Anvalkheda (Dist. Agra).He is the spiritual head and founder of All World Gayatri Pariwar,
which has its headquarters at Shantikunj, Haridwar.
He was a great social reformer, a prominent philosopher and a visionary .
Abul Fazal was born in Agra on January 14, 1551. Abul Fazal was the most prominent
minister of the mughal Emperor Akbar . He was one of the famous "Navratan" or nine jewels of Akbar's court.
As a great scholar,he wrote the official history of Akbar's reign, known as Akbar Nama comprising three volumes.
He also translated many great books into Persian including the Bible.
Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib
Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib was born in Agra on December 27, 1797.
He is considered to be the brightest star shining in the sky of Urdu and Persian poetry.
Diwan-i-Ghalib is the most known book of Urdu poetry till today.
Mir Taqi Mir
Mir Taqi Mir(1723 - 1810) was born in Agra (then called Akbarabad) as Muhammad Taqi .
His pen name was Mir.He was the leading Urdu poet of the 18th century, and one of the pioneers who gave shape to
the Urdu language itself.
He,along with Zauq and Ghalib form the very basis of Urdu poetry in the 18th century.
Often called as Khuda-e-sukhan (god of poetry).
Motilal Nehru (6 May 1861 - 6 February 1931) ,born in Agra, was the president of Indian National Congress twice.
He was a leading lawyer and a freedom fighter .
Gave birth to the famous Nehru-Gandhi dynasty which saw 3 prime ministers of India.
Rajendra Yadav , born in Agra on August 28, 1929 is a Hindi fiction writer, and a
pioneer of the Hindi literary movement known as Nayi Kahani.
He completed his MA in Hindi at Agra University in 1951.
He edits the literary magazine HANS, which was founded by Munshi Premchand .
Nimmi was a popular Indian actress in the 1950s and early 1960s in Hindi films.
Originally named Nawab Banoo,she was born in Agra.
She worked with top heroes like Raj Kapoor (in Bhanwara), and Dev Anand (in Sazaa, Aandhiyan)
and Dilip Kumar(in Deedar and Daag )