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Sabu (Still from "The Thief of Baghdad") (Source: allstarpics (Sabu gallery))
Have you heard of Mysore-born Sabu who, at one point in time, was one of the richest actors in Hollywood?
Notice outlining the history of the Barog Tunnel (Source: Wikipedia (Notice at Barog Tunnel Entrance))
What does this picturesque village in Himachal Pradesh have in common with a British engineer?
Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor (Source: NASA (International Space Station Imagery))
This Malaysian surgeon and astronaut has a curious link to India.
Jacqueline Kennedy (White House) (Source: Wikipedia (Jacqueline Kennedy))
Jackie Kennedy travelled (sans JFK) to India & Pakistan in 1962
Radhanath Sikdar (pre 1870) (Source: Wikipedia (Radhanath Sikdar))
In 2004, the Department of Posts released a stamp featuring Radhanath Sikdar. Who was he and why are his two feet still being talked about?
Lal Bihari "Mritak" (Source: India Today (The Living Dead))
What prompted this farmer from UP to form the Uttar Pradesh Mritak Sangh & led to him winning the 2003 Ig Nobel Prize for Peace?

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Beer and the Butcher

Reginald Dyer, the Butcher of Amritsar, of Jallianwala Bagh infamy, was the youngest son of one Edward Dyer, the man often credited with establishing India's first successful brewery at Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh. It would eventually become Mohan Meakin Breweries.

Bahadur and Ella

The person credited with discovering legendary jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald was a Bardu Ali, his name a corruption of Bahad(o)ur Ali. He was the son of a peddler from Bengal who had settled in New Orleans at the turn of the 20th century.