The British had the gall to call Robert Clive 'Clive of India' as if he belonged to the country, when all he really did was to ensure that much of the country belonged to him.
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Rukmini Devi Arundale, famed danseuse and founder of Kalakshetra, turned down an offer to become the President of India in 1977 because she would not have been able to walk barefoot in the corridors of the Rashtrapathi Bhavan and could not bear security guards.
Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini used Hindi as his pen name when he composed ghazals. His grandfather, Seyyed Ahmad Musavi Hindi, emigrated from India to Khomein in Iran in the 1830s.
Telangana's claim for statehood hinged on what it believed were violations of the Gentlemen's Agreement of Andhra Pradesh, an agreement signed between the leaders of Andhra and Telangana in 1956.
The last viceroy (and governor-general) of (British) India was Mountbatten. The first governor-general (but not viceroy) of (Union of) India was also Mountbatten while the last was C. Rajagopalachari.
The analysis of the histories of the almost 200 countries in the world found only 22 which have never experienced an invasion by the British.
The longest speech ever given to the UN was delivered in 1957 by V.K. Krishna Menon, who filibustered for nearly eight hours while defending India's position on Kashmir.