The Brazilian football leagues feature a player named Mahatma Gandhi Heberpio Mattos Pires, often just known as Mahatma. He is appropriately not an attacker but a defender.
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The city of Melbourne in Australia has a suburb named Travancore (anglicisation of Tiruvitāṅkūr) whose streets are also Indian-themed with names such as Lucknow St., Baroda St., Madura St., and Mangalore St.
There is a village in Kerala named Areacode. Its area code is 0483 (for Malappuram).
In 1965, an American combined a black American Shorthairs with a sable Burmese to create a new breed of cat which she named Bombay. Bombays are sleek and muscular with shiny midnight-black coats.
After his first glimpse of Nanda Devi in 1948, the American mountaineering pioneer, Willi Unsoeld, dreamt of having a daughter named after the peak. 28 years later, his daughter, Nanda Devi Unsoeld, perished while climbing her namesake.
There is a tribe named Anal in Manipur who speak the Anal language.
Rajiv Gandhi's cabinet was also known as the Doon Cabinet due to the presence of many of his fellow Doon School alumni (Doscoes).
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's nickname in the American media was "the giggling guru". He was given this epithet after he was seen giggling frequently on the Johnny Carson Show in 1969.
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