Mahatma Gandhi's patient battle with General JC Smuts, the colonial secretary of Transvaal in 1907, helped pass the Indians' Relief Bill in 1914. This was a major triumph for Indians living in a land full of racial overtones
Atal Behari Vajpayee, a founder of the BJP, was a rightist by ideology, but at the same time, as a parliamentarian, minister and prime minister, he never stopped interacting with others, writes D. Raja.
At a prayer meeting organised at 'Veer Bhumi', the memorial of Rajiv Gandhi, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also paid homage along with other family members.
Reddy's limited physical mobility due to polio never deterred him from achieving political heights and he served as a Lok Sabha MP for five terms, as a member of Rajya Sabha for two terms and was a four-term MLA.