During the history of politics and the Indian independence movement Mangal Pandey,
Nana Sahib Peshwa, Rani Laxmibai Tatya Tope, Baikuntha Shukla, Chandrashekar Azad,and
others were at the forefront of the struggle for freedom and later Indian politics.
Shree Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India and Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan,
the first Vice President of India, were coming from Brahmins Community. Shree Indira
Gandhi, Morarji Desai, P.V. Narasimha Rao and Atal Behari Vajpayee were also coming
from Brahmin Community.
In sports,Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri, Saurav Ganguly, Anil Kumble,
Rohit Sharma,Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, and many more the world chess champion Vishwanathan
Anand.All are Brahmins.
Brahmin saints include Adi Shankaracharya, Dnyaneshwar, A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami
Prabhupada, Ramakrishna Paramhansa, and Ramana Maharshi. Modern business leaders
founder of Infosys, N.R.Narayana Murthy, Several notable names in Indian classical
music belong to the Brahmin community, such as Bhimsen Joshi, Pandit Ravi Shankar,
M. S. Subbulakshmi, Veena Doreswamy Iyengar, Mangalampalli Balamurali Krishna (popularly
Dr. Balamurali Krishna), Pandit Jasraj, Shivkumar Sharma etc. All are Brahmins.