Indian Newsmakers for the year 2021, 2021 famous Indian names

Indian news makers, 2021 prominent indians

Prominent Indian Newsmakers, famous Indians who made it to news headlines in year 2021


Sanjeet Kumar won the gold medal in 91kg final Asian Elite Boxing Championships held in Dubai. He beat Vassiliy Levit, 2016 Rio Olympics silver medalist of Kazakhstan.



Indian high jumper Tejaswin Shankar won the gold medal at the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships held in Manhattan, United States.



Soumya Santosh, from Kerala, working as a caregiver nurse was killed in the Israeli coastal city of Ashkelon during the on going war between Israel and Palestine.



Veteran Tamil actor and environmentalist Vivek passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest. Vivek was known for his comic roles with a message to society.



Legendary actor Rajinikanth is honoured with India's highest film honour; Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his stupendous contribution to Indian cinema.


Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia takes the gold in the world wrestling championship held in Rome. With the win, Bajrang gained the world No. 1 ranking in the 65kg category.



Dr Swati Mohan was in news for successfully landing NASA's Perseverance Rover on Mars. She is the Operations Lead at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.



Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, became the first spinner in over 100 years of Test cricket to create a record of bowling out a batsman off the very first ball of an innings.



Bhavya Lal, Indian-American appointed as NASA’s acting chief of staff. She will handle the day-to-day operations at headquarters and will work on shaping the strategic direction of the space agency.



The all ladies crew of Capt Zoya Aggarwal, Capt Papagari Thanmai, Capt Akansha Sonaware & Capt Shivani Manhas created history by flying over North Pole from San Francisco to Bengaluru in a direct non-stop flight.



Adar Poonawalla, CEO of Serum Institute of India which produces Oxford COVID-19 vaccine was in the news for his announcement of vaccinations to healthcare workers, elderly people and to general public.


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