Left-handers are looked upon as people with creative intellect. Well but how many of you know that there is a special day dedicated to these people? Yes, August 13 is celebrated as the International Left-Handers’ Day across the world. Here are the top 15 famous Indians who are a part of this esteemed legacy.
1. Narendra Modi
One of the most famous left-handed leaders of the world is Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India. Undoubtedly, as the saying goes, he is considered to be one of the most dynamic personalities to grace the international platform ever.
2. Amitabh Bachchan
Almost all Bachchan fans know that the senior Bachchan is a left-hander and it is quite evident in the stylish way he acts on the screen. But very few people know that he is equally proficient with the right hand. Also, his son Abhishek Bachchan is a left-hander.
3. Ratan Tata
A big-time industrialist who has represented the growth wagon of the country since more than a couple of decades is also a left-hander.
4. Sachin Tendulkar
Well, this can be quite confusing to many cricket fans who have seen the “God of Indian cricket” score centuries with a right hand. Although Sachin Tendulkar is a right-handed batsman, he is one of the top cricketing legends who is left-handed. Others from the cricketing world who are a part of the list include Saurav Ganguly, Irfan Pathan, Yuvraj Singh, and Zaheer Khan.
5. Mark Zuckerberg
This American technology entrepreneur is the co-founder of Facebook as well as its chief executive officer and chairman. The left-handed philanthropist has also co-founded Breakthrough Starshot, a solar sail spacecraft development project.
6. Walt Disney
The greatest American animator, voice actor, entrepreneur, and film producer was a left-hander. He pioneered the American animation industry and introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. He has won the maximum Academy Awards as a producer.
7. Mahatma Gandhi
The Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi was also a left-handed man who with just a stick in his hand performed Satyagraha and started non-violence movement in India and ensured a free India.
The Thalaiva of South Indian cinema is also left-handed. His rise from being a bus conductor in Bangalore Bus Transport to a Tamilian superstar has been simply phenomenal.
9. Asha Bhosle
Legendary Indian singer Asha Bhosle is also a left-handed person. She holds the Guinness record of singing a maximum number of songs in the world.
10. Laxmi Mittal
Another famous left-hander is the Indian born steel magnate, Laxmi Mittal who is now based in the UK. He is currently the CEO and chairman of the largest steelmaking company in the world, ArcelorMittal.
11. Ajit Wadekar
The former Indian cricket captain and coach was also a left-hander. Under his captainship, India won its first test match overseas in England.
12. Albert Einstein
One of the most intelligent men ever to have walked upon this planet, Albert Einstein was a left-handed person. He was a German-born theoretical physicist mostly remembered for his theory of relativity which today is considered one of the pillars of modern physics.
13. Charlie Chaplin
The English filmmaker, comic actor, and composer was a superstar of the silent film era. The left-handed legend became a global icon through his epic projection of screen persona “The Tramp’ that gave new dynamics to the way characters were presented on the screen in those days.
14. Rani Laxmibai
One of the most important parts of the 1857 uprising that started freedom movement of India, Rani Laxmibai is till date revered as the bravest fighter of the independence era. She was also a left-hander
15. Mary Kom
The Indian Olympic boxer is the only woman to win World Amateur Boxing champion for a record six times. The Manipuri left-handed boxer is also the only woman boxer who has won a medal in all of the seven world championships.